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Venom Pro Charger 2
Venom Group is introducing a new battery charger and a power supply for the summer bash season.

The new Venom Pro Charger 2 comes with an internal power supply and is capable of charging at up to 6 amps. Some of its other features include- can charge up to 6S Lipo, on-board balance block, fan cooled, five memory profiles, and comes with 9 of the most popular charge leads. The part number is #677, the street price is $69, and it is expect to hit hobby shop shelves in mid-May.

Venom PS 600 Power SupplyAlso new from Venom is their PS 600 Power Supply. This is a dual output unit that is constructed out of stamped steel. For power, the PS 600 is good for up to 40 amps (600 watts max) and it has an adjustable output of zero to twenty volts. A backlit LED screen makes it easy to read while a fan helps it to keep its cool. The part number is #0673, the street price is $199, and it has an expected release date of late May.

For more information on all of the fine products from Venom Group hit up THIS LINK.

Brian is doing his happy dance around the office today and that means only one thing, it’s Friday! How about a TGIF Mystery Link?

How to be a sponsored driver team Venom
Recently Venom team driver Chris Blais wrote an article on how to become a sponsored racer. He gives a bunch of tips on how you too can become a big name sponsored driver like he has for Venom. Be sure and click the “read more” button to read the article in its entirety, and hit THIS Link for more race news right here on BigSquidRC.

You have to look at it from a business perspective. Companies don’t want to give out discounts or free product if they don’t think they will get a return in some way. I use Facebook and also send out monthly Press Releases, along with a Press Release after each big event. My PR contains a race report from the event, YouTube videos of each main event with sponsor logos at the beginning and sponsor logos with links to their website. Each of our team sponsors use this content to advertise their product on their websites, blogs, Facebook pages, etc. The Blais Racing Services team reports are a lot more than what most people can do but it makes it much easier to get sponsored and keep your current sponsors happy.


THE Venom Medion Dual 10 amp Battery Charger Review

Venom Medion Dual 10 amp charger review

The battery charger wars have been raging hard lately and one of the hottest new chargers on the market is the Venom Medion Dual 10 amp. The Medion comes not only with all the “standard” features that a high end charger would include, but it “one-ups” the pack by having built in speakers. Are the speakers just a gimmick? Does the Venom provide a quality charge to your battery? And most importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Let’s find out shall we…


Atomik™ Barbwire 17” RTR Brushless RC Boat
The 17″ Barbwire RTR is one of the latest and greatest boats from the guys over at Atomik RC. The Barbwire was created to be a slightly smaller version of Atomik’s larger V hulls and to offer strong brushless performance in an affordable RTR package. Some of the features and specifications of the Barbwire include-

* Self Righting Deep V Hull Design
* Ready-To-Run
* Included 2-Channel 2.4GHz Tx/Rx
* Included Venom 2s 1250mAh LiPO Battery
* Included Venom 2-3 Cell Balance Charger
* Nylon gasket sealed hatch
* Three Blade Nylon Prop
* Adjustable Trim Tabs and Turn Fins for easy tuning
* Age Rating: 14+ with adult supervision
* Hull Length: 16.5 in (420 mm)
* Beam: 4.75 in (120 mm)
* Weight: .92 lbs (415 g) w/o Battery
* Motor: Water-Cooled 3300Kv Brushless Outrunner
* Speed Controller: 20A Water-Cooled Brushless ESC
* Transmitter: 2-Channel 2.4Ghz Tx/Rx
* Battery: Venom 10C 2S 1250mAh 7.4V LiPO
* Charger: Venom 2-3 Cell Balance LiPO Charger
* Part #18004

Retail price for the Barbwire is only $150 and you can get more information at the official Atomik RC Website.

Thinking about getting a new boat this spring? Check out THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.

Venom Stronghold 25 amp dc battery charger
Are we looking at the future of battery charging? The latest battery charger from Venom, the new Stronghold 25 Amp DC Charger, is not only quite powerful to get your Lipo’s charged quickly but also comes with the Stronghold battery containment system for added safety. Some of the key features include-

* IR-Mode, an internal resistance test to help evaluate your battery
* Backlit LCD screen makes the readout easy to see
* Up to 500 watts of charging power
* Up to 25 amp charge rate
* LED lights in the Stronghold Battery Containment Box make it easy to keep an eye on your battery
* Baffle in the box eliminates external charge or balance wires
* Accepts up to 26 volts DC of input
* Part #VNR0667

Street price is $199 and you can get more information on Venom’s Official Website.

Looking for more Venom/Atomik news? HERE is the link you want.

