Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit

Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
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The Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit features optimized weight distribution to enhance performance. Boasting the performance and reliability of the MP10’s proven suspension and drive system, the MP10e features a specially designed main chassis developed for a 2x 2S saddle pack battery configuration that provides optimal chassis flex and sure-footed grip. The aerodynamic body was designed to deliver easy handling at high-speed. The motor mount is compatible with various size motors and supports the left-right distribution of the battery weight. A specially designed receiver box and ESC mount deliver improved maintenance efficiency. For the sharpest racing edge, the MP10e is an ideal weapon choice when you are heading in to battle.

NOTE: Electronics, painted body, wheels and tires shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model. 

 

Features:

  • Layout design arranges the batteries on both sides of the chassis with the motor mounted in the front. Even left-right distribution of battery weight reduces roll speed through corners to improve control. Simultaneously, forward mounting of the motor shifts the center of gravity to the front and combines with the proven undercarriage to maintain control stability, especially over gaps.
  • The suspension system shares components with the MP10 GP model. Durability and reliability combined with optimized suspension geometry helps to extract performance under hard racing conditions. Superior handling is achieved, even with the heavier weight of an 1/8 e-buggy. Various optional parts for MP10 such as hard type lower suspension arms are compatible with the MP10e.
  • Oil shocks with HD coated aluminum cylinder cases deliver superior heat dissipation and are included as standard. Big bore shocks provide excellent damping capability and stabilize the posture of the machine. Aluminum shock caps are compatible with both diaphragm and aeration type dampers. Diaphragm type dampers are included, with the optional Shock Cap Seal Set (KYOIFW469-01 - not included) allows the use of aeration type shocks.
  • The hard anodized aluminum main chassis exhibits optimal flex and mechanical grip required for high-performance and durability.
  • Center bulkhead features an integrated slide motor mount that adapts to different size motors while also allowing easy gear mesh adjustment and installation/removal of the motor.
  • Batteries mounted on left and right sides are securely fixed with hook & loop straps. This allows batteries to be easily attached/detached and provides compatibility with various battery sizes. 
  • ESC is attached via a dedicated mount that is fixed to the chassis with screws, making it easier to attach/detach for ease of maintenance while being more secure than conventional direct double-sided tape mounting. Mount size is compatible with most popular brands of ESC.
  • Body has been specially designed and proven through extensive testing to deliver optimal performance. Superior aerodynamics achieve both sharp handling control and stability at high speed. The kit is also compatible with the existing MP10 bodies that can be set to suit course and driver preferences.

Specifications:
Length: 490mm
Width: 307mm
Height: 180mm
Wheelbase: 325mm (Can be adjusted by moving rear hub collars)
Tread (F/R): 254mm
Tires (F/R): (sold separately)
Gear Ratio: 10.87:1 Pinion 14T
Weight: 3,650g (approx.)
R/C system: 2-3ch (sold separately)

Includes:

  • Un-assembled Chassis kit
  • Pinion gear
  • Clear body
  • Body mask sheet
  • Decals
  • Manual 

Needed To Complete:

  • 2-Channel Radio System
  • (1) Steering Servo 
  • 1/8 Scale Electronic Speed Control
  • 1/8 Scale Brushless Motor
  • (2) 2S LiPo Battery Pack (Not compatible with 4S LiPo Battery Pack)
  • Compatible Battery Charger
  • Wheels, Tires, Inserts & Tire Glue 
  • Diff Oil
  • Shock Oil
  • Polycarbonate Paint (for body)
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 (8 weeks ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
9/10 - Highly Recommend...

Build Experience:
Zero mistakes in manual. Outside of the Xray manuals, Kyosho manuals and build experience is really good. Like I said, zero mistakes or weird room for interpretation steps (cough cough AE, AGAMA, LOSI, Tekno etc.) I built one without power tools (12 hours) and one with power tools (6 hours). Minimum parts on dreaded parts trees from the 1990s. Plastics are softer than Tekno/Xray/AE/SWorkz. The metals are nicely finished/engraved and feel of quality is on par if not better than the LOSI/Serpent/Agama/Mugen.

