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Posts Tagged ‘Kyosho

Scorpion Mini-Z Brushless Motor
Is your Kyosho Mini-Z lacking the ridiculous power you crave? The folks over at Scorpion can help you out. They have a new 1410 sized brushless motor that should take your car from boring, to holy cow. With 8500kV and a heat resistant magnet, the Scorpion Mini-Z brushless motor was designed for serious power.

The part number is #Z_1410_8500, it is priced at $39, and they are available right now. Get full details by hitting up This Link over on Scorpion’s website.

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Kyosho FO-XX 1/8 4WD
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 MB-10 MP9 TKI3
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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JConcepts Silencer Kyosho RB6 Body
The latest body from JConcepts is their Silencer Series lid for the mid-motored Kyosho RB6. Like other bodies in the Silencer series, this is a cab forward design made for high speed tracks. A small shark fin helps to add stability while a recess behind the cab helps keep the rear of the buggy planted.

For essential information, the part number is #0277, it is priced at $26, and you can get more details by hitting up This Link.

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Kyosho Dirt Hog Type 2 4WD Buggy
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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RC Monster TruckHello rc world, it’s Monday and that means yet another funtabulious edition of THE Cub Report.

A couple of months ago when hitting up my local hobby shop, I was quite alarmed when the owner of the shop told me that 2014 was the worst sales year he has seen in the 30+ years his shop has been open. In fact, he went so far to say that 2014 was “Apocalypticly bad” for sales, and that he couldn’t wait for his lease to run out so he could close up shop. Now certainly LHSs are getting hit hard by internet sales, so it is understandable has his sales could be down, but were sales just down at his LHS, or at most hobby shops across the country? What about sales overall? Were the internet places having a bad year too? What about the manufacturers, are sales down for them too?

During my constant travels since then, I’ve made it a point to ask every rc company I’ve visited, from LHSs to manufacturers, just how their year was going. Now… I knew some of the people I asked were always going to say “Sales are at all time highs!!!!” regardless of what the real numbers were. For those people I pretty much zoned out during their answers, but I’ve also gotten the chance to talk to over a dozen people I truly trust, the types of people who aren’t going to just yank my chain. And… yes, it sounds like sales are slow across the board. Most of them were not in full blown panic mode like my LHS owner, but virtually all of them had no problem admitting to me that 2014 has been a stinker thus far for sales.

Why do I bring this up? Because many people in our industry, whether they work at an LHS or at the largest of the manufacturers, don’t often get the chance to honestly talk numbers with people from other companies. And…. because THE Cub Report is read by loads of industry types, I can help spread some information they might be interested in, such as 2014 looks to be a down year. To boil it down, 2014 looks to be a tough one for our industry, but everything works in cycles, lets hope this dip doesn’t last long and gives way to higher sales in the very near future.

If you are a consumer, what does this mean to you? Chances are if you are in the hobby right now you are already spending plenty, however, you can still help spread the word about rc. You can place an rc related sticker on your full size whip, you can do some bashing at the local park to show others how cool it is (in a responsible manner of course, don’t run over any kids with your 5th scale), and of course by just keeping on supporting your LHS or wherever you get your gear from.

On an unrelated note…

We posted a screenshot over the weekend from Tower Hobbies’s website showing Kyosho product on their “Just Announced” section. It’s been several years (a decade???) since the two had a falling out, and if in fact Kyosho is back with Hobbico it should be great for both of them. It gives Hobbico yet another awesome line to sell, and finally gives Kyosho the big distribution they need to excel in the American market. No, I don’t have any inside info on this one, but I’ll be in Champaign later this week and will try to get the scoop face to face.

That’s it for this week, support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can!

YOUR Cub Reporter

Kyosho Great Planes Hobbico

Will we be seeing Kyosho being sold again at Great Planes & Tower Hobbies this summer?

TBR Rear Skid Kyosho RB5 Buggy
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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RDRP Kyosho RB6 Suspension Mounts
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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Kyosho Lazer ZX6 Buggy
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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RDRP Kyosho RB6 Front Bulkhead
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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Kyosho Scorpion
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 FAZER VE Audi R8 Matte Black
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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