So we just got our Electrix RC Ruckus in the office for review. Seemed only appropriate to do our traditional unboxing photos. Quick first impression, the truck is geared towards the budget minded bashing crowd. It comes completely RTR with battery and it even has a extra set of radio crystals in case you end up on someone else’s channel. The only thing that worries me out of the box, that front bumper is looking small and hidden behind those big front wheels. Looking forward to putting it to the test, watch for a review in the near future!
Electrix RC Ruckus Gallery
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Today we got our Venom dirtbike, the VMX 450 Brushless RTR! The box is well done, nothing mind blowing, but better than average. When I first opened it up, it was actually bigger than I expected. We don’t see a lot of bikes in our area, just a couple now and then on the on-road track, but I think they are usually smaller.
First big surprise, the rider, AKA “Mini Cubby”, is made out of rubbery foam type material. Sort of like those stress balls you can pick up and squeeze. While this makes the rider look really cool, I am a little worried that a good bash session is going to tear him to pieces. Either way, for now he looks good!
The paint job is also well done. The pictures really don’t do it justice, even the ones on the official Venom site don’t look as cool as it does in person. The 4800kv brushless motor and ESC seem well protected, and I really like the way the battery hides up inside the front of the bike.
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Since iHobby Expo we have been talking about the new Futaba 4PL. One reason we kept talking about it around the office was that we were working on the Transmitter Shootout and the 4PKS and 3PL were really doing well in our testing. The 4PL seems like it is a step in between those two radios.
It really sounds like it’s the ideal basher radio! The price point is reasonable, it’s very customizable as far as feel goes on the steering and throttle tensions. It has 40 model memory because every basher needs at least that many vehicles, and the 3rd and 4th channels have all sorts of functions to allow for complicated crawler setups to more simpler rtr vehicles.
Watch for a review and more thoughts soon as we put it to work! Click through for a few more pictures.
Again we bring you one of the most anticipated RC articles on the internet! Our 3rd battery shootout!
This time around, the flood of emails after the second shootout seemed to suggest that we take a look at the 4S lipo market, and who are we to deny our readers?
We used some new equipment during our testing, and it took a little longer to get done, but the 4S Lipo Battery Shootout is finally here!
Have an electric truggy, buggy or truck in need of a 4S pack? Want to know what pack will get you the top speed? What pack won’t break your piggy bank? What pack will save you some weight? Consider the following a mini review of these 4S Lipo packs to help you choose the one for you. Head over to our4S Lipo Battery Shootout now!
So we picked up the new Activision Call of Duty BLACK OPS Prestige Edition with the RC-XD Vehicle today, and thought we’d share the unboxing photo’s.
At first glance I was pretty worried it was going to turn out like the Gears of War Centaur Tank fiasco, but there’s a chance that looks are deceiving. Enjoy the pics! Full review soon!
Not that long ago we got the Press Release about the Duratrax Evader EXT2! and before that we had the DuraTrax EXT2 Exclusive Spy Shots!
Well, now we finally have one in the office! I have become a renewed fan of the DuraTrax Evader series after the release of the Evader DT! Heck we did a Evader DT Week! So I can’t wait to get it outside for some action.
Quick impressions out of the box, it has a lot in common with the DT and the original Evader. I am missing the huge soft bumper that the DT had, so we will see how much of a beating it can take. I have to admit I like the sticker choice to go with the eyes and mouth instead of the grill and lights. It has those also, but I like to be different, so these brought a smile to my face! I could literally hear Cubby’s eyes rolling in his head as I applied them. That makes them even better!
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We recently mentioned that the Futaba 4PKS (S as in Super) would be shipping soon, well we got our hands on one today!
First impression out of the box, the thumb stick used to navigate the menus is a huge improvement over the last model! It is much easier to use, and didn’t hurt your fingers when you pressed it.
Enjoy the unboxing photos, and watch for a full review in the near future!
