Japanese CRC distributors Kimihiko Yano have introduced a special Japan Edition of the CRC Carpet Knife Twenty5 1/12th scale pan car. The CK25J kit is available with a carbon or aluminium chassis, it comes with a matching lower pod plate, a new carbon fibre sliding servo mount plate as well as the light weight carbon fibre X Brace. The car will use a longer wheelbase than the standard US version that allows to run long Xray side links while the servo mount plate utilises KO Propo or Sanwa servos. In addition the distance between the centre pivot and the rear axle was shortened to improve rear traction which is further helped by the new X Brace. Features such as the LCG sliding motor mount, the new-design front bumper and the balanced double-clamping left wheel hub were taken over from the popular US version.
Japanese CRC distributors Kimihiko-Yano.net have introduced an aluminium chassis for the CRC Xti-WC 1/12th scale pan car. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming black anodised and with silver chamfered edges the chassis is about 20g heavier than the standard carbon fibre chassis for an overall lower centre of gravity. This and the increased stiffness will result in improved performance especially on high-bite surfaces with the chassis having already proved its capabilities by taking the TQ and win at this year’s All Japan Championships in the hands of Hayato Ishioka.
Japanese brand Kimihiko-yano.net have introduced their all-new Blackhawk touch screen DC charger. The multi-chemistry charger is of very compact 102x120x46mm dimensions and it offers up to 20A charge and discharge current. The large LCD screen helps to monitor all of the important parameters with current and voltage can be displayed as a graph if desired. Furthermore the charger offers an internal balancer, 20 memory slots for individual battery setups as well as internal resistance measurement. On top of this the charger allows to charge the latest generation of high-voltage Lithium-Polymer batteries thanks to a Li-HV mode. The device is housed in a black aluminium case and it comes with a touch screen pen and an assortment of adapter wires.