HPI Racing has a new 2014 edition of their popular E-Firestorm Flux. This 2wd tenth scale stadium truck has been a favorite of bashers for years, now it is better than ever. Some of its upgrades include-
* New Flux EMH-3S speed controller
* New Flux MMH-4000kV brushless motor
* Comes with a “speed pack” that includes smaller 77 tooth pinion and huge 35 tooth pinion
* Longer battery strap for 3S LiPo packs
* Comes with a wheelie bar
* Now comes with the slipper clutch from the Blitz
* Speeds up to 124km/h or 77 mph
The 2014 edition has a part number of #112878, expect a street price of right around $300, and you can get full details at This Link over on HPI’s website.
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Under The Hood - HPI E-Firestorm Flux
The BigSquidRC Bash Crew just got done with our first big unveil of iHobby 2014, the Pro-Line Pro-MT 2wd monster truck. We had a nice crowd gathered around our booth who could not wait to see it before anyone else on the planet.
What is the scoop on the Pro-MT? Based off the impressive Pro-Line PRO-2 chassis, this 1/10th scale 2wd has multiple upgrades to help transform it into the ultimate bashing machine.
* The chassis is all new. Made from 3mm aluminum it features raised side guards to keep mud/dirt out of your electronics and to give the truck a cool look.
* The Pro-MT features all metal transmission gears and beefier tranny case to handle loads of power.
* Also to handle crazy amount of brushless power, the Pro-MT comes with all new Pro-Spline HD Axles featuring hardened steel construction as well as oversized bearings.
* Blue anodized aluminum front caster blocks come standard, as do Pro-Line F-11 wheels and Trencher tires.
* A new body named the “Sentinel” was made just for the Pro-MT. It is extra thick and has beveled edges for less scratching when upside down.
* New heavy duty front and rear bumpers come standard, as does ProTrac suspension.
The Pro-MT has a part number of #4003-00 and will be street priced at $389. It comes as a modular kit and you can hit up the
You can check out the Official PRO-MT Page HERE with all the details. You can also hit the Official Order Page to get yours on pre-order to ensure you are the first person on your block to have one.
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Pro-Line Pro-MT Gallery 1
Pro-Line Pro-MT Gallery 2
The re-release of the Kyosho Scorpion was big news for vintage car fans earlier this year, now Kyosho has announced they are also re-issuing the iconic Beetle. Like the Scorpion re-release, the Beetle will get some small upgrades to help it better handle today’s more robust power systems. The original Beetle was introduced in the early 1980s, the re-release should hit hobby shops before Christmas.
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Maybe you are looking for something a little different. Maybe you are simply a Miku fan. Maybe you need a Kyosho Good Smile ’14 Sandmaster Miku in your rc garage.
Based on the Kyosho Sandmaster, this collaboration with Good Smile features wild livery and Miku behind the drivers seat. It comes as a Readyset, fully assembled and ready for some hot laps around your cul-de-sac.
* Part of the EZ Series
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Friction shocks
* Removable roof to show roll bars
The Kyosho is expected to hit hobby shops this December.
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Kyosho Miku Sandmaster Gallery
The Kyosho AXXE iReceiver Sand Buggy will be a historic vehicle for BigSquidRC. Why? Because it will be the first review we’ve ever done on a fully FPV surface machine. While there is a version of the AXXE that does come with a normal 2.4GHz transmitter, we’ll be reviewing the Wireless LAN Version with the optional camera.
Our AXXE did not come with a transmitter, nor will it ever use one. To control the buggy we’ll be using a variety of smart phones and tablets. Once we download the proper apps from the Apple store and Google Play, both the steering and throttle controls will come up on our devices. Also, because we are going to review the optional iReceiver camera, we’ll have a live video feed from the on-board camera being displayed on our devices for a full FPV experience.
The AXXE is part of Kyosho’s EZ Series, a budget line intended to get new people into the hobby. You won’t find any fancy brushless power system or even oil shocks on the AXXE, but it does offer cool styling and of course the cutting edge wirless LAN set-up. The AXXE is available without any type of transmitter for just $99, while a version with a 2.4GHz radio costs $139, and the wireless LAN version (without camera) goes for $159.
Our full review will be going up in the next two weeks, if you want more information on the various versions of the Kyosho AXXE hit up This Link on the official Kyosho website.