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Short Course just got… shorter? The smallest Short Course Truck (SCT) to date is debuted with the Team Losi 1/24 scale SCT. The box is typical of the Losi Micro with the product clearly displayed through the clear window with the radio and accessories tucked away inside. It’s a full Ready To Run (RTR) that requires no assembly of the car. Just screw in the transmitter antenna, install the included AA batteries, and charge up the 220mah 4.8v NIMH stick pack with the included A/C wall charger (1 hour). I received the truck at work today and the overall impression was “Hey, that thing looks cool!” followed by an immediate “How much is one of those?” The street price of $109 was considered fair by all given you get everything you need and it is ready to go out of the box.
The familiar combo receiver/ESC from other Losi Micros is installed. Again, the antenna is the basic wire antenna straight out of the receiver all the way out the top of the truck. Still no protective tube or wrapping for the receiver antenna. The transmitter is the same unit provided with previous micros. Features of the radio include trims, steering dual rate, and servo reversing switches.
This post is just all about the pictures since under the body it’s identical to the Losi Micro SCT. You can read all about it, and check out those pictures Here!
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We got our hands on a Axial XR10 here at the Big Squid RC Headquarters, and I have to say the guys here are pretty stoked about it. This is going to be one of those kits you can’t rush, but when it’s done, it will all be worth it!
As expected here are the official unboxing photos. I’m not sure if they all come this way, or if were special, but it was wrapped very well. The box itself is cool, flat black has been the trend lately, and this box looks really good with it. It’s a true kit, and lets you know your going to need a good amount of stuff to complete it. Not recommended for kids under 10… now we are in trouble!
Unlike most unboxings, we have a ton of parts here, an no big ‘chassis’ to look at, so this is all you get. We haven’t opened all the bags yet, we don’t want to loose anything before the rest of our parts (motors, esc’s..) get here. Hopefully these few pics will hold you over till we start the build!
Check out Axial’s site for more info on this beast!
Here it is folks, live and in the flesh, the HPI Mini Trophy Truck! I think it’s safe to say this is probably the most anticipated RC truck in a long time! Everywhere you go, people are talking about it, so it’s our honor to bring you this exclusive first unboxing.
First off, the packaging is amazing! Whoever designed it, give that person a raise! The way the radio and parts are ‘hidden’ inside the box so all you see is the truck in the off-road setting is really impressive looking. This look is going to sell trucks at the hobby shops!
HPI Racing Mini Trophy Truck Package Gallery
Does anyone else call it the MTT or is that pretty much just Cubby? He’s already labeled the driver ‘Mini Cubby’. He hasn’t let the thing out of his site, and rambling about how Mini Cubby is going to need a custom helmet paint job.
HPI Racing Mini Trophy Truck Gallery
A lot of buzz on the net has been about how do you get the batteries in the thing, and how do you work on stuff with the body and roll cage? We have plenty of pics to show you, click through to see the rest, so we don’t clutter the front page. READ MORE
Holy Cow! Two unboxing stories in the same week! People around the office are bouncing off the walls with all the vehicles we have to review soon! I Love it! So we recently talked about the new HPI Racing E-Firestorm 10 HT being a Hobby Town (hence the HT) exclusive! Thanks to our local Hobby Town, we have one in our hands! Check out all the unboxing photo’s, and watch for a full review coming soon!
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Yes, we got our hands on a new DuraTrax Evader DT! While it does not come as dirty as the last time we saw it, it does look pretty good!
We snapped a bunch of pictures while it was still fresh and shinny before we start to put it to the test for the review. First impressions, we really dig the scale look. The materials used for the roll cage, mirrors and rear bumper all connected to the body seem pretty durable! The stickers it comes with are nice, from the little shot guns and bullet holes, to the Illinois Pre Run license plate and windshield whippers are all nice scale touches.
First driving impressions, it handles the street out in front of Big Squid RC headquarters pretty well, and it does not roll over at all. We’ll save the details for the full review coming soon! For now, enjoy the pictures!
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