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Interesting story recently about Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions teaming up with on-road racer Dave Johnson. Apparently Nate is big into the RC world, but like most of us, is a long ways away from ‘Pro-Level’ racing, so he’s a team sponsor for Dave. Sadly, ABC News won’t let you cleanly embed video, so click here for the link [...]
While we are partial to MIP wrenches around the BSRC offices, Hudy is also known for their high quality tools. Recently they have announced several new tools including .050 & 5/64 Allen wrenchs, and a new 3mm A-arm reamer. Some of their features include- * Comfortable, lightweight, plastic handle * Hubs machined from aluminum for easy tip replacement * The handmade, CAD designed, [...]
The crew over at STRC/ST Racing Concepts have some trick new aluminum hop-ups for the Axial SCX10 & Wraith. First up are Heavy Duty “H” Chassis Braces for the SCX10. These are CNC machined out of aluminum and are used to strengthen the chassis, reducing twist on tough trails. The “H” brace is available in four different colors, has a part [...]
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you all gorged yourself on fixin’s and football like I did. If you’re out and about on Black Friday, best of luck to you. And please, remember to keep your head up and eyes sharp so you aren’t trampled by some lunatic who will stop at nothing to get $10 dollars off [...]
RC4WD has announced Warn Manual Locking Hubs to make your rig look more scale authentic than ever. These manual locking hubs are officially licensed by Warn and look just like their full scale counterparts. * Anodized finish * CNC machined from aluminum * 4mm threading to fit most axles * 2 piece design The part number is #Z-S0720, they have a street price of [...]
Looking for some hop-up deals for Black Friday? Check out this one from STRC! They are offering 20% off and FREE SHIPPING if you use the code turkey2013. Hit up This Link for their official website. For more STRC news on BigSquidRC, simply click Here.
“Hey Cubby, I need your advice on 4×4 Short Course trucks. I’ll initially bash but grow into racing and am currently looking at the SC10 4×4 Factory Team and the Losi SCTE 2.0. Obviously I don’t want to start a fan war between the two platforms, but can you give any advice on which way to go? Thanks, Matt M.” Cubby- Yo hey Matt, thanks [...]
THE Revell Dromida MT4.18 Monster Truck ReviewDromida is the new line-up of affordable 18th scale bash machines from Revell. We reviewed the Dromida SC4.18 last week, this week its time for the MT4.18 mini monster truck. The MT4.18 uses the same base platform as the other Dromidas, how does it differ? Is it better for bashing? Is it worth your [...]
Back in September LRP opened up a new facility in Southern California. Their long term distribution deal with Associated had ended so LRP America was formed. Here in America we are used to only seeing LRP electronic speed controllers, but they have a much more vast product line that includes cars, trucks and buggies. Now it sounds like us Yanks [...]
The VTS slipper clutch on certain Associated models is slightly taller than the previous unit, to accommodate the additional height RPM has new gear covers. Made from high quality plastic, the RPM gear covers provide plenty of clearance for the VTS slipper while maintaining their original low profile. The part numbers are #70262 for black, #70265 for blue, and [...]
Looking for something unique for that rc garage of yours? Here ya go, take a look at the new YRS Roadster from Yokomo. The YRS Roadster is a 12th scale 2wd RTR designed with big fun in mind. A 540 brushed motor is used to direct drive the rear wheels and it comes with a 2.4GHz radio system, Lipo battery, [...]
Getting burnt out on the electric scene and looking for a fun nitro buggy to bash with? If so, check out the new Hyper Cage Buggy from Ofna. The Hyper Cage buggy uses a big .28 nitro engine for power and keeps it real with a simple cage look. Some of its features and specifications include- * C-hub suspension * 17mm big [...]
The guys over at Gear Head RC have some new officially licensed BTR TT Beadlock Wheels for your rock crawler or scale machine. They come in the popular 2.2″ size, are machined from aluminum, and have nice scale detailing to really set your truck off. * Drive- 12mm hex * Size- 2.2″ * Weight- 5.6 oz * Width- 1.49″ * Made in the USA The [...]
8th scale buggies are common on the bashing scene, they are fast and they are tough, a perfect combo for serious bashing. The latest 8th scale buggy from Team Durango is the DEX408 V2. The Version 2 is updated to not only make the big Durango faster, but also even tougher. The V2 comes as a kit, which many people [...]
Pre-mounted tires are great for saving time and the aggravation of the whole gluing process. Now you can get Pro-Line Sling Shot 2.2″ paddle tires pre-mounted on black Desperado Wheels. The Sling Shots have 12 paddles and are ready to roost some serious sand on your Traxxas 1/16th Revo. The part number for the Sling Shot pre-mounts is #10101-10 and have [...]