This is the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T 1/14 Scale Ready to Run 4WD Electric Brushless Truggy. This brushless powered 4WD prodigy takes the mini 8IGHT platform to the next level. You'll be hard-pressed to find another 1/14-scale truggy on the market with the same enhanced power and impressive electronics that are packed into the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T truggy! With its aluminum chassis, 4WD shaft-driven drivetrain and durable build, this relentless 1/14-scale truggy can thrash across dirt, gravel and asphalt without skipping a beat.
To better manage the outrageous power of its brushless power system, the Mini 8IGHT-T utilizes the AVC™ (Active Vehicle Control™) technology system for advanced power management over its impressive 4500KV brushless engine and precision handling. Better still, the Mini 8IGHT-T comes equipped with absolutely everything you need to get started so you can be out experiencing Losi thrills in the time it takes to charge the battery.
Dynamite® 4500kv brushless motor: Designed to deliver plenty of power to the 4WD drivetrain, the MINI 8IGHT-T motor requires little to no maintenance and provides a whole lot of fast-paced action.
Dynamite® Waterproof Brushless ESC: This brushless ESC features auto-cell detection, built in cutoff, and is compatible with NiMH and 2S to 3S LiPo.
AVC Enhanced Spektrum™ SRS4200 Receiver: Genuine AVC (Active Vehicle Control) and extended range 2.4GHz technology ensure you can experience extended range interference-free driving. With AVC included you'll be able to make the most of the Mini 8IGHT-T's brushless power system and impressive 4WD capabilities.
Aluminum, Adjustable, Oil-filled, Coil-over Shocks: Threaded-aluminum, oil-filled, coil-over shocks are built to be dependable, durable and designed to ensure the desired suspension performance. Threaded bodies and collars allow for easy adjustments and fine tuning.
Mini Blockhead Truggy Tires: Impressive and durable tires provide ample traction in numerous surface conditions.
7.2v 1100mah NIMH Battery Pack with EC3 Connectors: The Mini 8IGHT-T RTR includes a powerful, rechargeable NiMH battery pack and wall charger, making it easy to get started.
Spektrum DX2e v3 Transmitter: The Spektrum DX2E V3 transmitter features extended range DSMR technology and superior comfort as well as AVC compatibility. The Throttle-limiting switch is ideal for training or when handing the controls over to a less experienced driver.
12mm Wheel Hex: The 12mm wheel hex provides the ability to use any 1/10th 2 wheel drive 22 Series rear wheel and tire combination. This greatly expands the tire choices for any track or environment.
Mini 8ight-T Body: The Mini 8IGHT-T body was created directly from the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 3.0 body and provides an excellent and stylish cab forward look.
Gear Cover: The Mini 8IGHT-T comes with molded gear cover that protects the pinion and spur gear from dirt and debris.
Specifications: Type: Truggy
Length: 13 in (319mm)
Width: 10 in (255mm)
Height: 5 in (120mm)
Ground Clearance: 0.9 in (23mm)
Wheelbase: 8.8 in (223mm)
Weight: 2.9 lb (1.32 kg)
Chassis: 2.5mm Plate
Tire Type: Blockhead (Soft)
Motor or Engine: 4500Kv Non-Sensored Brushless
Speed Control: Included
Batteries: 7.2V 1100mAh Ni-MH
Charger: Ni-MH AC Peak
Gear Pitch: 0.5 MOD
Wheel Size: 2.2 in (56mm)
Shock Type: Aluminum
Ball Bearings: Full Bearings
Experience Level: Beginner
Is Assembly Required: No
Needed to Complete:
Nothing - Everything is in the box!
This product was added to our catalog on June 2, 2014.
Very disappointed with this car. Losi seems to have forgotten that you can't make an RTR (the buggy) 50% heavier and leave everything else the same. This thing is just plain slow. I never tried it on 2s, because even on 3s it is sluggish. It breaks EVERY TIME I drive it, and I have had a glamis UNO for months (some people said it was easily breakable) that hasn't even needed as much work as this thing has in two weeks. The truggy is simply too heavy for the stock electronics and drivetrain. Save your money and skip this one.
