The guys over at West Mountain Radio have announced a new battery charger for their CBA battery discharge unit. The new CBA charger allows you to do long cycle life battery tests without having to remove the battery from the CBA system, thus saving time and effort. Maximum current during charging is 10 amps at 24 volts, and the unit has a street price of $99. For more information on this one hit up the official West Mountain Radio Website.
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We are all about bashing here at BigSquidRC, and when it comes to hardcore bashing Monster Trucks are kings of the hill. In the last couple of years Thunder Tiger has built a strong reputation around their MT4 G3 monster truck, and we’ve just received information on the newest big truck from them, their e-MTA. The new e-MTA comes with all the essentials of a hardcore bash machine, plus some pretty trick suspension for soaking up the really ugly stuff. Here are some of the features and specs-
* Horizontal mounted 17mm piston big bore shocks
* Shaft driven 4wd
* Cougar 2.4 GHz radio system
* Ace BLC-150C brushless speed controller and 2000 kv brushless motor
* Uses up to 6S Lipo power
* Waterproof Ace high torque servo
* Innovative integrated chassis design
* 17mm wheel hexes
* Single battery compartment w/ quick release door
* Low CG design
* New, more durable transmission
* Weather sealed receiver box
* Wheelbase- 370mm
* Weight- 4820g
* Length- 620mm
* Width- 445mm
* Height- 220mm
* Part #6403-F
We have no official word on when (or even if) it is going to hit the states. Till then, hit up the official Thunder Tiger USA Website to view some of their other fine products.
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Thunder Tiger e-MTA Gallery
Looking to turn your HPI 5B into a truly scale looking buggy? If so Kraken RC has a new true scale kit to turn your 5th scale HPI into a Class 1 buggy.
Street price is said to be right around $300, and the kit is rumored to be hitting the market in the next few weeks. Hit up the official Kraken RC Website for more information.
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Working with the clutch on your nitro engine can sometimes be a pain, but the guys over at VP Pro are looking to change that. VP Pro has just announced their new compact clutch tool RS-614 made specifically to make your life easier. The tool folds down to take up less space in your pit box and it is super easy to operate. Hit up the official VP-Pro Website for more information on all of their products.
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Winter is the time that many rc drivers grab their favorite 10th scale 4wd buggy and head to their nearest indoor track. Caster Racing USA has a pretty trick 4wd 10th scale buggy, the V3 US Spec S10B Perfect 10 Pro Kit. The crew over at Caster have bullet proofed the Perfect 10 buggy and it should be quite a weapon for racing or hardcore bashing. Some of the features and specifications include-
* 4wd shaft drive system
* High grade T6 aluminum chassis
* Super low center of gravity Lexan cab forward body
* Adjustable slipper clutch
* Center diff
* Uses saddle pack batteries
* All new captured CVD’s
* 13mm big bore shocks
* 2mm pin, pro hexes
* Hardened out-drives
* Gear diffs
* Metal ring and pinion gears
* Part #S10B V3
Street price for the 2013 Perfect 10 buggy kit is $360 and you can get even more information on all of Caster Racing USA’s products by visiting their Official Website.
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Caster Racing S10B Pro 4wd Buggy Kit Gallery
Looking for a powerful 4 channel charger? Hitec has just announced their new H4 Multi-charger. Inside its aluminum case is an easy to read backlit display and four high powered computer controlled outputs. Some of the specs and features include-
* All four outputs capable of 120 watts of charging power (up to 8 amps)
* Outputs can be paired (mono’ed) for two 240 watt charge ports, or two 120 watt ports and a single 240 watt
* Upgradeable firmware
* PC-interface capability via HPP-22 PC Interface
* Charges Lithium, NiCd/NiMH and lead acid chemistries
* Part #44186
Expect a street price of $290, hit THIS link for more information on the official Hitec website.
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Poison Spyder makes some pretty uber full scale off-road hop-ups. Axial has now released some official licensed Poison Spyder gear to put on your SCX10 series truck. To take your scaler to another level Axial now has- Poison Spyder JK Crusher Front Flares, JK Crusher Rear Flares, JK Brawler Lite Front Bumper, and JK RockBrawler Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier. All the pieces come with the hardware you need, and were designed to be easy to install.
