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T-Work’s MP9 TKI4 aluminium option parts

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T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium option parts for the Kyosho MP9 TKI3/4 in the form of front and rear shock towers and front upper suspension mount. The options parts are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and come hard coated, black anodised and laser-etched. The rear shock tower uses stock geometry while the front shock tower uses “S” high camber mount with mounting holes set 2mm higher to deliver faster corner speeds. The front upper suspension mount is designed to be used with the Kyosho high camber mount shock towers. When combined with the correct shock towers it helps to provide faster corner speeds.

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T-Work’s MP9 TKI4 aluminium shock standoff set

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T-Work’s have introduced a set of aluminium shock standoffs for Kyosho MP9 TKI3 and TKI4. They are made from 7075-T6 aluminum with a nut as the base to easily install them. The shock standoffs come hard coated for durability and weigh less than the stock steel standoffs. The set includes four standoffs and mounting hardware.

Kyosho Sold to Shinsei Bank

After year’s of rumours, news has reached us that Kyosho has been acquired by an investment fund with plans for a restructure of the business.

Sources in Japan point to a slow down in domestic sales as the culprit behind the “sluggish performance”. Japan’s Nikkei stock market published the news, announcing purchaser, Shinsei Bank’s plans to rebuild management by boosting expansion of Asian sales channels & customers in growth markets. Former President Aki Suzuki will serve on in an advisory role to the company whilst Katsumi Watanabe is already listed as President on Kyosho’s own website. Interestingly in the company milestone timeline, it reads, 2018: Kyosho “Reborn”.

Sources: Nikkei / Kyosho

Under the Hood: MP9 TKI4 Elliott Boots

Elliott Boots, 24 – UK

   

Philippe Neidhart takes back ownership of Team Orion

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Team Orion was founded by Philippe Neidhart in 1987. Thanks to its numerous innovations and clever business strategy, Team Orion was highly successful for its first 20 Years of existence. Despite its best efforts, due to the worldwide economical crisis and other technological factors out of its control, the early years of the 21st century caused severe issues for Team Orion’s business as a whole.

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PSM MP9 TKI4 aluminium shock standoff set

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PSM have introduced a set of aluminium shock standoffs for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4. These lightweight shock standoffs are machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and hard coated for wear. The parts sport a special design with the flat-width moved to the center of the standoff to provide easier access for tightening. For the smoothest shock travel possible, PSM recommend to use their shock bushing set with these standoffs.

Elliott Boots talks about his RC life, MP9 & IFMAR Worlds

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This year Elliott Boots skipped the 2018 DNC and went to Japan for some MP9 TKI4 testing. During his visit to Kyosho headquarters, Elliott talked about his career, the MP9 and the IFMAR Worlds event coming up this year at Australia.

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T-Work’s MP9 stainless steel skid plates

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T-Work’s have introduced a stainless steel skid plates for the Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI serie of vehicles. Machined from stainless steel, the rear and front skid plates come in a pack of two. The skid plate help protect your chassis from being worn down by highly abrasive surfaces and rough landings.

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