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RC4WD Aluminum Front Arms for Vaterra Twin Hammers

The Vaterra Twin Hammers has a pretty strong following, so it’s only natural that the hop-up parts keep coming for this cool ride. RC4WD has announced Aluminum Front Arms that should help your bling and durability factors greatly. * CNC Machined * Improved Strength * OEM Fit * Total Length: 2.74in / 69.7mm * Total Width: 1.45in / 37mm * Weight: 1.72oz / 49g Product Number: [...]

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January 2014 Desktop Calendar

Start the year off right with a new Big Squid RC Desktop Wallpaper Calendar! Every month we will bring you a new wallpaper calendar for your PC screen. We thought we would start the year off with the ARRMA Granite that just won Bash Truck of the YEAR! We have several different resolutions available. Just right click these links, and do [...]

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Team Durango DEX408v2 Review

Review – Durango DEX408v2 8th Scale Electric Buggy

Yes, Team Durango is world renowned for their uber racing machines, but can their high-end DEX408v2 electric buggy also make a good bash machine? Is it fast enough to own the local bash spot? How does it jump? Can it takes huge hits like a only a good bash machine can? Now with video! From: Durango Direct Link: DEX408v2 Unboxing Pictures: BSRC [...]

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Big Squid RC 2013 Bash Vehicle of the YEAR!

Congratulations to ARRMA RC because their ARRMA Granite BLX has won our coveted 2013 BASH VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD! We tested a LOT of vehicles this year. As a matter of fact, I believe we did almost two times as many reviews in 2013 as we did in 2012, so for this vehicle to make its way to the [...]

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HPI Racing 1/8 Savage XL Octane Monster Truck

Coming Soon? HPI Racing 1/8 Savage XL Octane 4WD RTR Monster…

Our mouths have been watering since we first saw the HPI Racing Savage XL Octane early in 2012 at the German Toy Fair. We’ve been teased on release dates ever since then, but this time it looks like it will indeed be available for public consumption. Tower Hobbies has listed the Octane on their website for pre-order, and Great Planes [...]

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RC4WD Patriot 2.2 Beadlock Wheel

RC4WD Patriot 2.2 Beadlock Wheels

For all you scale enthusiasts, RC4WD has recently announced Patriot 2.2″ Beadlock Wheels for your rig. These heavy duty wheels are CNC machined from aluminum and come with scale detailing to make your truck look good while out trail driving. * Outer diameter- 2.2″ * Width- 1.28″ * Fits on standard 12mm Hex * Weight- 3.73oz each The part number for the Patriots is #Z-W0158, [...]

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2014 Traxxas XO-1 Super Car

2014 Traxxas XO-1 1/7th RTR Super Car

Traxxas has updated their XO-1 speed run car for 2014. What might some of the updates be? * BNG (bold new graphics) * It no longer comes with batteries to save you some cash The rest of the car looks to be identical to the previous version with Castle ESC and brushless motor, TQi controller, etc. The part number for the 2014 XO-1 is [...]

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Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc ARF

Hangar 9 1/5th Scale Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF

It’s all about scale realism in rc now days, and it doesn’t matter if its surface or air. For example, the latest offering from Hangar 9 is loaded with scale detailing. The Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF looks just like the classic warbird that flew in WW2 with its accurate scale outline and markings. * Comes with printed, flat finish [...]

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the cub report helion rc boat

THE Cub Report, 12.30.2013, Version- Apologies for the Frivo…

Hola everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas, and welcome to the last Cub Report of the year. First up- BigSquidRC notes. This Saturday we’ll be finishing up our latest and greatest quadcopter shootout at a track in Paxton Illinois. If you are a reader or a member of the industry and want to check out our shootout process, or [...]

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RC4WD Onyx 1.9 Beadlock Wheels

The crew over at RC4WD keeps on putting out neat looking scale products. Take a look at one of their latest products, Onyx 1.9 Beadlock Wheels. These high zoot aluminum wheels not only look good, but should be extra tough while on the trail. * CNC machined from aluminum * Murdered out black anodizing * Outer diameter- 1.9″ * Width- 1.06″ * Weight- [...]

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associated b5m

Details- Associated B5 & B5M Buggies

The latest installment in Team Associated’s buggy line-up is officially here, the RC10B5 and the mid-motored RC10B5M. Today we’ve got some under body shots and more information to see what the real changes are. * Street pricing- $239 for the B5, $259 for the B5M * Release dates- around March * B5M comes with aluminum chassis, B5 comes with composite * Factory Team 12mm [...]

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ST Racing Concepts – Slash to E-Buggy Conversion

We teased this a while back, but now it’s official. Check out the ST Racing Concepts Slash 4×4 1/8th E-Buggy Conversion kit. Some people call a conversion like this the backslash, but STRC is going with E-Buggy. It’s been a year since their 4×4 LCG Conversion kit, and this conversion is looking just as cool! Advantages of this conversion are [...]

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Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans

Review – Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans Spec Racer

THE Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans Spec Racer ReviewYa, you’ve probably heard of Speed Passion ESCs and motors before, but you might not be aware that they sell cars too (or that they have an office right here in Chicago). When we first saw the product announcement for their new LM-1 Le Mans Spec Racer we immediately made the call, [...]

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How to Start a Racing Program

Don’t let our basher exterior full you. Get any of us near a track and suddenly we become competitive. It could be fastest laps, or who can upset the local racers the quickest by using reverse and driving the wrong way on the track. I spotted this cool video over on the Hobbico video page that gives a bunch of [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – New Year’s Resolutions

 I hope everyone is having a great holiday season! I’m normally not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but since I’m feeling lethargic after eating the caloric intake of a bull moose and it makes for an easy topic…let’s talk resolutions! Scale crawling is always going to be my favorite r/c activity, but variety is the spice of life! Here are [...]

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