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Castle Mamba XL X Brushless Review

Castle Mamba XL X Brushless System Review

With 2016 being dubbed “The Year of Large Scale”, there are a large number of consumers looking for 1/5th scale power systems. Whether it be for an electric converted HPI Baja 5B, or the new Traxxas X-Maxx, big power systems are in demand. A few months ago Castle Creations announced their new Mamba XL X brushless power system. The new [...]

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Big Squid RC Bash Event

It’s Bash Time! This is the official announcement for the Big Squid RC Spring Bash and Smash 2016! Once again we will be at the awesome Leisure Hours Raceway rain or shine. Everyone always expects us to have a big raffle prize, and you can’t get much bigger than a Traxxas X-MAXX right? Last year we raised a bunch [...]

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Losi Ten-MT Monster Truck

Losi TEN-MT 4WD Monster Truck With AVC

Big news for all you hardcore bashers out there, Losi has formally announced the Ten-MT Monster Truck!. Based on the legendary 1/10th scale Losi Ten platform, the MT version brings even more fun to the plate with its large monster truck style tires, big brushless power, and AVC stability control system. * 50+ mph speeds * Shaft driven 4wd * 3S ready power [...]

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Review – RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR

When it comes to uber-scale, RC4WD is known as the leader in the hobby. They recently updated a vehicle that in many ways is their flagship rig; the Trail Finder 2. Can this leaf spring equipped ‘Yota take a beating? Let’s find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Trail Finder 2 RTR Unboxing Pictures: BSRC RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR Unboxing Review By: Doug Welker Pictures By: [...]

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Impulse RC Alien 5″ FPV Quad – Build & In-Depth Review

If you do a quick Google search for “FPV racing drone”, you will almost certainly be instantly overwhelmed with potential choices. As FPV racing and drones in general explode in popularity, there are new products hitting the market every second. When I set out to build my first high-end FPV racing/freestyle quadcopter, and I mean REALLY build it from the [...]

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Review – Pro-Line Brawler Monster Truck Wheels

Not since Tamiya was duking it out with Kyosho during the late 80’s/early 90’s have solid axle monster trucks ever been as popular as they are now. Slowly but surely the aftermarket has started to come around and unlike years past, it’s now relatively easy for the average hobbyist to get one together. However, for the longest time a good wheel has [...]

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Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Kit

Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Kit Re-Release

It seems like everyone got ramped up after seeing the teaser shots, now here it is in all of its glory, the re-release of the Kyosho Optima 4wd Buggy. For those of you that were in the hobby back in the mid 80s, the Optima was easily one of the coolest buggies that money could buy. For those of you [...]

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HPI Venture FJ Body Off Picture

More Pictures Of Hot New HPI FJ Venture

Hey look, we finally get to post an under body picture of the new HPI FJ Venture! The Venture FJ has some nice attention to detail under its hood with a metal frame and hidden servo design. We will be posting full details soon, until then study these pictures closely as HPI looks to have a serious contender in the [...]

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Maverick iON RX Review

Maverick iON RX Rally Car Review

In case you have not heard, there is a new line of cars called Maverick RC that are about to invade U.S. shores. Maverick RC was launched in Europe by HPI Racing about 7 years ago where they built a reputation for having some pretty solid bash vehicles. Recently we had the opportunity to lay our dirt stained hands on [...]

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Big Squid RC 2015 Bash Vehicle of the Year!

First we would like to congratulate Losi and Horizon Hobby on their win with the Mini WRC 1/5th Scale for Vehicle of the Year 2015! We believe 2015 was a turning point for large scale vehicles, and as the popularity grew there were only a handful of vehicles in this class worth driving. The Losi Mini WRC proved to be [...]

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Traxxas X-Maxx Review

Traxxas X-Maxx Monster Truck Review

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’ve certainly heard about the latest and greatest from Traxxas, the giant X-Maxx. The X-Maxx is bigger than any monster truck that Traxxas has ever put out before, plus it comes with features that no other truck can boast about like self-righting. Is the X-Maxx the next big thing to take over the bashing [...]

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Venture FJ From HPI Racing with Video

The emails have been pouring in over the last few days with people guessing who was behind the Venture FJ vehicle, and I have to say it was entertaining. I believe only one person actually guessed HPI. Venture is a new platform, designed from the ground up from HPI Racing. The Venture platform is in the final stages of R&D [...]

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Dean Tech D9 Bulldog review from ThebuildRC.com

Hey gang, Evol here with another drift rig review and I’m pretty excited to get to test out what I consider to be one of the most unique things I’ve seen hit the RC industry in a long time. You’ve seen the D9 Bulldog pop up in BigSquids feed a few times before with a lot of “that looks neat” [...]

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Axial Yeti Trophy Truck Review

Axial Yeti SCORE Trophy Truck Review

Axial Racing once again set off to set the world on fire with their new Yeti SCORE Trophy Truck. Using the proven Yeti platform of 4wd featuring a solid rear axle, the Trophy Truck was designed to bring true scale realism to the 1/10th truck market. Did they hit the mark? Is it a good basher? Can it take a [...]

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Drift Itch – what makes a drifter a drifter?

So by now you guys know that I love RC Drift. I get all loopy and excited when I see shifts in the segment or innovations in the established platforms. It’s easy to forget when you’re so wrapped up in something that some people are still on the outside looking in wondering what it is that us drifters are all [...]

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