Xray have announced the upcoming release of their XB2’21 1/10th scale 2WD buggy kit. The next step in the evolution of their XB2 series, we have no details as of yet with regards the updates but we expect to know more in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Losi have introduced a brushless version of their popular 1/18th scale Mini-T 2.0 2WD ready-to-run stadium truck. Previously only the 40th anniversary limited edition came with a brushless motor, but now this standard version comes with a Dynamite 6000Kv brushless motor system that will give you tons of wheelie popping torque and top speed RPM. The 2 in 1 ESC keeps the inside of the Mini-T 2.0 Brushless super clean with no extra wires. The truck comes fully assembled and ready to rock. Just install the included AAA batteries in the transmitter, charge the included LiPo battery with the included charger and you are ready to play. The truck will be available in two different body colour options.
Tamiya have re-released the Vanquish, a legendary buggy from their back catalog. Now available again in the form of a re-issue assembly kit renamed the VQS, the kit receives tweaks to the original to bring it into the modern age. New aluminium front uprights and efficient universal shafts are designs inherited from the 2011 re-issue of the Avante along with the planetary gear differential. The kit also comes with a pre-cut and pre-painted body, with body stickers based upon those in the original release.
Schumacher Racing have announced their new competition 1/10th 2WD Offroad buggy called the Cougar Laydown. It is lower, lighter, easier to maintain and faster, a very versatile platform with outstanding performance on a wide range of grip levels, carpet, astro and dirt. The Laydown has been developed by the Schumacher Engineering and Racing team who have won multiple international races, including the prestigious EOS series. That race winning knowledge and experience has been applied to every detail of the Laydown’s design including the new 3 gear, low centre of gravity sealed gearbox and small, low rotating mass transmission.
Xray are teasing the long awaited follow up to their successful XB2D Dirt Edition with the 2019 version set to be announced in the coming days. No details yet but we believe we shouldn’t have long to wait. Keep tuned.
It didn’t take long after the initial teaser for Kyosho to release details and under the shell shots for their new Lazer ZX7 4wd platform. Sporting new front 2mm shorter gull-arm suspension which allows for more grip and better durability, updated front knuckle and new front hub carrier with adjustable insert of 7, 10, 13 degrees. The front suspension holders are wider, as is the rear side rear holder, the rear upper bulkhead has lowered hole locations for high grip surfaces and a new 7075 hard anodised aluminium chassis is .5mm thinner (2.5/2.0mm) allowing lighter weight with improved flex balance. A low profile chassis brace bar which sits on top of the chassis also improves flex balance. Finally a new floating steering servo mount, new bodyshell with centre fins and front and rear gear diffs with new centre slipper clutch complete the package.
The original Grasshopper needs little introduction. It was a Tamiya legend which inspired legions of fans since the 1980s. For many, it was their very first introduction into the world of radio control assembly kits. The original Grasshopper is still among Tamiya’s best-selling kits to this day. Now the legend is re-imagined as the Comical Grasshopper, with a new body inspired by the famous original. The re-imagined body sits on a new and dedicated variant of the proven off-road chassis, the WR-02CB.