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Kyosho Scorpion re-release8 comments - Apr 14 2014 08:08 AM
Kyosho legt den legendären 2WD-Buggy Scorpion von 1982 neu auf! Der Buggy galt in den 80ern als schärfster Konkurrent des Tamiya Rough Rider und war mit einem Alu-Leiterrahmenchassis, Öldruckdämpfern an Schräglenkerachsen, einem weit hinten montierten RS540S Elektromotor sowie einer mehrteiligen Karosserie mit Fahrerfigur ausgestattet. Weitere Infos zum Scorpion Re-Release sollen laut Kyosho demnächst folgen.
Dodgy google translation;
Kyosho puts the legendary 2WD Buggy Scorpion 1982 on new! The buggy was in the 80s as fiercest competitor of the Tamiya Rough Rider and was with an aluminum ladder frame chassis, oil-filled shock absorbers to trailing arm axles, a wide rear-mounted electric motor and RS540S a multipart body equipped with driver figure. More information about the Scorpion re-release to follow shortly, according to Kyosho.
Tamiya 58592 Rock Socker0 comments - Apr 10 2014 07:52 AM
This is a CR-01 Rock Crawling chassis which has been outfitted with a modified Stadium Blitzer body.
The CR-01 Chassis features a 4-link suspension with a number of features that enable driving on extremely bumpy and uneven terrain.
The body of the car is based upon a Tamiya classic, the Stadium Blitzer, which has been modified, featuring an updated color scheme and brand new marking stickers.
The shaft driven chassis features a compact planetary gearbox which transfers power to the wheels, and is small enough to enable a lower center of gravity.
The CR-01 chassis’s supreme climbing ability stems from the rigid 4-link suspension with front/rear stabilizers. It is fitted with push rod-actuated oil dampers, with coil springs to act as tension springs.
Front and rear 3-bevel differentials are lockable to provide even better traction off-road.
Tires with side tread patterns provide further-enhanced grip.
Construction type: assembly kit
Terrain use: multi-purpose
Drive type : gearbox
Drive line : solid axle
Differential type: gear
Suspension: solid axle
Steering mechanism: direct servo
Shock damper : oil-filled damper
Shock damper material : plastic
Tire type: rubber
Tire tread: block-pattern
Body material: Polycarbonate
Chassis material: aluminium & plastic
Electronic Speed Control : not included
LED Light buckets: no
LED lights: no
Motor: 540-brushed type
Bearings: shielded ball bearing
Adjustable camber: fixed
Adjustable toe angles: front and rear
Adjustable ground clearance: yes
Adjustable gear ratio: yes
Adjustable wheelbase: fixed
Adjustable track width: fixed
Adjustable shock angle: yes
Requires: 2-channel radio gear & electronic speed control, 7.2 battery & charger, polycarbonate paint
Mugen MBX-7T & 7T Eco4 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:28 PM
Mugen Seiki soon have the new MBX-7T nitro and MBX-7T Eco electric truggy available. Coming in May, the follow-up models of the current MBX-6 truggy are based off the IFMAR World Championship winning MBX-6 buggy and come with several new or updated parts such as new aluminium shock towers, redesigned radio trays and new low-profile bodyshells. More information and images can be found over at our friends of Red RC.
Link: Mugen Seiki website
Source : Area52
Kyosho Ultima SC6 2WD SC truck1 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:27 PM
Available very soon from Kyosho is the SC6 2WD short course kit. Based off the RB6 and RT6 platform the truck features a long 7075 aluminium chassis, RT6-ish A-arms, newly design body mounts and of course the SC6 allows you to run it in mid or rear motor configuration. Like the RT6, Kyosho's latest SC truck comes with aluminium steering parts, long travel aluminium big bore shocks and without bodyshell.
– Triple-sealed big bore shocks
– X-Gear shock springs
– 7075 aluminium chassis
– Convertible gearbox for mid and rear motor configuration
– Battery mount for stick, saddle and shorty packs
– Ball differential
– Universal driveshafts
– Oversized slipper clutch
– Newly designed 1-piece front wheel axles
– Aluminium steering bellcranks and steering link
– 12mm wheel hex adapters
Source : Area52
Samix TRF418 chassis conversion kit0 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:23 PM
New company Samix introduce their first option part in the form of a chassis conversion kit for the Tamiya TRF418. The kit is based on a 82mm wide and 2.35mm thick carbon fibre chassis that is slightly softer and narrower than the TRF kit part to make for more torsional flex and higher corner speed without having to worry about the chassis plate bottoming out during heavy cornering. Included with the matte-finish chassis is also a blue anodised aluminium steering post stiffener, a blue anodised aluminium floating motor mount, battery positioners and a spring steel layshaft. The kit already prove its performance by making the Modified TC A-main at the recent TITC event in the hands of Nicholas Lee. Samix are currently working on launching their company website and in the meantime you can find more information on their Facebook page.
