Serpent has announced a new RTR version of their high end 1/8 Cobra GT car. The GT-E RTR comes fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, metal gear servo, waterproof ESC, and 2450kV brushless motor. The slick looking body is pre-painted and pre-cut for extra convenience.
* 16mm big bore shocks
* 4wd with 3 gear diffs
* 7075 T6 aluminum shock towers and chassis
* Oversized A-arms
* Front and rear anti-roll bars
The part number for the Cobra GT-E is #600045 and you can get more information at This Link.
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Serpent Cobra GT-E Gallery
The crew over at Castle Creations have a new 1/8th scale waterproof esc and motor combo. The new speed controller is called the Sidewinder 8th and the combo comes with a 1515 2200kV brushless motor. The BEC on the Sidewinder 8th is fixed at 5.5 volts and the ESC has a maximum cell count of 6S LiPo.
The part number is 010-0139-00 and they should have a street price of just under $200. Hit up This Link for more information over on the Castle Creations website.
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A whole lot of people have been waiting for ARRMA to put out some 4 wheel drive vehicles, well here they are, the 8th scale Kraton Monster Truck and Typhon Buggy. These two vehicles represent the first in ARRMA’s Speed Class line-up, and should be gnarly beasts at your local bash spot. They are still a ways out, but this is what we know so far-
* Designed for 6S, in both electronics and battery trays
* Aluminum motor mount
* Hook and loop battery straps
* Front and rear roll bars
* Adjustable turnbuckles
* Sturdy aluminum servo horns
* RTR w/ ATX100 2.4GHz radio system
* ARRMA brushless powered w/ 180A ESC
* ADS-15 208oz/in metal-geared steering servo
Here are some specificatiosn for the KRATON-
* Length- 23.2″
* Width- 18.5″
* Height- 7.7″
* Wheelbase- 14.9″
* Weight- 8.8 lb
* 2250kV brushless motor
* Part number #ARAD81**
Specifications for the TYPHON-
* Length- 20″
* Width- 12″
* Height- 7.2″
* Wheelbase- 12.9″
* Weight- 6.6 lb
* 2300kV brushless motor
* Part number #ARAD80**
Right now the release date for both models is speculated to be Mid-Summer. To visit the official ARRMA website hit up This Link.
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THE Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Review
Just under a year ago we reviewed the Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Truggy. We found it to be much like its monster truck cousin, the MT4, a big beastly bash machine. For 2014 Thunder Tiger has released a new version of the ST4, they didn’t change much, just the transmitter, but today we’ll be taking another look at the ST4. Is it still one of the Kings of the Hill at the bash spot? Does it live up to the G3 tradition of toughness? If you show up with one will you pwn your buddies? Click the “Read More” to check out our review…
THE Durango DEX408v2 Buggy Review
Yes, Team Durango is world renowned for their uber racing machines, but can their high-end DEX408v2 electric buggy also make a good bash machine? Is it fast enough to own the local bash spot? How does it jump? Can it takes huge hits like a only a good bash machine can? Hit the “Read More” button to find out what we thought of the DEX408v2… Now with video!
8th scale truggies are some of the best vehicles you can have for bashing. Big power, big tires, and plenty of ground clearance instantly makes them a good basher. XRay has finally announced full information on their uber new XT9 Nitro Truggy. XRay is known for their high end equipment, if you are looking for a well designed truggy made from the best materials, the XT9 should be on your list. In fact, XRay uses the words “Rugged… Indestructible… Unbeatable…” and “Luxury Masterpiece” to describe the new XT9. Some of its features include-
* All new CNC machined Swiss 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* Updated side guards
* Improved weight distribution
* HUDY spring steel CVDs
* Rubber sealed gear diffs
* 150cc fuel tank
* Adjustable caster blocks
* Easy center diff access
* New I.S.S. aluminum suspension holders
* New double rear braces
The part number for the XRay XT9 is #350202 and you can get more information at THIS LINK.
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XRay XT9 Truggy Gallery
THE Team Durango 1/8th DEX408T 4WD Truggy Kit Review
8th scale truggies are known for their prowess as bash machines. They have big tires, big power, and can typically take quite a beating. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Team Durango DEX408T Truggy to find out if it makes a good bash machine, or if it is better left to the track. Click the “Read More” and lets find out…
Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Review
When I heard there was a new truck in the office based on the basher of the year truck, I jumped on it!
At first look, the Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 looks tough. It uses a popular style body in the industry right now. The laid back cab and embellished front fenders makes it look like it is moving while standing still. Knobby tires and a truggy wing add a hint of the race-ability. So does the ST4 G3 live up to our expectations? Keep reading to find out..
XRay has just announced their newly upgraded 8th scale nitro on-road car, the RX8 ’13.
The new RX8 boasts a bunch of improvements, most notably- a new clutch, low pro shock set-up, and a new fuel tank. All the changes are said to make the RX8 easier to drive, faster, and even more reliable.
Want to learn more about this beauty? Xray has a lot more details on every aspect of the new RX8 ’13 over at THIS LINK.
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XRay RX8 '13 Gallery
It’s spring, time to bust those nitro burners back out again and Associated has announced their new RC8.2 Race-Spec RTR buggy. It’s an 8th scale off-roader that should not only be great at the track, but also great fun at your local bash area.
There are a host of upgrades to the new 8.2 version, and it comes with all the features you are looking for in an 8th scale RTR buggy. The newest Associated comes standard with a 2.4 GHz radio system, a .21 pull start engine, big bore shocks, 3mm towers, and a tuned pipe. The part number is #80909, street price is $499, and they should be available next month.
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Associated RC8.2 RS Gallery
Want to go fast, like really fast? If so, an 8th scale on-road car should be on your list. They have a lot of top speed and are on rails in the corners.
The crew over at Mugen Seiki have just announced their latest 8th scale on-road car, the MRX5 WC-Spec edition. The WC-Spec edition comes with a bunch of upgrades to not only improve durability, but to also make it even more of an animal on the track. New chassis, rear arm mounts, front arms and bulkheads lead the list of changes.
The part number for the newest Mugen is #H2005 but we have not received pricing or release date information. Hit up THIS link to read more Mugen news right here on BigSquidRC.
Mugen MRX5 WC-Spec Gallery
We just got word that the Thunder Tiger eMTA 8th Scale Brushless Monster Truck is heading to the USA! Woo Hoo! We have had our fingers crossed about this one for a while. We posted a bunch of details HERE about it, then even a video of it in action HERE!
Looks like it’s going to run around $499. Stay tuned for more news on this truck when we get our hands on it!
Stock Numbers are:
TTRD8111 for Red
TTRD8112 for Yellow
TTRD8113 for Blue
Might want to start saving up for some 6S Lipos!
Thunder Tiger eMTA Gallery
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PROTOform has just announced their newest body, the PFL128 clear body for 8th scale nitro on-road cars. The PFL128 takes some of its styling cues from one of the new LMP2 full scale race cars and was designed with proper air management and body rigidity in mind. Some of the primary features and specifications for the PFL128 include-
* Made with Genuine .025 (lightest weight) Lexan®
* Fits all IFMAR/EFRA/ROAR body specs
* EFRA LEGAL #31531
* Revised molded-in stiffening contours
* Latest in aerodynamic features and contemporary LMP2 styling
* Length: 19.8″ (503mm)
* Width: 10.6″ (270mm)
* Wheel Base: 11.5″ (293mm)
* Part #1533-25 .025 (also available in Lite .030 and regular .040 weights)
The newest PROTOform should have a street price of right around $37 and you can click over to the official PROTOform Website for more information.
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