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Old 07-07-2017, 12:44 PM
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Just ordered the Mini DB from Horizon...looks like they are in stock! Also, what's a decent charger I can get? One that I can grow into other cars like VTA? I also ordered a 2s lipo pack with it.
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Just ordered the Mini DB from Horizon...looks like they are in stock! Also, what's a decent charger I can get? One that I can grow into other cars like VTA? I also ordered a 2s lipo pack with it.
The hitec x2 AC pro would be my current choice if I need a new charger in the future.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:09 PM
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I've got a short video of the first run but still can't post a url...not sure how many posts I need but I'll see if I can find some other threads to comment on and try again!
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Haha! Imagine that...I can now post it! Anyway, here's a quick video of the first run. Pretty quick and handles well on stock battery right out of the box. Initial throttle response is slow from take off but seems fine otherwise. I don't know if that's adjustable or not. Brakes are nearly too good but I'm sure I can adjust that also. Just getting back to RC after a long time but I think this little thing is going to be fun!

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Old 07-10-2017, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for posting that video. You may have the first one out there.

I agree on the Hitec x2 pro.

Are you running a lipo battery or the NIMH that came with the car? If your running the NIMH then going to a 2 cell lipo will increase the power a lot.

I'm curious to hear and see how it turns out for you.
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Originally Posted by Backyard RC View Post
Thanks for posting that video. You may have the first one out there.

I agree on the Hitec x2 pro.

Are you running a lipo battery or the NIMH that came with the car? If your running the NIMH then going to a 2 cell lipo will increase the power a lot.

I'm curious to hear and see how it turns out for you.
I've got a 2s lipo but haven't run it yet. Just getting back into this and should be getting the charger tomorrow. I'll charge it up and post up another video.
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:06 PM
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It does help to learn how to drive the car when it isn't too fast. I remember my first one. I was so out of control until the NIMH battery started to run low then I could drive it decently.
Throttle control is the key. Throw down a few cones and try to drive as tight to the cones as you can. That will get your skills up to speed real quick.
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Here's a 2s run...quite a bit faster than stock battery!
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Originally Posted by Backyard RC View Post
It does help to learn how to drive the car when it isn't too fast. I remember my first one. I was so out of control until the NIMH battery started to run low then I could drive it decently.
Throttle control is the key. Throw down a few cones and try to drive as tight to the cones as you can. That will get your skills up to speed real quick.
Yeah, good idea! I cartwheeled it twice on 2s! This thing is a blast. Can't wait to get it on a track!
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+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

Oh, yeah...
First "user" youtube video of the Losi Mini 8ight Desert Buggy.

I can't wait to get one and start
Any chance to see the internals, photo from above?
To see the layout of the chassis? Where motor goes and lipo goes, as ESC.

As it doesn't matter for me...anyway cause all that is going out... but to see in first hand! Going to build a 3s steel spur basher on that future one! Got a nice motor for it! ahahahha

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If you go to my profile, I've got an album with the pics.
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Ok, it's a Truggy Mini 8ight chassis!

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Great little Desert Buggy. I bashed two 2S lipo packs tonight and it was great. Diff are much better than my old mini 8ight T. I took it apart today and did a once over. NOTE, the diffs are metal gear and much better than the old diffs, BUT they are NOT Fluid filled, nor will they hold fluid. They are grease filled, and there are no seals on the diffs and no " O " rings on the outdrive cups, so they will NOT hold fluid. But I did fill them with Marine Grease and put them back together. They sound good, they did take two Associated diff. shimms.

I love how its a miniture of my DBXL-E's.

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Do you have a thread or videos of the 1/5 brushless DBXL?
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