With 66 names registered two categories and fearless drivers, the Italian organizers put together one of the greatest of the MiniZ events circuit. Well known drivers and also novices went shoulder to shoulder last Friday, knowing very well that an amazing week was at hand! At one o´clock in the afternoon Stock motors were handed out where there were more than 47 individuals registered, of those who took part in the qulifying legs. It must be noted that some drivers had a bit of a hard time with setting up their cars due to the high amount of grip of the Madrid track. This was primarily due to the use of rubber tires as opposed to silicone ones, which really increased the traction of the circuit, finally allowing drivers to clock times comparable to those recorded on tracks in other countries such as the United States.
We´ll fill you in shortly on the race results.
Kyosho recently presented a new design for the Mini-z Moto Racer at the Shizuoka fair, as well as some related accesories. The motor cycle chassis will remain the same. The only thing that has changed is the design of the pilot and the design and shape of the fairing, fuel tank and motor tail piece.
In the case of the Ducati model, Kyosho also has the rights to produce replicas of the pilot and helmet. In this case it is Valentino Rossi. In this manner, unlike the first racer that appeared on the market, the Yamaha M1; both the pilot suit as well as the helmet, were exact replicas of those worn by Valentino.
Here you can see a front view of the Ducati design. The degree of detail on the fairings is more than acceptable. The fairing designs of the Ducati are, of course, different from those of the Yamaha M1, thus giving a very authentic look to the final product. With this in mind we would also like to mention that this isn´t the only fairing on which the design has been changed.
The central part of the fairing, that of the fuel tank and the mono tail piece, are also replicas of the Ducati world MotoGP.
In addition to this motor cycle model, Kyosho has offered some new spare parts and options for the Mini-z Moto Racer. Below you can find some images taken just recently at the Kysoho stand set up at the fair.
IT appears that this optional kit also comes with the pilot figure, also in white for future painting.
This is the inverted front fork. In addition to having a real-looking finish, it is much more robust and operates with greater precision than the original model. At the moment we are still not sure as to whether it operates with oil or friction grease.
Given that they are made of aluminium, in addition to gaining more robustness and greater resistance to cracks, and fissures, they also provide greater sturdiness. In different scale motor bikes the front rim generally has an extra weight that helps to give the bike greater stability when it spins together with the rim.
This is the steering arm used by the Mini-Z Motoracer. This part, located on the end of the arm of the servo, transfers the movement of the servo de the front fork, similar to the original model.
In this image you can see a pair of optional lateral crash bars for the motor cycle.
As you are well aware, this part is mounted on the two lateral sides of the fairing and their functin is to prevent the motor cycle from leaning execisvely. If the motor cycle leans too much the tip of these crash bars touches the ground and thus prevents the motorcylce from falling over. In the original part the cars bar had plastic ball in the tips. In this optional model the tip uses ball bearings instead.
This option could be very interesting for those who want to race this motor cycle on foam tracks such as the RCP Track.
In the Kyosho stand at the Shizuoka hobby show, Kyosho also presented its new line of car bodies. You can see the images below:
As a new feature, Kyosho presents us with this new paint design of the Ferrari Enzo, with a matt black finish. Also incorporated are some openings for air circulation in the rear section and a really outstanding spoiler. .
Finally, we have this spectacular body of the Audi R8 LM V10 that Kyosho officially presented at the Hobby show.
KO Propo put together an amazing line-up at the recent 2012 Hobby Show in Shizuoka. As result, we´re now able to present you all of their latest novelties. Whether the EX-1 KIY in its FHSS or ASF versions for the Mini-Z, as far as the RC transmitters are concerned, they were the real stars of the show.
Below you can see a photo taken from the KO Propo stand:
In this second image you can see the most eagerly awaited item by all Mini-z fans; the EX-1 KIY ASF, which comes in green:
Not a day goes by that I don´t get more and more surprised about the muiltitud of uses that are being ascribed to this liquid rubber manufactured by Plasti Dip. This time I was really realy taken aback by the ease at which this product can even change and protect the rims of real cars.
With the use of a few simple bits of paper and a bit of Plastidip spray, you can appreciate in the video just how easy its application and extraction is.
If you are a race organizer, whatever the scale or category may be, TRP has created a user friendly form designed for you to easily send the calendars and events of your club. This will enable you to offer maximum publicity for your competitions, reaching as many participants as possible.
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For some time now, Uri Valdé had been saying that a good pinion differential runs much faster than an adjustable bearing differential – which makes sense, bacause there is no power loss, given that the ball bearings do not glide along the plates when accelerating; plus the traction is direct. Uri kept insisting and insisting until PN, the team that he forms a part of, finally decided to manufacture a few prototypes…. and the results we re immediately favourable.
After almost two years, this is the end result of the original idea of making a quality differential by way of pinion and crowns in order to prevent power loss in acceleration.
In TRP we had the priviledge of testing out first hand this new concept of differential with interchangeable crown and we were quite impressed; especially because of its power output, that, coupled with good grip will turn the MiniZ into a rocket.
The launching of this differential as well as the new adjustable motor mount should any day now. We will keep you informed.
TRP has started comercializing its new version of the GroupZ chassis for Slot cars on its Level 1.
This new version features some considerable improvements on its chassis such as the use of noble materials ( e.g. Carbon SSG) that incorporates aluminium in its interior. It is also mechanized with numerical precision control of its motor mount and a spectacular anodized aluminium look.
We have´been informed that these photos don´t show exactly how the new version of the latest GroupZ V3 chassis will be sold on the market. However what we can do is give you a sneak preview on some of the new features that the new chassis will incorporate. Based on the information that we have received so far, the chassis will be on sale in regular stores almost immediately, and as far as we know a few optional and racing parts will be added so that your GroupZ Slot cars could be even more versatile and competitive.