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otimusprime 01-01-2013 06:09 PM

lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
hey guys really lookin at getting a losi FIVET. what do i need ot know about it, never dealt with a gasser before though have nitro and elctric for about 12 years on and off so the working on it repairing it im good with. just wnat to know the things i shoudk know thanks

mooman007uk 01-02-2013 04:21 PM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
a kill switch is the first thing you need to buy and install...
once the motors are tuned they stay tuned, not like a nitro, so if down the road it starts losing tune don't fiddle with the needles...it'll be something else. make sure the gas cap has good venting, buddie's 5 here had a plugged hole so started starving of fuel and running lean...best option is to vent the cap with a dubro barb fitting and a piece of looped fuel line.
other than that you should be good...i personally would check all the screws, nuts and bolts etc are tight and anything in alloy is loctited

otimusprime 01-03-2013 07:50 AM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
awesome new thanks dude. other than the kill switch is there anything else i need to know upgrade wise out the gate. how good are the tires on it do they grip well in the dirt and last long wear wise. thanks again.

bentley marshall 01-03-2013 05:59 PM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
tune pipe
and servo upgrade because standard steering servo is crap way under powered they get hot and slow down and then stop
engine outerwares
kill switch as stated above
also the air filter can be tricky to get to seal right use grease between the filter foam and the housing

Maj_Overdrive 01-03-2013 07:32 PM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
I've heard of a few issues with the stock fuel and vent lines letting air in the system throwing off the tune and making starting difficult.

otimusprime 01-04-2013 10:37 AM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
what servo would you and pipe would yall reccomend for the stock motor.

bentley marshall 01-04-2013 06:15 PM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
for servos you can stick with a 6 volt system the hs-5808mg is a direct fit
ir if you got to a lipo 2s battery you can use the high voltage savox servos
the losi pipe works great on the stock motor it is a little loud tho

otimusprime 01-05-2013 12:59 PM

RE: lookin at buying a LOSI FIVE=T
 
alright cool deal yeah i plan on using a 2s lipo for a rx battery, which savox will fit and i will also look into the hitec servo as well thanks.


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