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Exotek Blitz Chassis Brace

The folks from Exotek just released a new chassis brace for the HPI Blitz. Any time a company shows a little love towards the Blitz it makes me smile. The new brace strengthens one of the weaker points on the chassis and helps prevent the front from damage. They are available in orange or black. [...]

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Exotek Racing Front Axle Adaptors for XXX-SCT

New from Exotek are these front axles for the XXX-SCT that allow you to mount SC10 wheels to your ride. So if you are running around thinking you need some more wheel possibilities, these will help make that possible. Check the Exotek web site for more info.

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ST RC Slash Turnbuckle Set

ST RC lightens up your Slash’s or Blitz’s load…

If you’re looking for ways to get an edge on your opponents in some short course racing action, then you might want to turn your gaze to these new turnbuckle sets for the HPI Blitz and Traxxas Slash 2wd from ST Racing Concepts.  The CNC Machined Pro-Light Turnbuckle Kits are made out of lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum.  A complete set of [...]

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Birthday Bash with Adam!

Tonight Bill and I braved the arctic snow to head over to Adam G’s birthday bash at the Leisure Hours Raceway! Adam has been a good friend of Big Squid RC’s for years now, and we were excited to get the invite to his private bash! There were tons of friends and family all having a great [...]

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Novak Trade In Program

News from Team Novak is that they now have several Trade-In programs! These programs are for non-warranty service. This allows for people with current speed controls and motors to replace them or exchange them with another item on the list. People with older Novak equipment can trade their stuff in towards newer models. For more info and details, [...]

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HPI Racing adds 2010 Chevy Camaro to it’s garage

The guys at HPI Racing have a thing for real on road cars.  Nearly their entire on road setup consists of officially licensed body styles from most all of the big name auto companies.  So it only makes sense that they would introduce a new 200mm sedan body based on one of the most well known modern muscle cars.  The [...]

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THE Cub Report, My Hubristic View of The World Of …

Can you believe there are only two weeks left in 2010? Geez does time fly. Next week I’ll be doing my annual “best and worst of” column, it should yield some juicy reading for you guys. But first I have to bust out this weeks Cub Report… It’s pretty rare when something really-way-extra-super-dope gets released but last week Pro-Line delivered the [...]

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R/C Around the Web – I like photos… edition

Photo of the Week:Hyper 8 Pro electric short course conversion by Michael Flower If you have an awesome photo of your car or truck that you think warrants photo of the week honors, there’s multiple ways to get it into consideration.  First is our forum, create a thread in any board, we check them all.  Second is via the Big Squid [...]

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RC Pro Alpha .28 RTR

An engine from RC Pro for your RTR

RC Pro Products wants you to throw your old engine in the trash and buy one of their new engines designed for your RTR 1/8 scale buggy or truggy.  The new Alpha Plus RTR line of engines starts with a .21 size for the buggy drivers and a .28 size for truggies.  Both feature a smartly designed pull-start mechanism that [...]

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jconcepts Short Course Carvers tire

JConcepts doesn’t want to be left out in the rai…

In what is surely just a coincidence, JConcepts has also decided today to announce their own take on the ribbed front tire for short course trucks.  The Short Course Carver features angular, directional ribs that provide more predictable handling on all kinds of surfaces from loamy to hard packed blue groove.  These tires will come with JConcepts closed-cell inserts and [...]

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Pro-Line Pro-Driver SC Interior 01

Add a small man to your short course truck…

Pro-Line, always at the forefront of forming polycarbonate, has a new way for you to add some awesome detail to your short course truck.  Their new Pro-Driver SC Interior adds a good looking cockpit and driver to most any short course truck on the market, you might need to trim a little here and there to get a good fit [...]

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Pro-Line warms up some new tire molds

Pro-Line has added a couple new tires to their vast collection.  The Slicer SC reaches back to those heady days of stadium trucks and their ribbed front tires.  Featuring six ribs across the width of the tire, Pro-Line claims that the Slicer SC offers the best steering performance on all types of track conditions.  Each pack comes with reusable, closed-cell [...]

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Venom VMX 450 Unboxing!

Today we got our Venom dirtbike, the VMX 450 Brushless RTR! The box is well done, nothing mind blowing, but better than average. When I first opened it up, it was actually bigger than I expected. We don’t see a lot of bikes in our area, just a couple now and then on the on-road track, but [...]

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RPM Shock Tower for Associated SC10 and T4

New from RPM is a rear shock tower for all you Associated SC10 and T4 owners. The I-beam shape helps add strength and support to the towers while their nylon material adds massive durabaility. Visit the RPM RC site for details.

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Axial XR10 machined gears and titanium gear shafts

Axial‘s flagship crawler, the XR10, is a tough truck.  But even the toughest trucks can be improved, and Axial is aware of that.  There’s now a bunch of new options to further bullet-proof your ride.  Axial promises that their new lightweight, CNC machined gears will not only be more durable, but also more efficient, the complete set will reduce the [...]

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