The folks over at ARRMA RC wanted us to let you know that their new website is up and kicking. With all the new 2014 ARRMA products getting to hit the market it arrives at just the right time.
The new ARRMA site was designed to be fast and easy to navigate with all the details and information you would ever need on their latest products. Also found on ARRMA-RC.com are plenty of pictures and videos, as well as easy to locate links for ARRMA’s social media sites. To check it all out simply Click Right Here.
Hit up This Link for more ARRMA news on BigSquidRC.
Team Associated is giving you touring car fans the hook-up lately. Last week they announced their new GReddy Scion and now they have released details on their Apex Series Lexus RC F.
The Associated Lexus RC F uses a highly detailed body on the outside for good looks, while 4wd and a powerful brushless system are used under the hood to get the blood pumping. Its electronics are water-resistant so you can keep bashing regardless of the weather and a 2.4GHz radio system is included.
* Reedy 3300kV 540 motor
* Fully assembled RTR available in two different colors
* Detailed brake components and Lexus RC F 20 spoke wheels
* Includes Reedy 6 cell NiMH 3000mAh battery and charger
* All metal gear transmission
The part number for the Associated Lexus is #30115 and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in September. Get complete details at This Link over on Associated’s website.
Find more Associated news Right Here on BigSquidRC.
Associated Lexus Gallery
A while back I posted the first details of the EncoreRC Invertix400 full-3D capable quadcopter developed by Bobby Watts. The following weeks my email blew up from readers looking for more, or hoping we’d get to fly one and show off video. After talking with Mr. Watts for a few weeks, he got us our own Invertix to build and test! The review is coming soon, but check out all of the unboxing pictures after the jump…
For several years RC Fest has been held to raise awareness for blood donation and blood transfusions. The organizers of the event, the Munds family, work year around to make the event bigger and better than the year before. Last weekend was the 2014 edition of RC Fest, so Brian, Hawaiian Chris, Craig “The Uber Ramp Guy”, and myself, loaded up and went to the quaint town of Tolono Illinois for a day of bashing for a good cause.
The events were a bit different this year, the high speed run and high jump were gone, but new events were added to take their place. This year the events included California style side-by-side racing, figure 8 racing, tug-of-war, and freestyle. RC Fest also included demonstrations for drifting, rock crawling, and airplane/heli/quads.
Our BigSquidRC Bash Crew had a great time at the event, especially the figure 8 racing. The figure 8 was held on a loamy baseball diamond with a jump across the center lane. It might not sound too crazy when written out, but once you put 10 drivers on the course it was pure bedlam, which of course we love. Drivers were jumping, drivers were crashing, drivers were smashing into each other head on, to boil it down, it was pure bashing fun.
Want to learn more about blood donation? Check out This Link to visit the official BloodCenter.org website.
Click Here to check out our coverage of RC Fest last year.
RC Fest Gallery 1
RC Fest Gallery 2
Click the “Read More” button for five more photo galleries after the jump->
Wouldn’t it be cool to make adjustments to your esc from your smartphone? Sure it would! GForce has recently announced their Wi-Fi Link for just that purpose. The GForce Wi-Fi Link allows you to view and make changes to select models of GForce speed controllers from your Android or Apple device. That sounds a lot easier than counting lights or beeps to us. The part number is #G0034 and it is expected to have an August release date. Get more details At This Link over on the GForce website.
Click Here to read more ESC news on BigSquidRC.
The latest on-road weapon from ARC is the 2015 spec of their R10 Touring Car. Loaded with carbon fiber and designed to break lap records, the R10 2015 is a serious touring car.
The 2015 Spec received numerous upgrades over the previous model, some of the updates include-
* Long big bore shocks with longer springs
* 3.5mm carbon fiber shock towers
* 8.5mm steering plate
* Flex motor mount
* Improved top deck
* New upper bulkhead
The part number for the new R10 is #R100006 and you can get more details at This Link over on the official ARC RC website.
Check out This Link to read more Viper RC news on BigSquidRC (Viper distributes ARC here in America).
ARC R10 '15 Gallery
File this under ‘Take My Money!’, the FreqEsKinz folks have announced they now have a bunch of sKinz for many of the Pro-Line Racing bodies!
Not everyone can paint, or knows someone that can make their body look cool, but most people can apply a large decal. The new sKinz are available for the Flo-Tek SVT Raptor,Flo-Tek EVO SC, 1981 Ford Bronco, Dodge Ram True Scale, Phantom Associated B5, Phantom Tekno EB48.2, Phantom Mugen MBX-7 and the Ford Super Duty F-250 Cab.
They are made from a durable vinyl, and are custom cut for each body.
Head over to the FreqEsKinz website, use the coupon code PRO4ME to get a 10% discount!
