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Hobbico end of the month specials

Hobbico End of the Month Specials

The folks over at Hobbico are getting the word out that they’ve got some specials going on until the end of the month. Until February 28th you can save some bank on various surface and air products. Some of the more notable specials include- * $100 off the Duratrax Nissan GTR Nitro 4wd RTR * $40 off the 2013 ARRMA Fury SCT [...]

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Parkzone ArtiZan BNF PNP

Parkzone ArtiZan BNF & PNP

Recently announced by Parkzone is their ArtiZan park flyer. The ArtiZan is intended to be a plane that is nimble up in the air, with enough performance to start exploring aerobatics. Parkzone is releasing the ArtiZan in two different versions, a Bind-N-Fly where you can bind up your own Spektrum transmitter to it, and a PNP that requires a transmitter and [...]

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Upgrading Your RTR Axial SCX10: Stage 1

So you’re the proud owner of a brand new ready to run Axial SCX10. Congrats, the truck is a lot of fun right outta the box! If you are like most people I know though, the first thing you’ll do (after giving it a test drive, of course) is hop on the internet, go to your favorite r/c forum/facebook page, [...]

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Free Futaba S3004 Servo Offer

If you are anything like us, you can never have enough servos. It seems like every time we get in a new car we don’t have a an extra servo laying around to put in it. Such is life around the BigSquidRC offices. Futaba has a Special Offer going on right now where they will give you a free S3004 servo [...]

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Gear Head Trail Torch DC-1 LED Light Bar

Gear Head Trail Torch DC-1 LED Light Bar

The crew over at Gear Head have recently added a new LED light bar to their catalog, the 1/10th scale Trail Torch DC-1. The Trail Torch is made here in the USA and comes with nine white and four amber LEDs. The light bar can be run on 4.5 to 6 volts and comes with a 12″ servo lead for [...]

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ARRMA Beat the Speed

ARRMA “Beat The Speed” Challenge

ARRMA has announced a neat Video Contest involving their Brushless BLX series vehicles. The Beat the Speed Video Contest gives ARRMA BLX owners a chance to win $80 in aluminum hop-up parts by posting a video of their vehicle going faster than 67 mph. BLX owners can even get a free t-shirt just by entering. To get complete contest rules hit [...]

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Hobbico E-Fest 2014

The Sights of Hobbico E-Fest 2014

The BigSquidRC Bash Crew had a great time on Saturday attending E-Fest 2014 presented by Hobbico. We learned a lot by visiting all the exhibitors booths, and were in awe of the flying skills of the pilots. To give you a sense of what it was like to be there in person, please take a look at the 6 galleries [...]

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JR America at E-Fest 2014

JR America at E-Fest 2014

Surface radios are no longer sold under the JR banner now days in America, but their air radios are alive and well. JR America’s booth at E-Fest 2014 was big and filled with electronic goodness. From uber high end transmitters to servos of every size, they have radio gear for all sorts of air applications. Hit up their Official Website [...]

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Castle Creations E-Fest 2014

Castle Creations Booth at E-Fest 2014

The crew over at Castle Creations are all about making things go faster, at E-Fest 2014 they had their entire line of brushless air products on display. The Castle Talon series ESCs have made a quite a name for themselves, not just in airplanes, but also in multi-rotor applications, and we got a chance to check out a quadcopter that [...]

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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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