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Old 02-01-2010, 06:23 AM   #1
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Default KM Racing H-K1 200mm Touring Car



KM Racing have released the firt information on their new 1/10 Scale full Option 200mm 4WD GP Touring car, called the H-K1. Still in prototype form, the new car will feature aluminium bulkheads similar to the current generation of cars in this class, together with carbon chassis stiffener, front and rear belt tension adjustment, ball raced rear anti roll bar and aerodynamically shaped front bumper. As this is the full option version, it comes standard with hard coated aluminium throughout, including the pulleys, with teflon coated aluminium front and rear shocks, ceramic 2-speed bearings plus a whole host of other option parts.



- Full car aluminium parts using A7075-T6 with special hard coating.
- Full car equip with aluminium hard coated pulleys
- Telfon coated aluminium front & rear shocks
- Full bearings with two ceramic bearings for two speed.
- Titanium 64Ti turnbuckle.
- Titanium 64Ti middle shaft
- Titanium 64Ti pivot balls
- KM aluminium front axle.
- KM carbon brake plate with special high friction brake pad.
- Aluminium hard coated servo saver.
- KM special ultra light weight clutch system.
- Full car equip with low friction belts
- Carbon & aluminium brake arm.
- Carbon battery plate.
- Carbon middle belt stand.
- Carbon middle mount collar.
- Carbon 2 speed shaft collar.
- Carbon rear stiffener.
- Front spring steel universal shaft.




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Old 02-01-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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It seems to have front uprights from Kyosho, rear uprights from Xray. The 2-speed shaft bulkhead has a 733 "feel" to it.

I dunno why companies are using aluminum bulkheads (maybe saving a few $$$ in not making molds), I believe plastic are far better.

Tank is quick release, thats a huge pro. Battery seems to use a small lipo which is a huge weight saver. And its place almost at the center of the car (front to back).

I see alot of carbon fiber, which is a huge pro in terms of look. Dont know how well it will hold up in crashes though...

Rear shock tower... fashion emergency ... Really ugly, but like they say, looks aint everything.

It seems that they adopted the whole rear NT1 system interms of the rear bulkhead cover (the one that holds the rear arm pins).

Shocks... No doubt they used Mugen's. The bleed hole in the cap, the lower shock cap and even the cap that holds the spring in place looks identical.

I really wish all manufacturers would invest a little more into using a quick-release for the engine like the NT1 and 1/8 buggy scale.

Front lower arm is pretty big, and looks like the 733's but without the hole for the anti-roll bar.

Middle bearing bulkhead is like that of the 720. very small and the pulleys are at the ends of the shaft.

Aluminum pulleys, gonna have to see how long they last before getting shiny.

Looks like an OK car. Has some sort of similar feel to the Capricorn, in which that is a combination of many cars trying to capture the pros of them and none of the cons.

Track test will definitely be a deciding factor.
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Still in proto phase if you lookat the km site you would see that a lot of it was based of the Team magic car & I agree it looks like a lot of other manufacture parts on it I guess the worlds brings a flock of new brands it looks good
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Just to verify does KM Racing stands for King's Motor Racing. What is their web link?
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Just to verify does KM Racing stands for King's Motor Racing. What is their web link?
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interesting to see another new car been launched
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KM Racing have released the firt information on their new 1/10 Scale full Option 200mm 4WD GP Touring car, called the H-K1. Still in prototype form, the new car will feature aluminium bulkheads similar to the current generation of cars in this class, together with carbon chassis stiffener, front and rear belt tension adjustment, ball raced rear anti roll bar and aerodynamically shaped front bumper. As this is the full option version, it comes standard with hard coated aluminium throughout, including the pulleys, with teflon coated aluminium front and rear shocks, ceramic 2-speed bearings plus a whole host of other option parts.



- Full car aluminium parts using A7075-T6 with special hard coating.
- Full car equip with aluminium hard coated pulleys
- Telfon coated aluminium front & rear shocks
- Full bearings with two ceramic bearings for two speed.
- Titanium 64Ti turnbuckle.
- Titanium 64Ti middle shaft
- Titanium 64Ti pivot balls
- KM aluminium front axle.
- KM carbon brake plate with special high friction brake pad.
- Aluminium hard coated servo saver.
- KM special ultra light weight clutch system.
- Full car equip with low friction belts
- Carbon & aluminium brake arm.
- Carbon battery plate.
- Carbon middle belt stand.
- Carbon middle mount collar.
- Carbon 2 speed shaft collar.
- Carbon rear stiffener.
- Front spring steel universal shaft.




More info on: www.redrc.net
Front Bumper Looks Soft, & Weak (Not Enough Support)
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interesting to see another new car been launched
KM's been making parts for other cars for a while and they seem pretty ambitious, so it's not too surprising that they're coming out with a car. One of their guys won the 2006 IFMAR 1/10 GP Touring car Pre-worlds.

Just like with all these other new cars that are out, durability, reliability and parts availability are the key to success. I wonder what the nitro R/C market looks like in China. There are certainly a lot of people there!

The main chassis doesn't seem to follow the current trend, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Those large slots on the bottom gotta be there for something.

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:34 AM   #9
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Interesting that another manufacturer is coming to the 200mm scene during these financial times....

The last few photos (Prototype II) look like a Team Magic G4+ Evo, the other prototype sorta looks like a NT1 a bit (Prototype III)!

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Not really interesting Imho.
Car wil be outdated the day it hit the streets.

The only new thing, and it is quite nice, are the carbon belt tensioners.
The downforce creating bumper is just a laugh and complete rubbish.
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I saw a prototype of this car at the TRS Asia Nitro Invitational last year, driven by Meen Vreejak. He was quite fast with it and the car looked very good on the track. He qualified only seconds off Fukuda and for most of the main he ran within 5 or 6 seconds, and even led for a little.
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