THE TrakPower MS Series 10.5 Turn Brushless Racing System Review
You don’t see a lot of sensored 10.5 brushless systems being used by hardcore bashers. Why? Because they typically don’t have the yank needed for the bashing crowd. Today we’ll be taking an in depth look at the latest sensored system from TrakPower, their MS Series 10.5, to see if it is bash worthy or if it should be left for track use only. Let’s jump right in shall we?
You’ve seen that 3D Printers are becoming all the rage, here is an example of how they can be used in rc. The spiked wheels in the pictures were made from a 3D printer and you can make them at home too. First you have to buy a 3D printer, then you have to visit Thingiverse and download the spiked wheel file. Feed the file into your printer and sha-zam, you end up with a set of crazy spiked wheels. The person sharing the file over on Thingiverse, kallaspriit, says the spiked wheels get great traction on snow, but they look like they would get a lot of traction on most any loose surface.
Hit up THIS link to check out all the cool things you can make on a 3D printer at Thingiverse, and click HERE to download the file for the spiked wheels.
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Last fall we posted some pictures of a new 3 wheeled bash machine from RedCat called the S-TRYK-R. It seems we weren’t the only people liking the uniqueness of the S-TRYK-R, it aquired quite a following on the web and it had not even been released yet.
The wait is over and the S-TRYK-R is now for sale. There are two versions- brushed and brushless, and they are both shipping right now. The S-TRYK-R uses belts to power all three of its wheels, which should make it quite unique to drive. Here are some of the other specifications-
* Includes 2.4 GHz radio system
* Forward and Reverse
* Full time 3 Wheel Belt Drive
* Length- 368mm
* Width- 216mm
* Height- 135mm
* Wheelbase- 285mm
* Ground Clearance- 9mm
* Shocks- Aluminum Capped Oil Filled
* Includes 7.2v Ni-MH (brushed) or 7.4v Lipo (brushless PRO) with Charger
* Brushed motor on standard edition, 4500kv brushless on PRO model
Street pricing for the brushed S-TRYK-R is $199, while the brushless PRO model goes for $299. For more information hit up the official RedCat Website.
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Consumers have been asking for it ever since the 16th scale Traxxas Grave Digger came out and Traxxas has responded- a 4wd conversion kit. Now you can convert that boring 2wd over to full time 4wd in a jiffy.
* Complete kit, no additional parts required
* Includes front differential, front driveshafts, ball bearings, and front-center driveshaft
* Detailed installation instructions in English and French
* Four-wheel drive performance and handling
* Genuine Traxxas quality and precision
* Part #7252
Retail price is $60 and you can get more information on the official Traxxas Website.
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Please join us tonight at 9 PM CST for our weekly LIVE show. Tonight’s show will be extra special as we will be giving away a bunch of gear from Pro-Line Racing. All you have to do to win is be in chat box under the Live Show feed at the top of the BigSquidRC main page. Not only will we be going over the weekly news and answering your questions, but we’ll also be giving away some very cool new product from Pro-Line.
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What is the most popular social media site for the teenage crowd? No, it isn’t it Facebook, it is Tumblr. Maybe you’ve never been to, or even heard of, Tumblr, but it is all the rage among the teen crowd. Our new Tumblr page is now up and we have put our resident teenager in charge, Adam “The Intern”. You won’t find any press releases or other “rc news” on our Tumblr page, just some cool rc pictures and information about life in the hobby. What else will you find on the BSRC Tumblr page? That is totally up to Adam, he is known for his creativity so it should be interesting to see what he comes up with.
Whether you are a teenager or not, we cordially invite you to check out the new BigSquidRC Tumblr page.
The Super Diff kits from MIP are legendary for their smooth operation and reliability. Now all you TLR/Losi 22, 22T, and 22SCT owners can rejoice, MIP has just released a new Super Diff for your rig. Part number for the new MIP 22 Super Diff is #12165, and here are some of the features-
* Hardened Alloy Steel for superior strength and Wear!
* American made High Strength diff rings!
* Precision machined for excellent bearing fits!
* MIP Team Tested and Approved!
* Does not include Diff Gear & Stock sealed Bearings!
* Quality made in the USA!
MIP didn’t forget about all you Traxxas Slash drivers, their new #12225 Super Diff pops right into your Slash and helps bring it up to competition level. Some of the features of the MIP Super Diff for the Traxxas Slash include-
* American made High Strength diff rings!
* Improves overall traction during cornering!
* Precision machined for Excellent Bearing Fit
* Hardened U.S. Grade Alloy Steel for Superior Strength & Wear
* Includes MIP Pin Screws for use with Traxxas Stock Drives, MIP X-Duty™, & MIP C-CVD™ Drives
* Lightweight to reduce rotating mass!
* 100% Quality made in the USA!
Retail price for the Losi diff is $35, while retail price for the Traxxas diff is $60. For more information hit up the official MIP Website.
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Corally’s newest high-end touring car is their HMX “US Carpet Spec” kit. As per the usual for Corally, only the best materials were used throughout the car and it was designed with the American rubber tire carpet racer in mind. If you are looking for a very trick platform to base an on-road project off of, the Corally HMX just might be the one.
* 2 SGX Gear Diff
* X Hard Graphite 2.4 mm chassis and Topdeck
* Duraluminium silver anodized Steering Blocks AL7075 T6 with Ball Bearings
* 6 degree C-Hub Nylon
* Duraluminium red anodized Servo Posts AL7075 T6
* Available now
* Part ##01626
To hit up the official Corally website all you have to do is Click This Link, and for more touring car news right here on BigSquidRC THIS is the link you want.
Cubby isn’t the only Formula 1 fan at the BSRC offices, in fact several of our guys have spent many a late night glued to the tv watching open wheel racing from around the world. Now Tresrey has posted some pictures of the new Speed Passion SP-1 F1 Pro chassis kit. The SP-1 is loaded with carbon fiber and looks the part of a high-end race machine. Surely Speed Passion has Cubby’s mouth watering with this one, hopefully the SP-1 F1 makes it to the States.
The new Speed Passion F1 kit is said to have a release date of April in Japan and you can hit up THIS link for the official Speed Passion Website. For more Speed Passion news right here on BigSquidRC THIS is the link you want.
The crew over at Gens Ace have just announced two new Lipo Batteries, a 2S 6000 mah 70C hardcase, and a 2S 7000 mah 50C hardcase. 4mm bullet connectors are used to connect your wires to the packs and they have a release date of this May. For more information hit up the official Gens Ace Website.
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We just posted the ECX Revenge Review. While going through some video footage, we caught this accidental wall slam that seemed like something we should share. Usually we do this stuff on purpose, this one was out of the blue, got lucky, and caught it. Enjoy!
That’s one of those slams that just makes you cringe. For the record, I believe Adam or I were driving in the first two test laps you see, and then we handed the transmitter over to Wrench.