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Old 11-07-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default New Losi Mini-T 2.0

This is one of those releases that I didn't think would ever happen but it looks like we have a brand new Mini-T.



https://www.horizonhobby.com/1-18-mi...ite-los01015t1

I loved my OG Mini-T (bought it within a few weeks of the release of the first RTR version) and some of the best RC memories I have is driving Mini-Ts with my cousins. This may be a must purchase.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:43 PM   #2
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Sheeeeeeeiiiiit. This blows the original out of the water. Anyone wanna buy 2 OG Minis? LOL.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:21 PM   #3
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Freaking wow!!!

Comes with every hopup the original needed!
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:49 AM   #4
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Sheeeeeeeiiiiit. This blows the original out of the water. Anyone wanna buy 2 OG Minis? LOL.
Hell yeah it does.

The original was craptastic (but amazingly fun) with the bushings, friction shocks, phillips screws, AM radio gear, proprietary servo, and the terrible AA holder for power. I don't exactly remember what the OG version cost when it was first released but I think it was somewhere in the $125-150 range, the 2.0 is incredible for basically the same cost (or possibly less) as the original. You have to hold on to at least 1 of the OGs for comparison purposes.

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Freaking wow!!!

Comes with every hopup the original needed!
The only option part I wish it had was CVDs but everything else looks spot on.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:05 PM   #5
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Drove the 2.0 at my LHS today and it was impressive. The whole truck feels more solid than the original. It is way more stable at speed than I remember the OG version being, even on high traction surfaces. The stock setup feels quick but runs out of top end speed quickly in larger spaces, brushless would be a lot more fun if you run outdoors. The steering feels precise and the servo saver doesnít take anything away. The only things I didnít really like are the radio (it is like 3/4 the size of a normal radio and feels weird, works fine though) and the odd sized battery.

Overall, Iím happy and my order is in.
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Drove the 2.0 at my LHS today and it was impressive. The whole truck feels more solid than the original. It is way more stable at speed than I remember the OG version being, even on high traction surfaces. The stock setup feels quick but runs out of top end speed quickly in larger spaces, brushless would be a lot more fun if you run outdoors. The steering feels precise and the servo saver doesnít take anything away. The only things I didnít really like are the radio (it is like 3/4 the size of a normal radio and feels weird, works fine though) and the odd sized battery.

Overall, Iím happy and my order is in.
How do you figure it would do on a relatively short carpet? I have a mix of wood and carpet.

I assume you didnít get to jump it? Figure I could modestly send it without breaking parts?
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:18 PM   #7
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How do you figure it would do on a relatively short carpet? I have a mix of wood and carpet.

I assume you didnít get to jump it? Figure I could modestly send it without breaking parts?
It handles carpet really well in the limited time I had with it. You can turn in really hard without traction rolling. If you drive it indoors in tight spaces, it feels way faster than it does in larger spaces.

As for jumping, I didnít get to do any of that but I will most definitely be sending it when I get mine. It feels solid, much more like a shrunken Losi race truck than a toy that just looks like one.
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It handles carpet really well in the limited time I had with it. You can turn in really hard without traction rolling. If you drive it indoors in tight spaces, it feels way faster than it does in larger spaces.

As for jumping, I didnít get to do any of that but I will most definitely be sending it when I get mine. It feels solid, much more like a shrunken Losi race truck than a toy that just looks like one.
Every winter I look at getting a mini but never end up pulling the trigger. Might have to finally put that too rest.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:34 PM   #9
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Horizon is churning out winners man! They are affordable to top it off. I like my Roost 4wd so much is probably the only reason I won't rush out and grab this but it isn't off my list is all I can say at this point.

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Old 11-16-2019, 06:00 PM   #10
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Ordered mine. Couldnít help it!


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Old 11-17-2019, 01:37 PM   #11
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Held one at store today, the suspension really moved far and seemed smooth but I read odd reviews of them breaking lots of things here and there and that is a huge turnoff, especially with all the good reliable brands out there. Not personal experience but it bummed me to hear from various sites on the net for reviews on them.

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Old 11-18-2019, 07:40 AM   #12
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Held one at store today, the suspension really moved far and seemed smooth but I read odd reviews of them breaking lots of things here and there and that is a huge turnoff, especially with all the good reliable brands out there. Not personal experience but it bummed me to hear from various sites on the net for reviews on them.
I haven't seen any legitimate reviews on the 2.0 yet, where are you seeing bad ones?
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:32 AM   #13
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I haven't seen any legitimate reviews on the 2.0 yet, where are you seeing bad ones?
I'm curious too.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:46 AM   #14
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I'd hope the plastics are stronger these days, but...

Back in the day I had a Losi Mini Sprint - it was exceedingly delicate... drove really sweet on smooth concrete.

Used to run it in parking garages!

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Drove the 2.0 at my LHS today and it was impressive. The whole truck feels more solid than the original. It is way more stable at speed than I remember the OG version being, even on high traction surfaces. The stock setup feels quick but runs out of top end speed quickly in larger spaces, brushless would be a lot more fun if you run outdoors. The steering feels precise and the servo saver doesn’t take anything away. The only things I didn’t really like are the radio (it is like 3/4 the size of a normal radio and feels weird, works fine though) and the odd sized battery.

Overall, I’m happy and my order is in.
Thanks for the quick drive review at your LHS!

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Held one at store today, the suspension really moved far and seemed smooth but I read odd reviews of them breaking lots of things here and there and that is a huge turnoff, especially with all the good reliable brands out there. Not personal experience but it bummed me to hear from various sites on the net for reviews on them.
Where are these bad reviews? Somebody is always unhappy about anything, I'd go more with what you saw and felt in person.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:27 PM   #16
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All the hop ups look great. Definitely getting aluminum shocks.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:55 PM   #17
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In stock on Tower! Go get em!


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Old 11-28-2019, 09:31 AM   #18
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It gets here tomorrow. Canít wait! Went ahead and ordered aluminum shocks I couldnít help myself.


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Old 11-28-2019, 09:41 AM   #19
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Hoping the LHS will have mine in on Friday but in the meantime:



Not sure SkyRC actually makes these Toro 1/18 motors anymore but I found a NIP one on ebay for $15. One of these motors made my old Losi Mini LST move pretty well so a Mini-T should be nothing and 4300kv should still be quite drivable.

Bit of advice for anyone planning on being lazy and using the stock EC2 connectors when swapping electronics: they are the worst to install. I split like 5 plug housings trying to seat the bullets all the way in. XT60s aren't much bigger, handle alot more amps, and are way easier to install.



Don't ruin your holiday season by trying to install any EC2 connectors.

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Old 11-28-2019, 07:40 PM   #20
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I have a Toro in my MLST as well. Hmmm


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