The part numbers you’ll need are-
* AX80121 for the front flares
* AX80122 for the rear flares
* AX80125 for the front bumper
* AX80126 for the rear bumper/tire carrier
Street price for front flares, rear flares, and front bumper is $16 each, while the rear bumper/tire carrier has a street price of $24. Hit up the official Axial Website for more information.
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Axial SCX10 Poison Spyder Gallery
Axial has just announced some new officially licensed Maxxis Trepador tires in R35 compound for your scale crawler. These bolt right on your 1.9″ wheels and give outstanding traction on rocks and in the mud. They even have a multi-stage and staggered shoulder pattern to give you more traction when you find yourself in really tight spots. Some of the other specs include-
* Fully Licensed by Maxxis
* 4.6″ height x 1.25″ tread width, 1.5″ overall width
* Fits on all 1.9 wheels
* Directional tread pattern
* Molded in ultra sticky R35 rubber compound
* Foams are included
* Part #AX12019
Street price for the new Trepadors is $24 a pair and you can get more information by hitting up Axial’s official Website.
Congrats, we’ve finally made it to Friday. Dare you hit the Mystery Link?
If the Thunder Tiger TS2e we recently mentioned wasn’t your thing, then maybe the 4WD version is what you are looking for! The new Thunder Tiger TS4e is a RTR, Brushless powered 4WD touring car that is ready for some serious action.
• Cougar GP2 2.4GHz radio system
• All electronics are included and installed
• Dual belt, four-wheel drivetrain
• Powerful 3300kV brushless motor and ESC
• Independent double wishbone suspension with 4 adjustable oil-filled shocks
• Factory-printed touring car body in 4 color schemes
• Length: 16.5 in (420 mm)
• Width: 7.5 in (190 mm)
• Height: 5 in (125 mm)
• Weight: 3 lb (1400 g)
• Wheelbase: 10.2 in (260 mm)
Thunder Tiger TS4e Gallery
All that for a street price if about $240 should make the Thunder Tiger TS4e a popular choice when it hits stores soon.
Hit up the official Thunder Tiger Website for more information.
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Looking for an affordable electric touring car to bash out in the street with? Thunder Tiger has just announced their new TS2e 10th scale touring car that you might be interested in. We’ve found the newer Thunder Tiger vehicles to be quite durable and good bashers, no doubt the new TS2e will continue that streak. Some of the features and specs for the latest from Thunder Tiger include-
* Cougar GP2 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system
* S540 brushed motor
* Composite nylon tub chassis
* Belt drive
* Ace RC Veloci RC with Forward/brake/reverse speed controller
* F1 style front suspension
* Independent 3-point rear suspension
* Trimmed and pre-painted body
* Oil filled plastic body shocks
* Adjustable, true Ackerman steering system
* Front foam bumper
* Length: 16.5″ (420mm)
* Width: 7.5″ (190mm)
* Height: 4.9″ (125mm)
* Weight: 3lbs (1400g)
* Wheelbase: 10.2″ (260mm)
* Four colors available- Red, Orange, Green, Blue
* Part #6580-F28X (X for the different colors)
Thunder Tiger TS2e Gallery
Street pricing for the new Thunder Tiger TS2e is $150 and they should be hitting hobby shop shelves in late November. Hit up the official Thunder Tiger Website for more information.
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Pro-Line Racing puts out the coolest looking bodies in the rc business and they recently released a teaser picture for their upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor body. As you can see in the picture above, the body has a great scale appearance with lots of cool detailing that should bolt right on to most standard sized short course trucks, just the ticket for you Ford Raptor fans. More information will be released on this one shortly, till then hit up Pro-Lines Official Website to view some of their other fine products.
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Yokomo rc cars had a huge presence here in the states years ago, and they are still makers of high end racing rc vehicles. We have just received word that A-Main Hobbies has picked up the Yokomo line and is now their exclusive retailer in North America. Hopefully now with A-Main behind them we’ll be seeing a lot more Yokomo product here in the states. Hit up THIS link for more information on Yokomo’s line-up of rc cars, and HERE is the link for A-Main.
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Our friends over at Pro-Line have just released a teaser picture of their latest 8th scale buggy tires named the Big Blox. The new Big Blox look to be designed for long life while offering great traction which should make them one of the hottest tires on the market. Expect more information on these very soon on the official Pro-line Website.
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