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Mon-Tech M10 Body
For all you 1/10th scale World GT drivers, a company from Italy called Mon-Tech has announced their new M10 body. The M10 has a sleak look and was made to fit 200mm 1/10th scale pan cars. Molded from .75mm polycarbonate, it includes window masks, decals, and a high downforce rear wing. To get more details, simply hit up This Link to head over to Mon-Tech’s official website.

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Matrixline Bugatti Veyron
Make your 1/10 touring car look like it is going 200 mph even when sitting still with the Bugatti Veyron body from Matrixline RC. The Matrixline Veyron comes clear so you can put your personal paint scheme on it and was designed to fit 195mm electric touring cars. The body includes a decal sheet, overspray film, window masks, and light buckets.

The part number is #PC201406, these are available right now, and you can get more details over on the offical Matrixline Website.

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Exotek TLR 22 Front Shock Tower
Indoor racing season is officially here in the Midwest, a time when many hobbyists grab their 2wd race buggies and head inside to get their rc fix. However, many indoor tracks are tight, technical, and generally rough on cars.

If you are a TLR 22 driver looking to beef up your buggy for indoor use, the new Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower from Exotek should interest you. At a full 5mm thick, it is a beast that should survive even the worst of crashes (or hacks from the driver behind you). The Exotek tower is lightweight and also has a large open area for better aerodynamics.

The part number is #1451, it is priced at $24, and HERE is the link for complete details over on Exotek’s website.

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RC4WD Beadlock Wheels Traxxas T-Maxx Revo
Want some seriously cool bling wheels for your Traxxas T-Maxx/Revo? Have a problem flinging tires off the wheels? The new Locker Beadlock aluminum wheels from RC4WD could be the hot ticket for you.

Made from CNC machined billet aluminum, the new wheels from RC4WD can add a hot new look to your T-Maxx/Revo. To help keep your tires where they are supposed to be (on the wheel), they feature a beadlock design. Each set of wheels comes with both 14mm and 17mm hex adapters making for an easy install on a wide variety of trucks.

* Size- 3.58″
* Width- 2.13″
* Negative Offset- 0.94″
* Weight (each)- 11.8oz

The part number is #Z-W0144 and they are street priced at $229 for a set of four. These are available right now and you can get complete details
Right Here on the RC4WD website.

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TBR ECX Ruckus 4x4 Front Bumper
The ECX Ruckus 4×4 is quite a bash machine, but it can be made tougher still with one of the new Basher Series Front Bumpers from T-Bone Racing. The T-Bone bumper is made out of tough nylon and uses a top brace for extra support. Like many of the products from TBR, it also comes with their lifetime warranty against breakage.

The part number is #19010, they are priced at $23, and these are available right now for your bashing pleasure. To get even more details hit up the Official TBR Website.

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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.

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Update: Now with video!

RC4WD 1/14 Lowboy Trailer
If you own a Tamiya 1/14 King Hauler Tractor Truck then you’ll be stoked to see the latest creation from RC4WD, a scale realistic 14th scale Lowboy Trailer. The lowboy was designed with help from Joe at SemiJoe’s Truck Stop and is perfect for pulling behind your King Hauler.

* Length- 47.5″
* Width- 8.9″
* Weight- 250oz
* 12mm wheel hexes
* Built in LED pockets for adding lights
* Detachable gooseneck
* Made from CNC machined aluminum
* Designed for use with Tamiya tractor semi truck coupler

The part number is #Z-H0005, they are priced at $799, and they are available right now. Get complete details by hitting up This Link over on RC4WD’s website.

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 Schelle Nova Lockout Plate
For you guys running the high zoot Schelle Slipper Clutch, Schelle is now offering a Lockout Plate. The lockout eliminates the slipper clutch and gives you direct drive, which can come in pretty handy on high grip tracks or in basher events like tug-of-war. The part number for the lockout is #SCH1315, it is street priced at $8, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Schelle website.

