Pro MX 70mm Baja Clutch System First look – MMR


Pro MX 70mm Baja Clutch System First look

Check out this un-boxing video from MMR of the new Pro MX 70mm Baja Clutch System. Get all the details HERE from a previous post. Watch below to see what its like to receive and open your very own. The product looks great from the box all the way inside to the high quality machined parts. Thanks for the look “inside” MMR!



Losi expanding partnership with the Stronghold Motorsports


Losi expanded marketing partnership with the Stronghold Motorsports


Check out this great news from Horizon Hobby and Losi. What a great opportunity for our industry this is. Cross marketing like this is I believe is the best way to get our great hobby in from of new potential hobbyist. We will make sure we follow the exposure this partnership brings our sport. Press Release Below.



Latest from Horizon Hobby:


Horizon Hobby proudly announced their newly expanded marketing partnership with the Stronghold Motorsports short course off road race team. With this agreement, seven-time Supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath and action sports icon, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg will represent Horizon Hobby and the Team Losi Racing brand in a variety of 2012 marketing initiatives. Along with full size race vehicle branding featuring Horizon Hobby and Team Losi Racing, McGrath and Stenberg will be the focus of a brand new marketing campaign featuring the duo and their 900 horsepowered Stronghold Motorsports Pro2 Race trucks and their scale RC counterparts.


McGrath, took his first win in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series competition in 2011 and will begin his next assault on the series standings on March 31st at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix with the support of Horizon Hobby. “Team Losi Racing/Losi RC cars are as close to driving my full size truck as it gets,” said McGrath. “The cars are cool, realistic and a lot of fun. When I’m not racing, the next best thing is going out and driving my 1/5th and 1/10th scale Team Losi Racing/Losi trucks.”


With a host of accolades that include XGames Gold and a SuperLite off road truck championship, Stenberg is set to make his debut this season alongside McGrath in the marquis Pro2 class. “Team Losi Racing makes a hard core RC car. These trucks are fast, powerful and fly through the air with incredible balance and control,” said Stenberg. “After hours and hours of racing, they take just as much abuse as my full size race truck. I’m pumped to kick off this season with Team Losi Racing behind us.”


Short course off road racing has developed into the hottest segment that the radio control racing marketplace has seen in years. Team Losi Racing/Losi radio control vehicles mimic the excitement, adjustability and durability of full scale short course off road trucks but in a smaller and more affordable package that everyone can enjoy. Horizon Hobby Vice President of Marketing, Shawn Ireland shared his enthusiasm for the 2012 program. “We are proud to continue to expand our association with full scale motorsports as we further align ourselves with the Stronghold Motorsports organization and their drivers Jeremy McGrath and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg. The professionalism of Stronghold Motorsports makes this a tremendous fit to expand upon our already successful partnership.”


The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Off Road Racing Team

Jeremy McGrath (Monster Energy/Walker Evans Racing/Toyo Tires)

Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg ( Tires)

Cameron Steele (Monster Energy/Yokohama Tires)

RJ Anderson (Monster Energy/Walker Evans Racing/Goodyear Tires)

Matt Cook ( Tires)

Brandon Bailey ( Tires)

Garrett Poelman ( Tires)


Courtesy of RC CAR ACTION


BZM Micro Losi 5IVE-T Tuned Exhaust System

BZM Micro Losi 5IVE-T Tuned Exhaust Pipe


The wait is finally over. A specific tuned pipe made by the folks at BZM Micro for their reed engines like the 28.5cc TT . The pipe will fit other engines as well because it comes with two types of headers, one standard for CY and Zenoah and the other for the BZM. This is a good looking pipe and you can expect to see a lot of videos and reviews coming real soon. For not peep the details below and order one up for your Losi 5IVE-T.


Part Number: RCB510998

Product Link: HERE


Press Release:


BZM micro bring you a matched exhaust system for our engine range and the Losi 5ive-T. The micro exhaust system has been developed especially for the micro engine range and the Losi.

The system not only promotes low down power. But allows the engine to achieve high RPM’s. We have introduced a no leak coupler using O’rings. Not only do we include a matched BZM header in the kit you will receive a regular Zen header. We have included this header as the system will work well on other reed engine’s.

BZM Micro 28.5cc TT “Torque Tuned” Motor now in stock

BZM Micro 28.5 cc Torque Tuned Reed Motor


The BZM Micro 28.5cc TT motor is an engine specifically tuned for 4WD trucks, most notably the Losi 5IVE-T. The first batch of these motor came in several weeks back and the word had got out before we could even get them on the site and they sold out within the first day. Well a second batch of engines are here at TGN and we are happy to have them up and available on our site for purchase. Get yours shipped free NOW before they are gone again.


Part Number: BZM-10028-TT

Product Link: HERE


Press Release:


More torque power. 
More power where you need it.

This tune will give your Losi or MCD the punch it needs to get it going off the mark. And hold the power. The engine has been modded for drop in replacement for the MCD. For Losi fitment some shims maybe needed depending on gearing between the engine and chassis.

Please take the time to watch our Losi installation video BELOW for more details.

What sets these engines apart. You ask.

