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VBC Racing Lightning10 Pan Car KitWhile 10th scale pan cars don’t make good outdoor bashers, they sure can be fun indoors on carpet. What is the latest pan car to hit the market? The Lightning10 from VBC Racing.

The tenth scale Lightning10 is perfect for the popular World GT class held here in the states. The Lightning10 was designed with versatility in mind. For example, it comes with two different servo mounts, one for regular size and one for a smaller 12th scale style servo. Its chassis also makes it easy to change weight bias when using a shorty style LiPo battery. Some of its other features include-

* 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis
* Adjustable bumper to fit a wide variety of bodies
* Adjustable wheelbase
* 7075 aluminum bulkhead, caster blocks, steering knuckles, motor mount, rear axle mount & chassis brace mount
* Slop free composite materials

Street price is $299 and they should start shipping in early November. Complete details can be found over on the official VBC Racing website.

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T-Bone Racing Differential Skid Plate Axial AX10 RidgecrestT-Bone Racing sure makes a wide variety of products. From wheelie bars to bumpers, they are doing their best to keep bashers from busting up their cars.

One of their latest creations is a Diff Skid Plate for the Axial Ridgecrest. The skid plate is aimed for the truly gnar-core off-roader and comes with a lifetime warranty. It is priced at $13 and includes everything needed for a clean install. These have a part number of #12015 and are available for your bashing pleasure right now. Get full details over on the official TBR Website.

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AKA Double Play Nut DriverWe are all about saving space and having the right tool for the job. Enter from stage left, the new AKA Double Play Nut Driver. The Double Play has a machined aluminum handle to shave weight, while it saves space by putting both a 5.5 & 7mm socket into one wrench. A hard anodized finished gives it a cool factory look and it has a street price of $29. If you want to get one on order, it has a part number of #44004 and they are expected to start shipping in about 2 weeks. For even more details hit up This Link over on the official AKA website.

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bigfoot-open-house-trigger-king-monster-truck-race002014 has been a year of monster truck resurgence in the r/c industry. One has to look no further for evidence than right here at BSRC, as our review went live this week for basher of the year contender, the Pro-Line Pro-MT monster truck. What better way to end the week then, than with a recap of a major monster truck event that went down last weekend (both r/c AND 1:1); the Bigfoot 4×4 Open House and Monster Truck Spooktacular.

This free event has always taken place at the Bigfoot shop in Hazelwood, MO as a way to say thanks to the fans. With it growing in popularity each year, they decided to to move it to the bigger confines of Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL. The event was an all day affair as pit party festivities took place all morning/afternoon giving way to a big show in the evening. We rolled in at 8am and watched as the big trucks got setup on the premises. Once they were staged for their displays (7 Bigfoot trucks were on site) we got out the r/c stuff and setup our track. We laid out several scaled down versions of what you’d find at a full size show and went to town all afternoon.

We ran several sessions of racing with both old school retro trucks and modern race machines. When that was finished we topped it off with a big freestyle show (complete with mini Jet jump!). When the dust settled it was Josh Rhodes and his sweet Grave Digger Clodbuster taking home top honors for the race class, and Chris Blank doing the same in retro with his classic Sassy Chassis’d Clod. Danny Maass took home the freestyle win (judged by several Bigfoot team members and hardcore fans) with his “Heavy Hitter” Axial based monster truck.


Finally, as the sun went down the big boys came out to play. Despite being very muddy the whole fleet of trucks put on a heck of a show. It was especially cool seeing Bigfoot #1, the original monster truck, lead the fleet into battle. There was even an appearance by the 10 foot tall tired Bigfoot #5, the biggest pickup in the world, making a super rare car crushing performance!

Big thanks to the Bigfoot crew for letting BigSquidRC be a part of the action, especially to team members (and r/c racers) Bob Chandler Jr. (helped organize the r/c portion with me) and Danny Maass (shooting pics when I was running a truck or trying to keep everything moving). I also want to say thanks to the Trigger King R/C club for putting in the time and effort to make the event a success, and of course to the Big Squid readers that said hey and scored some stickers.  We are already making plans to do it bigger next year…hopefully the whole BSRC bash crew can make an appearance for total r/c anarchy!

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Just a quick reminder, our 10th Anniversary Bash is THIS SUNDAY! Click that link for details!
In case you haven’t heard, we are giving away an AXIAL YETI XL! That’s right, you could win one and be driving it weeks before just about anyone else on the planet! How awesome right? We will also have a Futaba 4PX in the raffle, and a TON of other awesome prizes from Pro-Line, RPM and more!

