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New MP9 TKI3 Layout

The new parts are listed here:

KYOIF474B Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3 Side Gard

 

KYOIF478 Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3 Front Radio Box Set

KYOIF479 Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3 Receiver Box Set

KYOIF480 Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3 Aluminum Servo Plate

 

via New Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3 Radio Tray Parts Revealed!.

I’d like to get one of these low profile body designs for my newly-acquired Kyosho Inferno ST-RR Truggy.

This is post was originally from http://www.infernosonly.com/Kyosho_Inferno_ST_RR_EVO_is_Launched_s/1040.htm

The Best Truggy in History Is Now Better!


Kyosho has made it official now, the Inferno ST-RR EVO details have been released! (well most of the details)


The Kyosho ST-RR EVO is an assembled and unpainted kit rolling chassis, so these pictures just represent what yours can look like once completed!


Some History First
Ok let’s examine what’s going on here! With all the time since the last ST-RR version, about 3 years ago… there has been an evolution happening with the team driver’s kits. With Cody King, Jared Tebo and others taking items from the MP9 buggy and adopting them to the truggy as well as trying some new things, Kyosho finally decided to update the truggy to this new level its being raced at in a new kit!

The ST-RR has been the trend setter all along in the truggy scene, much like the 1/8th buggy scene. The last version of the truggy, the ST-RR set new standards by using a lengthened wheelbase and wider track.than every other truggy. It has been almost unbeatable ever since. Remember also that the Inferno ST-R was the very first officially created truggy kit on the market for competition racing and it was designed byYuuichi Kanai, of coarse!

The Kyosho Inferno ST-RR EVO
Looks like Cody King’s Truggy! (Click for a bigger image)

Well then, here we are! The new EVO! (Short of coarse for EVOLUTION) and that is exactly what this truck is, an evolution. Through great care, racing and winning, just like the big car manufactures, Kyosho has again developed the ultimate competition racing Truggy on the market!


What’s New on the Inferno ST-RR EVO?
Well at first glimpse there does not seem to be all that much, but upon further inspection… a lot!

……………… for the rest of this post, do visit the original review at:

http://www.infernosonly.com/Kyosho_Inferno_ST_RR_EVO_is_Launched_s/1040.htm

I just bought this. Comes with a really fast and responsive steering servo. Great shock setting even as stock. Motor + ESC is responsive but a little slow. Yet, I think it’s meant for stock-class racing. If there’s a mod class, perhaps you could dump a different motor and esc in. I.E. the XeRun SC10 + Hobbywing 3674 size motor, or for those with more to spend, a Novak Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 Short Course System.

As stock, it’s got no lack of torque, as I can even push my baby girl in her stroller around with this, but not enough acceleration or top end speed to get over intermittent jumps. Overall, a very good racer. Excellent steering geometry and suspension geometry. Battery pack position can be easily modified to improve the car’s balance on jumps. Composite chassis is hard as nails and wouldn’t even land a scratch after much kerbside bashing.

Here’s the Kyosho Ultima DB product video. Everyone loves the bikini babe in it.

A further note… I wonder why they call this 1/8 though. It’s the same frame as an SC truck, same tyres as an SC truck. To begin with, an SC truck is a 1/8 length and track. Team Losi Racing (TLR) calls their XXX SCB a 1/10. But that’s the same dimensions as this, in fact 4 cm longer! I hope I won’t be barred from running this at the Bottle Tree Park 1/10 Electrics Offroad Track.

Here’s the original video text:

the Kyosho Ultima DB brings scale back to electric racing in the form of a modern off-road desert racing buggy. it’s large 1/8-scale size comes from the Short Course platform of the Ultima SC, but it’s not just the same truck with a new body. The Ultima DB features a very scale body with a rugged and functional roll cage. The cage attaches to the chassis at six points and withstands very strong impacts without body damage. The solid roof panel is and roll cage are made from a very durably molded composite that will endure much more punishment than an standard body. It also features a rear motor and transmission guard to protect against rear impacts.

The Ultima DB comes completely factory assembled – even the body is trimmed, assembled and the decals are applied. You simply need to install a Ni-MH or Li-Po battery of your choice, attach the body, and you’re ready to run. In spite of all it’s user-friendliness, the Ultima DB is a current design that has the benefit of the World’s most experienced RC racing engineers. The Ultima RB5 and RT5 are at the core of the Ultima DB, which means it not only looks great, it’s shares the same DNA as the race-bred vehicles upon which its based.

Sharing many of the same parts as the Ultima SC, the DB can use most of the replacement parts from the Ultima SC, and its relation with the RB5 and RT5 means that most of the optional high-performance parts are ready to be installed.

The Ultima SC is already on its way to proving that it’s the best performing short-course truck on the market, with commanding wins at the 2010 Silver State at the hands of Joe Pillars, and recently the 2010 Cactus Classic, piloted by Mark Pavidis. All of the performance of the SC is preserved in the Ultima DB, and it’s got the added benefit of a modern, scale desert racing buggy body. There’s simply no better value and performance that you can find in one package.

https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com. HSP-what? HSP is a China-based RC Car Manufacturer that produces parts and cars for many better known brands in the world. Their most famous offering is the HSP Bazooka, also sold by Redcat Racing as the “Hurricane XTR”, a 1/8 Scale competition-class buggy based on the Kyosho Inferno 7.5. However, in more recent times, they’ve made their foray into the rockcrawler market, and HSP is already beginning to make a name…..

