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RC Maniacs X-Maxx Body Review

Product Spotlight – RC Maniacs Indestructible X-Maxx Body

Anatoly Kirpichev and the crew over at RC Maniacs got tired of destroying polycarbonate bodies on their bash trucks. Anatoly decided to fix the problem and come up with an “indestructible” body, one that could take the absolute worst beating from even the most extreme of bashers and walk away in one piece. After hearing that such a body existed, [...]

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Drift Itch – Sakura D4 product spotlight

Whats up drifters! Evol here again with another edition of Drift Itch and I’m pretty stoked to finally be writing about this car i’ve been obsessing over for the last few months. The Sakura D4 is finally in hand and it’s one of the most exciting platforms to come along in a while. While it borrows some key design elements [...]

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ECX Outburst Motorcycle Review

ECX Outburst Motorcycle Review

Shipping now is the first motorcycle to hit the ECX RC line-up, the 1/14th scale Outburst. The Outburst is on the most affordable side of the rc spectrum at just a $39 street price, so you have to wonder a few things. How easy it is to drive? Does it break easily? Is it fast? We’ve been driving the tires [...]

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Review – Pro-Line Destroyer Clodbuster Tires

When it comes to r/c tires, Pro-Line Racing has long been an industry leader. Whether you are a basher or racer they’ve always had the goods. That being said, it’s been many moons since they offered anything for the scale monster truck crowd. That changed a few weeks ago with the announcement of the Pro-Line Destroyer (part # 10114-02 street priced [...]

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Rage RC 35W 50W Charger Review

Rage RC 35W & 50W Charger Spotlight

While some bashers like using the latest high-zoot electronics, some prefer basic units that get the job done. Catering to that crowd are a new pair of battery chargers from Rage RC. If you haven’t heard, Rage RC is an affordable line of rc products from the folks at HRP Distributing and we’ve been testing their 35W and 50W chargers [...]

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RC Gear Shop Metal Gear Servo Review

RC Gear Shop WinKing Standard Metal-Gear Servo Review

If you’ve been a basher for very long then you already know that you can never have enough servos in your toolbox. Inevitably, during a hard bash session, you (or one of your buddies) will tag a curb and lunch-out a servo unexpectedly. RC Gear Shop has a new line of very affordable servos. They are intended to replace stock [...]

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SSD 2.2 Steel Wheels and Scale Locking Hubs - Review / Produ…

SSD is a relatively new name to the scale scene. Despite not being around long, they’ve come out of the gate swinging with a variety of steel and aluminum products to hop-up your Axial trucks. Given that I’m in the process of tricking out my Wraith Spawn, I recently scored a set of their Black 2.2 10 Hole Steel Wheels (part #SSD00019, street [...]

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Hitec HSB-9360TH Servo Review

Hitec HSB-9360TH Servo Review

To build the “ultimate” rc vehicle you have to use top-shelf electronics, the HSB-9360TH from Hitec has been hailed as one of the best servos they have ever produced. The 9360 (and its sibling red case servos) is high-end from the ground up, designed to be the best-of-the-best. From its Steve Neu designed brushless motor, to its titanium gear set, [...]

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Spotlight on the Flyzone Inum!

As I hide deep in my office, whether at BSRC or at my other job, I couldn’t help but enjoy the larger open spaces we have by flying the Flyzone Inum. This is the IDEAL plane for any pilot: with the throttle and rudder the only inputs available, flight is simple for the beginner pilot. The added bonus is the prop [...]

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Product Spotlight – RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher Tires

As a few of you longtime readers may be aware of, I’m a big fan of mud trucks. So when I saw the new RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher announcement a couple months ago, you know I was clicking the “ADD TO CART” button on their site before I even finished reading the description. So here’s the funny thing. Mud tires (much [...]

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Showing off the Rakon Heli 200QX Frame Conversion and More!

I may have been buried in snow or humbled by the cold these past weeks, but it did not keep me down! The team over at Rakon Heli specializes in upgrades, and I had to take a look at the Blade 200QX main frame, prop nut, and motor lock nut upgrades. The frame sells for around $70, and takes a bit of time [...]

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Xpert WR-6601 Servo Review

Xpert WR-6601 HV Waterproof Servo Review – Product Spotlight

This time of year in the Midwest can be a mess, if it’s not raining every other day, it is snowing. As you already know as a hobbyist, water can be bad news for electronics. Recently the BigSquidRC Bash Crew got the opportunity to test one of the latest waterproof servos on the market, the Xpert WR-6601 HV. While its waterproofing [...]

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Castle Creations Connectors Review

Product Spotlight – Castle Creations Connectors

Hi, this is Iron Mike again, the ultimate lover of long walks on the beach and a connoisseur of the destruction of rc cars. So Cubby called me up a few weeks ago and said, “Get over to my house right now, time for you to earn your keep!”. I have gotten to know Cubby pretty well over the years, whenever [...]

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Futaba BLS571SV Servo Review

Product Spotlight – Futaba BLS571SV Brushless Servo

It has been a decade since brushless motors took over our rc cars and trucks. Now, brushless is taking over even further, they are being used in servos. When used in a servo they are said to be smoother, more efficient, and more powerful than other styles of motors. Futaba sent us one of their brushless powered BLS571SV servos for review [...]

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Xpert WR-4401 Servo Review

Product Spotlight – Xpert WR-4401 Waterproof Servo

People still want fast servos with a a lot of torque, however, now days waterproofing is nearly a “must have” feature as well. Some of the latest high-end waterproof servos to hit the market come from Xpert RC. We been beating on one of the WR-4401 (.08 speed and 255 oz-in at 6v) waterproof servos for over a month. What [...]

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