The Kyosho AXXE iReceiver Sand Buggy will be a historic vehicle for BigSquidRC. Why? Because it will be the first review we’ve ever done on a fully FPV surface machine. While there is a version of the AXXE that does come with a normal 2.4GHz transmitter, we’ll be reviewing the Wireless LAN Version with the optional camera.
Our AXXE did not come with a transmitter, nor will it ever use one. To control the buggy we’ll be using a variety of smart phones and tablets. Once we download the proper apps from the Apple store and Google Play, both the steering and throttle controls will come up on our devices. Also, because we are going to review the optional iReceiver camera, we’ll have a live video feed from the on-board camera being displayed on our devices for a full FPV experience.
The AXXE is part of Kyosho’s EZ Series, a budget line intended to get new people into the hobby. You won’t find any fancy brushless power system or even oil shocks on the AXXE, but it does offer cool styling and of course the cutting edge wirless LAN set-up. The AXXE is available without any type of transmitter for just $99, while a version with a 2.4GHz radio costs $139, and the wireless LAN version (without camera) goes for $159.
Our full review will be going up in the next two weeks, if you want more information on the various versions of the Kyosho AXXE hit up This Link on the official Kyosho website.
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Kyosho AXXE Unboxing Gallery 1
Kyosho AXXE Unboxing Gallery 2
Kyosho AXXE Unboxing Gallery 3
All you Volkswagen fans will be stoked to hear about the new Mad Bug from Kyosho. The Mad Bug is officially licensed by VW and comes as a Readset, fully assembled and ready to bash right out of the box.
With 4wd and an Orion brushless system, the Mad Bug was designed to tackle tough off-road terrain. Other standard features include a 2.4GHz radio system, 1800mAh NiMH battery w/ charger, and heavy duty suspension.
* Waterproof electronics
* Aluminum big bore shocks
* 2400kV Orion brushless motor
* Inch up wheels and high grip tires
* Wheelbase- 272mm
* Width- 287mm
The part number for white is #30994T1B, blue is #30994T2B, they have a street price of $299, and they are expected to start shipping at the end of September. Hit up This Link for full details over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Mad Bug Gallery
Sure, Kyosho is well known for their high-end racing gear and multiple IFMAR championships, but as of late they have been putting out loads of bashing style products. Their new Psycho Kruiser monster truck and fully RTR Dirt Hog buggy are prime examples of that.
Lucky for us, the crew at Kyosho America were nice enough to let us take a tour of their Southern California facility. We were not disappointed with what we found inside – plenty of bashing oriented products.
Perhaps the coolest thing we found at Kyosho America was their new iReceiver products. We had never had a chance to play with them before, so we just had to give them a spin. The iReceiver gear is an FPV set-up that lets you control any vehicle via your Apple or Android device, all the while being able to see on the on-board camera feed on your device. Yes, we had a lot of fun driving an iReceiver equipped car and look for a full BSRC review in the near future.
We also got a chance to look at the Route 241 Raceway in the rear of the Kyosho America facility. This is a very nicely done racetrack made just for Mini-Zs. If you live in the Southern California area, grab a Mini-Z and check it out, the track looks like a blast.
Kyosho America is the exclusive distributor for Kyosho products in North America, if you are a dealer feel free to give them a call for more information on getting Kyosho products in your store. Also of note for you consumers out there, select Kyosho products are now in stock at Tower Hobbies.
We would like to thank Efrain and the rest of the Kyosho crew for letting us visit their facility. We had a great time and look forward to getting to know them better. Do you want to see all the bashing goodies that they offer? Check out This Link to visit the official Kyosho America website.
California Dreamin - Kyosho America
Well look at what Kyosho has on the way, the FO-XX 1/8 4WD mud basher. The FO-XX will be available two ways, electric driven with brushless power, or with a powerful nitro engine. Based off the Mad Force platform, the Kyosho FO-XX is a big truck that should be a lot of fun to explode your local mud pit with. Both versions come in Readyset form making them ready to bash right out of the box.
