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THE Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR Review from Horizon Hobby

Losi XXX-SCB Brushless Review

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…

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Exotek Shock TowersOne of our favorite bash trucks to come out this year was the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T. For all you Mini 8IGHT-T owners Exotek Racing has come out with some high-zoot carbon fiber shock towers. These are made from 3mm thick carbon fiber, making them lighter, yet stronger, than the stock units. The front tower also comes with revised geometry, giving the shocks less of an angle for better handling on jumps.

The part number for the front tower is #1465 and is priced at $14. The rear is #1466 with a price of $16. More details can be found at This Link over on Exotek’s website.

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Unboxing Losi 8ight-e rtrThere 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 XXX-SCB Brushless Buggy UnboxingThe 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 XXX-SCT Brushless RTRFor 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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ASK Cubby

“RC for 4yr old

Dear Cubby,

Ok, so I’ve had about a dozen or so R/C cars over the years dating back to 1985 (Tyco Turbo Hopper/Tamiya Lunchbox/RC10GT/OFNA 1/8 Buggy, etc). My latests is and Emaxx from 2008 that gets occasional use (considering brushless/lipo upgrade).

My son will be turning 4 in November and he as well as I am interested in getting him into RC. I tried using training mode on the Emaxx (7cells), and it’s definitely too fast for him. Ideally I’d like something that he could use both indoor/outdoor (indoor keeps him out of my wife’s hair for a bit). For indoors, I’d like something slow so he’s not damaging the walls/furniture or hurting his younger siblings. For outdoors, some more speed is ok. I’m close to settling on a Losi 1/24 Trail Trekker due to its crawling/climbing capability and slow speed.

Thoughts? Could I get a 2WD Slash, gear it down, and maybe even run a 4 or 5 cell battery to slow it down for indoor use, or is it still going to be too big/too fast? Do you think the 1/24 Trekker will hold him off until he’s about 6 and then get him a something along the lines of a Slash? I take it the Dromida 1/18′s are too fast for indoor? Would you have any concern for parts availbility if I picked up a Trail Trekker (looks like it was released several years ago).

Thanks,
Dennis K.”

Cubby- Yo hey Dennis, thanks for writing in.

I have seen some 4 year olds that can really wheel an rc, but they were the exception. I know from being to so many different bashes and being around so many young kids (including 3 of my own) that most 4 year olds just aren’t ready for hobby grade rc. Ya, I know you are a stoked Dad who wants to hook your child up, but at 4 they are more interested in being chased or simply pushing the truck around than driving it.

However… if I were to recommend something, it wouldn’t be the Slash. The Dromidas are fairly slow and can be driven straight into walls without much breakage (plus they can work indoors or out). The Losi 1/24th crawler might good because it is geared so low, but then it might be so slow that it won’t hold the short attention span of a 4 year old.

If anything, I can say from first hand experience, that if you hold off for a couple years your child will be much more capable of appreciating a hobby grade rc vehicle. Good luck, and let us know what you get.


Hey guys,
Cory from Florida here. I love keeping up with BSRC. The cub report and everybody’s scalin for the weekend are my favorites but I also really find the shootouts super helpful. I recently used your quad shootout to help pick my sons Ares Ethos…..and it was spot on!!!

Anyways, I had a thought. I have never seen a servo Shootout! ! What would be better than pitting the uber high dollar boys (savox, hitec, futaba) against the budget ones ( tower, solar, ect…) Having two classes would keep it more apples to apples….like ones for a SC truck/offroad racing and ones for crawlers/scalers. Areas like strength, speed, weight, durability and of course price are all really important us.
Thanks for keepin it real,
Cory

Cubby- Hi there Cory, thanks for the email. We are always glad to hear when people are digging the articles and shootouts. We get stoked when we hear someone made a purchase based on something we said, and they are completely happy about it! It reassures us that we are doing something right around here!

A servo shootout huh? As you may or may not of guessed, this topic has been the subject of many discussions around here, and it’s been on the table as something we have wanted to do for a while. Like all of our shootouts, we want to make sure we have the correct tests, equipment, and knowledge to be able to bring accurate results in a format that will benefit the readers. So I can say we have a plan, and there will be one in the future, I can not give you a estimate on when to expect it. Right now we have a pretty good backlog of stuff on the burners, but rest assured it’s not that far down the list.


That’s it for this week ya bunch of lunatics. Got something to say? Got a question to ask? Hit me up at Cubby at BigSquidRC dot com. If (and I highly doubt it will) your letter hits the big time you’ll get a free sticker pack, if I name yours as “Letter of the Month” we’ll send ya a free BSRC t-shirt.

YOUR Cub Reporter

TLR 22 2.0 ChassisThe 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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losi 5ive-t saleSeveral 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 SCB AVC

While we were busy doing the iHobby Expo a bunch of new gear was announced.

The folks over at Losi released information on three new vehicles. The Brushless SCB featuring AVC stability control has a part number of LOS03003, a street price of $349 and they should start shipping late next month. On the smaller side of things they announced the 1/24th scale Micro SCTE and the Micro Rally X. These make some news by coming with 7915kV brushless systems and Dynamite’s new 15C HyperCharge System. Both have a street price of $174 and will debut at your LHS in November.

Our bashing buddies over at RPM RC also announced some new items. If you are a Helion Animus 18TR or 18SC owner you will be stoked to hear that RPM has new front & rear a-arms for your truck. These have a part number of #73462 and a street price of $12. RPM also announced new offset compensating front a-arms for Traxxas Slash 2wd and Nitro Slash. These allow you to use the same offset wheels front & rear and have a part number of #70552 with a street price of just $10.

The friendly folks over at Traxxas also announced several new products. They have a new Slash 2wd with On-Board Audio. We watched these machines at iHobby and they can be quite loud (volume is adjustable), hence the reason we nicknamed them “Screamers”. The part number is #58034-2 and expect the street price to be $299. They also announced a new LaTrax RTR 1/18 4WD Stadium Super Truck. These have a part number of 76044-1, a street price of $159 and will hit your LHS later this month. The last new item from Traxxas is a new charger with iD Auto Battery Identification. This item actually created a lot of talk at iHobby, it uses a new connector that contains the main power wires plus the balance wires. It has a part number of #2970 and a street price of only $49.

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Horizon Hobby iHobby 2014
Our friends at Horizon Hobby are showing off a lot of new products here at iHobby 2014.

Perhaps the biggest news from their booth is that Horizon is now distributing Anki Drive Products to hobby shops. You may have heard of the name Anki Drive before, they make some very innovative phone controlled battle cars that you may have already seen in big box stores.

Also new in the Horizon booth was the Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR (Street $349). The latest edition of the SCB comes with a powerful Dynamite brushless system, AVC stability control, and new Eclipse SCT tires.

The Vaterra K5 Blazer was a big hit in the Horizon booth, turning heads with its scale appearance.

The tiny new ECX Beatbox and Kickflip are also on display, expect these to be one of the bigger hits of the 2014 Christmas buying season. In person they look like a load of fun to play with.

Horizon also had numerous air products on display, including their recently picked up Fat Shark line that even our own Cub Reporter is enamored with.

If you want to learn more about all the different products from Horizon simple click This Link to visit their official website.

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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR
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
* Waterproof
* 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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Boom Racing Aluminum Upgrades
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
* C-hubs
* 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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Xtreme Racing Losi Mini 8IGHT Truggy Carbon Fiber Parts
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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