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Archive for February, 2013

Pro-Line Pro-Cap 17mm Wheel Nuts
Have you ever noticed the wheel nuts for your 8th scale buggy tend to “go missing” a lot at the track? They either go flying off your wheel at 30,000 rpm down the main straight (never to be found again) or one of your racing buddies like to “permanently borrow” them.

Pro-Line has some good news for you, they have just announced some very trick new Pro-Cap 17mm Wheel Nuts. The new Pro-Caps come with serrations to dig into the wheel and prevent them from coming loose. To make the look as good as they perform Pro-Line anodized the Pro-Caps blue and laser etched their logo on top.

Part number for the Pro-Caps is #6090-00 and they have a street price of $20 for a set of four. Click on over to the Pro-Line Website for more information.

Interested in more Pro-Line news? Check out THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.


It’s awesome to see Pro-Line coming out with some new original bodies! Their latest is the Desert Militia for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo. Similar to their Rat Rod body, the Desert Militia body is going to have people dusting off their 1/16th scales and show them off with a whole new look! I can’t wait to see the hardcore scale guys throwing real light bars on the roof!

You can get more details at the official Pro-Line Website.

There is always more Pro-Line News right HERE on BigSquidRC.


Pro-Line caused a serious stir among the rc community earlier in the week when they teased a picture of their upcoming Rat Rod body for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo. It was cool to see Pro-Line take a small step from their normal stuff and put out such a cool scale looking body. Painting the tires to look like white walls is a great, quick and easy step to really bringing the whole look together. We are looking forward to getting our hands on this body, and also have our fingers crossed that Pro-Line produces a similar body in other scales!

Check out the video with a slightly different look to it:

You can get more details at the official Pro-Line Website.

We have tons more Pro-Line News right HERE on BigSquidRC.

Welcome to tonight’s show! We go live around 9pm CST, so if you are not seeing a video below, that means we have not started yet, hang tight, it will be starting soon.

As soon as the show is over, you can catch the replay right here, or over our YouTube Channel.

Tonight we will be discussing all sorts of the latest RC news, taking questions LIVE from our viewers in the chat box below, as well as talking about the new Pro-Line bodies that everyone has been drooling over.

As always, thanks to Duratrax for beign this evening’s sponsor!

Thunder Tiger Promo'sThunder Tiger have just announced two new special deals, one for boats and one for their helicopters.

When you buy qualifying Thunder Tiger boats through the end of April, you can get merchandise certificates ranging from $10 to $30. The boats included in this promo are the Victoria Yacht, Naulantia 1M Yacht, ETNZ 1M Yacht, Volans Trimaran Yacht, and the Neptune Static Diving Submarine.

thunder_tiger_mini_titanOn the helicopter side of the promo you can get a free Lipo battery with the purchase of a qualifying Mini Titan. The free battery is a 3S 11.1 volt 2200 mah pack, normally a $29 value. The helis included in this promo are the kit and ARF versions of the Mini Titan E325V2, plus the Mini Titan E325S. This promo also runs through the end of April.

To get more information on these promo’s simply click over to the official Thunder Tiger America Website.

For more Thunder Tiger news check out THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.

BigSquidRC LIVE Google+ Show
Our weekly live rc show goes off again tonight at 9PM CST and we invite you to join us for some light hearted rc bench racing. We’ll be talking about some of the latest product releases, plus we’ll be taking your questions directly from our live chat window. All you have to do is visit the top of our front page to view the craziness. Super easy and super fun, we hope you will join us tonight for a half hour of rc smack talk.

To view previous BigSquidRC LIVE shows hit up THIS link.

duratrax 835b temp gauge promo
Duratrax has a new offer where you get a Free FlashPoint Temp Gauge when you buy a new 835B Nitro RTR buggy. The Duratrax FlashPoint temp gauge is a $24 value and is a great aid in tuning any nitro engine. It can also come in quite handy for monitoring the temps on your brushless motor too.

dtxp3100The free temp gauge offer runs through the end of April. Hit up the Duratrax Website for more information.

Looking for more Duratrax news? Check out THIS link.

