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Write a Pro-Line Review – Win Big $$

Whoa, check this out! Over at the Pro-Line site there is a new contest! Write a review, and you have a chance to win $1000! Hmm.. maybe instead of posting our reviews here, we should just put them directly on the Pro-Line site! 🙂 Head over to the Pro-Line Contest page for details!

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Painting and Detailing – Part 2

Day 6 is the last build day of DuraTrax Evader DT Week. I’m finally getting around to doing my custom paint on my DT. The pre-trimmed, pre-drilled clear body from DuraTrax (Part DTXC6218) looks great and is easy to paint. There’s not much more to say about this one, I’m certainly no artist, but I like the [...]

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DuraTrax Hauler Bag

In the ‘something all RC’ers need’ category comes the new DuraTrax Hauler Bag. We here at Big Squid RC do a LOT of traveling for bashes, events, demos, etc.. and to have a giant bag to carry a lot of your gear around with you is a huge plus! The DuraTrax 1/8th Deluxe Hauler Bag features a [...]

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THE Cub Report, 08.30.2010- Version Viva Scuderia Ferrari!

So I started getting the text messages from Brian around noon today, “Cubby, where the HELL is THE Cub Report?”, “Hey call me, I am getting a bunch of emails wondering where THE Cub Report is!”, etc. Last fall I was pretty burnt out on our hobby. When I had originally signed on with BigSquid I agreed to write a Cub [...]

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Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio

News from Futaba shows that their Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio system will be shipping early September. Their new radio is meant to be a little easier on the wallet, and we like that! If has 3 proportional channels and a 4th for special mixing needs. It has 10 model memory, 4WS mix for crawling and [...]

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ACER Bearings for the Kyosho Mini Z

Recent news from ACER Racing is that they are now shipping Kyosho Mini Z size 2x6mm and 3×6 Ceramic Ball Bearings. You can buy as a set, or individually. Head over to the ACER Racing Website for info.

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Painting and Detailing – Part 1

Day five of DuraTrax Evader DT week is the beginning of the end.  The last job I’m going to do on my DT is to put a custom paint job and other details onto it.  I’m using a new, clear body from DuraTrax (Part DTXC6218) and I’m reusing the hard plastic detail pieces from the current body.  This is going [...]

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DuraTrax Evader EXT2 – RTR

Recently we posted our DuraTrax EXT2 Exclusive Spy Shots and now we finally have the actual press release details and official photo. The DuraTrax Evader EXT2 will be RTR, has the MagnaFlex chassis to make it extra tough, a complete ball bearing set, new precision metal idler gear, and uses the Sprint ESC system. There are plans [...]

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LiFe Source Batteries and Charger

Looks like LiFeSource has a new charger and battery available. The LiFeSource AC/DC Charger Economy Charger can handle 110v or 12vDC, it’s small, lightweight, and easy to use. It has a built in balancer to ensure that all the cells are balanced. The 6.6v 1900,Ah 4C LiFe battery give you all the great advantages to [...]

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Unboxing the Losi Micro SCT

Short Course just got… shorter? The smallest Short Course Truck (SCT) to date is debuted with the Team Losi 1/24 scale SCT. The box is typical of the Losi Micro with the product clearly displayed through the clear window with the radio and accessories tucked away inside. It’s a full Ready To [...]

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Unboxing Losi Micro Rally Car

This post is just all about the pictures since under the body it’s identical to the Losi Micro SCT. You can read all about it, and check out those pictures Here! More picks…

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RC Around The Web: Beware the interwebs… edition

Photo of the Week:Traxxas Slash by mstens.NERD!: Or too awesome for words: PC World – The RC Nerf Tank. It’s all a matter of perspective. Scammed: Don’t trust anybody you meet on the internet. This is why I never trade over the net and always get used stuff only through eBay with PayPal, there’s at least some buyer protection [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Going Brushless and 2.4 GHz

Welcome to day four of DuraTrax Evader DT week here at the Squid.  Today I’m taking out the stock electronics and dropping in some mad power and control.  The stock Sprint 2 ESC, a fine system for beginners, gets the boot in favor of a Castle Creations Sidewinder ESC.  The Photon 2 brushed motor is taken out and put aside [...]

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Team Associated T6 Factory Team

Team Associated has a brand new ride.  The RC10TC6 Factory Team edition is an all new design that has been prepared for brushless power and LiPo batteries right out of the box.  The whole thing has been given a makeover but a few of the significant changes include moving the motor 13mm in toward the centerline of the chassis, lowering [...]

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Tips for Bashers: Cheap replacement outdrive springs

It’s well past time to add another entry to our Tips for Bashers section.  This time I’ll show you something that will save a bit of money and keep your ride running right. A lot of r/c cars and trucks that use dog bone style axles, instead of universals, have small springs in the differential outdrives to keep the dog bones [...]

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