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Old 09-04-2011, 03:33 AM
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I have just heard a rumor that Losi maybe be close to realeasing a 1/5 scale 4wd truck more details in a week or too. Man I hope this rumor is true.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:47 AM
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I wouldn't push my luck. It sounds a bit odd.
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How am I pushing my luck ?? I have no investment in Losi. Either the rumor is true or it is not nuff said.
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their 8th scales costs almost a $1k ,so i guess their 5th scale would cost double?no good!!
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Losi products lately are sub standar, not talking about their popular/legendary truggy/racing platform. More along the lines of their mid/low end models like the strike, speed-nt, and other trucks. Their mid/low range is poorly constructed and very fragile, I hated my losi strike and speed NT because they broke constantly with very conservative/safe driving. I only hope if they do bring a 1/5th out it will be as high of a quality as their race vehicles. Would be interesting to see waht they will bring to the market.
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I agree if they make a 1/5 scale it is going to have to be durable to stand up to the 1/5 scale powerplants out there.
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Darn thing will probably be electric
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i hope they do because then hpi will have to get off their arse and hurry up to make one of their own to compete , instead of pedaling the damn 5b into 10 differernt versions of the 5b squeezing and milking the 5b shape to death
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Darn thing will probably be electric
......................MY GOD!!!! I HOPE NOT!!!!![]
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Darn thing will probably be electric
......................MY GOD!!!! I HOPE NOT!!!!![]
......................MY GOD!!! I HOPE SO!
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Losi products lately are sub standar, not talking about their popular/legendary truggy/racing platform. More along the lines of their mid/low end models like the strike, speed-nt, and other trucks. Their mid/low range is poorly constructed and very fragile, I hated my losi strike and speed NT because they broke constantly with very conservative/safe driving. I only hope if they do bring a 1/5th out it will be as high of a quality as their race vehicles. Would be interesting to see waht they will bring to the market.
The speed NT is a XXXNT, which is a proven platform. The strike on the other hand is pretty fragile... but it is more of a beginner car.
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Kind of off topic but I wonder how many trying to get into RC and buy a entry lever or beginners RC then have so much trouble with them they do not pursue the hobby any farther? Seems like the RC manufactures are hurting them selves. I would think it would be better to make them better quality even if they have to charge a little more.
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Kind of off topic but I wonder how many trying to get into RC and buy a entry lever or beginners RC then have so much trouble with them they do not pursue the hobby any farther? Seems like the RC manufactures are hurting them selves. I would think it would be better to make them better quality even if they have to charge a little more.
i agree with that but aren't you contradicting yourself just a tiny bit? in the 5b/redcatXT/XB thread that is currently going on you're saying it's better to buy a cheaper model and add upgrades rather than spend extra on a better model.....

the losi rumour has been going on for about 2 yrs now, unless they are going to do what cen did and rebadge something already out there then i personally don't think it'll happen...same with hpi (they rebadged a rampage MT in europe and it's coming back to bite them with warranty parts they're having to dish out so they can probably be counted out)
reason for the rebadge is simple...money...in the current world climate and lack of 1/5 scale sales, doling out a million or 2 for design, development etc is a bit risky to say the least....
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Kind of off topic but I wonder how many trying to get into RC and buy a entry lever or beginners RC then have so much trouble with them they do not pursue the hobby any farther? Seems like the RC manufactures are hurting them selves. I would think it would be better to make them better quality even if they have to charge a little more.
i agree with that but aren't you contradicting yourself just a tiny bit? in the 5b/redcatXT/XB thread that is currently going on you're saying it's better to buy a cheaper model and add upgrades rather than spend extra on a better model.....

May be to a degree but I am not a beginner to RC so I know about what it takes to make a lower end RC reliable and not going in blind. But a true beginner does not have this insight most of the time and can be a big turn off in pursuing the hobby any farther.
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The new LOSI 4WD SC truck will be officially announced today, the Largescalenews website has photos and info.

