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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 [...]


HPI Racing Europe

HPI Europe News

Emails and phone calls have been pouring in. Yesterday, HPI Europe posted this on their website- “The affairs, business and property of Hobby Products International Europe Limited are being managed by Eddie Williams and Nick Wood, appointed as Joint Administrators on 14 January 2016. The Joint Administrators act as agent of the company without personal liability. Eddie Williams is authorised by the ICAEW [...]



FAA in Federal Court Over Drone Registration Rules

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the backlash associated with the recent FAA registration news has begun. In a move that seems to be the next logical progression from the model aircraft community, the FAA is being challenged in federal court with the hopes that hobbyists – including children as young as 13 – won’t have to file their names and home addresses [...]


K&N Horizon Hobby

K&N Filters Teams Up With Horizon Hobby For Video

Check out this cool cross promotion #LiveYourDream video between K&N Filters and Horizon Hobby. The video has Pro full scale driver Bradley Morris, and features both a Vaterra Drift car as well as a ECX Short Course Truck. Both vehicles will be available very soon from Horizon Hobby with the official K&N livery.



FAA shuts down 36+ model aircraft clubs in Washington, DC

With what is sure to be the first of many headlines generated on the heels of the FAA’s mandatory registration news, here is an…. *ahem* “interesting” piece of news from our nation’s capital. The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down at least 36 model aircraft clubs in the Washington, DC area, citing a new, extended no-fly zone for drones around the nation’s capital. Beginning in [...]


Maverick RC

Big News- Maverick RC Coming To America

Big news bash fans, Maverick RC is dropping early 2016 right here in America! Ok, so many of you may have never heard of Maverick RC before, but they are big over in Europe for their affordable and bash oriented product line-up. Maverick has an entire line of vehicles from 1/18th to 1/8th, from monster trucks to touring cars, and [...]


Cubby Quadcopter Shovel

Chicago Council Passes Drone Ordinance

According to a Chicago Channel 9 news report, ( Link to WGN News) the city council approved a new ordinance which will ban drones from flying near hospitals, schools and churches. Drone operators also can’t fly directly over a person or property without getting permission first. The park district will set up designated areas where the drones can fly freely. (Can’t wait [...]


Antix By LRP

New ANTIX Product Line By LRP

Today LRP has announced an entirely new product line called Antix. The Antix line is aimed right at the bashing crowd and will start off with a line of LiPo Batteries that are high on performance while being easy on the wallet. Read below for the entire press release- “As of today, there is one more brand in the world. [...]


Pro-Line Recon G6

Pro-Line Now The Official Scale Accessory Of Recon G6

The good guys over at Pro-Line are proud to announce that they are now the Official Scale Accessory of the Recon G6 series. For those of you just getting back from a long trip to Mars, the Recon G6 is an extremely popular off-road series where participants push their scale appropriate Axial vehicles over all sorts of gnarly terrain. Pro-Line [...]


Maclan Racing

New RC Company – Maclan Racing

There is a new high performance brushless motor, ESC and accessory company on the rc scene, their name is Maclan Racing. This new line of products will be available to dealers via Hobby Authority Distribution based out of Redmond, Washington, USA. It won’t be long until they start announcing their new products, in the meantime you can hit up This [...]



Drone Operators Need to Register Aircraft

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that they are creating a new task force to figure out the rules and solve the questions and problems ahead that will come from requiring unmanned aircraft to be registered. Now keep in mind, we here at Big Squid RC are all about safety and rules (for the most part) but most of [...]


Castle Creations

Beware Of Counterfeit Castle Creations 8th Scale Motors

Everyone has seen a fake Rolex. They look close to the real deal on the outside but are a mess on the inside. Our rc hobby is not immune to counterfeits as seen by the emergence of Counterfeit Castle Creations Brushless Motors being sold on various websites. These knock-off motors look close (but are not exactly the same) as a [...]


MaxAmps 10 Year Anniversary

MaxAmps Recognized As A Trusted Google Store

The good folks over at MaxAmps have put out a press release to let everyone know they have just been recognized as a Trusted Google Store. To find out exactly what that means you can read the entire press release below and you can hit up This Link to check out all the batteries on their website., which offers batteries [...]


Fire Brand RC

Fire Brand RC Picked Up By Multiple HobbyTown USA Locations

There is some big news for all you Fire Brand RC fans out there, they have been picked up by over 35 HobbyTown USA stores. Soon it will be much easier to find all those trick Fire Brand RC bodies, wheels & tires, and chassis wraps at your local hobby shop! Congrats to the entire crew at Fire Brand for [...]


Horizon Hobby Sphero

Horizon Hobby to Distribute Sphero Products

Soon, thanks to the folks at Horizon Hobby, you’ll be able to buy Sphero products from your local Horizon dealer. Ok, so you know who Horizon is, they are a major distributor to your local hobby shop and have lines like ECX, Vaterra, Blade, Losi, and Spektrum. But who is Sphero? Some of you may recognize their products from shops [...]