Losi 5IVE-T 1/5-scale 4WD Short Course Truck Announced–Videos & Photos Added!

Sep 09, 2011 6 Comments by

The rumors have been out there for some time now, but it’s officially official–Losi has a 1/5-scale offering and it’s 4WD and a short course truck. It features a 26cc gas engine and a layout that is extremely reminiscent of a 1/8-scale buggy or truggy. In fact, Losi states the chassis is based off its 8IGHT platform.

Losi says this vehicle should be available in early October and the cost should be approximately $1,600. This is a Losi BND vehicle or Bind-N-Drive. This means a receiver is installed, but you have to supply your own Spektrum 2.4Ghz transmitter to get the 5IVE-T up and running.

From Losi:

Bigger. Faster. Stronger. The 1/5-scale Losi® 5IVE-T™ 4WD Off-Road Racing Truck is the closest thing to a full-size vehicle in realism, performance and experience. It features a 4WD drivetrain based on the racing-winning, award winning 8IGHT platfrom, Spektrum™ telemetry receiver, installed sensors, and 1/4-scale servos. And since it’s a Bind-N-Drive™ vehicle, you complete it with the DSM® transmitter of your choice. There’s really nothing like driving an RC truck as big as this. Come take it for a spin in all its 4WD glory.

These large-bore threaded, aluminum shocks feature over-sized 7mm shock shafts designed to stand up to the punishment of 1/5-scale action. The threaded adjusters allow for fine-tuning of the ride you are looking to achieve. The extra high volume of fluid is essential in controlling thesuspension movement over the roughest terrain.(Far right: 1/5-scale and a standard 1/10-scale shock shaft)

This is no ordinary chassis. It is based on the award winning, race-proven 8IGHT™ Platform. It has been designed to produce the best performance possible. The chassis plate is constructed of 5mm aircraft-grade aluminum and has been machined to save weight and add strength to provide extreme durability.

To ensure a long engine life and proper care, the air and fuel systems are served by a two-stage filtering systems. The air must pass through two different foam filters designed to block as much dust and debris as possible while still maintaining proper flow. The fuel system features a secondary filter that serves multiple purposes. One, to keep the fuel pickup in the gas mix no matter the orientation of the vehicle and as a filter to block larger debris and a secondary bullet style filter to catch anything else.

The engine comes preinstalled with a high-volume muffler and features an electronic ignition, easy adjust carburetor with a built-in choke and fuel primmer. An added bonus is the machined oval inserts that match the chassis cutouts precisely to locate the engine for proper gear mesh.

The finned aluminum clutch mount adds strength and durability and provides unmatched heat dissipation for increased longevity of the 8,000 RPM clutch. Since it is enclosed, it prevents dirt and debris from entering and fouling the parts. The oversized bearings handle greater loads and are more reliable.

The throttle servo performs more than just throttle duties it is also the main source for braking power. This heavy-duty large-scale servo has the power to bring the 5IVE-T to a stop thanks to the functionality of the bias adjustable dual-disk brakes. No 1/10-scale throttle servos here.

The core of the electronics system is the SR3300T receiver that is powered by Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology and has telemetry built in. The 5IVE-T comes prewired with sensors for engine temperature, speed and receiver battery voltage. Just add a surface DSM transmitter like the Spektrum DX3S, and all of this information will be transmitted back to the driver for real-time vitals of the 5IVE-T.

These monster wheels are true beadlock wheels with rings on both the inner and outer bead of the tire. With the amount of power the 5IVE-T produces and the sheer size of these tires, these wheels will provide a stable platform for the all-terrain tires. Many popular 1/5-scale tires will mount right on these beadlock wheels.

The 5IVE-T uses nothing but precision cut or formed, heat treated steel gears throughout the drive train. No plastic gears. These are the strongest and most durable type of gears available and expensive option items on other models.

The realistic cage provides added durability to the assembly absorbing impacts as well as a solid base for the modular body. The unique design allows the body and cage to be removed with only four screws and four body clips in seconds.

The four-piece body individual panels to be replaced in the event that it becomes damaged so an entire body does not need to be purchased to get the vehicle back to the factory look. Clear panels and stickers are sold separately to create your own look or retain the factory schemes.

 

 Features:

> Large-bore shocks with 7mm shafts

> 5mm thick T6 CNC machined aluminum chassis

> 26cc 2-stroke gas engine

> Dual aluminum disk brake setup

> Metal Gear steering servo

> 800cc fuel tank

> Spektrum radio system installed with telemetry (BND)

> Front, center and rear sealed gear differentials

> Bead lock wheels

> 4WD drivetrain with all steel gears

> 4-piece body

 

Specs:

Length: 38 in. (965.2mm)

Width: 20.75 in. (527mm)

Wheelbase: 24 in. (609.6mm)

Height: 12.25 in. (311.1mm)

Weight: 30 + lb.

 

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About Matt:I think it’s safe to say I’ve done a little bit of everything in RC. That said, I predominately race off-road and my current passion is short course. One of my all-time favorite classes is oval carpet racing. Besides racing, I can often be found working on one of my many never-complete projects, and it seems I have an ever growing collection of rock crawlers—specifically scale crawlers. Matt’s 5 Hot Topics: Short course, Racing, Scale Builds, Crawling and the General RC Hobby

6 Responses to “Losi 5IVE-T 1/5-scale 4WD Short Course Truck Announced–Videos & Photos Added!”

  1. Ultimaxx says:

    That is great that there is another 1/5 scale offering from a highly established company. 4×4 to boot! I bet it would look great next to my original Baja 5B. And all my other vehicles.

  2. sono says:

    one up for losi….if going to get in to the 1/5 do it with a bang…

  3. bill mossor says:

    ‘WOW’ Losi , outstanding job . HPI might be credited with making 1/5 scale popular , but I think losi is going to get credit for making 1/5 scale racing popular . This truck just went to the top of my wish list . Its going to be hard for other companys to beat that . Losi definetly raised the bar . I want one bad .

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  5. Mark Hull says:

    Congrats to Losi. We are here covering the public release of the new truck at the Hostile Racing Bajafest. People are really loving these new trucks. We have a TON of images on LSN and will be having live feeds of images and video all weekend.

    So RCCA, bring out a heli cam and get some good race footage for us all.

    Mark Hull

  6. Hasminor says:

    When losi make a new model , undoughtly X-ray will follow!

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