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Bashers Basics — How to Paint A RC Body

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics. We all know that the process of painting your first RC body is always quite daunting, but don’t fear, Bashers Basics is here! In this tutorial I am going to just do a simple paint job, a solid metallic blue, which will look great on my hypothetical SLASH 4X4.    Firstly I select my [...]

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Elite Light Weight Clear Body for TLR 22 4.0 From Proline

Looking to step up your game with the TLR 22 4.0? Look no further than the Elite Light Weight Clear Body from Proline. Save some weight, and race in style with this brand new body with a low slung design and sweeping lines that are sure to turn some heads! Buy it at This Link. See more Losi news at This Link.

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Instagram Giveaway!

Want some sick BigSquid RC merchandise? Another BigSquid RC giveaway is happening now! Want to get in on the action? All you have to do is: 1. Follow BigSquid RC on Instagram, 2. Post a picture on Instagram with #bigsquidrcgiveaway in the caption In those two easy steps you will be entered in to win a Big Squid RC T-Shirt and stickers! (black, unless [...]

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HB Racing MFT Tool

Looking for a versatile new tool to add to your arsenal? The MFT from HB Racing is just what you are looking for! Able to securely hold 1/10 and 1/8 scale shock shafts without damaging them, it is also able to securely hold 1/8 scale shock bodies and caps, and additionally is able to make 1/10 and 1/8 scale tire [...]

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Bashers Basics — Weight Distribution

I have had quite a few newcomers to the hobby ask me this simple statement, but complex question; “how can I make my crawler perform better”. While there are a multitude of different ways that one can increase the performance and ability of their crawler, one of the easiest and most impactful change that someone can make to their crawler [...]

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ST Racing Aluminum Parts for Traxxas 4Tec 2.0

Are you stoked about having your brand new Traxxas 4Tec, but can’t stand breaking parts? No longer worry with aluminum upgrade parts for Traxxas 4Tec from ST Racing. Get their aluminum bell crank set to see an increase in steering power and precision, not to mention the new bling to make your car shine even more! Check out the rest of [...]

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Losi Tenacity SCT RTR 1/10 4WD Short Course Truck

Looking for a truck that delivers both unmatched performance and durability? Look no further than the Losi Tencacity SCT RTR 1/10 4WD Short Course Truck! With the Team Losi racing pedigree, combined with extreme durability and a modern, aggressive body style, the Losi Tenacity SCT brings a deadly combination of innovation and legacy to rule the track and the park! Buy [...]

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Big Squid RC Smash and Bash FAQ – Get The Answers Here

Have some questions about the Big Squid RC / Hobby Town St. Charles Bash that’s happening? Well we have the answers to your Frequently Asked Questions! As with anything, things can change, but at the moment, these answers are as accurate as we could get! Still have questions? Feel free to drop us an email or stop by the [...]

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Bashers Basics – Race Weekend

I know BigSquid RC is all about Bashing, but when a chance to go to a two day race event came up, I couldn’t resist. I will be taking you all along for the ride, from packing and prepping, to the driver stand, and beyond. We start the night before, as I pack up my tools and pit gear. We start [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Charging Station

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 [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Vehicle Transportation

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 [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Parts Organization

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 [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Edition 1 – The Table

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 [...]

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BigSquidRC Dirt Jumping Championships – Oct 16th

Mark your calender’s now for Sunday, October 16th. That is when BigSquidRC and the St Louis RC Freaks Club will put on the 2016 Dirt Jumping Championships presented by Castle Creations. This is an rc car long jump competition that takes place entirely on dirt. Competitors will have a 200 foot dirt run-up to a 6 foot tall dirt ramp, [...]

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Bashers Basics — Tires.

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 [...]

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