That’s right, the official Big Squid RC Bash date has been announced, and this year we are going to entertain a Swap Meet as well!
Have a bunch of RC stuff collecting dust in your garage or closet? Why not bring it with, set up a table and put a price tag on it! Maybe someone will trade that old buggy for the monster truck you have been wanting! You will need to BYOT (Bring your own table), and please try to limit your amount of items to one table full.
The bash will be held in the Orland Park Illinois Hobby Town. Registration starts at 10am, and events start at 11am!
As far as events at the bash, we will be running an Obstacle Course, RC Sumo, the ever popular Shopping Cart Slam plus a few more!
We have started to gather prizes for the event, so make sure to mark your calendars! August 3rd 2013 is going to be a blast!
We recommend being on a 2.4Ghz radio system, as these bashes tend to be a little chaotic. Also, the intended vehicles for this bash are Monster Trucks and Short Course Vehicles. We will allow some ‘other’ vehicles to participate, but there may be events your vehicle may not be able to join in. For example, if you want to enter your 1/5 scale ride in the Sumo, and there are no other 1/5th scales signed up.
Watch for more information and details as they get sorted out.
Questions? Leave them in the comments below!
Have you checked out the Big Squid RC Shop lately? We have updated it with the newest shirts, hats and stickers! The new character shirts are very limited because we recently did a few events where we sold a bunch of them! We have shirts in Large, X-Large and 3XL! We only have a couple 3XL’s so if you need a larger size, order soon.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Big Squid RC store, show your support and some style!
Since the beginning of Big Squid RC, we have always posted the occasional RC Boat News in our rc-boat tag, and we have also posted RC Plane News under our RC Plane tag. While 99% of our news is surface related, as bashers we tend to dabble in other things.
Most of us here own or have owned several boats, and most of us have also flown (read crashed) several planes. Only 3DBill can actually claim to be an rc pilot, and none of us are big into the boat scene, but we all enjoy hitting the waves, or flying on occasion. It is for that reason, we have decided to start bringing you a little more news in both of these areas.
Before you start sending the hate mail (address those to Cubby btw) we can promise that we are not forgetting that we are mainly about the monster trucks and cars. We will continue to be mainly truck and car and surface news, but don’t be surprised if you see a new boat story, or a possible plane or quad review.
We are bashers at heart, always have been, and always will be! Not like all those other ‘news sites’ who have been die hard racers for the last 20 years, and only in the last few that we have started kicking their butts and leaving them in the dust have they started using the word ‘basher’ on their sites. You know who we are talking about, and so do they. They aren’t fooling anyone. There is no ‘car’ or ‘truck’ or ‘drive’ in our name. We are BIG SQUID RC and we enjoy bashing in every form of RC we can get our hands on! Every bash or event we have ever done, there is usually some other form of RC present, and we think it’s time to talk about it all.
We aren’t changing who we are, or what we do, we are just bringing you more of it. Welcome to Big Squid RC 2013!
Have surface, air, or water news for us? Send it over!
Comments, questions, concerns? Drop an email to Brian (at thingy) BigSquidRC.com
Thank you for all of your Support! We look forward to another year of leading RC News.
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. It was so close, we had to go to the white board and list off the good and the bad to get a better idea of a clear winner. Even then there were people on both sides of the fence.
All that being said, we’d like to congratulate ARRMA RC on the ARRMA GRANITE as winning our BASH VEHICLE of the YEAR 2012! The Granite proved basically indestructible as you can check out in our Beat Down VIDEO, and it also won the 2WD Monster Truck Shootout, and Basher Approved Status! It’s at a great price point, and a awesome vehicle to get into the hobby with that will bring smiles to many backyard bashers.
Props to the runner up. In a VERY close second was the ECX Torment! The Torment has been a great go-to vehicle for the last year, but there were just a few more things keeping it from winning. It is also a great truck, and you can’t really go wrong with choosing one. There are a lot of companies that should take a look at the durability of this short course!
Other considerations were the Axial EXO and Atomik 1/18 Metal Mulisha Rally Car. Both great vehicles that saw a lot of use this year.
Congrats again to ARRMA RC and their awesome monster truck, the ARRMA GRANITE!
