THE Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR Review from Horizon Hobby
Back in 2011 Losi introduced the first RTR XXX-SCB. It looked like nothing else on the market and was a solid RTR. Now Losi has added brushless power and their AVC Stabilty Control. Is the new XXX-SCB a good basher? Does it have enough power to keep your interest? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” to see what we found out during our testing of the brushless XXX-SCB…
There is one style of vehicle that can be a great bashing machine one day, then can bust out nuclear fast laps at the local outdoor track the next, an 8th scale buggy. The latest RTR 8th scale buggy to hit the bashing market is the 8IGHT-E with AVC from Losi.
As we unboxed our 8IGHT-E RTR we took a bunch of pictures to show everyone at home what it looks like when you crack the box open. You’ll notice from the pictures that the 8IGHT-E comes RTR, but does need to have its rear wing put on. This is very simple to do, requiring just two body clips. You’ll also notice that it does come with AA batteries for the transmitter, but it doesn’t come with a battery pack for the buggy. If you don’t already have a 3 or 4S LiPO sitting around, you’ll need to pick one up before you hit the local bash spot.
Our full review of the 8IGHT-E RTR goes up about a week from now, if you are looking for more details Click Right Here to visit the official Losi website.
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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Unboxing Gallery 1
Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Unboxing Gallery 2
The Losi XXX-SCB has been a favorite among the bashing crowd for years, it has a cool scale look and its legendary XXX geometry makes it a great handling machine. Now there is a new version, a XXX-SCB that comes standard with a Dynamite brushless power system and AVC stability control.
Have a look at the two galleries below to see what it looks like when you open the box on a new brushless XXX-SCB. As you can see, it comes RTR with everything you need right in the box. A 2S LiPO battery, a charger, and even AA transmitter batteries come standard.
Our full review will be finished up in the next couple of weeks. The brushless SCB has a street price of $349 and you get more details over on the official Losi Website. Want to see more unboxings? Click Here to see more right here on BigSquidRC.
Losi Brushless SCB Unboxing Gallery 1
Losi Brushless SCB Unboxing Gallery 2
For all you power hungry bashers out there Losi has announced a brushless version of their popular XXX-SCT short course truck. The truck not only features a powerful 3300kV brushless motor, but also comes with their AVC stability system to make sure you can put all that power to the ground. A Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system is used for glitch free performance and all the electronics are waterproof to make sure the fun doesn’t end when the going gets wet.
* Includes 7.4v 3000mAh hard case LiPo battery and charger
* Highly detailed body with realistic bumpers
* 45 amp ESC
* High torque digital servo
The brushless XXX-SCT has a street price of $349 and a part number of #LOS03002. Click Right Here for more details over on Losi’s official website.
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Losi Brushless XXX-SCT Gallery
The guys over at TLR have a new chassis for the 22 and 22 2.0 buggy. It is slightly shorter than the stock unit (-2.5mm) and shaves off about 15 grams of weight. The shorter chassis is said to make the buggy turn and rotate more quickly, thus helping you lay the smack down even faster on fellow racers or bashing buddies. It hits the street at $58, has a part number of #TLR331014, and starts shipping next month. Get more of the scoop at This Link over on the TLR website.
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Several months ago our readers declared the Losi 5IVE-T the winner of our annual March Bashness contest. What does that mean? It means our readers voted the 5IVE-T as the king of the bashing hill, and for good reason, it is big, mean, and can take a beating.
The folks over at Horizon Hobby have announced a special offer on the 5IVE-T BND that extends until December 31st. When you purchase a new 5IVE-T BND you can now save $200 instantly. You get the discount at any participating retailer or on the Horizon Hobby Website.
Click Here to see how our March Bashness 2014 unfolded.
Losi has announced that you can now get the convenience of their race winning 8IGHT-E buggy in a Read To Run. The 8IGHT-E has always been a strong performer on the track, as well as being a fast and durable basher. The RTR version comes with Horizon’s AVC stability control, as well as a powerful Dynamite brushless system.
* 130 amp ESC
* 1800kV brushless motor
* 16mm shocks and tapered springs
* Sealed Viscous Diffs
* Spektrum DX2E V3 2.4GHz transmitter
The part number is #LOS04003, they have a street price of $659, and you can get complete details At This Link on Losi’s website.
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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Gallery
The folks over at AsiaTees Hobbies wanted us to let you know that Boom Racing now has an extensive line of aluminum upgrades for the Losi Mini Rock Crawler. These upgrades are made from tough aluminum and are available in silver, black, red, and blue. Some of the aluminum upgrades include-
* Front knuckles
* Chassis link set
* Gear cover
* Steering tie rod
* Platform skid plate
* Front and rear link arms
Check out the video below (narrated by Nik Johnson) to learn more about the upgrades, or you can Click Right Here for more details over on the official AsiaTees website.
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Indoor racing season is officially here in the Midwest, a time when many hobbyists grab their 2wd race buggies and head inside to get their rc fix. However, many indoor tracks are tight, technical, and generally rough on cars.
If you are a TLR 22 driver looking to beef up your buggy for indoor use, the new Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower from Exotek should interest you. At a full 5mm thick, it is a beast that should survive even the worst of crashes (or hacks from the driver behind you). The Exotek tower is lightweight and also has a large open area for better aerodynamics.
The part number is #1451, it is priced at $24, and HERE is the link for complete details over on Exotek’s website.
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Exotek TLR 22 Front Tower Gallery
Carbon Fiber parts are great for two things- 1. making your truck stronger, and 2. looking really trick. For all you Losi Mini 8IGHT-T owners, the crew at Xtreme Racing now has some carbon fiber upgrades for you.
For starters, Xtreme created 3mm thick shock towers. These are much beefier than stock and lightweight to boot.
Xtreme also has some rear wheel guards. These are great for keeping mud out of the rear shocks and driveshafts while adding a cool look.
The mud guards have a part number of #10849, the front tower is #10847, while the rear tower is #10848. Each is priced at $15 and Here Is The Link to the official Xtreme Racing website.
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Xtreme Racing Mini 8IGHT Truggy Gallery
Do you have a Losi Micro in need of some repair? Just want to save some cash on spare parts? Losi has announced a new 1/24 Micro Brushless SCT Parts Bundle to give you the hook up. The bundle contains a suspension arm set, pinion & spur set, dogbone set, spindles, carriers, hubs, and bumpers, all for one low price. Most of the parts fit the Losi Micro SCT, Rally, and Truggy, while the bumpers are specific to just the SCT.
The part number for the bundle is #LOSB0242PRTS, they are street priced at $29, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the Losi website.
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Want more protection for the front end of your Losi 22-4 buggy? If so the folks over at T-Bone Racing can hook you up. They have a nifty Skid Plate/Front Bumper made to take the worst you can throw at it. The TBR bumper is made from tough nylon, comes with their lifetime warranty, and is sure to save front end parts on your 22-4.
The part number for the bumper is #37042, it is priced at $15, and they are available right now. For full details check out This Link over on the official TBR website.
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Remember that insane contest we did, where we gave away a new Losi 5IVE-T, and we had the most entries ever! Well we got pictures recently of the winner, and he looks pretty happy about being the new owner of the March Bashness Champion!
Congrats again! Send us some pictures after your first few bash sessions, so we can see if it’s still in once piece!
Again, thanks to Horizon Hobby and Losi for making this all possible.
Losi 5IVE-T Winner Gallery