Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Scale things up with the Losi 5IVE-T

After being impressed by the HPI Baja 5B over the weekend I've unsurprisingly had my thoughts on getting a 1/5th scale petrol powered model to add to my collection.

Initially i looked at what HPI had to offer, and drawn to the 5SC trucks, especially in SS variance, as i would love to build it up myself.

However i couldn't help but notice the new 5IVE-T from Losi that is due to be released very soon.

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One huge advantage for me is its included Spektrum SR3300T Telemetry Receiver, which will work perfect with my DX3S radio straight out the box.

Its also 4WD which i much prefer over the HPI 2WD, unfortunately though, it is only available as RTR, and not as a self build kit. It also looks to retail at £150 more than the HPI cars being close to a £1000.

However, it looks, great, has some good press so far and the internal roll cage looks amazing!

Check it out on the Losi website

Video property of Losi

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