Handling/Driving:
I honestly thought this would be like the TKI3/4 in terms of an easy to drive, pushy, lazy car. However I was surprised when even with box stock setup it handled very neutral and jumped like NO OTHER car out there. I literally have built/driven/race every brand outside of Castor Racing and JQ Racing. I assure you - it's almost like cheating, you are making solid ground while mid air. It's almost if there is some science to the madness with motor direction and differential direction. Almost feels like a gyroscopic downwards effect. You can FEEL and more importantly visibly SEE it jump lower. Handling wise, on box stock setup I did feel a slight push (high grip, dirt/clay mixted track at 80-90% humidity and 90-100 deg weather). I ended up with a setup that feels really good which was basically 4k-6k-3k in diffs and slight toe out in front and 3 deg toe in pills in rear. Height, camber and droop will vary for your track so I'll leave those out but let me tell you this no fluff car at 102mm/118mm droop drives, jumps/lands and races better than my crazy high Tekno EB48 2.0 at 115mm/130mm droop lol.

Again - no other car drives similar and that popular saying from experienced folk: "You can make any Buggy handle/drive like any other buggy?" Well shit. Doubt they'll make a LOSI XE or Tekno EB48 2.0 (or insert any other Buggy) handle like a Kyosho MP10E. The whole motor/diff combo with dual 2S shorties is truly a home run.

To put it further in perspective and comparing box stock to box stock, if on the far left you find the sketchy, tail happy cars like the Tekno EB48.3/.4 and AE RC8B3.1e and if on the far right you find the lazy, push happy hooked cars like the Kyosho MP9e TKI3/4. Well then in the middle of optimum you will find this one - the Kyosho MP10E, to it's nearest RIGHT you will find the newest LOSI XE Elite, to it's nearest LEFT you will find the Tekno EB48 2.0. Hope that helps paint a picture.

Maintenance wise:
Not a big fan of it. It's a little annoying than the HB E819 cars to work on. No quick access diff. If you are coming from a friendly to maintain car like the Tekno - you will absolutely hate this part of the Kyosho. This is a huge part for the average club racer. Maintenance.

Damage wise:
Some mfgs go with harder metals and customers go thru arms and hinge pins. Some mfgs go with harder plastics and customers will go with marring metals or turnbuckles and shock shafts. Well the Kyosho is definitely on the former. I have gone thru the SOFT stock arms on both my eBuggies. The optional HARD arms are a MUST have for racers with tracks that have serious jumps.

Upgrades?
I love hearing from AE/Mugen/TEKNO guys - but my kit only cost me ($550). Your Kyosho is a whole ($130 more). Yea but I did'nt have to do a single upgrade. Ask your local AE/Mugen/Tekno guy what upgrades they are running, from stupid expensive front/rear shock towers or after market pistons, or sway bars, springs and titanium turnbuckles, it all adds up to be more than $130. The Kyosho MP10E like the Xray is at a higher price point - true, but it requires nothing! I appreciate what Serpent and LOSI are doing as well, giving 'tuning kits/options parts' from factory.

Conclusion?
Get it. If you like going fast. This is'nt the old LAZY handling Kyosho eBuggy. This is totally something new. The Dual 2S forward position mixed with the downforce generated from center diff/motor is truly something new...

PS: No, not sponsored... just an avid enthusiast who plays with all brands.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 14 2020 (6 weeks ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Great kit, goes together easy, some of the best part fit I've seen. I love the balance of the 2s shorty battery's. This car jumps like no other, low and long. Now if Kyosho would do a truggy version of this car. The only downfall on the MP10 platform is that the front arms are on the weak side, Carry a couple of extra sets and your good to go.
Verified Owner
Friday, Nov 20 2020 (5 days ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Well I ordered the Mp10 e buggy before they became back ordered due to the corona virus and the increased demand for toys to play with amidst social distancing. The only problem I had was that when the box arrived, the box was opened! ( the tape on both sides was cut ). However, I checked all the packages inside and all looks good!
I have had wonderful experiences with A Main hobbies!
Looking forward to a fun build!

Phil
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 15 2020 (2 months ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Just got this kit. Last Kyosho was the MP 7.5 and I am really excited to leave all the other buggies in the dust at my local track in FL. Will give an update when I am finished building.