EXCLUSIVE! Kyosho Mini Inferno

Kyosho’s been a big name in minis since the Mini-Z, and now Big K is ready to launch a major new mini machine: the Mini Inferno. It’s comparable in size to 1/18 scale cars, and runs on six alkaline cells or up to eight of 2/3A-size rechargeable cells. It’s big 380-size motor outclasses the typical 280-size motor found in most other minis, and it’s full of features.

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XRAY takes on 1/8 scale off-road with new XB8 design

XRAY’s upcoming XB8 1/8 scale buggy is not only XRAY’s first nitro-powered car, but the company’s first off-road car as well. Like the XRAY ‘luxury’ cars that came before it, the big buggy will top of the line all the way, ‘and will feature the best of the best – exclusive aluminum and graphite all around the car, special Hudy Spring Steel drive train parts, and other top-quality components’. XRAY is keeping quiet on tech details and has released only this teaser image, but we’re working hard to get more specs and info. Stay tuned…
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Trinity Mini Spyder 1/18 4WD truck

The mini market has another new player—Trinity’s new “Itsy Bitsy Spyder” (yes, that is in fact it’s real name). This new 1/18 4WD off-road truck comes 100 percent assembled from the factory; has a shaft drive system; front and rear gear diffs; ball bearings in the gearboxes; high performance “Mini” size motor; fully proportional ESC with reverse; high-torque/high-speed steering servo; full size AM radio; it’s available in six different 27MHz frequencies with six different body colors; has low-profile off-road tires (with foam inserts) mounted on chrome dish wheels. The truck comes completely ready-to-run—all that’s left is to install AA batteries (four for the truck) and go! The little Spyder retails for just $199 and is expected to sell for only about $120 on the street. For more information, please visit the Team Trinity website.

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Trinity Mini Spyder 1/18 4WD truck

The mini market has another new player—Trinity’s new “Itsy Bitsy Spyder” (yes, that is in fact it’s real name). This new 1/18 4WD off-road truck comes 100 percent assembled from the factory; has a shaft drive system; front and rear gear diffs; ball bearings in the gearboxes; high performance “Mini” size motor; fully proportional ESC with reverse; high-torque/high-speed steering servo; full size AM radio; it’s available in six different 27MHz frequencies with six different body colors; has low-profile off-road tires (with foam inserts) mounted on chrome dish wheels. The truck comes completely ready-to-run—all that’s left is to install AA batteries (four for the truck) and go! The little Spyder retails for just $199 and is expected to sell for only about $120 on the street. For more information, please visit the Team Trinity website.

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Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

Team Corally’s Chris Tosolini gives a victory salute (and a great plug for Airtronics) after winning Touring Mod at the ROAR Carpet Nats, held at West Haven CT’s Hobby Chamber. The event also saw victories for Team Trinity/XRAY’s Mike Dumas in 19T Touring, and the first-ever win for a brushless system at a ROAR nats as Team Associated’s Jon Orr won 1/12 Mod using an LRP Sphere and Reedy NEO-1 brushless combo.

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Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

Team Corally’s Chris Tosolini gives a victory salute (and a great plug for Airtronics) after winning Touring Mod at the ROAR Carpet Nats, held at West Haven CT’s Hobby Chamber. The event also saw victories for Team Trinity/XRAY’s Mike Dumas in 19T Touring, and the first-ever win for a brushless system at a ROAR nats as Team Associated’s Jon Orr won 1/12 Mod using an LRP Sphere and Reedy NEO-1 brushless combo.

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Reedy Race: Wins for Factory Team TC4 and JRX-S

Tamiya USA, Aliso Viejo, CA: Team Associated’s Craig Drescher was the Invitational Class winner at the 2005 Reedy Race, which also marked the Factory Team TC4′s competition debut… Jilles Groskamp took second with his XRAY T1FK, and Hot Bodies’ Atsushi Hara wheeled the new Cyclone in for third. Meanwhile, in Open Mod, Josh Numan set the top qualifying time with his Team Losi JRX-S and lead a 1-2 finish with fellow Team Losi JRX-S driver Mike Truhe.

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Teemu Wins TC Euros!

Check out Marc Rheinhard in this shot…it looks like he’s saying “Get off my step!” Sorry Marc, Teemu won fair and square with his Orion-powered Schumacher Mi2. For the full story, click over to Team Orion’s excellent coverage. You can talk about the race and get the link here.

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