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Evan’s 5 Minutes…on too hot to be clever…

It’s Friday Squiddys! It’s time for another five minutes with yours truly. I’m not sure about the rest of the country, but it has been hotter than H-E-Double Hockey Sticks here this week. It has been utterly miserable. It has also had a pretty adverse effect on my bashing time, I can tell you that much.

First things first! Get your top 10 reasons for winning Cubby’s Gambler over to cubby(at)bigsquidrc(dot)com for a chance to snag that bad boy (the truck, not Cubby)! It sounds to me like just a little bit of work for what could be a pretty sweet pay off!

We’re just 2 weeks away from RCX! More importantly, we’re just 2 weeks away from Bash-A-Palooza! Hit the link, read the details, and get ready for an awesome time! I’m starting to get pretty jacked for the show. It will be pretty sweet to get out there and hang with the crew!

Thunder Tiger seems to have hit yet another nail right on the head with their Sparrowhawk DT12. This is the third vehicle we’ve reviewed from TT as of late, and none of have been rated lower than an 8. That’s a pretty big deal when it comes from us. We absolutely torture these vehicles at times. An 8 from us says a ton. Basher Approved status from us…says it all. The Thunder Tiger MT4-G3 Monster Truck is our newest Basher Approved member, which says a ton about Thunder Tiger. The guys and gals over at TT should be commended for kicking some serious butt! I want to get my hands on a 1/8 EB-4 G3 Brushless Buggy from those guys and tear up the track. If it is anything like their other stuff, it will be a pretty rockin’ buggy.

Coming soon on an Evan’s 5 Minutes near you, I’ll be taking a look at the Tekno RC Revo 3.3 brushless conversion kit. Nitro and Evan don’t really mix. However, I love my Revo 3.3 and a little brushless power is awesome! My mini-review on that will be coming soon. I’ll also be starting my Axial Wriath project sometime in August, so I’m sure there will be news on that as well. You know what else is supposedly coming in August…? (See next paragraph)

It wouldn’t be an Evan’s 5:00 without mentioning the HPI Savage XS Flux. Still no word from HPI on the official shipping date for this monster. We’re stuck with those same “August” estimates from most online retailers. The wait and anticipation is KILLING ME. HPI has added a video to their website hyping the XS Flux. I’ve embedded it here after the break, so hit that read more button and give it a watch. It looks…pretty dang awesome.

That’s it for this week Squiddys. Feel free to contact me at evan(at)bigsquidrc.com if you have any feedback, comments, or requests you’d like to hear about in five minutes or less. Try to stay cool out there, drink plenty of fluids, and as always…bash heavy!

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