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Horizon Hobby At E-Fest 2016

Also out in full force at E-Fest 2016 was the good folks from Horizon Hobby. The Horizon booth was filled with all sorts of new flying gear. They had their latest helicopters, airplanes, drones, and FPV products all on display. What caught our eyes first in the Horizon booth was their latest Blade quadcopters. The Chroma has been a big hit [...]


Hobbico E-Fest 2016

Hobbico Booth at E-Fest 2016

Early each year flying fans in the Midwest are treated to an indoor event held in Champaign Illinois called E-Fest. Sponsored by Hobbico, it brings together hobbyists from several states, allowing them to get in some winter flying time. E-Fest also has a long “manufacturers row” where companies can show off the latest and greatest in flying gear. With Hobbico being [...]



The multi-million dollar drone racing league goes live.

What’s that you say? You STILL don’t believe me, your humble neighborhood drone writer, that FPV racing is taking over in 2016? Well then, I implore you to check out the upcoming DRL or Drone Racing League. While organizations like Multi GP have been taking a community-driven, “grass roots” approach to FPV racing (which is AWESOME, by the way. Multi GP is a fantastic organization and I [...]



World Drone Prix – The $1,000,000 FPV Race

I suppose it’s safe to say that FPV drone racing is blowing up. The recently announced World Drone Prix promises to pay out a ridiculous $1 million in prize money. Set to take place in March of 2016 in Dubai, the announcement was made on the last day of the World Air Games at Skydive Dubai’s Palm drop zone by [...]



The Big Race – X1 Fall Classic

You could not ask for a more beautiful day for a race. The air was filled with the buzzing of what sounded like a swarm of bee’s ale formula 1. But don’t blink these guys are FAST! Last Sundays X1 Fall Classic Race sponsored by Mad Labs was fun and filled with excitement. The day was full of fast action, fierce competition, [...]


multi gp race flyer


Looking to do a little drone racing? Come out for a day filled with fun and the excitement of Multi GP Racing. Learn to fly and race quad copters with some of the best pilots available. New flyers are welcome, there will be experts available to help tune your drone, learn to race by flying along side the pilots. There will also be [...]


ST Louis RC Freaks 2015 Bash

Event Coverage – 2015 RC Freaks Springdale Park Bash

Last weekend the BigSquidRC Bash Crew had the pleasure of attending an organized bash put on by the St. Louis RC Freaks. The RC Freaks are a bunch of hobbyists that hang out on-line on the RC Freaks Facebook group, but every so often they like to meet up in person and get their bash on. While our BSRC Bash [...]


Futaba Electric Challenge

2015 Futaba Electric Challenge This Weekend

The Futaba Electric Challenge starts today at Leisure Hours Raceways in Joliet Illinois. This is the 5th annual running of the event, one that has become a favorite of racers in the Midwest. Nine different classes are offered, with racing taking place on the Leisure Hours outdoor track on Saturday, then switching to the indoor track on Sunday. Points are [...]


JConcepts New Red Hobbies Bash 4.0

JConcepts & New Red Hobbies Bash 4.0

Yesterday we posted about the RC Freaks bash in St Louis this Sunday, today we have received word about a bash coming up for hobbyists down in Florida. JConcepts has joined forces with New Red Hobbies to put on their Bash 4.0. This bash is unique that it combines a bunch of different types of rc into one huge event. [...]


RC Freaks Bash

Bash In St Louis This Weekend

Live in the Midwest and looking for a place to bash this weekend? The St. Louis Missouri RC Freaks are putting on a big bash this Sunday. The Springdale Park Bash is open to all the popular scales of rc cars/trucks and to both gas and electric powered vehicles. The BigSquidRC Bash Crew will be there in full force to [...]



GoDroneX FPV Racing in Chicago Suburbs

GoDroneX with the Suburban Aero Club of Chicago are taking this year’s National Model Aviation Day by storm by hosting FPV Racing at the Tinley Creek Flying Field this Saturday, August 15. Proceeds from the entry fees go to the Wounded Warrior Project, and you will get an opportunity to see yours truely! See all the details at the GoDroneX webpage, and see you Saturday!


Futaba Nitro Challenge 2015

2015 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Going on this weekend in St Louis Missouri is the 2015 Futaba Nitro Challenge. Myself and several members of the BigSquidRC Bash Crew made it down to the St Louis Dirtburners track on Friday to check things out and we had a blast. If you are in the area please consider dropping by to see some of the best racers [...]



Axialfest 2015 Event Coverage

Were you at Axialfest 2015? Did you see Adam and Allyson while you were there? Did they take a picture of your ride? This post is going to have a TON of pics, you have been warned! Coming from two people that have never been to such an event, we didn’t know what to expect going into Cisco Grove. After a [...]


HPI Racing Bash Party

HPI Racing 2015 Bash Party

Coming up on August 9th is the first HPI off-road Bash Party of the year. Sorry Americans, the event is being held in Nottingham England, but our European readers should be in for a fantastic time. Participants can expect-> * The entire event is FREE! * A large selection of HPI kits will be on hand for drivers to experience in person * [...]


HobbyTown USA National Convention

2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention Wrap Up

With this post we bring a wrap to our HobbyTown USA National Convention coverage. The ’15 show was awesome, an extremely well run event with loads of fun for attendees and lots of business opportunities for the manufacturers. Take a look at the pictures below to get a better feel for what we saw at the show and we would [...]