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Orion Advantage Touch V2 Charger
The folks over at Team Orion have announced a new charger, the Advantage Touch V2. Featuring a touch screen, the Advantage Touch V2 is an AC/DC charger that can charge a wide variety of different cell chemistries.

* Charges NiMH, NiCd, LiPo, LiFe, LiIon and Pb
* Updatable firmware
* Advanced cell balancing w/ 4-in-1 balance board
* Touch sensitive 3” 400 x 240 color TFT-LCD display
* Charge current- .1 to 7 amps
* Includes TRX, Deans, Tamiya, alligator, EC3, BEC and Futaba charge leads

The part number is #ORI30258 and you can hit up This Link for complete details over on Orion’s website.

Why not Smile, it is Friday after all!

RC4WD Predator Tracks Vaterra Twin Hammers
It might be a hard pill to swallow, but snow is right around the corner. What better way to bash this winter than with a set of RC4WD Predator Tracks?

The RC4WD crew now has Predator mounting kits for the Vaterra Twin Hammers. These are made from aluminum, anodized in black, and make it easy to mount Predator Tracks to your Vaterra.

The part number for the front mounting kit is #Z-S1252, it is priced at $29, and Here Is The Link for full details over on RC4WD’s website.

The rear set is part number #Z-S1254, has a price of $69, and you can Click Here for more details.

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HobbyZone Fazer Quadcopter
The nano sized quadcopter wars are really heating up for the Christmas buying season. The latest entry into the class is from HobbyZone with their Faze RTF Ultra Small Quadcopter.

The HobbyZone Faze is an RTF that comes with everything you need to get flying inside the box. The Faze’s small size makes it easy to fly indoors, while its affordable price point makes it easy on your wallet. Some of its key features include-

* Easy to use flip mode
* Low, medium and high rate select-able from transmitter
* Comes with spare props
* Comes with 100 mAh LiPo and charger
* Weighs only 12.2 grams
* 2.4GHz transmitter that runs off two AAA batteries (included)
* USB charge cable

The part number is #HBZ8300, it is street priced at $39, and it is expected to hit hobby shops in mid October. For complete details hit up This Link over on the official HobbyZone website.

The entire BigSquidRC Bash Crew hopes you have a great weekend. Why not take a chance on a TGIF Mystery Link?

Graupner X-8N
After signing a deal with Tower Hobbies, it is easier than ever to get Graupner products here in the States. One of the latest and greatest products from Graupner is the X-8N transmitter.

The X-8N is a 2.4GHz 4 channel surface transmitter for use in cars, trucks, and boats. The Graupner boasts a laundry list of features, some of the highlights include-

* 128 x 64 pixel TFT display
* Ultra fast 2.4GHz HoTT technology
* Steering wheel can be mounted right or left handed
* Telemetry
* Telemetry storage via micro SD card
* Bidirectional communication between transmitter and receiver
* Voice output via headphones

The part number is #S1018, it is street priced at $249, and This Is The Link you want for full details over on the official Graupner website.

Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Have a TGIF Mystery Link on us.

SAC Heli Fun Fly

So I spoke very highly of my trip to Indiana for the IRCHA Jamboree last month, probably enough to make you curious as to what do you see when professional RC helicopter pilots take to the sky!

For all you midwest/Chicago metropolitan area RC enthusiasts, the Surburban Aeroclub of Chicago is hosting their annual Helicopter Fun Fly this Saturday. This year they have a list of pro pilots making appearances to meet everyone and show off their skills, including Mitch Marozas and the others listed on the above flyer! I met most of these pilots at IRCHA, and can’t wait to see them again. This is a free to spectate event, and AMA helicopter pilots can join in the fun for $10.

I will be there representing Raging Rotors as well as being a team pilot for HobbyTown Orland Park (aka I’ll be working and flying). I will be flying my 350QX, 200QX, and more! Stop by the HobbyTown table and say hi!

Until next time, Stay Shiny and Keep Flyin’!