Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I-Lap Timing Systems to Release New Micro Transponder

I-Lap Timing Systems is about to release a new "micro" version of its system's transponder units. The new units, pictured above on the right, are said to weigh half as much as the traditional ones (left).

More info available at Mini-Z Racer forums.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Kyosho Mini-Z Racer MR-03VE

Chassis pre-installed with high performance brushless motor!

Next generation MINI-Z introduces even more durability and power!

The next evolution of the MINI-Z Racer now incorporates the latest brushless motor technology into its performance. Never used before on a MINI-Z, this model includes the same-sized ‘Team Orion XSPEED VE’ brushless motor with its characteristic high durability, power, RPM and a flat torque feel. The MINI-Z takes full advantage of the brushless motor’s efficient low friction; non-contact properties that minimize wear and reduce electrical noise to deliver outstanding linear response and smooth acceleration for a sensorless brushless motor that is approved for use in the MINI-Z Cup and other official races. A limit applied to maximum RPM keeps the playing field level for all drivers. In addition, a newly designed circuit board with ICS function connects to a PC (adapter sold separately) for precision setting adjustments. Just download the ‘ICS VE Manager’ software from the Kyosho website to manage the brushless motor settings and remove the RPM limit to extract the full potential from your machine. The newly designed upper cover also allows simple mounting of the optional gyro on top and the chassis is equipped with the MR-03 ball diff that was previously optional. Now the MR-03’s dynamic performance is turbo-charged with brushless motor power to mark a new stage in the evolution of MINI-Z performance and technology.

More information and detailed pictures available at Kyosho website.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another Mini-Z Super Slow Motion Video

This is an edited version of the previously posted super slow motion video of a Kyosho Mini-Z MR03. A few "on-board camera" shots were inserted.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mini-Zs Super Slow Motion Video at Haagring

This is a super slow motion (240 fps) video of two Kyosho Mini-Zs MR-03 splitting a corner at the end of Haagring's longest straight.