Save the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd for A-Main Speedway’s 2nd annual Spring Fling in Pueblo, CO with a special event sponsored by us here at the Big Squid RC. You can get your fill of off-road racing with classes for pretty much every type of off-road rc vehicle in existence. 1/8th scale buggy, truggy, monster truck, electric, nitro, 2 and 4wd short course, a sportsman class for the newbs, and more.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday, the racing commences on Sunday. After the racing is done, it’ll be time to bust out some hang time in the Big Squid RC Big Air event thingy.
A Main Speedway is my local hobby shop and I will be there shooting a lot of pics. If you’re nearby come on down, find me and say “The crow kaws at the dawn of the first full moon.” That’ll be our secret code for “Give me free stickers or something*.”
You can sign up for this event at the RC Signups website and you can get more info by looking at that flyer up there or by hitting up the A-Main Speedway Facebook page and clicking over to the Events Section.
There’ll be door prizes, t-shirts, and more for competitors, plus lots of fun.
* Something may include, but is not limited to, a passionate embrace.
The latest speed controller from HPI Racing is their Flux EMH-3S. The EMH-3S is made for 10th scale applications and is rated for 80 amps. This non-sensored ESC can handle up to 3S Lipo batteries and has a motor limit of 6000 kV on 2S, and 4000 kV on 3S.
The part number for the HPI Flux EMH-3S is #112851, it has a street price of $89, and you should expect to see them start hitting hobby shops in late February. For more information hit up This Link.
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After some teasing, Serpent has released full information on their new Spyder SRX-2 MM buggy. The SRX-2 MM is Serpent’s high end, mid-motored, 2wd buggy. The SRX-2 MM was designed by former IFMAR champ Billy Easton for high bite conditions like damp clay, carpet, and sugar coated outdoor tracks. Some of the highlights of the SRX-2 MM include-
* Big bore 12mm shocks
* Mid-motor design
* High performance race geometry
* Narrow composite chassis
* Innovative shock towers
* 3 pad slipper
* Low, cab forward body
* Adjustable differential height
The part number for the SRX-2 MM is #500003 and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Serpent website.
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Serpent Spyder SRX-2 MM Gallery
Team C has announced an updated version of their TM2 2wd 10th scale off-road buggy, the TM2 V2. Some of the updates include-
* Shorter chassis
* New body
* New motor mount
* New upper shock mounts
* New rear arms, hubs, diff, shock tower & arm mounts
2wd buggy is having a huge surge right now, with seemingly many companies pushing the envelope of design. The Team C TM2 V2 looks like it can run with anything on the market. For more information on all the products that Team C sells you can check out their Official Website.
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Team C TM2 V2 Gallery
The latest installment in Team Associated’s buggy line-up is officially here, the RC10B5 and the mid-motored RC10B5M. Today we’ve got some under body shots and more information to see what the real changes are.
* Street pricing- $239 for the B5, $259 for the B5M
* Release dates- around March
* B5M comes with aluminum chassis, B5 comes with composite
* Factory Team 12mm shocks come on both
* VTS slipper comes on both models
* New transmission on both
* 14 carbide balls used in diff
* Gullwing front arms on B5M
* Heavy duty lubricated ball cups
* No servo saver in steering rack
* Part number #90001 for the B5, #90005 for the B5M
For more information on everything Associated check out their Official Website, for more Associated news on BigSquidRC hit up This Link.
Body Off Associated B5/B5M Gallery
When Speed Passion first announced their new LM-1 LeMans car we were immediately interested. It’s a pan car so it should be fast and it has some pretty cool scale looks, nobody can resist that combination.
While we are finishing up the LM-1 review, have a look at the unboxing pictures. It comes in two boxes, a small box containing the actual car kit, and a larger box with the body inside. The biggest thing we noticed during the unboxing was how trick the multi-piece body looks. If it looks this good clear, it should really knock our socks off when painted.
Also pictured but not included in the kit are a Speed Passion Reventon S ($59) speed controller and a Speed Passion V3.0 17.5R ($49) brushless motor. We are looking forward to seeing how much rip these affordable units have during our review.
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Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 1
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 2
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 3
After a bit of teasing, Team Durango has released full information on their new DEX410v4 off-road buggy. The DEX410 platform is a proven winner, with the Version 4 upgrades it should be even more of an animal on the track.
