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ARRMA Outcast Review

ARRMA Outcast 6S Stunt Truck Review

What is bashing? Well, it is different things to different people. Some people consider bashing to be simply driving around in the backyard. Others, people like us, like to get more extreme by catching enormous airtime and popping block long wheelies. For the more hardcore crowd, ARRMA released the Outcast 6S BLX Stunt Truck. The Outcast was specifically designed to [...]

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Riot 250r Pro Review

Intro: Hold onto your britches, ladies and gentleman, while I rip through the sky in a blaze of RGB lighted awesomeness. If you haven’t heard of the Riot before, then prepare to be impressed. From: Thrust UAV Direct Link: Riot 250r Pro Review By: Andrew Schaefer Photos By: Andrew Schaefer, Marissa Schaefer Specs: RTF, BNF, ARF, or Kit: ARF Age: 14+ Receiver Compatibility: PPM, SBUS, or DSMX Camera or FPV: FPV Runcam swift [...]

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Spektrum DX6R Review

Spektrum DX6R Radio Review

While the BigSquidRC Bash Crew doesn’t make a point of reviewing all the latest “racer” oriented gear, we do make a point out of reviewing higher-end products when possible. It is true that most bashers use products at the lower end of the price range, yet there are still plenty of them that have no problem cutting the check for [...]

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RC4WD TRAIL FINDER 2 LWB RTR W/MOJAVE II Review

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Mojave II RTR Review

Scale crawling gets bigger every day. What was once a small niche, is suddenly the hottest product segment in rc. And while hardcore scalers demand a kit to alter and modify as they build, a lot of the new people entering the scale movement come from the ready to run world, or simply don’t have the time to build a [...]

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Traxxas TRX-4 Review

Traxxas TRX-4 Scale & Trail Crawler Review

We don’t have to tell you guys just how rapidly the scale movement has taken off. In just a few years scale crawling has gone from obscurity to the point where nearly everyone has at least one crawler in their garage. A couple of months ago Traxxas decided to jump into the scene with their TRX-4 Scale & Trail Crawler, [...]

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Big Squid Bash Event at St. Charles Hobby Town

Hello Bashers! It’s finally happening! Our first bash event of the year. We are going to try for 2 events this year, with the first being in St. Charles, the second in Joliet later in the fall. Along with our friends at the St. Charles IL. Hobby Town, we are doing another Spring Bash and Smash event! Registration starts at [...]

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Kit Review

It’s been a while since our original TF2 review, but this time we are checking out the Trail Finder 2 LWB Kit from RC4WD. If you have been itching for a new kit to build (And lets face it, not too many companies making true kits anymore) you should consider the latest one from RC4WD. How was the build? Hows [...]

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Traxxas TRX-4 Land Rover Defender

Details!!! Traxxas TRX-4 Land Rover Defender

Here ya go folks, a lot of you have been waiting for more details on the all new Traxxas TRX-4 Land Rover Defender, so here ya go. First off, the Traxxas will be street priced at $479. Along with that price point the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler brings a LOT to the plate- * Starts shipping in Mid-May * Cruise control [...]

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Traxxas Ford GT Review

THE Traxxas Ford GT Review

Traxxas made huge news in early February when they announced the Ford GT. At a time when on-road had been in decline for years, Traxxas rolled the dice with a hot looking Ford GT body and an all new 4-Tec 2.0 chassis underneath. Can the Ford GT breathe some much needed life back into the on-road scene? How well does [...]

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Traxxas TRX-4 Rock Crawler

Teaser – Traxxas TRX-4 Scale And Trail Crawler

Just released by Traxxas is a series of promotional photographs for their upcoming TRX-4 Land Rover Defender scale rock crawler. The new Traxxas crawler didn’t have a name up to this point, but for now it appears it will use the TRX-4 moniker. The TRX-4 has created a ton of buzz in the scale crawling community. Portal style axles, an [...]

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Enter to Win a ARRMA NERO BIG ROCK!

Congratulations again to HOBBICO and ARRMA RC! The ARRMA NERO BIG ROCK was the 2017 March Bash-ness Champion, and as tradition would have it, with the help of our friends at HOBBICO we are giving one away!! That’s right, you have the chance to win a new truck! Get your entries for the raffle below! We will also be giving [...]

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March Bash-ness 2017 Champion – ARRMA NERO BIG ROCK

It wouldn’t be March Bash-ness without a few upsets and controversies, but in the end we have a winner! The ARRMA NERO BIG ROCK has been voted the March Bash-ness 2017 Champion! Congratulations to ARRMA and the Hobbico team! A few of the Big Squid RC crew had the ARRMA NERO going to the finals in their brackets, it’s a [...]

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Losi Desert Buggy XL-E

Losi 1/5 Desert Buggy XL-E

Here ya go 1/5th scale fanatics, the Losi Desert Buggy XL-E has been announced. The XL-E is a massive RTR brushless 1/5th scaled buggy that should do a good job of dominating your local bash spot. Loaded with scale detailing, the beast comes with officially licensed Maxxis tires and an LED light bar for night driving. Here are some of [...]

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Review – 1/12 ECX Barrage RTR

ECX is a brand name that bashers are very familiar with thanks to their reputation for putting out tough vehicles at low price points. They are now looking to make a splash in the scale crawler market with their RTR 1/12 Barrage from Horizon Hobby. In a time where small scale crawlers are red hot, the Barrage is something of an in-between [...]

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The Traxxas Aton Review

Intro: The Traxxas Aton, made by bashers, for bashers. I know what you’re thinking- Traxxas made a drone besides the Alias? Why yes they did. Come join me while I break it down and build it back up again, just like any good basher would do. From: Traxxas Direct Link: Traxxas Aton Review By: Andrew Schaefer Photos By: Andrew Schaefer Specs: RTF, BNF, ARF, or Kit: RTF Age: 14+ Battery: 11.1v 3000Mah [...]

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