Need more proof that quadcopters are taking over the world? Check out this new Lexus commercial that is 99% quadcopters, 1% Lexus car headlights. It’s a great little commercial showing some cool swarming stuff. Sure some of it is CGI but it’s still awesome to see.
Ohh. and make sure you check out the behind the scenes making of for some information on how they made the quads.
We just posted a video of some of our demos that we did this year at iHobby 2013. This video was compiled from aerial footage that our own 3DBill shot with his tri-copter during a few of our runs. Check out some of the high-flying, extreme rc bashing. At one point there are 6 vehicles in the air at once! Enjoy!
No, it does not really have anything to do with RC, though the aerial footage was probably shot from a quad-copter. I think Adam ‘The Intern’ needs to give up the Suzuki toys and get to work on one of these! At least a RC version.
If you are skipping around the video, the tracks are around the 2:10 mark. Was hoping to see it use those back wheelie bar tires.
The good guys over at Pro-Line have released a new video showcasing one of our favorite short course trucks, the Pro-2 SC. In the video you’ll see Matt and Gerardo go over some of the main features of the Pro-2. There is also footage featuring the Pro-2 in action, both on track, and running wild in a bashing environment.
To get more information on the Pro-Line Pro-2 simply click This Link. Click Here to read our full review.
For those of you that didn’t catch the video we embedded in the ARRMA Granite BLX Review, it seemed like we should post it up for those that still like to watch the videos, but not do all that reading stuff.
Check out the beating we gave this vehicle during our testing! Make sure to watch it on Youtube in HD!
Our friends from Hemistorm recently posted a video Visiting the FG Factory (yes the high-end 5th scale stuff) – and had a chance to interview Mr. F. Gröschl. It’s subtitled for your convenience since these guys are over in Germany. Some interesting stuff, and worth checking out if you are into a little large scale industry stuff. Check the full video below.
Don’t forget to check the Hemistorm website for some of their cool products, or get more Hemistorm News right here on Big Squid RC.
We first reported about the new buggy from Helion, the Criterion, Right Here. Now Helion has released a video showing just how fast the Criterion is. Using a radar gun and some old fashioned street running, the video shows the top speeds of the Criterion compared to several of its competitors. The Criterion is shown topping out at 33 mph, pretty fast for a 7 cell brushed buggy.
To get more information on the Criterion simply hit THIS LINK. To get even more Helion news check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
Pro-Line’s new upgrade tire for the Traxxas Summit is the Rock Rage 3.8. These were designed to increase traction on a variety of surfaces with its futuristic tread pattern. The Rock Rage was also the focus of Pro-Line’s “Name That Tire!” contest, with Greg Arnone being the guy that came up with the cool name.
Check out the video below to learn more about Rock Rage tires from Pro-Line’s Gerardo Gonzalez and to see the new tires in action. The Rock Rages have a part number of #1199-00 and a street price of $30 a pair.
Want more Pro-Line news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
It is quite common to see someone at the local bash spot getting some cool on-board footage using a GoPro or other type of action camera on their truck. The latest entry into that market comes from Garmin with their VIRB and VIRB Elite cameras.
What sets the Garmin VIRBs apart is their ability to record for up to 3 hours on one 2000 mah battery and their 1.4″ LCD screen that can be used to preview footage or to navigate menus. Digital image stability helps make video more stable, while Garmin’s ANT+ technology allows you to log GPS coordinates to your video clips. Both models can shoot 1080p at 30 frames per second. The Elite adds WiFi, a built in altimeter, and positioning sensors.
The VIRB will have a street price of $299 while the Elite is a bit higher at $399. Both cameras start shipping in September. For more information simply click This Link.
Check out some rc video action at This Link right here on BigSquidRC.
Those design team over at ARRMA have released 3 more teaser videos for some of their upcoming products. Their new brushless powered BLX line-up should be announced any time now, and they’ve got some pretty cool red anodized hop-up parts on the way too. Check out the videos below to see what will be rolling out of the ARRMA RC factory in the upcoming months.
Have you read our 2wd Monster Truck Shootout featuring the ARRMA Granite? If not, simply click HERE.