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What's new: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Serpent Spyder SRX-2 Buggy
The crew over at Serpent have been very busy expanding their product line-up. The newest Serpent is the Spyder SRX-2 RM 10th Scale 2wd Buggy. The Spyder SRX-2 RM is a dedicated rear motor configuration buggy that should be one of the best available if it follows the tradition of other Serpent product. Former 2wd Word Champ Billy Easton did the design, here are some of its features-

* Composite chassis
* Carbon battery plate and shocktowers
* Slipper clutch
* Hardcoated big-bore shocks
* Full bearings
* Serpent spring-steel tranny and suspension parts
* Cab forward body
* Optimal race geometry

The part number for the Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM is #500001 and it should start hitting hobby shops in late September. Its brother car, a dedicated mid-motor machine that shares many parts with the RM, is expected out in late October.

Hit up THIS LINK for more Serpent news right here on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Yep, you are reading that correctly! With the help of our friends at Duratrax, we are giving away 400 tires. That’s 100 complete sets of four!

This is easily the biggest giveaway we have ever done, and it does not end there, because over the next few weeks we will be giving hints towards a GRAND PRIZE! As if 400 tires isn’t grand enough!

We are giving away are the newest Duratrax tires that we have been talking about HERE (1/10 Monster Truck) and HERE (1/10 Stadium Truck).

Ready to enter? Click here to head over to the OFFICIAL DURATRAX 400 GIVEAWAY PAGE.

Futaba S.Bus2 Servos
Always on the forward edge of technology, Futaba has announced their new line-up of S.Bus2 Servos. The S.Bus2 line is designed to be some of the best performing servos that money can buy. Some of their features include-

* The SV (high voltage) servos are designed for running 2S Lipo power without the need of a regulator.
* The BLS (brushless) servos offer 5 times longer life compared to a standard servo, plus extra holding power.
* SVi servos come with a removable connector so you can attach the length of cable that best suits the application.

FUTM0182 S3270SVi Micro SBus2 Servo- $59.99
FUTM0126 S3174SV Glider Wing HV Servo- $64.99
FUTM0180 S3173SVi Glider SBus2 HV Servo- $64.99
FUTM0137 BLS173SV Mini Airplane SBus2 HV Servo- $137.99
FUTM0184 BLS173SVi Mini Airplane SBus2 HV Servo- $139.99
FUTM0147 BLS274SV SBus2 HV Programmable Tail Servo- $154.99
FUTM0160 BLS671SV Mini 1/12 SBus HV Servo- $159.99
FUTM0186 BLS671SVi Mini 1/12 SBus2 HV Servo- $169.99
FUTM0143 BLS251SB Heli Rudder SBus2 Servo- $169.99
FUTM0148 BLS276SV SBus2 HV Programmable HS Servo- $194.99
FUTM0146 BLS273SV Heli FBL SBus2 HV Servo- $249.99

To hit the official Futaba website HERE is the link you want, to read even more Futaba news here on BigSquidRC simply Click Here.

T.O.P. Sabre 4WD Mini
In our last post we talked about classes like 4wd buggy getting popular during indoor season here in America. Another class that people like racing during indoor season is carpet touring car.

The crew over at T.O.P. (Tokyo Option Parts) has just announced the Sabre 4wd Mini Touring Car. As you can see from looking at the pictures the Sabre Mini isn’t some low-end car, it is loaded with carbon fiber and aluminum from nose to tail. Other key features include heavy duty diffs and the ability to fine tune the Ackerman of the steering. T.O.P. says the car will be available at some point this Fall, for more information hit up This Link.

Want to read more touring car news? Check out This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

Yokomo B-MAX4 III
With each passing day we get a little closer to the indoor racing season here in the northern parts of America. One of the core classes during indoor season is 4wd 10th scale buggy, with them being the fastest class at many tracks.

Yokomo has recently announced their latest 4wd 10th scale buggy called the B-Max4 III. The B-Max4 III has many changes over previous models including-

* Aluminum chassis
* Composite side plates
* 12mm wheel hexes
* No top deck
* New gearbox and slipper clutch

The B-Max4 III is said to start hitting shelves at the end of October and you can get more information at THIS LINK.

Want more Yokomo news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Duratrax Six Pack ST Tires_00006

Did you see our reveal of the Duratrax Stadium Truck Tires? Just like the Monster Truck Tires we are bringing you some pictures of the tires in action. We have been using these for a while now, on all sorts of vehicles, and thought we’d post up a few shots. We have been running the Bandito ST, Pistol ST, Picket ST and Six Pack ST on a bunch of stuff. From Traxxas Jato and Rustler to our Axial EXO!

If you need more information you can go here for pricing, sizes and details.

Enjoy the pics!

