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2016 HobbyTown USA National Convention

2016 HobbyTown USA Convention Wrap Up

You know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”. If that saying is true, this 2016 HobbyTown Convention wrap up should be good for nearly 40,000. Check out the pictures below to take in the various sights from the convention. You’ll find pictures of the Kyosho, Tamiya, Venom, Castle, A Main, and Imex booths. You’ll also see pictures [...]

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Firelands Group – Hobbytown USA Convention 2016

This week the BigSquidRC Bash Crew loaded up and headed towards Lincoln Nebraska for the annual HobbyTown USA National Convention. The convention is held at the Embassy Suits hotel in downtown Lincoln, a city that is also home to HobbyTown USA’s national headquarters. We are extremely honored that the HobbyTown USA folks invite us out every year so that we [...]

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Ares X Bolt 250 Quad Racer

Ares X:Bolt 250 Quad Racer

New from Ares is the feature packed X:Bolt 250 Race Quad. As you can see by the pictures, it uses a very trick carbon fiber frame that was designed for lots of speed. For electronics, the X:Bolt comes with high performance 2250kV brushless motors, 18 amp ESCs, a 32 bit controller, a 600tvl camera with a 100° field-of-view, and a [...]

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Ares Shadow 240 Drone

Ares Shadow 240 Drone

New from Ares is the Shadow 240 mini drone quadcopter. Designed for both noobies and experts, the 240 uses an advanced 6-axis stabilization system for stability and agility. Two different control rates help progress a noob’s flying skills and an optional WiFi FPV camera can add a whole new perspective to flying the 240. * Auto flip mode * Can be flown [...]

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Ares Z-Line V-Hawk X4

Incredible New Ares Z-Line V-Hawk X4

Are you looking for a unique flying experience? Are you burnt out on the drone scene and want to try something new? If so, look no further than the new Ares V-Hawk X4. You see, the V-Hawk can take off vertically, then you can flip a switch to transition to forward flight like a normal airplane. The way the V-Hawk [...]

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Ares Crossfire Racing Quad

Ares Crossfire 250 FPV Racing Quadcopter

The FPV racing scene is exploding right now with new entries popping up left and right. The latest comes from Ares with their Crossfire Racing Quad. The Crossfire is a 250 class quad that was designed from the ground up for incredible performance. The Crossfire comes fully assembled to help make it a great starter quad for FPV racing. It also [...]

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Ares RC Spidex 3D Quadcopter Drone

Ares RC Spidex 3D Drone

Want to try your hand at 3D drone flying? If so, Ares RC has a new quad that makes it easy, the Spidex 3D. Just hit a button and the Spidex 3D is flying upside down, then its innovative software takes over and makes it easy to keep on flying upside down. * 3 different flying rates * 6-axis control * Easy to [...]

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Firelands Group Booth - HobbyTown USA National Convention '1…

For the last two days the BigSquidRC Bash Crew has been roaming the halls at the 2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. One of the most important booths at the event was from the Firelands Group. You see, Firelands has multiple different lines ranging from surface to air products, all of which are exclusively available from your local [...]

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Ares SpectreX

Unboxing the Ares SpectreX and FPV Kit!

I always love seeing packages on my desk, and this one came from the folks over at Ares RC, the SpectreX Quadcopter and FPV Upgrade kit. This little orange bugger is the next review I’m working on, and before I started chasing Brian and Cubby around the office, I took a few unboxing photos. See them below and keep your eye out for the [...]

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Raging Rotors: At the Buzzer!

As of today, it is 7 days until Christmas Eve. Stores are full of people, and shelves are getting empty of all the great buys for this season. Never fear, for I have the Raging Rotors Holiday Gift Guide full of great buys for your favorite pilot! Dromida Kodo: For the new multirotor pilot, I’m a fan of the Dromida Kodo. Including all [...]

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Ares Ethos Unboxing

Unboxing: Ares Advantage Ethos HD and FPV from Firelands Gro…

Two more players enter the field of the quadcopter market: the Ares Advantage Series Ethos FPV and Ethos HD from the Firelands Group. Both of these quadcopters are identical aircraft wise, but the camera setups are different. The Ethos FPV comes with a full First-Person View setup including viewscreen and transmitter/receiver system. The Ethos HD has no FPV capabilities but carries an 1080p video camera to [...]

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Ethos PQ Quadcopter

We got our first look at the Ethos PQ Quadcopter at the Hobbytown Convention a few weeks ago, but now we have the official info. This micro (or pico) quadcopter will feature two types of flying offering a very stable flight, or super agile flight. It has a built in automatic flip by using a button on the controller, [...]

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Raging Rotors: Defying Gravity, or Lessons I Learned Flying …

Last week I made a giant step forward: I got myself an RC airplane. Thanks to Ares, their newer P-51 Mustang balances size and power for a nice package for an intermediate flyer. The big question remains: Am I an intermediate pilot? Find out and a few points I learned after the jump…

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Raging Rotors: Teach Me How to Dronie

Selfies are out, people! Trending hotter than the sun, thanks to a Drone-taken picture of Captain Picard himself, Dronies are all the new photography rage on the web. Making a Dronie in 10 Easy Steps: 1.) Grab your quadcopter. May I suggest a Ares QX130, Blade 180QX HD, or LaTrax Alias for those without 350QX or DJI Phantoms You can take your own Dronie like mine above by Reading [...]

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The Raging Rotors Father’s Day Aircraft Buyer’s Guide!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to put a smile on their face than getting them that RC flying machine he’s been looking for. Better yet, get him a ‘drone’ and he’ll be part of the hottest RC craze this year. Either way, I thought that a nice list of fun flying gifts for the [...]

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