Kyosho Sand Master
Just saw the press release on the Kyosho Sand Master. Talk about amazing timing. All the rage right now is scale buggy’s, and Kyosho shows up with one that’s supposed to be shipping this month. It will be available as a RTR (Ready Set) or as a EZ Build kit, where you need to add your own radio system and finish off the build.
They list the build time as being 1 to 2 hours with most of the sub-assemblies already built for you. I think that’s a great way for kids to get into their hobby and learn a little something about the vehicle they just bought. No they aren’t building diff’s or anything, but at least get their hands on some of the major parts for when they need to fix something, they know how to take it apart.
The price is around $180, it’s 2wd with a 540 (22t) motor, Double wishbone suspension, tub chassis, and the Ready Set version comes with a 2.4GHz radio.
Hopefully there are some upgrades on the way to oil filled shocks, or maybe a change of those small tooth gears.
Head over to the Kyosho America website for details.