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
Designed in conjunction with Brian Kinwald, the new Dirt-Tech Closed Cell Inserts from JConcepts are made to improve feel and durable when used in your tenth scale race machine. The Dirt-Techs are grey in color to make them easily identifiable and are made from a medium/firm closed cell foam. Precise contouring and alternating shallow and deep cuts help give your vehicle an improved feel while driving.
The Dirt-Techs comes in three different sizes, #3230 for 4wd front, #3231 for 2wd buggy front, and #3232 for 10th scale buggy rear. All three are priced at $11 and you can get complete information at This Link over on the JConcepts website.
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The crew over at McAllister Racing have announced three new clear Nastruck bodies. For all you oval racing fans, these highly detailed bodies make it easy to paint up a replica of your favorite truck, or simply a cool body to wow the guys at your local bash spot. All three bodies are 200mm wide and were designed for optimal handling on your local oval track.
The Nastruck 2014 Chevy Silverado has a part number of #301, the 2014 Toyota Tundra has a part number of #302, and for all you Ford fans the 2014 F-Series has a part number of #300. All the bodies are available right now with street prices of just over $20.
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McAllister Nastruck Gallery
We’ve used the MIP Bypass1 shock pistons in a variety of vehicles with good results, now they are available for the Associated B5 and B5M. If you aren’t familiar with the Bypass1 pistons, they give you many more tuning options than normal pistons. Most normal pistons yield the same rebound and compression damping, while the MIP pistons allow for a heavier compression damping than the rebound.
The part number is #14220, they are priced at $32, and you can get complete information over on the official MIP Website.
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The good folks over at Calandra Racing Concepts have a couple of new bodies to keep your 12th scale pan car flying around the track.
The first is a high downforce Black Art Toyota TS030. The Toyota is made for high speed tracks where higher downforce is needed and uses a center spine for more stability. The second is a Lola B10 featuring less downforce for slower tracks and for stock class racing. Both are pulled from .5mm genuine GE Lexan to be crystal clear and to withstand those hard smacks into the pipes.
The part number for the Lola B10 is #4171 while the part number for the Toyota is #4172. Both are available now with a street price of $19. To get more information simply click This Link to head over to the CRC website.
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The 2wd buggy class keeps on chugging along. It was all the rage for years, then got slow, and in the last few years it has really taken off again. The light, agile buggies simply work well in numerous conditions.
The latest entry into the class is the Firebolt DM from VBC Racing. The 3D teaser shots show the Firebolt DM features an aluminum chassis, big bore shocks, and is shown in mid-motor configuration. Very little other information has been released on the VBC, but we do know it is scheduled for a Summer release date.
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VBC Firebolt DM Gallery
If you have been over on our Facebook Group then you’ve probably seen many different ways that hobbyists store their fleet of rc vehicles. Indeed, if you’ve got 30 cars in your garage, keeping them all out of your way can be a problem.
The people over at Kling-On RC have come up with a Wall Rack storage system to unclutter your garage. The King-On aluminum wall mounts are easy to install and can get all those rc cars of yours up and out of the way. The mounts are designed and built right here in the USA and come in two different sizes to fit a wide variety of vehicles.
The large wall mount has a part number of #KOR-1311 and is priced at $24, while the small is #KOR-1011 with a street price of $21. To find out more simply hit up This Link.
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Kling-On RC Gallery
It isn’t unusual now days to see 2wd buggy racers switching between mid-motor and rear motor configurations before deciding which one to race for the day. Now Associated makes it easier for their drivers by offering Conversion Kits for the RC10B5 and B5M. The kits come with everything you need to make the switch and they save you some bucks from buying all the pieces separately.
The part number for the B5 to B5M conversion is #91539 with a street price of $95, while the part number to go from a B5M to a B5 rear motor is #91539 and is priced at $59. Both are expected to ship in late May and you can get complete details by simply hitting This Link.
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Associated B5 Conversion Kit
Want a really good race buggy, but are a little unsure of building one yourself? Just don’t have the spare time to build one? The crew over at Hobby Pro USA have announced their new line of Pro Built vehicles. These vehicles are built by professionals right here in the USA, and come with their race team’s latest set-up. Their pros will build your kit in either mid-motor are rear motor configuration, and the person that builds your kit will engrave their name and serial number into the vehicle. Each pro built even comes with a hand completed set-up sheet.
Right now they are pro building the Hobby Pro PS1 2wd buggy and they are priced at $359. You can hit up This Link to get more information over on their official website..
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Pro Built PS1 buggy
Looking to uber-out your Hot Bodies D413? If so Azarashi has a very cool looking carbon fiber conversion kit that can help make your buggy the coolest one on the track. The Azarashi conversion kit is set-up to use shorty LiPo packs and a low profile servo mounted vertically. The kit comes with a body, but not body mounts, so you’ll have to formulate your own. To get more information on all the neat upgrades Azarashi makes simply hit up This Link.
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Azarashi D413 Conversion Kit Gallery
The crew over at Yokomo have announced their latest on-road machine, a D1 version Up Garage Falken 86. This is a 4wd tenth scale kit that should be a lot of fun to slide around your cul-de-sac. The Yokomo drifter has an aluminum motor mount, plastic chassis, oil shocks, and comes with a full bearing set. While its running gear looks solid, the highlight of the car has to be its trick looking wheels, tires, and body.
The Yokomo Up Garage Falken 86 has a part number of #DP-UF86 and is scheduled for a late April release.
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There is a new company on the scene called Xpartus making some very trick carbon fiber upgrade parts for the Duratrax Nissan GTR and Camaro ZL1 nitro touring cars. Their first release is an entire carbon fiber upgrade kit to make the Duratrax cars tougher, faster, and to boost their bling factor. We have had a bunch of good times driving our review Duratrax Nissan, it’s awesome to see the aftermarket making some trick parts for it. The Xpartus kit includes-
* Carbon fiber radio and battery trays
* Carbon fiber front and rear towers with aluminum spacers
We have received no word on a potential release date or pricing information, but we will pass those along when we get them. The Xpartus website is still under construction, but Here is the link for future reference.
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Xpartus Carbon Fiber for Duratrax Gallery
For all you nitro touring car fans, XRay has released information on the 2014 edition of their NT1. XRay’s nitro touring cars have a history of being some of the best in the industry, the latest version looks like the best one yet. The updates for the 2014 model include-
* Smaller 2-speed
* New shocks and shock towers
* New chassis, radio plate and center body mount
* New mounting system for fuel tank
* Improved battery holder
* New mount for front middle drive-shaft
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XRay NT1 2014