The Kyosho Fazer VE-X Lancer Evolution RTR kit is based on the popular Fazer shaft-driven 4WD entry-level chassis and it features a sturdy tub chassis frame, permanent all-wheel drive, full ball bearings and grippy rally tread tyres. The car is powered by a waterproof Team Orion brushless system and it comes factory assembled including a waterproof KS-204WP steering servo. The set is rounded out by a 2.4GHz radio system, a 1800mAh Team Orion Rocket Pack NiMH battery, a wall charger and a pre-painted bodyshell in red or white colour.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Kyosho introduce two new bodyshell variants for the Fazer VE entry level 4WD touring car chassis. Coming as Spyder Silver or Weissach Package both cars make use of the popular shaft-driven Fazer chassis with sturdy fixed length suspension components, metal gear differentials, sealed receiver box and grippy racing tyres. The pre-assembled cars come including a waterproof high-torque steering servo, waterproof Team Orion R10 One brushless speed controller and Team Orion Neon One brushless motor as well as a 2.4GHz FHSS pistol grip radio, a Team Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery pack and suitable wall charger. The package is topped off by your choice of a silver Spyder or white/red Weissach Package 918 bodyshell.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Schelle Racing Innovations have a bunch of new products available in the form of 3/32″ diff ball and ceramic thrust sets as well as Schelle-branded UpGrade RC chassis protectors. Starting with the 3/32″ ball and thrust combo, the set is made to upgrade the diff in Team Associated and TLR buggies or trucks. The tungsten carbide high precision balls are ultra-precise, to the smooth feeling diff like a ceramic diff ball, but with the perfect hardness and ease of setting that comes with a tungsten carbide diff ball. The included ceramic caged thrust bearing gives the diff maximum smoothness and it is easy to build. The 6 caged ceramic balls run on a hardened, grooved ring which is perfect for the massive clamping force inside the thrust assembly. The set is available with 14 balls for the B5 and 2WD 22 series and as 12 ball set for the B44.2, B4.2, T4.2, the respective Centro conversions, the SC10.2 and the 22-4.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Kyosho announce the 2-year contract renewal with Elliott Boots through to 2016. Continuing as a full factory driver Elliott, who recently also re-signed his contract with engine sponsor Reds Racing, will attend at the BRCA 1/10th nationals and the 1/8th Rallycross national series, as well as all major international races including Euros and World Championships.
Source: Kyosho [kyoshoeurope.com]
Monday, December 1, 2014
Pro-Line introduce the Bulldog design bodyshell for mid motor racing trucks such as the Kyosho RT6 and the Centro CT4.2 as well as 1/8th Electron buggy tyres. Starting with the body, the mid motor Bulldog is based on the proven rear motor variant and features a new Mohawk down the centre of the roof that improves high-speed stability and adds an aggressive look. The front end geometry has also been reshaped and improved to achieve higher front down force and reduce wheelies that cost precious time. The body comes made from high-quality polycarbonate and it includes window masks and a decal sheet.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Schelle Racing Innovations’ Nova 3-pad slipper clutch is now also available for Kyosho’s RB6 2WD buggy. All parts needed are included in this conversion to race stock or modified buggy with a 69 or 76 tooth Nova spur. Also included is the required Nova aluminium topshaft which will adapt the Kyosho gearbox to a Nova slipper clutch and 5.5mm hex adjustment nut. The Kyosho conversion also includes both types of slipper pads with a tuning guide to help racers learn how to tune the clutch for different conditions from slick to astro turf. The conversion also fits the RT6, SC6 and Ultima SC with the aluminium top shaft also being available separately.
Source: Schelle Racing Innovations [schelleracing.com]
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Coming this December is Kyosho’s re-release Beetle 2WD buggy kit. The 2014 version of Kyosho’s 1983 kit externally may look like the original Beetle with its semi-trailing suspension arms, but the advanced 6061-T6 forged aluminium material delivers futuristic levels of strength, rigidity and durability to cope with the power of modern day electronics. Following the original design, the kit features a new two-piece die-cast aluminium gearbox with differential gears and in addition, the included slipper clutch protects the transmission as well as delivers efficient traction. Precision 48 pitch gears reduce traction pulsation for direct driving control characteristics while the flat under surface of the countersunk chassis has no protruding screw heads for minimal contact resistance and scraping, resulting in higher durability. Stainless shafts combine with aluminium shock bodies on the oil shocks for smooth stroke from top to bottom and running performance worthy of a true racing buggy. Like the original Beetle, the 2014 version is packaged as an unassembled kit, but nearly all tapping screws and nuts have been replaced with the improved lightweight and security of hex screws. Included with the kit also comes a replica bodyshell and period-correct wheels and tyres.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Kyosho soon have three new bodyshell variants of the Mini-Z MR-03 Sports chassis available. Coming as McLaren 12C GT3 2013, Porsche 962C and Aston Martin DB9R, all MR-03S chassis feature a re-designed front suspension geometry, a high-resolution digital servo with coreless motor and an integrated FET speed controller. An optional lighting set improves reality thanks to working head- and brakelights. Included with the cars comes a 2.4GHz Perfex radio system.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014