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2016 HobbyTown USA National Convention

2016 HobbyTown USA Convention Wrap Up

You know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”. If that saying is true, this 2016 HobbyTown Convention wrap up should be good for nearly 40,000. Check out the pictures below to take in the various sights from the convention. You’ll find pictures of the Kyosho, Tamiya, Venom, Castle, A Main, and Imex booths. You’ll also see pictures [...]

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Hitec HobbyTown USA

Hitec Booth At The HobbyTown USA Convention

As you have probably noticed, Hitec has announced a bunch of new gear this year. Luckily, we got a chance to take a look at many of them in person at the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention. Of course the Hitec crew had a plethora of high-end servos on hand, but they also had a pair of their new drones. The Racer [...]

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FireBrand RC HobbyTown 2016

HobbyTown Convention 2016 – FireBrand RC Booth

In the last couple of years, FireBrand RC has become a big player in the rc industry. It is easy to see why, they put out a continuous stream of unique and trendy products. From their ultra-trick drift wheel/tire combos, to a wide assortment of bodies, FireBrand has been winning over fans worldwide. At the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention we got [...]

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Pro-Line HobbyTown 2016

Pro-Line Racing Booth – HobbyTown USA Convention

We always have a blast when we get to hang out with the crew from Pro-Line Racing. The 2016 HobbyTown Convention was no different. They are always super knowledgeable about their products, plus they simply love to talk rc. Pro-Line has long been THE leader in rc tires and bodies, at the 2016 HobbyTown show they had a ton of [...]

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Hobbico HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico At The 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention

If you work within the hobby then you already know who Hobbico is, if not, they are the largest model hobby company in the world. In the surface world they are best known for names like ARRMA, Dromida, Axial, and Team Durango. They are also the exclusive distributor here in the states for lines like Futaba and O.S. Engines. Hobbico has [...]

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Horizon Hobby HobbyTown USA

Horizon Hobby Booth At The 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention

Also in attendance at the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention were the good folks from Horizon Hobby. You know Horizon from such names as ECX, Losi, Spektrum, and Blade, and their booth/room was filled with all the latest in rc goodies. Upon entering the room, the new 1/5th scale Losi Monster Truck XL could not be missed. These are in stock and [...]

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HPI Racing HobbyTown USA

HPI Racing At The HobbyTown USA Convention

We have to say that it was really nice to see HPI Racing at the 2016 HobbyTown USA National Convention. HPI has had a rather wild year, to see their new products, and to get a chance to talk to the new people in charge, was really cool. We got a chance to look, ok drool, over some of their [...]

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Firelands Group – Hobbytown USA Convention 2016

This week the BigSquidRC Bash Crew loaded up and headed towards Lincoln Nebraska for the annual HobbyTown USA National Convention. The convention is held at the Embassy Suits hotel in downtown Lincoln, a city that is also home to HobbyTown USA’s national headquarters. We are extremely honored that the HobbyTown USA folks invite us out every year so that we [...]

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Reminder – Rock Racing at Leisure Hours Raceway

Wanted to show off a quick panorama shot of the Leisure Hours Raceway Rock Racing track! This track is a BLAST to drive on, but it’s not for the weak. Check out some of the action shots of the Yeti below. The rocks are huge, the turns are huge, the hills are huge! Go big or go home right? The [...]

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Summer Carnage

Upcoming Event – Summer Carnage In Rockford Illinois

Do you live in the Midwest and have been looking for a scale off-road event to hit this summer? If so, take a look at the event flyer posted above. The Rock Valley RC Crawlers along with Race’em R/C & Hobbies is putting on Summer Carnage in Rockford Illinois. The event takes place on Saturday July 30th and has a [...]

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2016 Futaba O.S. Nitro Challenge

Coming In August, Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge

BigSquidRC is all about bashing, you very rarely see us promoting an actual “race” style event. However, the BSRC Bash Crew has attended the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge since its inception. It is a HUGE 1/8th scale nitro race that attracts some of the best racers in the world. Plus, it is held at a track that we test at on [...]

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Rock Racing at Leisure Hours Raceway

Wrench and I stopped out at Leisure Hours Raceway to check out their first opening test and tune day at their new Rock Racing Course. The track itself is pretty gnarly and not for the weak! All those that get upset at a tiny dent in a back straight need not apply! This track eats trucks for lunch and spits [...]

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BigSquidRC Long Jump Contest

Record Long Jump Video – Big Squid RC

We recently posted about our Long Jump Event where Paul flew an amazing 262 feet! It took a while to get all the footage from all the cameras together and cut, but it’s finally here! There is some great footage, and it’s amazing to watch how high and how far these vehicles were going. It was crazy to be there, [...]

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Rock Racing Track Opening at Leisure Hours Raceway

Looking to get in some rock racing action? Well if you are in the Midwest, you are in luck. The good folks over at Leisure Hours Raceway have let us know that this Saturday (June 4th, 2016) they are having their opening test and tune day of their new Rock Racing course! Then every other week they are hosting organized [...]

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BigSquidRC Long Jump Contest

Records Smashed At Big Squid Long Jump Competition

Last weekend in Champaign IL, the BigSquidRC Bash Crew held a special Long Jump Competition. Our Bash Crew gathered up a bunch of cars, a bunch of people, and met up at World famous Speed Run Road to go big and have a fun day of bashing. The longest jump of the day was laid down by Paul Bludgen from Midlothian [...]

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