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The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Old 09-15-2011, 09:06 AM
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Default The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

This the mini we have all been waiting for, Big suspension, speed, fourwheel drive, and 250 bucks, maybe even better than anything else outthere, you decide

Based upon the ROAR-Championship-winning 8IGHT™ buggy, this brushless-powered prodigy is the ultimate mini buggy. Its 1/14-scale size allows it to handle tougher terrain while mastering the outrageous power and speed from the brushless system. Better still, the Mini 8IGHT comes with everything you need to get started, including transmitter, rechargeable NiMH battery pack and charger. Experience the thrill of driving a Mini 8IGHT today.

Features:

Water-resistant brushless ESC
4500Kv brushless motor
Spektrum SR300 receiver with 2.4GHz DSM technology
7.2V 1100mAh NiMH battery pack with EC2™ connectors
4WD shaft-driven drivetrain
Front and rear metal gear differentials
Mini servo with saver
Aluminum, threaded oil-filled, coil-over shocks
Heavy duty, 2.5mm anodized aluminum chassis
Mini Kingpin™ treaded tires
2.5mm aluminum shock towers
12mm wheel hexes
Aluminum motor mount
Heavy-duty adjustable turnbuckles
Chassis dirt guards
Product Specifications

Type: 4WD Buggy
Scale: 1/14
Length: 11.49 in (292mm)
Width: 8.03 in (204mm)
Height: 4.33 in (110mm)
Wheelbase: 7.32 in (186mm)
Weight: 2.15 lb (0.98 kg)
Chassis: 2.5mm anodized aluminum
Tire Type: Kingpin™ Buggy
Motor or Engine: 4500Kv brushless motor
Speed Control: Brushless
Radio: 2.4GHz DSM® Technology
Batteries: 7.2V NiMH with EC2™ connector
Kit/RTR: RTR
Shock Type: Aluminum, threaded, oil-filled
Ball Bearings: Complete
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years

LOSB0224 – $249.99



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Old 09-15-2011, 09:11 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Personally, I got the mini I have been waiting for in the Savage XS. But this one looks good to.
Old 09-15-2011, 09:22 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

That losi does indeed look very interesting, though the motor looks rather small. It has a tough act to follow (my Xray M18T pro)
Old 09-15-2011, 09:27 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

The smallish looking motor is because they are still using 1/18th scale electronics, but it is a 1/14th scale buggy
Old 09-15-2011, 10:01 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

From the looks of the battery included with the buggy. It is using smaller electronics




Here is a pic of the motor.



Picture of the ESC. It is the same esc that is used in the 1/16 SCT

Old 09-15-2011, 11:44 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

ORIGINAL: minimadster

The smallish looking motor is because they are still using 1/18th scale electronics, but it is a 1/14th scale buggy
Yes, exactly. That's not good. At all. Oh well, keep trying losi, you've yet to make something that interests me in the slightest. [&o]
Old 09-15-2011, 11:52 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

i cant wait to see a big block conversion, then it would be perfect
Old 09-15-2011, 05:51 PM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Small stock electronics it may have, but if it handles like an 8ight it should be good.
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ORIGINAL: minimadster

i cant wait to see a big block conversion, then it would be perfect
Why should we wait for a big block conversion? Losi should have done it right the first time...
Old 09-16-2011, 08:30 AM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

it does seem to have a 1/10th scale servo, im not really worried about it using the 1/18th electrics. From the amount of power that comes from them, there is gonna be plenty of power. Who knows, maybe losi tried the 1/10th scale electronics and decided that it was too much weight, it doesnt looking any bigger than a mini revo or slash, and they both use the smaller electronics too
Old 09-23-2011, 12:55 PM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Wow, way to go slagging a product that's not even released yet !

Looks good from the video - speed, handling and stable in the air.

This is the best looking mini Losi have produced period and it should be a performer if they have scaled down the Eight.

Ther servo is the servo from the MRC, so not mini and not 1/10th either.

[link=http://www.losi.com/Articles/Article.aspx?ArticleID=2311]Loads of info on the Mini [/link]
Old 09-24-2011, 10:07 AM
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Cant see the idea of a bigblock for this car?? Im runing the carisma GT14B since Feb ant they are the same dimension , alomst same weigt and on STOCK electronics and it is sick fast and stays good in heat. And the Losi use a Carisma ESC..ran today with my car 13 min race tempo 65 celsius on motor geared 16!/70
Old 09-25-2011, 07:37 AM
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ORIGINAL: Foxy


Yes, exactly. That's not good. At all. Oh well, keep trying losi, you've yet to make something that interests me in the slightest. [&o]
+1 Using them in a 1/14 vehicle stresses those already poor 1/18 electronics even further. Looks to me like their trying to compete with Traxxas's 1/16 cars. With Traxxas, though, everything they touch turns to gold.
Old 10-04-2011, 04:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: minimadster

The smallish looking motor is because they are still using 1/18th scale electronics, but it is a 1/14th scale buggy
Since they haven't released any actual specs on the included BL system there's no way to tell if it's 20mm 1/18th scale sized motor, or a 380-sized motor (novak mongoose or castle 3600 series) that would power it just fine. No need for a "big block."
The other thing is while they're calling it a 1/14th scale, like the carisma 14b did, it's actually more 1/16th scale or similar in wheelbase to the mini-revo or duratrax vendetta sc.

My only issue is that Losi is a good 3 years LATE in releasing it, as the entire mini craze has died here in the U.S.

Old 10-06-2011, 10:02 AM
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it is NO 20mm can at all...same size as the Novak (mayeb a few mm longer) so as the above gent said, there is no need for a BB conversion for it. Carisma have a 6800 rpm motr same size, IF there is not enough speed
Old 10-17-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

The more I see this the more I want it. I don't really care about the electronics since I plan to steal them from one of my old vendetta's.

Thomas, so you think an old permax 4d (28mm motor) + sidewinder micro will be ok in this? That's what have in my vendetta right now. Also, is there any chance you can get a pic of your carisma next to a shark w/ sc chassis?
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

I am really interested in this Losi buggy as well. Really love the looks of it. I went to my lhs today to see if they had or were getting any as I want to see it in person. I thought the release was today or this week? They are going to call me when they do do get them in.
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Looks great, but I'l wait for a Mini 8ight-T.
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ORIGINAL: rschoi_75

The more I see this the more I want it. I don't really care about the electronics since I plan to steal them from one of my old vendetta's.

Thomas, so you think an old permax 4d (28mm motor) + sidewinder micro will be ok in this? That's what have in my vendetta right now. Also, is there any chance you can get a pic of your carisma next to a shark w/ sc chassis?

Hi cant see any problem with that combo, but the stock is real nice. BUT, the good thing in this hobby, you can decide what you want in them

No i am sorry i can not do that, since i do not own a Shark/MB4 SC.

But this one, is just a few mm wider (app 3 on each side)

Wheelbase is 186-190mm..



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Thanks either way Thomas. Much appreciated.

I think I'm going to have to get this.
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

I thought these would be available already. My lhs didn't have any but they are going to call me as soon as they get some in. I am considering getting one of these buggies as well. They look awesome! I am looking for something else to be used at the local track and this would be perfect. But, I first one to see one in person and check it out thoroughly.
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Originally these were do in stores Oct. 17th. Now I see Nov. 7th. Argh!! lol
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the date will be pushed out again, probly Nov 25ish
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Default RE: The mini everyone has always wanted, losi 1/14th 8ight

Got a call from my lhs today saying they got the Mini 8ight in. I will have to get over there this week to check it out. Not sure when I can afford one but I will at least see if it's worth it. Maybe a Xmas present for myself?

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