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Old 10-29-2020, 08:52 AM
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Just saw a video on youtube looks awesome
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:21 AM
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Looks interesting, but I'll be waiting for the brushless version. The 2-in-1 receiver/ESC makes it a pain to upgrade to brushless.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:36 AM
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I know they're calling it a 1/16 scale instead of 1/18 like the truck but I think parts will be interchangeable. Anyone know for sure?
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Originally Posted by Milkdudd View Post
I know they're calling it a 1/16 scale instead of 1/18 like the truck but I think parts will be interchangeable. Anyone know for sure?
They stretched the wheelbase to make it a buggy. Id assume otherwise its the same. But until a parts list is available.

There was a video posted that the upgrades for the 1/18 would fit any upcoming vehicle in the mini family
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I also noticed the wheelbase is 190.5mm, which is actually longer than the Mini-8ight (186mm) and Reflex 14B (188.5mm), so I'd consider this more of a 1/14.

In any case, looks pretty good. Brushless would be nice, but I'd probably swap out all the electronics anyway.
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Old 10-30-2020, 05:02 AM
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super interested in these.. got to have a couple.. The mini-t 1.0 were great back in the day considering the gear we had to put in them at the time was sketchy at best..these may get me to put a track in my back yard again..
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2435 or 2835 motor decisions decisions
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I ran a Hobbywing 12T brushless in my Mini-B last night and the buggy is freaking dialled

In terms of feedback, I will be crossing my fingers that an MIP ball diff arrives in my lap at some point. The non-sealed open geared diff in the Mini-B doesnt lend itself to tuning and so I did struggle with the car diffing out around fast sweeping corners on power.

If any of you have raced 1:10th 2WD, in anger, across surfaces (carpet, dirt, astro), and understand the finesse required to drive 2WD well, and the feeling of reward you get from racing 2WD, you will LOVE the Mini-B because the car handles and rotates so well - it is 2WD in mechanical design and finesse requiring spirit!

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Originally Posted by c0sie View Post
I ran a Hobbywing 12T brushless in my Mini-B last night and the buggy is freaking dialled

In terms of feedback, I will be crossing my fingers that an MIP ball diff arrives in my lap at some point. The non-sealed open geared diff in the Mini-B doesnt lend itself to tuning and so I did struggle with the car diffing out around fast sweeping corners on power.

If any of you have raced 1:10th 2WD, in anger, across surfaces (carpet, dirt, astro), and understand the finesse required to drive 2WD well, and the feeling of reward you get from racing 2WD, you will LOVE the Mini-B because the car handles and rotates so well - it is 2WD in mechanical design and finesse requiring spirit!

Just a very short video to show the buggy on track at my local club. The car is running a 12t Hobbywing brushless system, 800mAh LiPo, and is completely stock in every other regard (shocks, setup etc). I hit a car on the main straight that had flipped over, and popped a turnbuckle off, hence having to pull off on the 2nd lap. Again, this video is short, and just there to give an idea of the handling of the car.

I had no drag brakes on the ESC either, hence why I kept overshooting turn 1
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so 2435 is more than enough 2835 might be overkill
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There is another thread created three days ago that discussed the possibility of this vehicle. Since it's now a reality I posted a link on that thread to this one. Is there a way for a moderator to let this be the main thread and merge that one into this one?

Here is a link to that thread if it helps
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Originally Posted by c0sie View Post
https://youtu.be/9kvx-yuNvzc

Just a very short video to show the buggy on track at my local club. The car is running a 12t Hobbywing brushless system, 800mAh LiPo, and is completely stock in every other regard (shocks, setup etc). I hit a car on the main straight that had flipped over, and popped a turnbuckle off, hence having to pull off on the 2nd lap. Again, this video is short, and just there to give an idea of the handling of the car.

I had no drag brakes on the ESC either, hence why I kept overshooting turn 1
what is you run time with the 800 mah and which pack did you pick?
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Originally Posted by strodedawg View Post
what is you run time with the 800 mah and which pack did you pick?
I haven't been able to work that out yet, and the UK goes back into lockdown on Thursday...so I won't be able to run at a track now until at least 2nd December
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Hi All -
I will be doing a Facebook live video on the Mini B on Thursday, November 5th on the RC Driver Facebook page - at around 5:00 eastern time.
There will be 3 parts -
1 - Discussion/overview of the buggy
2 - Live laps as we run the Mini B, completely box stock/no set-up changes, on the high traction carpet track at R/C Madness
3 - Closing and final thoughts.
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Hi All - Today, around 5:00 eastern time, Dean from RC Driver (https://www.facebook.com/rcdriver) will be doing a Facebook live event from RC Madness featuring the Losi Mini B. It will be 3 parts
Intro of the buggy going over all the features with a Q/A
Live, unedited running of the buggy
Closing/final thoughts and more Q/A

Watch if you are able!
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