1/18-Scale Mini-Rock Crawler
The Bind-N-Drive 1/18-scale Mini-Rock Crawler incorporates
the key design principles of full-scale rock crawlers into a 1/18-scale
package. The truly innovative Mini-Rock Crawler features a multi-link
suspension, heavy-duty metal ring and pinion gears, a 3-gear center
transmission with a spool and slipper, a high-torque motor and an Electronic
Speed Control (ESC) that has been re-tuned specifically for rock crawling.Black
chrome wheels and either a Gun Metal Grey or Electric Green tuber-style body
round out this transmitter-less version of the Mini Rock Crawler.
Take the interactive tour of the 1/18-scale Bind-N-Drive Mini-Rock Crawler to
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Featured Chassis Callout
01. Twin Vertical Plate (TVP) chassis design for ultimate performance
02. Multi-link suspension with extra long oil-filled shocks front and rear
to clear almost any obstacle
03. Heavy duty metal ring and pinion gears, axles and axle shafts for
04. High-torque Mini-Rock Crawler motor designed specifically for crawling
05. Alloy lower suspension links with captured ends create a solid crawling
06. Solid axles with optimized driveshaft angles for free rotation and less
07. Telescoping/sliding driveshafts with metal yokes to get power to the
ground no matter the suspension angle
08. 3-Gear center-mounted transmission with spool and slipper for effective
power transfer to the front and rear
09. Full-time 4WD with locked differentials for even power distribution
10. Full ball bearings to maximize the power and torque
11. Mini-Rock Claw tires modeled after the National Champion 1/10th Rock
12. 1.9 Beadlock-style wheels with 12mm wheel hexes and body color match
inserts for style and function
13. Mini-Rock Crawler electronic FWD/REV speed controller with extra drag
14. Mini high-torque rock crawling servo necessary precision for crawling
15.Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM Technology based receiver for the ultimate control
The multi-link suspension design allows for extreme articulation, making the
impossible climb possible. The specially-designed telescoping and sliding
driveshafts ensure that the wheels can crawl over and around any grueling rock
formation, no matter the angle of the suspension.
Crawler-tuned Motor and Speed Control
Engineered to provide the low-speed torque needed for serious rock crawling, the
Losi Mini-Rock Crawler electric motor and Mini-Rock Crawler speed control with
drag brake holds you in place but puts the power to the rocks when you need it.
A purpose-built, oversized servo provides maximum torque and precision for
controlling the Mini-Rock Crawler over any obstacle or course.
"Tuber" Style Body
Designed and styled like full-scale rock crawlers, the Mini-Rock Crawler's body
has been pinched and dovetailed for maximum suspension articulation without
body contact, and comes predecorated.
TVP Chassis Design
The Mini-Rock Crawler's Twin Vertical Plate chassis offers unbeatable stability
and rigidity in a durable, lightweight design. The result is confident handling
over any terrain and outstanding suspension articulation.
Crawler-Specific Tires and Wheels
By scaling down the incredibly successful Rock Claw 2.2 tire design, Losi was
able to equip the Mini-Rock Crawler with a proven tire design that can tackle
virtually anything you throw at it. Mounted to 1.9 Beadlock-style wheels based
on full-size design, the Mini-Rock Claws are ready to claw over any
Specially-designed telescoping/sliding driveshafts are utilized at both ends of
the Mini-Rock Crawler, ensuring that the wheels can power around and over
obstacles no matter what angle the suspension is at. Metal yolks are used at
both ends for extreme power and torque handling.
The multi-link suspension design consists of alloy lower suspension links with
captured ends, and solid axles with optimized drive shaft angles for free
rotating driveline throughout suspension travel.
Locked Differentials Front and Rear
The Mini-Rock Crawler is equipped with locked differentials for consistent power
distribution to all 4 wheels. The differentials feature durable metal ring and
pinion gears to stand up to the stresses of rock crawling.
3-Gear Center Transmission
The 3-gear centrally-mounted transmission provides the Mini-Rock Crawler with
excellent weight distribution and an ultra low 86:1 final drive ratio for
climbing tough obstacles.
What is Bind-N-Drive?
Bind-N-Drive (BND) is a transmitter-less option for RC enthusiasts who already
own a surface transmitter featuring Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM Technology. This
money-saving innovation allows you to add a Bind-N-Drive vehicle to your
collection without the extra cost or clutter of an extra transmitter.
How Bind-N-Drive Works
1. Choose your DSM transmitter
The surface transmitters pictured below feature Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM Technology
and are compatible with the 1/18 Mini-Rock Crawler.
You may already own one of these transmitters if you already own a Losi Ready-To-Run vehicle that includes a DSM transmitter.
Spektrum DX2, DX2.0, DX3 and DX3.0 transmitters are also compatible with Bind-N-Drive vehicles.
2. Bind your transmitter
Bind your DSM transmitter to the 1/24 Micro Rock Crawler's receiver and you are
ready for action.
Please refer to you Losi vehicle's manual for complete instructions on the binding process.
Don't own a transmitter?
If you don't already own a DSM transmitter then you should
consider the 1/18 Mini-Rock Crawler Ready-To-Run (LOSB0222). The ready-to-run
version of the 1/18 Mini-Rock Crawler comes fully assembled and includes a
receiver and transmitter with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology.
Losi also recommends purchasing a multi-model Spektrum radio
system such as the DX3S or the DX3R. A multi-model Spektrum radio system will
allow you to add Bind-N-Drive models to your collection without the need for an
additional transmitter or repeating the binding process when switching between