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We always love pointing out seeing RC vehicles on television. It’s like free advertising for the hobby! This latest sighting was in the new Capital One BuyPower card. It allows you to earn points towards getting a full size Chevy, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac.

The commercial follows a few different people, but one of them is a guy who starts off in a Hobby shop, buys a rc plane, and then later it shows him flying. The interesting part I thought was that not only does he appear to take off flying towards himself, but then once the plane does get in the air, he aims it to fly directly over his head. LOL. Pretty sure nobody flying a plane would consider doing that, but hey it’s a commercial, and I’m sure the director told whoever is actually flying to keep it close to the guy so it stays in the shot.

Check out the video below:

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Pro-Line Super Swamper XL 2.2
For you scaling and serious off-road fans, Pro-Line has put out a video showcasing their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 2.2″ tires. Watch as our friend Gerardo Gonzalez talks you through the features of their new tires, plus for the bashing action at the end.

The new XLs fit a wide variety of 2.2″ wheels and have the extra size needed to get over the gnarliest of terrain. Get full details by hitting up This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

Vaterra Chevy Blazer Video

The crew over at Vaterra have put up a video showcasing their new ’86 Chevy K-5 Blazer. In the video you can learn more about some of its features, more about its Ascender chassis, and you can even see it in action. Click the video below to check it out, and if you get one on Pre-Order before this Thursday you’ll even get free 2 day shipping from Horizon Hobby.

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In the latest LV Home Insurance Commercial from our friends across the pond, a young boy has set up quite the RC drift track in hit house. Around furniture, the family dog, and even up onto the dinning room table. (I still can’t get away with that!)

We love any time a company uses an RC vehicle in their commercials as it just helps spread the word about our wonderful hobby.

You can watch the full eposide below.

Hard to tell what vehicle is under that body, but if we had to guess, we’d probably go with a HPI Racing Sprint 2. Thanks to fan Justin for sending in the tip.

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We always love to see RC on TV, and nobody delivers more often then our friends at Mythbusters!
On a recent episode called ‘Fire in the Hole‘, they were testing the myth if a grenade could be shot out of the air and diffused if it was coming right at you. Good info for sure, but they needed to come up with a way to retrieve the grenades in case they were not sure if it was diffused or not. Or if it went rolling away. Nobody wants to just go hunt down and pick one of those things up.

They created this retrieval robot thingy, added some arms, and a baby head to go hunt down and pick them up. It looks like they started with a HPI Savage, and check out those tires! Talk about serious traction getters. Where do I find a set of those?

You can watch the full eposide below.

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Everyone know’s I’m a sucker for automated drone stuff, and there is something about this video. It ‘looks legit’ yet part of me thinks, wow it would be tough to pull that off. That all being said, I’m pretty sure I’d pay to see this in real life as a small concert, or be able to buy the ‘drone band in a box’ kit for my house to enjoy.

Check out the video below of a handful of drones playing a few different tunes.

ARRMA Mega Series Video
To get you all pumped up for the arrival of their new Mega Series vehicles, ARRMA has released a video showcasing their abilities. The Mega Series are the most affordable in the ARRMA line-up, featuring brushed power and the same durable construction ARRMA is known for.

We are told the Mega series vehicles will start shipping very soon, like in the next couple of weeks. This is good news for all you guys chomping at the bit to put one in your rc garage. Until then, check out the video for some skate park bashing action (and the one handed catch by Scott Kramer at the end), and you can hit up This Link to head over to the official ARRMA website.

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Losi 1/5 MINI WRC 4WD Rally Car Video
With their new 1/5 Mini WRC Rally Car getting ready to hit the market (it drops Mid July), Losi has released a video showcasing some of its features. Among other things, it has features like electronic fuel injection, AVC stability control, and remote start.

Take a look at the video below to see the big Losi Mini WRC tearing it up basher style on a variety of surfaces, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Losi website.

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Pro-Line Phantom Mugen Tekno
Phantom Series bodies have been quite popular in the tenth scale class, now Pro-Line has announced two for 8th scale buggies. The Mugen MBX-7 and the Tekno EB48.2 are the first 8th scale buggies to get the Phantom treatment and Pro-Line has released a video to showcase them. Check out the video below (featuring our buddy Gerardo Gonzalez) to learn more about the new bodies and to see some cool 8th scale driving action.

Hit up This Link to check out Pro-Line’s official website, or you can Click Here to read more PL news on BigSquidRC.

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Since the day we unboxed the HPI Savage Octane, people have been begging us for video. We tossed together a quick video of clips from some of our time out during the review process. You can check out the speed runs, bashing, and just messing around with the truck. Enjoy, and don’t forget to watch all the way to the end for a special treat from Adam the Intern!

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Losi LST XXL Gasoline Powered Video
Gasoline Fever seems to be sweeping over the rc world right now. The HPI Savage Octane has just hit the market, and the Losi LST XXL-2 is just around the corner (the latest we’ve heard is they are about 2 weeks from shipping).

The folks over at Horizon Hobby have released a new video of their gasoline powered LST XXL-2. The video features plenty of rough off-road bashing and there are several parts in the video where you can hear the engine working. From the video it sounds like the engine rips, and it looks like the XXL-2 is up for some serious bashing.

To learn more about the LST XXL-2 hit up This Link over on the official Losi website, and hit up This Link for a BigSquidRC TGIF Mystery Link.

Team Orion LED Voltage Control
Team Orion has come up with a nifty way of answering the age old question, “Is that pack charged?”. With Orion’s new LED Voltage Control System all you have to do is press a button on the end of the pack to see if the pack is fully charged, empty, or partially charged. The Orion LED voltage system is fast, easy to use, and can’t get lost in your pit box like other voltage meters can.

Check out the video below to learn more and you can hit up This Link to visit the official Team Orion website.

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Pro-Line Blockbuster Video
There has never been a body like the Pro-Line Blockbuster before. The Blockbuster was designed from the ground up for all you on-board video fanatics, it features a nice mounting area for the camera, plus a detailed dash area to add realism to your videos.

To show off how cool the Blockbuster is, Pro-Line has released a video for it. Check out the video below to see what your action cam videos can look like, plus it has some general bashing action thrown in for good measure.

The part number for the Blockbuster is #3426-00, it is priced at $32, and you can read more Pro-Line news Right Here on BigSquidRC.