› Losi/hori­zon Hobby Desert Buggy XL-E

Losi’s hit 1/5 scaler qui­ets down and pow­ers up with bat­ter­ies on board

RC Car Action - - CONTENTS - By Kevin Het­man­ski

Losi blew peo­ple’s minds when they re­leased their first 1/5-scale ve­hi­cle five years ago. Since then they’ve re­leased a few more 1/5-scale mod­els, in­clud­ing the Desert Buggy XL and MTXL Mon­ster Truck. Now, in a first for the long-time RC com­pany, Losi is go­ing electric with a 1/5 scale ma­chine. The Desert Buggy XL-E car­ries over most of its parts from the gas-burn­ing ver­sion, but has been op­ti­mized for brush­less and Lipo power. Fea­tures in­clude an alu­minum cen­ter diff case, pow­er­ful steer­ing servo with an alu­minum arm, 800KV brush­less mo­tor, and a flip-up roll cage for easy ac­cess. I’ve had a lot of fun with the gas-pow­ered 1/5-scale ve­hi­cles from Losi, and I couldn’t wait to see what electric power would do for the ex­pe­ri­ence.

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