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Losi 5ive-T

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H7R_nwtWgU


Body off shots here:

http://find.rcdriver.com/rc-driver-w...ve-losi-5ive-t
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:46 AM
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Team Chase videos of the new Losi 5ive-T:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtiII...ature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dLK1VqFXCo&feature=player_embedded#!
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WOW, she is a beauty!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:53 AM
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I was looking at some pictures of its chassis and the motor is mounted inline instead of sideways , kind of like a Associated Nitro TC-3.
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Nice looking...I like the driveline layout. For that price point ($1599) they are in the Hurrax $$ league....hmmmm
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Whoo hoo, another company with an original layout joins the 5th scale world, and another stick in the eye of lazy ol' HPI...have to admit that this truck looks awesome...looks to go well in the vids...allthat's left is to see how they hold together.
not the cheapest but considering the HPI 5sc is 1250-1300 (for a 2wd 5b in a different dress) then the price doesn't seem to be excessively high
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looks like a nice layout, i also am looking forward to see how it holds up... nice to have another player in the 5th scale scene.
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"Here's some picture's and info of this awesome beast"


LOSI 5ive-T








Extra Large-Bore ShocksThese large-bore threaded, aluminum shocks feature over-sized 7mm shock shafts designed to stand up to the punishment of 1/5-scale action. The threaded adjusters allow for fine-tuning while the extra high fluid volume allows for control over the roughest terrain. Pictured: 1/5-scale vs. a standard 1/10-scale shock shaft



Massive 5MM Aluminum Chassis This is no ordinary chassis. It is based on the award winning, race-proven 8IGHT™ Platform. It has been designed to produce the best performance possible. The chassis plate is constructed of 5mm aircraft-grade aluminum and has been machined to save weight and add strength to provide extreme durability.






Two-Stage Air and Fuel Filter SystemsTo ensure a long engine life and proper care, the air and fuel systems are served by a two-stage filtering systems. The air must pass through two different foam filters designed to block as much dust and debris as possible while still maintaining proper flow.



Four-piece body

The four-piece body individual panels to be replaced in the event that it becomes damaged so an entire body does not need to be purchased to get the vehicle back to the factory look. Clear panels and stickers are sold separately to create your own look or retain the factory schemes.



Powerful Losi® 2-Stroke 26cc Gasoline Engine
The engine comes preinstalled with a high-volume muffler and features an electronic ignition, easy adjust carburetor with a built-in choke and fuel primmer. An added bonus is the machined oval inserts that match the chassis cutouts precisely to locate the engine for proper gear mesh.



Innovative Clutch Mount and Housing


The finned aluminum clutch mount adds strength and durability and provides unmatched heat dissipation for increased longevity of the 8,000 RPM clutch. Since it is enclosed, it prevents dirt and debris from entering and fouling the parts. The oversized bearings handle greater loads and are more reliable.



Spektrum SR3300T Telemetry Receiver with 2.4GHZ DSM Technology

Equipped with a SR3300T receiver with built in telemetry, the 5IVE-T comes prewired with sensors for engine temperature, speed and receiver battery voltage. Just add a telemetry-equipped surface DSM transmitter and this information will be transmitted back to the driver for real-time vitals of the 5IVE-T.



4WD Power Train with All Metal Gears

The 5IVE-T uses nothing but precision cut or formed, heat treated steel gears throughout the drive train. No plastic gears. These are the strongest and most durable type of gears available and expensive option items on other models.








[size=3]1/5 5IVE-T 4WD Off-Road Truck White Bind-N-Drive


At a Glance

Bigger. Faster. Stronger. The 1/5-scale Losi® 5IVE-T™ 4WD Off-Road Racing Truck is the closest thing to a full-size vehicle in realism, performance and experience. It features a 4WD drivetrain based on the racing-winning, award winning 8IGHT platfrom, Spektrum™ telemetry receiver, installed sensors, and 1/4-scale servos. And since it's a Bind-N-Drive™ vehicle, you complete it with the DSM® transmitter of your choice. There's really nothing like driving an RC truck as big as this. Come take it for a spin in all its 4WD glory.

These large-bore threaded, aluminum shocks feature over-sized 7mm shock shafts designed to stand up to the punishment of 1/5-scale action. The threaded adjusters allow for fine-tuning of the ride you are looking to achieve. The extra high volume of fluid is essential in controlling thesuspension movement over the roughest terrain.(Far right: 1/5-scale and a standard 1/10-scale shock shaft)

This is no ordinary chassis. It is based on the award winning, race-proven 8IGHT™ Platform. It has been designed to produce the best performance possible. The chassis plate is constructed of 5mm aircraft-grade aluminum and has been machined to save weight and add strength to provide extreme durability.