Motorama_2013_32 Motorama_2013_07

The yearly Motorama show in Harrisburg, PA. seems to keep growing and growing. This year was no exception, as the location seemed to be packed to capacity! There was a lot of great RC action from racing to flying, and there was also plenty of non-rc related stuff to keep everyone happy! From the car shows, and atv racing, to models, and rc sales. There is a little something for everyone at this show.

Our awesome photographer Joe C. provided us with all the shots this year. Make sure to hit READ MORE because there are a ton of great shots you don’t want to miss.

Want to see pictures from previous Motorama shows? click here.

Keep reading for tons more great pictures from the show!

Hobbico just posted a great video covering highlights from the eFest 2013 show. If you watch closely, you will even see a small cameo by yours truly.

Click this link for all of the Big Squid RC eFest News.

JConcepts Hazard Wheel Dish
If you are a racer and like the dish wheel look, the new Hazard Wheel Dishes from JConcepts just might be up your alley. While getting away from scale appearance is a bad thing for the hobby, some racers prefer the dish look. The new wheel dishes from JConcepts pop right on their Hazard series rims. Retail price is $6 for a set of four and you can get more information on the JConcepts Website.

Looking for more short course truck news? Check out THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.

THE TrakPower DPS 12 Volt 25 Amp Power Supply Review

TrakPower DPS 25 Amp Power Supply Review

If you are into the rc hobby to stay there are a few items that you use all the time where spending the extra money on a high end item is worth it. For example, a good transmitter will last for years and be worth every extra penny. On that same note, if you are a serious hobbyist you need a good 12 volt power supply. A good power supply is well worth the extra cash as the years pass by.

When TrakPower introduced their new VR-1 Battery Charger they also introduced a mating power supply called the DPS 12v 25 amp. When we reviewed the VR-1 the DPS worked as a perfect mate for it, since then we’ve been running the tar out of it on a variety of other battery chargers to see how it stacks up. Let’s get on to the review shall we?


JConcepts Finnisher Body for the T4.2
The latest body from JConcepts is one of their Finnisher cab forward bodies for the Associated T4.2 stadium truck. The Finnisher is designed for performance and has various air escape passages to help eliminate the dreaded “parachute effect” when driving on windy days. Some of its other features include-

* Original JConcepts Finnisher design
* Blended wing and body design
* Includes additional separate gurney spoiler with mounting hardware
* Clear polycarbonate with protective film
* Window masks and Finnisher decal sheet
* Part #0252

The JConcepts T4.2 Finnisher has a retail price of $30 and you can get more information on their official Website.

Interested in more JConcepts news? Hit THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.

 IFT™ Evolve 300 CX Crash Avoidance Helicopter
The crew over at Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT) have just introduced their new helicopter, the Evolve 300 CX. What makes the 300 CX so cool is its Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT), meaning it uses ultrasonic sensors to keep from smashing into walls, furniture, or basically any other large object. If you are flying full speed towards a wall it will stop itself and not hit it. How cool is that? Some of the Evolve 300 CX’s primary features and specifications include-

* Length: 18.3 in (465mm)
* Height: 10.4 in (265mm)
* Main Rotor Diameter: 18.0 in (460mm)
* Weight with Battery: 16.0 oz (455g)
* Main Motor: 370 (2 installed)
* Battery: 800mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo (included with RTF, required for RFR)
* Charger: 3S 11.1V LiPo DC balancing and AC adapter (included with RTF, required for RFR)
* Transmitter: 5-channel 2.4GHz (included with RTF, required for RFR)
* On-Board Electronics: Receiver (installed in RTF, required for RFR), 3-in-1 control unit with 2 ESCs/mixer/gyro, Collision Avoidance Technology module and sensors (installed in RTF and RFR)
* Part #IFLH1300 (RTF) and #IFLH1302 (RFR- ready for receiver)

The IFT Evolve 300 CX should be available any day now from your local HobbyTown USA dealer with a street price of $220 for the RTF and $150 for the RFR. For more information hit up the official IFT Website.

Looking for more air news? Check out THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.