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 QR-1 Quad, AKA Enduro SC Tires, RPM Hop-Ups for the Losi Ten SCTE, Heli-Max 1SQ Quadcopter, Thunder Tiger TS4e, Durango DESC410R, Ares RC Ethos QX 75 Quad, Kyosho NeXXt Buggy, Dynamite SpeedPack 3S Lipo, Durango DEST210 RTR Truck, Helion RC Dominus 10TR Truggy, Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Chassis for the Traxxas Slash, RPM RC A-Arms for the Axial EXO, Atomik RC Metal Mulisha Rally Car, Hitec HS-7985 Servo, the Updated ECX Torment RTR SC Truck, Futaba 4PKS-R Transmitter, Duratrax Onyx 150 Lipo Charger, Dynamite Passport Ultra Duo Charger and more…
So if you are not all caught up on our latest reviews, head over to the Review Page and get reading.
Sadly, I believe we deleted a few, and there are several that showed up in our snail mail box that I’m afraid we are too lazy to scan in, but here is some holiday cheer from the RC industry that has been sent our way. Enjoy!
RC Industry Cards Gallery
Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!
From our family to all of yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone finds at least one RC related item under their tree, and gets in some bash time over their holiday break. If you aren’t sure about what to give someone for the holiday, consider something RC related. Think of the kids face, or your friends when you tell them they can finally stop asking to ‘borrow’ yours.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Here is a reminder that tonight the second edition of our BigSquidRC Live show starts at 9 PM CST. On tonight’s show we will be discussing some of the biggest rc news of the week, talking about your comments, announcing a new Basher Approved award, and then giving away a brand new Durango truck live on the broadcast. To join in the fun all you have to do is check out our post on the top of our front page at 9 PM tonight, see you then!
HERE is the link for last weeks show, and hit up THIS link to catch up with BigSquidRC on Google +.
If you want to see something you’ve never seen in the rc world before, tune in tonight at 10 pm CST to our front page.
Tonight is a big night for us and we hope you join us. Starting tonight at 9 pm CST, take a look at our front page, there you will find a new post revealing what we’ve got going on. Comments will be enabled allowing you to enter to win the new Team Durango we are giving away. At 10 pm the Show will begin and we’ll be giving away the new Durango live at the end (at roughly 10:20 pm)! There will be lots of rc bench racing and we will be announcing the latest product to make our Basher Approved list as well. See you all tonight!
Our final giveaway vehicle in the Dozen Mystery Vehicle Contest!! Thanks to everyone for all their entries, and their comments in the last round!
The official winner is Tom Frankito!! (tfrankity@). You have won a brand new ARRMA Granite!! Congrats! An email has been sent to get your information!
Don’t worry if you didn’t win! Even though the Mystery Vehicle Contest is officially over, we have a TON of contests coming up. I believe we have enough stuff that we will be having a contest EVERY WEEK for the rest of the year! So keep your eyes on the front page!
Thanks to ARRMA for our 12th and final giveaway vehicle! The Granite is a awesome bashing vehicle, and we thought it would be a great way to end the contest.
Need more ARRMA news? Click HERE!
This is it! Our last week of the Dozen Mystery Vehicles Contest!
I’d like to thank everyone that has participated in the past 11 weeks! The contests were fun, and a great way to help give back to the readers!
We gave away one new vehicle a week for 12 weeks! The vehicles may by nitro or electric and are from the following companies: ARRMA RC, Team Durango, Duratrax, and Thunder Tiger!
To enter, tell us something you like or don’t like about BSRC in the comments below. Tell us what you think we are doing right or wrong. (We’d prefer more right!) Or tell us something you want us to do more of. Or that we don’t do, that we should.. we can take it.. I think. I’ll get Cubby some Kleenex.
ALL entries must be in by 8pm cst. Monday November 5th. And we will announce a winner at 10pm CST. Don’t worry, the winner will still be random from all valid entries.
Because of shipping issues, this contest is limited to the continental United States Only. Sorry. Getting radio and other equipment overseas and across boarders lately just isn’t that easy any more, and costly.
Comments are turned on for this post, if you feel in the mood to chat it up.
Good luck, and have fun!
We have our 11th of 12 Winners in the Dozen Mystery Vehicle Contest!! This time around we asked you guys to get festive and give us something Halloween related. We had tons of entries, so thank you all for the effort and bringing smiles to our faces!
Again, this wasn’t a talent contest, so we randomly picked a winner from all valid entries. The official winner is Tom S.!! (studeracing69@). You have won a brand new ARRMA Mojave!! Congrats!
Only ONE more chance left for the Mystery Contests! If you didn’t win today, don’t worry! You still have a chance! Signups start again soon, so come back and enter! What crazy thing will we ask this week?
Thanks to ARRMA for our 11th giveaway vehicle! Need more ARRMA news? Click HERE!
Here are a few more entries we received. Thanks again to everyone who sent in a picture!
Pumpkin Entry Gallery