Kyosho’s 1/8th scale wizard Yuichi Kanai has released first information on the forthcoming short wing mount for the MP9 buggy. Thanks to two different wing mounting plates the wing mount allows to use three mounting positions; standard kit, standard kit height but 9mm more forward as well as third position 9mm more forward and 5mm lower than standard. The height and position of the wing has direct influence on the rear traction available and is a fine tuning tool to adapt the buggy’s jumping characteristics also.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Coming soon from Kyosho is the 1/10th scale Mad Bug VE ReadySet off-road buggy. The shaft driven 4WD vehicle can handle just about any type of rough terrain thanks to its large 100mm diameter tyres on inch up wheels and the aluminium oil shocks. The bathtub chassis is equipped with a heavy-duty suspension, slipper clutch and metal diff gears in the high durability drive train that can take plenty of punishment from hard driving. Included with the factory assembled kit comes a genuine Team Orion Neon One 2400kv brushless motor, a Team Orion R10 One speed controller and a waterproof high torque steering servo. The set is rounded out by a 1800mAh NiMH battery pack, a wall charger and your choice of a blue or white bodyshell.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Kyosho America have released this new line of t-shirts to help you show your loyalty to the Japanese brand. The new KFade tee comes in 3 colours, red, black and white and sports the Kyosho logo on the front with the title World Champions over a fading Kyosho K logo while on the lower back the K logo is placed large on the right side. There is also a new black tee from the Peak Racing brand which follows a similar front design with the main logo repeated on the back just below the neck. Available in a large range of sizes.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Yesterday we brought you preview images of forthcoming option parts for Kyosho’s MP9 line of buggies and today Kyosho America have more definite information available. First up are new hard front suspension arms to compliment the hard rear arms that are optional on the MP9. The arms feature a stronger material that is especially useful when running in hotter temperatures or climates. These conditions tend to make standard molded parts a little flexible, and these arms are specifically designed to avoid too much flex in high heat. They are not recommended for running in temperatures below 20°C or 70°F.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai is currently testing some updated parts for the MP9 buggy platform on the form of harder compound front lower A-arms and a stiffer servo saver spring. The A-arms are meant to improve the stability of the car, meaning it tracks better while offering a more neutral feeling at the same time. The updated servo saver spring will also add to the feel of the car by offering improved precision on high-bite surfaces. Yuichi states that using the reinforced spring requires the use of a high-quality steering servo with ultra-robust gears. It is understood that the spring, once it hits the market, will come with a hex-type adjustment nut for easier spring pre-load adjustment. We have no information yet about a release date of the parts yet but we keep you up to date.
Friday, August 1, 2014
UK carbon fibre and brass specialists RudeBits introduce new option parts for the Kyosho ZX6 4WD buggy. First up is a carbon fibre chassis separator and stiffener. The part adds rigidity to the chassis when running on high bite surfaces and it is also available as a brass part to add 32g of weight when conditions call for it. Also new are carbon fibre saddle pack and shorty battery straps that are made to replace the stock composite parts. All parts are available now.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Following the weight reduction kits for Team Associated B5 and TLR 22 vehicles, ST Racing Concepts now also have nuts & bolts kits for several Kyosho 1/10th scale off-road buggies and trucks available. The kits include titanium screws that are coming in at about half the weight of their steel counter parts while the supplied aluminium lock-nuts are less than half the weight of the steel ones, virtually cutting the weight of the vehicle’s hardware in half. The hardware kits are available for the RB6, RT6, SC6, SC-R and ZX-6 with the 2WD packs including screws for both mod and rear motor configuration.
Source: STRC [teamstrc.com]
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Kyosho America announce the addition of Matt Chambers to their factory race team. Matt is very well known for his 1/10 electric off-road racing skills where he has made countless A-Main’s throughout his racing career. Along with Chambers’ impressive speed on the track, he is also recognized as being one of the most hardworking and helpful racers off the track. Matt will make his Kyosho debut next week at the 17th Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout in Saugus, California and he has the following to say about the deal:
I am extremely excited to be joining Kyosho America! I have always respected Kyosho’s high quality cars, engineering, and innovations. I am thrilled to be a part of such a strong racing heritage and can’t wait to make my own contributions to the team.
Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]
Wednesday, July 9, 2014