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Back To School Bash Reminder

BigSquidRC 2013 HobbyTown Bash_00015 Don’t forget, THIS SATURDAY we are teaming up again with our friends at HobbyTown Orland Park for Back to School Bash!

Join us on Saturday, August 30th as we celebrate the last days of summer in one action packed event! Sign ups will start at 9:30am with events starting at 10:30am.

For more details Click Here for the official post!

What's new: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Killerbody RC Lancia Stratos 1977 Giro d'Italia
Remember back in the mid-70s when the Lancia Stratos dominated the World Rally Championships? Nope, me neither, I was only 6 years old at the time. However, if you are into race cars then you know the Lancia has become an iconic car from the early days of rally racing.

The people over at Killerbody RC have put out a very nicely detailed version of the 1977 Giro d’Italia Lancia Stratos. It is available in several different trim levels- from clear to full painted and assembled. The Killerbody Lancia is made to fit most touring cars and can definitely make your car stand out in a crowd.

The part number for the body shown above is #48250 and these are available right now. Get more details on all the fine products from Killerbody on their Official Website.

Click Right Here for more Killerbody RC news on BigSquidRC.

GauntletALSIceBucketChallenge

As I write this, Brian was challenged by HobbyTown Steve to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity, and has a mere 20 hours to deliver!

Even more impressive, Steve has set the precedent! Using my new Flamewheel 550 from DJI, I let the bucket drop by flying away with that hexcopter.

See the video below and comment to help encourage Brian!

 

Axial 3150kV Brushless Motor
Axial has released the motor from the Yeti to everyone out in rc land. This is a long can 3150kV brushless unit that has loads of torque and is suitable for sustained running on 3S LiPo. The 3150 was designed to propel vehicles like the Yeti and Exo to crazy speeds and should work well in other 10th scale applications like 4wd short course trucks.

* 4-pole, long can design for more torque
* 5mm output shaft
* Black anodized can w/ laser etched logos
* 14 AWG Wire w/ 4mm connectors

The part number is #AX31047, it has a street price of $115, and these are available right now. Get more details at This Link over on the official Axial website.

Catch up on Axial news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Rogue Element Centerline Wheels
There is nothing sweeter than bolting the perfect set of wheels on your pride and joy. For some of you that perfect set might be the new 1.55″ Centerline Style Wheels from Rogue Element Components. These are made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and are made to look very much like their full scale counterparts. The set shown above is made specifically for the Kyosho Scorpion buggy, but they are also available in a “4 wheel drive set” that comes with four equally sized rear wheels.

The price for a standard set of four is $109 and you can hit up This Link to visit the official Rogue Element Components website.

Click Here to read more REC news on BigSquidRC.

JQ THECar White Limited Edition Buggy
“Good guys always wear white” (at least in the movies) and now you can get an All White Edition of JQ’s THECar. THECar white edition will not only make you instantly stand out in a crowd, but it is a full on race buggy capable of busting out fast lap times. Trick looks, fast laps, what more can you ask for.

The part number is #INT-JQB0677LE, they are priced at $599, and they start shipping on September 1st. There are only 100 of these kits being produced and you can get one on pre-order by Clicking Right Here.

Find out more about JQ Right Here on BigSquidRC.

JConcepts Honeycomb Motor Mount Associated
If you are a proud new owner of an Associated RC10B5/B5M you are probably looking to uber it out. I mean, no self respecting rc’er goes to the track with a bone stock buggy now days.

JConcepts has been putting out loads of option parts for various vehicles, their latest is a Honeycomb Aluminum Motor Mount for the B5/B5M. Their new motor mount looks high-zoot and its honeycomb design helps make it rigid in multiple directions (to prevent bending).

The part number for blue is #2353-1, black is #2353-2, and they are priced at $25. For more details simply follow This Link over to the JConcepts website.

Want more JConcepts news? Find it Right Here on BigSquidRC.

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Hot Bodies fans can rejoice. Not only does Hot Bodies have a new WEBPAGE, but it actually looks pretty good. They have added a blog section, featured products, videos and more. We were recently reminiscing about the old HB days, and it’s cool to see they are still staying on top of stuff over there.

If you are interested, head on over to the new HB page by clicking here.
Get more Hot Bodies news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Monday, August 18th, 2014

CRC WTF-1 Formula 1 Kit
The WTF-1 Formula 1 kit from Calandra Racing Concepts is not only affordable, but also one of the fastest cars in its class. The WTF-1 was designed from the ground up to be a racer featuring a low center of gravity chassis, an ultra smooth 16 ball differential, and lightweight materials. For you bashers out there, it was also designed to be rugged with a 3mm quad axial carbon fiber chassis and durable front end parts.

The part number is #1500, it has a street price of $249, and they start shipping in the next two weeks. Get complete details at This Link over on CRC’s official website.

Click Here to read more CRC news on BigSquidRC.

