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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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.
Maybe you have noticed that Estes has a new white version of their massively popular Proto-X. The white version is called the Syncro ($39) and Hobbico has released a video to showcase its Self Righting capability. Even if you hand launch a Syncro upside down, it will immediately self right itself into a proper upright flying position.
Check out the video below to see its self righting feature in action and you can hit up This Link to get more information on the Syncro.
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The folks over at Pro-Line have a cool video showing off their 1981 Ford Bronco body. Watch the video to see the PL crew getting in some bashing action and make sure your sound is turned up to hear the realistic engine sound effects that really add to the video. If you want one of those Bronco bodies for yourself, they have a part number of #3423-00 and are priced at $37. Hit up This Link for more information over on Pro-Line’s website.
Pro-Line has also announced free shipping on all orders for the entire month of April. If you don’t have a local hobby shop to get your PL gear from, hit up This Link for more details of their free shipping offer.
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If you watch one RC video today, it should be this one! It has drifting, scale looks, action, and a crazy premise. It’s also really well done. I was amazed to see they didn’t wimp out and go all CGI special effects but actually really did the full setup.
Don’t believe it? You can watch the ‘making of’ RIGHT HERE.
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File this under wowza.. Here is video of two RC helicopters lifting a woman off the ground. This is crazy on all sorts of levels, from dangerous to mind blowing that they didn’t just slam into each other. It had to take a TON of practice and trial runs to get this right. Either way, it’s impressive and a must see!
HPI Racing has produced a cool video featuring submissions for their Home Movies Video Contest. The 9 minute video has lots of heavy duty bashing action, and showcases the winning entries. You can still submit your entries as it sounds like HPI plans on continuing the contest. So grab your car and camera and get those videos in to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get more information on the HPI video contest hit up This Link.
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The Snowbirds Nationals is one of the biggest rc races in the world. Each year hundreds of racers flock to Florida and race 24 hours a day to get their rc fix. All that racing can get stressful, so as a way of blowing off steam they hold a Figure 8 Race. Our friends over at Horizon Hobby took some video of the Figure 8 race this year to show everyone just how crazy it gets. Enjoy the massive collisions and hit up This Link to see all the products that Horizon has to offer. They even have a Valentines special of free shipping on every order for the next couple of days.
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Check out the video of the Corvette Museum sink hole from a quadcopter camera. Not the best flying in the world, but still cool to see how deep inside this thing is, and how scary the rest is. No way you’d catch us standing nearly that close to the edge knowing there’s nothing under most of that floor.
Need to send 3DBill down there, he would of been doing rolls and flips, probably would of flown inside one of the Corvettes!
Recently spotted this video of the new Renault Concept Car called the Kwid. The interesting thing about the video is that it uses a quadcopter to show off the smooth lines, and the interior of this futuristic concept vehicle. Not sure what we think of the look of the Renault, but the fact that it apparently will come with a place to store our quadcopters has us wanting one. At least maybe other car companies could recognize the need places to store our RC!
Enjoy the video:
Renault Kwid Concept Gallery
What RC vehicles do you think need a storage space in your next full size vehicle. Have you bought a vehicle based on the capacity of holding your RC gear?
For the record, yes.. yes I have. I actually measured the cargo space area of my last two vehicles to make sure they could carry my ‘normal’ bash day needs.
The Carisma M48S Porsche 959 won’t hit the states until March but it already has several staffers fighting over who gets to drive it first. To make it even worse, the folks over at Carisma have decided to wet our appetite even more by putting up a new video featuring the Porsche in action. The video shows the 959 tearing it up on the beach, throwing roost and generally have a good old fashioned bash session. Click to the video below to check it out yourself, and hit up This Link to visit the official Carisma website.
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It seems like Monster Truck Mania is in full effect for 2014 and below is a video from Kyosho of their latest bash machine. Kyosho’s new Psycho Kruiser is an 8th scale monster truck powered by up to 6S of brushless power and with a name like “Psycho Kruiser”, it has to be a crazy bash machine.
We will be posting more information soon on the Psycho Kruiser, until then check out the video below or click This Link to visit the official Kyosho website.
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By now you have read the popular Quadcopter Shootout 2, but everyone asks if we really do all that stuff we say during durability testing.. well, here’s the video! If you are squeamish about seeing quadcopters slammed into walls at full speed, dropped out of the sky, or hit like a baseball, you may not want to press play. You have been warned!
Crazy huh? See who won between the Blade, Ares, Align and LaTrax by reading the Quadcopter Shootout 2 here.