  • A whole new design for our industry.
  • 4 bolt cylinder.
  • 5 bolt head.
  • Nikasil cylinder lining.
  • This coating reduces friction and extends the life of the engine.
  • Dome piston.
  • Billet con rod.
  • Full circule crank.
  • Reed induction.
  • Carbon fibre fan cover No more crank case bearing failures.
  • Phenolic bearings twice the size of the current engine bearings available.
  • Leaking head and crank case gaskets a thing of the past.
  • BZM decided not to use gaskets and opted for a combination of O’rings and liquid gasket.
  • Drops straight in with the exception of a little work to the clutch case if not a Zenoah.


Outerwears Shockwears for the Losi 5IVE-T official anouncment

Outerwears Shockwears for the Losi 5IVE-T

Just minuted after their Turtle Racing V2 Pull Start Cover Outwears has officially announced their Shockwears shock covers for the Losi 5IVE-T. LSN gave you an exclusive sneak peek of these covers last week HERE. The Shockwears covers have become synonymous with 1/5 scale guys ever since their release of the covers for the HPI Baja.

The Outerwears Shockwears are important for shock protection and reduced maintenance but also have a very cool style to your finished machine. Check out the press release below for more details.


Part Number: 45-2755-xx

Product Link: HERE


Press Release:






Ultimate shock protection!  Shockwears have been tested and proven on the HPI 5B and 5T as well as numerous 8th and 10th scale vehicles.  Shockwears are now available for the Losi 5ive T.  Shockwears offer great protection along with a fantastic new look to your vehicle.  They are available in solid colors and a wide array of designs.  Ask your local dealer about your set of Shockwears today.

Outerwears Cover for Turtle Racing V2 Pull Start


Outerwears Pull Start Cover for the Turtle Racing V2 starter

Well not long after the release of the Turtle Racing V2 Pull Start it looks like Outerwears has provided us with a way to protect the pull start and your flywheel from debri. The pull start cover has to be one of the most sold products for large scale r/c. Its a must on the 1/5 HPI Baja as well as the Losi 5IVE-T. This is sure to be the ultimate combination of parts when it comes to starting your engines. Press release below.



Part Number: 20-2758-xx

Product Link: HERE



Press Release:


Outerwears, Inc

Are You Driving Naked?


Outerwears is announcing the availability of part number 20-2758-__.  The 20-2758 is a new pull start cover to fit the Turtle Racing V2 Billet Pull Start.  The new V2 pull start cover along with all other Outerwears parts are developed using Terra Flo technology giving you the perfect balance between air flow and debris deflection.  Now stand out in the crowd and be protected.  Also, available in Black, Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple, and Lime Green.  Ask your local dealer for your 20-2758-__ today!  Visit to see the complete Outerwears product line.

Bartolone Losi 5IVE-T Twin and Cage Panels

Bartolone Racing Losi 5IVE-T Twin Cylinder and Cage Panels


Look what Bartolone and crew have been up to lately. Just when you thought their Losi 5IVE-T pipe or mesh plate were it…. they came and hit us with their clutch bell. And now……they share this amazing looking twin cylinder engine with us stuffed into their 5IVE-T quiet well I might add.


And just a little icing on the cake they showed LSN a sneak peek of their Losi 5IVE-T cage panels. Great idea to either keep some dirt out of  your interior or possible leave the body off and rock the Class 1 look. We are told their will be options to either run the ABS versions like you see below or clear lexan which you could paint for a more detailed look.

We are glad to see Bartolone making great progress with his line of parts for the 5IVE-T. Expect to see these parts and more in the TGN booth at the 2012 RCX show. For now browse all his Losi 5IVE-T parts HERE.


LSN Midweek Web Surfing – Wild R/C!


LSN Midweek Web Surfing – First Edition


When browsing the web we come across some cool stuff sometimes. Not all the time is it related to “Large Scale” and sometimes not related to R/C at all. But we feel compeled to share so we often post them in LSN Finds but though we needed a new category for these types of posts. So from time to time we will post up our LSN Midweek Web Surfing post sharing some of our finds. We hope you enjoy.


Lets get WILD and start with this crazy R/C photo rig I found while browsing a photo blog. These guys strap a $5,000+ camera to an R/C contraption and headed to Kenya to get up close and personal with the wild lions. They came home with some amazing shots like many have never seen before. Words can not explain so I am going to leave you with a couple sample images and a video and link to their site with lots more info. TGN has already offered up our services to these guys in case they are prepared to build an even larger and more stable device.





 Going BIG with Radio Control

Now lets slow down a bit and take a look at a sweet R/C Big Rig. Once shown on LSN when it was played on a major news website, looks like he has more of it finished now.  This is an amazing custom build project and I know very little about it. But I wanted to share a couple of the videos I found on youtube. It is always so neat to see someones pasion for miniatures and R/C realized with a finished project like this. And the fact that they can share it with the world is just that much cooler. It’s sellar work on an incredible build and we are happy to share it with you.



Check out the size of this R/C Mig-25 powered by a real turbine:


Another enourmous R/C plane:



Thats it for today…..I hope you enjoy and please comment below.