The Losi® 8IGHT™ Gasoline buggy puts podium proven excitement and gasoline power at your fingertips. Thanks to a Dynamite® .31 ci gasoline engine, drivers can experience all the 8IGHT buggy has to offer with unprecedented convenience. As the first gas powered buggies of its kind, the 8IGHT runs longer and requires less maintenance compared to its Nitro fuel powered competition. This version of the 8IGHT buggy comes with the same 2014 ROAR National Championship winning driving characteristics that sent it to the podium for a superior driving experience right out of the box. To better accompany the upgraded power and national championship driving characteristics the Losi 8IGHT buggy also comes with AVC® (Active Vehicle Control™) Technology. Using AVC, you’ll be able to drive faster with more control and get the most out of the ridiculous power and precision the 8IGHT gas buggy packs.
See more at: http://www.losi.com
The Losi XXX-SCB is the latest announcement from Horizon Hobby. The Losi XXX-SCB is a 1/10 2WD Brushless SC Buggy and the initial offering is RTR. The new buggy is built upon the very successful Losi XXX platform and some features include AVC (Active Vehicle Control) technology, Dynamite 1/10-scale Fuze Brushless system, a Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz Radio System and of course Waterproof electronics. The Losi XXX-SCB is available for pre-order now at a MSRP $349.99, it can be found using part# LOS03003.
More details at Losi XXX-SCB
HorizonHobby Previews the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T.
Exotek release an updated version of their popular steering rack version 2 set for Continue Reading
I have been having a blast with my Losi Micro SCT. This is very fast when you use a 2s lipo and still very tough, no damage to report as of yet. I did make a slight modification to the steering, more commonly known as the “Steering Knuckle Mod”. This is a simple mod designed to give you more throw in your steering. After doing this I am able to fly around a tight indoor course because I now have a tighter turning radius. Continue Reading
ACER Racing has released a Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Ball Bearing Kit for the Team Losi 5IVE T. The bearings are made up from diamond polished Silicon Nitride ceramic balls, HSR inner cage technology and ACER synthetic oil. The Kit includes 24 bearings and is available now. Part # CL039. Retail Price is $189.99.
More details at Team Losi 5IVE T Ceramic Bearing Kit
Outerwears have produced a Pre-Filter for the Losi Desert Buggy XL. The Pre-Filter is designed to protect your air filter and the inside of your engine from dirt, debris, and water all while allowing maximum air flow. They are available now at TGN and can be found under part# 20-2846-01, look for a price of $16.95.
To get more details check out TGN Distrubuting
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.
Losi LST XXL-2 Ready-to-Run: 1/8 4WD Gas Monster Truck Part# LOS04002
Horizon Hobby has just released a video giving us our first look of the Losi 1/8 LST XXL 2 in action. The LST XXL 2 is awesome and wastes no time putting some distance between yourself and it.
Look for a early June release and a retail price of around $799.99. Part# LOS04002
For complete details check out Losi 1/8 LST XXL 2 Gas Powered Monster Truck.
Losi LST XXL-2 Ready-to-Run: 1/8 4WD Gas Monster Truck Part# LOS04002
The 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair which will have over 72 000 visitors and feature over one million products, to this point has been a big success with many new and exciting products released. Horizon Hobby did not disappoint, their releases were coming fast and furious and here is a rundown.
Horizon Hobby has put everything together for a one stop shop on their site under Nuremberg Announcements 2014.
They have also complied many of them on their YouTube channel. Check out the list below.
