Hemistorm Penta Body for the Losi 5IVE-T **UPDATED**


Hemistorm Losi 5IVE-T Penta Body


** Updated Images Below **

WOW, this one came out of thin air. Hemistorm is officially the first company to hit the market with an alternative body shell for the Losi 5IVE-T. And when I say alternative I mean not only an alternative to the stock body but to a truck. They guys came out of the gate swinging with a full on Class 1 style buggy body that is a direct bolt-on to the stock roll cage. Looking at these images it is clear Hemistorm pulled no punches with this project, it looks clean and profesional from top to bottom. Super sharp lines and details not found in many other large scale bodies. They did their homework on this one for sure.

Pre-Orders can be taken TODAY at TGN Distributing and soon from your favorite large scale dealer. Be sure to get those orders in and be the first on the block with this sweet new body kit.

See more exclusive images at RCLargeScale.com.


Part Number: 3625

Product Link: HERE  (Pre Order Today)



Press Release:

HemiStorm Penta

It is with great pride that I announce the first HemiStorm Products upgrade for the Losi 5ive: The HemiStorm Penta body.

Made from 2mm lexan this body isn’t only made to withstand hardcore driving, it also turns your shortcourse 5ive into a Class1/Truggy styled ride by simply swapping out the bodypanels. For months we have been designing and developing this product to ensure you enthusiasts have now an option to completely alter your ride.

The main body consists of 5 pieces: A front section, a roof section, two doors and the rear panel. The front section, doors and rear section have all been detailed with louvre-styled “airscoops“. The front section encloses a part of the rollcage, emphasizing the open cage structure of the vehicle. The doors close all the way up to the rock guard, and together with the closed off front section the amount of debris entering the chassis will be kept to an absolute minimum. The roof section is reinforced with 8 barsections to ensure your paintjobs will keep unscratched as long as possible in case of a rollover.

Apart from the 5 body panels the kit will also be supplied with 4 extra lexan panels. The two larger more square ones are to be mounted on the side of the cage, the other two can be used as a deflector on the rear quarters. We do advise to take these off or trim these down for hardcore racers, as they are vulnerable to damage, at least untill the HemiStorm spare wheel mount is released. We include these panels as an extra, because we feel they complete the overall look we desired to create when developing, what we felt would be, the ultimate 5th scale vehicle.

The HemiStorm Penta is a bolt on, ready to install option for your Losi 5ive. The stock Losi 5ive hardware can be used to fasten the panels to your cage All pieces come with a clear overspray film, and will be precut for your convenience. Alternative cuts to the body can be made if you wish to trim down certain sections, we merely provide what we thought would be the best look for this platform.

In the near future all the sections of the body will be available separately as well, making repairing a sustained damage on the track or at your bash spot easier and budget friendly.

We expect the HemiStorm Penta in at TGN and all other stores early April. To preorder your Penta Bodykit for the Losi 5ive press the link HERE. TGN will be taking in orders for those who would like to reserve one in advance, to ensure you won’t miss out when these hit the shelves.

Pricing is set at $ 249.99

The items featured in the pictures below offer you a sneak peek on what other gear we at HemiStorm have in the works for your Losi 5ive. These rough prototypes don’t fully represent the finished structure, they are merely meant to give an idea of the shape and look we envisioned while working on this enormous project.

In the pictures you see a roofrack which allows for mounting 3 sets of front lights. The bumper is a direct replacement for the stock one, enabling you to simply remove the lights from your stock bumper and reinstall them on ours. The HemiStorm Penta bumper is narrow, has aggressive angles while not making any compromises towards functionality. These two items complete the HemiStorm Penta look, turning your 5ive in a 5th scale car that is as close to a desert racer as it will ever get. Both pieces can also be used in combination with the stock Losi 5ive body.

Expected pricing for both items combined will be $ 69,- excluding lightpods. Availability estimated late April.

Keep following TGN and LargeScaleNews to receive constant updates of our projects and availability of mentioned projects.




DarkSoul Vented Clutch Housing – HPI Baja, Losi 5IVE-T and more…

DarkSoul Vented Clutch Housing for the HPI Baja & Losi 5IVE-T


DarkSoul introduces their newest product for the Losi 5IVE-T, the Vented Clutch Housing. It’s great to see them keep with the vented style like they did with their billet clutch carrier. The other great aspect to this housing is that it will fit both the well known HPI baja 5b, 5sc etc as well as the new Losi 5IVE-T and probably many other large scale R/C’s. So cruz on down to the press release below and get all the details.

Make sure to click the product link below and get notified when its available.

Part Number: DSR8000

Product Link: HERE


Press Release:

The new DarkSoul Vented Clutch Housing is extensively machined from 6061 T6 aluminum to be lightweight yet very strong, and offer outstanding cooling for your clutch assembly.

