Kyosho have introduced the Mini-Z MR-03VE Pro MM2 chassis set. With its performance defining midship motor mount, new MM2 motor case allows the longer (94mm) wheelbase to be used. The existing MM motor case design can be used with the LL/98mm, 3L/102mm and 4L/106mm wheelbases, but the new MM2 motor case can be used with L, LL and 3L wheelbases. Also, compared to the existing RM motor case, mass balance is optimised to improve cornering performance and minimise tipping due to high side on hybrid surfaces. These performance features provide a huge advantage in the JSCC class with the narrow body required by the regulations. In addition, axle adjustment spacers allow changes to the rear axle shaft height and together with the new plastic friction shock, precision setting according to road surface conditions are possible. The kit, that comes without tyres, wheels and bodyshell, utilises the MHS2.4GHz system, which is usable with the optional KO Propo-made Synchro EX-6 transmitter, making for ultra-fast response.
JConcepts have introduced the Aero front wings for the Kyosho RB6 and RB6.6. Front wings are not a new concept, however, they are new to the latest generation of mid-motor vehicles and demanding high-speed and grippy circuits. The latest vehicle to receive JCs “Aero” treatment is Kyosho’s RB6 line of vehicles with the wings being available in a wide and narrow variant, allowing for different aerodynamic setups while the fine-tuning can executed by adjusting the trim-able rear gurney section. Cut lines are included for easy trimming while triple wing mount dimples are included for a bolt-on fit to the popular Kyosho series of vehicles. The wings come in two piece packages including either a pair of wide or narrow wings.
Coming from Azarashi and made for the Kyosho Optima 2016 are front and rear CVD driveshafts. Constructed from high-quality spring steel and being of a rebuildable design the driveshafts also use C-clip drive pin retainers for improved durability and security. The 61mm driveshafts are sold as pairs and they are usable both in the front and the rear of Kyosho’s re-release buggy.
Kyosho have expanded their range of optional parts for the Optima 2016 re-release 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. First up is a CNC-machined aluminium motor plate. The part is of a greatly updated design compared to the stock motor plate as it offers a heatsink design that will reduce the motor temperatures while the gun metal anodising improves the visual appearance compared to the standard silver alloy part.
Coming from T-Works and made for Kyosho’s Optima re-release buggy is a gold-plated steel screw set. It includes a total of 90 countersunk, button head and cap head fasteners to add some bling to Kyosho’s iconic 1/10th 4WD buggy without compromising strength.
Italian company 7075.it have introduced new option parts for the Mugen MBX7R and the Kyosho MP9. Starting with the Mugen-related part, new comes a hard 7075 aluminium chassis. Precision machined the main chassis plate is a direct replacement and it features a black anodised hard surface and laser-etched 7075.it markings. As for the Kyosho MP9 related part, 7075 offers a new front shock tower and upper arms holder set both of which are of +2mm specification, meaning the upper arm shafts sit 2mm higher than standard for an updated front end geometry. Both the tower and upper arm mount are machined from aircraft-grade 7075 material and they come hard anodised and laser-etched. Also available is a full set including two different height front shock towers both of which are of +2mm specifications.
X Factory have introduced their new Infinity carbon idler shafts for the RB5 and RB6 line of 1/10th 2WD vehicles. The shafts are exactly 5mm in diameter and they replace the somewhat undersized original parts that can lead to idler gear failures due to the bearings wobbling on the shaft. The Infinity items are made from high-quality carbon material and they are of a hollow design, making for slight weight savings.
RC-Aurora have introduced a multi-functional gauge to determine the rim offset and motor pinion size of Mini-Z cars. Made from carbon fibre the tool helps to measure the wheel offset and it also does away with the need to tooth count pinion gears as four different grids allow to measure the pinion gear size of popular mini-size cars such as the ones from Kyosho and Atomic/AMZ. Printed graphics help to easily read the different settings and at 32x130mm the gauge is also easy to carry and store.