– 1967 Ford Mustang V100-S 1/10th RTR
– E-flite UMX™ Radian® BNF
– Blade Helicopters
– E-flite Allusive™ 2.2m ARF
– Rockstar 48″ RTR Catamaran
– Vaterra Ford Raptor Pre Runner 1/10th 4WD RTR Truck
– ECX 4WD Truck Lineup
– HobbyZone Super Cub S and ParkZone Artizan
This year my winter project is converting a Traxxas Slash 4×4 into a LCG Slash 4×4 Buggy. This is nothing new and has been done many times before under various names such as BackSlash or Pro8 Conversion. I had an extra Slash 4×4 which wasn’t being used, so I figured this project would be ideal. I like this project because it will require me to fabricate some of my own parts. I could have bought the newly released STRC Conversion Kit and bolted everything together, but I like a challenge and spending that money on a kit would have taken all the fun away from me. You have already seen part of the build in the posts M.I.P. Traxxas Slash 4×4 17mm Hex Adapter Kit and M.I.P. Race Duty CVD’s Slash 4×4: Initial Impressions. Now on to the next part of the build, the Wing.
I started with the back end, because I was excited to see the wing in place. I removed the stock Rear Bumper and Bulkhead and installed a Traxxas Rally Rear Bulkhead (Part# TRA7429). I decided to look to Losi for a wing and came up with a Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0 Wing (Part# TLR240001) and a Losi Wing Mount (Part# LOSA4435). The Wing Mount has four mounting points and the bottom of the mount can actually be bolted through to the stock Diff housing, using longer bolts (18mm). In order to properly secure the top mounting points of the Wing Mount to the Shock Tower, I needed to make my first part. Continue Reading
Today Losi has announced a new addition to their lineup. The 1/5 scale Losi 4wd Desert Buggy XL is a gas powered ready to run 4wd vehicle. The Desert Buggy XL is Powered by a Dynamite CY23cc pull start gas powered motor and has a large-capacity gas tank that when full, has you covered for 40 minutes of action. It will have a MSRP of $999.99 and they hope to have it in stores early December.
Other features include:
Reliable 4mm aluminum chassis
Oil-filled, coil-over shocks with dust boots
740 cc fuel tank
Sealed viscous differentials
Full ball bearing drivetrain
All-terrain treaded tires
Integrated adjustable servo saver
Dual disk brakes
Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
The part# is LOS05001 and more details can be found at Losi.com
If you have time, check out the 17 minute Horizon Hobby Preview video Continue Reading
TLR Tuning Kit: Losi 5IVE-T.
Team Losi Racing announced the soon to be released Tuning kit for the Losi 5IVE-T, back in October. At the time, the Kit seemed to offer more questions than answers. TLR has released a video with in-depth explanation/guide of the tuning kit. The kit is currently now scheduled for a early December release and could set you back about $549.99.
Complete kit details can be found HERE on the TLR Blog.
TLR Tuning Kit: 5IVE-T. Part# TLR351000
Team Losi Racing has announced the soon to be released Tuning kit for the Losi 5IVE-T. The kit features some great upgrades for the 1/5-scale 4wd SCT such as sway bars, springs, steering components, shock bodies and aluminum axles just to name a few. The kit is currently scheduled for a early November release and could set you back about $549.99.
For more details click on Part# TLR351000
Horizon Hobby has released an all new rally car, The Losi® TEN-Rally X. It takes the proven TEN-SCTE platform to the streets with unprecedented driving characteristics. Armed with new AVC™ (Active Vehicle Control™) technology, the TEN-Rally X utilizes intuitive sensors to adjust steering and throttle output at a rate faster than humanly possible, this provides a stable and controlled driving experience where drifts are more dramatic, and accelerations are consistently fluid. This advanced stability is indispensable as the Rally X comes equipped with an exceedingly powerful brushless 4-pole brushless motor and a waterproof design that provides drivers with fewer limitations, and more opportunities to tear up the ground.
See more at http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/product-LOS03000?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+http%3A%2F%2Fwww.horizonhobby.com%2Fproducts%2Fproduct-LOS03000&utm_content=Running+Ahead+of+the+Pack%3A+Losi+TEN-Rally+X+4WD+RTR+Rallycar&utm_campaign=100413_HH_Rally_X