The guys over at Team Associated have shot out a press release to let everyone know about the B44.3 buggy kit. The B44 series of 4wd buggies have been quite popular among the racing crowd, the latest version has received more updates to make it better than ever.
The biggest news on the B44.3 is its aluminum chassis. The hard anodized chassis helps to lower the center of gravity and to increase durability. Mounted on the chassis are a new floating motor and servo mount. The molded battery trays are also new and allow the use of saddle or shorty packs.
The part number is #9063 and you can find full details at This Link over on the official Team Associated website.
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Team Associated B44.3 Gallery
Our friends over at Vaterra have announced the Twin Hammers will soon be available in kit form. This is some big news as many hobbyists prefer to build their trucks from scratch, modifying and hopping them up during the build process. The kit version also features upgrades like licensed Interco Super Swamper tires, a front locker, and heavy duty front axle outdrives.
* Comes with clear body and a GenRight decal sheet
* 1/10 scale 4wd
* Two-speed tranny
* Metal tranny and diff gears
* Threaded aluminum shock bodies
* Metal 12mm wheel hexes
* Front & rear sway bars
The part number is #VTR03001, it has a street price of $279, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late July. Get full details at This Link over on Vaterra’s website.
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Vaterra Twin Hammers Kit Gallery
What’s new and hot from the crew over at Vaterra? It’s a fully licensed 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 and Vaterra was nice enough to let the BigSquidRC Bash Crew get an early hands-on look.
Vaterra is known for their incredibly detailed bodies and their 2014 Corvette is no different. The body is fully licensed by Chevrolet and is a real stunner to see in person. The wheels, tires, and brakes on the Stingray are also very sweet looking. If you plop one of these down at your local bash spot it is sure to turn some heads.
Under the body is Vaterra’s workhorse V100-S 4wd platform that is known for being easy to drive and for its durability. The ’14 Stingray comes with an easy to drive 540 brushed power system, but of course is easily upgrade-able to extreme power levels.
* Shaft driven 4wd
* Completely RTR w/ everything included
* Includes Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
* LiPo compatible ESC
* Dynamite 540 brushed motor
The latest Vaterra has a part number of #VTR03011 and they are street priced at $289. You can be one of the first to see it in person this weekend at the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show at the University of Illinois Campus in Urbana, Illinois.
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Hands on the Vaterra '14 Vette Gallery
First shown at the Nuremburg show, the new Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen Edition HPI Racing Micro-RS4 Subaru WRX STIs are getting close to hitting the market. These feature highly detailed bodies with some sweet Global Rallycross livery for a trick look. Under the hood they sit on the tried and true Micro RS4 platform that is known for good handling and its durability.
* Belt driven 4wd
* 1/18th scale RTR
* Fully licensed replicas
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Comes w/ 180 sized motor & 6 volt 1200mAh battery
* Includes four AA batteries for transmitter
* Wheelbase- 150mm
* Length- 220mm
* Height- 80mm
* Width- 105mm
The part number for the Lasek Edition is #112465, the part number for the Isachsen Edition is #112466, and both are street priced at $169. Both are set for a late July release date and you can get full details at This Link over on HPI’s website.
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HPI Subaru WRX STI Gallery
For those of you looking for an affordable 4wd buggy, Kyosho has just announced their Dirt Hog Type 2. The Dirt Hog should handle well due to its low buggy center of gravity, while its 4wd should help it get through grass and rough terrain. Oil filled shocks, slipper clutch, and adjustable camber links come as standard equipment. The Dirt Hog is a ReadySet, fully built and ready to bash or to bust out some laps on the local track.
#30993T1B is the part number for the orange edition, #30993T2B is the part number for green, and it is priced at $209. Hit up This Link to get more details over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Dirt Hog Gallery
Want to be the first person on your block to get the latest and greatest from Axial? If so, head over to Tower Hobbies and get your Axial Yeti on pre-order. It has a part number of #AX90026 and is priced at $429.
