Along with Team Orion on the Kyosho stand is Reckward Tuning, who have some new products including a new line of bodyshells for on road gas cars. Above is the new Lola 1/8th scale called the Expert 8, which follows a conventional shape but unlike the latest generation of 1/8th shells it doesn’t feature the channels above the front lights. Also on the stand is a new 200mm touring car shell based on the Dodge Stratus, as well as the company’s previously released Symbio truggy shell. We will be back tomorrow to be shown a number of new optional parts that are available from RT for a variety of different cars.
Reckward Tuning have released the second version of their unique looking Symbio truggy body shell, suitable for the Mugen MBX-5T or Jammin X1-CRT. Made from 1mm thick high quality polycarbonate, the outer contour comes pre cut, while the rear of the shell has a R-Line diffuser for that aggressive look. Supplied with Symbio decals and window masks, refueling is possible with all fuel guns on the market through the front window.
Reckward Tuning have announced the release of 2 new products starting with this 32mm Speed 2.5 aluminium clutch system. Designed using experience that has won 4 German National titles, Reckward Tuning have supplied there race proven clutch with new aluminium clutch shoes that have been optimised for use in the HoBao Hyper 8.5. Also new from RT is a 38mm clutch that features carbon clutch shoes, making it a perfect choice for use in any ready to run gas car.
Vita Tuning from Germany has created this handy clutch assembly and disassembly tool, and will be made available under the All Mod and Reckward Tuning brand names. Designed to work with the Speed 2.5 buggy clutch and Speed 2.5/28 truggy clutch, the tool helps the user mount the shoes by making it simple to pop the shoe springs into place. This is done by putting the shoe onto the flywheel pin, place the tool over the end of the crankshaft and turning it anti-clockwise, while pushing, to remove them again just do the same but pull.
Following on from the release of the Symbio truggy body from Reckward Tuning, comes the latest Symbio shell, this time for the Losi 8ight buggy. The body has been made from 1mm thick, high quality, polycarbonate and comes pre cut with the base, tank cap, engine position and antenna all milled out. The front end sports a separate nose piece, while the rear of the shell has a double diffuser and the shell is supplied with Symbio decals and window masks.
We wrote about the new Symbio body shell from RMV back in the beginning of August when it was spotted at the NRW-Cup in Dormagen. Well the T1 version of this shell is now available to buy and is suitable for the Kyosho ST-RR, Xray XT8, Robitronic Mantis long and other similar cars, while in November RMV plan to launch the T2 version which features some adjustments to mounting positions and will be suitable for the Mugen MBX-5T and Jammin X1 CRT.
Last weekend at the NRW-Cup in Dormagen, Thorsten Wedemeyer photographed the Reckward brothers testing this new truggy body shell called the Symbio. Fitted on 2 long wheelbase Kyosho ST-R’s, but suitable for a number of different chassis’, the new body was still being tested by RMV and when completed will look slightly different to those in the pictures. The main stand out feature is the rear air scoops which channel airflow to the rear wing, presumably helping with balance while in flight.