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Back To School Bash Reminder

BigSquidRC 2013 HobbyTown Bash_00015 Don’t forget, THIS SATURDAY we are teaming up again with our friends at HobbyTown Orland Park for Back to School Bash!

Join us on Saturday, August 30th as we celebrate the last days of summer in one action packed event! Sign ups will start at 9:30am with events starting at 10:30am.

For more details Click Here for the official post!

What's new: Friday, November 26th, 2010

Castle Black Friday Sale

Great Black Friday Savings going on today at Castle Creations

Make sure to also check out their Garage Sale section for some true “door buster” prices on great  gear.

Find all the deals when you click here: Castle Creations Website.

What's new: Thursday, November 25th, 2010

HPI baja 5sc HPI baja 5sc

Leave it to HPI to get my 5th scale juices flowing again! They just announced the new Baja 5SC. A 1/5th scale short course truck based on the Baja series of vehicles! It comes with a 2.4ghz radio and the 26cc Fuelie engine that will get your giant short course truck up to 40mph!

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Click through for more pictures and details from the press release! READ MORE

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From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! While your sitting around stuffing your faces full of turkey, try to remember and think about all the people that helped you get to where you are today. Think about your friends and family that help you and encourage you every day, and try to do the same for them.
I want to thank the entire Big Squid RC team for helping put us where we are today. I couldn’t of done it without any of them! We had another amazing year of growth with no signs of slowing down any time soon!
I also want to thank all the readers and fans! You guys are awesome! Thanks for helping spread the word, and keep up the great work!
We have been doing a lot of stuff behind the scenes and have a ton of surprises planned to be announced shortly, so stay tuned!

Again, Happy Turkey Day, now pass the gravy!

VP Pro Black Friday Sale

VP Pro USA is not only giving you 15% off everything  on Friday (use code: VPBLACK),  but they also have various different BLACK BAG items throughout the day at killer prices.

But wait, there’s more! While supplies last, every order on Friday will get a FREE black VP PRO shirt!

Log on to VP Pro USA on Friday, and take them for all they’re worth!

Each week we bring to you only the very best of our readers questions, this week is no exception.


“hi i have found the shootouts very helpful i own a baja 5b and i have just got a 2wd slash so i have no idea about brushless and i was curious if a brushless shootout might be in the future
6.7#TreverM. Race Hard Go Fast Turn Right”

Cubby- What’s up Trever? Thanks for reading BigSquid and the props on the shootouts. Our 4S Lipo shootout is really close to being done, I finished up my end of it tonight, and Brian should be finishing the editing and graphs over the weekend. Keep an eye out for it on the main page.

Which brings me to your idea about a brushless shootout. Hell ya, I for one would dig a shootout between the Castle Sidewinder, Kershaw 10th scale system, and Novak’s entry level BL system. Brian sounds like he’s stoked on it as well. So ya, we’ll get started working on that one. The wheels turn slow around here sometimes, so give us a couple months and maybe we’ll have a shootout that you, and hopefully a lot of other people, will enjoy reading.


“Dear Mr. Cubby,
My name is Yang, I am from BATTERY BEAR (BB).
I learnt from our Mr. Chow that you are one of the most brilliant companies in the hobby industry. We are very much excited at the prospect of cooperating with your company.

I was quite nearly asleep in my office last week when Editor Brian comes barging through my door.
Brian- “Cubby, I have a surprise for you!”
Cubby- “You have a case of Warhol tribute Dom for me? You are too kind.”
Brian- “No, but close. Here’s the uber new pre-mounted Duratrax tires. Go hit a track somewhere and review these.”
Cubby- “You realize reviews aren’t part of my contract don’t you?”
Brian- “I’m sorry, what did you just say? Anyways, go hit a track and let me know what you think.”

So hit the RC Reviews section and check out the DuraTrax Shotgun 1/8 scale Tire Review.

Schumacher big bore shocks

New from Schumacher Racing are these much wider Big Bore shocks for 1/10th scale touring cars. Their testing has shown that on rougher surfaces with less traction these shocks can really help touring cars get a handle on the surface.
They are 13mm in diameter compared to the 10mm standard and hold 69% more shock oil.

Head over to the Schumacher Racing site for more details.

What's new: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Now available from Spire Model Distribution in the UK, the new Argus .21 engine is one sweet looking engine at an awesome price point. The carb, timing and porting are all optimized for smooth and powerful performance.

For more information check out

VooDoo FuelVooDoo Glo Plugs

RC Pro Products turn up the heat with new Pro tested and Italian made VooDoo Glo Plugs coming available next week. Multiple temps in Turbo style are set to come down the pipe very soon.

VooDoo Nitro Fuel has also been announced. The all synthetic 30% premium blend is made in the good old USA to exacting QC standards and includes protective ingredients to keep your mill clean between runs.
You can check out their online site at or ask your local RC Pro Products dealer to get these new VooDoo goodies on the way.

scott cramer evader dt Traxxas venineon

So we just updated the Basher Approved section with two new entries. I’ll let you read all about it in that section, but on the left is Scott Cramer accepting the award for the Duratrax Evader DT truck, and on the right in his best pose yet is Peter Vieira from Traxxas accepting the award for the Velineon Brushless System.

Both products have been amazing this year, and really deserved the award. Head over to the Basher Approved section for details!

What's new: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Thunder Power micro Thunder Power micro

In need of some tiny lipo’s? These new Thunder Power RC Ultra-Micro Batteries may be what you are looking for. If you need the batteries, you are going to need a micro charger to go with it! The only thing missing is a magnifying glass.

Thunder Power RC is introducing their new 1S 3.7V 125mAh and 160mAh G4 Pro Lite 25C series ultra-micro LiPo’s. They have a 5C charge rate capability with no loss in power or cycle life. They can be matched with the new TP103CQ Quad Port charger for tons of power time! The charger can be powered with AC or DC, has 4 ports and multi color LED’s to let you know what mode and state the batteries are in.

These styles of batteries are mostly used in ultra-micro planes, but I know there are some people out there working on micro cars and these would be great! Need to put four of these in a micro buggy!

Head over to the Thunder Power RC site for all the details!

ford f150 sanwa

A few more pictures from our friends at from their trip to the Tamiya Fair in Japan have caught my eye. First is this Ford F150 body! Without going on a Cubby rant, and how he’s been saying for over a year now that ‘realistic’ is the future of RC, but something about this body strikes me as cool looking. From the bed, to the scale look. It just looks ‘right’ to me and I hope we see more of it.

Next up is this new 2.4Ghz radio from Sanwa. There’s a name we haven’t heard in a long time. It will be interesting to see if this radio makes it over to the USA. One thing I noticed, it’s sort of squared off, and I never really thought about it, but radio’s don’t need to look like a phaser any more. They could be square, and smaller, or any shape actually.

For more images check out the site, and thanks to them for letting us get some pics from their show.

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Our friends from just got back from the Tamiya Fair in Japan, and have sent a few pictures. The Tamiya Avante, a 1/10th scale electric buggy re-release. The original was released around 1988, and the re-release was in 2001. Does that make this a re-re-release? Every once in a while, I’ll see someone rebuilding theirs. Now you can buy a new one again. I really like the body with the driver inside! It also had a very unique suspension setup.

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You can see a few more pictures on their site here.

One of our loyal readers sent in a video link from the original. Check it out after the break.. READ MORE