Losi 5IVE-T Unboxing by LSN

Losi 5IVE-T Unboxing by LSN

The Losi 5IVE-T 4WD BND Kit is finaly out in the wild and lucky customers are now posting their thoughts and question on the RCLargeScale.com forum.

Also check the forum to see several aftermarket parts manufactures already posting their thoughts on the truck as well as prototype products they have coming for this new and exciting 4WD short course platform. You will see companies like TeamChase, DarkSoul, Hostile, Craftwerks-RC and TurtleRacing in the RCLS forum posting pictures etc over the coming weeks. You have to check out what these guys are going to do to beef up the Losi 5IVE-T with hop-ups and bling. It will be a BLAST!

For now if you have not been lucky enough to get one of the new kits, then sit back and watch LSN open one up for you. We unbox the Losi 5IVE-T and show you whats inside. Watch for more in-depth videos and reviews soon.

The LSN Unboxing Video:



The Ultimate Losi 5IVE-T Information and Media Post

The Ultimate Losi 5IVE-T Information & Media Post

LSN will continue to post news and information on the Losi 5IVE-T as it becomes available but we wanted to make one “Ultimate” post where we could update on misc things we find here and around the web. If you find cool pictures, good video or just something cool about the Losi 5IVE-T then please email us at lsn@TGNdistributing.com and we will update the post.


* The Losi 5IVE-T is now shipping to dealers worldwide. Get yours order at TGN HERE!

* For the best LargeScale R/C forum on the web and the only forum where Losi employees and team drivers visit and chat about the 5IVE-T, please check out www.RCLargeScale.com

* The LSN smugmug album at www.photos.tgndistributing.com has thousands and thousands of image of 1/5 Scale R/C cars and trucks. We will start to collect Losi images and post them in this album HERE. But until we are able to duplicate some recent images of the 5IVE-T you can see images of the trucks in action racing HERE or in the sand dunes HERE.


Updates Below (newest posts at the top)

BZM shows you a few tips and details on how to install a BZM-Micro 28.5cc, 23cc or 26cc engines into a Losi 5IVE-T. WOW that was simple, thanks BZM-Micro!

New video released by Craftwerks-RC. Showing the Losi 5IVE-T run on the Hostile Oval.


MMR has a couple new videos of them running their BZM-Micro 28.5cc engines in their Losi 5IVE-T

Horizon shares a unboxing and set-up video.



LSN does a roundup of all the new Hop Ups coming out for the new 4wd platform, check them all out HERE.


TeamFastEddy already has a series of videos to help you get your Losi 5IVE-T ready for the dirt!

Craftwerks-RC opens up their Losi 5IVE-T

LSN unboxes their first Losi 5IVE-T

Craftwerks-RC puts together awesome race footage of the Losi 5IVE-T Hostile race in NY.

TGN makes finding and buying stock replacement parts VERY easy using exploded views. Check out this cool feature HERE.


Bartalone Racing has had a Losi 5IVE-T in their workshop and has posted this video:


Check out the BIG Losi 5IVE-T! More HERE.

The Losi 5IVE-T in the Imperial Sand Dunes testing a 2WD Center Dif Lock. More HERE.

Check out this video from Frosty and Dunetoberfest 2011

LSN compares the Losi 5IVE-T and HPI Baja 5SC tires and wheels

LSN compares the Losi 5IVE-T to the HPI Baja 5SC side by side and measurements

The Losi 5IVE-T on the TeamChase track

More cool video from TeamChase of the Losi 5IVE-T 4WD in action

TeamChase popular “What Is That” video

Some cool shots of the Losi 5IVE-T at the TeamChase track

Check out the video and slide show LSN did for the Hostile Bajafest Wrap-Up

Live Upload from bajafest showing the Losi 5IVE-T on the Hostile oval

LSN shows you how the Losi 5IVE 4WD runs on an off-road track

Losi 5IVE-T Slide Show from LSN with misc images

The Ultimate 30 minute interview with Gary Kyes from Losi


Here you can see the official release video by Horizon, a up close view of the truck in action:






The Losi 5IVE-T is shipping TODAY!

