Every scale of R/C machine has its own group of fans and supporters. While some people enjoy wheeling small-to-mid-scale radio-controlled machines, there are those that prefer to wield something much larger. To meet the needs of the large-scale crowd, Losi has introduced a new ⅕-scale, electric, ready-to-run model that’s sure to ignite a passion for all-out performance.
The Losi Desert Buggy XL-E is a true beast of a machine that appears to have very few compromises when it comes to construction and components. Capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph (with optional gearing and 8S LiPo batteries), this big buggy looks like an absolute blast to drive, provided you have the open real estate to let it roam.
Making this 4-wheel drive machine move is a 800kv brushless motor and 8S-capable electronic speed control (ESC). Beefy, oil-filled shocks and large tires (Maxxis Creepy Crawler) allow the Desert Buggy XL-E to grip the terrain and float over bumps, jumps and obstacles.
A Losi S900S steering servo controls the front wheels and AVC (Active Vehicle Control) makes sure you stay in control when traction is at a minimum. The electronics in this machine are all waterproof/water resistant, so there’s no holding back when you encounter some of nature’s more “questionable” elements.
A durable chassis and flip-top cage help ensure this machine is not only willing and able to take some abuse, but you won’t be tortured to reach the internal components when you have to make adjustments and tune-ups. An included LED light bar will help illuminate the path when bashing into the darkness (and it adds to the overall “scale” appearance of this vehicle).
Losi Desert Buggy XL-E Specifications
- Type: 4WD Buggy
- Scale: 1/5
- Length: 33.25 in (844mm)
- Width: 19.75 in (501mm)
- Height: 12.12 in (308mm)
- Ground Clearance: 2.75 in (69mm)
- Wheelbase: 21.75 in (552mm)
- Weight: 27.5 lbs w/o batteries (12.5 kg), 30.5 lbs w/batteries (13.8kg)
- Chassis: 4mm Plate, 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Suspension: Independent
- Drivetrain: 4WD
- Tire Type: Maxxis Creepy Crawler
- Motor or Engine: Non-Sensored Brushless, 57 x 114mm
- Speed Control: Dynamite Fuze 160A
- Radio: Spektrum DX2E 2-Channel with AVC
- Servos: Included
- Batteries: 14.8V 5000mAh 50C 4s LiPo Recommended x2 (Not Included)
- Charger: Not Included
- Ball Bearings:Full Ball Bearing Drivetrain
- Experience Level: Intermediate
Priced at $999.99, the Losi Desert Buggy XL-E will be available online through horizonhobby.com and through your local Losi dealer. Learn more about this ⅕-scale sand-scorcher at Losi.com.
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