Kyosho have introduced their new SP brake pads for kits such as the R4Evo, R4s, FW-06 and GT2. The pre-assembled brake pads are built using a high-grade fibre material for increased braking power and fade-free consistency and due to being pre-glued to the metal carrier they are also more durable and reliable.
Coming from T-Works and made for Kyosho MP9 based kits such as the TKI4, TKI3, MP9E and GT3 is a set of aluminium servo saver shafts. The steering posts are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and come hard-anodised for wear. Using the items over the standard steel posts will reduce overall weight and creates a slightly different weight distribution.
New from Flash Point R/C are 16mm shock bladder that are compatible with most major brands including Mugen Seiki, Kyosho, Xray, TLR, and Serpent. The volume compensators feature a reinforced web design that allow the bladder to hold their shape in the most extreme conditions. This will provide more consistent handling help improve the stability when landing large jumps.
Coming from T-Works and made for Kyosho’s MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 kits are new brass and aluminium +0.5 degree toe-in RR suspension blocks. Increasing the rear A-arm’s toe-in angle compared to the standard setting, using the block can be beneficial in certain track conditions. The item is available in heavy brass or lightweight alloy specification to fine-tune the buggy’s weight distribution and both feature a black surface coating and etched markings for wear and looks.
T-Works have introduced new aluminium wheel hubs for Kyosho’s MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 buggies. Available is a 4-piece set of standard offset hubs as well as a 2-piece set of +1mm offset hubs with the latter increasing the vehicle’s track width for improved stability. All parts are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they come black anodised for wear and with laser-etched markings for easy identification.
Coming from GL Racing is their new 3500kV HT brushless motor for 1/28th micro cars. Somewhere in the middle of kV ratings for a micro-size motor the power plant will offer linear power control, high efficiency and lots of torque for smaller circuits. The 15mm diameter motor uses dual Japanese-made ball bearings and it fits Kyosho’s Mini-Z VE cars as fellas many other 1/28th scale cars on the market.
Kyosho, beside Tamiya, are another big player that lacks to present ground breaking new kits at this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show, however a couple of new items are on show such as an exquisitely looking NSX GT3 body shell for 200mm cars or the refurbished and already introduced Inferno Neo 3.0 1/8th nitro off-road buggy. Apart from that Kyosho are celebrating their hugely popular Mini-Z micro cars, that are around for nearly 20 years now, with several new body shell variants.
Beat1Racing from Japan have introduced their new 7.4V 2S LiPo receiver battery pack specially made for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 buggies as well as the GT3 on-road car. The battery measures 51x35x29mm and it weighs in at 95g. The high-capacity 2500mAh cells make for long run times and the pack comes pre-soldered with a 100mm universal-type receiver lead and 40mm XH balancer wire.