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Exotek TCX shock standoffs (2)

Some odds and ends from Exotek

EXOtek has a couple new items for a couple high-end cars.  Their new quick change shock posts for the HB TCX and Cyclone make changing shocks quicker.  But that’s really not all.  These new pieces are lighter than the stock setup and have a shorter barrel that reduces slop in the suspension setup. Their other release of the day is a [...]

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Bill Bridges Benefit Race and Raffle

Hey All, we have just heard from some friends about a upcoming benefit race, and wanted to pass the information along. * 100% of proceeds go to Bill and his family * Friday 6-24-11 Practice 11am – 8pm $10 * Saturday 6-25-11 Race-Open at 7am racing starts at 9am $20 per entry. * Classes: All classes nitro and electric (minimum 5 makes [...]

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Team Associated Road to 200

Road to 200 Update

Nic Case and Team Associated have uploaded a new episode of their Road to 200 series.  If you’re unfamiliar with this project, it’s an attempt to get an R/C car up to the 200 MPH mark.  They are making great progress and this is an excellent video that takes a closer look at the custom super car they are building [...]

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Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series flying truck

Lucas Oil Off Road Series @ Glen Helen this weeken…

The Team Associated sponsored Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is hitting Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino this weekend.  Full size short course action is always awesome to watch.  But really, who cares about a bunch of big trucks barreling around a dirt track at break neck speeds, flying off of huge jumps, and generally causing much mayhem?  The [...]

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ASK Cub Reporter, 05.19.2011, Readers Write- I Pos…

Hey just wondering did you do most of your testing on LiPo batts or the original NiMH batts with the Basher Review absolutely thrill’d to hear it took a couple full speed runs into a brick wall and stayed together. And just wondering when are you goin to do a LiPo test for this truck to see if the [...]

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Pro-Line Protrac red and black bead lock wheel (1)

Pretty, new ProTrac wheels from Pro-Line

Owners of Pro-Line‘s excellent ProTrac suspension upgrade will be delighted to hear about their latest addition to the ProTrac family.  Their new ProTrac Renegade Red & Black bead lock wheels will add a bit of flair to your dull and ugly ride. You know what I’m talking about. Your all murdered out, flat black, not a hint [...]

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Pro-Line bulldog for Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 (1)

Pro-Line BullDog body for Kyosho ZX-5

Some days I think about just copying and pasting the old announcements for these bodies and just changing the name of whatever car it’s for now.  But that wouldn’t be fair, not to you, not to Brian, not to Pro-Line or the other companies.  But trying to be original when writing about a new BullDog body, this time for Kyosho’s [...]

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HS-5765 Hitec Servo

Hitec HS-5765MH Large Scale Servo

For all those that are in the ‘Go Big or Go Home’ category with 1/5 and 1/4 scale vehicles, Hitec has a new servo for you! The HS-5765MH High Voltage, Digital, Metal Gear Giant Servo. How’s that for a servo name? This servo is very similar to the HS-5755MG, and ready for all your giant scale action with 347 oz-in [...]

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ProLine Scrubs 2.2 4WD

Pro-Line Scrubs 2.2″ 4WD Buggy Fronts

If you need some new front shoes for your 1/10 scale 4WD buggy, Pro-Line has you covered with their new Scrubs 2.2″ tires. They are avaliable in soft, super-soft, and clay, come with foam inserts, and an angled bar design for superior bite. They are avaliable later this month. As always, be sure to hit up the Pro-Line [...]

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ProLine Desperado 2.8 Black Wheels

Pro-Line Desperado 2.8″ Black Wheels

Pro-Line has some new Desperado 2.8″ rims avaliable in black for a bunch of different Traxxas vehicles (Electric/Nitro Stampede, Rustler, Jato). They have an aggressive 6-spoke design, and work with all 2.8″ style bead tires. These look sick! Be sure to check out Pro-Line for all the details!

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ProLine BullDog Mid Motor Losi 22

Pro-Line Buggy Bodies and Wing

The guys at Pro-Line have some new 1/10 scale buggy stuff coming later this month. Their new BullDog body can be ordered to fit the Kyosho ZX-5 or Losi 22 in either the mid or rear motor mount configuration. They come unpainted, with decals, window masks, and wings. If you’ve already got a body, but need a [...]

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Mike reedy

Industry Legend, Mike Reedy, passed away today…

We here at Big Squid were saddened to hear about Mr. Reedy’s passing and had a hard time coming up with the right words to memorialize such a huge icon in the industry.  But the Reedy family sent out this letter and it’s better than anything we could do here, so we are reproducing it in full for those who [...]

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iPhly 1

iPhly for Apple iPhone & iPod Touch

It was only a matter of time… You can now drive an RC plane, heli, car, truck, crawler, or just about any other RC vehicle with your iPhone or iPod Touch thanks to iPhly and RC4WD! The iPhly incorporates a Spektrum, Futaba, HiTec, Frysky, or Corona RF module into their “case” that surrounds your iDevice. There is [...]

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Thunder Tiger MT4-G3

Thunder Tiger MT4-G3 1:8 Electric Monster Truck Re…

Thunder Tiger MT4-3G Review From: Thunder Tiger Direct Link: Thunder Tiger MT4-3G Monster Truck Where to Buy: Tower Hobbies, or ask your local shop to order one for you. Review by Brian.From the moment we received the new Thunder Tiger MT4-G3 in the office, it has caused a couple of arguments. On the box, it clearly states that it’s a 1:8 scale Monster [...]

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EXOTek Blitz Rear Chassis Brace

EXOTek beefin’ up your Blitz

EXOTek has a way for you to toughen up your Blitz and Blitz ESE while also adding a bit of color to it’s monochrome looks.  Their new Blitz Rear Brace is machined out of heavy duty alloy for extra toughness and then annodized blazing orange.  EXOTek says the brace strengthens a “known weak point” in the chassis and protects the [...]

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