The good folks over at Axial Racing recently posted a very detailed explanation of exactly what the term “waterproof” is. Some hobbyists might think that waterproof means you can just throw your truck into a swimming pool without worry, but that is not the case. The Axial crew took the time to explain, in depth, exactly what water does to each part of your truck. They also explain the IPX industrial ratings often used on waterproof electronics. It’s a great read and very informative, Click Right Here to check it out over on Axial’s blog.
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Several months ago our readers declared the Losi 5IVE-T the winner of our annual March Bashness contest. What does that mean? It means our readers voted the 5IVE-T as the king of the bashing hill, and for good reason, it is big, mean, and can take a beating.
The folks over at Horizon Hobby have announced a special offer on the 5IVE-T BND that extends until December 31st. When you purchase a new 5IVE-T BND you can now save $200 instantly. You get the discount at any participating retailer or on the Horizon Hobby Website.
Click Here to see how our March Bashness 2014 unfolded.
Last weekend one pilot rose above the rest to take home the overall win at the 2014 BigSquidRC Quadcopter Championships, that pilot was Jared Bachman. At only 14 years of age, Jared easily won the Micro 6″ class and finished second in the Nano 2″ class, giving him more than enough total points to secure the overall title.
In the Micro 6″ class Jared used an unmodified Blade Nano QX controlled by a JR X9503 to out fly the other pilots, while he used a bone stock Estes Proto-X to finish second in the Nano class.
While Jared has been flying airplanes for 2 years, he has only been flying quads for about 4 months, but that didn’t stop him from flying circles around the other guys. Congrats to Jared on a job well done last weekend, he really showed what could be done with a quad in the hands of a skilled pilot.
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Quadcopter Champion Jared Bachman Gallery
Axial has been a front runner for the mass scale movement the last few years and recently they got a chance to sit down and talk with Mark Allen and Ray Durham from Jeep. They talk about things like how cool the Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler is and the tight relationship between Axial and Jeep. After watching the video’s you see just how serious Jeep and Axial are about putting out great products. To see the interviews simply click THIS LINK to head over to the official Axial blog.
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So a few days ago we posted a very dedicated Spektrum fan and his Spektrum Tattoo! Shortly after we got an email from another hard core RC fan with his Axial Logo Tattoos! Check it out. This was from Jeremy H. from Toronto Canada. Awesome stuff!
Are you this hardcore, and you’ve also gotten an rc related tattoo? If so, shoot us an email right HERE.
It’s Friday.. that means it’s MYSTERY LINK TIME.
I know a whole lot of guys that are hardcore for rc, but I think Eric Callaway has taken it to another level. While at the ShowMe R/C track last weekend I met Eric and found out he is really into Spektrum radio gear. He uses their transmitters, receivers, and servos, pretty much everything they make. In fact, he likes their gear so much he decided to get a full blown Spektrum Tattoo on his forearm to permanently show the world.
Eric isn’t sponsored by Spektrum, it wasn’t done on a dare nor did someone else pay for it, he got it because he really likes their gear. We have to applaud anyone so hardcore for the hobby and I would be surprised if the Horizon/Spektrum crew doesn’t get a hold of Eric to give him a hook-up after seeing his tat.
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It looks like Team Durango is going all out to support their new RTR vehicles. They are working on a new Team Tech Tips webpage that will give setup tips, and general maintenance suggestions as well as videos! THIS LINK has a few videos that are already up! They are pretty interesting, and there is no voice over. So it’s all about teaching by example.
We have posted a useful slipper tuning video after the break for you to check out.. so keep reading.
I couldn’t help but think “Why didn’t I think of that?” when I saw this extremely practical gadget from Hammacher Schlemmer. Although not huge by any means but what an awesome concept for the RC/Cold Beverage lover in all of us? Stats say the RC COOLER will hold a dozen cans or bottles plus ice, but I am thinking probably less so you can keep things extra cool. It will apparently tote around 22lbs of your chilled libation of choice and will conveniently collapse down to 6 1/2 inches tall when not in use. This just gets the rusty cogs turning…. what else can we make RC??
Just like you guys, several of us here at BigSquidRC are big gaming fans. Brian ran across the news today that the new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 special edition Care Package will be loaded up with a trick Quadcopter. It looks like a AR Drone type, but there is no official word if it is actually one or not. So along with all the other special features of the $180 Call of Duty Care Package, you’ll be the owner of a limited edition MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone that you can buzz around your living quarters. Sounds like fun to us, keep an eye out for them at your local gaming headquarters this November.
From now until next Friday, the 23rd, AKA Racing is having a 30% off sale on their entire line of EVO Truggy wheels and tires. There’s a ton of options and I need to get my word count up, so I’ll list most of them for you. On the tire side you can get yourself some of AKA’s I-Beam, Cityblock, Gridiron or Impact tread patterns in your choice of super soft, soft or medium compounds. You can get them unmounted or premounted on white or yellow 0-offset EVO wheels with red inserts, or you can by the red inserts separately.
No need for a coupon code or anything, just start shopping on the EVO Truggy Sale page of the AKA Racing web site.
If you’re in the market for tires, this deal might be for you. If you follow @raceaka on the Twitter you can get a 20% discount code good for any non-sale item. While you’re at the Twitter, why don’t you follow @bigsquidrc? We won’t give you anything for it except our eternal appreciation.
Anyhow, make sure you hit up @raceaka for the discount and then head on over to the AKA website to use it.
Want some see some serious full-scale short course action this weekend? Tune into CBS at 11AM PST/2PM EST on Saturday and check out the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Surprise, AZ. You won’t want to miss it. Get the DVR set at least! Check out the hype video after the jump!