This unit was designed with air flow in mind, and with the ability to shed away any dirt or debris that may enter the clutch area, especially when used with our Losi 5ive clutch bell carrier. This clutch housing will however work very well with any large scale RC that utilizes a CY clutch housing.

Also available in LIMITED EDITION BLUE.

LunaTik Losi 5IVE-T Number Plates

LunaTik Losi 5IVE-T Scale Number Plates


Check out these cool new scale number plates from LunaTik. The side mounted number plates on the stock Losi 5IVE-T body are not nearly as scale looking as what you would expect to see on a short course truck and they offer little room for large identification numbers. So LunaTik being know for scale realism parts decided it was time to produce a profesional looking number plate for those that demand the best in scale appearance. Check out the press release below.


Part Number: 8970

Product Link: HERE (free US shipping from TGN)


Press Release:

LunaTik has build these scale number plates to replace the stock plates mounted to the sides of the Losi 5IVE-T truck cage. These are multicolor number plate kits to match your paint scheme and to complete the scale short course realism of the stock body.

Personalize your 5t with the new scale Lunatik number plate kit that includes 4 different colors of background decals, full set of both black and white numbers and 2 large LunaTik stickers. Number plates are made from a flexible heavy duty plastic and the decals are full color premium with a UV laminate.

Plates bolt up to stock mounting holes with no special tools or hardware needed.


No Limit RC UK offers up a glimpse of 2012 plans.

No Limit RC UK 2012 Schedule

Not a lot of details yet but we thought we should pass on some dates we just got from our friends over at No Limit RC UK. We have covered some of these great events in the past and we hope to do more of them this year. From the image and video coverage we have seen, it looks like these guys put on one heck of a show! More details below.

2012 www.nolimitrcuk.com events

RCX 2012 Updates – Celebs, Discounts, Giveaways and more!

Some news about the 2012 RCX Long Beach Show

The RCX show is heating up! Lots of news coming in on all sorts of goodies.


More Updates:

Saturday 3:00 Give-Away – Piper MT 1/5 Scale 6S Brushless Truck


  • Genuine 1/5 scale. 35.6″ long. 20″ wide. 20.5″ Wheelbase
  • Full-time, shaft-driven 4WD
  • Includes 150A 6S Hobbywing ESC with anti-spark features that prevent that infamous shock when plugging in HV cells.
  • Specially installed Leopard 40x92mm 1480KV 4 pole brushless motor that maximizes power at 22.2V. A feature found only at Kershaw Designs.
  • Huge 8″ soft compound tires mounted to 20mm square hexes.


Sunday 3:00 Give-Away – 3x Winner’s Choice of Brushless System


4S 1/8 Scale/Monster Truck Brushless System

  • 4 pole 36742400KV brushless motor for more amperage handling
  • Big power at a little price for monster trucks, truggies and 1/8 scale
  • 12 programmable fuctions.
  • Continuous 120A.
  • 6-14 NiMH/NiCd, 2-4 cells LiPo
  • BEC: 5V/2A

Or 1/10 Scale Brushless System

  • More power than the big name systems at a smaller price. 12 programmable fuctions.
  • Continuous 60A.
  • 6-9 NiMH/NiCd, 2-3 cells LiPo
  • BEC: 5V/2A

Celebs at RCX:

Catherine Bach (dukes of hazzzard/ Young and the restless)

Mad Mike (MTV Pimp your Ride)

Shirley Muldowney (NHRA Hall of fame)



Online discounted tickets available until April 15th otherwise $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free.

LSN Interview – O’Neill Brothers Racing


LSN Interviews Sean from Oneill Brothers Racing


Oneill Brothers Racing, also known as OBR has just reached their 10 year anniversary.  These guys started back in the midst of the Go-Ped craze building crazy scooters with hopped up engines. I too started my business in scooters just about 13 years ago now and I used to sell my handlebars and custom parts to the OBR family. The scooter business has slowed tremendously and has been doing so for more than 6 years and both myself and OBR have transitioned into mostly R/C. They not only make motors for the HPI Baja but they ship a ton of product international to other 1/5 fanatics and have now

Its been a true pleasure watching a small home grown business flourish to an international company shipping hundreds and hundreds of hand built motors across the world. When you think of FAST motors its hard to not think of OBR. When you think of good friends  who KNOW HOW TO PARTY, its hard to not think of OBR.

We hope you enjoy this quick interview with OBR and please follow the links below for more ways to follow and learn about the Oneill Brothers.


Follow OBR on facebook HERE.

Check out their website and products HERE.

Follow the OBR blog HERE.

Watch OBR videos HERE.