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Old 12-14-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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I had to try one of the mini class SCT's, I choose the Losi Mini SCT because it comes with the Xcelorin brushless system, I also liked the raised center chassis (similar to a slash) for added center clearance.

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I really like the mid motor layout, and you gotta love the Xcelorin brushless system that comes with the mini SCT.

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Simple, clean electronics layout.

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Over rough terrain like a true offroad track I think the added center clearance really helps.

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Great looking tires and wheels.

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My first drive was out in the streets and the rig very planted and was real fun jumping up and down the curbs and over my BMX jumps, it jumps very level and is easy to land cleanly over and over. I think it would be a blast to run a bunch of these in indoor SC races at my local hobby shop.

Now I didn't get the Losi mini SCT to run in the streets, I'm all about running offroad in the dirt and getting these SC rigs sideways. The weather has not been good here for weeks so my friends backyard track has been way to muddy to run anything but the last several days have only been overcast and not raining. The track was still a little muddy so we racked some loose dry dirt onto two of the corners to get some drifts going, the track was good enough to get some run time in.

I ran the first couple laps with the stock NiMH battery. With how light this rig is I was really surprised how well the rig handled a 1/10 scale track. With the tires completely filled up with mud I was spinning out in the corners so I decided to add some weight (2 3/4oz) under the center of the chassis and switched over to a lipo pack.

The added weight gave me the extra traction I needed with the slick muddy conditions as well as allow me to hold a drift better in the one of the corners with the loose dirt. This truck easily handled the track with the jumps and obstacles designed for a 1/10 scale rig, I was most amazed with how this rig soaked up the whoop section, you could either take it as a rhythm section by double, double, singling it or just hammering the throttle and skimming over the top of the whoops.

Overall this mini SCT was easy to drive, easy to jump and handled a true offroad track with ease. It didn't take long at all for me or my friend to get used to driving it and put in some consistent fun laps. I can't wait to get this truck back out on this track after it dry's out in better track conditions.

The only thing I might change on it is getting a little taller tires to fill up the wheel wells a little more and give a little more clearance under the front and rear a-arms.

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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Nice pics Badger! I bought one for my 6 year old last month for his birthday and the Rockstar version for my 9 year old for Christmas. It's been a great truck so far. The only thing I would recommend upgrading is the servo. My son hit the wall at the track a few weeks ago and it died.

My friend and I sniped it when I first picked it up and took it to the indoor track and I was amazed at how well it handled the jumps like you said. Had no problem making the double doubles and it did the triple a few times with the right run. It's funny passing people with this truck, it's the right amount of speed for it's size. I don't have any lipos for them yet since I don't feel safe letting the kids use them.

Here is the servo I upgraded to, pretty sure it was around 15-20 bucks.

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After a few runs at the track still looks good.

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I love thse lil trucks and am considering getting one for christmas...It would be a nice addition to the fleet...I wonder how it compares in size with lets say my Hpi mini trophy..i know the hpi mtdt is definetly bigger but wondering if at a glance the size difference may not seem as big?? Hey badger how is your Hpi mtdt holding up??If i do get one it may be the new Rob “Fig” Naughton Stronghold licensed body with sponsor decals..Its scale replica of the Stronghold truck from the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series...Do you like the coil over shocks or are you thinking of switching to threaded??Would there even be a difference??"Check ya laters"
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:20 AM   #4
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Nice pics Badger! I bought one for my 6 year old last month for his birthday and the Rockstar version for my 9 year old for Christmas. It's been a great truck so far. The only thing I would recommend upgrading is the servo. My son hit the wall at the track a few weeks ago and it died.

My friend and I sniped it when I first picked it up and took it to the indoor track and I was amazed at how well it handled the jumps like you said. Had no problem making the double doubles and it did the triple a few times with the right run. It's funny passing people with this truck, it's the right amount of speed for it's size. I don't have any lipos for them yet since I don't feel safe letting the kids use them.

Here is the servo I upgraded to, pretty sure it was around 15-20 bucks.

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Yeah the Losi small scale RTR servos are not the strongest servos. I have one of those Hitec HS-55 servos as a spare for my mini crawlers, what did you use for a servo saver? Or did you just run the Hitec servo horn?

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I love thse lil trucks and am considering getting one for christmas...It would be a nice addition to the fleet...I wonder how it compares in size with lets say my Hpi mini trophy..i know the hpi mtdt is definetly bigger but wondering if at a glance the size difference may not seem as big?? Hey badger how is your Hpi mtdt holding up??If i do get one it may be the new Rob “Fig” Naughton Stronghold licensed body with sponsor decals..Its scale replica of the Stronghold truck from the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series...Do you like the coil over shocks or are you thinking of switching to threaded??Would there even be a difference??"Check ya laters"
I'll take some pics of it next to my HPI MTDT, but IMO they are not even close to the same class truck primarily because the MTDT is 4wd and the Mini SCT is 2wd, not to mention the weight difference, the MTDT is a fat pig compared to the anorexic Mini SCT. My MTDT is holding up great, I haven't broke one thing on it yet and it gets beat hard, I'll update that thread with the changes I've done.