Need more Duratrax News? Click THIS LINK.

acer_racing_saleFor those of you not going out bashing, or to your local shop for parts today, there are a few online LABOR DAY sales going on! ACER RACING has a bunch of bearing kits on sale, so if you are in need of the following, check them out at the ACER Racing Website.
LABOR DAY SPECIALS through September 2, 2013 11:59 PM Los Angeles time:
Team Associated T4.2 Ceramic Nitrde Pro Series Bearing Kit $79.99
Team Associated B44.2 Ceramic Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Bearing Kit $79.99
Team Durango DEX408 Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Bearing Kit $79.99
Hot Bodies TCXX Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Bearing Kit $77.99
Kyosho Mini Z Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Bearing Kit $49.99
Team Losi 22SCT Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Bearing Kit $79.99
Scumacher K1 Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Bearing Kit $79.99
3/32″ Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Differential Balls 12 pack $6.99
Traxxas Slash 4×4 DSPS Bearing Kit $39.99

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Also, running a big sale, our friends over at A Main Hobbies! You can go to the A Main Website or click their banner over on the right side and use coupon code 20LABORDAY13 to score 10% off your purchase over $100.

Pro-Line CubbyHappy Labor Day to all you rc’ers out there, and welcome to THE Cub Reporto’. A non-syndicated, non-PC, non-logical look into the world of rc.

Oh ya, I always talk about full scale racing at the start of THE Cub Report, but…. Labor day weekend isn’t exactly a banner weekend for that sort of thing. Moto is off until MXDN and the Monster Cup and F1 doesn’t race again until next weekend in Italy. I have no idea what NASCAR did over the weekend, but then I really don’t consider that racing anyways.

So… I’m forced to get going into some rc news, but I’ll keep it sweet and brief to let you all get back out to your bash parties and BBQ’n.

We got the scoopage on the new Monster Truck and Stadium Truck tires from Duratrax. Big props to the Duratrax folks for that, we are stoked that they would let us intro their new pre-mounts to the world. As you’ve seen from our posts, they come in a variety of different styles and tread patterns, and are intended to be affordable bash tires. So far we’ve been driving them like we stole them (when do we Not do that? LOL) on a wide variety of different vehicles and surfaces, look for more info/pics/vids/reviews on them in the very near future.

Our “big” review for the week will be on the Kyosho Rage VE. Since we first posted pics of the Rage it has generated a lot of interest, some good, some bad. The Rage is certainly unique- part buggy, part moon rover, and part big tire’d bash machine, with some people loving its looks and others detesting it. Just like the DTX tires above, we’ve been thrashing the living daylights out of the Rage and you can find out if it is any good this Tuesday when our full review goes up.

I teased about a H U G E contest we are holding a couple of weeks ago. Look for info on the contest to break any day now on our front page. It is far and away the largest contest we’ve ever held, or probably ever will hold. The company we are working with on this contest has decided to go “over the top” and give away an enormous amount of goodies to show you guys that they want your business. I hope when its over you’ve won something cool and look well upon the company you won it from when you make your future buying decisions.

That’s it, I’m out of here, I’m headed back down to the beach to work on my tan. Have a great (and short) week everyone, thanks for reading, and support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can.

YOUR Cub Reporter

What's new: Sunday, September 1st, 2013

duratrax_st_tires

We first broke the news about the new Duratrax Monster Truck Tires, and now it’s time to do the same with the new line of Duratrax Stadium Truck Tires!

Just like their Monster Truck line, the Duratrax Performance Stadium Truck Tires come pre-mounted and glued to 2.8″ rims, complete with foam inserts. The rims will be available in black or chrome with contrasting screws.

We have had the opportunity to be driving/testing these for a while now. We have bolted them onto all sorts of vehicles during our test time, and dishing out our normal amount of bashing abuse.

The soft C2 compound has provided excellent traction on all sorts of terrain, and Duratrax has enough tread patterns to help you find your ideal match.

They come ready to go for most 1/10 scale Traxxas, HPI and ARRMA 2WD and 4WD vehicles like the Rustler, Jato, Vorteks, and Firestorm, as well as many others.

They should be available to order, and in stock in your local hobby shops mid September. As far as we know, we have been the only ones privileged to be running these.

Here are the details for ordering when they come out. Notice the colors for rims, Chrome, Black, and the offsets as well as Front and Rear. Tread Patterns are Bandito, Picket, Pistol, and Six Pack.

Stock Number – Description – Price

DTXC3540 Bandito ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2) . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3541 Bandito ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2) . . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3542 Bandito ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2) . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3543 Bandito ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2) . . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3544 Bandito ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2) . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3545 Bandito ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2) . . . . . . 26.99

DTXC3546 Picket ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2). . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3547 Picket ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2) . . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3548 Picket ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2). . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3549 Picket ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2). . . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3550 Picket ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2). . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3551 Picket ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2). . . . . . . 26.99

DTXC3552 Pistol ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2). . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3553 Pistol ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2). . . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3554 Pistol ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2. . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3555 Pistol ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2). . . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3556 Pistol ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2). . . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3557 Pistol ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2. . . . . . . 26.99

DTXC3558 Six Pack ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2) . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3559 Six Pack ST 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2) . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3560 Six Pack ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2). . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3561 Six Pack ST 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2). . . . . . 26.99
DTXC3562 Six Pack ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2). . . . . . 25.99
DTXC3563 Six Pack ST 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2). . . . . . 26.99

It’s still early for info yet on the Duratrax Website, but it should be available in a week or two.

We will have a post of action shots soon, but why not a little teaser?

