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There is no better timing to get into 1/18th scale vehicles than during the winter months. They are small enough to bash around with in the house, or indoor track, and big enough to go outside when it warms up. We just got our hands on the latest Dromida vehicles, and you know what that means, unboxing time!

First up is the Dromida DB4.18 Desert Buggy. Enjoy the pics, and watch for a review soon.

Click Right Here to get more details over on the official Dromida website.

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Dromida RTR VideoHave you tried out one of the Dromida 18th scalers yet? They are affordable and small enough to be a blast in small spaces. Dromida has released a new video to show off the LED Lights and some of the other features of their latest vehicles- the DB4.18 buggy and the DT4.18 truck. Both new releases have a more scale appearance and both come in at under $120. Watch the video below to see more of their features and you can hit up This Link for even more details.

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Video Proto-X FPVIf you’ve been living in a cave the last few years you might not have heard that FPV is all the rage in the air community. Recently Hobbico announced an FPV version of their extremely popular Proto-X Quadcopter. The Proto-X FPV allows you to fly via watching a video feed on its transmitter, plus you can record and download the video from your flight. Check out the video below to learn more about the features of the Proto-X FPV and to see exactly what video shot from the Proto-X FPV looks like.

The Proto-X FPV is priced at $229 and you can get one on pre-order at This Link over on the Tower Hobbies website.

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Dromida breakout 2 videoSome of you might remember the “Breakout” video that became popular last Christmas that featured Dromida vehicles. Well, they are back at it again this year. Check out the video below to see what is new in the Dromida line-up, as well as a pretty cool door opening scene featuring the BX4.18 buggy. You can hit up This Link to check out the official Dromida website.

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Estes Proto X FPV QuadcopterThe folks over at Estes have a new version of the incredibly popular Proto X quadcopter, the Micro HD FPV. The big news is its larger size, now 4.5″, and its high def first person video. A 1280 x 720P camera transmits a video feed back the transmitter where you can fly the Proto-X in the first person view. Some of the other highlights include-

* 4.5″ screen on transmitter
* 3-axis gyro & 3 accelerometers
* 6-channel 2.4GHz radio system
* Pre-built and ready to fly
* Micro memory card & reader
* Multiple flight modes and LED lighting

The part number is #ESTE4716, it has a street price of $229, and they should hit hobby shops in mid December. To make sure you get one in your stocking for Christmas you can order at This Link over on the Tower Hobbies website. They also have a little more info there.

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Star Plug RC ConnectorThe people over at Hobbico are looking to raise the bar on rc connectors with their new Star Plug. The Star Plug has a slew of nifty features and is compatible with Deans connectors.

* Caps on the rear to eliminate heat shrink tubing
* A stainless steel spring is used to keep connections tight
* Gold plated male terminals and nickel plated female
* Grip strips and tapered shape make them easy to pull apart

We have not received any pricing but the Star Plug is available with one male and one female #HCAM4001, a pair of males #HCAM4010, a pair of females #HCAM4020, or with four females #HCAM4021. Hit up This Link to head over to the official Star Plug website.

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Dromida DT4.18 Desert TruckWith the consumer world screaming for more scale realism, Dromida has answered the call with their new DT4.18 Desert Truck. To add to its scale realism the DT4.18 comes with a light bar, realistic wheels & tires, and it even comes with a spare. There is nothing to build with the DT4.18 as it comes completely assembled and ready to bash. A 2.4GHz radio system and brushed power system are used under the hood.

The Dromida Desert Truck comes with an affordable $119 street price, has a part number of #DIDC0046, and they should start shipping early next month.

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Dromida Desert BuggyThe Dromida line of 1/18th scale vehicles have been a hit at local hobby shops. They are affordable, durable, and have put a lot of smiles on customer’s faces. The latest vehicle to be released by Dromida is the DB4.18 Desert Buggy. The Desert Buggy has the look of the full scalers you would see racing out in the desert and comes pre-built for your convenience. A 2.4GHz radio system is used for glitch free performance, while a brushed power system pumps out the power.

The part number for the Dromida Desert Buggy is #DIDC0045, expect a street price of $119, and they should start shipping next month.

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Dromida Ominus Quadcopter
Dromida, well known for their affordable 18th scale off-road machines, has just announced a second quadcopter called the Ominus. The Ominus joins the Kodo as the first two machines in Dromida’s air arsenal.

The Ominus is an affordable quadcopter made for everyone from beginners to experts. A gyro is used for stabilization and its four different flight modes allow you change how the quad flies as your skills advance.

* Comes with 2.4GHz radio system
* Fully assembled and ready to fly
* Includes everything you need in the box
* Has a rechargeable LiPo and USB charger
* High power motors
* LED lights
* Includes one extra set of blades
* Weight- 3.6oz
* Length- 9.4″

The part number is #DIDE01**, it is street priced at just $79, and these are available right now. Get full details at This Link over on the official Dromida website. If you are looking to order one online, Head to This Link

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Update: Now with video!

Dromida Kodo Quad
We first got to lay eyes on the Dromida KODO a couple of months ago at the HobbyTown USA convention, now more information has been released as it nears its ship date.

The KODO is Dromida’s first entry into the air market. It was designed as an entry level quadcopter, easy to fly and easy on the pocketbook. The KODO comes fully built and ready to fly, and it even comes with an on-board camera to add to the fun. At 3.5″ in length the KODO can easily be flown indoors, while three gyros and accelerometers allow even first timers to make successful flights.

The part number is #DIDE0005, it is priced at $59, and these should start hitting hobby shops next month. Click Right Here to check out the official Dromida website.

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Estes Control Blade Guard Proto-X
Tired of looking for a rotor blade after crashing your Estes Proto-X? If you own one you know what I’m talking about, those things are tiny and can be hard to find sometimes.

Estes has announced a new rotor guard that not only protects the blades on the Proto-X, but can also keep them from getting knocked off. The rotor guard is easy to install and made from a durable lightweight plastic. The part number is #ESTE4720, it has a street price of $4.49, and they should start hitting hobby shops in October.

To get more information on the Proto-X simply hit up This Link over on the official Estes website, and you can read more Proto-X news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

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The Estes Proto-X was one of our favorite recent product releases. I’m not kidding when I say everyone at Big Squid owns at least one, and most of us have 2 or 3! If you haven’t picked up one of these awesome micro-quadcopters, now you have no excuse!

They are available in 6 colors, comes completely RTF, and part numbers start with ESTE48** (Then depends on the color).

You can Click Right Here to view more air products from Estes.

Want more Proto X news? Find it Right Here on BigSquidRC.

Estes Proto X SLT
Estes has announced their latest version of the very popular Proto X, the Proto X SLT. What does the SLT bring to the plate? It has the ability to do flips and rolls, while its SLT protocol allows it to be flown with popular radio systems like the Tactic TTX650.

* Has a triple-axis, three-accelerometer gyro Auto-Upright system
* Includes four spare rotor blades and USB charger
* Body is designed for easy LiPo battery replacement
* Weight- .04 oz
* Size- 1.8 x 1.8″

The part number is #ESTE49**, it is street priced at $49, and they are expected to start shipping in mid September. Click Right Here to view more air products from Estes.

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