We have been breaking a lot of RC news lately, and here we are again with another world exclusive! We need to file this all under the ‘rumor mill’ because nothing is official till the press release ships.. but here is the scoop! Coming soon from DuraTrax is an officially licensed VW Bug! It sounds like it’s going to be based on the Evader DT which we were pretty big fans of! (Click that link to read all about it). It is going to come with several bodies, but this one is one of my favorites as it already looks dirty right out of the box! The details are great with everything from a roof rack, side mirrors, and a detailed exposed engine in the back! Thanks for listening to us DuraTrax when we ranted last year about how realism is the direction companies need to go! We had to be a little creative with the photo because we didn’t want anyone getting in trouble or finding out where we got it from.
Other information, we hear it’s coming with a 2.4gHz Futaba radio system.. yes a FUTABA system! A 19T brushed motor.. and it gets better for us bashers, it’s going to be waterproof! Aww yea! Call us excited! Of course we will give you more details as they come in, but for now we know a lot of the important stuff!
Get ready to place that TowerHobbies.com order because it’s also rumored to be coming in November.
We have had a ton of awesome contests around here lately, and this one is going to be up there with the best of them. We want to help our fans make their way to iHobby Expo 2011 to yell and scream during our demos, enjoy all the cool new RC products, and stop by the booth and say hello! So from now until just a few days before the show, we will be giving away a pair of iHobby Expo 2011 tickets EVERY DAY!
Here is how you enter:
Head over to our Big Squid RC Facebook Page and hit the LIKE button. Once we know you like us, post on our wall (not a comment to the thread, but a wall post) that says something like “I want to WIN iHobby Expo Tickets from BigSquidRC.com !”.. feel free to be creative, just include iHobby and BigSquidRC. We will be keeping track of all the wall posts and randomly pick a winner from all the entries every day. Winners will be contacted and sent a pair of tickets by snail mail.
Starting Monday, September 19th 2011, we will choose a lucky winner at the end of each day! So what are you waiting for? Hit that like button and start tagging that wall!
Every few months we change up t-shirt’s that we wear, sell, and give away. We have been going over a few ideas here, but decided to see if there are any Big Squid RC readers with a little art talent.
We are looking for submissions for our next t-shirt design. We are giving people till Sunday September 18th, 2011 12PM cst to send us your ideas. The shirt must incorporate the BigSquidRC logo in some way or another. You can find a clean photoshop version of our logo RIGHT HERE.
(UPDATE: now with fixed link to file…sorry about that)
We are looking for some serious creativity here, but it also needs to be something we can have screened. So the final file will need to be able to be layered, and colors separated for the screening process. The fewer colors the better with that stuff, too many screens make it complicated.
If we choose a shirt to be created, (we may not see anything we really like) the winner will be credited with the design, as well as (and this is the sweet part) get to choose a vehicle from one of our recent reviews. (exact vehicles to choose from will be determined later). Sweet right? Design a awesome shirt, get a RC Vehicle! So all you artists and designers get those stylists and markers, crayons, whatever going! If you are not the ‘art type’ maybe you know someone that is. So help us come up with something cool to wear! Cubby’s mom is sick of dressing him!
All logos are trademarked and property of Big Squid RC. Any and ALL rights for submitted t-shirt designs will also become property of Big Squid RC. Send all submissions by Sunday September 18th, 2011 12PM cst! You can email them to me. Brian at bigsquidrc dot kom. Good luck! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
It’s shootout time! That’s right.. the story we have been teasing you with for a couple of weeks now is finally here! This time around we decided to test three RTR 4X4 Short Course Trucks! Sure you can read reviews, but nothing tells it like it is till you compare them head to head! In our shootout we feature the Traxxas Slash 4×4 vs the Hobbyking Trooper vs the Ofna Jammin SCRT-10! Which truck takes home the crown? Which truck had a few surprises for us? Hit the link to find out!
Go read the 4×4 RTR Short Course Shootout!
Recently the folks over at ST Racing Concepts released a GT-8/Rally conversion kit for the Slash 4×4. Is your Traxxas Slash 4×4 already collecting dust, and you think you need to breath some new life into it? Would you rather be driving more of a rally car that a short course vehicle? Can you believe that under the hood these are almost identical vehicles? Does STRC have another conversion hit? Keep reading to find out our thoughts… READ MORE
Traxxas Short Course Shootout iPhone App Review
In an interesting twist for us and the RC world, there are starting to be more and more RC related phone Apps. When we found out there was going to be a Traxxas app, and it was going to be more than a gear checker or wallpaper viewer, it got our attention. So does Traxxas rule the app market with the Short Course Shootout? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
So we normally do not do helicopter reviews, and if we did do them, it would probably be from a major manufacturer, but this review is special in a few ways. Every once in a while we get occasional questions asking us about the mini helicopters people see around. They want to know if they are worth it, are they total junk? And there are a lot of bashers out there that seem to have the ‘flying’ bug. They aren’t looking to get into the hobby of flying, but just want something to satisfy this occasional craving. Will the Jin Xing DA help any of this? Is it worth getting? Keep reading to find out….
Intro- Who the heck is Electrix and why do they deserve your money? Well, Electrix is Horizons entry level line-up of rc cars, and by entry level I mean you can walk out the door with the Boost completely ready to roll for under $140. But is it worth the cash? Lets jump right in to the worlds most kick a$# Electrix Boost review…
Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk DT12 Review
Coming fresh off our Sparrowhawk XXT Review it was time to check out the Sparrowhawk DT12. We were interested to see if the 1/12th scale 4×4 DT had any similarities to the XXT, if was as tough, as good in the air, and could it bash with the best of them? Well keep on reading to find out… READ MORE
Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk XXT Review
After witnessing first hand Thunder Tigers impressive and aggressive work on the MT4-G3 Monster Truck, we just had to get our hands on some of their other vehicles and put them to the test. Would the Sparrowhawk XXT live up to it’s big brothers reputation? Would it be tougher than nails and have us all fighting for the controller? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
The folks over at Axial did a great job of teasing the Wraith to the world. It started off as some silhouette shots, then we got bits and pieces of news leaked out. Nobody was 100% sure of what the truck was, or what it was meant to be, but the hype was building. When Axial finally made the ‘official’ announcement, I think both Evan and Jeff were racing to see who could pre-order the truck first, even before posted we posted the press release. After several weeks of beatings what are our thoughts? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
When BigSquid approached me to the do their review of the Helion Animus I jumped at the chance, its not every day a new 18th scaler hits the market these days, nor is it every day when a big name like Gil Losi Jr introduces an entirely new product line. I’ve spent much of my career racing 18th scales for Castle Creations and MaxAmps and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Helion 18SC even if it is not intended for racing. I have been bashing with the BigSquid guys for years now and I thought it was great to see a new 18th scale short course truck made for the bashing crowd. READ MORE
A while back, ST Racing Concepts released their LCG (Low Center of Gravity) kit for the 2WD Traxxas Slash. We got our hands on a kit and have been beating on it at all the local spots for a while now. Does the kit do what it says it will? Will it lower my Slash as well as breathe some new life into my truck? Lets find out… READ MORE