Explore the outdoors with the all-season adventure model!
The newest edition to the 1/12 scale electric belt vehicle series further enhances your outdoor experience. Kyosho’s long selling ‘Blizzard’ that has stood the test of time with a legion of loyal fans, has been used as a base for the new ‘Trail King’. Among its many features, a completely new body design creates the retro feel of a hard working machine. In addition to the realistic finish with separate accessory parts, the underbody incorporates a cockpit and always-on front and rear LED lights. A loading platform also provides space for a variety of things to be carried.
The Trail King enhances the enjoyment of nostalgic wilderness experiences across a wide variety of scenes with a chassis boasting heavy-duty specifications for smooth and easy travel across any surface including uneven rocky roads and steep gradients. Take control with forward, reverse, left/right and the complete left/right pivot turning capability of a belt vehicle. As the model is fully pre-assembled, the advanced mechanics of the Trail King are ready to be enjoyed straight away. Compatibility with spare and optional parts for the Kyosho ‘Blizzard’ allows you to expand your enjoyment of the snow and sand adventures even further.
- Injection molded accessory parts such as mirrors, wipers and loading platform combine with the underbody and driver’s seat to produce an incredible level of scale realism.
- Two-motor transmission produces the independent left/right control for flexible maneuverability and powerful drive of a belt vehicle. Simple box structure of the chassis provides easy maintenance and excellent durability.
- Two white LED lights on the front and two red LEDs on the rear (both always on) are equipped as standard and incorporated into the bumpers mounted on the chassis. No difficult disconnecting of the LED wiring is required when attaching and detaching the body.
- Other optional accessory parts are available to increase the scale finish and add individual style to your machine.
Chassis Type: Chain drive
Weight: 1,610g (With included battery)
Motor: 370size Brushed motor x2
- Completed chassis
- Battery for driving (KYOSHO SPEED HOUSE NiMH 2200)
- USB charger(Super plug type)
- Binding connector
- Tool(1.5mm Hex wrench)
Needed To Complete:
- (4) "AA" Batteries (for the transmitter)
My first impressions:
Super stoked to finally get one of these. I wasn't interested In a plow so I went with the Trail King vs traditional Blizzard.
I also picked up the ball bearing kit from fast eddy which for what this cost should have come with it. That was another $19. Although I'm not even sure how great idea it is on the bogeys since they will be wet. Not sure if they're stainless steel.
I plugged it in and the lights lit up as expected. The user manual mentioned binding the radio for first use, but it worked right out of the box. The default radio setup had a weird mix going on so I had to flip a channel or two to reverse and then it was straight stick actio ln for each track. I prefer it this way as then I can have total control vs a mixer even though it's harder to get used to.
One thing I wasn't sure about and couldnt find online was if both sticks spring to center- they do thankfully, so it works perfectly with this.
The gearbox is loud and all plastic but the motor pinions are steel it appears so that must have been a recent upgrade that kyosho did as I read many people recommend to upgrade the plastic pinions on the Blizzard.
In future if I can get resourceful I would love to go to a sensored brushless direct drive of some kind, eliminating the gearbox and chains completely, making it super quiet and about twice the top speed would be nice. It's very slow. But for now it's fine and it works. So far it's been in the snow only once and did a fine job. Loving it.
Track tension is adjustable by turning screws. It's in the manual.
Awesome tracked ability goes in snow where nothing with wheels can dream of.
Costs as much as the Blizzard that comes with the plow - this should cost $20-50 less.
Included charger is a joke. USB takes like 10 hours. Uses deans so use your standard charger to charge instead if you have one.
Should have included ball bearings.
Very cheap ESC and motors. Less than two batteries run, one of my tracks stopped working for a bit, I unplugged everything, nothing was fried. Plugged it back in and it worked again.
Be prepared to drop around $75 for new motors and escs in the future, I am planning for it.
Zero real hop up parts available, some folks machine custom metal parts on rcsnowcats forums to give ideas. Some free 3d printer STLs are available for things like upgraded wheel sprocket designs that don't get clogged up.