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Old 06-09-2016, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default Largest consumer electric non-modded ground RC vehicle?

As the title says, I'm wondering what is the largest electric RC vehicle you can buy today. A type/brand where parts are readily available. I already have the xxl2-e and the xmaxx is an option. Are there larger, more powerful options? Truck/car/buggy/truggy, etc.
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Large scale electric is still limited. Hpi had the SuperSC Flux. It's basically a stretched Savage. And the Baja Flux. I have both. Not sure if still available. Hpi in a transition at moment.
For road cars there is the Losi 6 and FG makes a 1/5 road car.
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there is at least one conversion kit for the losi 5t 1/5th scale sct and similar losi dbxl , you can actually look up kershaw designs website and they have a few options and will even build the truck for you so i guess this qualifies as a rtr. The premium option has their MGM esc ( 15 s lipo capable ) and the lenher 3080 motor which can take the full 15 s voltage and is capable of producing 20 hp !. I couldn't find this one on the site i just checked but have seen it on another site of theirs ( check thru mgm from memory ) . They also can provide this combo with the castle 2028 motor which can take up to 12 s lipo and can produce approx 12 hp, also there is a cheaper leopard / hw combo that i think is good for 8s but this doesn't quite qualify in your brief for the biggest and baddest does it.
One bloke has already done a five t with twin mgm esc and twin lehner motors, it is on you tube,... think about that for a second 40 hp!
it goes without saying that these trucks are very expensive but if your after the biggest most powerful then its gonna cost
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Thanks for the info. So far the biggest I have been able to find is this:

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOS05003

Not super for multi-terrian, but might be fun to own.

Perhaps the Xmaxx is my best option at this point as my budget maxes out around $1400.
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Local hobby store has done a couple of Losi5 electric conversions. Not cheap. I know you could buy a complete brushless Losi for around $3,000.
XMaxx has brought a new level of interest in large scale electric. Despite its flaws and what I've spent. It's been a blast.
Until more 8s and higher systems become available, large scale electric is going to be limited.
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...you can always attach servos to your 1:1 car's throttle and steering. It actually wouldn't be difficult to do

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A skit from Top Gear from a while back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l35sUu0u8bk
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Interesting thread. I am looking for information on powering a heavy rc car derived from a vehicle diorama
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