What is the most popular social media site for the teenage crowd? No, it isn’t it Facebook, it is Tumblr. Maybe you’ve never been to, or even heard of, Tumblr, but it is all the rage among the teen crowd. Our new Tumblr page is now up and we have put our resident teenager in charge, Adam “The Intern”. You won’t find any press releases or other “rc news” on our Tumblr page, just some cool rc pictures and information about life in the hobby. What else will you find on the BSRC Tumblr page? That is totally up to Adam, he is known for his creativity so it should be interesting to see what he comes up with.
Whether you are a teenager or not, we cordially invite you to check out the new BigSquidRC Tumblr page.
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. READ MORE
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.
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!
So I don’t normally get all jacked up over helicopters. It’s just not my scene. However, this video from Break.com just blew me away! Check out this guy landing a heli on a wall… Just NUTS! Thanks to Larry H. from Oklahoma City (GO SOONERS!) for giving me the heads up on this!
I flippin’ LOVE the X Games! Team Associated has just signed two bad boys from the freestyle motocross scene; Mark Monea and Cam Sinclair. Look for both of these guys to light it up in the “Best Trick” competition. For those of you who don’t follow the X Games, Cam brought home the gold last year with a SICK double backflip. Mark is known as the first guy to land the Carry-On, which is just a ridiculous 360 front flip.
If you’ve been shopping for some Reedy LiPos, you’ve probably had a bit of trouble finding them. Well wait no more, the gang at Reedy has just sent along a note that their 60c Competition LiPos are back in stock and shipping out as we speak.
If you’ll recall, these batteries are available in all kinds of configurations, including single cell and 2S stick packs rated at 5500 mAh, and 2S saddle packs with 5200 mAh capacity. All styles feature a hard case and 4mm socket connectors.
Prices range from $97.99 on the low end to $166.99 on the high. Check out the Reedy website for more info.
Are you a dad? Are you a dad that has kids that don’t listen to you? It’s because you don’t hit them enough. Then you probably didn’t get what you wanted for Father’s Day. Well Horizon Hobby is to the rescue with their “What You Didn’t Get For Father’s Day” giveaway. They are giving three lucky dads the chance to win anything they want from the Horizon Hobby web store worth up to $500. Entry is simple, just go to their Facebook page, click the Like button so you can post on their wall, then leave a message there telling them what you REALLY wanted for Father’s Day and why you think it’s cool. Whoever wins gets the thing they really wanted as a prize, so make sure you pick something that is exactly $500, no point in cheaping out on it. The entry deadline is July 4th, so get to entering and check out the Horizon website for all the details and fine print.
Sunday is Father’s Day, and to celebrate Pro-Line is having a Father’s Day sale this weekend. Orders placed starting today and going through Sunday are eligible for an extra 20% off when you use the coupon code #1PLDAD20 on checkout. While you’re busy ordering stuff for yourself your dad, don’t forget to give him a call and wish him a happy Father’s Day. For all the Father’s out there, make sure you get what you want by telling your kids about this sale.
It’s a few months late, but so what, right? The Reedy526-S super simple charger is now shipping out to retailers. For those that missed the initial announcement and are too lazy to click that link above, the 526-S is a simple and to the point LiPo and LiFe compatible charger with a built in balancer, AC/DC input, 2S-6S charge capability, and simple one-button operation.
The 526-S should have a street price hovering around the $65 mark. Check out the Reedy website for more info.