* 10th scale 4wd kit
* Front & rear gear diffs
* Harder diff cases
* Ultra-Slim aluminum chassis
* Premium carbon fiber parts
* Universal joint center drive shafts
* Two way slipper clutch
* Revised a-arms
* Low stiction shock o-rings & updated pistons
* New Dimec X spec ball cups
* Cab forward body
* Larger body clips (Cubby will like those) & captured hinge pins
The part number for the DEX410v4 is #TD102030, it has a street price of $399, and you can expect for it to start hitting hobby shops later this month. For more information simply follow This Link.
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Durango DEX410v4 Gallery
THE Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro 4wd RTR SCT Review
Racers Edge has typically been known for their accessories, but they’ve got a line-up of value priced off road machines too. Today we’ll be taking an in depth look at their Pro4 Enduro 4wd brushless short course truck. It is just a race machine? Can you bash hard with it? Does its included brushless system have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” to find out…
XRay teased their new XB4 2wd buggy a couple of weeks ago, today they released full information. The 2wd buggy class is seemingly filled with new offerings, but no doubt the XRay buggy will be among the best you can buy. Some of its features and specifications include-
* 95% parts compatibility with the XB4 4wd buggy
* Aluminum chassis
* Mid-motor design
* Gear diff (ball diff optional)
* Slipper clutch
* Adjustable servo position
* 3mm carbon fiber towers
* Big bore shocks
* Roll bars included
The part number for the XRay XB4 2wd is #360500 and you can get more information at This Link.
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XRay XB4 2wd Gallery
The on-road cars from Vaterra not only take scale realism to the next level, but have proven tough bash machines out in the field. The latest on-roader from Vaterra is a Nissan Silvia S15 4wd touring car. With a hot Silvia body on the tough Vaterra V100-C chassis, it should be a great car to drive on the weekends. Some of its features include-
* Licensed Nissan Silvia S15 body
* Comes on 10th scale 4wd Vaterra V100-C chassis
* Rear diffuser & front splitter
* Dynamite brushed power system w/ 15 turn motor
* Comes with everything in the box
* Comes with racing wing & front dive planes
The part number for the Vaterra Silvia is #VTR03008, it has a street price of $289, and you can get more information at This Link.
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Vaterra Nissan Silvia S15 Gallery
XRay has been expanding their product line-up lately, and it seems like every company out there is now selling a 2wd buggy, so the announcement of their new XB4 2wd comes as little surprise. XRay has only released a teaser picture, but if the new XB4 2wd is like everything else in their line-up it is sure to be made of the highest quality materials with solid engineering. We will post more information about the XB4 2wd when it becomes available, until then you can hit This Link to check out the official XRay website.
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I don’t know about you guys but one of my favorite scale rigs are of the Tamiya Hilux/Bruiser and the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 platforms. So many times I find myself on the fence about most scale interiors that it drivers me bananas! Ask around, I have been working on a one off interior for over a year(but who is counting). So if you look at this from a practical standpoint spending, over a Benji on an extremely detailed dash may not sound so nuts… This kit comes with everything on the dash perfectly molded, fully decaled and has amazingly tiny metal dash trim to boot. So unless you have a serious cad program and a super amazing Laser to cut these micro sized panels you had better get one of these ordered up pronto!
In the kit you will find:
- 1x Central Console
- 1x Base
- 1x Steering Wheel
- 2x Gear Levers
- 1x Hand Brake Lever
- 1x Metal Panel
- 1x Dashboard Decal Sheet
- 1x Steering Wheel Base
- 1x M3 x 12mm Self Tapping Screw (Silver)
- 4x M2 x 10mm SHCS (Black)
- 4x M2 x 6mm Self Tapping Screw (Silver)
- 4x M2 Nut (Silver)
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It has been a long time since Losi/TLR has announce a new 10th scale 4wd buggy, but the wait is over, the 22-4 is on the way. Along with 10th scale 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy has also been enjoying a bit of a renaissance, with the new 22-4 Team Losi Racing should be right at the front of the pack this winter. Some of its key features include-
* Hard anodized, 2.5mm thick 7075 aluminum chassis
* Sealed 3-belt drivetrain
* Forward motor mount
* Generation II hard-anodized, big bore 12mm oil shocks
* HDS Slipper Clutch
* Ball Differentials w/ Tungsten Carbide Balls
* Universal driveshafts
* Comes with two sets of wheels
* Mid-cab body and wing
* Front One-way clicker or full-time 4WD
* Aluminum Camber Blocks Front & Rear
* Full ball bearings
* Titanium Carbon Nitride hinge pins
* Aluminum Rear Toe Plates and Aluminum Spindle Carriers
The part number for the new 22-4 is #TLR03005 and it has a street price of $469. Hit up This Link for more information on the Horizon Hobby website.
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TLR 22-4 Gallery