MIP 1/5th scale Real Brakes are Ready to Rumble!

MIP 1/5th scale Real Brakes are Ready to Rumble!

The Losi 5ive weights almost 40 lbs and it is really important to use good brakes. We have used several kind of brakes and none of them were able to give us the maximum stopping performance during a race from start to finish. This is why we picked up the brand new MIP 1/5th scale Real Brakes.

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Prevent your 5ive-T body from damage

Prevent your 5ive-T body from damage

Have you ever taken out your Losi for a great bash or race and realized that your expensive body is cracked afterwards? It is so frustrating when you have spend so much time and energy in your new body and after a few runs it is damaged. The body is not bad at all, it is a high quality lexan body separated into 4 panels. So you don't have to replace the whole body but can we prevent the body from these cracks? Yes we can!

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Losi 5ive Setup Sheet

Losi 5ive Setup Sheet

Recently we have posted some basis lessons. These tutorials described the tuning essentials for your Losi 5ive truck. Now we all understand these basics it is important to administer your settings and setup choices. In the Losi 5T manual you will find a setup sheet on page 44. Why would you use a Setup Sheet?

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Lesson 1: Camber

Lesson 1: Camber

This article will guide you through the basics of setting up your camber on your Losi without the need of expensive tuning parts. We will describe the basic adjustments and how they affect the handling of the vehicle. This guide is not only for racers; also, bashers can have so much more fun when the car is adjusted correctly. So let us start!

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Lesson 2: Shocks

Lesson 2: Shocks

This lesson is all about shocks. There are a lot possibilities to setup your shocks and some mistakes on shock setups can cause an almost uncontrollable car. You have to understand what springs can do but also the oil, droop and shock position has massive effects on the driving characteristics of your RC car. Let us start with the lesson below and getting a truck where you are confident in driving!

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Lesson 3: Steering

Lesson 3: Steering

In this third 'back to the basic' lesson, it is time for the steering. In the previous lessons, you have read how the camber and shocks affect the steering, but what if your wheels are not turning correctly. The complete setup of the truck needs to compliment each other. In this lesson we do not describe the servo, also the mechanics are very important to get the best steering as possible!

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Lesson 4: Differentials

Lesson 4: Differentials

Now it's time for probably the most interesting part of your vehicle, differentials! A 4WD Losi comes with three gear differentials: Front, Center and Rear. The TLR 22-4 comes with ball differentials and are out of scope for now. There is not much what you can change on gear differentials except the fluid. The diff oil decides how your truck behaves itself in corners and driving in a straight line. So, it's wise to fill your differentials with the right oil. However, how does the truck respond on the different thicknesses of fluid?

 

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Lesson 5: Sway Bars

Lesson 5: Sway Bars

There is not much to say about sway bars! Nevertheless, it is important enough to write a special lesson for this part because with different sway bars you are able to change the behavior of your truck. So let us start!

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Paint your body like a real Losi

Paint your body like a real Losi

All Losi drivers are familiar with the Black and White scheme of the Losi 5T. When you are buying a Ready to Run Losi 5ive-T, or just need to replace your body, it is a challenge to get the standard look. When you are ordering a complete body in parts you will be blown away of the amount of packages. The packages on the photo below are not only the body panels, the roll cage is on the picture also:

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