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ARRMA Raider XL BLX Review

THE ARRMA 1/8 Raider XL BLX Brushless RTR Review

Bigger is always better, right? In the bashing world that is generally true, the bigger the beast, the better the basher. We’ve been testing (read- abusing) the new ARRMA Raider XL BLX for weeks now. The XL version of the Raider is significantly larger than the original buggy but is it a better basher? How durable is it? Does its [...]

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Tamiya Toyota FJ Cruiser CR01

Limited Edition Tamiya Toyota FJ Cruiser with CR01 Chas…

For the rock crawling crowd, Tamiya has announced a limited edition version of a Toyota FJ Cruiser that will come on their CR01 chassis. Their CR01 is a 4wd platform that comes with 4 link suspension and gear diffs that are lockable by simply turning a screw. Some of the other features of the FJ CR01 include- * Comes as a [...]

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Sense Innovations ESS-One Sound Module Review

Sense Innovations ESS One Engine Sound System Review

In an rc world that now revolves around scale realism, it is not just about how scale your wheels are, or just the accuracy of your windshield wipers, it is about the all around package, even the sound coming out of your truck. To be truly scale realistic, your ride has to have it all, from the scale wheel nuts [...]

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HPI Baja 5R Ford Mustang

HPI 1/5th Baja 5R 1970 Ford Mustang

Yes that’s right, HPI Racing has just announced their first on-road 1/5th scale. Being shown at the 2015 Nuremburg Toy Fair is HPI’s Baja 5R Ford Mustang. The Baja 5R uses a completely revised chassis but shares the transmission from the 5B. A 23cc gasoline engine provides the power and the car will initially be sold in RTR form. The [...]

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ECX 4WD Brushless Ruckus AVC

4WD ECX Ruckus and Circuit Get Brushless Power & AVC

ECX has given the 4WD Ruckus and 4WD Circuit two very important upgrades- Brushless Power and AVC stability control. Both trucks receive 4 pole Dynamite 3300kV brushless motors and Dynamite 8.4V 3300mAh NiMH batteries for power. Waterproof electronics come standard and both trucks are equipped with Spektrum DX2E radio systems. The Brushless 4wd Circuit has a part number of #ECX03017, the [...]

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Thunder Tiger K-ROCK MT4 G5 Monster Truck

The G3 line of bashers have become quite legendary, that’s why our ears perked up when Thunder Tiger announced their new K-Rock MT4 G5. The G5 is a big nasty 1/8 scale monster truck that comes stock with an On-Board Sound System. Of course brushless power is under the hood provided by a 2000kV motor and BLC-150C ESC. A Cougar [...]

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Losi Gasoline EIGHT Buggy

Losi Gasoline Powers the 8IGHT Buggy and 8IGHT-T Truggy

New from Losi are Gasoline Powered versions of their 1/8th scale 8IGHT-T truggy and 8IGHT buggy. Both models come with a powerful Dynamite 5.1cc gasoline and AVC stability control. To make starting even easier, a Losi starter box comes with both units. A Spektrum 2.4GHz radio is supplied, while waterproof electronics are great for the bashing crowd. The part number for [...]

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How to Dye Plastic Parts with Rit

Rit Dye is a super cheap option to customize your vehicle without the need for paint or custom parts that cost big $$. You can usually find Rit in the laundry aisle of your local supermarket. The powder (like I’m using here) is around 90 cents. The liquid stuff costs around $2-$3 a pop. Any light colored plastic part will usually [...]

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Losi XXX-SCT Brushless Review

Losi XXX-SCT Brushless RTR with AVC Review

Short course trucks are still hot for good reason, they have great scale looks and typically make solid bashers. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the latest short course truck from Losi, the XXX-SCT Brushless RTR with AVC. Is it fast? How much bashing can it take before breaking? Does it handle well? It is worth your hard [...]

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ARRMA Senton 6S 4WD Short Course RTR

We just got the first details on the new ARRMA RC Senton Short Course Truck. The Senton is 4WD, with a brushless system that can handle up to a 6S LiPo. Some specs: Length: 22″ (560mm) Width: 11.6″ (295mm) Height: 7.67″ (195mm) Wheelbase: 12.5-12.67″ (318-322mm) Weight: 127oz (3.6kg) Chassis: Aluminum, with side impact bumpers Drive: Four wheel with CVD driveshafts Radio: 2.4GHz Steering Servo: ADS-15M metal geared with 208 [...]

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Big Squid RC 2014 Bash Vehicle of the YEAR!

A HUGE Congratulations to PRO-LINE Racing crew as we have picked the PRO-LINE PRO-MT as the 2014 BASH VEHICLE OF THE YEAR! We did more vehicle reviews in 2014 than ever before, and there were a handful of standouts that we narrowed down as possible winners. This decision was a tough one because this is the first vehicle to win [...]

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Review – Axial Wraith Spawn RTR Rock Racer

When the original Wraith was released a few years ago there was nothing else like it on the market. It combined size, speed and scale appeal into a package that instantly made it a hit. Fast forward to late 2014 and the platform has been updated with the release of the Axial Wraith Spawn. The scale 4×4 genre is now [...]

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Axial Yeti XL

Unveil – Axial Yeti XL

Hey look what the BigSquidRC Crew just unveiled at iHobby 2014, the brand new Yeti XL from Axial! The Yeti XL is a huge 4wd 1/8th scale off-roader that features scale looks and ridiculous power. Get your Pre-order in now! Click Here to get one of the first! Enjoy the unveiling pictures and look for our full review to [...]

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Pro-Line Pro-MT Monster Truck

iHobby Unveil – Pro-Line Pro-MT 2wd Monster Truck

The BigSquidRC Bash Crew just got done with our first big unveil of iHobby 2014, the Pro-Line Pro-MT 2wd monster truck. We had a nice crowd gathered around our booth who could not wait to see it before anyone else on the planet. What is the scoop on the Pro-MT? Based off the impressive Pro-Line PRO-2 chassis, this 1/10th scale 2wd [...]

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ARRMA Mega Granite Review

ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review

Being a two time champion of our coveted Bash Vehicle of the Year, the ARRMA Granite packs some serious street cred with the bashing crowd. For 2014 ARRMA announced a new more affordable line-up, the Mega Series, that was designed to give good performance at a reasonable price. To make the price drop happen on the Mega Series, certain goodies [...]

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