By Aaron Waldron
New from Kyosho:
Kyosho INFERNO MP9e TKI4 1/8 Brushless Motor Powered 4WD Racing Buggy Kit
Enjoy the thrill of pure buggy racing with the increased speed and performance of the 1/8 scale electric Inferno MP9 TK14!
With an impressive TQ in qualifying and a 2nd finish at the IFMAR 1/8 scale engine off road world championship in Las Vegas in October 2016, the INFERNO MP9 TK14 demonstrated to everyone just how fast it really is. With its formidable controlled speed, the electric powered MP9e TK14 inherits the INFERNO’s flat controllability, superior airborne posture and great agility through optimal mass concentration and lower center of gravity. Shared components from the new MP9 TK14 design such as longer front sus arms, front sus holder, front shock stay, rear wing and wing stay also realize increased compatibility on low through to high grip surfaces to meet the individual demands of each driver. This design update not only delivers improved running performance but also the essential elements for racing victory in the form of a complete revision for improved maintenance efficiency and higher durability. Designed and built with a sole focus on racing to win, the pure racing specifications of the MP9e TK14 will put you on the road to glory!
|With front section and rear wing components from the MP9 TK14, wider scope for setting options allow drivers to adapt the machine to their individual requirements.||Newly designed shock stay and upper sus holder raises the front upper rod height by 2mm for optimal camber during chassis roll.||Hard plating of the Big Bore shocks resist external damage and feature a special low-friction surface treatment that allows the φ1.5×5 holed pistons to realize smooth movement and performance over surface gaps.|
|Improved surface tracing and cornering are realized through 2mm longer front suspension arms with extra ribs for reinforcement.||Aluminum knuckle arms realize optimal akerman through a new tie rod position that minimizes the bump steer from the long sus stroke of 1/8 buggies.||Reinforced servo saver contributes to improved straight line stability and direct steering feel.|
|Two additional vertical fins deliver increased stability over jumps. Flaps (2 types) can be attached to increase rear grip.||New wing stay shape minimizes deformation or damage of the wing. Rear traction settings can be changed by adjusted the position of the wing: forward/backward, height and angle.||Precision 2-piece motor mount realizes superior heat dissipation and allows easy adjustment of backlash or replacement of motor by loosening two screws.|
- Minor change model incorporates parts from the INFERNO MP9 TK14.
- 4WD with 3-diff shaft drive and 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension contributes to low C of G.
- Aluminum knuckles optimize akerman for smoother cornering.
- Thicker ball end on the steering tie rod increases durability.
- Revised design of mounting pin for the oil shock arm allows more secure installation and improves durability.
- Revised design of catch prevents damage to the shock boots.
- Features heavy-duty universal shafts on front & rear drive shafts and center shaft.
- Dirt guards on rear sus arm protect the drive system.
- Equipped with popular forward cabin type body.
- Full ball bearing specifications.
- Compatible with a wide range of INFERNO MP9 TKI4 optional parts.
Required for Operation:
- 2ch 1 servo R/C system
- Batteries for R/C system
- Brushless motor
- ESC for brushless motor
- 2 batteries for chassis
- Battery charger
- Tire inners
- Instant glue
- Silicon oil for shocks
- Paint for coloring body
Chassis Technical Data
Wheelbase: 325mm (Wheelbase can be adjusted by changing the rear hub collars.)
Tread (F/R): 254mm
Tire(F/R): sold separately
Gear Ratio: 12.7：1
Weight: 3,370g approx.