Kyosho Ready Set Sand Master Buggy

Mar 12, 2012 2 Comments by

This new scale looking buggy from Kyosho includes a 540 motor, big bore shocks, a gear differential for less maintenance, and a 2.4Ghz radio system. Read the press release below for more info:

The new Sand Master breaks the mold as a hobby-grade RC that delivers exceptional value, and it’s from the most experienced RC car manufacturer in the World. The Kyosho Sand Master features the exciting and timeless scale appearance from the wild world of desert off-road racing. The Sand Master buggy brings higher levels of performance, quality, and value than has ever been combined into one hobby-quality RC vehicle, and for a price that’s more competitive than any car in Kyosho history.

The Sand Master is unique in that it gives you the choice of a ReadySet model, which is factory-built and ready to run, plus an EZ Build kit model is available. Install your choice of radio system in a kit that is quickly built by attaching major sub-assemblies, allowing completion in less than an hour or two, so you get to spend some quality time with your kids, learning more details about how the vehicle works without investing countless hours and even days building a conventional kit.


  • Double Wishbone Suspension System
  • Big Bore Friction Shocks
  • Sturdy Tub Chassis Design
  • Easy Battery Access
  • Heavy Duty Diff Gear Design
  • Bead Lock Wheel Design
  • High Grip Off-Road Tires
  • Scale Sand Master Buggy Body
  • Tube Roll Cage Frame Set
  • 540 Motor (22T)
  • 2WD Drive System
  • Ultima Series Influenced

What is a Ready Set?

A Readyset is a fully assembled model that includes nearly everything you need to run. Body Color scheme is complete so only consumables like batteries and 7.2v NiMh are required so you can start operating the model without delay.

Ready Set Contents:

  • Factory Assembled Chassis
  • Complete Body With Decals Applied
  • 2.4Ghz Syncro System (KT-200 & KR-200)
  • KA-18 Speed Control *NiMH 7.2v Only

Required For Operation:

  • 4x AA Batteries For Transmitter
  • 7.2v NiMh Battery Pack*
  • Battery Charger *NiMh Type

Technical Data:

Scale: 1/10th
Length: 395mm (15.5in)
Width: 245mm (9.6in)
Height: 140mm (5.5in)
Wheelbase: 270mm (10.6in)
Weight: 1500g approx
Gear Ratio: 9.2:1
Motor: 22T Brushed
ESC: Kyosho KA-18

30831T1B – Sand Master Red (Type 1) – $188.99
30831T2B – Sand Master Yellow (Type 2) – $188.99
30831T3B – Sand Master Blue (Type 3) – $188.99

Available: May 2012

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2 Responses to “Kyosho Ready Set Sand Master Buggy”

  1. Colin says:

    I guess the question would be is it really made for the sand? I live in the desert and really wonder if this little guy will take the abuse my kid put cars through out here. Looks cool.

  2. Blitz SCB is here! - Bulletin Board says:

    [...] class to these things. Technically, Kyosho has already done just that with their RB5 platform: Kyosho Ready Set Sand Master Buggy – RC Car Action Problem is, there are now two different size platforms from Kyosho alone because they also have [...]

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