Axial’s latest SCX10 has hit the Big Squid offices, the RTR Jeep Wrangler Unlimited C/R Edition. You can checkout the shots below to see what lies underneath when you dig into the box. Two things really jumped out at us:
- The gigantic tires. This is the first rig to include Axial’s new ultra scale 1.9 BF Goodrich KRAWLER T/A’s (in comp grade R35 compound). These are some big hunks o’ rubber (4.7” tall) which give the JK a very aggressive stance.
- The trick looking Rigid Industries light bars. The truck comes packed to the gills with auxillary lighting so the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.
Our full review is coming soon, but in the meantime why don’t you click here to see a comprehensive “tale of the tape”.
Axial SCX10 Jeep C/R Edition Unboxing Gallery 1
Axial SCX10 Jeep C/R Edition Unboxing Gallery 2
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Team Durango, once a tiny, relatively unknown race oriented company, has become mainstream since being distributed by Great Planes. Part of going mainstream in rc is developing a wider product base. While Durango was well known for their uber off-roaders, they never offered anything for the on-road crowd.
Several months ago Durango started teasing a new high-end touring car. That car, the DETC410, has finally hit the market. The DETC410 fits the mold of most Durango products- the latest in engineering, and manufactured from high-end materials.
View below our unboxing pictures for the DETC410. Inside the box you’ll find a series of well organized plastic bags, several of which filled with trick looking aluminum and carbon fiber parts. What you won’t find inside the box are wheels, tires, or a body. Like most top-of-the-line products, Durango has excluded them so you can use the exact units that best suit your needs. We’ve included pictures of the Muchmore wheels/tires and PROTOform Mazda body that will be outfitting our test machine.
Our full review of the DETC is still a couple of weeks away, until then you can click This Link to check out more information over on the official Durango website.
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Durango DETC410 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DETC410 Unboxing Gallery 2
About a month ago, the crew over at Helion RC announced a successor to their popular 10SC short course truck, the 10SCv2. The version 2 truck has a bunch of differences from the original, with the biggest change being the addition of a Radient Reaktor brushless power system. Street price is $289, making it quite affordable for a brushless 4wd short course truck.
Below are a bunch of unboxing pictures of the 10SCv2 so you can see what it looks like when you open one up. The first thing we noticed when we got the truck out of the box was its bright graphics, then we saw its new plastic chassis. The chassis isn’t a traditional “lcg”, it actually sits a bit higher for better ground clearance. We also noticed a nifty clear plastic cover over the pinion/spur area that makes it easy to see the gears.
Our full review goes up next week, until then you can hit up This Link for more Helion news on BigSquidRC.
Helion 10SCv2 Unboxing Gallery 1
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Ever since we first laid eyes on the Carisma M48S Porsche 959 Rally Car, we’ve been biting at the bit to get our hands on one. Well, we finally got one in at the BSRC Bash Compound, and today we are posting unboxing pictures so you can see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.
In hand, the Carisma is a stunner, the pictures below do not do justice to how good it looks. The body is highly detailed, with the appropriate stickers already applied to give it the same look as the classic full scale rally car. The Porsche 959 is also the first car we’ve ever tested that has come out of the box with plastic, highly detailed windshield wipers, doors handles, and rear view mirrors.
Under the hood you’ll find a water resistant brushless power plant mated to a 4wd system. The 959 comes with a metal chassis and a big front bumper that should fend off some pretty gnarly hits. Our testing is fully underway, hopefully we’ll have the review done for next week to let you know if it can take a legit bashing.
If you don’t want to wait for the review, you can get your hands on one right now at This Link over on the Falcon Hobby Supply website.
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Carisma Porsche 959 Unboxing Gallery 1
Carisma Porsche 959 Unboxing Gallery 1
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Carisma has finally landed here in the states and they are initially offering 6 different vehicles in their product line-up. One of those vehicles is a very affordable 4wd Brushless RTR called the M40DT. The M40DT is a desert style truck that comes in at a street price of $229. We are busy thrashing the truck right now for our review that goes up next week, but today you can view pictures of what it looks like to crack the box open.
While doing the unboxing pictures we noticed the Carisma is a very good looking truck. Part of the body is painted a flat “murdered out” black, while other parts are painted a glossy black. Throw in a bunch of light buckets, big bumpers, and other scale detailing, and you end up with a pretty trick looking truck.
If you are a consumer and are looking to purchase Carisma products, hit up This Link over at Falcon Hobby Supply. If you are dealer interested in picking up the Carisma line, hit up This Link to contact The Jeric Group.
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Carisma M40DT Unboxing Gallery 1
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We just received a review Caster Racing SCT10 and are starting on a full review. Until we get our review finished, help yourself to some unboxing pictures to see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.
The SCT10 is a 4wd, brushless powered, short course truck that comes nearly ready to go out of the box. The body comes covered in over-spray film, so it has to be removed and the stickers applied before the first run. Also of note, the SCT10 comes with working headlights, something we haven’t seen on another SCT.
