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Finally some video of the HPI Savage XL Octane! The world has been holding it’s breath for the release. Check it out…

Glad to finally get a chance to see it in action.

For more info from HPI hit This Link.

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Ares Winter Video Challenge
If you own an Ethos QX130 quadcopter or a Chronos CX100 helicopter, the folks over at Ares have a contest for you. They want to see videos of your Ares in action, and the top three will win HobbyTown USA gift cards. The gift cards range from $50 to $200, and the winning videos will be posted up on the Ares Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. If you win your video might even make the front page here on BigSquidRC. :)

Submissions are due by February 10th and you can get more information at This Link.

Happy Friday, Click Here to see a BSRC TGIF Mystery Link.

ARRMA Polar VORTEKS Snowmageddon Video
The good folks over at ARRMA have a new promo that makes it easy to score a free t-shirt. All you have to do is film your ARRMA RTR out running in the snow then post the video up on the ARRMA Facebook page. Assuming you have some snow in your area it sounds like an easy way to score a t-shirt to us.

The ARRMA Vorteks Snowmageddon t-shirt giveaway ends on February 15th and you can get complete information on the official ARRMA Facebook Page.

To read the latest news from ARRMA check out This Link on BigSquidRC.

Great Planes Videos
Our friends over at Great Planes have sent out two new videos showcasing the features and flying abilities of some of their aircraft. In the first video below you can learn a lot more about the F1 Rocket Evo Sport Scale ARF and see it in action. The second video features the Escapade MX GP/EP ARF, showing how versatile it is and how well it can maneuver in the sky. Prices for the two planes are $179 for the F1 Rocket Evo and $139 for the Escapade. Hit up This Link for more information on them.

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Ken Block WR8 FLUX HPI Europe Video

HPI Racing has just released a new video of their Ken Block WR8 FLUX in some wild action at their European warehouse. Watch the video to see not only some sweet drift action, but also what rc is all about, having some good old fashioned fun. Don’t forget to check out the HPI Website for more information on all their products.

While you are surfing the web today, why not check out a BigSquidRC TGIF Mystery Link?

Talk about all the bells and whistles! I stumbled upon this video and just had to share it. We have shared a few of these 1/4 scale videos before, and I just really like the detail these guys put into the stuff.

The office here is already packed floor to ceiling with RC, so I’m not sure where we’d put one of these, but something about it is really intriguing to me.

After the break the guy shows off the insane stereo system built into the trailer! So if you are digging this, check out the others.


So there are a bunch of people at e-volo who got their brains together to make a huge multi-copter. In the video you can see the big battery packs strapped on each of the struts, and what looks like giant brushless motors on top. The thing that blew me away is that he goes and grabs a normal 2.4ghz rc flight radio to fly the thing with! Honestly, I’m not sure Wrench hasn’t already done this and just not filmed or told anyone about it yet! LOL!

Still cool to see it in action.. seriously all the technology has been there for a while, it just took someone dumb brave enough to sit between 8 slicing and dicing machines with no protection.

All new episodes of the MythBusters will soon be upon us! The first of which is this Wednesday night at 9:00pm eastern on the Discovery Channel. We here at the Squid are big fans of the fedora sporting ADHD guy and the mustachioed, beret wearing, mountain of a man (or maybe it’s just Kari… yeah, that’s probably it). Anybody who’s watched the MythBusters knows that they have converted more than a few full size vehicles to radio control in cases when having a human driver would be too dangerous. We can only guess what kind of cool new radio controlled projects they might have up their sleeves for this season. So let’s reminisce about some of their projects from seasons passed, shall we?


But the ladies sure loved him...

I read and watch a ton of stuff on the internets every day. Some of that stuff I end up liking a lot and bookmarking for later. This new weekly feature highlights those links.

Build Log: Dumas 19′ Racing Runabout – This will be one to keep an eye on for a while. It’s going to be a long project from the looks of it.

Photo of the Week: Disco’s red hot ride. Forum member and comedian Desmond “Disco” Dailey show’s off his current drag car project. You might have to scroll down a bit if your browser doesn’t take you straight to the post.

Shopping Around: Save some cash, spend it on other stuff… – Check out my previous article about some of the ongoing rebates in the industry.

Video of the Week: Disassembly – A cool parts explosion animation of a non-descript R/C helicopter. The guy made it for his demo reel to show off his computer animation skills.

More Video: The Radio Control Show, Episode 45 – Info about RCX, the HPI Blitz ESE, Florida Jets event coverage, Aeroworks P51 Mustang ARF, new Kyosho products, Off-Road Shootout Sweepstakes grand prize RTR Baja 5T, HPI Vorza giveaway.

Even More Video: RCX 2010 Live Cams – Can’t make it to RCX this weekend? Well you could always sit at home and watch live streams, I mean, that’s almost just as good right? Am I right? Hello?. Three different streams are available, one showing the vast show floor, another showing off-road action on the dirt track, and a third mobile cam that will have interviews and product demos.

Here’s some video we shot while testing out our new Platinum Edition Traxxas Slash 4×4 in the snow! Good times! The video on Youtube is also uploaded there in hi-def!


For those of you who just want to see good quality video in the player, the ihobby video is now up on as well! Their embedded player stuff always looks better, and they have good RC vids there, so make sure to check it out.. don’t forget to rate it!

Finally, video of our demo times! For those of you that missed the awesome demos we were giving at the iHobby Expo 2009, now you can see what all the fuss was about.

Not only did we hit the track banner this year, we jumped OVER it, AND got a vehicle stuck up in the rafters!!! Some note worthy parts in the vid, the yellow 1/18th scale pulling a triple back flip, the crowd starting the banner chant on their own, obviously getting stuck in the rafters, the 1/8 buggy slamming into the SC truck on the way up, and still making it over the banner. I turned all the volumes way down, it was amazing how loud the place was this year!

Thanks to all of our fans for coming out and making it a great show! You guys rocked!

Thanks to Channel 9 news for the mention! Anna is probably one of our new biggest fans! ;)

When I posted the video, it was still processing the HD version, but it was shot and should be ready to view in true HD shortly. Please rate/vote for the video. Rendering a smaller version for hobbyzip viewers asap.

We had the new Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo out for some testing, and had a great time with the vehicle! So far it’s been pretty durable, and it’s darn fast out of the box!
Stock Battery – 30mph
2S Lipo – 34mph
4S Lipo – 49mph!

Remember the standing backflip video from the HPI Savage Flux? The E-Revo can also do it pretty easily, forward and reverse! Enjoy the video! There is also a HD version over on youtube.

Hope ya like it! Here’s the link to the YouTube version in HD if you want to check it out.

Added The youtube directly, since iphones and other none-flash based systems couldn’t see the above video directly. Don’t forget to go check it out in HD! Looks pretty good.