All good things come to those who wait.
The Team Losi Racing Twenty Two-Four (22-4) heralds the return of the marque to the 1:10 scale 4WD electric Off-Road arena and is set to re-invent the class expectations and reinvigorate interest all around the globe.
A spiritual successor to the all-conquering XX-4; a buggy that defined expectations and changed the course of RC history in the 1990s, the Team Losi Racing 22-4 is ready, just as itís ancestor did, to redefine standards and set new levels of performance in the 1:10 Off Road 4WD race class.
To finish first, first you have to finish. Thereís nothing more frustrating for a racer than to have a great run halted by a component failure and so the ground-up design of the 22-4 follows the robust ethos of the Twenty Two 2WD series to help ensure that it will withstand the rigours and stresses that todayís modern power systems and track designs impart to the R/C cars and that can often otherwise result in DNFs and failure with many components made from Aluminium as standard to avoid the frustration of crash-induced DNFs.
The 2.5mm 7075 Aluminium alloy main chassis yields strength and rigidity whilst also providing the basis for the sealed, modular multi-belt transmission system. A system that unlike the XX-4 can now be independently maintained or removed, as a whole from the chassis leaving the suspension in-situ. Strategically milled to reduce weight, improve flex and to provide the all-important but often forgotten wire routing for the ESC or Servo to the RX, the 22-4 has been carefully thought out and detailed by racers for racers.
Ball-type differentials nestle within the front and rear gearboxes, protected by the HD slipper clutch whilst drive can be adjusted to the front wheels thus providing tunability to suit track conditions. As an Off-Road Buggy, the 22-4 has to be able to take the rough with the smooth and so itís been specified out of the box with universal style drive shafts whilst large 12mm bore dampers adorn each corner and feature the ĎGen 2í machined internals and X-ring seals as found in the 22 2.0 2WD Buggy which, along with the TiCN coated shafts and machined pistons provide an ultra-smooth action thatís both good looking and durable.