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Kyosho AXXE Unboxing Gallery 1
Kyosho AXXE Unboxing Gallery 2
Kyosho AXXE Unboxing Gallery 3
THE ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review
Being a two time champion of our coveted Bash Vehicle of the Year, the ARRMA Granite packs some serious street cred with the bashing crowd. For 2014 ARRMA announced a new more affordable line-up, the Mega Series, that was designed to give good performance at a reasonable price. To make the price drop happen on the Mega Series, certain goodies had to be taken away (like the aluminum chassis and hex hardware). Is the Mega Series Granite still a capable bash machine? Is it slower than the previous brushed Granite? Has it lost any mojo? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
While it may be blazing hot outside right now, the indoor season is right around the corner. For all you guys headed indoors in a couple of months, Team C has announced their latest 1/10 2wd buggy called the TC02C Evo.
The Evo is loaded with many popular features and comes in a mid motor configuration for high bite surfaces. Some of the highlights of the Evo include-
* 4 gear mid motor design
* 8mm longer chassis
* Cab forward body
* Threaded 12mm big bore shocks
* Aluminum arm mount & rear sway bar
* Gear diff
* Fits shorty or saddle packs
The part number is #TC02C Evo and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on Team C’s website.
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Team C TC02C Evo Gallery
For all you short course truck fans, TLR has announced their new 22SCT 2.0. Of course the 2.0 version comes with a bunch of upgrades and changes to help make it faster, and easier to drive, than ever.
* Bell crank steering rack
* Generation II shocks
* Improved body
* Improved suspension geometry
* Ball diff
* Aluminum rear camber block, rear hexes, & ball stud spacers
The part number is #TLR03003, it has a street price of $339, and you can Click Right Here to head over to the official TLR website.
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TLR 22SCT 2.0 Gallery
The Tamiya Hornet has been on the market a very long time, 30 years in fact, and over all those years it has brought many people into our fine hobby. The latest Hornet is a Limited Edition Black Metallic version. This Hornet is much the same as previous versions, but comes with a pre-cut/pre-painted black metallic polycarbonate body and wing, and also comes with black wheels. The latest Hornet is also a kit, something many old-school hobbyists are looking for.
#84383 is the part number, it should have a street price of $145, and you can expect a July release date. Get full details at This Link over on Tamiya’s official website.
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The recently announced Tamiya Lowride Pumpkin is a kit that comes with an old school truck body riding on their M-06 chassis. While it might not be high tech, it certainly gives builders a solid platform to build something wild off of. Also, its huge front bumper looks like it is ready for demo-derby right out of the box.
The part number for the LP is #58594, it is street priced at $175, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in August. Hit up This Link for its official page on Tamiya’s website.
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The Serpent Short Course Truck has been teased for months, now full details and pictures have arrived.
The first short course truck from Serpent is a 10th scale 2wd variety which is based off their uber SRX buggy platform. The truck was designed by none other than former IFMAR World Champ Billy Easton and comes in a rear motor configuration. While the Spyder SRX-2 SCT was designed for racing we have no doubt bashers will latch on to them if they are a solid overall truck. Some of the highlights of the new Serpent SCT include-
* 12mm big bore shocks
* Polycarbonate inserts in side guards
* Lightweight body with flares
* Narrow chassis design
* 3 pad slipper clutch
* Ball diff
* High performance geometry
* Durable front and rear bumpers
The part number for the new Serpent is #500004 and you can get full details at This Link over on Serpent’s website.
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Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM SCT Gallery
It’s not every day a new stadium truck comes out, but for all you ST fans the crew over at Hobby Pro USA have announced their new ST1 is now in stock and shipping. The ST1 is a versatile truck that can built in either mid or rear motor configurations, and is designed to go fast on around a racetrack. We have always been big fans of bashing with stadium trucks, the ST1 might make for a good basher as well. Some of the highlights of the ST1 include-
* 12.75mm big bore shocks
* Gull wing front a-arms
* CNC hard anodized aluminum chassis
* Full bearing set
* Dual disk slipper
The ST1 has a street price of $299 and you can get more details by hitting up the official Hobby Pro USA Website.
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Hobby Pro ST1 Gallery
After a full week of teasing, Kyosho has released pictures and information on their upcoming re-release of the legendary 1/10 Scorpion 2wd Buggy. While the buggy retains the classic look of the original, it features some upgrades to increase durability. The re-release uses 48 pitch gears and a modern slipper clutch to put the power to the ground, while higher quality shocks and pre-load collars help smooth out the ride. A sealed gear differential and the use of more metal gears help it handle today’s more robust power systems.
The part number for the Kyosho Scorpion is #30613B and it is expected to start hitting shelves this July.
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Kyosho Scorpion Gallery