* Scale detailing with flip open body for easy maintenance
* Nitro version comes with KE25 engine and 3 speed tranny
* Waterproof KS-203 servo
* Paddle tires with 17mm hex hubs
* Big front bumper with light buckets
* Threaded big bore shocks
* Syncro KT-200 2.4GHz radio system
* Width- 383mm
* Length- 545mm
* Wheelbase- 360mm
* Tires- 115 x 70.5mm
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Kyosho FO-XX Electric & Nitro Gallery
The crew over at Kyosho have announced a special 50th Anniversary Edition of their Mini-Z Buggy. This special MB-010 MP9 TKI3 Mini-Z comes with a slew of upgrades making it extra trick, some of those upgrades include-
* GF main chassis
* Aluminum motor plate and heat sink
* Foam tire inserts
* XSPEED motor
* Ball diffs front and rear
* Universal drive shafts
The part number is #32285BCRS-B, it is priced at $349, and Here Is The Link you want to get full details over on Kyosho America’s website.
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Kyosho MB-010 MP9 TKI3 Gallery
For those of you looking for an affordable 4wd buggy, Kyosho has just announced their Dirt Hog Type 2. The Dirt Hog should handle well due to its low buggy center of gravity, while its 4wd should help it get through grass and rough terrain. Oil filled shocks, slipper clutch, and adjustable camber links come as standard equipment. The Dirt Hog is a ReadySet, fully built and ready to bash or to bust out some laps on the local track.
#30993T1B is the part number for the orange edition, #30993T2B is the part number for green, and it is priced at $209. Hit up This Link to get more details over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Dirt Hog Gallery
Will we be seeing Kyosho being sold again at Great Planes & Tower Hobbies this summer?
The T-Bone Racing crew has come up with a new rear skid plate for the Kyosho RB5 Buggy. Made from Delrin, the rear skid mounts up with four screws and helps protect the rear of the buggy. This version is made for the RTR rear motor RB5 and comes with TBR’s lifetime warranty against breakage.
The rear skid has a part number of #30010, a street price of $7, and they are available right now. Complete details are available at This Link over on T-Bone Racing’s website.
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On the quest to completely uber-out the Kyosho RB6, the folks over at RDRP have just announced some trick aluminum rear suspension mounts. German designed and made from 7075-T6 aluminum, these mounts make it easy to alter the rear toe of your buggy via Delrin inserts. On the bling side of things, they come murdered out in black anodizing which is all the rage right now.
The RDRP set has a part number of #RDRP0212 and you can get more details by hitting up the RDRP website at This Link.
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The latest vehicle in the “6 series” line-up from Kyosho is their Lazer ZX6 4wd Buggy. Using a 7075 hard anodized aluminum chassis, the ZX6 has received multiple updates to make it the best 4wd from Kyosho to date.
* High down force cab forward body
* Heavy duty drive train
* Diffs use Tungsten diff balls
* Can use shorty or saddle packs
* New uber motor mount
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Kyosho Lazer ZX6 Gallery
Revolution Design Racing Products have been putting out some pretty snazzy upgrade parts lately, their latest is an aluminum front bulkhead for the Kyosho RB6 Buggy. The bulkhead is made out of 7075-T6 aluminum making it much stronger than the stock plastic part and will eliminate ripped out ballstuds. RDRP parts are known for looking trick and the RB6 front bulkhead is no exception. It is anodized black and laser etched so the guys you bash can clearly see it’s an upgrade part.
The part number for the bulkhead is #RDRP0202 and you can get complete information by hitting up This Link over on the official RDRP website.
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After a full week of teasing, Kyosho has released pictures and information on their upcoming re-release of the legendary 1/10 Scorpion 2wd Buggy. While the buggy retains the classic look of the original, it features some upgrades to increase durability. The re-release uses 48 pitch gears and a modern slipper clutch to put the power to the ground, while higher quality shocks and pre-load collars help smooth out the ride. A sealed gear differential and the use of more metal gears help it handle today’s more robust power systems.
The part number for the Kyosho Scorpion is #30613B and it is expected to start hitting shelves this July.
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Kyosho Scorpion Gallery
Murdered out black is all the rage, now Kyosho has announced a matte black Audi R8 Readyset. The Audi is part of their 10th scale PureTen Fazer series of vehicles that comes with a sturdy tub chassis and non-adjustable tie-rods. With waterproof electronics and a brushless power system, the Audi will make a splash down at your local bash spot.
* Sealed receiver box and waterproof Orion ESC
* Waterproof 2400kV Orion brushless motor
* 2.4GHz Syncro KT-200 radio system
* Comes with extra set of drift tires
The part number for the Kyosho Audi is #30916B, it is priced at $307, and to get more information all you have to do is click This Link.
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Kyosho Audi R8 Gallery