Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy by Losi w/DX2E 2.4GHz Transmitter

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This product was added to our catalog on December 23, 2013.

This is the Losi Desert Buggy XL Ready to Run 4WD 1/5 Scale Buggy. The Losi® Desert Buggy XL™ makes its presence known with its enormous size and a roaring 23cc gasoline engine. The engineers at Losi designed this 1/5th-scale powerhouse to withstand the rigors of intense off-road driving with a 4WD drivetrain and heavy-duty construction that pulverizes the terrain at ballistic speeds. With a rigid injection molded roll cage built on a reinforced 5mm aluminum chassis, the Desert Buggy XL can withstand the punishment of the most brutal driving styles. The Desert Buggy XL is also in for the long haul with a large-capacity gas tank that provides over 40 minutes of relentless action on a full tank. When maintenance is a necessity, the roll cage can be removed for easy access to the chassis. The Losi Desert Buggy XL vehicle is large scale RC driving excitement at its most satisfying.

Features:

  • Full 4WD capabilities
  • Pull start 23cc gasoline engine
  • Machined ring and pinion gear
  • 740cc gas tank
  • Integrated adjustable servo saver
  • 5mm aluminum chassis
  • Dual disk brakes
  • Sealed differentials
  • Spektrum™ DX2E 2.4GHz radio system included


Specifications:
Type: 4WD RTR Off-Road Gas Buggy
Scale: 1/5
Length: 30.75 in (781mm)
Width: 19.1 in (485.1mm)
Height: 12.25 in (311.1mm)
Ground Clearance: 3.1 in (78.7mm)
Wheelbase: 22.0 (558.8mm)
Weight: 28.7 lb (13.01 kg)
Chassis: 4mm Plate, 6061-T6 Aluminum
Suspension: Independent
Drivetrain: 4WD
Tire Type: All-Terrain 7.8 in (198.1mm) Diameter
Motor or Engine: 23cc CY Engine
Radio: Spektrum DX2E 2-Channel
Servos: Installed
Batteries: Dynamite 1700 mah Receiver Pack
Wheel Size: 4.75 in (120.65mm)
Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Coil-over Springs
Body: Panels, Silkdcreened
Ball Bearings: Full Ball Bearing Drivetrain
Fuel Tank Capacity: 740cc
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No

Needed To Complete:

  • 87–93 Octane Gasoline
  • 2-Cycle Oil
  • Gas Can
  • Battery Charger
Edwin Kriegel
Monday, Sep 8 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Losi Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy
This is my 1st 1/5th scale RC. I love it. It is very durable and tons of fun. I can drive it all over town and barely go through a half-tank of 93 octane. I have a couple of issues to note that I do not like. The shocks are extremely weak, and there is almost no rebound at all. It bottoms out way to easy. I need to rebuild the shocks, and think I want to try stronger spring rates. Tuning the engine was a pain. From the get-go there was no bottom end. It would bog down up until about 40% then it would take off like a rocket, but I finally think I have it where I want it. Acceleration isn't the greatest, but it's not bad. With a Jetpro exhaust, it will keep up with a friend's 5ive-T with larger engine and tuned pipe. The tires have way too much sidewall flex. Cornering at any speed looks like I have flat tires. Doesn't feel like there is any foam in them, but there is, and it is very thick. The rubber itself is very soft and plyable. I would recommend better inserts with the stock tires. I am putting on a set of stock 5ive-T tires using the DBXL's stock foam inserts, and there is a huge difference in tire flex.

Overall this is a great vehicle with tons of potential. I have a DDM 29cc big bore kit to install on the engine, and need to replace a bent front hinge pin brace and bent front swaybar. (Hit an embankment at 75% throttle). Those are cheap to replace. About $12 each.)
gorankar
Verified Owner
Sunday, Aug 31 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Losi Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy
A pretty good entry level 5th scale buggy. It is fast enough for a beginner to R/C, but some will find the stock motor lacks the acceleration they might want. A tuned pipe does help, but not as much as I would have liked. It is very controllable over jumps and over all just easy to drive. I have tumbled and flipped this buggy several times with no breakage so far. It seems fairly durable but I have had a couple issues with mine that I will blame on quality control or poor design choices. The throttle linkage screw backed out after around two tanks of fuel, and the kill switch on the side stopped working after just a couple heat cycles of the motor. Both were easy and cheap to fix.)
Randall Hughes
Tuesday, Feb 7 2017 (4 months ago)
Losi Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy
Ive got quite a few videos up on youtube of my dbxl. It has been extensively modified with FID, area RC, DGI, FLM and DDM part. The parts lost would be to long to list so ill just start with the pros and move on to the cons and what should be upgraded. 1st the stock springs have 0 rebound. DDM HD springs help thay immensely. 2nd the stock aor filter and pipe of course are very restrictive. Adding a k&n filter and a good pipe helps but the only way to get the power this vehicle needs is to either buy a 29cc motor or if your good working with your hands the ddm big bore kit makes this vehicle come to life. Stock with a good filter amd pioe your gonna get 40 mph and no low end torque. Go to a 29cc setup and both will increase or like many have go brushless but then your adding another 500 not inckuding batteries. The cage is a pain to take on and off due to 12 clips and to get back on you have to guide the front body posts in place. The rear drive shaft is prone to having the set screw coming out even with red loctite. If you dont have extras get them. The AVC system has to be disabled to add the main safety feature all 5th scales should have, a kill switch to kill the motor if the throttle somehow gets stuck open. This is my third 5th scale and alot of the aluminum upgrades it didnt need if your just an occasional basher but if you look ti race it they really help. Also it looks like at the back of the cage was just left out. Some carbon or lexan sheet can fix tbis quickly. Its a great cehicle and i love it, although ive put just as much into it as it cost originally but thats RC for ya. And if the 5ive-t didnt get all the love from losi we would see some improvements with the DBXL.)