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Graupner X-8E Review

Graupner X-8E Radio Review

Graupner has a long history in rc. They have been in the hobby forever and have built all sorts of cool products for both the surface and airplane crowds. Several months ago Graupner released the X-8E radio system. The X-8E is the highest-end radio from Graupner and is absolutely loaded with features, yet it sports a relatively low price point. [...]

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2017 BigSquidRC Long Jump Invitational

Event Coverage – BigSquidRC Long Jump Invitational

Last Saturday BigSquidRC hosted a Long Jump Invitational in Champaign Illinois. This has turned into an annual event where our Bash Crew get together and go for truly epic airtime. One of our staffers, Craig Nelson, builds the ramp, then we hit it as hard as we can to see just how far we can make an rc car fly. #gallery-7 [...]

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ECX Barrage Doomsday

ECX Barrage Doomsday Monster Truck!!!

New and hot from ECX is the Barrage Doomsday monster truck. The Doomsday sports a gnarly post apocalyptic look which is ready to take over your local bashing area. Labeled as 1/12th scale in size, the Doomsday rides on 1.9″ wheels and monster truck tires which ready to go anywhere you dare to venture. Here are some of its highlights- * [...]

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RC4WD 1/18th Gelande II D90 RTR Review

RC4WD 1/18th Gelande II D90 RTR Review

Introduced just over a year ago, the RC4WD 1/18th Gelande II D90 RTR has proven to be a favorite among people who drive mini scale crawlers. The smallest G2 is not only loaded with the scale detailing that today’s off-roaders demand, but also comes in an affordable, easy to drive, RTR platform that makes it easy for new hobbyists to [...]

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Monster Truck-A-Palooza – Pro-Line and Big Squid RC Event!

Looking for a RC event like no other? This will be the one! Pro-Line Racing and Big Squid RC are teaming up to bring you the first Monster Truck-A-Palooza at the Pro-Line Head Quarters in Banning California! How cool is that? The date is set for October 14th, 2017, so mark your calendars. As always at a Big Squid RC [...]

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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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