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Tactic TTX610Ready to move up to a 6 channel radio? If so, Tactic has an affordable new unit getting ready to hit the market. The TTX610 is one of the latest radios from Tactic and comes with all the basic features you need to utilize 6 channels on your aircraft. You can flip a single switch to change dual rates while a two & three position switch make it easy to activate auxiliary functions. A 2.4GHz SLT protocol is used for glitch free performance, while bearings are used on the gimbals for ultra smooth movement.

The 610 has a part number of #TACJ2610, a street price of $99, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in December. Here Is A Link to more information over on the official Tactic website.

Click Right Here for more Tactic radio news on BigSquidRC.

Tactic TTX300
The latest surface radio from Tactic is the TTX300. The TTX300 is intended to be an affordable upgrade for your RTR and uses SLT secure link technology to create an unbreakable link between the receiver and transmitter.

* Two button third channel control
* Comes with lightweight 3 channel receiver
* Steering rate adjustment dial
* Steering and throttle reverse and trims
* Frequencies- 2.403 – 2.480GHz
* Modulation- FHSS spread spectrum SLT
* Input Power- Four “AA” alkaline, NiCd, or NiMH cells

The part number for the TTX300 is #TACJ0300, it has a street price of $49, and they are expected to hit hobby shops early this Summer. Hit up This Link for more information.

The weekend is just around the corner why not give a TGIF Mystery Link a whirl?

Hydro Dip Futaba Tactic
Most of you already know Brian, he’s our editor here at the BigSquidRC offices. Recently Brian handed me his personal Futaba 4PLS and his sons Tactic TTX240 and said to “surprise him”.

Well here is his surprise, we had them hydro dipped in a Spongebob Squarepants print. Brian is a huge Spongebob fan and we also know how much he likes making fashion statements at the local bash spot, so here they are. We have no doubt these are going to turn some serious heads the next time Brian goes bashing.

Special thanks to DWayne at RC Custom Lab Workz for his excellent work dipping the transmitters, you can check his Facebook page out Here. To learn more about the Futaba 4PLS hit This Link, and you can check out the Tactic TTX240 right HERE.

Tactic TTX403 SLT Mini Radio
Tactic has a new mini radio designed to fly all the micro/mini aircraft from Flyzone and Great Planes, it’s called the TTX403. The TTX403 is designed to be affordable yet it has good range thanks to its Secure Link Technology (SLT). Some of its other features include-

* Small, compact case
* Servo reversing
* V-tail and elevon mixing
* Digital trims
* Includes “AA” batteries
* Built in charger for 3.7v Lipos used in many micro fliers
* Flies rudder only models via right stick

The part number for the Tactic TTX403 is #TACJ2403, it has a street price of $35 and they are available right now.

What else has Tactic been up to lately? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Tactic Digital Servo
The crew at Tactic have announced an affordable new line-up of servos. With eleven different models to chose from they should have a servo for nearly any application. Each Tactic servo comes complete with mounting hardware and a 1 year warranty.

Specs at 6 volts-

TSX5 Micro Servo HS – 14 oz-in & 0.09 sec/60, $9
TSX10 Micro Servo Digital HT MG – 23 oz-in & .10 sec, $14
TSX20 Mini Servo HS 2BB – 55 oz-in & .13 sec, $17
TSX25 Mini Servo Digital HS 2BB – 91 oz-in & .12 sec, $20
TSX35 Standard Servo Sport – 73 oz-in & .16 sec, $10
TSX40 Standard Servo HS MG 2BB – 99 oz-in & .13 sec, $22
TSX45 Standard Servo HT MG 2BB – 151 oz-in & .17 sec, $22
TSX47 Standard Servo Digital HT MG 2BB – 132 oz-in & .16 sec, $25
TSX55 Standard Servo UT MG 2BB – 203 oz-in & .21 sec, $23
TSX57 Standard Servo Digital UT MG 2BB – 188 oz-in & .20 sec, $30
TSX65 Standard Servo Digital HV MG 2BB – 323 oz-in & .15 sec, $59

Some of the Tactic servos are already available while others should be out in the next few weeks.

To get more information on their entire line-up simply click THIS LINK.

Thank goodness it’s Friday, how about a TGIF Mystery Link?

tactic_ttx650_03

We have been looking forward to getting our hands on the new Tactic TTX650 Transmitter, and since we just got it, it seemed like a good time to post some unboxing photos. At first ‘feel’ it seems really solid, with a nice hi-end feel to it.

Looking for more Tactic RC news here on BigSquidRC? THIS is the link you want.

tactic_ttx650650

Recently we posted some information about the Tactic TTX650 Transmitter. Well, Tactic just released a video talking about some of the cool features that this radio has.

Check it out here:

I think suddenly think I’m in the market for a new radio!

