All you real “old timers” may remember the original Tamiya Egress. The year was 1989, bands like Skid Row and Roxette were on the top of the charts, and the Egress was one of the most high tech rc machines you could buy. The new 2013 version comes with some modern parts to help it cope with the current generation of brushless/lipo power systems.
Some of the specifications/features of the 2013 Egress include-
* 1/10th scale shaft driven 4wd
* Ball pressure plate differentials
* Aluminum oil filled shocks
* Clear polycarbonate body
* Carbon fiber chassis and top plate
* Full bearings
* Universal joints
* Length: 430mm, Width: 243mm, Height: 157mm.
The part number for the 2013 Tamiya Egress is #58583 and you can get more information by clicking This Link.
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Kyosho has announced a neat looking scale off-road buggy called the AXXE. The AXXE is an introductory level vehicle based on the same platform as the Kyosho NeXXt and Sand Master. The AXXE also sports a very affordable price point for a 2wd 10th scale buggy. Some of its specifications and features include-
* Big bore friction shocks
* Bottom mount battery tray w/ easy access
* 22 turn 540 brushed motor
* Equipped with roll cage
* Bead lock wheels w/ high grip tires
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Wheelbase: 10.6″
* Width: 9.6″
* Length: 15.5″
* Also available as an EZ build kit
The AXXE comes in three colors, white (#30837T1B), red (#30837T3B), and black (#30837T2B), they have a street price of $149, and they should start hitting hobby shops in November. Hit up THIS LINK for more information on the AXXE over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho AXXE Gallery
For all you buggy fans Kyosho has announced that their popular RB6 10th scale buggy will soon be available as a Readyset. Readyset is Kyosho’s word for RTR, which means it will be a lot faster to hit the track than building a kit. Some of its features include-
* Comes with Orion Vortex R10 Sport ESC
* Powered by Orion NEON ONE 2700kv brushless motor
* 2 motor layout compatible, comes in rear motor confirguration
* Anodized aluminum chassis
* Big bore shocks
* Comes with pre-painted “Blade” high down-force body
* 100% compatible with kit version
Kyosho expects a December release date on the RB6 Readyset and it has a part number of #30858B.
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Kyosho RB6 RTR Gallery
The crew over at Serpent have been very busy expanding their product line-up. The newest Serpent is the Spyder SRX-2 RM 10th Scale 2wd Buggy. The Spyder SRX-2 RM is a dedicated rear motor configuration buggy that should be one of the best available if it follows the tradition of other Serpent product. Former 2wd Word Champ Billy Easton did the design, here are some of its features-
* Composite chassis
* Carbon battery plate and shocktowers
* Slipper clutch
* Hardcoated big-bore shocks
* Full bearings
* Serpent spring-steel tranny and suspension parts
* Cab forward body
* Optimal race geometry
The part number for the Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM is #500001 and it should start hitting hobby shops in late September. Its brother car, a dedicated mid-motor machine that shares many parts with the RM, is expected out in late October.
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Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM Gallery
With each passing day we get a little closer to the indoor racing season here in the northern parts of America. One of the core classes during indoor season is 4wd 10th scale buggy, with them being the fastest class at many tracks.
Yokomo has recently announced their latest 4wd 10th scale buggy called the B-Max4 III. The B-Max4 III has many changes over previous models including-
* Aluminum chassis
* Composite side plates
* 12mm wheel hexes
* No top deck
* New gearbox and slipper clutch
The B-Max4 III is said to start hitting shelves at the end of October and you can get more information at THIS LINK.
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Yokomo B-Max4 III Gallery
The 2wd buggy class has seen quite a resurgence in the last couple of years. The latest 2wd buggy to hit the scene comes from Helion with their Criterion RTR. The Criterion should make a great bash machine with its low price, waterproofing, and sturdy design. Some of the features and specifications of the Criterion include-
* 12 turn brushed motor
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Full ball bearing set
* Metric 30 amp speed controller
* 3000 mah 7 cell Ni-MH battery
* 1 amp wall charger
* Length: 15.21″
* Width: 9.8″
* Wheelbase: 11.14″
The part number for the Helion Criterion is #HLNA0301, they have a street price of just $189, and you will only be able to find them at your friendly local HobbyTown USA location.
