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Losing grip – Bits and bobs

After two weeks of digging deep into the rear setup of a car and how angle and length of the upper link affects camber, it’s time to relax (for me!) with an unpretentious look at miscellaneous things going on out there. For a starter, MST surprised me a little while ago, by announcing a release that actually fits into the general [...]

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Losing grip – Bodies teased by MST

G’day fellow drifters and RC enthusiasts! In my last column, I just couldn’t refrain from commenting on MST’s latest high-end premium chassis, the FMX 2.0 LCG KMW, today I just can’t refrain from commenting on what their latest teaser. I just saw it, and while I usually don’t get particularly excited by excited by pre-production pics like these, now I [...]

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Losing grip – Blinded by the bling

”The battery holder is in plastic”. While this statement is pretty far from the official description of this chassis, it is a very apt way of summarazing the design of MST’s FMX 2.0 LCG KMW. I have tried not to, but it really is impossible to refrain from commenting on a chassis that forces you to squint when you look [...]

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MST 5th Scale GPX RC Motorcycle

Teaser – MST 1/5 GPX Motorcycle

Over at Max Speed Technologies they are now teasing a 1/5th scaled GPX RC Motorcycle. RC motorcycles don’t get a lot of press now days, but can be some of the most rewarding vehicles to master, as well as some of the most fun to race with. The crew at MST have come up with the new GPX that is [...]

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MST E92 Clear Touring Car Body

MST E92 Clear Touring Car Body

Coming soon from MST/Max Speed Technologies is a clear E92 Touring Car Body. The E92 has been nicely scaled and is an easy fit for most 190mm wide touring cars. Also, the E92 body will be available with an MST RMX 2.0 rwd drift chassis in kit form in the future. However, for all you hardcore drift or on-road fans, [...]

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Max Speed Technology LP56 Clear Body

Teaser – Max Speed Technology LP56 Clear Body

Coming this fall from Max Speed Technology is the LP56 Clear Body. The LP56 has an ultra-aggressive super-car look and was designed to fit 1/10th scaled on-road cars. For now all we have is a few teaser images, plus some specifications like a wheelbase of 257mm, and a width of 195mm, which is standard for most 1/10 touring cars. We will [...]

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Max Speed Technology TCR Series M-Class Kit

Max Speed Technology TCR Series M-Class Kit

Coming this summer from Max Speed Technology is the mini spec version of their TCR Series kit. This highly versatile platform can be built front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive, depending on your build. * Ball differential * 4 wheel independent suspension * FRP chassis * Wheelbase- 210, 225, or 239mm * Width- 164 or 173mm * Front or rear wheel drive You can use [...]

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MST CFX-W J45C Kit

Pre-Order Open – MST CFX-W J45C Kit

Over at Max Speed Technologies they have announced that Pre-Order is now open for their upcoming CFX-W J45C scale off-road kit. Featuring high clearance portal axles and serious scale realism, the CFX-W is ready to take on the toughest of trails. * Wheelbase- 313mm * Front & rear MPA portal axles * TC80 aluminum shocks * Dual slipper clutch * All metal transmission gears * Realistic [...]

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MST RC CFX-W J45C Kit

MST Teases CFX-W J45C Kit

Right now the crew over at Max Speed Technology are teasing their new CFX-W J45C Kit. In recent years, MST has really grown in the scale off-road and drift markets. Their upcoming CFX based scale crawler has a classic off-road look and was designed for a high level of trail performance right out of the box. The MST CFX-W J45C has [...]

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Losing grip – MST FXX 2.0S

Depending on perspective, this column is either ten days late, or three days late. Suffice to say, that moving countries tends to put hobby matters quite far down on the to-do list. Making sure kids and some four hundred pounds of luggage gets on and off the plane, does not leave a lot of room for RC related matters. Nor [...]

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MST MG 40X120-1.9 Crawler Tires

MST MG 40X120-1.9″ Rock Crawling Tire

Recently announced by MST is the MG 40X120-1.9″ Rock Crawling Tire. The MG has a great scale look with large lugs and heavy sidewall detailing. The MG also comes in MST’s soft 30° rubber compound to give your rig incredible levels of raw mechanical grip. The MST MG Rock Crawler Tires have a part number of #831008 and you can hit [...]

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MST RC FXX 2 KMW Drift Kit

Limited Edition MST FXX 2.0 KMW Drift Kit

New from the crew at MST is the limited edition FXX 2.0 KMW drift car kit. These limited edition units come with a special aluminum plate that displays each car’s serial number. Here are more highlights- * New aluminum motor mount * New steering system & front end geometry * Aluminum alloy ATK front wheel seat * Aluminum alloy MB rear suspension system * New [...]

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Losing grip – on kits and Batmobiles

Lo and behold! Shipping was quicker than expected and the mailman arrived a couple of days ago with a decent sized box. Inside the box were more boxes, and inside those boxes were toys. I am now the happy owner of a Yokomo YD-2S. Some soldering needs to be done, and then it should be good to go. As I told [...]

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Losing Grip – MST FXX 2.0 KMW

A couple of days ago MST released a few more details of their upcoming FXX 2.0 KMW, and I am really rather curious about it. Front motor, shaft driven and inboard front suspension, all mounted on a 3.5 mm carbon fibre chassis. The battery and electronics are concentrated towards the rear, which coupled with the front engine should give a pretty [...]

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MST CMX TH1 RTR

MST CMX TH1 RTR 1/10 Scale Off-Road Truck

Newly announced by Max Speed Technology is a RTR version of their CMX based TH1 scale off-road truck. The ready to run version of the TH1 makes it quick and easy to hit the trails. * Wheelbase- 267mm * Width- 195mm * CMX scale off-road chassis * Full time shaft driven 4wd * Solid axles front & rear * 26 turn brushed motor * Waterproof steering servo * [...]

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