February 5, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – S-Workz

S-Workz S350 BK1 pro spec buggy

S-Workz, a new company who we have covered in the past is displaying their all new S350 BK1 1/8th scale buggy and it looks very nice. Looking fully optional, the pro spec buggy is a mixture of carbon and red anodised aluminium, with the shock towers made from 7075 aluminium. The chassis is also anodised and features a 10 degree rear kick up and with a front bumper with integrated front chassis protector. The engine is mounted at a 6 degree angle for bringing the weight closer to the centre line and the lower suspension brackets are all aluminium with the exception of rear most bracket.

S-Workz S350 BK1 pro spec buggy

A few neat features is the dual level radio and battery box that sees a top compartment for the lightweight RX while the lower half of the hinged box sports space for the RX pack. Also on the AMB PT transponder holder there is a support for the cable which helps prevent damage and wear while next to it on the side plate there is a space for mounting up to 60grams which enable you to balance the car from left to right. On the throttle lever there is two screws that when removed allow the radio plate and all electronics to be easily taken out of the car. S-Workz were also showing the RTR version of the S350 BK1, which when released will have aluminium in place of carbon and in some cases plastic in place of aluminium when compared to the pro kit. The car will come fully assembled with 2.4ghz radio system and will have two versions, one with pullstart and one with starter box.

S-Power S7 .21 tuned engine

Also making their debut at the fair is their line of S-Power .21 motors. Made in Japan the S7 and cheaper S3 are 3 port buggy engines that both feature a low centre of gravity cooling head that sees 3 fins come down over the top of the crankcase to improved cooling. The S7 comes with black anodised casing and carburetor, as well as head, ceramic main bearing, hard coated crankshaft and adjustable venturis with the standard being 6.5mm.

S-Workz Flywheel

Finally there was their new saw shaped flywheel that has blade like shaping to help cool the engine. Tests have shown that running this new part will reduce the engine running temperature by up to 5%, but just don’t try and stop it with your finger.


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