After trying out so many different vehicles at the HRM RC Meet and Greet, I decided that running RC’s indoors was something I could definitely get into. I went to my LHS and picked up a Losi Micro Brushless 1/24 scale 4wd Short Course Truck. This isn’t new technology, but it is new to me and I can’t express how impressed I am with this little RC. If you are thinking of buying one of Losi 1/24 scale RC’s, spend the extra $40 and get the Brushless version if your budget will allow. You will spend much more money later upgradig your brushed version to a brushless version. The upgrade kit will cost you around $94.99.
Everything is included in the box including batteries for the transmitter. Charging the battery for the SCT takes 1 hour using the supplied charger, make sure you don’t overcharge the battery. I like that the battery is located on the bottom of the vehicle it makes changing it much easier. The body uses micro body clips to hold it to the chassis and they can be a bit of a pain to remove using only your fingers.
This RC is tough, I have been using it in my garage (17 x 13) a and I have bounce off, or jumped into everything from an air compressor to a deep freezer and that old shady looking box in the corner that everybody is afraid to open. I have put at least 15 batteries through this thing and it has taken a beating with no issue. Parts for this vehicle are inexpensive, i.e. a set of 4 tires on wheels will cost you approx. $10. Retailers like The Toyz have a great compliment of Hop up parts for the Micro Losi. Online forums like RcGroups and RcTech have a wealth of knowledge. My only disappointment with this purchase is minor, but I am lead to believe that the RC should come with 2 track markers (Black or Orange Dots), mine only had one. I have emailed Horizon Hobby to get the facts and I await their response. This is not something that will affect my enjoyment of the Micro SCT. This is a great product and a very good price point ($149.99USD). This is definitely a purchase I would make again. In a way, I am making this purchase again, yesterday my wife went to the hobby shop and ordered one for herself.