Venom Stronghold Solo Lipo Charge Box
Looking for a safe place to put your batteries while you charge them? If so Venom has announced their new Stronghold Solo Charge Box. The box is made out of stamped aluminum and features a self extinguishing polycarbonate window in the top so you can keep an eye on things inside. Some of the other features and specs include-

* Aluminum carry handle
* Designed for LiPO packs up to 60-watt hours
* Balance block has extra long leads
* Hinged lid with polycarbonate window for battery observation
* Rubber feet on bottom
* Positive snap latch makes it a great carrying case your Lipos
* Does not wear out like charge sacks can
* Part #VNR0672

Street price for the new Venom battery box is $60 but we have not received information on when they will be shipping. For more information on all of Venom’s fine products hit up their Official Website.

Looking for more Venom news? Click HERE for more Venom/Atomik news on BigSquidRC.

Venom RC Lipo Battery
Are you a new user of Lipo batteries, or maybe you have been using them for years and are looking learn more on how they actually work? The crew over at Venom Group have started a series of articles full of good information on Lipo batteries called Battery Boot Camp. Hit up THIS link to head over to the official Venom blog and start learning more than you ever wanted to know about Lipo batteries.

TGIF, interested in a BigSquidRC Mystery Link? If you are feeling extra bold try THIS ONE.

T-Bone Racing A-Arms for Venom Gambler
The guys over at T-Bone Racing are known for their bumpers, but recently they announced their first set of upgrade a-arms made just for the Venom Gambler short course truck. Some of the features include-

* Made out of .25″ Delrin
* Less flex than stock
* Comes with Delrin shims
* Comes with TBR stickers

Street price is $16 a pair and they are available right now, go to the official T-Bone Racing Website for more information.

Have you read our Venom Gambler review? If not, check it out HERE.

THE Atomik Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan 1:18 Scale Ford Raptor 150 Short Course Truck Review

atomik 1/18 Brian Deegan short course

Feel like throw’n the horns and bust’n some rc moves 909 style? For those of you that do, or for those of you simply looking for a nifty small scale off road machine, Atomik has an all new 18th scale short course truck done up in Metal Mulisha/Brian Deegan livery. It’s 4wd, it’s electric, and it’s ready to tackle some rough terrain, but is it worth putting in your rc garage? Let’s find out…


atomik rc 1:8 scale brian deegan 4x4 truck

We have posted several Atomik RC stories about their licensed Brian Deegan Metal Mulisha vehicles, and today we have another one. It’s the Atomik RC Brian Deegan / Metal Mulisah 1/8 Scale Ford Raptor 150 RTR Truck!. What has us really excited, is this isn’t just a Venom Gambler with a new body, this is a new 4WD Short Course Truck!

It comes RTR with a 2.4GHz radio, Officially Licensed Ford Raptor SVT F-150 body, a 4-pole 2400Kv Brushless system, and even a 3-Cell LiPO battery! This thing has basher written all over it!

Click MORE to see the video of the new 4×4 in action!

Venom Medion Dual 10 Amp Charger with Speakers
Enjoying our fine hobby is always a great time. One of the few things that can actually make it better is adding music! Brand new from the Venom Group is a very trick looking Medion dual 10 Amp charger that comes with integrated speakers, thus allowing you to pump up the volume while out bashing. Other key features of the new Venom Medion Charger are-

*400 watts total power (200 per charging channel)
*Max charge rate of 10 amps per channel
*Rugged aluminum case
*New IR-Mode for testing internal resistance of cells
*Backlit LCD display
*5v 1 amp USB power output
*Standard 1/8th inch stereo input
*Integrated media player
*Dual 70 mm speakers
*Cell balancing
*Charges LiPO, LiIO, LiFe, NiCD, NiMH, and PB
*Comes with LED pit light
*Temp controlled fans

Street price is $199 and they are expected to hit hobby shops in mid September. For more information hit up THIS link.

UPDATE: Now with even newer video!
You HAVE to check out the video after the break… keep reading!

Deegan Raptor Atomik Truck
As we Reported a couple of weeks ago, Atomik RC now has a new Metal Mulisha, Brian Deegan, 18th scale, officially licensed Ford Raptor 150 RTR short course truck. The new Atomik truck features full time 4wd, waterproof electronics, oil filled shocks, a 370 size brushed motor, and comes with a 6 cell Ni-mh battery. Street price is expected to be around $130, and they should be shipping in late August. Hit up THIS link for more information.

Looking for other Atomik/Venom news on BigSquid? HERE ya go.

brian deegan rally car

The folks over at Atomik RC keep putting smiles on our faces as they announced another Brian Deegan / Metal Mulisah vehicle. This time it’s in the form of a 1/18th scale rally car! Some of the details… 4wd, Official Licensed Ford Fiesta Rally Body, it’s a scale replica of Brian’s X-Games rally Cross car. It has a 370 brushed motor, 2.4GHz radio, and also comes with a 1000mAh NiMh battery.

Rally cars are the current ‘craze’ at the moment, and it’s great to see Atomik be on the ball with this one.

Click MORE to see the video of the rally in action!