This is the Kyosho Blizzard SR "Search & Rescue" 1/12 Scale ReadySet All Terrain Belt Vehicle. The one of a kind Kyosho Blizzard has been revamped and now available in a ReadySet package! With dual 380 size high torque motors, the blizzard can climb, push, and power over just about anything. This simple and efficient setup allows more realistic and complex movements. Spin turns on the spot are easy to perform, while the dust and snow proof chassis design enables the vehicle to run reliably almost anywhere. Many game type activities such as mini soccer and crawling type races can be developed, providing you with a truly fun vehicle for all hobby enthusiasts that can tackle all types of terrain.
Expansion: Includes 3rd channel function for front shovel/snow plow movement. The 4th channel on the radio is open for future expansions. Various option parts such as rear roller unit, light set, high grade belt set, and high torque shovel servo will be available in the future.
Body: Scale looking body comes assembled, with an extra decal set allowing personal customization.
What is a Ready Set? A ReadySet is a fully assembled model that includes nearly everything you need to run. The body is complete so only consumables like batteries (7.4v LiPo, or 7.2v NiMH), charger and transmitter batteries are required so you can start operating the model without delay.
- Newly developed high spec ESC units
- Dust and snow proof chassis design with inner covers covering all critical areas (gears, motors and ESC's).
- Reliable KS101BK servo for shovel controls
- Two 380 size motors for easy controls and high torque output.
- Velcro belt secured battery tray compatible with most stick pack batteries (7.4V Li-Po compatible).
- Realistic light weight traction belts
Needed to Complete:
- Fully factory assembled chassis
- Pre-painted body
- KT-21 2.4GHz Transmitter
- Hex Wrench
- Cross Wrench
- (8) AA Batteries for TX
- 7.2 - 7.4V Battery Pack & compatible charger
Note: Per Kyosho production schedule, this vehicle may not be in stock until Fall/Winter 2014.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday, December 9, 2011.
Dan "GigaWatt" G.
I purchased the Blizzard SR because I've admired the Blizzard platform for many years and always wanted one. It's built for fun and it definitely delivers. I've had a few Tamiya tanks, and the way the controls are set up on the BSR took some getting used to because I was accustomed to a different control method for tracked vehicles. Basically, one ESC is on one stick, and one ESC is on the other, so one stick is for the left track and one for the right. Still, once I got used to it, it's a lot of fun. The stock plow servo is pretty weak, but I fear if I upgrade it the parts which support the lifting mechanic may begin to break. It's basically just for lifting and lowering the plow anyway, it's not meant to be load-bearing.. so no big deal. The ESCs plug into one another and are basically exposed circuit boards. They are protected from the elements in a plastic case. I had an issue where the two came unplugged from each other which basically cuts power to one of the two because they are daisy-chained. Also, I've read on a few Kyosho documents that it supports lipo batteries but I can't find any mention of a lipo cutoff anywhere in the documentation, nor a way to set it. So I assume it doesn't actually have a lipo cutoff. I debated on 4 or 5 stars for a while but have to give it 4 just due to the parts quality. The plastics are pretty brittle (reminiscent of the Kyosho Raider, etc.) and the track components give me the impression they will eventually fail. I'm not sure if the parts will swap out with the older metal nitro blizzard equivalents but even if they will, those parts are hard to find. Hopefully Kyosho will release stronger versions of those parts (they may have already- but they hadn't come out within the first few weeks of release). All of the product announcements for the SR promised upgrade parts in the future so hopefully track components will be one of the upgrades. The body is very nice but very expensive so be careful with it so you don't have to replace it. I would have liked it to come in clear so I could choose the color, but then it would be less RTR, so I understand. Still, this is a great 2.4ghz RTR platform that does what it promises and if you're in the market for a snow utility vehicle- you'll be happy with it.
up date on my Blizzard sr.I used a 2s 7.4 5000 Lipo battery in it since i got it and it does cut off by it self. you dont have to set any thing up it's all ready set for either battery just plug it in that's nice.I have a lot of fun with it plowing snow
this thing is pretty cool . you can drive it inside and outside . its does plow snow very well . it is fairly fast and has good power . its easy to drive . but one thing i do not like is the double tap on the sticks to go backwards . i did brake the lower plow arms . its an easy fix . but you have to buy two parts (trees) to get two new arms . i did not like that . both arms should be on one tree . i hope to get the metal tracks someday to get that real feel and scale look . i just throw it outside and sit in front of the window and drive it around . its a very basic toy and easy to work on if needed . DO NOT use a wet cell / rechargeable batteries in the radio !! only use alkaline or dry cell batteries !!