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Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

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Old 09-24-2009, 12:41 PM
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Default Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSB0204


Looks sick!
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:13 PM
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

Looks okay.................. Another mini from Losi built off of the Mini-T platform... They should have released one the size of the Mini Slash then I would be more interested in it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:42 PM
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

Scale buggies are the next big trend. I would expect scale buggies to be the next big thing since the scale trophy trucks are doing so well. This is the first of many more to follow. I always wondered how 1/8 buggies ended up looking the way they did as opposed to looking like real desert buggies. I guess it was for performance. I suspect that within 1-2 years, all major manufacturers will have scale buggy designs based off of their existing platforms.

It only makes sense. People love the scale stuff and there will be a 1/10 scale scale buggy class running before or after the Slash class across the U.S.

I think Losi could have done better with proportions here, but it's cool. This is the next thing for RC, watch.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:46 PM
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

You are probably right about it being the "next big thing"................
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:48 PM
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

it looks like the desert truck, but with much better electronics.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:53 PM
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

I'm interested but need to know more about it. Looks like it would be fun with a sand track and paddles..lol Wonder about the battery? Looks like it may be a pain to get in and out and the body looks to come in several peices.. Could be a pain..
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The fact that the stock ESC will work with lipos or nimh is a nice improvement and good selling point.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:16 PM
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

This buggy is longer than the Mini-T, but the same width. Buggies are more narrow than trucks. The truck version of this buggy would be the same length, but wider. A truck that is both longer and wider than a 1/18 Mini-T can't possibly be 1/18. This is a 1/16 rc.[:'(]

Although I guess the measurements are right if they are trying to make it scale, which is all they seem to want to do anymore. Losi disappoints me again.[&o]
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:52 PM
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Thanks for the wing mount Losi.
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looks interesting, may get one
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:51 PM
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ORIGINAL: Gex_61

This buggy is longer than the Mini-T, but the same width. Buggies are more narrow than trucks. The truck version of this buggy would be the same length, but wider. A truck that is both longer and wider than a 1/18 Mini-T can't possibly be 1/18. This is a 1/16 rc.[:'(]

Although I guess the measurements are right if they are trying to make it scale, which is all they seem to want to do anymore. Losi disappoints me again.[&o]
At least they didnt promote it a few weeks ahead for a RTR crawler.

I like the idea of it, I would love to see a class like that explode! That if IF Losi would come out with a 1/10 RTR desert buggy, that would be nice. Losi has been following thru with their lineup in all scales though. i.e. XXX-T, Mini T, Micro T, Mini DT, 1/10 DT, micro DT, micro HR, 1/10 HR, etc.
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Yet another sad attempt at releasing a new RC.
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Default RE: Losi's new 1/18th Desert Buggy!

Hi guys - I was looking for the mini-t thread I was told about & found this one. I got the mini desert buggy today.

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9226410/anchors_9226410/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#9226410]miniDesertBuggy[/link]

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