Looking at Picking Up a Losi 5B

Gamefan

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I am looking at picking up a Losi 5B. It seems to be the best overall entry kit into 5th scale with some nice standard items included.

Is there anything I need to know or should buy right off the bat? I know a kill switch is a must, and I read that I would need to use the stock fan cover and clutch. Do these come with the kit?

Thank you!
GAMEFAN
 

evssv

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I am looking at picking up a Losi 5B. It seems to be the best overall entry kit into 5th scale with some nice standard items included.

Is there anything I need to know or should buy right off the bat? I know a kill switch is a must, and I read that I would need to use the stock fan cover and clutch. Do these come with the kit?

Thank you!
GAMEFAN
no I doubt the cover will come with the kit...that will b on the engine so make sure u get the correct cover...;)...not sure on the clutch housing tbh...:confused:
 

Phill2

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no I doubt the cover will come with the kit...that will b on the engine so make sure u get the correct cover...;)...not sure on the clutch housing tbh...:confused:
It comes with an alloy clutch housing
You can pick up a fan cover on ebay for about $8
 

Gamefan

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Since I will be going through DDM for the engine, I will just ask to see if I can purchase the engine without the cover and buy the correct part.

Thank you!
 

Phill2

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Since I will be going through DDM for the engine, I will just ask to see if I can purchase the engine without the cover and buy the correct part.

Thank you!
Depends on the motor you use
CY and HY will bolt straight up
Zenoah will need the CY cover
 

Gamefan

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As far as engines go, is Zenoah considered to be reliable and easy to maintain? Is there one engine that is better than another?

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Phill2

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As far as engines go, is Zenoah considered to be reliable and easy to maintain? Is there one engine that is better than another?

Thank you,
I swear by Zenoah.
After nothing but problems with the stock CY engine I now run a G290C in my DR and can't fault it.
Been using it for 2+ yrs now.
 
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evssv

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As far as engines go, is Zenoah considered to be reliable and easy to maintain? Is there one engine that is better than another?

Thank you,
yep...zen`s r the best as far as engines go..;)...unless u go for a tuned one....:D...
 

Phill2

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Looks perfect to me.
Plenty of power and still reliable.
You need the Losi version ($5 extra).
It comes with the 1107 so all you need is a decent pipe and your old engine cover.
 
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