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Cubby Horizon AVC

THE Cub Report, 04.12.2015, Version- Understanding…

Last week one of my minions working in the industry shot me a link to a new “blog”. In that particular blog, the writer talked a whole lot about brushless power systems, but mainly about BL motors. Post after post talked about things like how to rebuild a brushless motor, how to service a brushless motor, how to upgrade the [...]

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JConcepts Lil Chasers

JConcepts LiL Chasers SCT Tires

The JConcepts crew has just announced new tires for your SCT called LiL Chasers. The LiL Chasers feature small rectangular lugs and were designed to give you more traction on outdoor tracks. Closed cell foam inserts come standard and they are available in green (super soft) compound. The LiL Chasers are priced at $26 per pair and they are also available [...]

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March Bash-ness Champion – ARRMA Kraton

Wow what a final match that was! I do not believe we have ever had a final change leaders that many times. Normally one vehicle will get out to a small lead, and it stays there the whole time. This was a seesaw battle for sure and the Yeti XL was making a big push when voting closed. Congratulations to [...]

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Cell Block RC Crawler stands from Crawler Innovati…

Ever leave your crawler/scaler sit for too long and come back to find semi permanent flat spots in your foams? Well a company that knows a thing or two about tire foams is Crawler Innovations. They have recently put out the Cell Block RC Crawler Stand to keep your tires up off of the ground during storage prolonging the life [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Tips for Buying a Used Scale…

Due to the massive popularity of scale crawlers there is a thriving used marketplace. Thanks to this, many prospective scalers have taken the plunge by buying a pre-owned rig – heck, that’s how I got into it a few years ago. You can certainly find good deals but you also need to be wary of the jokers pawning off “rode [...]

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2015 XRay NT1 Touring Car

2015 XRay NT1 Nitro Touring Car

Nitro touring cars are not only fun to race, they also make some pretty high-speed parking lot bash machines. The latest nitro touring car to enter the marketplace is from XRay with the 2015 version of their NT1. The ’15 NT1 has been redesigned from nose to tail to give it a lower center of gravity, to make it more [...]

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KO Propo Carbon Fiber Servo Horn

KO Propo Carbon Fiber Servo Horn for 12th Scale Pa…

KO Propo has just announced a very trick looking Carbon Fiber Servo Horn. KO says that it has less slop for a more direct feel when driving your car, we say that it just looks awesome. Either way, if you are doing an uber build it would be a nice addition to your car or truck. The horn is priced at [...]

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Muchmore Fleta ZX Sting OutLaw Stock Motors

Muchmore Racing Fleta ZX Sting Outlaw Stock Brushl…

Go faster than the rules allow with the new Fleta ZX Sting brushless motors from Muchmore Racing. You see, the Sting series motors come with balanced NdFeB Neodymium magnets along with short stack stators to give them 30% more power than “legal” stock class motors. Grade 5 bearings keep the rotor spinning freely, while a Flow-Max II body design helps [...]

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Yuneec Q500-4K

‘Aerial April’ continues with Yuneec!

Yuneec APV continues what I have dubbed ‘Aerial April’ by releasing a preview picture of a new Q500 Typhoon quadcopter. This one features a 4K resolution camera, what seems to be a bigger controller screen, and a neat gunmetal color. No details on pricing, release, or any other pertinent information, but you can see the comments and responses on Yuneec‘s Facebook Page. Look for [...]

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Mach25

Join the Race with the Blade Mach25 FPV Racer!

Joining in on the ARF racer crowd, Blade Helicopters announced a FPV Racing quad today: the Mach25! Featuring tilted forward motors and self-locking propellers, this quadcopter may just be what the non-DIY pilot needs! More features include:SAFE® technology equipped with 3 flight modes Spektrum 25mw ultra micro FPV camera system Powerful 2300Kv brushless motors Compact Castle Creations 4-in-1 ESC Self-tightening prop hubs Robust 2mm carbon-fiber frames Intense, multi-color [...]

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Serpent Cobra B-e 2.1 Buggy

Serpent Cobra B-e 2.1 Electric 1/8th Buggy

The competition is heating up in the brushless 8th scale buggy class just in time for summer. The Durango DEX8 is making big waves and now Serpent has announced their latest entry into the class, the Cobra B-e 2.1. The B-e 2.1 is a revision of their previous buggy, but being a Serpent, it is sure to keep up their [...]

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Team Durango DEX8 Video

Video – Team Durango DEX8 Buggy

The folks at Hobbico have put together a short video showcasing some of the features of the all new Team Durango DEX8 8th scale buggy kit. As you’ve seen in recent days here on BigSquidRC in our unboxing and build posts, the DEX8 has a bunch of new features like pillow ball front suspension, an innovative gear mesh system, and [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, 04.09.2015, Version- You Send in Questi…

“Next R/C Tracked Vehicle? Cubby, Do you think any other manufacturer besides Kyosho will make a new 1/10 scale tracked vehicle? I love my Blizzard EV with the 540 brushless motor but its a bit fragile and parts are sometimes hard to find. If Traxxas, ARRMA or maybe even HPI could make one for the basher crowd do you think it would [...]

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Team C TR02 V2 RTR Buggy

Team C Racing TR02 V2 RTR Buggy

Look at what’s new from Team C Racing, the Ready To Run TR02 V2 Buggy. Powered by a Absima Thrust brushless motor, the TR02 V2 comes fully assembled and ready to bash. Some of its other features include- * Pre-printed black body and black wheels * 8mm longer chassis * Comes with Absima A10 V2 brushless ESC * T style connector comes standard * [...]

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March Bash-ness Championship

Update: Voting is now closed. Thank you all for participating! Well, here we are. The Championship round! Congratulations to the Axial Yeti XL and ARRMA Kraton for making it this far! What vehicle will you crown champion? Voting ends, Friday April 10th ad Midnight CST.Axial Yeti XL vs ARRMA Kraton ARRMA Kraton (51%, 1,044 Votes) Axial Yeti XL (49%, 1,011 Votes) Total Voters: [...]

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