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Losi Announces the 5IVE-T 1/5 Large Scale R/C Short Course Truck

Losi 5IVE-T 1/5 Large Scale R/C Short Course BND R/C Truck

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Today is a historic day for many of us. Finally another US based company has announced their introduction into the Large Scale Industry. Welcome Losi.

The announcement comes just in time for their surprise appearance at the 2011 Hostile Racing Bajafest which we are covering LIVE here on THIS post.  You will see that Losi will be partnered with TGN and LSN at the introductory race allowing Kevin from TeamChase and me, Mark Hull from TGN / LSN to race very early production units.

We are as equally as excited as you all are. I foresee  very positive changes this could bring to our little niche of the radio control industry.  In fact, maybe this introduction by Losi means it’s not a “niche” anymore? I will leave this post for the simple press release and will making more posts with my thoughts as well as UP CLOSE images and videos of the the new Losi 5IVE-T BND 1/5 Large Scale R/C Short Course Truck.

The LSN slide show of the truck is HERE.

Watch Videos Being Posted by TeamChase here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/teamchaseonline

 

Press Release:

Link to Losi: http://www.losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSB0019BLKBD

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

Completion Guides

Needed to Complete

Transmitter
90 Octane Gasonline

8 Responses to Losi Announces the 5IVE-T 1/5 Large Scale R/C Short Course Truck

  1. sdboogieman says:

    I so need to start my xmas list now ;)

  2. Lunatik says:

    The NEW Lunatik RABID pipe will make this rig RIP!!!

  3. Smeghead says:

    I hope it stay’s niche as it has rouht us into a close knt community that could be lost once the idiot’s come on board.

  4. Smeghead says:

    I love the bind and drive, as all my largescale RC’s run Spektrum with telemetry and it is a very useful tool for setting clutch bite, gear change timing and general motor performance and condition, thankyou LOSI.

  5. sdboogieman says:

    It looks like the bar has been raised. Good job losi for jumping into our 1/5th scale world.

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