Touring cars might not be all the rage like they used to be, but that hasn’t kept the manufactures from continuing to improve the breed. The latest uber touring from Yokomo is the BD7 2014. The BD7 2014 Edition is a belt driven 4wd, littered with carbon fiber goodness from nose to tail. The 2014 Edition comes with small upgrades over the previous version, including hard anodized shock bodies and a revised motor mount for more centralized mass and the ability to run larger pinions.
The part number for the new Yokomo is #MRTC-BD714 and they should start hitting hobby shops in late December.
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Yokomo BD7 2014 Gallery
There is some “big” news out of the Losi camp today, the announcement of their latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. The latest addition to Losi’s 5th scale line-up comes with big gas power and is ready to run, no building required. 4wd helps to put all that big gas power to the ground, and it comes in buggy trim. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Full 4WD capabilities
* 23cc gasoline engine w/ pull start
* Adjustable servo saver
* Machined ring and pinion gear
* 5mm thick aluminum chassis
* 740cc gas tank
* Sealed diffs
* Dual disk brakes
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
The part number for the Losi Desert Buggy XL is #LOS05001, it has a street price of $999, and it should start hitting hobby shops early next month. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Losi Desert Buggy XL Gallery
There are a bunch of different quads on the market, one of the newest is the H4 Gravit from LRP. The LRP H4 is slightly larger than your average micro quad, and with its built in gyro, should be exceptionally easy to fly. Some of its other key features and specifications include-
* 360° automatic looping by hitting a button
* 6-axis gyro for stability
* Fully assembled and ready to fly
* Safety guards around rotors
* Comes with training mode for new pilots
* 4-Channel 2.4GHz radio system w/ backlit display
* Multiple LED lights
* Rotor diameter- 130mm
* Weight- 125g
* Overall diameter- 400mm
* Video camera available separately
The part number for the LRP quad is #220701 and you can get more information at This Link. We have not heard if LRP America is going to be distributing the H4 here in the states, but for our European readers it is available right now.
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LRP H4 Gravit Quad Gallery
Associated has announced a new variation of their SC10 RTR truck. The new SC10 Combo comes with a Reedy 6 cell 3000mAh Ni-MH pack, a Tamiya to Deans adapter, and a wall charger, making it even easier to go from box to bash spot.
The new combo comes in two versions, #7028C that comes with Pro Comp livery, and #7030C that comes with a black KMC Wheels body. Both should be available later this month, for more information hit up This Link.
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Associated SC10 RTR Gallery
The guys over at Dromida have released a pretty cool video featuring their new 18th scale RTR line-up. Watch the video below to see what it looks like when the Dromida line-up busts out of the warehouse in search of a new home under a Christmas tree.
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RPM has a new Front Shock Tower for your Associated SC10.2/SC10B/T4.2 FT that is designed for serious abuse. Not only is it made out of RPM’s famous plastic, but is beefed up in all the right spots to be able to survive a hard days bashing. To top it off, the tower is made right here in the USA and comes with a warranty against breakage.
The part number for the RPM front shock tower is #73582, the street price is $9, and you can get more information at This Link.
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I pull this move off all the time in the RC world, ask ‘Wrench’ or Tim or Cubby.. heck, it’s in several of our videos. Ok, maybe not on purpose, but it happens. Here’s we are doing it in 2008 with a HPI Baja 5B CLICK HERE!
But when you see a full scale truck do it, surrounded by thousands of soft squishy people behind the safety of caution tape, it takes it to a whole new level! Congrats to ‘Wildman’ Adrian Cenni for pulling off the stunt!
He didn’t even credit our Baja video for the idea!
Our friends over at ST Racing Concepts/STRC have been working overtime to come up with trick new parts. Exactly what parts are they? Our lips are sealed for now, however we are allowed to share with you these two teaser shots.
Pictured above is an Axial truck with a Tamiya Jeep body. Below is a Traxxas Slash 4×4. Can you spot any new parts in these pictures? Comments are open to let your voice be heard.
Want more information on STRC products? Hit up This Link for their official website. For more STRC news on BigSquidRC, simply click Here.
THE Carisma GT16MT Brushless 4wd RTR Review
Nope, you can’t buy Carisma here in the states. However, you never know when they might get picked up, so to stay “ahead of the curve” we are busting out some reviews of their products. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the GT16MT, a 1/16th scale, 4wd, RTR, off-road truck. The first Carisma we reviewed was arguably the toughest truck we’ve ever tested, could our second review truck possibly live up to our expectations? Does the brushless powerplant in the GT16MT have plenty of rip? What do we really think of Carisma? Click the “Read More” to get the party started…
Congratulations to Jeremy V. from Washington, USA. He is the official winner of our ARRMA Granite BLX ! If you missed it, you can check out the official giveaway right here. We had over 7000 entries for this one! Wowza!
We will be sending an email your way Jeremy to get all the info we need. Congrats again! Don’t forget to save that awesome box with the Big Squid RC logo on the front!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t worry, we have ANOTHER awesome contest right around the corner, stay tuned!
Ofna is known for their affordable 8th scale nitro buggies and now they have announced their latest, the X3 Sabre. The X3 Sabre RTR is based off the X3 Sabre 2.0 Pro Kit and comes with a powerful Force .28 sized nitro engine. Other features include-
* 16mm V2 shocks
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Weighs under 7.5 lbs
* Front and rear sway bars
* One piece radio tray
* Lightweight fiber brake discs
* Forged steel bevel and pinion gears
* 3 shoe clutch
The part number for the X3 Sabre RTR is #34932 and you can get more information at This Link.
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Ofna X3 Sabre RTR Gallery
The crew over at Gear Head RC has just announced their new officially licensed Factor 55 ProLink Winch Shackle Mount and HitchLink Shackle Mount. CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and available in four different colors, these can add some serious scale realism to your rig.
The ProLink (#GEASCA019, $19) replaces the hook on your winch and is compatible with Hawse and Roller fairleads. The HitchLink (#GEASCA023, $15) is used as a recovery point on the rear bumper of trucks using a 1/4″ receiver hitch. Both are available in blue, silver, red, and black. For more information simply hit up This Link.
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Gear Head ProLink & HitchLink Gallery
THE Revell Dromida SC4.18 Review
When Hobbico talks, people listen, and a whole bunch of ears perked up when they announced the Revell line-up of 18th scalers called Dromida. You and I might know Revell from their models, but now they have jumped into the rc world. The Dromida line-up is aimed right at the basher crowd, it was designed to be affordable, tough, and ready to run. Did Dromida hit the mark? Click the “Read More” button to find out what we thought of the Dromida SC4.18 ready to run short course truck.