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Spektrum DX5R Review

Spektrum DX5R from Horizon Hobby Review

With the introduction of the DX5R, the folks at Spektrum and Horizon Hobby hoped to produce the ultimate basher radio. To be bashing oriented, it means to offer a whole lot of bang for the buck and the DX5R comes loaded with features for a very reasonable price point. We’ve been using the DX5R for a couple of months now [...]

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Graupner X-8E Review

Graupner X-8E Radio Review

Graupner has a long history in rc. They have been in the hobby forever and have built all sorts of cool products for both the surface and airplane crowds. Several months ago Graupner released the X-8E radio system. The X-8E is the highest-end radio from Graupner and is absolutely loaded with features, yet it sports a relatively low price point. [...]

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Graupner mz-24 V2 Transmitter

Graupner MZ-24 V2 Transmitter

New for the air crowd is the Graupner MZ-24 V2 Transmitter. The MZ-24 V2 comes with PRO software and sports 12 channels of output to control your every need. The transmitter comes with a carry case, 2 receivers, and a 4000mAh LiPo battery for plenty of airtime. Here are some of its other highlights- * 3.5″ TFT color touch screen * MP3 [...]

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Graupner X-8E Unboxing

Unboxing The Graupner X-8E Radio

There are several high-end radios on the market, but one of the most unique is the Graupner X-8E. Why is it unique? Well, for several reasons. The X-8E comes its own hard-case right in the box, it sports a high-end 3.5″ touch sensitive display, and the fact that it even comes with a large 5000mAh LiPo battery makes it special. [...]

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Spektrum DX6R Vs DX5R Comparison

Radio Comparision – Spektrum DX6R Vs The Spektrum DX5R

While RTR radios have come a long ways, they still leave a lot to be desired for the rc enthusiast. Upgrading from the stock radio to a higher-end unit can really help make life better for you. How is that? A good radio can control all your cars so you don’t have to drag around a whole box of RTR [...]

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Graupner mc-28 4D 16 Channel 2.4GHz HoTT Radio System

Graupner MC-28 4D 16 Channel HoTT Radio System

Here is a new specialty transmitter that is really cool, the Graupner MC-28 4D. The MC-28 4D is designed for use with high-end scale trucks, excavators, ships, or even with drones. It has the capability of controlling up to 16 different proportional channels, plus it has 120 different model memories. Here are some of its other highlights- * Integrated [...]

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Spektrum DX5R Unboxing

Unboxing The Spektrum DX5R

Have you ever wanted a radio with high-end features that didn’t come with a high-end price? That is exactly what the Spektrum DX5R is slated to do. The DX5R has pro-class ergonomics, like an adjustable drop down wheel, and is loaded with features, yet sports a street price of only $279. We have been testing the DX5R, but before our review [...]

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Futaba R3001SB Receiver

Futaba R3001SB Air Receiver

Hitting hobby shops now is the Futaba R3001SB air receiver. This receiver is the lightest that Futaba has ever built, coming in at just 0.15oz, and can be used in all sorts of different aircraft, including drones. Its S.Bus/S.Bus2 ports offer functionality for up to 18 different channels while dual antennas ensure rock solid reception. * T-FHSS 2.4GHz receiver * Accepts [...]

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Spektrum DX6R Review

Spektrum DX6R Radio Review

While the BigSquidRC Bash Crew doesn’t make a point of reviewing all the latest “racer” oriented gear, we do make a point out of reviewing higher-end products when possible. It is true that most bashers use products at the lower end of the price range, yet there are still plenty of them that have no problem cutting the check for [...]

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Futaba 16SZA Telemetry Radio

Futaba 16SZA Telemetry Radio

Coming in July from Futaba is the 16SZA telemetry radio. This is a 16 channel air radio that is fully compatible with FASSTest, FASST, T-FHSS and S-FHSS protocols. A large 4.3″ LCD screen makes it easy to see the menu system, while 16 channels make it extremely versatile. * Voice messaging with earphone jack * 30 model memory * EPA adjustments * Adjustable servo [...]

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Tactic TTX200 Video

Tactic TTX200 Spotlight Video

Recently posted by Hobbico is a new video that spotlights the Tactic TTX200 transmitter. The TTX200 is super affordable and comes with the smaller form factor that scale off-road enthusiasts are after. The small, lightweight design of the TTX200 comes in handy on those all day trail drives, but just because it is small doesn’t mean it lacks for features. [...]

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Futaba 7PX

Coming This Summer – The Futaba 7PX

If you are truly serious about rc, there is nothing more valuable than a high-end transmitter. As we first reported Here, the crew at Futaba have an all new top-of-the-line radio called the 7PX coming out. It is expected to start shipping some time this summer and is loaded with all the features that the hardcore enthusiast needs. Here are [...]

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Tactic TTX200

Now Shipping – Tactic TTX200 Transmitter

First Announced back in February, Hobbico has put out a press release to let you all know that the Tactic TTX200 is now shipping. The TTX200 should make for a nice option if you are looking for an affordable replacement transmitter. Better still, it should work well on long trail drives because of its light weight and small form factor. [...]

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Tactic TTX660

Tactic TTX660 Air Transmitter

Coming soon for all you pilots out there is the Tactic TTX660. The TTX660 is a 6 channel air radio that comes with dedicated flight menus for airplanes, helicopters, and for drones. The Tactic is compatible with all SLT receivers as well as Tx-R aircraft. A large backlit screen makes it easy to read information or to make changes while [...]

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Futaba 6L Sport Radio

Futaba 6L Sport Radio

While walking the NRHSA Show we happened to spot the new Futaba 6L Sport Radio. The 6L is a new affordable transmitter designed for the air market. It has 6 channels of output and transmits on Futaba’s T-FHSS 2.4GHz air system. It feels great in the hands and should make for a nice choice for your next air build. * Internal [...]

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