The stock shocks feel good and apparently work because like I said the truck just soaked up the whoops. I do have some Losi aluminum threaded shocks that I might put on but I'm not in a hurry because the stock shocks work good, although it would be nice to have the adjustability of the threaded aluminum bodies.
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Yeah the Losi small scale RTR servos are not the strongest servos. I have one of those Hitec HS-55 servos as a spare for my mini crawlers, what did you use for a servo saver? Or did you just run the Hitec servo horn?


I'll take some pics of it next to my HPI MTDT, but IMO they are not even close to the same class truck primarily because the MTDT is 4wd and the Mini SCT is 2wd, not to mention the weight difference, the MTDT is a fat pig compared to the anorexic Mini SCT. My MTDT is holding up great, I haven't broke one thing on it yet and it gets beat hard, I'll update that thread with the changes I've done.

The stock shocks feel good and apparently work because like I said the truck just soaked up the whoops. I do have some Losi aluminum threaded shocks that I might put on but I'm not in a hurry because the stock shocks work good, although it would be nice to have the adjustability of the threaded aluminum bodies.
I haven't put the servo on yet, I had planned on it this weekend. We have had 6 inches of rain this month so going outside hasn't been an option. I want to make sure it's fixed so they both can run on Christmas day. I had planned on trying to fit the stock saver on there. I read somewhere the hitec would work with the stock saver. I could be wrong, I will let you know what happens.
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I haven't put the servo on yet, I had planned on it this weekend. We have had 6 inches of rain this month so going outside hasn't been an option. I want to make sure it's fixed so they both can run on Christmas day. I had planned on trying to fit the stock saver on there. I read somewhere the hitec would work with the stock saver. I could be wrong, I will let you know what happens.
The splines on my stock Losi servo are larger then on the Hitec HS-55 so I could not get my stock servo saver/horn to fit on it. My LHS said that he didn't even know if they made servo savers for "feather" servos.
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Badge, looks good! Just curious do you know if the 1/16th scale bodies for the Slash would fit on this? Either Jconcepts or Proline?
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Badge, looks good! Just curious do you know if the 1/16th scale bodies for the Slash would fit on this? Either Jconcepts or Proline?
Thanks. It looks like they should fit but I don't know for sure. I'll call my contact at Proline tomorrow and ask them, it would be good for them to know as well since they can add the Mini SCT to the list of trucks it fits and possibly sell more.
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Nice write up badger.

Was kind of interested in one of these, I think you just sealed the deal.
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Thanks. It looks like they should fit but I don't know for sure. I'll call my contact at Proline tomorrow and ask them, it would be good for them to know as well since they can add the Mini SCT to the list of trucks it fits and possibly sell more.
Thanks! The Desert Rat would look cool on this truck!
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I picked up one these last weekend. The Rockstar version too! Love it so far. Have only been able to play with it in the driveway. The steering servo is on the slow side. I hope to pick up a HS-55 today! Glad to see a good right up and that others are digging the the truck too!
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our club is running these for their indoor series, we're running them 100% stock, no mods allowed other then using your own radio, and servo upgrades. racing the trucks and not the pocket book
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Thanks for the write up on this.....I keep checking out the BND at my local shop, and may finally pull the trigger on my next visit.

I've been thinking about the Blitz, but money is a bit tight. This would hold me over until spring when I can get the ESE and build it properly.
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our club is running these for their indoor series, we're running them 100% stock, no mods allowed other then using your own radio, and servo upgrades. racing the trucks and not the pocket book

I would love for that to happen here in Greensboro NC! Stock class for the mini's.
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Thanks for the write up on this.....I keep checking out the BND at my local shop, and may finally pull the trigger on my next visit.

I've been thinking about the Blitz, but money is a bit tight. This would hold me over until spring when I can get the ESE and build it properly.

What are you doing over here??? Your supposed to be building crawler chassis's....
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Thanks! The Desert Rat would look cool on this truck!
So Proline got back to me a couple of days but I've been slammed at work and forgot to post up their response. It looks like it won't fit.

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I had a chance to check the fit on our Desert Rat 2.0 body for the 1/16th Slash and unfortunately is doesn’t fit the Losi Mini SCT truck. The rear body post locations are too far forward on the Losi and the front of the body is too long.
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Ok. Thanks Badger! I kinda liking the Rockstar one!
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Horizon does make a servo saver that fits the Hitec and the Mini SCT. The part numbers #LOSB1226

Went on without an issue. The only problem is the Hitec only has one hole on each side for the mounting screws. Stock uses two holes on each side of the servo to mount it up. So you will need to drill two smaller holes on the Hitec, not a big problem but thought I would let you know.

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So Proline got back to me a couple of days but I've been slammed at work and forgot to post up their response. It looks like it won't fit.
so what is your plan for bodies now? cant race with the same body could get confusing
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I put a Hitec HS-65MG Micro Servo on mine. Did not use a servo saver.
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