For Bashers, By Bashers!

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Ranger Always Wins Redux

I’m getting close to two years here at Big Squid, and in that time nothing I’ve written has drawn out the gaggle of responses like my column last week discussing the perils of staying in good standing with your local park. Thank you to those who sent in questions, comments, and stories detailing your experiences fighting the good fight. I apparently touched [...]


Brushed 2wd Short Course Truck Shootout Group 2

Brushed 2WD Short Course Shootout is Here!

Finally! We have been talking about doing this shootout for a long time. We have received tons of emails asking us to do it, and it’s finally here! This shootout has the Traxxas Slash vs ECX Torment vs ARRMA Fury vs HPI Blitz! We went with the 2WD Brushed versions of these trucks as we have done other variations in [...]


Schumacher Mini RC Bike

Schumacher Mini RC Motorcycle

Tired of wheeling your full size Ducati around the block (like who would ever get tired of that)? If so, Schumacher has a new Mini RC Motorcycle for your bashing enjoyment. Tenth scale in size, the Schumacher motorcyle has a gyro for stability and comes with a 2.4GHz radio system. * Working lights * Soft rubber tires * Up to 12 minute [...]


Reedy SC600-BL ESC

Reedy SC600-BL Sensorless Brushless RTR ESC

Intended for use in 1/10th scale vehicles, the new Reedy SC600-BL esc is geared right at the basher crowd. The new Reedy is water-resistant for all you folks that like to bash when the going gets wet and it was designed to work with a wide range of sensorless brushless motors. * Auto detect for LiPo cell count * Cooling fan * 3.5mm [...]


SSD TRailing Arms Axial Yeti

SSD Rear Trailing Arms for the Axial Yeti

New from SSD RC are aluminum Trailing Arms for the Axial Yeti. The trailing arms are CNC machined for extra strength and are anodized grey for a trick look. They come with durable plastic rod ends and are a direct fit on the Yeti. The part number for the trailing arms is #SSD00048 and Right Here is the link [...]


Hitec X2 AC Plus Charger

Hitec X2 AC Plus AC/DC Multi Charger

Hitec brings all the bells and whistles with their new X2 AC Plus battery charger. It has dual port charging, it has a built in 10 amp power supply, and you can even use a Smartphone to control it with an optional WiFi Module. * Internal balance circuits * 10 different charge profiles * Charges NiMH, NiCd, LiPo, LiHV, LiFe, Li-Ion, and Lead [...]



Drift Itch – Scale Drift Track Build part 4

What’s up gang? Evol checking in again this time with another update on my scale drift track build. So far we have added some nice scale elements from Tetsujin, NZO, and a few choice items from your local DIY store. You can check out those volumes to get caught up on Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3. Up [...]


Tamiya Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

Tamiya Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

New and hot from Tamiya is the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo. Closely modeled after the Nissan the competed in the Le Mans Prototype 1 Hybrid class, the GT-R LM Nismo has a great scale look that sits on a direct drive F103GT chassis for speed. More highlights of the Tamiya Nissan include- * Solid rear axle * Kingpin coil spring independent front [...]


ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, Version- Tart Questions, Sour Answers

“Fwiw… You can’t even sit out in the open air and smoke a cigar in 465 Seattle parks. This San Diego anti-RC bull#$%^ is apparently real, too. Totalitarianism. Look it up, it blooms a bit more every year. Jon” Cubby- Yo hey Jon and congrats, I am proclaiming yours as “Letter of the Month”, shoot us your snail mail and shirt size so you can [...]


Team Associated Starter Box

Team Associated Factory Team Compact Starter Box

The easiest way to start a nitro engine is by using a starter box and Team Associated has announced their latest and greatest. Utilizing a compact design, the Associated starter box comes with a handle to make it easy to pack around the track or bash spot. The wheel can be orientated two different ways to suit 1/10th or 1/8th [...]


PROTOform Caddy

PROTOform Cadillac ATS-V.R Clear Body

Put a trick new look on your touring car with a Cadillac ATS-V.R Body from PROTOform. The fully licensed Cadillac body is formed from genuine crystal clear .030 Lexan with strong attention to scale detailing. Molded nylon wing struts are included, as are window masks, overspray film, and an extensive decal sheet. The body is priced at $28, it has a [...]


Team Durango 1/10th Buggy

Spy Shot – Team Durango 1/10th Buggy

With the 1/10th scale IFMAR World Championships looming low on the horizon, the Team Durango crew are a teasing a new 1/10th scale buggy. No details are being released yet, but you can take a close look at the picture to gather clues as to what it might be. When you look closely you will notice that it appears to [...]


Losi Mini 8IGHT AVC

Losi Mini 8IGHT with AVC

For our European readers, Horizon Hobby UK has announced a new version of the Losi Mini 8IGHT buggy that comes standard with AVC stability control. The addition of AVC should make the already stellar handling Mini 8IGHT even better when the going gets slick or extra rough. Some of its other features include- * 4500kV Dynamite brushless motor * Everything needed to [...]



Raging Rotors: Not a Confession, But Declaration of Intent

It may sound cliche, but I feel like a true pioneer. On many occasions in the past year or so that quadcopters/drones/multirotor technology, flight, and regulations have been compared to the early days of the internet, calling it a ‘wild west’ phase for the technology. That pretty much nails the current situation of the whole multirotor hobby right on the [...]


Brushed 2wd SCT Shootout

Our Brushed 2wd SCT Shootout Goes Live on Friday!

Have you ever wondered which short course truck was truly the best for bashing? Find out this Friday when our Brushed 2wd Short Course Truck Shootout goes live. We put the Traxxas Slash, HPI Blitz, ARRMA Fury, and the ECX Torment through a series of tests to find out which one is the king of the short course truck hill. Some [...]