The Losi DBXL-E has the sta­bil­ity that you find with 1/5-scale ve­hi­cles and the per­for­mance of a smaller more nim­ble ve­hi­cle.

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8S Ca­pa­ble Speed Con­trol

When you have a ve­hi­cle this big, with a driv­e­train that is pretty much un­break­able, you’ll want a power sys­tem that can han­dle a lot, and that’s what you get with the DBXLE’S speed con­trol. The 160-amp unit is able to han­dle up to 8S of Lipo power and it has a peak cur­rent of 1050A. It’s a good thing that the speed con­trol is pow­er­ing a 1/5-scale ve­hi­cle be­cause it needs a lot of space to fit its large 2.8x2.6-in. foot­print. Mount­ing tabs and screws se­cure the speed con­trol to the chas­sis. A large heat sink is used to keep it cool while in use, and a large brush­less fan fur­ther aids in cool­ing. You also get mo­tor lockup pro­tec­tion, low-volt­age cut­off, ther­mal pro­tec­tion, over­load pro­tec­tion, and a fail-safe. You can pick up an op­tional pro­gram­ming card and change such func­tions as the run­ning mode, max brake force, and punch.

Maxxis Replica Tires

Adding to the re­al­ism is a set of Maxxis Creepy Crawler replica tires. They add a cool look and the all-ter­rain treads are great for var­i­ous sur­faces. The tires come mounted to new multi-spoke bead lock wheels and sup­port for the rub­ber come foam in­serts.

800KV Brush­less Mo­tor

Spin­ning the driv­e­train is a very large 4.5x2.3-in. 800KV brush­less mo­tor. It uses a sen­sor­less de­sign and long wires, along with 6.5mm con­nec­tors to at­tach it to the buggy’s speed con­trol. The can has a tex­tured fin­ish and ribbed de­sign to in­crease its sur­face area and im­prove cool­ing. It also fea­tures a mas­sive 8mm di­am­e­ter out­put shaft. The rear cen­ter diff mount is ma­chined out of alu­minum and is used to at­tach the mo­tor to the buggy’s driv­e­train. Two screws at­tach it to a plate, and it slides in and out of the cen­ter diff mount. Two more screws se­cure the assem­bly in place once the gear mesh has been set.

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