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Horizon booth E-fest 2014

Horizon Hobby Booth at E-Fest 2014

Also in attendance at E-Fest 2014 were the folks from Horizon Hobby. Their large booth was well staffed and the BSRC Bash Crew had a great time picking their brains on some of their new air products. The newest item they had in the their booth was the Blade 200 QX. The 200 was just announced a couple of weeks [...]

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Hobbico E-Fest 2014

Hobbico Booth at E-Fest 2014

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending one of the largest indoor flying events in the country, E-Fest in Champaign Illinois. E-Fest is put on by the nice folks at Hobbico as a way of promoting the hobby during the cold winter months. Hobbyists from all over the Midwest drive in to get some flying time and spend [...]

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Cubby at Auto Show Monster Energy Mustang

THE Cub Report, 02.17.2014, Version- Yvan eht nioj

It is time for rc racing to get some freshening up, I mean, it is basically the same as it was the 80’s, THE 80’S! Nobody else rests on their laurels that long and for good reason, when you do, things get static and boring. And while turnouts at “big” races are doing well, local racing in many areas has [...]

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HPI Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0

HPI Ken Block Ford Fiesta WR8 3.0 Nitro Rally Car

To make their latest rally car even more scale realistic, HPI Racing has mounted up nitro power in their new Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0. A Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine is used to give you the smell and sound of nitro, while the WR8 chassis is based off the Bullet 3.0 monster truck for maximum bash-a-bility. A scale realistic [...]

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RC boat

Winter sucks and so does Maintenance

With winter set in, and most of the country socked in with snow and ice, I figured it was time to cover some basic preventative maintenance. I don’t enjoy this any more than you do, but this work needs to be done to keep your craft in top working order. 1.Draining the water jacket and lines. I do this with [...]

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HPI Crawler King 1973 Ford Bronco RTR

HPI Crawler King with 1973 Ford Bronco Body

The crew over at HPI Racing have announced a new look for their Crawler King. The latest version comes with a 1973 Ford Bronco body, comes in RTR form, and is waterproof for your bashing pleasure. With its 4wd and 55 turn brushed motor, it should be a blast to drive at the local rock pile. The truck in the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – The Winter Blues

Ugh, this winter sucks. Last year I was scaling nearly every weekend thanks to mild weather. This year has just been snow after snow with sub 0º temperatures to boot. Oh well, with spring (hopefully) right around the corner I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know my buddies and I are chomping at [...]

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Horizon Hobby Video of Figure 8 Racing from Snowbirds 2014

The Snowbirds Nationals is one of the biggest rc races in the world. Each year hundreds of racers flock to Florida and race 24 hours a day to get their rc fix. All that racing can get stressful, so as a way of blowing off steam they hold a Figure 8 Race. Our friends over at Horizon Hobby took some [...]

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TheToyz Wing Spoiler

TheToyz 1:16/1:10 Rear Wings

Sometimes you just need to add a wing to set off that car/truck/buggy of yours. The crew over at TheToyz can hook you up with several different wings to add that final piece of bling to your ride. TheToyz wings are made from plastic and aluminum for durability, and come in different widths and looks. The unit shown above sports a [...]

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KO Propo RSx2 Servos

KO Propo RSx2 Series Servos

The crew over at KO Propo have announced their new line of RSx2 servos. These high precision servos have aluminum cases, metal gears, and have a re-worked servo amplifier for a more linear feel. The new KO Propo servos include- * RSx2 Response H.C. (hard case) #30106 * Speed servo w/ aluminum upper case * Speed- 0.06 @ 7.4V, 0.07s @ 6.0V * Torque- [...]

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Raging Rotors: I Spy with my FPV Eye…

Another day, another installment of Raging Rotors! As I mentioned last week, a recent episode of Modern Family featured a DJI Quadcopter set up for FPV (First Person View).  With camera technology getting more affordable for the masses, the usual next step for someone going deep into the world of Quadcopters (whether DIY or RTF) is to dive into picture/video [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, 02.12.2014, Version- Your Questions, My Drivel

“Helion Criterion I want to upgrade my spur gear for my helion criterion and it’s getting annoying trying to find anything for this buggy. I have upgraded my pinion gear and like the reviews say the stock spur gear gets worn VERY easily especially with the new 31t spur gear it doesn’t help I upgraded my motor to a brushless motor. [...]

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Serpent Spyder SCT-2

Serpent Spyder SCT-2 2wd Short Course Truck

If you are serious about 2wd short course you’ll want to take a look at the new SCT-2 from Serpent. The SCT-2 is Serpent’s first short course truck and was designed by Billy Easton. It comes with durable bumpers, lexan plates in the side-guards for more stability while jumping, and comes in a rear motor configuration. The kit is scheduled [...]

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Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo

Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo LiPo/NiMH 50W x2

The new Prophet Sport Duo from Dynamite is an affordable two channel battery charger. The latest in the Prophet series of chargers can charge at up to 6 amps (50 watts) on each of its channels and has a maximum cell count of 6S. * Rugged and compact design * Includes banana to EC3 adapters * Adjustable current 0.1A-6.0A * 5 year warranty * [...]

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Sneak Peak – Pro-Line IROK Swamper SC Tires

We just got our hands on a sneak peak shot of what looks like Pro-Line IROK Swamper Short Course Tires. Interesting to see this sort of tread on a SC tire, but from a bashing point a view, bring them on! I imagine we could find some good terrain to make use of these for sure! Who else see’s these [...]

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