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Mugen has a long history of high-end 10th scale nitro touring cars, their latest is the MTX-6. The MTX-6 starts with a new chassis and has many updates over the previous model. The updates were designed to make it more durable, to give it more steering, and to generally make it a better overall car for club racers. Some of its updates and features include-
* New disc brake set-up that mounts to the 2 speed shaft
* New servo saver and clutch
* New towers and shock springs
* Stiffer chassis with twin braces
* New front bulkhead for easier diff removal
* Wider pinion and spur gears for increased durability
The MTX-6 has a part number of #T2003 and has a projected release date of August. You can get more details over on Mugen’s website.
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Mugen MTX-6 Gallery
For all you Japanese Super GT fans, Tamiya has announced their new Eneos Sustina Lexus RC F. This very scale realistic on-road machine sits on Tamiya’s TB-04 shaft driven 4wd platform. New sealed gear diffs allow for tuning via lighter or heavier diff oils, while its IFS horizontally mounted front shocks maintain a low profile allowing for a more realistic body shape.
The Tamiya has a part number of #58595, its street price should be right around $350, and you can expect to start seeing them hit hobby shops in late July. For complete details simply click This Link to visit Tamiya’s website.
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THE ECX Circuit 4WD RTR Review
Myself, like many of you, spent years driving 2wd Stadium Trucks. They were a whole lot easier to drive and bash with compared to a typical 2wd buggy. A 4wd stadium truck would have been even better, but there were very few available, and those that were tended to break all the time.
ECX recently released their all wheel drive stadium truck, the ready to run 4wd Circuit. Does the Circuit make a good basher? Can it get around the track? Does it have enough power to be fun? And most importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Find out by hitting the “Read More” button below…
The latest monster truck from the guys over at LRP is their S10 Blast MT 2 Brushless truck. The Blast MT has been a popular basher choice for quite some time, now it will be available with world renown LRP brushless power. Some of its features and specifications include-
* 1/10th scale 4wd chassis
* LRP Vector K7 4300kv brushless power
* Sway bars front and rear
* Splash proof servo and 2.4GHz radio system
* Front and rear steel differentials
* LRP Spin Pro RTR brushless speed controller
The part number is #120803 and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on the official LRP website.
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LRP S10 Blast MT 2 Gallery
About a month ago we posted the teaser of the Team C TR10 Sport, now more photos and specifications have become available. The TR10 Sport Version is designed to give you a big bang for the buck. With some high end features, and other features to keep the price down, it should offer a good level of performance without breaking the bank.
* Carbon fiber chassis and top deck
* Aluminum motor mount
* CV drive-shafts
* Floating servo
* Aluminum shock bodies
* Does not include body
* 100% factory assembled
The part number is #TR10, it has a street price of $250, and you can get more information at This Link over on the Team C website.
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Team C TR10 Sport Gallery
Novak has a new motor and speed controller combo for all you 4wd SCT drivers. The 4PHD is a heavy duty 4-pole brushless motor designed for the rigors of 4wd SCT racing and bashing. Its 4 pole design means it can accelerate harder and handle heavier loads, and it uses rubber gaskets to keep dirt/dust/mud out of the inside of the motor. The 4PHD is rated at 4600 kV, comes with a Kevlar wrapped Neodymium rotor, and features a 5mm output shaft.
The part number for the motor is #3510 and it is priced at $139. The part number for the combo featuring a Crusher speed controller is #3087 and is priced at $239. Both are expected to start shipping in July. To get more details follow This Link over to the official Novak website.
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THE ECX Torment 4wd RTR SCT Review
ECX, while still a relatively “new” brand, has made quite the splash in the bashing market. Their original 2wd Torment short course truck proved to be a capable bash machine, as well as several other vehicles in their line-up. We’ve been driving one of their new 4wd Torment RTR SCTs for a few weeks to see how it stacks up. Is the 4wd worth the extra cash? How does it stack up to one of the toughest fields in all of rc (4wd SCT)? Can the new 4wd platform take a hit without breaking? Hit the “Read More” to find out…