Losi 5IVE-T Officially Shipping Today

You heard right! The Losi 5IVE-T is officialy shipping today from their parent company Horizon Hobby. It feels like its been a year since it’s first appearance at the Hostile Bajafest only months ago but it’s here and ready now.

TGN is taking their Black Friday and spending it driving down to the Horizon warehouse to pick up a load of these trucks just to make sure we have them for us to start shipping on Monday. We will also have a HUGE amount of stock replacement parts and aftermarket parts from Losi and other companies in the coming days. Some parts are already in stock from Losi.

Check out all the kits and option parts available HERE  and TGN Distributing and get yours pre-ordered NOW! We can not guarantee when you will get your truck until after Monday when we review pre-orders so please dont email or call with request for delivery date till Tuesday.

TGN will make sure to keep a couple trucks for stock to have at the TeamChase Toys for Toys event next week (info HERE). So bring your cash and be ready to experience a whole new way of driving an RC.


For now you can sit back and enjoy our images of the Losi from the Hostile Bajafest HERE.



TGN Newsletter Readers – Special Black Friday Deals!


TGN Black Friday Sales Event


TGN always has its fair share of sales, including their Mystery Markdown page and their eBay page. But Black Friday should be something really special so they have a deal up their sleeve that they will only announce to the loyal Newsletter Readers. So be informed and save money at the same time. It’s free, simple and fast! Just got to the bottom left of our home page at www.TGNdistributing.com and sign up. Do it QUICK before they send out the event newsletter.


Product X at Traxxas…What is it? A 1/5 Scale?

Traxxas Product X is it a 1/5 Scale RC?

Here at LSN we are always watching out for industry rumors. We have reported on many rumors and industry news bits that could effect our niche hobby. In the years past there has been rumors of Associated, Traxxas and of course Losi working on large scale R/C cars or truck. We know now the Losi rumor was true with the release of the 5IVE-T. But what about the others? Are they too building large scale cars to be released soon?

For now its all rumors and speculation but for now lets watch this Traxxas update on 11-30-11 and see if our hopes and dreams come true. It would be fun to have another player in Large Scale and if I know Traxxas they would be a great contendor and probably bring one of the best values to 1/5 that we have seen so far.


Oh well…its a silly little 100mph car. Video is well done, car looks cool but its not what the masses wanted I dont think. It is refreshing to see how many people all over the web have asked, hoped and dreamed it would be a 1/5 scale. I think we are getting to them now folks…maybe they will listen…???


UPS MY CHOICE – Perfect Timing

UPS MY CHOICE – Just in time for X-Mas!

When it comes to shipping I have to say I think UPS is the best option. Their service is hard to beat all around. It’s fast, efficient, and fair priced. The best thing of all is their tracking and that seems to be what our customers love the most. People want to know where their toys are at all times and UPS will notify you of its every start and stop.

Well whats better than knowing where it’s at? Being able to control it. You tell it where to go and when and even sign for it electronically. Check out some of the features below and follow THIS link to sign up. It’s FREE and EASY.



New look for your HPI Baja 5b – Grafil & RCBodyShop Bodies

Two new bodie by Grafil Bodies & RCBodyShop

for your HPI Baja 5b

I have never been a huge fan of alternative bodies for the HPI Baja but I have to say I really like these two. The racing body from Grafil has got smooth clean lines and is not over powering. Keeps a lot of the dirt and debris out of the cars interior. Looking forward to seeing more of these on the track. The Hot Rod body from RCBodyShop is a 1932/1933 Ford Coupe Style Body….well what can I say, it speaks for itself. Way cool!Press Release below.


Part Number: Baja 5B-G

Product Link: HERE



Press Release:

These bodies are made of flexible 1.5mm lexan.  Give your Baja the style upgrade it’s been waiting for!

