THE Losi LST XXL-2 4WD Gasoline Monster Truck Review
Hype, hype, and more hype, that has been the name of the gas game so far. The first offering, the HPI Octane, seemed to come up a bit short of all the promises. Hit the “Read More” button below to read our review of the second gas burner to hit the market, the Losi LST XXL-2 Monster Truck. Does it have enough power to be fun? Does it easily start every single time? Do you have to constantly tune it? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Make the jump to find out…
Well look at what Kyosho has on the way, the FO-XX 1/8 4WD mud basher. The FO-XX will be available two ways, electric driven with brushless power, or with a powerful nitro engine. Based off the Mad Force platform, the Kyosho FO-XX is a big truck that should be a lot of fun to explode your local mud pit with. Both versions come in Readyset form making them ready to bash right out of the box.
* Scale detailing with flip open body for easy maintenance
* Nitro version comes with KE25 engine and 3 speed tranny
* Waterproof KS-203 servo
* Paddle tires with 17mm hex hubs
* Big front bumper with light buckets
* Threaded big bore shocks
* Syncro KT-200 2.4GHz radio system
* Width- 383mm
* Length- 545mm
* Wheelbase- 360mm
* Tires- 115 x 70.5mm
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Kyosho FO-XX Electric & Nitro Gallery
HPI Racing – Savage XL Octane Review
*Update: Now with Video!
The world has been waiting for almost three years since HPI Racing announced the Savage XL Octane, and it’s a good thing we were not holding our breath because we were all expecting it a little sooner. The Savage XL Octane is the first 1/8 Scale GAS monster truck to hit this the market, and a lot of people are wondering if this will be the beginning of the turn from electric vehicles dominance to a full change in the market place. Should you start saving your cash? Is the next rc vehicle you buy going to be gas? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
2014 is certainly a banner year for Monster Trucks. With the HPI Savage Octane and Losi LST XXL-2 leading the way on the gas side, and other big entries to the market like the ARRMA Kraton and Kyosho Psycho Kruiser, it’s never been a better time to be a monster truck fan.
Hobao is now teasing their latest monster truck, the Hyper MT Sport. The Hyper MT Sport is a big 8th scale electric powered truck aimed at competing with other “King of the Hill” trucks like the HPI Savage Flux and Traxxas E-Revo. Teaser pics is all we get for now, more information is coming soon. Hopefully the truck makes it here to the states under Ofna branding at some point later this year.
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Hobao Hyper MT Sport Gallery
For all you nitro fans, or just people looking to add some realistic sound to your short course truck bashing, Ofna has announced their new 1/8 Hyper 8SC Nitro 4×4. The 8SC comes on a big 8th scale platform and uses a Force .32 pull-start engine for massive propulsion. For electronics, a pair of Savox servos are mated to a 2.4GHz radio system. Some of its other features include-
* Realistic wheels and tires
* 17mm Pro shocks
* Front & rear disc brakes
* Width- 12″
* Wheelbase- 14.5″
The part number for the Ofna is #OFN14318, it is street priced at $369, and they are available right now. Get complete details at This Link over on the Ofna website.
You never know What You Are Going To Find at the end of a Big Squid Mystery Link.
Ofna Hyper 8SC Nitro Gallery
The World Championship winning Hot Bodies D8 is now available as a ready to run. The D8S comes fully assembled with big nitro power to go fast and jump long. Some of its features include-
* Nitro Star F3.5 engine
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Waterproof brake/throttle servo
* Oil filled big bore shocks
* Full bearing set
The part number for the HPI/HB D8S ready to run is #HPID0918, it has a street price of $479, and they are available right now for your bashing enjoyment.
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The latest release from Ofna is their 8th scale nitro Hyper GT on-road car. The Hyper GT uses a big block .28 engine and a two speed transmission to pump up the pulse factor, while it uses on-road optimized suspension to put all the power to the tarmac. Some of its other features include-
* Black anodized 17mm shocks
* Polished tuned pipe
* Large front bumper
* One piece radio tray
* Soft rubber semi-slick tires
* Front & rear sway bars
The part number for the Hyper GT is #14362 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the official Ofna website.
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Ofna Hyper GT Gallery
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.
Ofna has just announced a new on-road machine, the X3-GT 4wd Nitro Touring Car. The car is set on Ofna’s race oriented X3 off-road chassis for a smooth drivetrain and plush suspension, and has a futuristic looking Cosmic GT body on top. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Force .28 nitro engine
* 2 speed transmission
* Rear diffuser
* 16mm short stroke shocks
* Full bearing set
* Hardened diff gears
* Width- 12.5″
* Length- 22.7″
* Weight- 7.8 lbs
The part number is #34939 and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Ofna website.
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Ofna X3-GT Gallery
We often throw around the saying “Go fast, turn left!” as a type of good-bye around the BigSquidRC offices, but there aren’t that many oval cars introduced to the rc market each year. For all you oval fans out there, say hello to the Ofna Hyper Sprint. The Hyper Sprint is an 8th scale nitro powered dirt oval car that should be a lot of fun to blast around the local oval track or to slide around an empty dirt lot with your friends. Some features and specifications of the Hyper Sprint include-
* .28 JL nitro engine
* Detailed scale appearance
* 4wd with 3 gear differentials
* C-hub suspension
* Dirt tread tires
* Front & rear sway bars
* Wheelbase- 12.75″
* Width- 12″
* Length- 19″
* Weight- 8.5 lbs
The part number for the Hyper Sprint is #14333, it has a street price of $419, and you should start seeing them in hobby shops mid-December. For more information simply click This Link.
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Ofna Hyper Sprint Gallery
The crew over at RC4WD have just announced a new trailer for towing and showing off your rigs. Their new BigDog 1/8th Dual Axle Trailer is larger than the other version already in their line-up, allowing bigger vehicles to be hauled around. Some of the features include-
* Working leaf spring suspension
* Billet aluminum wheels
* Hand made tube chassis
* Working lift jack
* Working lights
* 1.55 tires
* Steel loading ramps
* Length: 25.59″
* Width: 14.84″
The part number for the RC4WD BigDog Trailer is #Z-H0004 and it has a street price of $239. Simply click THIS LINK for more information over on the RC4WD website.
TGIF to all our basher friends, take a chance on yet another Mystery Link.
RC4WD BigDog Trailer Gallery
The latest tires from Dynamite are the SpeedTreads 1/8th Scale Buggy Robber Tires. The wheel and Tire combo is for optimal grip on streets and hard surfaces. No need to shred those off-road tires apart when you can just toss a set of these on. They are available as just tires, or pre-mounted to the rims. Street price is about $18 a set (mounted) and part number is DYN8264.
Don’t forget you can get more Dynamite news here on Big Squid RC. Click HERE.
Just found this ad for Castle’s final stab at World ESC Domination! After years and years of all of us hardcore basher types whining about not getting their Castle ESC wet, it seems like they are finally starting to get the hint. All the info we have so far is what’s in the Ad… Looks like there will be a new Mamba Monster 2 and a Sidewinder 3 coming soon!
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