The Losi XXX platform just keeps on rolling with the latest version being the new Tough Country XXX-SCT Brushless truck. The legendary XXX platform is the backbone of the truck, while a Dynamite 2S 3000 mah Lipo battery and Dynamite 4 pole 3300kv brushless system provide the power. Some of its key features include-
* Waterproof speed controller and servo
* Spektrum radio gear
* Losi Eclipse Tires
* Gear Differential
The part number for the Tough Country XXX-SCT is #LOSB0115 and it has a street price of $329. Horizon is taking pre-orders for the Tough Country right now and you can get more information on everything Losi at THIS LINK.
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The Traxxas 1/16th Summit is a versatile bash machine, but just like the bionic man it can be made stronger and faster. The crew over at T-Bone Racing (TBR) have just announced a new chassis brace for the little Summit. Made out of .125″ black nylon and mounted with 12 screws along the bottom of the truck, the TBR brace spreads heavy impacts along the entire distance of the chassis helping to keep it in one piece. The last thing you want to happen while bashing with friends is to break your chassis in half, the TBR chassis brace will go a long ways towards making sure your truck goes home in one piece.
The part number for the TBR Traxxas 1/16th Summit chassis brace is #62114, it comes with a lifetime warranty, and it has a street price of $25. The braces are available right now and you can click THIS LINK for more information.
What else has TBR been up to lately? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
There are a lot of people out there looking for the perfect combination of scale looking parts to make their rig the coolest one at their local crawl spot or trail. The problem is there just aren’t that many companies making cool looking scale upgrade products.
The crew over at TheToyz saw the need for scale products and have introduced a new 5 LED Light Bar for all you scale enthusiasts. Available in either black or chrome, the kits come with bezels, 5 LED’s, and a 4.5″ wide light bar to help make your rig the envy of your scaler buddies. These kits are easy to put together, affordable, and can put out some much needed light for those late night trail sessions.
The chrome version has a part number of #TOYZ 747 Chrome and a street price of $12. The black version has a part number of #TOYZ 747 Black and comes in a bit cheaper at $10. Click THIS LINK for more information over on TheToyz official website.
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The crew over at Kyosho Japan have just posted information on their new Plazma LM Toyota TS020, a scale stunner for all you fans of Le Mans racing. Kyosho hit in the nail on the head with the body, it looks just like its full scale counterpart, a lean mean race machine.
Under the hood the Toyota TS020 is based on the Kyosho Plazma 12th scale platform featuring a fiberglass chassis and t-bar rear suspension. For electronics the Kyosho Toyota TS020 is available as an almost-ready-to-run, with speed controller and brushed motor already installed. There is no information on when or if this car is coming to the states, but we’ll pass the information pass along when we receive it. To view complete information on the Kyosho Toyota TS020 click THIS LINK.
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the RC Drift Challenge has started. Round one is done, and the next round will be at HobbyTown in Orland Park Il. so there is a good chance a few members of the Big Squid RC crew will be there. Not sure if we will be competing, but we may show up to enjoy the event.
For details and info click the picture to enlarge it. It looks like a good time from the video of round 1.
The latest plane from E-flite is the Apprentice S 15e RTF. On the outside the Apprentice looks pretty run-of-the-mill, however, the people from Horizon put a pretty bold statement into the press release, “This airplane is the most intelligent RC airplane ever offered by Horizon Hobby.”.
On the inside the Apprentice is full of the latest flying technology called SAFE. SAFE stands for “Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope”, a sophisticated type of flight control controlled by sensors and software. The SAFE system gives the plane flight envelope protection, multiple flight modes, and full time AS3X stabilization. To boil it down, the SAFE technology makes the Apprentice exceptionally easy to fly, a great thing for beginners.
The Apprentice comes completely RTF, everything you need to get up in the air is included in the box. For power it comes with a 3S Lipo battery, 15 size 840kv brushless motor, and a 30 amp ESC. Wingspan checks in at 59″ and the overall length is 42.5″. The part number for the Apprentice S is EFL3100 and it has a street price of $299. For more information THIS is the link you want.
Pandora RC is well known in the drifting scene for their cool looking bodies. Their latest release is a clear polycarbonate body of the Lexus LFA. The Lexus LFA body is intended for 10th scale cars with wheelbases of 258-260mm and it has a width of 198mm. The part number is PAB-036 and it is scheduled for a mid-June release date. Check out the Pandora RC Website for more information on this and all their other bodies.
Thank goodness it’s Friday everyone, how about a BSRC Mystery Link?
First posted HERE back in April, Hitec has now released full information on their new X1 Touch Charger.
Touch screen battery chargers are hot right now, they are just so easy and fun to use. The X1 Touch comes with a 3.2″ high resolution touch screen to make your life easier. For power, there are 55 watts on tap making for a maximum charge rate of 7 amps. The X1 has a built in power supply, charges all the popular cell chemistry’s, and has an internal balance circuit to keep your packs in tip-top shape.
The part number for the new X1 Touch is #44177 and it has a street price of $109. Hit up THIS LINK to head over to the official Hitec website.
The only thing better than a Friday is a Friday leading into a 3 day weekend, all the more reason to take your chances and click on a BigSquidRC TGIF Mystery Link.
Today the “big” news in the nano quadcopter world comes from the guys over at Blade with the announcement of their new Nano QX RTF and BNF. At first look it’s easy to see that the Nano QX features rotor protectors but inside is where the bigger news lies, SAFE Technology. SAFE Technology is sophisticated flight control software that keeps the quad ultra stable and easy to fly. In fact, if things get out of hand while flying just let off the sticks and the Nano QX goes straight into a stable hover.
The Nano QX weighs just over a half ounce and has a width of just 5.5 inches. Two bodies and extra rotors come with the quad and everything you need to get flying comes right in the box.
The RTF (ready to fly) version of the Nano QX has a part number of #BLH7600 and a street price of $89. For the BNF (bind and fly) the part number is #BLH7680 and the street price drops to $69. To get more information on the new Blade Nano QX’s hit THIS LINK.
Have you read our quadcopter shootout? If not you can check it out HERE.
A working front diff in your Vaterra Twin Hammers is great for general driving and bashing, but if you want to do some hardcore crawling you really need to lock that thing up. Hot Racing makes that task easy and sanitary with their new aluminum diff lock. The Hot Racing front diff lock for the Twin Hammers is made out of CNC machined aluminum and drilled out to save weight. The part number is VTH125F and it comes with the differential locking hub and two lock pins. Street price is just under $10 and they are available right now.
For more information on all the hop-up parts that Hot Racing makes THIS is the link to their website.
Have you read our Vaterra Twin Hammers review? If not you can check it out Right Here.
After a Sneak Peak, Pro-Line have officially announced their new Trencher tires for Traxxas 1:16 Revo. All you hardcore bashers out there already know how kick butt Trenchers are- they give great traction on nearly any surface and last a very long time. Trenchers might very well be the best basher tire that money can buy and now you can get them for your Mini Revo.
The Trencher 2.2 uses horizontal “H” shaped tread for outstanding forward bite and have a height of 3.62″ and a width of 1.73″. Their part number is #1194-00, street price is $16 a pair and they are available right now for your bashing pleasure. To read more about them hit up THIS LINK over on Pro-Line’s website.
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Notice how much Traxxas prices have went up lately? You can save some cash as Traxxas is now offering many of their Lipo ready models without battery packs. This saves you money and nobody likes paying extra for battery packs they don’t want or need. Traxxas still includes a Lipo battery charger with all the trucks, two chargers on models that use dual battery packs.