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Around the end of November a buzz starts to happen around the office. People start chatting, discussing, then arguing about what vehicles should be considered for our “BASH VEHICLE of the YEAR” award. This years decision was EXTREMELY close. Last years winner, the Thunder Tiger MT4 was a little easier to settle on, but this year there were two standouts. [...]
Want to have the sickest iPhone 5 case at your local bash spot? Sure you do! To claim that title you’ll need one of the new Officially Licensed Mickey Thompson iPhone cases from the crew over at RC4WD. The new case incorporates the famous Baja Claw design right into the case and is sure to turn heads, even on your [...]
We do NOT condone this, nor do we recommend messing with any type of officials of any kind. Heck, we only had maybe 2 police incidents this year, which is way better than previous years! All that being said, this was one of those videos (even though it may be wrong) that made me laugh. Those TBS Discovery guys are [...]
Plan on adding a new Traxxas Nitro Slash to your rc garage this year? Lucky for you, ST Racing Concepts already has hop-up parts available and they have more on the way. Many of the parts from the electric Slash work on the Nitro version, hence the reason STRC has plenty of bling-bling goodness ready to go. Hit up THIS [...]
The folks from Duratrax have sent word for people looking to upgrade to brushless systems to consider making the jump to Onyx. Onyx Brushless Systems are available in 1/10th scale and 1/8 scale versions with several KV’s in each size. They even have 4 pole versions, and also a programming card that makes dialing in your system easy to do [...]
Being the last day of the year it’s only fitting that I write up my annual year in review. I not only looked back over the last 94 pages of posts here on BigSquidRC, but also called some of my industry homies to “boil down” how the year 2012 will go down in the rc history books. Lets dive in [...]
We just updated our Review Page with a TON of previous posts! For those that don’t check daily, our review page is a great place to catch up on our thoughts of what’s worth your hard earned money! Thinking about buying a new short course, quad, or charger? We have you covered! This update consisted of the following reviews: Traxxas [...]
Tired of having to use adapters to balance your Lipo battery pack? Hitec has just announced their new Universal Balancing Board to solve this problem. The new Hitec universal balancing board works on all the “X” and “H” series Hitec battery chargers and includes XH, EH, TP, and HP ports. Part number is #44178, it has a street price of [...]
Hobbico has announced the last of their December Deal specials at BestRC.com. The new deals last from now till December 30th and they have specials on products from Tactic, Axial, Duratrax, OS Engines, and Futaba. Hit up THIS LINK to view all the deals. TGIF, how can you resist clicking a BigSquidRC Mystery Link?
The crew over at Open Hobby have shown a rendering of a DC power supply for their upcoming Zenith EX battery charger. The power supply is made to dock in an upright position right next to the Zenith, using a small footprint to leave plenty of space on your table to wrench on. Output for this switched mode power supply [...]
File this deep in the Rumor Mill box, but we have heard that Traxxas was recently doing some driving and filming of some down hill speed run action featuring the XO-1. Our informant mentions a group of guys in a Traxxas ‘wrapped’ Hummer (maybe) were up north of us running vehicles down some huge mountain side. When our ‘guy’ stopped [...]
Our own 3DBill stopped by the Hobby Town in Orland Park, IL. and snapped a few pictures of the new Traxxas Nitro Slash. First impressions were decent, though he’s not a nitro guy at all. Apparently he’s waiting for a gas version. I don’t suggest holding your breath on that one. I’m not so sure I like the looks [...]
Traxxas QR-1 Quad-Rotor ReviewAdding yet another quad to the quadcopter craze, we take a look at the Traxxas QR-1 Quad-Rotor. It seems like we have been flying quads more than driving vehicles lately, but it has been a nice change. So how does the first flyer from Traxxas hold up against the other recent releases? Keep reading to find out..
Posted 11:08pm, Dec 22 Hey Big Squid!! whats the best Esc and motor set up made for slash? Pitdawg Pit Cubby– Hey what’s up Pitdawg, thanks for posting a question on our FB page. What’s the “best” speedo and motor for a Slash? Unfortunately, you didn’t mention if you have a 2 or 4wd, so I’ll just take a guess and answer [...]
The Kyosho RB6 buggy has really started taking off and STRC now has some of their uber hop-up parts for it. We’ve tested many different STRC hop-up parts and they all have proven to be very high quality. If you are looking to put the best on your Kyosho take a look at what STRC now has to offer for [...]