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FPV Common Sense – Fly Smart.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you should be fully aware that drones and all things UAS have dominated recent headlines. That being said, I think it’s very important that; as the visibility of our beloved hobby continues to grow, we all become ambassadors for what we love to do. Now… I’m not here [...]

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AVC Basics

AVC Basics for Bashers

Since we first got our hands on AVC Stability Control we have found it an invaluable tool for making our trucks easier to drive. Today we’ll be doing a short tutorial on what parts and pieces that it takes to put AVC in your truck. In later installments we’ll go over how to calibrate and install the AVC system, as [...]

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Basher Bearing Tips

RC Bearing Tips for Bashers!

Bashers just might be harder on bearings than anyone else on the planet. We run them through water, mud, sand, and dust, then subject them to the high RPMs of our power systems, pretty much a worst case scenario for the life of a bearing. Recently I got with Thomas Boothe over at Boca Bearings to see if he had [...]

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Installing a Pro-Line Body Mount Thumbwasher Kit

How To – Installing a Pro-Line Body Mount Thumbwasher Kit

When Pro-Line first introduced their extended body mounts that used Thumbwashers instead of body clips we were instantly in love. You see the BigSquidRC Bash Crew loses literally thousands of body clips each year and we are sick and tired of buying more. Pro-Line Thumbwashers (part number #6070-02, $5) are superior to regular body clips in a couple of ways- 1. They [...]

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Modding The Helion Dominus Part 3 - Installing A Lipo Batter…

In most trucks popping in a new Lipo battery is easy, they just drop right in! Unfortunately that isn’t the case with the Helion Dominus. Stock, the battery tray in the Dominus is set up for use with the included 7 cell 1800 mah Ni-MH. When attempting to drop in a ROAR sized Lipo you will find the stock battery [...]

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Dominus Street Tires

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 2 - Installing Street Shoes,…

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 2 – Modding The Helion Dominus Part 2 – Installing Street Shoes, Plus Setting Camber and Proper Ride HeightSome areas of the world are nice and sunny 12 months out of the year. Other places, like where the BSRC bash crew lives, the weather can get downright awful. After two straight weeks of rain and [...]

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Modding The Helion Dominus Part 1

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 1 – Reducing Parachute EffectCubby struts over to my desk the other day and plops the new Helion Dominus 4wd short course truck down on top of it. Cubby had recently reviewed recently reviewed the truck and now he wanted me to do a series of hop-up articles, turning the tame RTR into a full [...]

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Converting the Losi Micro SCT to 2.4 GHz

The Losi Micro SCT and Micro Rally have started taking off, but they both come with 27 mhz radios. They actually come stock with a combo unit that contains both the receiver and speed controller, and to make the switch over to 2.4 GHz a bit harder, it comes with a non-standard 5 wire servo. So here’s the scoop on [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Painting and Detailing – Part 2

Day 6 is the last build day of DuraTrax Evader DT Week. I’m finally getting around to doing my custom paint on my DT. The pre-trimmed, pre-drilled clear body from DuraTrax (Part DTXC6218) looks great and is easy to paint. There’s not much more to say about this one, I’m certainly no artist, but I like the [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Painting and Detailing – Part 1

Day five of DuraTrax Evader DT week is the beginning of the end.  The last job I’m going to do on my DT is to put a custom paint job and other details onto it.  I’m using a new, clear body from DuraTrax (Part DTXC6218) and I’m reusing the hard plastic detail pieces from the current body.  This is going [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Going Brushless and 2.4 GHz

Welcome to day four of DuraTrax Evader DT week here at the Squid.  Today I’m taking out the stock electronics and dropping in some mad power and control.  The stock Sprint 2 ESC, a fine system for beginners, gets the boot in favor of a Castle Creations Sidewinder ESC.  The Photon 2 brushed motor is taken out and put aside [...]

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Tips for Bashers: Cheap replacement outdrive springs

It’s well past time to add another entry to our Tips for Bashers section.  This time I’ll show you something that will save a bit of money and keep your ride running right. A lot of r/c cars and trucks that use dog bone style axles, instead of universals, have small springs in the differential outdrives to keep the dog bones [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Installing Ball Bearings and Alumin…

We’re on day three of DuraTrax Evader DT week.  Today I’m installing one of the best all around hop-ups you can get for your Evader DT, the full ball bearing set (part DTXC1096).  These ball bearings will not just make your ride more durable, they’ll also make it run faster and last longer on the battery.  Ball bearings are an [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Graphite Chassis and Aluminum Parts…

It’s the second day of DuraTrax Evader DT week.  Yesterday I installed some of DuraTrax’s high-end hard anodized shocks.  Today I tackle the blue anodized aluminum front bulk head (part DTXC6807), the blue anodized aluminum transmission brace (part DTXC9640), and the Evader graphite chassis (part DTXC6999). If you aren’t a fan of blue, all of the aluminum [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Building and Installing Hard Anodiz…

It’s a special time here at Big Squid.  We’ve seen how much people want the DuraTrax Evader DT, over the last month it’s been one of the most read reviews we have on the site.  So to help out all of you that are buying this awesome and nearly indestructible truck we’ve decided to do a feature a [...]

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