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Kyosho New Owners Bankrupt

New Ownership For Kyosho

Once again we find it troubling to post more industry news of this nature, but Kyosho has announced new ownership. Kyosho has long been a leader in the rc car industry. Various Kyosho cars and trucks have brought thousands upon thousands of new people into our hobby, while their high-end racing program has been dominate in 1/8th buggy over the [...]

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RC4WD Scale Off-Road Adventure Courses

RC4WD Scale Off-Road Adventure Courses

This summer the crew from RC4WD is hitting the road to give all you fans a hands-on experience with their uber-scale rc products. That’s right folks, now You will have the opportunity to Test Drive select RC4WD products at a number of upcoming events. How cool is that? RC4WD is bringing their new Scale Off-Road Adventure Course to upcoming events [...]

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ISDT Battery Chargers Horizon Hobby

iSDT Chargers Now At Horizon Hobby

The folks over at Horizon Hobby have announced that they are now distributing iSDT Battery Chargers. iSDT chargers are known for being high-tech, sporting an ultra-small footprint, as well as being quite affordable. These are the battery charger of choice for serious FPV racers and are bound to become more popular in the surface market. Dealers will be able to [...]

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Horizon Hobby Buying Hobbico

Judge Approves Horizon’s Purchase Of Hobbico

On Monday, a bankruptcy court judge approved Horizon Hobby’s purchase of Hobbico. The two Champaign, Illinois hobby powerhouses are expected to become one this Friday, the date of the end of the sale. Horizon submitted an offer of just under 19 million dollars to acquire Hobbico’s ARRMA and Axial Racing brands, as well as their Tower Hobbies and Great Planes [...]

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LRP Out Of Business

LRP Goes Out Of Business, Lautenbach Racing Products Launche…

It is once again sad for us to post the closing of another iconic rc company. LRP has been in bankruptcy for several months and were not able to find a buyer for their company. On Saturday, March 31st, LRP will be closing forever. However, there is some good news to go along with all this. Newly founded Lautenbach Racing Products [...]

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Horizon Hobby Buying Hobbico

Horizon Hobby Files Bid To Buy Hobbico

BigSquidRC has learned that Horizon Hobby has filed an official bid to buy Hobbico. The bid of just under 19 million dollars was filed earlier today. The closing of the sale is slated for April 6th. Click Here to read more industry news on BigSquidRC.

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Hawaiian Chris Liwanag BigSquidRC Sales

BigSquidRC Appoints "Hawaiian" Chris Liwanag As Sales Direct…

As previously mentioned in THE Cub Report, “Hawaiian” Chris Liwanag has been named as our new Sales Director. Chris was originally born in the Philippines, but moved to Chicago at a young age. Chris went to school here in America and joined the United States military when he got older. Slot cars and full scale drag racing are some of Chris’ [...]

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Hyperion Bitcoin

Hyperion Now Accepting Bitcoin

The world of rc seems to get more high tech every day. An example of this is the fact that Hyperion has announced that they are now accepting Bitcoin for payment when buying off the Hyperion-World website. To make the deal even better, you get an extra 15% off by paying with Bitcoin. Hyperion has long been known for their [...]

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Horizon Hobby Tekno STRC Vanquish

Horizon Hobby Picks Up Tekno, Vanquish, & STRC

That’s right folks, all your favorite Tekno RC, STRC, and Vanquish products will now be available from Horizon Hobby. Horizon will be distributing all three lines to their large dealer network. This allows hundreds of hobby shops across the country to have easy access to the wide range of Tekno vehicles and parts, along with all the uber aluminum goodies [...]

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LRP America

LRP Going Out Of Business In March

After announcing bankruptcy last August, LRP has put out a press release that it will be Closing Its Doors at the end of March. LRP has been searching for a buyer for several months and none has been found, thus resulting in a March 31st 2018 closing date. Once again we are saddened to hear more bad industry news, here [...]

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Brian Kinwald TLR

Brian Kinwald Back At Team Losi Racing

Guess who is headed back to TLR? That’s right folks, Brian Kinwald is back driving for Team Losi Racing. For you new hobbyists, Brian is one of the top racers in our sport. More importantly, he is also considered to be one of, if not the best, rc racers of all time. The 1990’s were virtually owned by Brian as [...]

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Pro-Line Mark Ryan Pavidis

Team Pavidis To Run For Pro-Line

Mark Pavidis has long been a top racer in the rc world. From winning various large races, to national and world championships, Mark has been one of the fastest racers of the last two decades. Now days Mark is racing with his son Ryan. Racing together as Team Pavidis, Mark and Ryan have both opted to run Pro-Line tires for 2018. [...]

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Redcat Racing FLYSKY

Redcat Racing Now A Distributor For FLYSKY Radios

To get more FLYSKY radios in the hands of hobbyists, Redcat Racing has announced that they are now a distributor for the popular radio brand. FLYSKY is best known for their affordable 2.4GHz radio systems, which should mesh well with Redcat’s primary customers. Here is the official press release- “Redcat Racing announces that they are now a North American Distributor [...]

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Brian Smolik HMA

BigSquidRC’s Brian Smolik Joins HMA Council

As eluded to earlier this week in THE Cub Report, the HMA has announced that BigSquidRC’s Brian Smolik has been appointed to their Radio Control Division Council. The Hobby Manufacturers Association (HMA) is our industry’s trade association for manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and publishers. Their mission is to promote model hobbies, as well as giving a united voice to those working in the [...]

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Hitec Surface Manager Mike Mayberry

Mike Mayberry New Hitec Surface Team Manager

The crew at Hitec have recently announced Mike Mayberry as their new surface team manager. For all you aspiring racers out there, Hitec is the team to be on for their high-end servos, as well as their Lynx 4S 2.4GHz radio system. Congrats to Mike on being named their team manager, he has been a member of the Hitec staff [...]

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