The part number for the SCT10 RTR is #SCT10RTR002 and it has a street price of $329. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Caster SCT10 Unboxing Gallery 1
Caster SCT10 Unboxing Gallery 2
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The Thunder Tiger G3 platform has become a legendary in bashing circles. It is big and tough, what is there not to like? Today we are posting our unboxing photos of the latest G3 mobile, the 2014 Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Truggy. The 2014 edition is much like the previous version, but includes an updated Ace Cougar radio system and sports a new part number. The price stays the same at $479.
Our full review goes up in a couple of weeks, until then you can view the unboxing pictures to see exactly what it looks when you crack the box open. For more information on the 2014 ST4 you can hit up This Link over on the official Thunder Tiger USA website.
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Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Unboxing Gallery 1
Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Unboxing Gallery 2
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We are in the middle of building our review Team Durango DEX410v4 but we thought we would post some unboxing pictures to tide you over until the full review. This is the latest version of Durango’s 4wd 10th scale buggy and it should be an animal on the track, as well as being an extremely fast bash machine.
Of note during the unboxing-
* The packaging is top notch
* All the parts bags are very well organized
* The manual is well written with excellent diagrams
Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then you can Click Here to find more information on the official Durango website, or you can hit up This Link for more Durango news right here on BigSquidRC.
Durango DEX410v4 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DEX410v4 Unboxing Gallery 2
Helion RC has an affordable new short course truck on the market called the Volition 10SC. The Volition is a 2wd SCT that comes RTR and is powered by a 7 cell Ni-MH and a brushed motor. If you wanted to see what it looks like to crack the box open take a look at the galleries below.
Things we noted during the unboxing-
* Comes with everything you need except for transmitter batteries
* Has a protective layer on body to keep it looking good
Our full review is coming up soon, until then check out This Link to view its full specs on the official Helion RC page.
Click Here for more Helion news on BigSquidRC and special thanks to the crew at WS Raceway in Paxton Illinois for letting us do the unboxing there.
Helion Volition Unboxing Gallery 1
Helion Volition Unboxing Gallery 2
Helion Volition Unboxing Gallery 3
The Vaterra Halix 4wd Monster Truck is one of the most eagerly anticipated bash truck releases in quite some time. Why? Because 4wd tenth scale monster trucks typically make great all around bash machines.
We are still in the middle of our review process on the Vaterra Halix, but while you wait for our full review you can check out the unboxing pictures. Below are four galleries that show you exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open on a brand new Halix.
To get more information on the Halix simply click This Link, to read more Vaterra news on BigSquidRC just Click Here.
Vaterra Halix Unboxing Gallery 1
Vaterra Halix Unboxing Gallery 2
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When Speed Passion first announced their new LM-1 LeMans car we were immediately interested. It’s a pan car so it should be fast and it has some pretty cool scale looks, nobody can resist that combination.
While we are finishing up the LM-1 review, have a look at the unboxing pictures. It comes in two boxes, a small box containing the actual car kit, and a larger box with the body inside. The biggest thing we noticed during the unboxing was how trick the multi-piece body looks. If it looks this good clear, it should really knock our socks off when painted.
Also pictured but not included in the kit are a Speed Passion Reventon S ($59) speed controller and a Speed Passion V3.0 17.5R ($49) brushless motor. We are looking forward to seeing how much rip these affordable units have during our review.
To get more information on the Speed Passion LM-1 hit up THIS LINK, to get more Speed Passion news on BigSquidRC THIS is the link you want.
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 1
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 2
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 3
Helion RC is best known for their rc trucks, but we recently received their new boat, the Lagos Sport for review. The Lagos Sport is about 14″ long, is completely ready-to-run, and has an affordable street price of $59. Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then check out the unboxing pictures to see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.
For more information on the Lagos Sport hit up This Link and to get more Helion news on BigSquidRC just Click Here.
Helion Lagos Unboxing Gallery 1
Helion Lagos Unboxing Gallery 2
Helion Lagos Unboxing Gallery 3
8th scale buggies are common on the bashing scene, they are fast and they are tough, a perfect combo for serious bashing. The latest 8th scale buggy from Team Durango is the DEX408 V2. The Version 2 is updated to not only make the big Durango faster, but also even tougher. The V2 comes as a kit, which many people prefer. Sure, it takes a while to build one, but once together you know your new bash machine like the back of your hand, and you know it was put together correctly.
Our full review for the DEX408 V2 is still a couple of weeks away, until then, take a look at our unboxing pictures to see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open. We also included pictures of the Futaba S9353HV servo and TrakPower 2S 6800 Lipos that we chose to use for the install.
For more information on the DEX408 V2 check out This Link, for more Durango news on BigSquidRC Click Here.
Durango DEX408 V2 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DEX408 V2 Unboxing Gallery 2
Durango DEX408 V2 Unboxing Gallery 3