Each body comes with two (2) noses – so you have 1 extra in case one gets damaged or lost.


  • Sold Clear with protective film (all photos show painted bodies)
  • Requires trimming.
  • Handmade in Italy


Part Number: rod5

Product Link: HERE


These are limited edition Hot Rod bodies.  There are only 100 that will be made.  We were lucky enough to snag 3 of the 2mm and 7 of the 3mm thickness.

Don’t wait to grab one of these limited edition 1933 HOT ROD bodies for your 5b.  Once they are gone; they’re gone.

You will also receive a certificate of authenticity with serial number of your body and number.


Year: 1933

Type: On Road

Wheelbase:  570mm

Width: 310mm

Length: 860mm

Thickness: Your choice of 2mm or 3mm

Material:  Polycarbonate

Surface:  Sold clear






Castle Brushless Baja’s in the Sand Dunes – Video by Crafterwerks-RC

Castle Creations Brushless HPI Baja’s

in the Imperial Sand Dunes

Check out the new work of Craftwerks-RC! Taking footage from our Dunetoberfest 2011 trip they were able to put together 2-1/2 minutes of killer footage of our HPI Baja 5b and TeamFastEddy’s  5SC, Both of which were converted to brushless with the Castle Creations conversion kit. The video shows us reaching 57MPH IN THE SAND!

Thanks Craftwerks-RC for mixing that great video together for us! We have been waiting a long time to get this build into the sand and it was truly and amazing experience to have all the unlimited amount of torque AND amazing top speed.

More on brushless…

Check out the needed parts to convert your HPI Baja 5b, 5t, 5sc or ss HERE.

Check out the TGN Brushless Build Series HERE.

Watch the brushless build videos from TeamFastEddy HERE.

See more images like the ones below at our Dunetoberfest Photo Album HERE.








Losi 5IVE-T aftermarket and stock parts in the wild

Losi stock and Losi branded aftermarket parts are

now in stock at TGN!

Well we are all still waiting for the official release and availability of the Losi 5IVE-T 1/5 Scale 4WD BND. The rumors on the street is by the end of November some time we should see the truck arriving at local hobby stores across the globe. We have also heard that November 20th is going to be officially the ship dates yet that is this Sunday so we are not sure how that will play out.

In the mean time we have seen 6 Stock replacement and upgrade parts become available at TGN. Check out the list of parts below, all in stock and ready to ship from TGN Distributing.










To see more of the Losi 5IVE-T in the sand dunes visit our Dunetoberfest photo album HERE with over 450 images. The Losi images start around 110.

BZM Micro 28.cc Engines & Parts now in stock

BZM-Micro 28.5cc Engine and Parts now in stock at TGN!


TGN is currently stocked with the popular 28.5cc Engine as well as a full line of parts. Currently the 28.5cc engine is the only size we are stocking but we expect the 23cc and 26cc to come in soon for those not quiete ready for the full 8hp model.

Check out the motor and all the parts at TGN HERE.


We recently installed this engine into a special Dunetoberfest build wich you can see below or in the album HERE. At first we ran the TGN track pipe which worked real well for us and had gobs of power. Later that weekend Chris Bartalone brought us a tuned pipe he had made specifically for this engine. Remember, this engine can use any standard tuned pipe for the baja but the actual exhaust port IS larger than stock AND the engine seems to really like big pipes. So in order to take full advantage of this engine we had Bartalone build us a BZM specific pipe wich brought us even more power and even smoother power bands.

We also took this car to the 2011 HPI West Coast Baja Nationals where we ran it around the track for a bit. Unfortunately we had bad traction for a muddy track and way too much power for our amateur racer. But you could still see and hear the power this engine was putting out throwing the mud everywhere.

We have found no faults of this motor so far, we love it. It starts with ease, it idles smooth and pulls hard with LOTS of RPM’s. It really was an enjoyable car to drive in the dunes, where there is never too much power. We hope to gather our footage soon from that weekend and bring those to you on youtube.