Micro RCs look out …

That’s a pretty cool video of the electric Losi LST XXL2-E.

Lucky for me, I was able to drive the XXL2-E a few days ago. Although I only ran one battery through it, it was a fun, fast truck.

I have not driven many Losi trucks in recent years. Losi has always been one of the best RC brands, producing race-winning vehicles. (As a broke kid, I recall dreaming of their XX-T but could only afford the Junior T.)

I am use to 1/10 and 1/12 scale vehicles. The XXL2-E truck is massive. And I mean massive. It deserves that extra-extra large name. It is a 1/8 scale, which measures 26.5 inches long with the wheelie bar, 18.5 inches wide, and 9.8 inches high.

Although it is long and wide, it was the tire and shock sizes that impressed me. The tires are 6.9 inches high and the shocks are over-sized.

The truck uses a Dynamite 22000Kv brushless motor, which has plenty of torque to motivate this truck. It is a way different animal than a radio controlled rock crawler.

When I drove it, it ran two 3S LiPos. The owner said that when running 2S, the truck can be a bit sluggish. I’ll take his word for it. But, the two LiPos batteries made it move quick.

The XXL2-E also has AVC — active vehicle control. This technology is new to me. It is a stabilization system that helps manage and control the power that good brushless motors produce.

With the AVC set, the truck tracked really well. I jumped it off a small ramp and every time I pegged the throttle just before the ramp, the truck never veered off course and I always hit the ramp head on. (Veering is common when a lot of power is applied quickly.) I am digging the AVC.

The one aspect of this truck that I really liked was its ability to ride on two side wheels easily. I pegged the throttle, cranked the wheel, and one side of the truck would lift up. Then, I could ride a side-wheelie for a little while.

Despite the donuts and shenanigans, the truck felt much more stable than others I’ve driven.

The location we drove it at was a little cramped so the full speed could not be reached.

Because it could not be opened up, the battery lasted close to 40 minutes before needing the LiPo charger.

The four wheel drive worked great climbing a 50 foot hill. Traction up the hill was never an issue.

The XXL2-E may have a spot in my RC car roster. I just need save a little for it because it does come with a pretty hefty price tag.

The MSRP on it is $659.99. It is an ready-to-run (RTR), with the radio, speed control, and motor. It does need batteries and a charger. After the truck cost, battery, and charger, it would probably cost close to one grand. Pretty pricey. That’s one of the downsides to it.