I'm a big Losi fan, but this little guy needed a bit more attention to detail before shipping. I'm replacing the ring gear after running it twice. The engine mount is a new design that combines the endbell and Motor mount into 1 piece that screws into the motor can.There is no set screw and mine came loose. Use loctite folks! The ball link cups are very weak just like on the original mini 8ight. Use the RPM ones. On the plus side, AVC is great and it handles better in the air than the original mini 8ight. Losi: This is a better Vehicle than the predecessor, but you need to get your qc folks to follow drivetrain assembly closely for awhile.
This is my first r/c in almost 20 years and also my first 4wd. Initially, I planned to take the entire vehicle apart prior to its first run but of course could not wait. The vehicle ran well w/ the stock NiMh pack and had zero issues. BUT......the Onyx 2s 2amp(2000mah) was a different story. My time away from the hobby plus the fact I've never taken to a track leaves my expertise level quite low. However, if you have ever built a kit or have the know-how to disassemble the vehicle, DO IT before running a lipo pack. 5 minutes into my lipo battery the vehicle (much quicker than NiMh, btw..) started making a grinding noise followed by a high pitch squeal. Issue was a completely stripped spur. After disassembly to replace the spur, I also found the slipper to be tightened fully. Not good. Other minor issues include a ball cup coming off after a roll over and the AVC makes the vehicle a little twitchy. Properly setting the esc and transmitter helped a bit and the ball cup snapped right back on w/o further issue.
Proper setup (not out of the box) is definitely a must if you plan on running lipo packs in this vehicle. Even a quick check of the spur/pinion mesh I would highly recommend prior to your first run. Check the slipper too. Since the repairs I've done, this little truck is a rocket on 2s lipo. Top end is not what it could be after replacing the stock 16t pinion w/ a 14t and keeping the new spur gear at 62t. Probably 35mph but more pull from lower speeds. If you want speed, I'm sure this truck will provide just that using a smaller spur and 3s lipo.
All in all, a fun little truck that has potential to be a tough bashing truck or precision track machine; provided you are willing to spend some time on setup. My opinion, its not RTR w/ lipo batteries but again, just running the stock pack won't push the truck to extremes. Wouldn't recommend as a "beginner" level RTR but would, however, recommend to those who don't mind putting some time and patience into the truck.
Disappointed... The mini 8ight buggy is so fantastic and this does not hold up to that standard. The servo refuses to center after turns, making handling difficult. The pinion/spur mesh was way too tight as shipped causing the motor to overheat. Right out of the box, mine had drive train issues where something is slipping. Took apart the entire drive train and rebuilt and still getting severe grinding somewhere. Also, the low end response is poor and getting lots of "cogging" for lack of a better term. It could just be an isolated issue with my truck, but it is hardly drivable. I buy/build 5-6 cars per year and this had the worst issues out of the box that I have ever seen. Bummed out...
I just received my car two days ago and love the handling of it. It feels very well planted and the out-of-the-box tires are surprisingly grippy. The only problem that I encountered was that the steering links pop off fairly easily. It is a rocket on a 3 cell lipo and can clear any jump on a 1/10 scale track.
SAY I CAN'T WAITE EATHER.I ALREADY GOT THE MINI 8 BUGGY,WITH A LITTEL UP GREAD.I LOVE MY MINI 8.AND I KNOW AM GONE LOVE THE TRUGGY.COME ON WITHE IT LOSI,COME ON WITHE LOSI.MAN COME ON WHITE IT......YES SIR,AM GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT A RATING OF *****.AND.WHY! WELL BECAUSE THE MINI 8 I HAVE IS SO STRONG, MY 3 YEARS OLD DOUGHTER GOT A HOLD OF IT AND RAN IT IN TO A CURVE ALL THAT HAPPEING WAS THE FRONT SHOCK CAME LOOSE.NO BIG DEAL.THAT WHY AM GIVE IT MY PERSONLY 5*.ALSO RATING IT GOOD.