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Hitec HobbyTown USA

Hitec Booth At The HobbyTown USA Convention

As you have probably noticed, Hitec has announced a bunch of new gear this year. Luckily, we got a chance to take a look at many of them in person at the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention. Of course the Hitec crew had a plethora of high-end servos on hand, but they also had a pair of their new drones. The Racer [...]



THE Cub Report – Speak With Your Wallet

Well hello there rc fanatics, industry peeps, first day noobs, and grumpy old timers, welcome to THE Cub Report. What is THE Cub Report? A lot of rambling I guess, but really it is about just whatever strikes my mood, which sometimes even means talking about the wonderful world of rc. Okay, so you can’t miss our coverage of the 2016 [...]


FireBrand RC HobbyTown 2016

HobbyTown Convention 2016 – FireBrand RC Booth

In the last couple of years, FireBrand RC has become a big player in the rc industry. It is easy to see why, they put out a continuous stream of unique and trendy products. From their ultra-trick drift wheel/tire combos, to a wide assortment of bodies, FireBrand has been winning over fans worldwide. At the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention we got [...]


Pro-Line HobbyTown 2016

Pro-Line Racing Booth – HobbyTown USA Convention

We always have a blast when we get to hang out with the crew from Pro-Line Racing. The 2016 HobbyTown Convention was no different. They are always super knowledgeable about their products, plus they simply love to talk rc. Pro-Line has long been THE leader in rc tires and bodies, at the 2016 HobbyTown show they had a ton of [...]



Spektrum High-Voltage 1/5 Scale Digital Servo Reviews

Since we have been loving and bashing the heck out of our Losi 1/5 WRC from Horizon Hobby, it seemed only appropriate to give it a little upgrade. We recently got our hands on two new servos from Spektrum. The S9020 1/5 Scale Digital HV (High Voltage) Steering Servo, and the S9010 Throttle Servo. How did they do in the [...]


Hobbico HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico At The 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention

If you work within the hobby then you already know who Hobbico is, if not, they are the largest model hobby company in the world. In the surface world they are best known for names like ARRMA, Dromida, Axial, and Team Durango. They are also the exclusive distributor here in the states for lines like Futaba and O.S. Engines. Hobbico has [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]


Horizon Hobby HobbyTown USA

Horizon Hobby Booth At The 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention

Also in attendance at the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention were the good folks from Horizon Hobby. You know Horizon from such names as ECX, Losi, Spektrum, and Blade, and their booth/room was filled with all the latest in rc goodies. Upon entering the room, the new 1/5th scale Losi Monster Truck XL could not be missed. These are in stock and [...]


HPI Racing HobbyTown USA

HPI Racing At The HobbyTown USA Convention

We have to say that it was really nice to see HPI Racing at the 2016 HobbyTown USA National Convention. HPI has had a rather wild year, to see their new products, and to get a chance to talk to the new people in charge, was really cool. We got a chance to look, ok drool, over some of their [...]


Firelands group hobbytown usa convention

Firelands Group – Hobbytown USA Convention 2016

This week the BigSquidRC Bash Crew loaded up and headed towards Lincoln Nebraska for the annual HobbyTown USA National Convention. The convention is held at the Embassy Suits hotel in downtown Lincoln, a city that is also home to HobbyTown USA’s national headquarters. We are extremely honored that the HobbyTown USA folks invite us out every year so that we [...]


Tamiya NSX TT-02

Tamiya Acura NSX TT-02 Kit

Coming soon from Tamiya is the Acura NSX TT-02 Kit. The new full sized NSX is making big waves in the car scene with its aggressive looks and advanced technology, soon you’ll be able to drive a 1/10 scaled version thanks to Tamiya. The beautifully done NSX body sits on Tamiya’s dependable and easy to build TT-02. * 4 wheel drive * [...]


Dromida 18th Scale Touring Car

Dromida 1/18th Touring & Rally Cars

Hey on-road drivers, Dromida has just announced their 1/18th scale Touring and Rally Car. Both come in ready-to-run form and both are available with either brushed or brushless (5300kV) power. Pricing is very easy on the wallet with the brushed street priced at $109 and the brushless priced at $169. 4wd is used on both style of cars and they [...]


Kyosho ULTIMA RB6.6 Buggy

Kyosho ULTIMA RB6.6 Buggy Kit

The new Kyosho Ultima RB6.6 Kit is super versatile to suit nearly any track condition. The biggest news is the fact that the transmission in the Ultima can be set up in four different configurations- rear motor, 3 gear midship, 4 gear midship, and lowdown midship. Also, the 6.6 was designed for an extremely low center of gravity, helping it [...]


ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, Verion- It’s Thursday So Listen Up

“LiPos Dear Cubby, I have a question about safe liPos. There are a range of liPo’s on the market and they vary in price, but is there a safer one? I have been bashing for about 2 years and never used any liPo bigger than an 11.1. A track was just built down the street from me for 1/8 truggies and [...]



QAV-X Charpu Edition Racing Quadcopter

Remember last year when I said x-frames will take over the drone racing and freestyle scene? Yup. Just call me Nostradamus… Nostraquadmus? Anyway, check out the new QAV-X Charpu from Lumenier! Backed by one of the (if not THE) most popular pilots in FPV, Carlos Puertolas, aka Charpu, this new frame sports classic x-geometry coupled with Lumenier’s always-high-quality carbon fiber [...]