Atomic MM 450 Metal Mulisha 1/4 Scale RC Dirtbike – Mini Review with video

Atomic MM 450 Metal Mulisha R/C Dirtbike

Atomic MM 450 Metal Mulish R/C Dirt Bike – Mini Review

There are days within my week that can be pretty boring and mundane. But some are just so much better than others that those are the days that make it all worth it. The day the Atomic (also known as Venom Group) MM 450 Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan R/C dirt bike came in was one of those days. I was like a kid on Christmas! Read our mini review below where we share our first thoughts and a short video on our maiden voyage.

Get more factory specs and details about pricing to purchase one of these Atomic MM 450 radio control dirt bikes HERE!

Our first thought was “WOW, this bike is HUGE!” It is 1/4 scale and it looked so cool next to our 1/5 scale RC’s at the shop. The size of the motorcycle allows for so much detail, from the lexan body with factory Rock Start and Metal Mulisha stickers to the chain and sprocket driven rear wheel. The handle bars and front end are true to scale as you would expect. Oh and don’t let me forget Mr. Brian Deegan himself was detailed in his full ridding suit and all. He’s made of a VERY durable foam that outlasted our bash session as you will see below.

The bike comes with an included lipo battery pack which is standard size and fits in right into the skid plate upwards toward the handlebars. You have to fish your wires through an area near the gas tank but a needle nose pliers does the job every time. Once you plug in the battery pack and turn on the bike you are immediately surprised by the sound of the gyro running in the rear wheel-so much so they put a warning sticker that explains the noise is ok and is expected. Kinda funny…the other thing you will notice when going through your preliminary check, is that the steering is reversed from what many will expect (myself included). The bike works by leaning, so when you want to go right, the bike turns the steering wheel to the left which makes the bike lean to the right. It’s just like the real deal, but for some silly reason I was thinking it would be different.

We opted to install the side “guide wires” (a sort of training wheels) to ensure we keep him up and running while we learn to drive this motorcycle. We simply tossed it forward and away we went, driving down the street. The issue with driving on the street is that the guide wires catch and drag and make for very wide turning radiuses. It was difficult to get it to turn within a wide two lane road, at least for us newbies.  The traction of the street also gave us silly wheeling power, which was cool but we wanted to be in the “dirt” with this dirt bike. So it was time to take it to the dirt in a larger area to get our feet wet with its off-road capabilities.

In a much larger area the MM 450 dirt bike was a BLAST to drive! The thin metal guide wires almost disappear once it leaves your hands and all of the sudden, you’re watching a mini-me of Brian Deegan himself performing right in front of your eyes. The bike turned much sharper in the loose dirt and it handled full speed runs in rough conditions very well. I will let you see for yourself in the video (below) how fun this bike can be.

The only issues I had with the bike is that the front shock started to get stuck due to leaking oil from one side. We have already rebuilt the shock and it’s working well now. We were told by the team at Atomic that it’s important to first compress the front end one time before you drive the bike. It tends to dry out and it needs to be moved in and out once before you start to drive it. We will try that and keep you all posted. We also cracked up the body pretty good but then again we bashed it pretty hard and it’s all still in place, just kinda broken up. Maybe some aftermarket companies can make us all some thicker  bodies?

As for upgrades, besides the wheelie bar, which is just a longer extension of rear fenders wired support and the billet chain tensioner pieces, we plan to to keep this bike mostly stock for now. We will try to get some more video and an update on it’s durability and our overall experience in the near future. But for now….enjoy the video and images below!



MIDWEEK Websurfing – Navy is cool and so are the Olympics

LSN Midweek Web Surfing

Mid Week for this week will be Friday for us. Hope you don’t mind but the added days have allowed us to share a bigger collection of interesting stuff.

Reas more Midweek Web Surfing posts by clicking HERE.


Check out these Large Scale R/C cars in the Olympics. Would like to find more information on these, if anyone has some details on the insides please let us know.



One of our favorite sites served up the news on Stompy this week and has raised over $80,000! Check it out HERE.




Got a pool or pond you want to take a dive in? Stay dry and do it with R/C. Invest in this idea and buy your own HERE.


Check out this student hybrid project that turns YOUR car into Brushless power! Read more HERE.


Are you one of the 12 million who have seen this? Now someone do this to a Losi 5IVE-T Short Course truck and I will donate some parts to ya!



A cool look behind the scenes of our Navy’s Robotics Laboratory with lots of R/C stuff. Check out all the details and more images HERE.


One of my favorite R/C helicopter videos.


Some serious Scale Crawlers get some nice coverage online HERE.


Now this is long distand R/C! Read about it HERE.


Why don’t we have R/C cars like this? Losi? HPI? This would be killer in a capable off-road 1/5 scale. Details found HERE.



Will we be charging our Li-Po batteries in only a few minutes in a few years? Maybe… Check out this report from Korea.

The Penta gets fenders – Thanks Hemistorm

hemistorm penta truck body fenders

Hemistorm Penta Body grows Short Course fenders overnight

So just like that the Penta body has fenders for a Short Course Truck look. For all your Losi 5IVE-T owners who were not big fans of the open wheel look now have options. One of the cool points about this is that the Penta body is still underneath this truck body. So a few screws and presto you have a buggy again!

Watch THIS PAGE on TGN to get up to date availability status.


Check out the details below and follow along and comment on these new parts HERE.

 Press Release:

I’m very excited to announce the latest addition to the HemiStorm Penta open wheel Class 1 body, the HemiStorm Penta Fenders.

