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March Bash-ness 2015 Sweet 16

It’s voting time! The bracket has been created from YOUR nominations, and now it’s time to see who moves on to round two! You know how it works, vote for the vehicles you think should make the jump to the next round. That’s right, your vote ACTUALLY counts. You nominated them, your votes move the vehicles to the next round! [...]

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WAR-PEDE! Halo Meets Traxxas

This is a custom build I did using a McFarlane Halo Warthog, Jorge is at the helm with a Spartan JFO manning the Rocket Launcher. Who doesn’t want a RC Warthog? Beneath the top you have a 2WD Stampede VXL chassis. Some aluminum angle was used to make custom mounts to mate the body to the stock shock towers. Since I had [...]

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Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part One

The Axial SCX10 is the most popular scale 4×4 crawler of all time. It’s the main reason the genre is so popular today. But did you know the versatile SCX10 is also partly responsible for the surge in r/c pulling? Due to the massive popularity and ease of modibility of trucks like the Axial SCX10, scale off-road clubs are starting to [...]

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March BASH-NESS 2015 – It Begins

Things are heating up around here! It’s that time of the year again, when our readers get to tell us who they think is the top of the rc world! It’s Big Squid RC’s 5th Annual March Bash-ness. For the Big Squid RC Newbies, March Bash-ness is our annual Reader’s Choice event where you, the readers, the best fans on earth, get [...]

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Losi 5IVE Mini WRC Rally Car Unboxing

We got our hands on the new Losi 5IVE Mini WRC Rally Car, and it’s out of the box! This thing is a beast! Slightly bummed they cut the giant hole in the front windshield of such a nice looking body. Would of liked the option of cutting it ourselves to a smaller size, or coming up with a more [...]

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Futaba 4GRS Unboxing

Futaba 4GRS Unboxing

Believe it or not, not everyone drives with a pistol style radio, that’s why a lot of people were stoked when Futaba announced the new twin stick 4GRS surface radio. The 4GRS has many of the features of its pistol gripped cousin the 4PLS- telemetry, multi-model memory, and dozens of others, while sporting a similar price point of $279. With [...]

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Goblin 380 Kit Unboxing

Peeking into the Goblin 380 Helicopter Kit

The moment has finally arrived: I got my hands on the SAB Heli Division Goblin 380 helicopter kit. I even have all my electronics already: servos, ESC, motor, battery, and flybarless unit. I cannot wait to start building, but for now see my choices in electronics and take a peek into the contents of this kit in the pictures below: Need more SAB [...]

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Winter Project - Building A Scale Garage with TheToyz.c…

Some areas of the world are having great weather right now, but other places, like right here in Chicago, aren’t so lucky. In fact, we’ve had a rather long and nasty winter this year, filled with plenty of -5 degree days with a foot (or more!!!) of snow still on the ground. To help get us through our winter time blues, [...]

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ARRMA Talion Truggy Unboxing

ARRMA Talion BLX Truggy Unboxing

While the guys are outside thrashing it, I decided to throw up some unboxing pictures for the ARRMA Talion. The Talion is one of the newest products offered by ARRMA and should make for a prime bashing machine. Being an 8th scale truggy, it is quite large, which never hurts when trying to get over big dirt clods or when [...]

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ARRMA Typhon Buggy Unboxing

Unboxing the ARRMA Typhon BLX Buggy

Hardcore bashers have always gravitated to certain vehicles- monster trucks, truggies, and 8th scale buggies. While most 8th scale buggies are aimed at the racing crowd, the folks at ARRMA have recently released the Typhon BLX, designed from the ground up for the serious basher. While we are finishing up our full review you can check out our unboxing pictures. As [...]

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RC4WD Gelande 2 Cruiser Unboxing

Just last week the folks at RC4WD announced their latest and greatest uber scale builder’s kit, the Gelande 2 Cruiser. As you can see, the truck comes as a kit with several sections preassembled (axles, transmission and transfer case most notably). The star of the show is the injection molded Cruiser body, inspired by the legendary Toyota FJ60. Yep, the body [...]

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Goblin 570 Build (27)

Raging Rotors Build Report: Goblin 570 Kit from SAB Hel…

OK, so I may have done a lot of building these past few months (idle hands blah blah blah), but I love getting dirty and what better way than a kit? Thanks to my trip to IRCHA, I got my opportunity with the SAB Helidivision Goblin 570. This has been my baby, and still is, so here is the skinny of what I [...]

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Unboxing the Blade Nano QX 3D BNF!

Being REALLY close to Horizon Hobby‘s main warehouse has its perks, especially when new product hits the hobby shop shelves. As of today the Midwest (and shortly the rest of the country) has received their first taste of the new products from the Nuremberg Toy Fair: the Blade Nano QX 3D, the first mini quadcopter with inverted flight capabilities. Built to do [...]

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Raging Rotors Build Report: 250-Size FPV Racer

Spring is just around the corner, and my fellow coworkers and I are starting the process of getting FPV Racing going at our local flying field. First, I needed a quad! Ok, that might be an overstatement. I have already modified my 200QX for a more FPV ready setup, and I am practicing my racing on a NanoQX FPV. Regardless, I wanted a properly sized, [...]

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Just in from Israel: The FlyTrex Live 3G!

After the 350QX Fly Away of 2014 (It wasn’t my fault, I swear!), the guys at the office wanted a way to track all of their aircraft so they can recover them with relative ease. My relationship with the developers at FlyTrex was already blossoming, and my plight was quickly solved with a package sent to my door all the [...]

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