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Charging RC batteries is probably one of the most dangerous part of the whole hobby (we aren’t renowned for being daredevils), but there is a way to do it right, and a way to do it wrong, not sure if you are safe? Never fear, Bashers Basics is here! There are 3 steps to take to diagnose your battery charging situation [...]
Man you are really enjoying this RC thing! However, it sure is a real pain to drag your whole setup of the truck (maybe two) controller, batteries, tool set, and a whole plethora of different spare parts and extra odds and ends! Whether you are going on a trek with your trail truck, or just going for a good old [...]
So you are starting to get really into this RC thing huh? Well no doubt that by now you have had a few parts breakages, and everyone knows the hopeful call to the local hobby shop to see if the part you need so desperately is in stock. If it is, rejoice that you will be back and running in [...]
Looking to get some more scale feel and performance out of your new SCX10.2? Look no further than the new 2 speed transmission conversion kit from SSD Racing! At $55, it is a cost effective way to tide you over until Axial Racing comes out with one of their own! All you need is your own shifting servo and you are ready [...]
Welcome to Bashers Basics’ “The Bench” series. We will be going over ways to construct, arrange, and improve your rc workspace! In this, the first post, we will be talking about the table. As one of the most crucial and yet basic parts of your rc workspace, you want to make sure that you are in a quiet, low traffic area so [...]
Looking for some new scale realism? Or wanting that wheel that finishes off your latest build just right? Check out SSD’s latest offering in the form of the Assassin Beadlock wheel. With killer looks and a great price point of $50, its a great way to up the performance and scale point average of any rig! Check out more SSD news at [...]
With the SCX10.2 as the hot new scale truck right now, SSD has dished out its share of performance upgrades for the truck. With a new HD Steel and Titanium Link Kit ($40), and HD Diff Cover ($20), it is a soft blow to your wallet for such quality upgrades! These upgrades are a great way to get even more performance and scale [...]
Were you thinking of grabbing that latest Castle Creation product? Well this is the time to do it! Castle Creations is doing an Election Day sale, with $20 off $100, $50 off $200, $85 off $300, and $175 off $600! A great deal for anyone looking for a new set of electronics! Looking for more Castle news? Find it Right Here [...]
Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! In this post, we will look at batteries, and what you need to know before upgrading. I fondly remember the days where I rocked that 7 cell Nimh battery, trying to extract every last ounce of power out of my “rtr” battery. Hard core guys will say that is nothing, and tell you [...]
We all want our trucks too look as close to the real thing as possible, but it usually takes a significant pile of dough before people will be doing double takes on your face book pictures. Bashers Basics is to the rescue however, with a tip on the cheap!The easiest way to add scale realism to your rig is paint the [...]
Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! If you have already read the first post, you will know what you are trying to pursue, for those who didn’t, I’ll make it clear, traction. Grip. What converts the rotation of your motor into lateral speed. If you have seen any of the cool slow-motion bashing videos littered around YouTube, you have [...]
Readers Alert! A new Instagram giveaway is live now on the Big Squid RC Instagram! Have you checked us out over there yet? Are you a Instagram junkie? Want to win some cool stuff? This one is going to be simple, just a few steps and you are entered! Follow us on Instagram Repost the giveaway post Include #bigsquidrcgiveaway in [...]
On road racers be warned! Team Associated has just announced its new TC 7.1 FT kit! An evolution too the TC 7.0, it has a narrower chassis, lower center of gravity, a new one piece motor mount, and many more new features that will shave off those pesky little seconds off your lap time! Check out all the details at this [...]
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Welcome to Bashers Basics, and today’s quick tip, how to mesh your spur gear. This can be one tricky task for beginners who don’t do it right, but there are 2 main things that make the difference between a fun run, and another trip to your local hobby shop. Firstly, make sure that your motor mount screws are secured in as [...]