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What's new: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Brian and Bill glaring at the guy with the camera

The beginnings of our booth, prior to all the awesome big screens and stuff. Note the Traxxas Hauler behind us. They totally wanted to be next to our booth because we're so awesome.

Some of the stuff you'll be seeing in our complete, from the floor, coverage of IHobby 2010.

There’s a few more pictures from today posted after the break, click the Continue reading link below to see them.

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News from iHobby, AKA just announced they will be releasing all their short course (SC) tires pre-mounted on their new CYCLONE SC wheels! The WISHBONE, ENDURO, GRIDIRON and CITYBLOCK will be available in soft and super soft with wheels to fit Traxxas, Associated, HPI, Jammin’ and Kyosho. I dig the pre-mounts.. let someone else glue their fingers together!

Check out the official AKA website for info.

Looks like Traxxas will have the Stampede 4×4 at iHobby Expo 2010! You know the bashers will eat this one up! We’ll have plenty of pictures up in the morning, so make sure to check back!

Visit the Traxxas site for details soon.

For all our show coverage click the iHobby Expo 2010 category.

We’ll start going live with multiple cameras in the next couple days. Check out the show page for a chat room and all that jazz.

Parma knows carpet.  It’s pretty much all they do.  So of course this new body from the gang is made for carpet racing.  Made to fit 1/18 scale cars, but made with all the features of it’s larger 1/10 scale counterparts, the Mini Mohawk Sedan is said to have improved downforce from front to rear, improved rotation through corners, and excellent high-speed control on the fast straights.

The Mini Mohawk comes from the factory with a full set of decals, vinyl window masks, overspray film, and a wing.  Retail price will be $15.99 and it should be hitting your local hobby shop’s shelves very soon.  Check out the Parma web site for more info.

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It’s that time of year again.. iHobby Expo time! We started delivering and setting up our booth and race track today, and will be heading back with another truck load of stuff and more setup tomorrow.
The exciting thing this year? We will be LIVE from iHobby Expo! Live updates! Live Video feeds! And a few other surprises!

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Make sure to keep checking back as we bring you the reports from the show floor, plus throughout the day we will be testing our LIVE feeds! They will probably be of us setting up the booths, but hey.. it’s LIVE! Hopefully we can keep Cubby from constantly mooning the camera!

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Here are a few pics I snapped during setup day one. There were a TON of people already in high gear so I have a feeling this is going to be a great show! Great Planes has a whole new booth layout, and it looks like Horizon has some new stuff as well!

If you are within a few hundred miles of Rosemont IL. and call your self a hobbyist, you owe it to yourself to make it to the 2010 iHobby Expo! Make sure to stop by the Big Squid RC Booth 2208 for FREE stickers and all sorts of other stuff! We will be giving away t-shirts and 4 TRAXXAS vehicles!!

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What's new: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Mike “Grim Racer” Zaborowski is showing off his mad skilz in a new video from AquaCraft.  The featured boat is the relatively new ARR Top Speed 3 tunnel hull.  Check it out above and then hit up the AquaCraft web site for more info about the Top Speed 3.

In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, here’s a little bit of racing news from the guys at AKA.  They recently had a very successful run at the 2010 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion event held at Thunder Alley Raceway.  Sean Gaffney took the win in the Sportsman Buggy A main running AKA Gridirons in the soft compound.  Colin Herzig rolled across the finish line in first place with the Enduros in soft and the new Evo wheel bolted on his ride in the Intermediate A main.  In the big time Expert main it was Cody King taking first and Mark Pavidis (seen here) getting third.  Cody used the AKA Enduro tires on Evo wheels and Mark had the AKA Impact tires in medium compound also on the Evo wheels.

So as they say what wins on Sunday sells on Monday Tuesday, so go check out the AKA web site for more info on these tires and hit up your local hobby shop to get some.

What's new: Monday, October 18th, 2010

Metal Grudge - Parts

Presenting the Metal Grudge.  An amalgamation of three awesome things:  The Metal Slug video game series, Legos, and R/C.  Peer Kreuger, the creator of this fantastic contraption, is also offering up the Lego Digital Designer file so you can see all the parts and ideas that went into it.  Be sure to hit up his Flickr account for more pics of the Metal Slug, plus all kinds of other cool Lego projects he’s done.

Via: Brothers Brick & Gizmodo
From: Peer Kreuger on Flickr

There’s a video posted after the break, be sure to click through and check it out.

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Do you have a decent list of accomplishments on the track? Have you ever dreamed of getting all kinds of free stuff?  Here’s a tip to help you out: start a web site and tell everybody how awesome you are and how you get a ton of readers send a resume to Agama USA, they’re expanding their racing team and they want people at all levels.  The info is up in that flyer above, but be sure to check out the Agama USA web site for more info about their awesome looking new buggy the Agama A8.

First off, a couple of updates. Our 4S Lipo battery shootout is awaiting completion pending arrival of our West Mountain discharging gear. 90% of the shootout is done, it should be just a couple more weeks till we get the uber test gear into our hands so we can collect the rest of our data.

Next, the BigSquidRC transmitter shootout should be hitting the front page before iHobby kicks off. Have you ever wondered which transmitter would win an ergonomics contest when all the testers were blindfolded and didn’t know what brand they are holding? Ever wonder which transmitter has the longest range? Ever wonder if you could actually feel a difference in speed and control between a $500 transmitter and a $70 unit? Well, we have too, and all those questions will be answered in the transmitter shootout, look for it in a couple days. Once again, expect some of the results to rock the rc world.

Myself, BigSquidRC, and all the exhibitors at the iHobby International Hobby Expo would like to invite you, your friends, and your kitchen sink to The Show this week. Dealer days are this Thursday and Friday, while the show is open to everyone this Saturday and Sunday (10 am till 5 pm). Ticket prices are 10 bucks for adults, 8 bucks for seasoned citizens over 65, and kids aged 10 and under get in for free. The Show is located in the northwest corner of the Chicago metro in a city called Rosemont, and you can get All the info Here.

As I mentioned last week, BigSquid is going big at the show. We’ll have two live cams blow’n up- a booth cam, and a booth-babe cam, both of which will be on-line during show hours Friday-Sunday (we’ll be using Thurs as a shakedown day). Look for a big link for them on the front page. During our daily driving exhibitions on the race track, we’ll be giving away Traxxas trucks (one during each of our 4 demo’s Sat and Sun), and t-shirts (from BigSquid and MaxAmps batteries). We are booth 2208, and we are located right next to the BigSquidRC Race Track. The Traxxas hauler is located right behind us, with Air Age (RCCA) to our left, and Shengzhen Vigor (who?? LOL) batteries to our right. Please drop by the booth to say hello, pick up some uber stickers, and get your pic taken with our way super dope booth babes. We are looking forward to getting to meet and talk with you guys.

That’s all I’ve got for you this week. Support your local hobby shops, tracks, bash spots, and trade shows!

YOUR Cub Reporter

What's new: Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Having a bunch of LiPo’s around is no joke. So HPI is helping keep us safe with the introduction of their Plazma Pouch LiPo sack. It’s the perfect place to store and charge your LiPo batteries. It’s flameproof and ready to increase your safety.

Hit the HPI Racing website for more info.

One of the reasons to get into on-road rc is the fact that they have way cooler bodies. For example, the new HPI McLaren F1 LM! The 200mm version is designed for the 1/10 scale touring car class. Comes with pre-cut decals and window vinyl along with official logos.
You can also be like a true basher and run car bodies on trucks, but it’s just not the same.

Hit the HPI Racing website for more info.