Yokomo has just announced their latest high-end 1/10th race buggy, the YZ-2. The YZ-2 was specially designed for high-bite surfaces like damp clay, sugar treated tracks, and carpet. To help eliminate traction rolling the YZ-2 features an ultra-low center of gravity motor mount and transmission. The YZ-2 also features an innovative steering design for a more direct feel in the corners.
* New cab-forward body
* 4mm carbon fiber shock towers
* Aluminum wheel hexes
* Low friction hard anodized shock bodies
* New aluminum steering rack
* Can use multiple different styles of batteries
* Aluminum chassis
The part number is #B-YZ2, it should start shipping late this month, and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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Yokomo YZ-2 Gallery
Want to get into vintage racing but don’t want to build a kit? Associated is now selling their RC10 World’s Car as a pre-built race roller. These are built in house at Associated and come with the latest updates like a V2 slipper clutch and shocks.
The part number is #6002RR, it is priced at $199, and you won’t find these at local hobby shops because they are only available directly from Associated. Click Right Here for more information over on Associated’s website.
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THE Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR Review from Horizon Hobby
Back in 2011 Losi introduced the first RTR XXX-SCB. It looked like nothing else on the market and was a solid RTR. Now Losi has added brushless power and their AVC Stabilty Control. Is the new XXX-SCB a good basher? Does it have enough power to keep your interest? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” to see what we found out during our testing of the brushless XXX-SCB…
Helion has a new 1/12th scale buggy called the Impakt 12B. Its smaller size makes it easier to drive in small areas and it comes with a very affordable price point. The 12B also comes with scale details like a drivers helmet, a roll cage, and light buckets. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Water resistant electronics
* Comes completely RTR with LiPO battery and charger, and AAs for the transmitter
* Comes with LiPO charge bag
* 380 brushed motor
* Wheelbase- 9.84″
* Width- 8.39″
* Length- 13.54″
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Speeds in excess of 20 mph
The 12B is street priced at $139 and you can scoot on over to the official Helion Website for more details.
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Helion Impakt 12B Gallery
Shipping soon is the ER-14 1/10th scale 4wd buggy from Intech Racing. The ER-14 is loaded with carbon fiber goodness, big bore shocks, and even has a center diff. Like some of the other buggies on the market, it can run normal saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO. More details are coming soon on this one, until then you can hit up This Link for a few more pictures over on the official Intech website.
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Intech ER-14 Buggy Gallery
Often considered the “fastest” indoor off-road racing class, there is no shortage of competitive buggies in 1/10th scale 4wd. The latest to hit the market is the newly updated 2015 XRay XB4. The highlight of the new XB4 is its “2-n-1″ design that allows you to either run saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO battery. Some of the other changes on the 2015 machine include-
* Revised aluminum chassis
* New carbon fiber top decks
* New front shock tower
* Beefed up bulkheads
* New aluminum motor mount
* New slipper clutch
* Optional center diff
The new XB4 will hit the streets at right around $450 and you can hit up This Link over on XRay’s website for more details.
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2015 XRay XB4 Gallery
What do you do to put out the best car possible? To start, you hire an ultra talented driver (like Atsushi Hara). Then you test, and test, and test some more.
The result of all the testing SWORKz and Hara have been doing is their new S350 Evo II Pro. This is a high-zoot nitro powered 8th buggy kit that is slated to hit stores in 2015. They’ve refined the shocks and optimized the geometry on the suspension, and SWORKz is claiming it will include higher quality parts than the previous model. More details will be released soon, in the meantime you can hit up This Link to check out the official SWORKz website.
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First Shown back in February, the HPI Racing Q32 Baja Buggy is getting close to shipping. The Q32 is a 1/32 scale off-road buggy that is the perfect size for having lots of fun in small spaces. High grip foam tires keep it hooked up, while a 2.4GHz radio system eliminates frequency conflicts. It also features proportional steering and comes with a battery and charger.
The part number is #114060, they are street priced at $59, and they should hit hobby shop shelves before Christmas. Click Right Here to visit the Q32 page over on HPI’s website.
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HPI Q32 Buggy Gallery
Ever spend hours grinding all the ribs/knobbies off a set of tires with a Dremel tool? At certain tracks that is the “hot set-up” for maximum traction. The crew over at JConcepts has now taken all the mess and wasted time out of the equation by announcing their new Smoothie tires. Smoothies are designed to fit 1/10th scale buggies running 2.4″ wheels and come in tacky Gold compound. The part number for the rears is #3109-05, the fronts are #3110-05, and they are both priced at $21 per pair. Hit up This Link for more details.
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Back in the day, I spent many hours throwing down laps with a Yokomo Super Dog Fighter. It sure could bust out some fast laps in those glory years for Yokomo here in America. While Yokomo might not be the powerhouse it once was, they are still big in Asia and you can still get their products here in the states.
Yokomo recently announced their latest 1/10th 2wd buggy, the B-MAX2 MR Version 3. It comes with a tough aluminum chassis and can do both mid-motor and rear motor configurations. Other highlights from the V3 include a new rear suspension mount, new bottom shock caps, and a new cab-forward style body. It has a part number of #B-MAX2MR3 and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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Yokomo B-Max2 MR V3 Gallery
The re-release of the Kyosho Scorpion was big news for vintage car fans earlier this year, now Kyosho has announced they are also re-issuing the iconic Beetle. Like the Scorpion re-release, the Beetle will get some small upgrades to help it better handle today’s more robust power systems. The original Beetle was introduced in the early 1980s, the re-release should hit hobby shops before Christmas.
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THE ARRMA Raider Mega Series Buggy Review
The Mega Series from ARRMA RC is their new affordable series aimed at entry level and price conscience hobbyists. We’ve been bashing the Mega Series Raider for a few weeks now. Is it a solid entry level bash machine? Does it uphold the ARRMA name? Does it have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” button for our full review…
THE Kyosho AXXE Wireless LAN iReceiver Sand Buggy Review
FPV, some say it’s the future, some won’t drive any other way, but most have little to no experience with it. Today we are taking a closer look at the Kyosho AXXE. The version of the AXXE we received is part of Kyosho’s iReadyset series, it comes with their iReceiver and can be driven by a wide variety of Android and Apple devices. With the addition of an optional Kyosho camera, it is as close to a full out of the box FPV set-up that you can buy. Does the Kyosho deliver a good FPV experience? Is driving with your cell phone any fun? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…