All I can do here is pass on what I have seen from this new Japanese manufacturer… Looks like a heavier front bulkhead for the Kyosho Ultima RB-5. Made of aluminium rather than a really heavy metal, it has 27.5 degrees caster. Source: http://www.cliff-rc.comRead more "Upgraded front bulkhead for the RB-5?"
This is great news for electric RC – and great news for RC in general. Guess what Traxxas’ fastest car will be soon? A nitro-powered Jato? A nitro-powered Revo? No! An ELECTRIC-powered Rustler VXL. Traxxas are releasing brushless versions of their 1/10th trucks and buggies. Top speed? 70mph+ (on 11.1V LiPo and optional gearing. Out […]Read more "Traxxas go brushless!"
Futaba’s new MC850C ESC, pictured with the USB programmer adaptor for connection to your computer. Mentioned previously on this blog – http://www.sosidge.com/2007/04/10/new-futaba-mc850c-programmable-competition-esc/ Futaba MC601C ESC – a budget version of the above, which looks to have a 10T motor limit so very handy. Price unknown to me right now. Here is something totally new – […]Read more "More from Shizuoka 2007"
…from the Shizuoka hobby show, which opened today. Mmmmm yummy! New TA05MS top-line tourer from Tamiya. Read on… Ah-ha! This picture seems to prove that the TA05MS has the motor in a different position to the TA05. Looks like the centreline of the motor is midway between a 415 and a normal ’05. So the […]Read more "These are a few of my favourite things…"
The most unexpected RC release of 2007? Definitely. Kyosho Spada – a 1/12th scale 4wd nitro pan car. .09 Sirio power and almost no suspension. Need I say more? Well, I will say a little more. Kyosho (and a few other Japanese manufacturers) experimented with 4wd 1/12th cars in the 80’s. Soon became apparent that […]Read more "Bonkers, just pure bonkers!"
Due for release in July 2007… Kyosho’s Lazer ZX-5 Readyset – comes with the natty blue/yellow shell above (#30861T2), or the chic grey/red shell below (#30861T1). As far as I can make out it includes everything except a 7.2V pack and charger for the car and AA’s for the transmitter. A “G20” stock motor and ESC are […]Read more "Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 Readyset – 4wd buggy bargain of the year???"
This is the car that Kyosho SHOULD have released a year ago! Due for release in July 2007 is the TF-5 Stallion Shin – “Shin” refers to Shinnosuke Adachi, Kyosho’s star turn in electric racing. It looks like this car has a few developments – from what I can make out this includes a new, […]Read more "At last! Kyosho to release a thoroughbred Stallion!"