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Vaterra Ford Fiesta Rockstar Energy

Vaterra 1/10 Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta RallyCross 4WD RTR

What is the latest off-road release from Vaterra? It is their Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta RallyCross car. The Rockstar is a tenth scale, brushless powered, 4wd, sitting on the platform you might recognize from the Halix and Vaterra’s Ford Raptor. It comes dialed with AVC, active vehicle control, and like most other Vaterra products, has a trick looking body for [...]



MIP X-Duty C-Drive Kit for RC4WD Gelande II

If you have an RC4WD Gelande II then you have probably already found out that the plastic stock driveshafts can’t take much abuse. Our friends over at MIP also know they are a problem so they have announced a new X-Duty C-Drive Kit for the truck. The MIP units are heavy duty and made from steel, making them much stronger [...]


Futaba Drone Radio Transmitter

Futaba Drone Transmitter

The crew over at Futaba have been very busy lately. News came out earlier in the week about their flagship 4PX surface transmitter, now they are teasing a new Drone Transmitter. Our friends over at Hobby Media have posted pictures of a possible new drone transmitter that was on display at the Shizuoka show. The drone version has huge rubber [...]


JConcepts Silencer Serpent RM

JConcepts Silencer Body for Serpent SRX-2 RM

JConcepts has announced a Silencer series body for the Serpent SRX-2 RM buggy. Designed with high speed tracks in mind, the Silencer for the SRX-2 RM is a cab forward body sculpted to produce extra down force which can help your buggy stick to the track. A shark fin is used on top of the cab for stability and it [...]


Team Orion LED Voltage Control

Video – Orion Lipo Batteries with LED Voltage Control System

Team Orion has come up with a nifty way of answering the age old question, “Is that pack charged?”. With Orion’s new LED Voltage Control System all you have to do is press a button on the end of the pack to see if the pack is fully charged, empty, or partially charged. The Orion LED voltage system is fast, [...]


RDRP Kyosho RB6 Suspension Mounts

RDRP Kyosho RB6 Suspension Mount Set

On the quest to completely uber-out the Kyosho RB6, the folks over at RDRP have just announced some trick aluminum rear suspension mounts. German designed and made from 7075-T6 aluminum, these mounts make it easy to alter the rear toe of your buggy via Delrin inserts. On the bling side of things, they come murdered out in black anodizing which [...]


Rogue Element Alloy Wheels

Rogue Element’s Alloy Wheels & Nuts for Tamiya Sand Scorcher

Rogue Element Components has been making very trick aluminum parts for years. Sadly, that is about to come to an end as they are phasing out rc production and moving on to other things. However, they are still doing a limited number of releases, included their new Alloy Wheels & Nuts for the Tamiya Sand Scorcher, Rough Rider, and other [...]


Axial Rock Crawling

BigSquidRC Road Trip – Axial Racing

I knew we were in trouble when we pulled up in front of the Axial Racing offices. You see Brian and I were dressed more for a boardroom than we were for walking around in the desert, and by the looks of the myriad of hardcore off-road vehicles in the parking lot, I doubted we’d be spending much time indoors. [...]


Sworkz S350 BE1 EVO USA

SWorkz USA Edition S350 BE1 EVO Pro Buggy Kit

If you want to go “really big” and “really fast”, an 8th scale brushless buggy is hard to beat. The latest to be announced is a new USA Edition of the SWorkz S350 BE1 EVO 8th scale buggy. What makes it the USA Edition? A number of upgrades for our style of tracks. These upgrades include- * 2.0 Pro Shocks w/ [...]


ECX Torment 4x4 Unboxing

Unboxing – ECX Torment 4×4 SCT RTR

Our full review of the ECX Torment 4wd SCT comes up later this week so it’s time for us to post the unboxing pictures. Take a look at the pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to crack the box open on a brand new Torment 4wd. After we opened the box, we noticed that everything you need to [...]


Cubby The Cub Report

THE Cub Report, 05.12.2014, Version- Woe, where is thy VW FO…

Hello rc world, nice to meet you, I’m Cubby and this is THE Cub Report. As you’ve seen from our front page we spent last week gallivanting around SoCal hitting up the makers and shakers of rc. Why would we do such a thing? That was the most frequent question asked by the manufacturers when we dropped by. As a reader/basher, [...]


TLR Bell Crank Steering

New Bell Crank Steering System for the TLR 22 Series

TLR has announced a new bellcrank steering system for their 22 series of vehicles. The new system replaces the original rail style set-up and is made to make steering less aggressive off center while helping low speed steering. The kit reduces Ackermann while also making it adjustable, and comes with ball bearings to make the stroke buttery smooth. Everything you [...]


Futaba 4PX

Futaba 4PX Transmitter w/ Telemetry

The time has come for a new flagship transmitter over at Futaba, take a look at the 4PX. The 4PX takes over for the 4PK series of transmitters and is designed to be at the very top end of radio technology. Some of the highlights include- * 3.5″ TFT color screen * Voice telemetry * Improved weight balance * Aluminum frame * Lighter weight * Low [...]


BigSquidRC Horizon Hobby

BigSquidRC Road Trip – Horizon Hobby

During our Southern California Road Trip, the fine folks over at Horizon Hobby were kind enough to let us drop by their offices for a visit. The Horizon offices are home to such brands as Vaterra, ECX, Losi, Pro Boat, and TLR. While some of the Horizon brands are intended for hardcore racing, we soon learned that all the guys at [...]


Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Cliff Cave Park Trail …

With beautiful weather on tap, last weekend my scaling club decided it would be a good time to explore a new trail. We hit up Cliff Cave Park, just south of St. Louis, MO (a popular spot with the Big Squid Bash Crew), and decided to run a very tight stretch of mountain bike trail to see what it held. [...]