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Losi 1/6th Audi R8 Supercar Development 6IX Platform

Old 08-03-2015, 11:16 PM
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So Losi has taken a step into the on-road electric field. I wonder if this will make or break them. My only gripe is the price tag along with the massive amount of plastic chassis parts :/ .. I know they probably wanted to leave room for upgrades and save weight, but that's practically 95% plastic which is bad in my opinion because it will break after one crash against a curb.





http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/losi-6i...s05003/p453089

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h48owYf0is0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfRiS-PLaRw

The instruction manual
http://www.amain.com/images/resource...6%20manual.pdf



Time will tell..

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I want one
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+ YouTube Video
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Looks to be close to the DBXL in terms of width and length. It looks very cool, drifting around, and I would be lying if I said I didn't want one.
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And the $1200 price tag, not including batteries.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/1-6-2013...avc-p-los05003
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Jury is still out on this. It could end up going the way of the Traxxas XO-1 where the hype is good but after practical application is administered (ie: in the hands of averages racers), might not live up to the hype. Notice how the XO-1 has quietly been pushed to an after-thought and the pricing has been cut almost in half??
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Jury is still out on this. It could end up going the way of the Traxxas XO-1 where the hype is good but after practical application is administered (ie: in the hands of averages racers), might not live up to the hype. Notice how the XO-1 has quietly been pushed to an after-thought and the pricing has been cut almost in half??
yeah, people realized A: it struggled to get up to 100, B you can only do a few straight passes before the motor overheats, C it does not handle well at all at low speeds
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yeah, people realized A: it struggled to get up to 100, B you can only do a few straight passes before the motor overheats, C it does not handle well at all at low speeds
D) it didn't handle too well at high speeds (see some of the Youtube XO-1 crash videos), E) because of the bad handling, you could not really race it on a road course, F) couldn't really use any other brand of better tires on the car because they sized the tire/hub slightly different from the GT tires. We could go on for a while on this topic.......
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http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2015...-rtr-unboxing/

New unboxing pics. No other holes for shock adjustments? Might just stick with my GTP2E for parking lot racing/speed runs until I see the verdict on this one...



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The link you provided says it has a 3mm aluminum chassis.
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Yes, the chassis is aluminum but painted black. Let's just say that this is the Losi XO-1; a car made for fun (parking lot basher).
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Yes, the chassis is aluminum but painted black. Let's just say that this is the Losi XO-1; a car made for fun (parking lot basher).
A pretty expensive basher. Looks great and I want one but dunno where I can drive it
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I have one on order. When I first saw it I didn't think XO-1, other then price. Thought more of an 1/8 road car on steroids.
I have the XO-1 and 1/8 Kyosho and Serpent. XO-1 drives like neither of them. Maybe it's the lack of tire options.
Only real concern with this is tires. How long will they last.
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This new Losi car may turn out to be okay, but for the same price, you can get this:

http://www.davesmotors.com/fg-178179...s-painted.html
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Both look like great options. You just made my decision even harder.

Can you provide more details on the electronics? I got tidbits of information looking around the website. I'm guessing FG will include a basic Airtronics Tx/Rx, a Hitec HS-805MG servo. No specs or brand on the 150A ESC/motor, and no mention if it'll be sensored.
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Ah ok, for some reason the battery trays throw me off and I'm imagining it like the Yeti XL with a full plastic chassis. Either way, it's the price of a 5th scale and requires more space than the typical 8th. The cool factor is there but I'm still not sure. Maybe a roller version would be cool, like $700-800 for a clear body and tires.
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