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ARRMA Nero Monster Truck With Diff Brain Review

Without doubt, the most highly touted and anticipated car of 2016 is the ARRMA Nero monster truck. A series of teasers about its new “rc brain/smart diff” kept the rc world wondering just how radical the latest vehicle from ARRMA was going to be. Once announced, the Nero did not disappoint, it was pure radical from nose to tail. The [...]

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Duratrax Approach CR Tire Review

Duratrax Approach CR 1.9″ Tire Review

Tires are hands down the number one upgrade you can make to nearly an rc vehicle. That doesn’t just apply to “race” vehicles, you can easily transform the handling characteristics of any rc car by bolting up stickier tires. A couple months ago Duratrax threw their hat into the ring of upgrade tires for the scale/trail/rock crawling crowd. We tested [...]

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Kershaw Leopard X-Maxx Brushless Review

Kershaw Leopard 150A ESC/5874 Brushless Combo For X-Maxx Rev…

The folks over at Kershaw Designs are hardcore about their monster trucks and large scalers. A couple months ago we reviewed one of their 1/5th scale Leopard systems on 8S, you can read that review HERE, but to boil it down, it put out wayyyy more power than the X-Maxx was capable of putting to the ground, or its drivetrain [...]

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Sweep Monster Truck Road Crusher Belted Tires

Sweep Racing Road Crusher Belted Monster Truck Tire Review

Do you have a way overpowered brushless 1/8 Monster Truck or Truggy? Is your truck so fast that it is simply impossible to drive full throttle? Do your current tires balloon so badly that they resemble the extra large pie at your local pizza joint when pinned wfo? For consumers like you, Sweep Racing has developed Road Crusher Belted Monster [...]

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Duratrax Deep Woods CR Tire Review

Duratrax Deep Woods CR Tire Review

For several years the crew over at Duratrax have been making aftermarket tires that are both affordable and high performance. For 2016 they have expanded their line-up to include tires for the rock crawling and trail driving crowd. Recently we got a chance to give their new Deep Woods CR tires a spin to see how they worked. Do they [...]

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RedRock Boardshop LaGrange L1 Motorized Truck Review

A while back we got our hands on the LaGrange L1 Motorized Skateboard Truck conversion kit from RedRock Board Shop. A few of the Big Squid crew have been interested in trying one of these out, so of course we jumped at the chance to put one to the test. How did it do? Keep reading to find out. Company Facebook: [...]

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Kershaw Designs X-Maxx Brushless LiPo Review

Review - Kershaw Designs Traxxas X-Maxx Brushless/LiPo Upgra…

Hey, in case you didn’t get the memo, the Traxxas X-Maxx is a big deal now days, not only in size but in the way it has taken off with the bash crowd. The X-Maxx pretty much rocks out of the box, with one exception, a watered down power system. While the stock brushless system has decent power, it is [...]

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Voodoo Quads VDQ210 FPV Racing Quadcopter - Build & In-Depth…

Good afternoon, loyal Squids! RedPandaFPV here back with yet another mini FPV racing quad review. Today we will be taking an in-depth look at the very-cool-looking VDQ210 from Florida-based Voodoo Quads. One look at the pictures of this baby and it’s easy to see that the VDQ210 boasts a very unique design that helps it really stand out in a sea of “flying bricks”. I [...]

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Review – Boom Racing Boomerang Type G scale shocks

Whats up gang, Evol here with a little product review goodness for ya. With spring time finally arriving here in the midwest a lot of us would be RC’ers have come out of hibernation to hit the trails and do a little scaling. AsiaTees had sent me some Boom Racing Boomerang Type G scaler shocks to test out and I [...]

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ECX K&N Torment Short Course Truck Review

ECX K&N Torment Short Course Truck Review

If you’ve been bashing for any amount of time then you are already familiar with the 2wd ECX Torment from Horizon Hobby. It has proven to be the bash machine of choice for many people and won our Short Course Truck Shootout not that long ago. The latest version of the Torment is much the same but comes with some [...]

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Review - Pro-Line 2.2" BFGoodrich KR2 Tires & Denali Bead-lo…

Pro-Line’s latest scale tire is a replica of one of the most popular 1:1 pieces of off-road rubber on the market today, the BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2. It’s available in both 1.9″ and 2.2″ sizes, but we had an Axial Bomber laying around the office in need of shoes so we went with 2.2″ for this review. Does the mini version [...]

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Kyosho Optima Buggy Review

Kyosho Vintage Series Optima Buggy Review

For the past few years, vintage cars have been making a big comeback. Perhaps one of the most beloved buggies from the 1980s was the Kyosho Optima. It was known for being a fierce competitor on the track, as well as being the very first 4wd race buggy for a whole lot of drivers. A few months ago Kyosho decided [...]

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Castle Mamba XL X Brushless Review

Castle Mamba XL X Brushless System Review

With 2016 being dubbed “The Year of Large Scale”, there are a large number of consumers looking for 1/5th scale power systems. Whether it be for an electric converted HPI Baja 5B, or the new Traxxas X-Maxx, big power systems are in demand. A few months ago Castle Creations announced their new Mamba XL X brushless power system. The new [...]

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Review – RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR

When it comes to uber-scale, RC4WD is known as the leader in the hobby. They recently updated a vehicle that in many ways is their flagship rig; the Trail Finder 2. Can this leaf spring equipped ‘Yota take a beating? Let’s find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Trail Finder 2 RTR Unboxing Pictures: BSRC RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR Unboxing Review By: Doug Welker Pictures By: [...]

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Impulse RC Alien 5″ FPV Quad – Build & In-Depth Review

If you do a quick Google search for “FPV racing drone”, you will almost certainly be instantly overwhelmed with potential choices. As FPV racing and drones in general explode in popularity, there are new products hitting the market every second. When I set out to build my first high-end FPV racing/freestyle quadcopter, and I mean REALLY build it from the [...]

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