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.
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.
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 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.
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…???
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.
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.
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 Creationsconversion 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.
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.
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.