Big Squid RC – News, Reviews, Videos, and More!

For Bashers, By Bashers!
Recent Reviews
Desktop Calendar
Big Squid RC Calendar
Like us on Facebook
Big Squid RC Channel
Big Squid RC YouTube Channel

Helion RC’ Category

Helion Impakt 12B BuggyHelion has a new 1/12th scale buggy called the Impakt 12B. Its smaller size makes it easier to drive in small areas and it comes with a very affordable price point. The 12B also comes with scale details like a drivers helmet, a roll cage, and light buckets. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Water resistant electronics
* Comes completely RTR with LiPO battery and charger, and AAs for the transmitter
* Comes with LiPO charge bag
* 380 brushed motor
* Wheelbase- 9.84″
* Width- 8.39″
* Length- 13.54″
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Speeds in excess of 20 mph

The 12B is street priced at $139 and you can scoot on over to the official Helion Website for more details.

The weekend is soooo close, why not click on a TGIF Mystery Link?

Helion Dominus Contest
The good folks over at HobbyTown USA are giving away one of the new Helion Dominus 10SCv2 short course trucks. The 10SCv2 features 4wd, a brushless power system, and is made for bashers like you. The contest ends later today so hit up This Link to get your entry in now.

Read more HobbyTown USA news at This Link, or check out our Dominus 10SCv2 review Right Here on BigSquidRC.

THE Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4×4 Short Course Truck Review

Helion Dominus 10SCv2 Review

The original Helion Dominus was an affordable and solid bash machine. Recently the Helion crew announced its successor, the Dominus 10SCv2. The version 2 comes with a much more powerful Reaktor brushless system, along with many other changes. Is the 10SCv2 that much better than the original? How does it stack up against the very stiff competition in its class? And more importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…


Helion 10SCv2 Unboxing Pictures
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.

Hit the “Read More” button to view 2 more Helion 10SCv2 unboxing galleries.

Helion Dominus 10SCv2
Helion RC has just announced their latest vehicle, the Dominus 10SCv2 short course truck. The version 2 comes with multiple updates, the biggest being its Reaktor brushless system. With a 3500kV brushless motor and waterproof electronics, the 10SCv2 is ready for some serious bashing. It also sports a new composite chassis, all metal gear transmission, and a new battery tray with velcro straps to make it easier to use different batteries. A 2.4GHz radio system comes standard, and it comes with a 7 cell 3000 mAh battery pack and charger. To get more information simply hit up This Link over on the official Helion website.

Click Here for more Helion news on BigSquidRC.

Helion Criterion 2WD Buggy Review


The RC world seems to go in waves, and one of those recent waves seems to be 1/10th scale buggy. Helion RC has jumped in with the Criterion 2WD Buggy, and tossing around the fact that it’s one of the fastest stock RTR’s you can buy! Want to find out how fast, and what our thoughts were on the rest? Hit the “Read More” button and find out… .


T-Bone Helion Dominus Bumper
For all you Helion Dominus owners looking to bash-proof your truck, the crew over at T-Bone Racing have announced one of their famous heavy duty bumpers for you. This racer series bumper is made out of tough nylon and comes with their lifetime warranty against breakage. To beef it up even more it comes with a brace that runs from the front of the chassis to the inside of the bumper.

The part number is #21001, it has a street price of $23 and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for complete details.

Check out This Link for more TBR news on BigSquidRC.

The video is now up of the Helion Volition SCT to go along with the Volition Review we recently posted. We bashed in snow, on a carpet indoor track, and all sorts of other crazy condition.

Don’t forget to watch it in HD. Enjoy.

Uh oh.. it’s Friday, that means I need a Mystery Link

THE Helion Volition 10SC Review

Helion RC Volition 10SC Review

Short course trucks are still scalding hot and Helion RC has jumped into the market with their version called the Volition 10SC. The Volition comes at an affordable price point and is said to come with one of the most powerful brushed RTR motors on the market. We put one through its paces (and then some!) and found out some interesting things. Want to find out how the Volition 10SC stacks up? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…


Helion Volition Unboxing Pictures
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 RC Lagos Sport Boat Review

We’ve spent a few weeks now running and reviewing the Lagos Sport boat from Helion RC. The Lagos is an affordable (street price $59) RTR that comes fully assembled and ready to hit the water. It even comes with batteries and a charger, making it even easier to get going. After letting the BSRC Bash Crew pass around the Lagos for a while, here are some of our thoughts-

* The Lagos isn’t an especially large boat (about 14″ long), but it can handle moderately rough water. Yes, you can run the Lagos on a pond. It also tracks very straight for a boat of its size.

* It has good power, even with the stock brushed/Ni-MH power system. It might take a couple seconds to get going from a dead stop, but once the Lagos gets its nose up, it can hit a decent top speed.

* The interior is very well sealed. The hatch cover goes on very tightly, and the entire boat is sealed to keep water away from the electronics. Also, even if water were to get inside, we found the electronics to be waterproof.

* The Lagos Sport can turn quite sharply. It’s not one of “those boats” that pushes like a freight train in the water, if you need to pivot quickly, it can. In fact, it can out-turn its own prop bite.

* The ESC and receiver are combined into one unit.

To get more information on the Lagos, simply click This Link.

Want more boat news? Check out This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

Helion Lagos Sport Boat Unboxing
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 Sport RTR Boat
The latest new product from Helion is the Lagos Sport RTR Boat. The Lagos was designed to be versatile and affordable, a good combination for a first time boat buyer. It also comes with a “self-righting” feature that allows you to flip the boat right side up from your transmitter. Some of its other features include-

* Comes with display stand
* 370 sized brushed motor
* 2-in-1 receiver/esc combo
* 2S 700mAh Lipo
* Comes with everything in the box, including AA batteries for transmitter
* Overall length: 14″
* Available in two colors- red or blue

The part number for the Lagos is #HLNB0001, it has a street price of $59, and you can get more information at This Link. All Helion products are available from your local HobbyTown USA dealer or directly from

Click Here for more Helion news on BigSquidRC.