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Spektrum AVC Traxxas Slash VXL

How To - Installing AVC Stability Control in a 2wd Traxxas S…

Here at BigSquidRC we get asked lots of questions, but lately we have been hearing the questions, “Does stability control really work?” and “How do you even install it?” all the time. With so much interest being shown, we figured it was time to bust out a post on how to install an electronic stability control system. While there are now [...]



Unboxing – Losi TEN-SCTE Troy Lee Designs RTR

We have actually had a few requests for us to review the latest Losi TEN-SCTE 4WD recently, so it seems like the unboxing should be good timing. This is the new Losi TEN-SCTE Troy Lee Designs RTR 4WD truck. Inside the box was the truck, a DX2E Transmitter with batteries, and a few miscellaneous tools. Personally, I was actually digging [...]



Yeah Racing – GC301 drift gyro spotlight

What’s up drifters? Evol here with some more cool kit for your RC drift car. This week I got the new Yeah Racing GC301 drift gyro to help you get your slide on. It’s a funny thing about gyros, some consider them cheating, but on RWD they are considered almost necessity. On the 4WD side of things I used [...]


ARRMA Senton Review

ARRMA Senton BLX Review

Among the bashing community short course trucks are a favorite, especially 4 wheel drives. They have a great combination of scale looks, toughness, and drivability that are great for bashyard bashing. We’ve had the opportunity to thrash the latest SCT from ARRMA, the 4wd Senton BLX, for several weeks now. Did it live up to the ARRMA name? How does [...]


Pro-Line ARRMA Kraton Upgrades

Upgrading the Body/Wheels/Tires on the ARRMA Kraton

The ARRMA Kraton has really taken off with the bashing crowd. It has been flying off of hobby shop shelves and was recently voted by you, our BigSquidRC readers, as our March Bashness Champion. Because of its popularity, a few months ago we did a How To Upgrade the electronics in the Kraton and recently we decided to give our [...]


ARRMA Senton Unboxing

Unboxing – ARRMA Senton BLX SCT

Since their introduction, short course trucks have become a mainstay among the bashing community. Their large size, scale looks, and big bumpers made them a hit at bash spots around the world. One of the biggest and baddest short course trucks to hit the market comes from ARRMA. The Senton BLX is based on an 8th scale chassis and comes [...]


HPI Maverick Timberwolf Desertwolf

Maverick Timberwolf SCT & Desertwolf 1/8th Buggy from HPI Ra…

Over in the U.K., HPI Racing has an affordable line of bashers called Maverick. The latest two vehicles to be released under the Maverick line is the Tiberwolf SCT and the Desertwolf 8th Scale Buggy. Both vehicles share the same base platform and come RTR with brushless power and 4wd. 4000kV brushless motors supply the power along with a 3S capable [...]



Traxxas Craniac and Skully Pic and Details

Yesterday we broke the news about the Traxxas Craniac and Traxxas Skully monster trucks, and promised some more details. Here is a high-res shot of the new trucks. They are based on the 2WD Stampede truck with some pretty intricate new body looks. Not sure if these are for everyone, but there should be more than a few people into [...]


Team Durango DEX8 Review

THE Team Durango DEX8 Buggy Review

Hot and new for 2015 is a whole new line-up of 8th scalers from Team Durango. Being the super lucky media types that we are, we managed to get our hands on one of the first DEX8 Buggy Kits to hit American shores and have been giving it the full BSRC Bash Crew treatment for several weeks now. The last [...]



Win an ARRMA Kraton!

With the help of our friends at Hobbico who are celebrating the win of the 2015 March Bash-ness Championship (you can see the win: Right Here) we are giving away an ARRMA Kraton! You have till Friday April 17th at Midnight CST to get your entries in. a Rafflecopter giveawayGood luck! Don’t forget to help spread the word!


Losi Gasoline 8IGHT-T Truggy Unboxing

Unboxing – Losi 8IGHT-T Gasoline Truggy

The new Gasoline 8IGHT-T Truggy from Losi comes with some of the hottest features in the rc world. It has AVC active vehicle control and it comes stock with a Dynamite .31 cubic inch Gasoline Engine. Our full review goes up very soon, until then please enjoy some unboxing pictures. As we cracked the box open on the Gas 8IGHT-T we [...]



March Bash-ness Champion – ARRMA Kraton

Wow what a final match that was! I do not believe we have ever had a final change leaders that many times. Normally one vehicle will get out to a small lead, and it stays there the whole time. This was a seesaw battle for sure and the Yeti XL was making a big push when voting closed. Congratulations to [...]


Build Notes Team Durango DEX8 Buggy

Build Notes – Team Durango DEX8 Buggy

What is the hottest new 8th Scale Buggy to hit the market? That would be the DEX8 from Team Durango. We recently got a chance to put the DEX8 kit together, while doing so we took plenty of pictures and took a whole bunch of notes. How did our build go? Overall, it went exceptionally well. Our kit wasn’t missing any [...]


Team Durango DEX8 Unboxing

Hot Unboxing – Team Durango DEX8 Electric 8th Scale Buggy

Team Durango made huge news recently when they introduced a new line-up of 8th scalers and a 4wd short course truck. We’ve been lucky enough to lay our hands on the brand new DEX8, Durango’s all new Electric 8th Scale Buggy. The DEX8 has an innovative gear mesh system, an adjustable rear wing with Gurney Flap, as well as a [...]



Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part Two

Before we get started, you can click here for part one of this series if you missed it. The Central Illinois R/C Pulling Association (CIRCPA) holds their events in the town of Jerseyville, IL. It’s about 45 minutes north of St. Louis, MO. They have a very nice track setup under a pavilion so they can do business rain or shine. [...]