Losi 22 Brushless RTR 1/10 2WD Buggy
This is the Losi 22 Brushless RTR 1/10 2WD Buggy. Losi has taken the Car of the Year and created a ready-to-run that is equally as impressive as its Team Losi Racing counterpart. The Losi 22 RTR comes equipped with a ROAR-legal, 13.5T sensored brushless system with LiPo cutoff, rugged 2.5mm aluminum chassis, massive 12mm aluminum oil-filled shocks, gull-wing suspension arms, a sealed viscous differential and an innovative steering rack design that minimizes weight while providing an extremely responsive level of control. A Spektrum DX3E 3-channel radio system with easy to access adjustment knobs and LED indicators for battery voltage is also included.
The 22 RTR comes ready-to-run with a factory installed Spektrum DX3E radio system with 2.4GHz DSM technology. Packed with features, the DX3E, paired with the installed SR300 receiver, gives you everything you need to take complete control of the 22 RTR. Itís tough to beat this easy-to-use radio, with its modern Spektrum styling and interference-free reliability. The DX3E comes with added features including battery voltage indicator LEDs and steering dual rates adjustment controls.
NOTE: The Losi 22 RTR buggy is available in either black or blue paint schemes. If you would like a specific color, please contact our customer service department prior to placing your order and we will do our best to honor your request.
- 2.5mm low-center-of-gravity aluminum chassis
- Losi 13.5T sensored brushless motor
- Losi programmable, sensored ESC with LiPo cutoff
- Ultra low resistance, high-power EC3ô connectors
- Spektrum SR300 receiver with 2.4GHz DSM technology
- 12mm threaded aluminum, oil-filled, coil-over shocks
- Losi extra high-torque steering servo
- Sealed viscous gear differential
- Adjustable dual-disk slipper clutch
- Full ball bearing equipped
- Gull wing suspension arm design (front and rear)
- Pre-mounted race-compound tires (Rear: BK-Bar, Front: Taper Pin)
- Secure battery straps
- 3.5mm heavy-duty turnbuckles
- Innovative steering rack design
Type: 2WD Electric Buggy
Length: 15.31 in (388.98mm)
Width: 9.81 in (249.10mm)
Height: 5.28 in (134.11mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.5 in (37mm)
Wheelbase: 11.24 in (285.50mm)
Weight: 53 oz (1499 g)
Chassis: 7075-T6 Aluminum
Tire Type: Taper Pin Front/BK-Bar Rear
Motor or Engine: Sensored Brushless 13.5t
Speed Control: Programmable, sensored brushless
Radio: Spektrum DX3E with 2.4GHz DSM technology with Spektrum SR300 Receiver
Wheel Size: Front 1 in (24.6mm) / Rear 1.5 in (38.2mm)
Body: TLR22 Body Screen printed
Ball Bearings: Complete
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Needed to Complete:
- 7.4V LiPo Battery and Compatible Charger
This product was added to our catalog on November 3, 2011.
The stock servo is high torque and somewhat slow. I actually don't mind this because the 22 has so much turn in that the slower servo actually helps keep the thing under control. But, a more experienced racer will likely want to replace this as soon as possible.
The stock motor is solid as well. I've had no issue with the motor at all. It's reliable and plenty powerful.
The stock ESC fried after several races and I ended up having to replace it. This was disappointing. It performed fine, but for the price of this vehicle, it hould have lasted longer than it did. It never got excessively hot, and I always used the factory gearing with a 2S Lipo with Lipo cutoff enabled. There is no reason this should have happened.
The stock transmitter is surprisingly high quality for an RTR, but the receiver is ill matched for this vehicle. For starters, it's too big. It gets in the way of the battery. I had to remove mine and attach it with velcro so that I can take it off when I change battery packs. After replacing the ESC, the receiver no has issues with interference because the battery leads are so close to the receiver. I don't know if a higher quality receiver would help this or not. This is the only flaw with the 22's design that the interior is so tight, it's hard to find space for all the electronics.
The stock tires are okay by RTR standards but are sub-par compared to various aftermarket tires.
The stock setup is on the the soft side. It probably works well on a dirt track, but on the ultra smooth carpet track where I raced, it needed to stiffened up with new springs and shock fluid.
I also sheered a drive pin after 2 months. This isn't a huge deal, but the 22 buggy uses hollow drive pins that are prone to breaking where as the 22 SCT uses much stronger solid pins and I'm confused as to why the buggy doesn't use those too. I broke a front control arm too, but I can't blame that on the buggy. I missed a jump and hit a wall head on. Overall I'm very impressed with the durability of the chassis. It's survived a lot of abuse.
In the end, despite these flaws, the Losi 22 is an incredible machine. You don't need to be an engineer to see that this is an exceptionally well engineered vehicle. The only flaws are in the RTR components. I highly recommend the Losi 22 kit, but I don't recommend the RTR. Ultimately you will spend more money replacing the sub par electronics that come with the RTR than you will buying your own electronics and tires for the kit. I have no complaints when it comes to the core design of the chassis. I recently built a 22 SCT kit and it was a very easy and fun build, and I expect the 22 buggy kit is the same way. Same your self some time and frustration and get the kit. You won't be disappointed.)