Re Released Kyosho Tomahawk Scale Goodness

Yes, I already posted this on facebook, but it needed a blog post all of it’s own.  I have to say that this and a HPI Mini Trophy have fast moved to the top of my “RC cars I want” over a SCX10 of late (ok, the Tomohawk went straight to the top this morning).

So the details, well it’s awesome, although I suppose that doesn’t count as a feature.  The design is a little different from the original, but those improvements have all been a good thing.  From what I can find the original was released in 1985 and was developed from the recently re released scorpion, this year marks 30 years since it’s release.  The changes include:

  • A unique battery mount to  allow a full size stick pack to be mounted side-to-side instead of the original hump packs
  • Ability to fit a shorty lipo lengthways in the chassis
  • improved servo mount
  • gearbox housing is now a two-piece design made of die-cast aluminum
  • A gear differential wiht optional ball diff (original had no differential)
  • slipper clutch to cope wth modern bushless systems
  • 48 pitch gears
  • soft compound tyres with foam inserts
  • arms, chassis plates, and the rails of the main chassis feature full 6061T6 aluminum construction
  • Countersunk hex-head machine screws are used throughout
  • bright red anodized aluminum shocks are slightly larger in diameter than the original shocks, and they feature polished stainless shafts for much smoother, more durable shocks
  • a slight increase in suspension width for stability
  • Expected Release Date: June 2015

To Dawn Trading and Hobbies Australia (the Australian Kyosho Distributors), I am happy to get down on my knees and beg you to send me one of these to review, pretty please with a cherry on top?

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