Coming from Kyosho and made for the V-One R4 series of 1/10th 200mm nitro on-road cars is a rear brass suspension mount. The part is machined from high-quality material, it adds 10g to the most rearward point of the chassis and it comes in a natural finish. Adding weight in the rear part of the chassis will increase traction but can also make the car rotate better. The mount is usable for kits such as the R4 Evo, R4 SP, R4, R4s II and R4s.
Coming from Kyosho and made for the MP9 series of 1/8th nitro off-road buggies is a pair of pre-glued brake pads. The special material of the brake linings and the unique glueing method will result in more consistent braking and less fading during a run. The pads come in pairs and they are usable for the current MP9 TKI4 and also older spec TKI3 and TKI2 buggies.
Following earlier teasers, Kyosho have finally introduced the new Outlaw Rampage Desert Racing Truck. Bringing a new dimension to R/C cars which incorporates real truck components in a 2WD scale truck. With a new chassis designed from the ground up, the underbody features double wishbone suspension on the front with a link system suspension on the rear in combination with the long stroke of high volume aerating oil shocks to deliver a standard of performance worthy of a 2WD trophy truck. Heavy-duty drive system realises high durability and reliability and is designed to handle high loads with its 32-pitch counter gear and diff gear with slipper clutch to manage sudden load changes from landings etc. With a power centre combination consisting of the newly developed ‘G15’ brushed motor and large capacity Vortex WP Brush ESC 45A, the dynamic performance of the Outlaw Rampage is matched by its stunning 1970-80’s trophy truck style with pre-cut and painted body with decals applied.
T-Works have introduced this black hard coated aluminium chassis for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 1/8th buggy. Made from 7075-T6 aluminium the chassis plate has been CNC to reduce weight and comes supplied with a stainless steel rear chassis skid plate.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 are brass weights for the steering knuckles and rear hubs. The parts are designed to wrap around the outer bearing seats and add unsprung weight to the suspension which can be beneficial in certain track conditions. The weights come as pairs in 5g, 10g or 15g specification and for the front or the rear of the buggy. Also available is a combo set that contains a pair or each for all-out tuneability.
Coming from Kyosho is the Inferno GT 2 VE Audi R8 Race Spec 1/8th electric ready-to-run kit. It combines the dynamic performance of the Inferno GT2 Race Spec with easy-to-use electric power for a race-breed GT8e car. While maintaining the full potential of the proven battle power of the Inferno GT2 chassis, the VE incorporates the 4S LiPo battery compatible Team Orion Vortex 8 brushless motor and Vortex R8 ESC as its power core. The high rigidity main chassis is equipped with side guards to strengthen impact resistance and keep dirt out to improve overall reliability and performance. The included 2.4GHz Syncro KT-331P transmitter automatically manages frequency bands and features a high visibility LCD screen and functions such as dual-rate and ABS plus safety features such as a failsafe function. Also included is the high-torque, metal-geared KS-5031-09MW servo for steering authority with the whole package being topped off by a pre-painted Audi R8 GT body shell.
Kyosho have been busy in the last couple of weeks, releasing teasing videos of forthcoming kits, one of which will be the re-release of the iconic Javelin 1/10th 4WD buggy. In a new video the Japanese company now allows a first sight on their “Project 2RSA” that appears to be some sort of a vintage baja truck given the front suspension design and old-school-ish body shell. No other information is available for now beside what is visible in the video.
Kyosho America have released first information and images of the forthcoming Mad Crusher GP nitro and VE electric monster truck RTR kits. Both are based of the proven and lightweight Mad Force chassis with 5-link long stroke suspension and big bore shock absorbers. New scale wheels with high-grip all-terrain tyres make for go-everywhere capabilities and both trucks come equipped with 80’s style ultra scale body shells with chrome-plated grills, bumpers, mirrors and wiper blades. The trucks are set for a release in October.