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Helion Criterion Gallery 1
Helion Criterion Gallery 2
Tamiya has a new limited edition model of their popular DB01 called the DB01RR. The DB01RR is a belt driven 4wd buggy that comes with several option parts over the previous model, making it faster and tougher. Fluid filled diffs allow for less maintenance, and it also comes with universal drive shafts, aluminum hinge pin holders, and a slipper clutch.
The part number for the Tamiya DB01RR is #84369, the MSRP is $697, and they should start shipping in mid-September.
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For all you fans of 2wd buggy racing, TLR/Losi has just updated the 22 with a version 2.0. While based on the same general platform, the version 2.0 comes with a slew of updates-
* New steering rack
* New HDS slipper
* Updated diff
* TiCn coated shock shafts and hinge pins
* Aluminum front pivot
* Threaded outer hinge pins and king pins
* New front end geometry
* Aluminum rear camber block
* Velcro replaced with hard battery holder
* Generation II shocks with improved internals
The 22 2.0 has a part number of #TLR03002, it has a street price of $349, and they should hit hobby shops in late September. For more information on the TLR 22 2.0 simply click THIS LINK.
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TLR 22 2.0 Gallery
The crew over at HPI Racing/Hot Bodies has put up teaser pic of their upcoming D413 4wd 10th scale buggy. The picture showcases HPI/HB hotshoe Ty Tessmann getting in some practice time with the new D413 in preparation of the ROAR nationals coming up in August. Little is known about the D413, but it’s good to see that Hot Bodies has a new race machine on the way.
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VP-Pro has been teasing a new 2wd buggy for several weeks, now they’ve released pictures of the Intech ER-12 that they’ll be distributing.
2wd 10th scale buggies have taken off the last couple of years and the Intech ER-12 should make a good option for indoor racers or for bashers looking for something a little different. Not much information has been released on the ER-12 thus far, to keep an eye out for more news THIS is the link to the official VP-Pro website.
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Intech ER-12 Buggy Gallery
SWORKz has been teasing their S104 EK1 for months, now they’ve finally released full specifications and pictures. The S104 is SWORKz first 10th scale off-road buggy and it is a bit different than the typical machine. Some of the key features include-
* Narrow chassis design
* Can use saddle or shorty packs
* Pivot ball front suspension
* Large wheel hexes
* Aggressive body
* Shock shaft guards
* Oil diffs
* X-System tranny
* Carbon fiber towers
A-Main Hobbies has picked up the SWORKz line here in the states, so it should be easier for us Yanks to get our hands on the new S104 when it hits the market. For more information on everything SWORKz THIS is the link to their official website.
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SWORKz S104 Gallery
In Europe MCD Racing has been a big name for years now. Maybe the new 5th scale RR5 Buggy will help make MCD more popular here in the states.
The MCD RR5 doesn’t rely on many parts from older models, it looks to be largely a “new” design. The RR5 looks modern with lots of cool features and should be a blast at your local bash spot. Some of its highlights include-
* Utilizes 4 servos
* 7075 aluminum towers and chassis
* Easily removable diffs
* Easily removable electronics tray
* Rubber pipe straps
* Super cooling air vent system for engine
* Shake absorbing separators in fuel tank
To get more information on the MCD RR5 simply click THIS LINK.
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MCD RR5 Buggy Gallery
Tight on space? Kyosho Mini-Z’s can be a good way of having big fun in small areas.
The latest Mini-Z is a commemorative 50th Anniversary special edition Lazer ZX-5 buggy. It’s based off the popular 4wd Mini-Z buggy platform and comes BND needing a transmitter to get up and going. The Mini-Z Lazer ZX-5 also comes with a “Tiki Tiki” chase mode that you can enable. Chase mode limits full power to only 70% with the exception of a set amount of “boost” periods that take power up to 100%, thus making it more exciting to race.
Part number is #32282BCRS and you can get full information at THIS LINK over on the official Kyosho website. For even more Kyosho news, check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.