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Mini-Z RWD
In January, Kyosho will start distribution of a new Mini-Z RWD with the body replica of the McLaren P1 GTR. The P1 GTR was the circuit-spec model introduced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the McLaren F1 GTR. The P1 GTR’s unique features such as a large front splitter and rear wing, air intake snorkel and rear aerodynamic plate, have been reproduced.

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Tenacity 4WD

Team Losi announced two new Tenacity 4WD SCT with a licensed body. One is licensed by Fox Racing Shocks and the second by Method Wheels. Both arrive in hobby shops Ready To Run with a brushed motor system to keep costs low. The chassis is built on the original TEN platform, known worldwide as one of the toughest platforms around.

The model features a full-time four-wheel drive which provides increased traction and handling. The front, center and rear differentials can also be tuned for various conditions.

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F-110 SF4

Soon, Serpent will start shipping their new F-110 SF4 1/10th Scale competition Formula Pan Car. The model arrives in hobby shops in kit version and to complete the F-110 SF4 you need to buy the body, motor, speed controller, servo, battery and 2-channel radio system separately.

The innovative design for the rear pod has side bearings in linear guides replacing the sidelinks. With a traditional sidelink design, designers use long side links to have the relative roll movement between pod and chassis as linear as possible.

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Yokomo

Yokomo has shown the new LiPo battery packs Max Power 6000mAh and 5300mAh LiPo. The 6000mAh uses high-performance 100C-rated cells for maximum power output and is made for modified and stock touring classes. The low centre design gives the model faster cornering speed. The 5300mAh battery is low cost and has standard dimensions with high-quality 50C cells.

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4Y24

Our friends at Carisma announced their 4Y24 1/24th Scale 4WD buggy kit. The 4Y24 kit is based on the original GT24B running the latest 2.4 GHz radio gear and Brushless electrics now available. The robust and well engineered 4Y-24 4WD Buggy Kit incorporates all the features you would expect of a class leading model. It’s the perfect starting point for any serious 1/24th race buggy build.

Independent coil over suspension works with 1/10th Race Buggy inspired A-Arms to keep the tyres generating grip, while the slipper clutch protects the driveline from undue stress when jumping or changing from high to low grip surfaces. Tough gear diffs, front and rear, allow for a true 4WD “Lift Off Oversteer” dynamic, and can be fine tuned by changing the viscosity of the internal grease used.

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Spektrum DX5 Rugged

Horizon Hobby presented the new Spektrum DX5 Rugged radio control. This new 5-channel radio is designed for all uses: off-road, on-road and boats. Among the software features we find different options dedicated to scalers and crawlers, such as adjustments for models with four-wheel steering and MOA (Motor on Axle).

Inspired by the ergonomical Spektrum DX5 Pro and DX5C transmitters, the water-resistant chassis offers protection against minor splashes. It has a large LCD screen, a more precise steering wheel, DSMR transmission technology and telemetry functions.

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RPX-II

Yokomo has shown the new RPX-II speed controller specially develop for the Drift Racer. This 160 Ampere ESC uses high quality FETs with super low internal resistance that helps suppress heat generation. It features a factory programmed firmware to give you the best performance on low-grip surfaces and a 6V/7.4V BEC.

The RPX-II Drift Spec can be WiFi programmed via smartphones with the BL-WM module or with the programming box.

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68123MG

HRC Racing has launched their all-new 68123MG servo. This servo has been especially designed for use in Crawlers and Trucks. It features metal gears, double ball bearings and heavy duty servo horns. The HRC 68123MG has an ultra high torque with 23 kg-cm @ 6.0V with a speed of 0.14s/60°.

A metal gear train ensures durability and the black composite Nylon Fiber case keeps the weight down. View a list of the specifications below.

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