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BD9 MID Motor conversion kit

Zero Tribe has released the new MID Motor conversion kit for the Yokomo BD9 Touring Car we spotted at the begin of July. This conversion kit is based on the BD9 main chassis. The purpose is to reduce the time lag during the use of the throttle by eliminating the difference in belt length between front and back.

As a result, the motor is laid out centrally, enabling a balanced mid-ship layout of chassis using short LiPo battery.

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The Japanese RC brand Team Axon announced the new Revoshock dampers. These big bore shock absorbers are designed for the Yokomo YD-2 and YD-4 drift cars and utilise 11.5mm diameter 16-hole shock pistons (with HVF-coated threaded alloy shock bodies for ultra low friction). The clearance between the piston and shock body is only 0.025mm, ensuring minimal oil blow-by and thus predictable shock performance.

The Revoshock uses a new piston shaft seal design with the lower cartridge seals with a smaller diameter compared to standard P3 O-rings, which ensures the seals are not being pinched by the shock body which created a floating design that leads to virtually no friction between the seals and the shock shaft.

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Yokomo has released the first images of the new YD-2RR 1/10th Scale Drift Car. The RR design offers a new balance with the motor in the back part of the chassis. The model is based on the YD-2E-series, a low center of gravity high speed drifting chassis.

The YD-2E-series utilised a Front steering block and Front/Rear Short Lower Arm with a low friction shock and mat graphite main chassis which enables the use of any type of battery in various positions.

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Yokomo released a new Silicon-Graphene based Li HV battery (under its Racing Performer brand). This LiPo battery is specifically engineered to provide high speed, high power, and a LCG for 1/10 EP touring cars. In order to compete at the top of the world, the pack uses 140C discharge Silicon-Graphite cells, with SLCG (Super Low Center Gravity).

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You are looking for a setup to try out for your Yokomo DB9? Masami Hirosaka (considered one of the world’s most successful rc driver with a record fourteen IFMAR World Championships) had uploaded the setting sheet about his BD9, it may a good guide for your next touring car setup.

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Yokomo: New 2019 Factory Team line of apparel

Yokomo announced the release of their New 2019 Factory Team line of apparel that consists of  premium T-Shirts (with sizes that can fit everyone: from small to 3XL), Hoodies (Small to 3XL), Snapback Hats and Pit Mats.


Yokomo Racing Factory hat

This is the Yokomo Racing Factory Snap Back Hat in black with an embroidered logo on the front. The embroidery gives the logo a dimensional appearance, that looks 3D!

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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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