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Great Planes Booth HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico/Great Planes at the '14 HobbyTown USA Conventio…

What was new in the Great Planes room? A whole lot! Starting on the surface side, the Axial Yeti was in the room and getting tons of love. You’ve seen our review and soon you’ll be seeing them flying off the shelves of your LHS. There was also a sighting of the new ARRMA Typhon 8th scale buggy. It was cool to [...]

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Estes Proto X New Colors

New Estes Proto-X RTFs in Multiple Colors Featuring Aut…

The mighty little Estes Proto-X has become a huge phenomenon. With their low price point and huge fun factor, everyone (and their Uncle, and their Uncle’s dog) bought one. However, if you’ve flown your Proto-X as much as we have, you already know they do eventually wear out. For all you guys needing a new Proto-X, Estes has announced that you [...]

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Kyosho Great Planes Hobbico

Kyosho + Hobbico Again?

Will we be seeing Kyosho being sold again at Great Planes & Tower Hobbies this summer?

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Top Flite Zero A6M Giant Gas ARF 60cc

Top Flite Zero A6M Giant Gas 86″ ARF 50-60cc

The Zero is a legendary fighter plane from WWII and now the guys over at Top Flite have a giant scale 86″ version for your flying enjoyment. Their new Zero is not only huge, but is loaded with scale details to make it really something to look at between flights. While the Top Flite Zero is no trainer, it was [...]

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Estes Syncro Quadcopter

Video – Estes Syncro Quadcopter with Self Righting

Maybe you have noticed that Estes has a new white version of their massively popular Proto-X. The white version is called the Syncro ($39) and Hobbico has released a video to showcase its Self Righting capability. Even if you hand launch a Syncro upside down, it will immediately self right itself into a proper upright flying position. Check out the [...]

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Hobbico end of the month specials

Hobbico End of the Month Specials

The folks over at Hobbico are getting the word out that they’ve got some specials going on until the end of the month. Until February 28th you can save some bank on various surface and air products. Some of the more notable specials include- * $100 off the Duratrax Nissan GTR Nitro 4wd RTR * $40 off the 2013 ARRMA Fury SCT [...]

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Hobbico E-Fest 2014

The Sights of Hobbico E-Fest 2014

The BigSquidRC Bash Crew had a great time on Saturday attending E-Fest 2014 presented by Hobbico. We learned a lot by visiting all the exhibitors booths, and were in awe of the flying skills of the pilots. To give you a sense of what it was like to be there in person, please take a look at the 6 galleries [...]

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Hobbico E-Fest 2014

Hobbico Booth at E-Fest 2014

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending one of the largest indoor flying events in the country, E-Fest in Champaign Illinois. E-Fest is put on by the nice folks at Hobbico as a way of promoting the hobby during the cold winter months. Hobbyists from all over the Midwest drive in to get some flying time and spend [...]

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Hobbico PulseTec

Hobbico PulseTec Battery Chargers

Our friends from Hobbico showed a new line-up of battery chargers at the Toy Fair in Germany a couple of weeks ago. The new line is called PulseTec and there were three different models on display. The 2006D pictured above is a dual port charger capable of 100 watts of power per channel. PulseTec also has a touch screen model, the [...]

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Novak RC

Industry News - Novak Exclusively Distributed by Hobbic…

The folks over at Novak recently announced a change in ownership, now they have announced that they will become exclusively distributed by Hobbico/Great Planes in North and South America. Hit up This Link to visit the official Novak website, and check out the official announcement below. “We are proud to announce that Novak R/C has partnered with Hobbico/Great Planes to exclusively [...]

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How to Start a Racing Program

Don’t let our basher exterior full you. Get any of us near a track and suddenly we become competitive. It could be fastest laps, or who can upset the local racers the quickest by using reverse and driving the wrong way on the track. I spotted this cool video over on the Hobbico video page that gives a bunch of [...]

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ARRMA Granite BLX

ARRMA & Duratrax Specials from Hobbico

The good folks over at Hobbico are running a couple of specials from now until February 28 on select Duratrax brushless systems and ARRMA BLX RTRs. When you buy the Duratrax Onyx brushless systems listed below you will get a merchandise certificate that can be used on other Hobbico products. The Duratrax Onyx brushless systems are waterproof and come ready for [...]

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ARRMA Vorteks BLX Speed Tips Video

Video - ARRMA High Speed Tips with Hobbico's Scott Cram…

The crew over at Hobbico have released a new video that shows exactly what it takes to bust out 65+ mph with the ARRMA Vorteks BLX stadium truck. Watch below to see Scott Cramer walk you through the modification process, then watch see the Vorteks go 66 mph on the famous “Speed Run Road” in Champaign Illinois. To get [...]

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Revell Dromida BX4.18 Buggy Review

Review – Revell Dromida BX4.18 RTR Buggy

THE Revell Dromida BX4.18 Buggy ReviewWe’ve tested the other two models in the new Revell Dromida line-up, today we’ll be taking a close look at the buggy version, the BX4.18. The BX4.18 comes on the same Dromida platform as the other models- 4wd, 18th scale, and ready-to-run, but includes different wheels, tires, body and rear wing. Is the BX4.18 worthy [...]

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Revell Dromida MT4.18 Review

Review – Revell Dromida MT4.18 RTR Monster Truck

THE Revell Dromida MT4.18 Monster Truck ReviewDromida is the new line-up of affordable 18th scale bash machines from Revell. We reviewed the Dromida SC4.18 last week, this week its time for the MT4.18 mini monster truck. The MT4.18 uses the same base platform as the other Dromidas, how does it differ? Is it better for bashing? Is it worth your [...]

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