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Vusion House Racer Review

Looking to get into FPV for cheap? Boy, have I got the quad for you! I’m talking a full ready-to-fly package, with goggles and all. This isn’t one of those deals where you’ll have to wait a month to get parts either. This quad is supported by your local hobby shops. Join me while I take a ride in the [...]

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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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Traxxas 8S X-Maxx Review

THE Traxxas 8S X-Maxx Review

First there was the Traxxas X-Maxx monster truck, then came the 8S Upgrade Kit, now there is the full RTR version of the Traxxas 8S X-Maxx. The newest version of the X-Maxx comes with a load of upgrades over the original, upgrades that are intended to make it faster, stronger, and an overall better bash machine. We’ve been running pack [...]

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Castle 1406 Sensored Brushless Motor Review

Castle 1406 Sensored Brushless Motor Review

Castle Creations made big news a few months ago when they announced their first ever line-up of sensored brushless motors. Sensored motors have long been the norm in racing, but have yet to catch on with the bashing crowd because of reliability and power issues. To find out if the new Castle motors are truly capable of withstanding the daily [...]

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Traxxas X-Maxx 8S Upgrade Kit

Product Spotlight – Traxxas X-Maxx 8S Upgrade Kit

While the Traxxas X-Maxx is a beast right out of the box, its power system doesn’t have the insane yank of something like the E-Revo on 6S. To give the X-Maxx more power, Traxxas has released a 8S Upgrade Kit. The upgrade kit comes with everything needed to allow your X-Maxx to handle 30+ volts worth of input power. What [...]

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Tekno MT410 Review

Tekno RC MT410 Monster Truck Review

Tekno RC, known best for their 1/8 racing rigs, has decided to make a big splash in the bashing market with the MT410 Monster Truck. The MT410 represents the first bash offering from Tekno and is marketed to be one of the toughest, best handling, monster trucks to ever hit the market. After weeks of bashing, thrashing, and jumping off [...]

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