HSP 1/8 Scale RockCrawler

HSP 1/8 Scale RockCrawler

Like most China-produced RC cars, their 1/8 rock-crawlers bear merely a serial number, and they run from 94880-94883. The also have a 94880L, which as the name suggests, is a long-wheelbase version of their stock crawler.

In the wake of the Bazooka buggy, HSP has come to be recognized as the stable of “poor man’s race-horses”, or rather, race-cars. Not necessarily for “poor men”, but RC enthusiasts with less to spend. Yet, they’re able to hold up against the big boys all the same, i.e. the Kyosho Infernos, the Mugen MBX5s, the Team Durangos, Losis, RC8s, etc.

With great achievement, comes great expectation, and HSP doesn’t let down with their 1/8 rock crawlers. Like good rock-crawlers should, they come with twin high-torque RC540 motors, independent gearboxes,  full-metal chassis assembly, aluminium shocks, and fierce-looking 18-screw beadlock wheels with tough knobby high-grip tyres – not forgetting the open option of 4-wheel-steering. All RTR kits also come with a 2.4ghz transmitter and receiver system. Some crawlers on the market actually have plastic suspension arms which really is asking for trouble.

According to much internet speculation, it seems highly possible that Integy Racing approached HSP to produce their “iRock” 1/8 rock-crawler. Way too many visual similarities, if you’d look at the photo.

Integy iRock 4x4 RTR 1/8 Rock Crawler AFA01

Integy iRock 4x4 RTR 1/8 Rock Crawler AFA01 (Same as HSP above?)

Bashers and rockcrawling enthusiasts have described the HSP Rockcrawler to be of extremely high build quality and durability,  and that with just few a few modifications, would be ready for competitive climbing. The generally recommended setup is to replace the lower suspension arms with stiffer, stronger Gmade parts, and the axles too. For those seeking some ditch-water action, they would want to water proof their receivers and coat their batteries in Plasti-Dip.

New Gmade suspension arms and axles for the HSP rockcrawler.

New Gmade suspension arms and axles for the HSP rockcrawler.

Despite it’s excellent purpose-built performance, like most China RC products price is the ultimate draw for enthusiasts to the HSP 1/8 rockcrawler. At the price of a big-name crawler’s race-roller kit, i.e. Axial, you can get a complete HSP rtr rockcrawler.

Here’s what an RCUniverse.com user had to say:

"Hello Everyone I just received my new HSP crawler and its freakin the shiznt. It crawls over dogs, up walls, over curbs, up chairs its allot of fun i can't wait to take it out to the rocks. But i need to upgrade some weak points and then it will be ready for the real world of rock crawling. This is my 6th truck and its worth its weight in gold. lol No i'm kidding but it is a great price for an RTR just make sure you don't pay more than $299.99 there are some online auction stores that are claiming its worth over $1000 and trying to get hundreds more than its worth with out the proper hop ups. i hope this is helpful for anyone wanting to buy one. thanks "

"Hello Everyone I just received my new HSP crawler and its freakin the shiznt. It crawls over dogs, up walls, over curbs, up chairs its allot of fun i can't wait to take it out to the rocks. But i need to upgrade some weak points and then it will be ready for the real world of rock crawling. This is my 6th truck and its worth its weight in gold. lol No i'm kidding but it is a great price for an RTR just make sure you don't pay more than $299.99 there are some online auction stores that are claiming its worth over $1000 and trying to get hundreds more than its worth with out the proper hop ups. i hope this is helpful for anyone wanting to buy one. thanks "

DrewPYFZ6's HSP 1/8 Rockcrawler with New Profile Body, with a "MT-look"

DrewPYFZ6's HSP 1/8 Rockcrawler with New Profile Body, with a "MT-look"

If you’re wondering which model to get, based on my experience with China RC products, always go for the highest number- in this case, the 94883, as it tends to represent the latest edition of the model, unless of course, you want to go for the Long Wheelbase Edition, the 94880L, which I assume is based on the 94880. Perhaps owners of both 94880 and 94883 editions may want to comment on the differences between the two.

In closing, here’s a noteworthy post on HSP by Redharris on RC Universe:

Redharris writes on Traxxas then, and now - and what lies ahead for HSP

Redharris writes on Traxxas then, and now - and what lies ahead for HSP

No-Name Rig?…
What a Joke THAT is……
NAMES get Established when Folks take a chance on a New Product that turns out to be Good!

Cornel OBVIOUSLY was not around 10-15 years ago when Traxxas first entered the Scene…….
Everyone Scorned these new Traxxas Cars and said they were not up to Par with the Real Hobby Grade RC’s…..
10 years later, Traxxas Rules the Market and the Revo is one of the Most Innovative RC’s on the Market…..

Who Knows?…..Drew MAY turn out to be a TRENDSETTER……

In the Mean Time,,,,,Maybe you shouldn’t Dismiss a car that you dont Own and have never Driven?

by Julian Wong
https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com

Http://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com. Here’s my 2nd hand Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI WC. I bought it as a race-roller. It had lots of expensive mods already on it- all it requires for operation was a receiver, a new powerplant and exhaust muffler. As a big supporter of China-designed and manufactured products, I went for a Flysky GR3C receiver, the Taiwanese SH Engine PT28 XM-P8, and Jammin JP-4 exhaust kit by Hong Nor. Check out the video for features and list of mods. This setup should be strong enough to repeat XxxMain’s record house-jumping. What sets this apart from Redcats is how well this well holds up on nosedive crashes from hardcore bashing as well as very precise wheel camber adjustments for sharp responsive turning.