Want more news about FreqEsKinz from Big Squid? Hit this link to see other products of theirs we have mentioned.
Anyone have a favorite design? They have so many, not sure what one to pick!
While working on upgrading a friend’s Blade 350QX, he asked to get him that ‘new camera mount’ for his GoPro. A few days later, the Yuneec/Blade GB200 Camera Gimbal came in for me to install. Equipped with 2 brushless motors and mounts for the GoPro and CGo1 sport cameras, this gimbal is plug and play with the Blade 350QX and could even be used with other quadcopters after modification. The gimbal has a part number of BLH7910 and can be picked up for $200. Check out the unboxing pictures below!
GB200 Brushless Gimbal Unboxing
There aren’t a whole lot of aftermarket body choices for the Traxxas XO-1 but the folks over at Killerbody RC are out to change that. They have previously released a Corvette body for the Traxxas high speed machine and now they have added an Alfa Romeo 8C body to their catalog.
The Alfa was careful modeled after its full scale counterpart and is available in several different colors and trim levels. For the ultimate in scale realism, Killerbody also has rear view mirrors, windshield wipers, and lighting kits available for the big Alfa. These are all available right now here in the states so hit up This Link over on the official Killerbody website to get complete details.
Thank Goodness It’s Friday, why not check out This Hard Hitting mystery link?
Alfa Romeo for XO-1 Gallery
Team Associated has a new on-road car for your bashing pleasure, an Apex Scion Racing FR-S GReddy edition touring car. The Scion is part of Associated’s affordable Qualifier Series and comes RTR with brushless power.
Set on the Apex 4wd platform, a highly detailed body has the racy look of the full scale version. Under the hood you’ll find waterproof electronics, a 2.4GHz radio system, and a Reedy 3300kV brushless motor.
* High traction racing tires and detailed brake components
* Metal gear servo
* Includes Reedy 6-cell NiMH and wall charger
* CVA front and rear axles
* All metal gears in transmission
* Full bearing set
The part number for the Associated Scion is #30113 and it is set for a September release date. Click Here for full details over on the official Associated website.
Kick off your weekend with a TGIF Mystery Link!
Associated Apex Scion Gallery
Need a new car stand for your touring car or 12th scale pan car? The fine folks over at PROTOform have announced their latest and it looks pretty trick. Made from a tough alloy and power coated black, it makes your car easier to wrench on while making your pit spot look sano. Four rubber grommets are used to keep your car from sliding around, while four holes in the top are perfect for rebuilding shocks.
The part number is #6256-00 and they are street priced at $34. Hit up This Link to get complete details over on PROTOform’s official website.
What else has PROTOform been up to lately? Find out Right Here on BigSquidRC.
Pro-Line has a new Trifecta Wing for your 8th scale buggy or truggy. The Trifecta was designed for three things – performance, style, and durability. The futuristic design uses large center fins to add stability while dimples are used to create a “golf ball” aerodynamic effect to increase low speed downforce.
The part number for yellow is #6249-02, black is #6249-03, and white is #6249-04. Street pricing is $16 and you can get complete details Right Here on Pro-Line’s website.
Read up on your Pro-Line news at This Link on BigSquidRC.
All you Carisma fans will be happy to hear that 3 new models are now available here in the states.
The first new model is the M40S Volkswagen Golf 24. This is a 1/10th scale 4wd RTR that comes on the durable M40S platform. Some of its features and specifications include-
* Street price $169
* Wheelbase- 10″
* Length- 14.7″
* Track width- 7.2″
* 540 brushed motor and 2.4GHz radio system
* Shaft 4wd with 3 differentials
* Comes with battery and charger
The second new model is the GTMK3 Touring Car. This is a 4wd 1/14th scale roller designed for big fun in small spaces. Some of its features and specifications include-
* Street price $99
* Wheelbase- 185mm
* Length- 310mm
* Track width- 135mm
* Threaded aluminum shocks
* Full bearing set
* FRP chassis, top deck, and towers
* Slipper and 2 ball differentials
* Belt driven
* Clean body and wing
The third new model here in the states is the GTB 4WD Race Buggy. The GTB has been quite dominant overseas in small scale racing and finally we get a chance to wheel them here. The GTB is 1/16th scale 4wd roller that comes without electronics. Some of its features and specs include-
* Street price- $139
* Wheelbase- 190mm
* Length- 275mm
* Track Width- 205mm
* Threaded aluminum shocks
* Clear cab forward body and wing
* FPR chassis and towers
* Belt driven with slipper clutch
* Front and rear ball diffs
Click Right Here to visit the official Carisma website, or Click Here to visit the Falcon Hobby website where you can order one of the new Carismas.
To read even more Carisma news check out This Link on BigSquidRC.
New Carisma Models USA