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RCPMini-z
2009.10.15, 08:32 PM
Losi finally made public their new addition to the crawling scene. It is a 1/24th scale 4x4 mini crawler. They have been working on the project for some time and it is great to finally see it come to market. Finally a truck we can fit all those 1/24 scale truck model bodies to.

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=LOSB0236

RCP Tracks is working on some mini modular rocks for this new class of crawling truck. We currently have rocks available for the 1/18 and larger rigs, but are working on a miniature version for table top crawling.

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/5085/rock4.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9999/rock2l.jpg

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1161/lnrrocksflyer.jpg

marc
2009.10.15, 09:06 PM
Awesome! Thank's for the update on this. It's about time we get a crawler this size. It's a good thing rock's come in all sizes isn't it?
Now how about one in 1/32 or 1/43 scale? Hmmmmmm?
I'll have to look into one of those for stomping around the house with!

Sponge
2009.10.17, 06:39 AM
Looks pretty cool.. but how do they compare in size with a Mini-Z? It's kind of hard to see the scale on those pictures :)

RCPMini-z
2009.10.17, 10:34 AM
Looks pretty cool.. but how do they compare in size with a Mini-Z? It's kind of hard to see the scale on those pictures :)

Here is a picture of the 1/24 scale truck next to the Losi 1/36 scale Micro-Desert Truck. The 1/36 Desert Truck is about an inch shorter in overall length and a half of an inch taller than your standard Mini-z. I will take a picture of the 1/36 Desert truck next to a standard Mini-z to give you a better perspective.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7572/dtmcrc.jpg

Here is a picture with the 1/24th scale crawler next to Losi's 1/18th scale and 1/10th scale crawlers.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/953/6817373732hhxhs.jpg

marc
2009.10.17, 10:46 AM
That's gotta be the smallest crawler yet right? Look's tempting! I wonder how they handle snow.

RCPMini-z
2009.10.17, 10:53 AM
That's gotta be the smallest crawler yet right? Look's tempting! I wonder how they handle snow.

Not sure, but I would assume similar to the Mini-Monster in snow and with 4WD. There are some video's from Losi that are out. Let me find the links and post them here.

Yes, this is the smallest production crawler in the market, thus far.

The worm gears allow for a smaller axle case, which helps the small scale. There is a lipo battery upgrade as well as some other nice upgrades coming from Losi. Once this truck hits the market, there will be tons of upgrade parts becoming available from the small vendors. I will keep current updates on all the upgrades from the other manufactures and post up at www.minirccrawler.com

Here is a Youtube video of the new truck in action.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LosiRacing#p/a/u/0/6Y5VwmKck50

Here are some component dimensions.

Tire dimensions:
Height 47.5mm
Width 18.5mm

Wheel dimensions:
Width: 14.9mm
overall diameter: 26.6mm
bead diameter: 24mm
Tire bead width:2mm

mk2kompressor
2009.10.17, 02:28 PM
where can i buy!!!

RCPMini-z
2009.10.17, 04:11 PM
where can i buy!!!

They won't be available until late November

pfcparts
2009.10.17, 07:52 PM
Wow.

150 isn't a bad look for an RTR.

Man, this must be the worst holiday season...

Too much crap to buy lol. :D

Thanks for the heads up J.


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Cherub1m
2009.10.18, 12:03 PM
Wow.

150 isn't a bad look for an RTR.

Man, this must be the worst holiday season...

Too much crap to buy lol. :D

Thanks for the heads up J.


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Yeah looks nice and the price is not bad either. With that price they should consider making a 1/28 scale on road rc car. They have the technology and the market is there.

Z_408
2009.10.18, 02:35 PM
I already have these on order and I am in the process of building a track for my shop now. Can't wait............

marc
2009.10.18, 02:58 PM
I have 0 experience with crawlers but getting interested. Are they fast, or are they typically slow for crawling over stuff? I need something to drive around with in the winter time.

RCPMini-z
2009.10.18, 04:43 PM
I have 0 experience with crawlers but getting interested. Are they fast, or are they typically slow for crawling over stuff? I need something to drive around with in the winter time.

Typically crawlers are geared to go slow, but in the last couple of years, people are using high powered brushless motors and 3 cell lipos, which gives them a lot of wheel speed to get over specific obstacles. I don't know the gear ratio of the 1/24th Losi, but I would assume it is geared to go more on the slow side. It has worm gears, which typically yield a higher gear ratio.

If you are interested in crawling, I would recommend the Losi 1/18th scale crawler or wait for the 1/24th scale. Both these trucks will give you a taste of crawling without spending the hundreds of dollars it would take to get a 1/10th scale version. A good 1/10th scale crawling truck can run anywhere from $400 ~ $1000.

RCPMini-z
2009.10.18, 04:46 PM
I already have these on order and I am in the process of building a track for my shop now. Can't wait............

Let me know if you need help with your rock course. I have been building rock courses at the major trade shows for some of the larger RC Rock Crawling companies for about 4 years now.

RCPMini-z
2009.10.18, 04:48 PM
Yeah looks nice and the price is not bad either. With that price they should consider making a 1/28 scale on road rc car. They have the technology and the market is there.

I don't think they will come out with one on their own. I think if they did, they would work with Kyosho to distribute the Mini-z. Just my 2 cents.

Sponge
2009.10.18, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the comparison picture! I own a Micro-T so seeing it next to the desert truck, I can sort of imagine the size.. and I must say, the did a great job on making such a small crawler :D

Definetely something I would love to have.. but I think it's best to keep focused on something that I can actually do something with and that people actually race around here. (buying a r/c car and having nobody to play with is not fun:( )

MiniMikeD
2009.10.25, 10:27 PM
Guys, I seen these yesterday at the iHobby Expo in Rosemont, IL. Shame I didn't bring the camera, I'm sure there are pics though from the show someplace on the net. Anyways, my eyes nearly fell outta my head when I seen these crawlers. They are very cool and look very capable. Pretty rugged looking in person considering their smallish size. They had them running on a table which featured some smallish rocks for crawling. I picked up a new Micro T High Roller while at the show, $80.00 for that. Its a blast running through the living room and kitchen.