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Maybe it's just rumor, but I'm hearing about a new micro racer by Team Losi. I hear there's something about it on page 39 of the OCTOBER issue of RC Car Action magazine. Haven't seen it myself yet though since I cancelled my sub. to that mag sometime ago. Anybody else got any details?
 

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Got this info from the offroad thread:
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I was just reading your post, and thought I would add some more info. to the pool. It is being advertised as the Mini T, and will have a "street price" of around $140.00 RTR- what that means I'm not sure. The RTR may only be the truck and radio equipment, or it may be ALL the items (including battery & charger) that you need to run it out-of-the-box. They are being very tight-lipped about it yet, but will disclose ALL information at the National Model & Hobby Show in 3 weeks. Keep watching these forums for more! John @ RJ Hobby
 

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http://www.radiocontrolzone.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=138875
To quote from the RCCA that was in this forum's postings:
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"We cant divulge how we obtained this picture, but we can tell you that this is a spy pic of Team Losis prototype min triple-xt. Look closely at the photograph and youll easily discer the size of the mini as it sits alongside its full-size counterpart. Judging by the looks of the little critter, we'd say it is right around 1/18 scale and looks much like the full size truck (at least, its suspention design is similar). Lets hope this spurs a whole new category; were sure losi wouldnt mind. We can see it now... a slew of new race trucks taking over the race scene. Pretty cool suff. Stay tuned."

The dont say much. From the picture posted you can see the size of the full sized xxxt's wheel.

I'm providing a link to a higher resolution scan of the picture in RCCA.
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~ldmartin/losixxxT18th.jpeg
 

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Those are sweet!!! I definitely want one when they get released!! This is definitely going to make for some interesting track configurations for this little ones!

PD2 :thumbsup:
 

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Bud can do better

Bud:

You have been eerily silent on this one. We know how good the fun wons and sc18 is not to mention the new chassis.

Are you planning anything like this? I know I've bugged you before but how about some reassurance from an admiring public?

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www.maddmatts.com
 

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Not a Rumor

Well NOW I believe it's true for sure! Word is out on Xtreme R/C's website about the "Mini T"......

http://www.rc411.com/news/los-microt.htm

And the more I see, the more I like! RTR for around $150 seems unlikely with all the features listed, but we'll see. Looks like the only thing it's lacking is oil shocks, and I'm sure they're just around the corner.

Instead of trying to make the carpet lay flat, we'll be wrinkling it up to make jumps!
 

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It is true!!! I should have one in about 40 days. These will be hot :thumbsup:
Maybe there will be a 1/18th dirt track next year at BRP call DA DIRT TRACK :wave:
 

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the truck ODES come with an integrated ESC/Rx and the servo is specially made for it...bu there are standard servo mounts so an aftermarket servo can fit w/o a problem if you go with aftermarket electronics... No info on battery storage area but I think you CAN use 2/3a batteries in it... The motor that comes with it is very fast on six cells...but the mounting plate is proprietary..but there are companies working on making aftermarket motor plates to fit standard motors... no slipper clutch..and there is a gear diff (for now).... the truck is adjustable with tiny turnbuckles..mostly just like the XXX-T..just smaller... they are working on different tires...the are going to release oil shocks as an option later... no plans for a kit (too much trouble and money to separate and bag the parts)..but clear bodies will be available shortly after launch... there shoiuld be more info on Losi's site tomorrow...they are working on the site right now...

The truck is very fast and very durable and it will be moreso when it's released...it wiill debut at the Chicago show on an indoor track designed by RCparties (the RCX track guy)

off of one18th.com
 

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I guess this means I should get started on the design for a new 1/18 scale off road track? :) I'll be ordering some soon! :thumbsup:
 

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I guess this means I should get started on the design for a new 1/18 scale off road track? :) I'll be ordering some soon! :thumbsup:
Yeah, see what you can come up with for carpet season...the dirt track will work fine the way it is! :thumbsup:

Guess who wants the first one? (well besides you...) And let's see, what color should I get, maybe BLUE ??
 

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I waded through the 1/18.com forum and came up with this from Losi's Rich Trujillo
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"Right now it will only accept our motor which I have been told was made specifically for us. I don't have the exact specs, but it is about the same size as the Orion Big Block. We will have motor plates that will accept other manufactures motors. Although it may seem like it was intentional, the motor is one that slipped through the cracks and it's to late for us to change it."
"Right now the truck comes with holder for 4 AA batteries and is compatible with the hpi type plugs. It also as an adapter clip to run any micro type packs. The cool part is this adapter clip can be adjusted to run your batteries forward or back...more tuning.
We are working on some Lithium (poly-something) batteries as an aftermarket piece. With the Lithium battery which is 7.2 volts, the truck has been clocked at 17mph and it ran for 45 minutes with the stock motor.
With a 6 cell it clocked 15mph, 5 cell 11mph, 4 AA about 8 mph.
I'm hoping to get a video or 2 up by early next week on the Losi site."
 

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Yeah, see what you can come up with for carpet season...the dirt track will work fine the way it is! :thumbsup:

Guess who wants the first one? (well besides you...) And let's see, what color should I get, maybe BLUE ??
I dunno about the present dirt track being just right? Might get a might boring running as is. :)

Sorry, first one into the shop is already bookmarked and it ain't by me! The Cook informed me last night she wants the first one. :D
 

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I think with the popularity that mini R/Cs have had Losi is going to have a BIG hit on their hands with these. I believe this'll be the biggest little thing to come along in quite awhile. :thumbsup:
 
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