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THE Vaterra Halix 4wd Monster Truck Review

Vaterra Halix Review

Vaterra has made quite a name for itself in a short amount of time. The relatively new name from Horizon has been putting out solid performing vehicles that offer stellar scale appearance. Today we’ll be giving you the scoop on the Vaterra Halix (officially Hälix for those looking for the official name). The Halix has already made waves being one of the first two vehicles to roll out from under the Horizon banner sporting AVC/Active Vehicle Control, a system that uses electronics to help make the truck easier to drive. Is the Halix in the same league as a Traxxas Stampede 4×4? Is the AVC a help or a hindrance? Hit that “Read More” button to find out…

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THE RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Truck Kit w/ Mojave Body Review

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Review

RC4WD has flown under a lot of peoples radar. On the crawling/scaler scene they are very well known, but a whole lot of normal bashers have not even heard of them, let alone know what kind of product they put out, or even that they put out entire kits. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 4wd off-road truck. Where does it fit into the market place? Is it bash worthy? What’s the scoop? Click the “Read More” button to find out…

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THE Axial Deadbolt AX10 RTR Review

Axial AX10 Deadbolt Review

Axial has been kicking some major butt, their products are solid, their scale looks turn heads, and they have brought rc crawling (and scaling) from obscurity. Their latest release, the Deadbolt AX10, isn’t radically new from them, rather it’s a truck with smart updates with a cool looking off road body. We’ve been putting our test unit through its paces, click the “Read More” button to see if it stacks up to Axial’s reputation…

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THE Vaterra Swift Justice 2012 CHP Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from Horizon Hobby Review

Vaterra Swift Justice CHP Camaro Review

While Vaterra might be relatively new to the marketplace, they are certainly making a splash with their extremely scale looking rc cars. Their latest on-road machine, the 2012 CHP Camaro ZL1 is heavy on scale detailing at a moderate price point. Does the chassis drive well? Is the included brushed motor fast enough to have fun? Can you jump it off a roof and have it survive? Those questions and more will be answered by the end of our review. Click the famous “Read More” button to get the party started…

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THE ARRMA Granite BLX RTR Monster Truck Review

ARRMA Granite Brushless Review

The brushed version of the ARRMA Granite was a big hit among the bashing crowd, it was tough as nails, it drove well, and it was affordable. ARRMA has upped the ante with the new Granite BLX. The BLX comes with big brushless power and is fully waterproof. Does the Granite BLX live up to the rep of the former brushed version? Click the “Read More” button to find out…

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THE Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Truck Kit Review

Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Truck Kit Review

After 30 long years the crew over at Pro-Line decided to try their hand at the full on kit game. The PRO-2 Kit is the culmination of a series of hop-up parts that ended up turning into an entire 2wd short course truck. Is the PRO-2 a racer or a basher? Is it just a bunch of parts thrown together or does it stand alone as a separate truck? Was it worth the 30 year wait? We’ve been driving the tar out of the PRO-2 attempting to learn every upside and downside it possesses, how does it stack up? Click the “Read More” and find out, and check out the video!

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LaTrax Rally Review

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When the LaTrax 1/18 Rally was announced by Traxxas, it caught everyone by surprise. Traxxas was about due for a new vehicle, but this was not what we were expecting. So is it what people want? Will it keep the hungry Traxxas fans satisfied? It’s not the direction we were expecting, but is the right direction? Keep Reading to find out…

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THE Futaba 4PLS (4PL Super) S-FHSS Telemetry Radio Review

Futaba 4PLS 4PL Super Review

The venerable Futaba 4PL was perhaps the best radio system ever made for the bashing market. Well it’s deceased now, replaced by a newer model, the 4PLS (Super). Does the 4PLS live up to the high expectations? Being Futaba’s first surface radio with telemetry, did they get it right? Can it take an epic beating? Click the “Read More” button to find out… (And see the Durability Testing Video)

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Rally Car Shootout Pavement Driving 5

Finally!! Our RC Rally Car Shootout is finished and ready for you to check out! So many companies released a rally vehicle in such a sort time frame, it seemed like this was a shootout we HAD to do! It took a while, and there was a TON of testing and review work done to get the winner! Who am I kidding, you aren’t even reading this and probably already clicked to the shootout… LOL

Click here for the Big Squid RC Rally Car Shootout!

THE ProTek 7.4v 2S 100C 7000 mah Lipo Battery Review

ProTek 7.4v 2S 100C 7000 mah Lipo Battery

A few weeks ago we tested the ProTek 2S 5600 Lipo pack, today we are taking a look at its big, bad brother, the 2S 100C 7000. The ProTek 7000 comes in a sleek ROAR legal hard case, and comes with a premium price tag. Is it worth the cash? Is it a “dyno king”? Is it just a run of the mill Lipo or is it something special? Click the “Read More” button and let’s find out…

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Heli-Max Axe 100 SSL Brushless Helicopter Review

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When we saw the original press release for the Heli-Max Axe 100 SSL, we were sort of blown away by what they were claiming, and what you could get for the price. When it comes to heli’s, we haven’t really done much in the way of reviews except for some ‘dual blade’ stuff, but the specs on the Axe 100 SSL really made us take notice. Would it be as cool as it sounds? Can it really do decent 3D flying for that price? Keep reading to find out..

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hobbytown_bash_2013

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!

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Aww yea! It’s time for your chance to win one of the coolest bodies recently released, the Pro-Line Rat Rod! Everyone has been talking about this one since it was released, and now it’s time to take one home. You also get Pro-Line rims, and wheels to complete your conversion as well as a Pro-Line T-shirt and hat!

So how do you enter? Easy! Send us a picture of your 1/16th scale Traxxas E-Revo (That’s the vehicle this body fits) and you are entered to win! We will randomly choose a winner from all valid entries.

Pictures should be sent to pics@ (bigsquidrc dot com)

Pictures must be received by May 18th, 2013 Midnight cst. Please no pictures just taken from the web and sent in, we want to make sure the winner can actually use this stuff! Last time we did a similar contest, someone sent in a picture from OUR own site with the Big Squid logo attached.. I know we are not the brightest folks around here but.. seriously.

Special thanks to our the awesome people at Pro-Line for hooking us up! Check out their site for more awesome bodies, wheels and hop-ups!

Need more Pro-Line news? Get it at THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.