Many tracks have a restriction when it comes to what type of body you run, and some are afraid that running an open wheel body will make their truck more prone to damage. These were among the reasons to develop a set of fenders for the Penta body. We kept a few things in mind: looks, function, quality, easy installation and cost.

You can now turn your open wheel Penta shell into a full-blood shortcourse truck in a matter of minutes. Simply undo the screws that hold the bodypanels on the rollcage of your Losi 5ive, install the fenders and tighten the screws again. We used all the stock mounting holes for this piece of kit, making sure installation is as easy as it can get. This is the worlds first fully modular 5th scale body system!

My main concern with the stock body is the price of the seperate parts. The initial cost of a shortcourse Penta might be higher, but running cost and maintaining an immaculate look will be lower than the original. The fenders will be made available separately, so if you damage the left front, just replace the left front fender. No use in replacing the hood, and the right fender, if those are still in a good shape. Furthermore, the cost of all separate parts combined, will not exceed the price of a complete kit. In other words, pricing will be fair throughout. You don’t overpay because you had an accident.

Like the other parts of the Penta body these fendes are made of the highest quality lexan, come pretrimmed and predrilled and come with a clear overspray film, the best setup for all the painters out there.

For a video of the guys at TGN Distributing testing the quality by sending the HemiStorm Penta flying and having it involved in some horrific crashes, which it all withstood, click on the link below:

Hemistorm Penta Body for the Losi 5IVE-T – Durability Test Video – Large Scale News


From August 24th at your RC specialists

Estimated price:

$ 24,99 per fender
$ 99,96 for a full set

Make sure to like HemiStorm Products on FaceBook for regular picture updates, customer rides, videos and more.


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RCLS 1/5 Scale R/C Track Locator/Directory

RCLargeScale has a 1/5 Scale Track Locator – Directory

Your input is needed. Do you know of a large scale track? RCLS would like you to submit the information to help further grow their directory. Get those details below.

This is a great idea and like all things RCLS does its profesional and feature rich using google maps. Lets make this the ultimate track directory! Check out the new Locator at


Details on how to submit your track information.

Please email these details:

  • Track Name
  • Track Physical Address
  • Contact Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Web Address
  • Race Schedule


Info can be submitted to


Hemistorm Penta Body for the Losi 5IVE-T – Durability Test Video


LSN takes out the Penta body for a ruff and tuff review.


The Hemistorm Penta body for the Losi 5IVE-T was released a few months back at RCX Long Beach and ever since then we have been wanting to get our hands on our own. Well we did better than that, we built two of them! We had the masterminds at Billet Chase Designs of TeamChase paint us up a demo body that will be kept on display in our hobby store and used for trade shows and man did it turn out sexy! We painted a second body for our test day. Or should I say bash fest? Well check out the video below and see how strong this body really is. It handled all our crash tests very well and looked GREAT while doing it.

Let us know what you think and if your interested in having a body different than the rest of the guys on the block and a seriusly strong one at that, GET YOURS HERE!

See more images in HIGH RES with available free downloads HERE.



See more images in HIGH RES with available free downloads HERE.

New Turtle Racing V.2 Pull Start Upgrade Parts

HD Billet Cog and Ball Bearing Dog Cage kit

Turtle Racing has offered up some Heavy Duty replacement parts to  upgrade the already beefy V2 pull start. These pull starts fit just about all gas engines found on 1/5 cars and trucks including the Losi 5IVE-T and the HPI Baja 5b, 5t, 5sc etc. Press release below.






HD Billet Cog

Part Number: TURV026-011

 Product Link: HERE

The HD Billet Cog is made from 6061 billet

aluminum and is recommended for higher

compression motors.





Ball Bearing Dog Cage kit

Part Number: TURV026-012

 Product Link: HERE

The Ball Bearing dog cage uses 4 bearings in place

of the standard bushings and is suited more for fine

dirt and sand to minimize sticking dogs.

West Coast Large Scale Nationals – 2012 Glen Helen Raceway


1/5 Scale Racing at West Coast Large Scale Nationals Glen Helen

Looks like a good race is shaping up for November 8th-11th in Southern California. Dust off your Losi 5IVE-T, HPI Baja, MCD or whatever large scale you have and go have some fun with these guys. LSN will do our best to get live coverage with pictures, video etc.


There will be no pre-registration for this event. You may pay fees when you arrive. If you have questions please contact

2wd and 4×4 classes will operate with the rule of 30.5cc engines and smaller. No other limits on aftermarket parts.

2 Additional Race classes added:

31cc and larger engine

Electric vehicles



There are numerous hotels and motels within a 15 minute drive priced from the budget to the luxury. The same is true for restaurants as there is fast food 5 minutes away to popular family restaurants and buffets within 15 minutes.

There are other amenities this new facility has to offer. It is located in an area know as the Inland Empire 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

This is approximately a 60 minute drive from Pacific Coast beaches, 45 minutes from Disneyland, 60 minutes from Magic Mountain, 30 to 45 minutes from several Indian owned Casinos, 60 minutes from Palm Springs, 45 minutes from mountain resort areas of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. We have exciting local Sprint Car Racing on the dirt ½ mile oval at Perris Auto Speedway. Last and certainly not the least, especially for the ladies, 30 to 45 minutes from 3 major Outlet Malls.

As you can see this is not just a place to race cars, IT IS A DESTINATION FOR FAMILY FUN.

 For more information please email

or call 909-887-9700