For all the details CLICK HERE! Hope to see you there!

RC Gear Shop ServosAre you on a tight rc budget? No problem with the new RC Gear Shop from Tower Hobbies. The RC Gear Shop has a new line of affordable servos for the budget minded hobbyist. Made by WinKing, RC Gear Shop has a wide variety of servos to fit many popular applications-

RGZM0101 – Standard Ball Bearing Servo – $5.49
RGZM0102 – High-Torque Standard BB Servo – $5.99
RGZM0200 – Micro Servo – $2.99
RGZM0201 – High-Speed Micro Servo – $2.49
RGZM0202 – Micro Metal-Gear Servo – $5.29
RGZM0203 – Micro Servo Aluminum Case – $5.79
RGZM0204 – Micro Metal-Gear BB Servo – $6.79
RGZM0300 – Standard BB Metal-Gear Servo – $8.79

These are in stock right now and you can hit up THIS LINK for full details over on the official Tower Hobby website.

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PROTOform Touring Car BodySpeaking of a 10 Year Anniversary, the IIC is having theirs out in Vegas this weekend. As with most “big races”, lots of new gear gets shown off. Of particular interest to touring car drivers is a new PROTOform body being raced by Juho Levanen. No details have been released, but if it’s PROTOform its likely to be setting the pace up front. We’ll post complete information when it becomes available, until then you can check out more PROTOform products over on their Official Website.

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Axial Yeti Aluminum Upgrades Axial YetiThe good folks over at ST Racing Concepts have been hard at work creating some Aluminum Upgrades for the Axial Yeti. Knowing the STRC crew, they should be a good fit and extremely durable. Check out the pictures to see all the beefy aluminum goodness STRC is bringing to the Yeti, and hit up This Link to visit the official STRC website.

Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Will we see you this weekend at our 10 Year Anniversary Bash? Attend for a chance to win the new Axial Yeti XL or a Futaba 4PX!

JConcepts Silencer HB D413The folks over at JConcepts have designed a Silencer series body for the high-zoot Hot Bodies D413. Specifically made for performance on high speed circuits, the Silencer for the D413 has a cab forward design with a shark fin in the rear for added stability.

The part number is #0261, it is priced at $26, and you can get more details over on the JConcepts Blog.

Learn more about JConcepts products on BigSquidRC.

T-Bone Racing Shock Tower GuardHere is a unique product from the crew at T-Bone Racing, a new front shock tower protector for the Thunder Tiger EB4-G3. Made from a tough nylon, this protector should come in handy for those hard upside down landings while bashing. It is affordable with a street price of just $6 and its part number is #58004. Click Right Here to get full details over on TBR’s official website.

Find more TBR products Right Here on BigSquidRC.

Pro-line blockade 3.8Blockades are famous for winning races, now Pro-Line is teasing them in the popular 3.8″ Monster Truck size. If you spend much of your time bashing on a hard packed dirt surface the Blockades should give you excellent traction. Expect full details in a few days, until then feel free to head over to Pro-line’s Website for more information on all of their fine products.

Hit up This Link to read about more Pro-Line products on BigSquidRC.

Schumacher SupaStox GT12With that crisp fall air comes indoor season- carpet, high traction, and high speed. New from Schumacher to go fast indoors is the SupaStox GT12. This 1/12th scale kit was designed to go faster and be easier to drive than ever before. Some of its new features include-

* LCG motor mounts
* Adjustable droop screws
* 2.5mm thick chassis
* Multiple servo positions
* Pivot front suspension
* Pivot ball rear end w/ back tube damper
* Adjustable Ackerman

If you are going to get one on order, the part number for the S1 chassis with diff is #K154, the fixed axle carbon fiber version is #K157, and you can get complete details over on the official Schumacher Website.

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HPI E Firestorm FluxHPI Racing has a new 2014 edition of their popular E-Firestorm Flux. This 2wd tenth scale stadium truck has been a favorite of bashers for years, now it is better than ever. Some of its upgrades include-

* New Flux EMH-3S speed controller
* New Flux MMH-4000kV brushless motor
* Comes with a “speed pack” that includes smaller 77 tooth pinion and huge 35 tooth pinion
* Longer battery strap for 3S LiPo packs
* Comes with a wheelie bar
* Now comes with the slipper clutch from the Blitz
* Speeds up to 124km/h or 77 mph

The 2014 edition has a part number of #112878, expect a street price of right around $300, and you can get full details at This Link over on HPI’s website.

Read up on HPI news Right Here on BigSquidRC.