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  1. Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro & EP Formula Off Road Models 
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    31228B - 1/8 4WD Nitro FO-XX 2.4 GHz - $489.99
    30887B - 1/8 EP 4WD FO-XX VE w/2.4 GHz - $519.99

    More details here:

    http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2014...f-road-models/
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    That is wicked looking!! Best looking Kyosho release in a while.
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    Here are some more images of the electric version.















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    Yeah, it's about time someone made a decent Formula Off-road model and it looks like Kyosho have done a really good job here. With cars like this and their rerelease program, maybe we will see an increase in popularity in general for Kyosho. That would be cool.
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    Seriously big smile on my face over that one. Too cool!!! Hopefully it's not waaayy expensive. Can't wait to see video.
     

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    What a waste...it's just a re-badged/branded Kyosho Twin Force.
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    *sigh* Of course it is. So what?

    I have no interest in a mad force per-se - this version I like however.
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    The problem with the Twin Force is the solid axles hint at 'real monster truck' but the chassis configuration with the shocks and the body/wheels point more towards speed and performance. It doesn't know what it is or what it is supposed to be good at. Not a scale truck, not really very racy either. Once you get the right body, wheels and setup and its a nice scale replica of something real - that's what gets my interest, and hopefully a lot of other peoples' too.
    So it's a modified Twin Force... it is probably what the Twin Force always should have been.
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    Here are some images of the nitro version. I also added the part # and price for both versions to the 1st post in this thread.









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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRat View Post
    The problem with the Twin Force is the solid axles hint at 'real monster truck' but the chassis configuration with the shocks and the body/wheels point more towards speed and performance. It doesn't know what it is or what it is supposed to be good at.
    Ha - see the Axial Yeti for that one. I'm sure the "out west" guys were clamoring for a U4 rig, but for everyone else, what do you do with it? IFS compromises crawling, and SRA compromises high speed. Looks like it handled like a dump truck at speed. Honestly a little disappointed in it.

    I've seen a mad force run, and it handles surprisingly well for a SA rig at speed. Kyosho had a pretty good idea with the way the suspension is designed. An FOFF vehicle is usually SA based anyway - this is as close to a factory FOFF as I can think of.... (and assuming that's what they were going for with the "FO-XX" moniker)

    Kyosho's had some strange designs lately, but one is spot on. IMHO of course....
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    i have absolutely no reason to own an RC like this. i have never wanted an RC like this. there's no way im going to every buy one, even if i won the lottery.
    but that thing is just friggin' cool!

    it's also good to see something a little outside the box. the market has gotten stale with short course and scale vehicles/rock crawlers/trail trucks. it's a nice off shoot.
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    I gotta have one of These . Contacted my friends in UK the second a VP hits the shelf in 24hours it will be in the mail to be .. I like every thing I see and read so fare.. anything I can use 2-3 cells in gets my attention.. like the New style and True scale of a REAL TRUCK..I will Beat this thing to Death.. LOL..gimme gimme gimme.. darn..
     

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    Even if you run traditional MT tires, it's still got to be a fun basher.
     

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