To ensure a long engine life and proper care, the air and fuel systems are served by a two-stage filtering systems. The air must pass through two different foam filters designed to block as much dust and debris as possible while still maintaining proper flow. The fuel system features a secondary filter that serves multiple purposes. One, to keep the fuel pickup in the gas mix no matter the orientation of the vehicle and as a filter to block larger debris and a secondary bullet style filter to catch anything else.

The engine comes preinstalled with a high-volume muffler and features an electronic ignition, easy adjust carburetor with a built-in choke and fuel primmer. An added bonus is the machined oval inserts that match the chassis cutouts precisely to locate the engine for proper gear mesh.

The finned aluminum clutch mount adds strength and durability and provides unmatched heat dissipation for increased longevity of the 8,000 RPM clutch. Since it is enclosed, it prevents dirt and debris from entering and fouling the parts. The oversized bearings handle greater loads and are more reliable.

The throttle servo performs more than just throttle duties it is also the main source for braking power. This heavy-duty large-scale servo has the power to bring the 5IVE-T to a stop thanks to the functionality of the bias adjustable dual-disk brakes. No 1/10-scale throttle servos here.

The core of the electronics system is the SR3300T receiver that is powered by Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology and has telemetry built in. The 5IVE-T comes prewired with sensors for engine temperature, speed and receiver battery voltage. Just add a surface DSM transmitter like the Spektrum DX3S, and all of this information will be transmitted back to the driver for real-time vitals of the 5IVE-T.

These monster wheels are true beadlock wheels with rings on both the inner and outer bead of the tire. With the amount of power the 5IVE-T produces and the sheer size of these tires, these wheels will provide a stable platform for the all-terrain tires. Many popular 1/5-scale tires will mount right on these beadlock wheels.

The 5IVE-T uses nothing but precision cut or formed, heat treated steel gears throughout the drive train. No plastic gears. These are the strongest and most durable type of gears available and expensive option items on other models.

The realistic cage provides added durability to the assembly absorbing impacts as well as a solid base for the modular body. The unique design allows the body and cage to be removed with only four screws and four body clips in seconds.

The four-piece body individual panels to be replaced in the event that it becomes damaged so an entire body does not need to be purchased to get the vehicle back to the factory look. Clear panels and stickers are sold separately to create your own look or retain the factory schemes.
Features

* Large-bore shocks with 7mm shafts & threaded adjusters
* 5MM chassis with CNC machining for strength and less weight
* Two-stage air and fuelfilter systems
* Powerful Losi® 2-stroke 26cc gasoline engine
* 1/4 -scale heavy-duty throttle servo for superior braking
* Adjustable bias dual-disk braking system
* 1/4-scale high torque metal gear steering servo * Extra-large 800cc fuel tank
* Spektrum SR3300T Telemetry Receiver with 2.4GHZ DSM Technology
* Three tunable sealed viscous differentials
* Multi-piece bead lock off-road wheels
* Impact Absorbing Bumpers
* Innovative sealed clutch mount with cooling fins
* Cv driveshafts used throughout
* 6V 3000mAh Receiver Battery and Charger

Product Specifications

Type:4WD Short Course Truck

Scale:1/5

Length:38 in (965.2mm)

Width:20.75 in (527mm)

Height:12.25 in (311.1mm)

Ground Clearance:2 in (50.8mm)

Wheelbase:24 in (609.6mm)

Chassis:5mm thick 7075 T6 aluminum

Suspension:4 wheel independent

Drivetrain:4WD with 3 silicone fluid differentials & centrifugal clutch

Tire Type:Off-Road all-terrain Performance high wear

Motor or Engine:26cc Gas

Radio:BND - Spektrum 3300T Telemetry Receiver

Batteries:3000MaH 6V NiMh receiver pack

Charger:Global AC charger

Wheel Size:4.75 in (120.6mm)

Kit/RTR:RTR

Shock Type:24MM diameter oil filled with compensation bladders

Body:4 piece, Short Course Truck
Ball Bearings:Throughout including steering

Fuel Tank Capacity:800CC

Minimum Age Recommendation:14 years

Experience Level:Advanced

Recommended Environment:Outdoor

Is Assembly Required:No[
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[X(] will have to look at this one
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