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In the RC world, scale is hot. It’s finally not just about performance, but looks as well. Heli Max RC has just announced the new Blackhawk Scale Heli. This RTF was based on the Sikorsky Blackhawk with detail down to the landing gear. It has LED lighting, 4-blade collective pitch head, and uses the TAGS (Thress Axis Gyro system). It [...]
Vaterra RC has two 14th scale offerings in their new line-up, the first being the Kemora 4wd Rallycross RTR. The Kemora comes with everything you need to get going in the box, plus a 2.4 GHz Spektrum radio system and waterproof electronics. Some of it’s other features and specs include- * Tough 4WD chassis * 4-wheel independent suspension * Durable metal gear drivetrain * [...]
When the Vaterra RC line was announced certain BigSquidRC staffers were extra stoked to see they had on-road cars as well. One of their on-road cars is the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 V100-S, a very trick looking 10th scale 4wd car. Combine cool scale looks with 4wd and water-proofing and you should have a great bash machine for your local [...]
New from Duratrax today is their upgraded Evader EXT2.4. The Evader has been a great bash-mobile for years, and now it’s better than ever. Some of its features and specifications include- * Duratrax 2.4GHz signal security * Waterproof * 1 year Stress-Tech warranty * Powerful Photon Speed 2 motor supplies impressive acceleration and top end. * Compatible with 6-7 cell NiCd/NiMH and 2S LiPo batteries. * [...]
Companies like Schumacher and Mardave have made low cost 12th scale formula racing quite popular in Europe. Now HPI has jumped into the ring with their new TC12 on-road RTR. The new TC12 is on display at the Toy Fair in Germany, but not much information is available at this time. We will post more when we learn more, till [...]
Check out the latest radio from TACTIC. The new Tactic TTX850 is a 8 Channel Air and Heli system with a huge graphing LCD screen. Other details include Digital Trims, Dual Rates, 2.4GHZ, easy menu navigation. The highlight that caught our eye was they said it will be RC’s most affordable 8-Channel radio! There wasn’t a price listed yet though. [...]
The crew over at Dynamite RC have announced a new line of Lithium Polymer batteries called the Reaction series. This is an affordable line-up of Lipo’s with 20C to 30C discharge rates. Capacities range from 4000 to 5000 mah, and they are available in 2 and 3S cell counts. Hard cases are used to protect the cells and you can [...]
What’s the word Cubby? So here is my question that I am sure a lot of Father’s will ask. I have just recently (in the past two years) have gotten in R/C trucks. Mainly I bash and tear up the neighborhood. My son is getting older and I am hoping that this is how he [...]
The latest battery charger from the guys over at Dynamite is their huge Prophet Sport Quatro 4 x 100 watt AC/DC. This monster can charge 4 batteries at once, with a maximum charge rate of 8 amps per channel. Some of the other features and specifications include- * 100W charge power per output * Li-Po/Li-Fe & Ni-MH battery types * Charges 1-6S Li-Po, [...]
Last fall the popular ECX Torment SCT received some updates and now it looks like those updates are being applied to the rest of the ECX line-up. As you can see in the pictures, the Ruckus, Boost, and Circuit are sporting hot new looks and upgrades under the hood. Spektrum transmitters make sure the signal doesn’t get lost, waterproofing keeps [...]
The live show is now over, but you can catch the replay here on our Youtube page: We covered all sorts of stuff tonight, from the Nuremberg Toy Fair to the new Horizon Vaterra line, and everything in between. Thanks to everyone who showed up tonight and joined us in the live chat with your questions. See you [...]
The folks from ARRMA have finally announced the new brushless versions of their line of vehicles. We have been waiting on this for a while! Their new line has BLX attached to the name. So the ARRMA Granite BLX will be the brushless version. The new versions promise TONS of improvements over the previous models as well like waterproof ESCs [...]
Just a reminder that we’ll be doing our BigSquidRC Live show tonight at 9:30PM CST. Expect lots of talk on all the new products from the German Toy Fair, plus other surprises! HERE is the link to our previous BigSquidRC Live shows.
A very interesting new vehicle from Vaterra RC is their 8th scale Glamis Uno Single Seat Buggy. This is a scale looking, brushless powered RTR, that comes with everything you need to get going right in the box. Some of its other features and specifications include- * WaterProof Electronics * Viscous Torque Vectoring Differential * 4 Wheel Independent Suspension * Durable Extruded Aluminum Chassis * [...]
One of the most intriguing new products from Vaterra is their new 10th scale rock racer called the Twin Hammers RTR. The Twin Hammers doesn’t look like a crawler with tall gearing, it looks like a cross between a crawler and a full speed scale off-road buggy. Some of its features and specifications include- * Everything you need is included in [...]