Duratrax Six Pack ST Tires_00005

What's new: Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Duratrax Six Pack MT Tires 5

So we recently let the cat out of the bag about the new Duratrax Monster Truck Tires coming soon, and we gave you all the details with pricing, sizes, part numbers, but now it’s time to start seeing what they look like on the vehicles!

Enjoy the pics! We have been putting them on all sorts of vehicles during our testing, from Traxxas Stampedes to Monster Jam vehicles.

More coming soon.

Make sure to hit the Duratrax Website in a week or so when they are up on their site to order!

Need more Duratrax News? Click THIS LINK.

What's new: Friday, August 30th, 2013

duratrax_monster_truck_tires

We have the full scoop on the latest tires from Duratrax! The new Duratrax Performance Monster Truck Tires come pre-mounted and glued to 2.8″ rims, complete with foam inserts. They rims are available in black or chrome, and come with contrasting screws.

We have actually been driving/testing these for a while now, and they are holding up well to our abuse. The tires come in a soft C2 compound and with so many different tread patterns, you should have no problem finding the ones you need to hug the surface you are on.

Duratrax has gone all out to cover most anyone’s needs. They come ready to go for most 1/10 scale Traxxas, HPI and ARRMA 2WD and 4WD vehicles like the Stampede, Granite and Savage XS Monster Trucks.

During our testing, we have been bolting them up to everything we can find. They look good, and take a beating. We’ll have tons of pictures and reviews coming soon. We also have a huge surprise regarding these tires, but we can’t say any more quite yet. Heck, we are the only ones that know these exist at this point. They will be available in a few weeks though. Here are the details for ordering when they come out. Notice the colors for rims, Chrome, Black, and the offsets as well as Front and Rear. Tread Patterns are Bandito, Lockup, Sidearm, and Six Pack.

Stock Number – Description – Price
DTXC3500 Bandito MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2). . . $25.99
DTXC3501 Bandito MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2). . . 26.99
DTXC3502 Bandito MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3503 Bandito MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2). . . 26.99
DTXC3504 Bandito MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3505 Bandito MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2). . . 26.99

DTXC3506 Lockup MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2) . . . 25.99
DTXC3607 Lockup MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2). . . 26.99
DTXC3608 Lockup MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3609 Lockup MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2). . . 26.99
DTXC3510 Lockup MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3511 Lockup MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2). . . 26.99

DTXC3512 Sidearm MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3513 Sidearm MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2). . . 26.99
DTXC3514 Sidearm MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3515 Sidearm MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2). . . 26.99
DTXC3516 Sidearm MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2). . . 25.99
DTXC3517 Sidearm MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2). . . 26.99

DTXC3518 Six Pack MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR BLK (2).. . 25.99
DTXC3519 Six Pack MT 2.8 2WD MTD FR CHR (2).. . 26.99
DTXC3520 Six Pack MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE BLK (2).. . 25.99
DTXC3521 Six Pack MT 2.8 2WD MTD RE CHR (2).. . 26.99
DTXC3522 Six Pack MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET BLK (2).. . 25.99
DTXC3523 Six Pack MT 2.8 MTD OFFSET CHR (2).. . 26.99

It’s a little early for info yet on the Duratrax Website, but it should be there later next week.

Oh yea, it’s Friday! Maybe our mystery link is to the new Duratrax Monster Truck Tires In ACTION?

RC4WD Interco Super Swamper 40 Series 3.8" TSL/Bogger Scale Tire
Do you have a big project that requires HUGE tires? If so the guys over at RC4WD have something you’ll be interested in. You see their new Interco Super Swamper 40 Series 3.8″ scale tires are big, really big. How big? Well they are said to be the tallest 40 series tires on the market at 9.68″ tall. To put that in perspective, that is more than twice as tall as a short course truck tire.

* Outer Diameter: 9.68″
* Width: 5.9″
* Inner Diameter: 3.81″
* Advanced X3 Soft & Sticky Compound
* 40-45 rubber hardness
* Sidewall not reinforced
* Tire weight: 41.9oz each
* Come as pair with foam included

The part number for the RC4WD uber-big Super Swampers is #Z-T0109 and you can expect a street price of $79. Hit up THIS LINK for more information.

Friday gets everyone smiling around the BSRC offices. Why not try out a BSRC Mystery Link?

Kyosho Rage VE 4wd Buggy Unboxing
One of the most interesting vehicles to be announced lately has been the Kyosho Rage VE 4wd Buggy. Based on a tenth scale platform and featuring big tires and a brushless power-plant, the Rage VE seems aimed right at the heart of a weekend basher.

We recently took some pictures of the Rage VE to show you what it looks like when you crack the box open. It certainly doesn’t look like anything else we’ve ever tested. For size, it has roughly the same wheelbase as a 10th scale buggy like an Associated B4, but is substantially wider with bigger tires. A couple of other things we noticed was the stock Tamiya connector and Phillips head screws.

Our full review goes up on Tuesday morning which will be loaded with action shots and video of the Rage in action.

For more information on the Rage VE simply click THIS LINK.

Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Try your hand at a TGIF Mystery Link.

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