Source : Redrc
SWorkz S104 EK1 Performance chassis kit0 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:21 PM
Available from end of March is SWorkz’ new Performance chassis conversion kit for the S104 EK1 1/10th scale buggy. The kit will include a new aluminium lower chassis plate with venting holes in the motor area, it comes with a new motor and centre drivetrain mount, new saddle pack locators to relocate the battery to a side-by-side configuration and the kit will also include a new rear topdeck and new front and rear arms. Also supplied are several new plastic parts and a new bodyshell.
Kyosho Scorpion B-XXL GP ReadySet13 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:14 PM
Following the introduction of the Scorpion B-XXL VE Kyosho now present the nitro-powered variant. The Scorpion B-XXL GP features the same chassis and suspension components but is powered by a 5.4cc nitro engine over the VE's Team Orion Vortex XXL brushless components. The 640mm long 1/7th scale buggy comes ready-to-run including a 2.4GHz radio system and its 200ml fuel tank allows for running times of up to 15 minutes per tank.
Source : Area52
Serpent Cobra 2.1 buggy0 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:11 PM
Available now from Serpent is the Cobra-B 2.1 nitro buggy kit. The "2014" version sports a new longer chassis plate whose rear part is enlarged by 4mm to make for a more stable rear end on rough track with short bumps. Along with the chassis comes a new, longer aluminium rear chassis brace and a longer rear centre driveshaft. Included in the kit are also hard-coated aluminium shock caps and 14 degrees C-hubs for a smoother steering response. Apart from that the 2.1 remains unchanged.
Link: Serpent website
Source : Area52
X-Factory UK X-6S 2WD buggy0 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:09 PM
X-Factory UK today introduced their X-6S 2WD mid motor conversion kit for the X-6 Cubed buggy. Designed for today’s ultra high traction Astroturf and Carpet type tracks the buggy features a motor position further forward than traditional mid-motored cars for better stability and a sharper response. he X-6S is based on the X-Factory X-6 Cubed front end and utilises the rear suspension and drive train from the B44.2 platform. The car features a lightweight CarbonFlex chassis for both rigid construction and strength whilst retaining the all important controlled flex for consistent bump handling. A carbon fibre multi-layer front top deck system combined with a new carbon fibre rear top deck is designed to optimise flex and provide easy access for slipper adjustment. The X-6S is designed around the use of shorty LiPo battery packs for improved weight balance and two servo mounting positions and rear mounting locations for added ballast enable easy weight distribution tuning.
The X6-S is being sold as a conversion kit and will be available in two versions – Level 1 and Level 2. The Level 1 kit will include the parts required for someone who already owns an X-Factory X6 Cubed, leaving them to source only the B44.2 rear end and centre drive parts required to complete their model. The Level 1 conversion includes the CarbonFlex main lower chassis, front carbon fibre side decks, front carbon fibre upper top deck, rear carbon fibre flex top deck, carbon fibre battery strap, X-6S logo vinyl pre-cut decal sheet, set up sheets and instructions.
The X6-S Level 2 kit is aimed at a racer who does not already own an X6 Cubed and includes everything from the Level 1 kit, as well as a graphite moulded nose piece, alloy front top deck supports, carbon fibre nose bridge spacers and stiffeners, plastic wing mounts, carbon Fibre 4mm multi mount rear shock tower, alloy chassis top deck posts, alloy battery posts, carbon fibre antenna mount, alloy top deck spacers as well as a clear lexan bodyshell and wing with window masks.
Link: X Factory UK website
Source : Area52
Kyosho Fazer VE Ferrari FXX ReadySet0 comments - Apr 06 2014 05:07 PM
Available soon from Kyosho is the Fazer VE Ferrari FXX ReadySet 4WD on-road car. Making use of a shaft-driven 4WD tub chassis and coming factory assembled including a waterproof Team Orion brushless motor and speedo, the Fazer VE offers a sealed drivetrain with two gear differentials, fixed suspension components, it is compatible with most 200mm bodyshells and is topped off by a pre-finished Ferrari FXX body. Included is also a 2.4GHz radio system and a set of drift tyres.
– Fully Assembled Chassis
– SYNCRO KT-200 2ch Radio System Installed
– Pre-painted assembled body with decals applied
– Sealed differential and transmission delivers the reliability for rough road racing performance
– Fixed length suspension arms eliminate the need for camber, caster and toe-in (front) adjustment
Source : Area52