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Old 11-29-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Mini LST problems??

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I have been reading threads on the internet regarding the new LOSI MINI LST.........the boards are tearing losi a new a..hole.......apparently the mini LST has diffs that should be found in a china doll and other parts too.

I was just about to buy one.......not anymore

can anyone confirm if they have had problems w.theirs??

The latest threads I have been reading on have Losi acknowledging this problem and releasing new replacement parts for the existing bad batches.....

where the hell is the R & D???

I want to hear others experiences with it.........because I have only heard bad so far.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:19 PM   #2
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That's why I didnt buy one right away. I knew there was going to be problems with the LST Mini.

I learned my lesson the first time when I bought the RC18T when it first came out and when the stub axle broke there was no replacement parts to be found in the city until after Christmas. Apparently this was a major problem that I was reading on different forums.

I guess they're trying to get the product out into the market just before Christmas spending spree.

HA... I won't fall victim twice.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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didn't want to start a new thread about the mlst

some testing with the mlst:

All tests were done with stock gearing using TP 2000 7.4v & 11.1v
li-poly packs. All Mamba Values were left at default w/ 1.02b software.
Speeds were measured via GPS via at least two or more top speed passes.
The Center diff was locked by slamming hot glue in the spider gears
(this method works great as a temp fix until the spools are released) as
without this the front tires just sit and spin wasting power and

Completely Stock - Top speed 16.3MPH. Acceleration a bit better then
the average RTR. Has enough power to pop wheelies if you lock the
center diff and traction is perfect.

Stock with 7.4v Li-poly - 17.4MPH. Much better acceleration. Very small
increase in top speed.

Warp4 2 Turn - Did Not Test: 28mm can motors will be a difficult fit,
requiring a custom motor plate or going crazy with a dremel. Even then
there will be little to no room to adjust the gear mesh so the
spur/pinions will have to be changed in sets. Also, due to the deep
gearing on the Mini-LST this motor would not be a good choice as its Kv
is to low. When small spur gears an larger pinions comes out this will
change things but until then there are better choices

AON T2415-4900/Mamba 25 - Top Speed: 27.4MPH w/3 cell li-poly, 18.1MPH
w/2 cell li-poly. Amazing Torque (10++) and acceleration from this
combo. Motor drops right in with zero mods. Top Speed is to close to
stock with a 2 cell pack or 6-7 cell nimh. Excellent short track
combo. Great throttle feel & control. We just got our shipment of the
AON motors and will have them up shortly. Recommend the 3 cell li-poly
setup only though as 2 cell/6-7 nimh is to close to stock speed.

Hyperion 5000/Mamba25 - Top Speed 32.4MPH w/3 cell li-poly, 22.1MPH w/2
cell li-poly- Very surprising top speed, Torque (10) & acceleration from
this motor especially for a 5000Kv motor indicating these motors have a
Kv higher then what the manufacture is listing or they are using
different method (like Lehner) to test the Kv. Throttle control is
second to none, every tiny movement of the throttle reply's back with a
change in speed allowing for incredible control. Does require a quick
touch up to the mounting plate with a dremel to fit however due to
bearing boss on motor. Highly Recommend this combo with a 3 cell
li-poly. 6-7 cell nimh & 2 cell li-poly can be used also for those
wishing for only a mild speed increase over stock.

Hyperion 6000/Mamba25 - Testing not complete - Ran out of time on this
one but will test shortly.

Mamba 6800/Mamba25 - Top Speed 33.1MPH w/3 cell li-poly, 22.8MPH w/2
cell li-poly - Good Torque (8+) & acceleration. The Mamba actually did
very well in this heavy of a setup much to our surprise. While its
torque was noticeably down from the Hyperion and AON setups, it still
did very well and was impressive for such a small motor. Throttle
control did feel a bit strange, after 3/4 throttle applying more
throttle did not give back a increase in speed. This in turn made it
harder to drive and we found ourselves spinning out more trying to get
to top speed more then other combos since the throttle control felt more
"touchy". However going through thick grass/sand will bog it down so
recommend it mainly for hard surface (asphalt/packed dirt) driving only.

Mamba 8000/Mamba25 - Ran out of time testing, will do it soon.

Lehner 1015/11/Mamba 25 - Broke before top speed could be reached.
Twice we shredded the drive shaft pinions with this motor without even
trying. I had to sacrifce another Mini-LST kit just to keep the testing
going due to this. The Torque and power is so excessive that we cannot
reccomend this until upgraded drive shaft pinions These are the pinions
that mesh with the differential in the front and back) are out. The
motor alone is 149.95 so this will not be a very popular combo but def.
one to lust after."
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:37 AM   #4
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Ahh good old rushing to get something out before Christmas... how many times has this happened now?! Always seems to be Micros too...
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