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Serpent Natrix 748 TQA snowy winter’s day might not be the best place for a high-end nitro touring car, but spring will come, and when it does the need for speed is sure to come with it. When your trigger finger gets itchy this spring the new Natrix 748 TQ from Serpent just might be the best cure. It is a 1/10th scale 4wd nitro touring car that is sure to have some serious speed. Some of its notable features include-

* New 748 gear-differentials used front and rear
* New XLi 2-speed gearbox
* Centax TM clutch
* Laser engraved 7075-T6 aluminum chassis
* Carbon fiber 2mm radio plate and 3mm shock towers
* Super short RCM-SS shocks
* Ball bearing equipped sway bars

The part number is #804008 and you can get complete details over on the official Serpent Website.

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RC4WD Gelande II D110 Truck Kit With Hard BodyThe latest RC4WD release for you scale enthusiasts is the Gelande II D110 Truck Kit with Defender Hard Body. The G2 has numerous new features like Yota II axles, an R3 single speed tranny, and the servo mount is up on the chassis for a more scale appearance. A four link suspension is used on the rear while a 3 link with panhard bar is used up front.

* Designed for true to scale looks
* Long wheelbase G2 chassis
* Metal axles with locked diffs
* Center mounted transfer case
* Dirt Grabber 1.9″ tires
* 5 lug 1.9 beadlock wheels
* Dual spring oil shocks
* Width- 7.87″
* Length- 22.44″
* Wheelbase- 13″
* Weight- 105.6oz

The part number is #Z-K0047, it is street priced at $599, and you can hit up This Link for more details over on RC4WD’s website.

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Losi 1/5 MINI WRC 4WD Rally CarLosi has announced a new version of the Mini WRC RTR 5th scaler that starts shipping in February. The latest version is a couple of hundred dollars less than the original and still features a big 29cc gasoline engine, a Spektrum 2.4GHz transmitter, and AVC stability control. The new version lacks the remote starting capability of the original, but should still be huge fun with its big tires, 4wd, and dual large scale digital servos for precise control.

The street price is $1,799, the part number is #LOS05007, and you can get full details at This Link on the Losi website.

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2015 XRay XB8 BuggyWhile the 2015 Edition of the XRay XB8 isn’t all new, it does feature a slew of updates to make it easier to go fast and to increase its durability. An all new chassis is the big news, it has been designed to give the buggy more traction, while new 7075 aluminum shock towers are more durable and yield better handling. Another important upgrade is longer outdrives, these help keep the driveshafts from popping out during big crashes. Some of the other upgrades include-

* All new side guards
* Redesigned air filter w/ optional rain guard
* New 6, 8 & 10-hole shock pistons
* Updated shock springs
* New steering ball-joints
* Now comes with medium clutch springs
* New reinforced pivot balls

To get more details simply hit up This Link over on XRay’s official website.

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Axial Yeti KitYou asked for it, you begged for it, you demanded it, now Axial is offering the Yeti as a kit. With a plethora of aftermarket goodies now available for the Yeti, imagine building a brand new one from the ground up customized just for your needs. The kit Yeti also comes with high-zoot aluminum shocks for smooth action and consistent handling.

* Adjustable Icon aluminum shocks
* Aluminum lower link plates
* 2.2″ officially licensed Falken Wildpeak tires
* Fully licensed Method IFD beadlock wheels
* Heavy duty spiral cut bevel gears
* Universal axle set
* Dual slipper clutch
* Aluminum M4 turnbuckles
* WB8 heavy duty center CVD
* WB8 heavy duty rear driveshafts
* Comes with decals, clear body, interior tray and 3 driver helmets

The kit has an MSRP of $329, a part number of #AX90025, and Here Is The Link you want for more details over on Axial’s website.

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SOAR Seiki 998 Nitro BuggyFor all you nitro burners, Graupner has released information on the new SOAR Seiki 998 nitro buggy. The 998 comes with a 3mm thick hard anodized 7075 aluminum chassis, 4mm thick shock towers, and easy access differentials. 3 aluminum clutch shoes are used to put the power to the ground, while lightweight spur and bevels gears are used to help make it fast off the line.

Length- 500 mm
Width- 310 mm
Wheelbase- 320-328 mm
Approximate weight- 3320 grams

The 998 starts shipping later this month and you can hit up This Link for more details over on Graupner’s website.

