In 1995 Losi offer to beginner a way to enter in the world of races.
Losi provide a Losi XX with the essential for these entry level buggy with the reference A-0041 and include a motor and mecanic speed controller with the reference A-0010 . Both have bushing instead of ball bearing.
Note the blue background on the box instead of the purple for the “standard” Losi XX
The first manual page:
This “budget” XX is close to his big brother, only few technologies differs.
Ball bearings are missing. They were particulary expensive during this period and that a good way to reduce the final price.
Molded slider-shafts instead of dogbones like his predecessor, the Losi JRX.
Maybe not the best choice with overturn motor, but for a 17T-23T they are strong enougth. Specific differential outdrive were produced for this version.
The dampers come from the JRX too, they are anodized. The hard-coated version are reserved to the standard version of Losi XX
There is a slipper instead of the Hydra Drive. For those like me, who nowaday drive the cars, it is clever idea.
This Losi came to me in very good shape. It doesn’t need many times to put there wheels on the track.
No part were missing. I just had to change the maintenance parts like oil, diff balls, dampers joints. But I changed the originals turnbuckles, by the first available on the XX.
Even if those turnbuckles were stronger but mine were corodate. I used the technic of surface hardening treatment with my blowtorch and some motor oil. It was particulary effective.
To be close to the 1995 period I put a correct electronics with a Novak Explorer Sport and Airtronics Seven radio with a 23T motor. For me it was the best combo for a begginner who wanted to start in the world of RC racers.
Now, the body paint is inspired by the article of RC Car Action of November 1995.
You can read a perfect scan from GoSpeed’s Garage website here: RCCA 1995
On the track:
It’s my first experience of driving a Losi XX, so I do not have some argument to compare with his “big brother”of the stardard version.
But I can say this buggy is particulary performante out of the box. Extremely silent and the dampers do the job vey well, even if they come from the older losi JRX Pro. Of course with only a 23T motor the chassis don’t suffer
I’m really impresse by this car cause it’s easy. You turn the wheel on the radio and the car do it well, no oversteer and no understeer. You give the order and the XX obeys. Simply Magic ! The laps time reduced over and over until the battery was dry.
To conclude, I’m in love with the RC10 from Team Associated but this Losi give me some doubt about my fidelity, a funny feeling. XX or RC10 ?
David from RC4ON.com