Axial Rigid Light Bar Set
Your truck isn’t truly a scaler without lights, hence the reason Axial has released an officially licensed Light Bar Set from Rigid Industries. The Rigid light bar set looks just like its full scale equivalent and is sure to brighten up your nighttime trail drives.

* Comes with 3 different length bars
* Constructed out of plastic
* Mounting hardware & universal mounting brackets included
* Comes with instructions and clear LED lenses
* LED lights are not included

The part number is #AX31152, they are street priced at $28, and they are available right now. Here Is The Link you want for full details over on Axial’s official website.

Catch up on more Axial news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

Cubby Quadcopter ShovelHey now everyone, thanks for tuning in to yet another Cub Report, where all the cool industry types get their water cooler fodder.

How was our SoCal trip? Man, I hate to use the word “epic” as it will make me sound arrogant (read- guilty as charged), but ya, that pretty much sums up our trip. If you are “in the industry” and read that (and we haven’t visited you yet), you would probably take that as we “landed” a bunch of new accounts. Quite the contrary, we aren’t the dinosaur media, we didn’t hit anyone up for money, when we road trip we go to simply touch base, rc bench race, and generally get in some serious face time.

So…. what made our road trip so epic?

Trigger time. We got in a lot of driving on this trip (or at least Brian and Tim did, I spent most of my time shopping for car parts). Yes, we get in trigger time every day, but getting the chance to pull trigger at new venues with the actual people that are shaping the industry is something special. For example, if we are out with the Axial crew bashing the new Yeti and we wonder why the rear suspension was done the way it was, we could simply turn to the guy next to us and ask, after all he was the guy that designed it. Or if we are over at Pro-line trying to destroy one of their PRO-2 trucks and can’t get it done, we can pat the guy that designed it on the back and tell him great job. Any trigger time is awesome, trigger time with the actual people that designed the product is truly something epic.

The food. I feel bad for our guy Tim, he had just kicked off a new diet and missed out on some pretty incredible grub. SoCal has a LOT of excellent places to eat, but even better, the manufacturers seemed to hook us up with only the best of the best. Sometimes that meant fancy dancy food at a high buck joint, but we even had kick ass food at a local mom-n-pop joint that didn’t cost much more than eating at Denny’s. Good eats is good times.

Face time. Yes, there is a place for email. Yes, text messages are great. However… nothing will ever beat actual face time. Whether it simply be rc bench racing, talking product specs, or trying to pry out info on upcoming vehicles, nothing beats face time for being able to read someones facial expressions or for being able to really connect with someone. We can run lots of ideas past people over email (and them past us), but doing that face to face in real life yields immediate and often times spectacular results.

So… thanks to all the people that opened their doors to us out west, we’ll have to roll out one seriously kick ass red carpet for you when you make it out our way.

That’s it for this week, support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can.

YOUR Cub Reporter

Vaterra Chevy Blazer Video

The crew over at Vaterra have put up a video showcasing their new ’86 Chevy K-5 Blazer. In the video you can learn more about some of its features, more about its Ascender chassis, and you can even see it in action. Click the video below to check it out, and if you get one on Pre-Order before this Thursday you’ll even get free 2 day shipping from Horizon Hobby.

Click Right Here to read more Vaterra news on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Friday, August 15th, 2014

vaterra-ascender

Our hobby has seen it’s fair share of great rivalries. Back in the day Tamiya and Kyosho duked it out in a battle for monster truck supremacy. Associated, Losi and the aforementioned Big K have been waging war on the race track seemingly forever. When it comes to bashing it’s been Traxxas versus….well, everyone I suppose (at least for the last decade or so). It’s looking like another great rivalry could be on the cusp of happening – Axial vs. Vaterra in the crawling arena. (Note - RC4WD is also popular but I’m not counting them because they make aftermarket parts for other manufacturers in addition to offering their own kits).

Oh sure, Vaterra has been releasing vehicles for awhile now, but nothing like what was announced last week: the Ascender K5 Blazer. The rig has the scale crawling segment all hot & bothered and it looks like Axial’s SCX10 line could see its first true competition for market share. By now many of you have probably seen the press releases and all that, so let’s cut through the BS and talk about why certain features have scale 4×4 enthusiasts excited. Click the “Read More” below. READ MORE

aquacraft miss seattle
Want to talk about wild? Unlimited hydroplane boats are some of the wildest and fastest boats on the water. For your bashing pleasure the crew over at AquaCraft have a new unlimited hydroplane on the way called the Miss Seattle.

The Miss Seattle is a RTR that comes fully assembled and ready to tackle the water. An unlimited hydroplane has to come with crazy power, so it comes with a 2200kV brushless motor that is recommended to be run off of a 3S LiPo battery. To put all that power to the water the Miss Seattle comes with a high performance ABS hull.

* 2 piece cowl
* 2.4GHz Tactic radio gear
* 30A ESC w/ stutter-bump warning system & rudder safety system
* Overall length- 18″
* Width- 4″
* Weight- 17.1 oz

Miss Seattle has a part number of #AQUB1822 and you can hit up This Link to visit the official AquaCraft website.

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