While some hobbyists are looking for the most high-tech vehicles they can buy, there will always be a big demand for basic, entry level machines. The Kyosho Sand Master is just that, an entry level buggy for new drivers, or for hobbyists that are looking to keep things simple.
The folks over at Kyosho America have announced that the Sand Master is now available in three new colors- black, white and purple. The readyset versions come fully assembled and ready to bash with a Team Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery, 2.4GHz radio system, and a LiPO ready Team Orion ESC.
The kit version is priced at just $109 while the readysets have a street price of $159. Hit up This Link to get more information over on Kyosho America’s official website.
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Kyosho Sand Master Black/White/Purple Gallery
The latest entry into the nano sized quadcopter class comes from Kyosho. The Quattro X comes with all the highly sought after features that nano quad flyers are looking for, plus Kyosho quality.
* Worlds smallest quadcopter
* 6-axis gyro for ultra stable flight
* Removable rotor guard
* Fast flip button
* LED lights
* Can be charged from transmitter
The part number for red is #54050RD, they are street priced at $39, and they are available right now. For more details Hit Up This Link over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Quattro X Gallery
There are so many good looking cars hitting the market now days. Manufacturers are paying more attention to the details that can make their cars look just like their full scale equivalents.
The new Plazma series car from Kyosho, the 24 Hour of LeMans Nissan R90CP, definitely brings it in the looks department. Its highly detailed Nissan shell looks just like the full size car, while under the hood it sits on the high performance Kyosho Plazma platform. It might not make a good outdoor pavement basher, but if you have a smooth enough surface it should be nuclear quick.
The part number is #30925B, it is street priced at $319, and you can hit This Link to visit its official page on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Nissan LM Gallery
Coming to a hobby shop near you is the Kyosho Lancer EVO Readyset. On the outside it features a detail Mitsubishi Lancer EVO body, on the inside lurks a powerful Orion One 2400kV brushless system. The transmitter is a new KT-231 2.4GHz FHSS unit and it comes with an Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery to get you bashing as quickly as possible.
The Lancer hits the streets sometime in December at $309 with a part number of #30919T1B. Right Here is the link to its official page over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Lancer Gallery
Looking for a neat winter project? After a bit of teasing the good folks over at Kyosho have released the scoop on the 2014 edition of their Beetle Kit. The Beetle first hit the market way back in 1983 where it set a new standard for buggy performance. The re-release is much like the ’83 version but is updated in a few important areas. An advanced 6061-T6 forged aluminum chassis with countersunk screws comes standard on the ’14 model, as does aluminum shock bodies and a slipper clutch.
The Beetle comes with a street price of $235 and has a part number of #30614B. Check out This Link for more details over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho 2014 Beetle Gallery
There is no better way to kick off a week than with a good bash video. The folks over at Kyosho have worked up a new video showing off the bashing capability of their new FO-XX nitro and brushless trucks. It sports some heavy metal music and plenty of heavy metal bashing, check it out below.
The nitro FO-XX is priced at $489 while the brushless version weighs in at $519. Get more details on them over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Doesn’t the young man in the picture above look happy? He sure does, he is the first owner in the entire world of the new Pro-Line Pro-MT monster truck. We ended up giving away a second Pro-MT as well, you can see its happy owner in the second gallery below.
We were very fortunate to be able to give a lot of cool gear this year at iHobby. We would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Pro-Line for letting us debut and give away the first two Pro-MTs off the production line. Our full review of the Pro-MT goes up Tuesday October 14th.
We would also like to thank ARRMA for letting us give away a Fury and a Vorteks. Big thanks go out to the folks over at Dromida who hooked us up with numerous Ominus quadcopters, and to Axial for letting us give away one of their Ram trucks. More thanks go out to Heli-Max for the 230Si quads we gave away and to Kyosho America for the Mad Bug. Estes let us give away a bunch of their Proto-X quads, they might be tiny but they sure put a huge smile on peoples faces.
Congrats to all our winners at iHobby, next up is giving away a brand new Axial Yeti XL at our 10 Year Anniversary Bash in Joliet Illinois on October 19th. If you want be the first person in the world to own the Yeti XL, join us at our biggest bash ever for a chance to win! We will also be giving away one of the super high-end Futaba 4PX transmitters along with tons of swag!
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Show Winners Gallery 1
Show Winners Gallery 2
THE Kyosho Mad Bug ReadySet Review
You might know Kyosho for their world championship winning buggies or perhaps from one of their classics back in the day. Today Kyosho still has high end race machines, but they also offer a plethora of bash mobiles. We’ve been bashing on their Mad Bug ReadySet for a few weeks now to find out what kind of bash machine it is. Does it have good power? Can you slam it hard without breakage? Is the Mad Bug a solid bash machine? Click the “Read More” to find out…
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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With the weather getting colder many hobbyists head indoors. Some race off-road tenth scale buggies, while others chose tiny on-road cars like Kyosho Mini-Zs.
For all you Mini-Z fanatics, Kyosho has announced a pair of new cars headed to a hobby shop near you. One has a snazzy Mazda Savanna RX-7 body while the other comes with a Nissan Silvia S15 shell. Both use a MA-020 based chassis that comes with AWD and VCS front suspension. Some of the highlights of the new cars include-
* Full bearing set
* Most Mini-Z AWD option parts bolt right on
* KT-19 transmitter
* Comes with 20 cones to mark your own track
* Very detailed bodies
* Receiver/ESC unit has adjustments for LED lighting and gyro
* 1/27.6 scale
* Wheelbase: 1.9″
* Width: 2.8″
The part number for the Mazda is #32125CR-B, the Nissan is #32124CW-B, and both are expected to ship sometime in December. Hit up This Link to check out the official Kyosho America website.
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We recently received a Kyosho Mad Bug Readyset for one of our famous “smash’em up” reviews. Take a look at the pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to crack open the box and to see what comes inside.
Being a Readyset (Kyosho’s term for RTR), the Mad Bug comes with everything you need to get up and going except for AA batteries for the transmitter. An Orion NiMh pack comes standard, as does a wall type battery charger. As you can see from the pictures, an Orion brushless system is used to power the Mad Bug, while a 2.4GHz radio system eliminates any possible frequency conflicts.
Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then please enjoy our unboxing pictures. The Mad Bug is priced at $299 and you can find complete details at This Link over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Mad Bug Unboxing Gallery 1
Kyosho Mad Bug Unboxing Gallery 2
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…
It’s all about looking as good as it performs these days. The latest car from Kyosho is a good example of this. The Kyosho Fazer series VE Porsche 918 Weissach comes with a highly detailed body on the outside, with Orion brushless power on the inside.
The Porsche hybrid supercar is known for smashing the lap record on the Nürburgring, now it is available to you for breaking the lap record around your cul-de-sac. Some of its features and specifications include-
* Syncro 2.4GHz radio gear
* Completely built and ready to drive
* Pre-painted body with stickers applied
* Sealed diffs and tranny
* Comes with NiMH battery and charger
* 2400kV Orion brushless motor
The Fazer has a part number of #30917T2-B, it is priced at $309, and you can get full details over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Fazer Porsche Gallery