Tactic TTX650 6-Channel 2.4GHz SLT Computer Transmitter
Looking for a nice price point on a 6 channel air transmitter? The crew over at Tactic have just introduced their new TTX650. The new 650 should turn a lot of heads, not just for its features, but also for its reasonable price. A large LCD screen comes standard, and the 650 is compatible with all SLT receivers and TX-R aircraft. Some of its other features include-

* 20 model memory
* Easy-to-use pushbutton programming
* Airplane and helicopter programming
* Dual rates and exponential for aileron, elevator and rudder
* Digital trims with slow/fast adjustment
* User-selectable switch assignments
* Reversing, end point adjustment and sub-trim on all channels
* Wireless trainer system
* Large, easy-to-read graphing LCD screen
* Up/Down and Battery timers
* Charge jack for optional NiCd/NiMH packs
* Low-voltage alarm
* Quad-bearing gimbals
* Adjustable stick lengths and tension
* External antenna that rotates and folds for easy storage
* 4 alkaline batteries included
* Part #TACJ2650

Expect a street price of only $150 with a release date of Mid-March. HERE is the link you need to hit the official Tactic website. Check out THIS link for more Tactic news right here on BigSquidRC.

tactic ttx850

Check out the latest radio from TACTIC. The new Tactic TTX850 is a 8 Channel Air and Heli system with a huge graphing LCD screen. Other details include Digital Trims, Dual Rates, 2.4GHZ, easy menu navigation. The highlight that caught our eye was they said it will be RC’s most affordable 8-Channel radio! There wasn’t a price listed yet though. We have been a fan of the Tactic radios around here, so this one is on our radar for sure.

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bash night bash night
I normally don’t post stories of us out bashing the night away, but this one had so many interesting things, I felt compelled to mention it. It started out when I get a phone call from Kierre seen in the left picture showing off his winning… err loosing Slash after one of our famous demolition derby improves, anyway, he calls me up and says ‘I think I want to attempt to rent out the track, are you in?’ Since our track has a really good rate for full track rental on Monday nights, I say sure why not! We each make a few phone calls, and suddenly we have a big enough group to break even on the track rental, and a small enough group to actually enjoy the evening to ourselves. You know how Cubby has been ranting and raving lately about all the ‘local racers’, I can’t agree more with him, but it’s nights like these where you really realize how much more fun our sport is without those guys around!

Not one time did I hear someone raise their voice, or yell at a marshal, see them throw a vehicle or get into a confrontation about being cut off in a turn. And EVERY open practice, yes I said PRACTICE night, I see that. I see some moron on the drivers stand cursing out a marshal because he didn’t get to his vehicle fast enough, or he put it down in the wrong spot. I also didn’t see any near death collisions from the same local racers because they couldn’t/wouldn’t’ slow down over a triple when there was a marshal out there trying to rescue a car, and he decided he would rather take the chance at taking the guys head off with a 1/8th scale then loose his 2 seconds of lap time DURING OPEN PRACTICE! You also don’t see those morons down there marshaling after their runs! Everyone was super friendly! Any time there was a broken vehicle in the pits, people were helping each other get back out on the track, helping fix vehicles, helping by donating some extra parts they had in their tool box, doing all the nice and friendly stuff you rarely see on a open practice night! Ok, I’ll get off Cubby’s soap box before he knocks me off it, but seriously people have fun in the hobby, that’s why we do it! When’s the last time you saw a dad and his kids (and his kids friend) having a fun evening at the track?! It’s rare, but I snapped this shot of Paul and his family enjoying the evening of bashing.

We did all of our usual basher fun, like full track tag (exactly what it sounds like) someone is it, and they are it till they tag (ram) another vehicle.
Full track demolition derby, last car able to drive away wins.. congrats to Bill for winning tonight, Congrats to Kierre for taking the most damage! After we brought our vehicles in from the demo derby, someone came up to me and said ‘I can’t believe you guys did that! I could barely watch! I usually don’t even take my car out on practice nights because I’m afraid I’ll break something, or someone will run into me and break it’. *sigh* Those 10 or 15 minutes of us chasing each other around on the track, and ramming into other vehicles at high speeds brings SO many smiles to our faces, and the faces of others watching. Yea we break a lot of stuff… but wow is it fun, and a good way to release some tension! I highly recommend it. Too many racer shelf queens out there!

bash night You want to know what a basher vehicle looks like, notice anything weird in this picture? I took it because this is the FIRST time I have ever seen someone use a tooth brush as a battery strap! It worked for a while, but it didn’t last all night. We do tend to be a little tough on the cars. Great idea though! Might have to add that one to our basher tips!

Lastly, I wanted to mention that since it was a private track rental night we didn’t invite that many people to keep the numbers low enough for us to relax and have fun, I did notice something very interesting, that 4 out of 10 people were running Tactic Radios! You can read our fullTactic Radio Review here. I’d like to think Big Squid RC has something to do with this, and we might since everyone at the track tonight was a Big Squid RC reader, but it’s also possible that the Tactic might just be the next Ice Charger! Think about it.. when is the last time you saw near 50% of the drivers using the same thing? (Not including a Slash). The Ice charger is the only thing that comes to mind! If you haven’t read the Tactic review, or heard of the radio, check it out! It looks like it’s getting popular quick!

Ok, I’m done ranting and raving before Cubby thinks I stole his job! LOL.
Support your local tracks and stuff, err something like that! ;)
Brian