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Associated ProSC 4x4 RTRThe crew over at Team Associated have announced the latest vehicle in their Qualifier Series line-up, the ProSC 4×4 RTR. Fully assembled and ready to rumble, the ProSC RTR comes with Reedy brushless power, a 4×4 drive train, a 2.4GHz radio system, and a “splash proof” ESC. Some of its other features include-

* 16mm big bore shocks
* Reedy 7-Cell 8.4V NiMH battery
* Metric hardware and full bearing set
* Reedy 550-SL 3500kV 4-pole brushless motor
* Heavy duty gear diffs and slipper clutch

The street price is $359, it has a part number of #7062, and these are due to hit stores in mid-December. To get more details Hit Up This Link over on the official Associated website.

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INTECH Racing ER-14 BuggyShipping soon is the ER-14 1/10th scale 4wd buggy from Intech Racing. The ER-14 is loaded with carbon fiber goodness, big bore shocks, and even has a center diff. Like some of the other buggies on the market, it can run normal saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO. More details are coming soon on this one, until then you can hit up This Link for a few more pictures over on the official Intech website.

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2015 XRay XB4 BuggyOften considered the “fastest” indoor off-road racing class, there is no shortage of competitive buggies in 1/10th scale 4wd. The latest to hit the market is the newly updated 2015 XRay XB4. The highlight of the new XB4 is its “2-n-1″ design that allows you to either run saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO battery. Some of the other changes on the 2015 machine include-

* Revised aluminum chassis
* New carbon fiber top decks
* New front shock tower
* Beefed up bulkheads
* New aluminum motor mount
* New slipper clutch
* Optional center diff

The new XB4 will hit the streets at right around $450 and you can hit up This Link over on XRay’s website for more details.

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RC4WD Rockdragon CrawlerLooking for a scale crawler but don’t have time to build a kit? RC4WD has announced their new Rockdragon. The Rockdragon comes 100% pre-built, just paint up the body, pop in a battery pack, and hit the trails. Some of the highlights of the Rockdragon include-

* Comes with 540 brushed motor & Outcry ESC w/ BEC
* XR3 Radio and Twister high torque servo
* R2 single speed tranny
* Spark competition shocks
* 2.2″ Mud Slingers tires
* Black powder coated HD aluminum K2 chassis
* Clear JP custom crawler body

These are available right now with a street price of $299 and a part number of #Z-RTR0020. Get More Details over on the official RC4WD website.

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Vaterra Blazer Review 3

Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads of steering and a transmission that is easily converted to 2 speed, this may be the next big thing! Click READ MORE to get our thoughts…

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Kyosho Fazer VE Lancer ReadysetComing to a hobby shop near you is the Kyosho Lancer EVO Readyset. On the outside it features a detail Mitsubishi Lancer EVO body, on the inside lurks a powerful Orion One 2400kV brushless system. The transmitter is a new KT-231 2.4GHz FHSS unit and it comes with an Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery to get you bashing as quickly as possible.

The Lancer hits the streets sometime in December at $309 with a part number of #30919T1B. Right Here is the link to its official page over on the Kyosho America website.

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Duratrax camaro nitro reviewOne of the most important people around the BigSquidRC offices is our guy “Wrench Bill”. He fixes all the cars we bust up (he is VERY busy) and generally keeps everyone sane. Bill is also our resident nitro lover. No matter where we go Bill always brings a nitro (or 3) to bash with. There are a lot of people out there like Bill, a big part of their enjoyment of the hobby is tuning and driving nitro power.

We hadn’t tested a nitro vehicle for a while then the good folks over at Duratrax sent us their Camaro ZL1. The Camaro is a tenth scale 4wd that comes with a .18 sized nitro engine. We’ve been bashing it for several weeks now, what did we learn?

* The included .18 engine has a LOT of power. It ripped hard from a dead stop all the way up to top speed. If you are looking for a car to impress the neighbors with power, the Camaro will do that. Also of note, we never had a problem getting the engine to start, and it stayed running better than 90% of the engines we’ve been around.

* We liked the included 2 speed tranny. Ours shifted well out of the box and made for nuclear takes offs and good top speed.

* The included tires gave good traction. Unfortunately all the power on tap really shortened their lifespan.

* The Camaro comes with a plastic pipe and we ended up melting the outlet on ours. This plugged up the exhaust and kept the engine from running. We also had one of the gears on the two speed come loose and fall off.

* With a spool in the front and a diff in the rear the Camaro handles well if you can keep from constantly pinning the engine. When driven with a smart trigger finger the car can really haul on pavement.

* We were big fans of the included electric starter. It makes life soooo much easier than a pull start.

* The Camaro is one of the best looking cars ever produced by Duratrax. It is officially licensed by Chevrolet and looks really sharp in person.

The Duratrax Camaro ZL1 has a part number of #DTXD53** and are street priced at $299. To get more details you can hit up the Official Duratrax Website.

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