Kawada, the company that brought you the M300 RSX 1/12th scale chassis, have announced that they will be showing these new larger diameter wheels for the first time at next weeks Shizuoka Hobby show. Made to fit their 1/12th scale, the new profile (on the front wheel at least) looks similar to that from the Kyosho Evolva 1/8th scale wheel design, with the rear wheel also having the same profile. Kawada are also hinting at a new electric touring car to be shown for the first time at the same show, showing only a heavily pixelated CAD image, ahead of its official unveiling next week.
Our friends at oOple have done another excellent review, this time of the new Gomurph bodyshell from Japanese company Team Azarashi. Only oOple could make an interesting review from a piece of Lexan, with lots of pictures as well as tips on how to mount it to the Kyosho ZX-5.
Also from oOple is another, more detailed, build review of the new Tamiya DF-03 Keen Hawk, which you can check out here.
I think its safe to say now that the deal between CRF and Kyosho, that we exclusively revealed a week ago, is on. We have already shown you the first pictures of the CRF .12 engine that will be sold by Kyosho, and now in the build up to next weeks Shizuoka Hobby show in Japan, Kyosho have released official promotional photos of their V-One-RRR Evo which show the new engine mounted in the car (above). Also shown on the same page on the company’s website are some small pictures showing the crankshaft and liner of the new engine, which looks identical to the current Team Orion CRF motor.
CEN Racing have been in touch to let us now that they are introducing a new motor for the RTR version of their Matrix TR Arena. This new .28 motor has been manufactured by SH Engines to CENâ€™s specification and reportedly pumps out 3.6 horsepower @ 28000 RPM. Available now in all current RTRs.
Yesterday our partners, RC Infos, showed us some close up pictures that they had taken at the EC B’s in Roeselare, of the winning Serpent 720 of Alessio Mazzeo. Today as a follow up they have added 2 more picture sets from the same event, first off showing the Mugen MTX4 of event runner up Erik Dankel, which you can see is also pretty much standard, with only some small optional parts added such as the alu receiver box and alu servo horn. Walti Beat, the 4th placed qualifer and eventual 5th placed finisher, drove the new Xray NT1 (above) and his car was also pretty much standard, albeit nice and neat.
Owners of the Team Losi Micro-T, are spoilt for choice today following, firstly, the release of lots of new optionals from Atomic RC and now even more option parts to choose from, this time from Hong Kong based 3Racing. All the 3Racing parts have been machined and then blue anodised and include a new aluminum front lower wishbone, new front and rear shock towers, a really cool looking motor guard, an even sweeter looking gear dust cover as well as new front bulkhead, with additional mounting holes to adjust toe, and a new front C-hub system.
We have covered quite some products from Atomic RC in the past and now we have even more products from the Japanese company, this time for the Losi Micro-T. Available in 3 colours, orange, silver and black, Atomic RC have produced new lower front and rear wishbones, made from machined aluminium, as well as new front upper camber linkages, also from aluminium, and finally toe in linkages for 0, 1 & 2 degrees toe.
Japanese firm, G-Style, have released these 2 new carbon shock towers for the both the front and rear of the Yokomo MR4-BX off road electric buggy. Made from 4mm thick carbon fiber, these new towers are stronger than the standard 3.5mm version and with the addition of extra shock mounting and track rod holes, these new towers also allow for more tuning possibilities.