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THE Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4×4 Short Course Truck Review

Helion Dominus 10SCv2 Review

The original Helion Dominus was an affordable and solid bash machine. Recently the Helion crew announced its successor, the Dominus 10SCv2. The version 2 comes with a much more powerful Reaktor brushless system, along with many other changes. Is the 10SCv2 that much better than the original? How does it stack up against the very stiff competition in its class? And more importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…

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THE Carisma M40DT Desert Truck Brushless RTR Review

Carisma M40DT Desert Truck Review

Is there a hotter class than 4wd Short Course Truck right now? It seems that when we go bashing they are everywhere, and for good reason, they look good and can typically take a pretty hard beating. One of the newest trucks to enter the category is the Carisma M40DT Desert Truck. The M40DT comes with the brushless power and scale detailing that everyone is looking for now days, and it does it at a very affordable price point. After driving the truck for weeks (like escaped mental patients) what did we learn? Click the “Read More” to find out…

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Ofna SSe Electric Buggy
If you want to go really fast on dirt, brushless 8th scale buggies are the weapon of choice by many a basher. The guys over at Ofna have a new brushless 1/8th scale buggy hitting the market, the Hyper SSe. The SSe comes with a high performance brushless power system and has a deep battery tray with velcro straps that allow for a variety of battery pack configurations. The SSe also comes with a tough anodized aluminum chassis and big bore shocks to handle the roughest terrain at your local bash spot.

The part numbers for the SSe are #14360 for orange, #14361 for blue, and they have a street price of $459. To get more information simply Click This Link to visit the official Ofna website.

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Core RC Pace 60R Speed Control
Core RC has a new speed controller aimed at the 1S LiPO pan car crowd. The Pace 60R ESC can be run on sensored or sensorless motors and features multiple programming options.

* Zero timing Blinky mode
* 2S maximum cell count
* 6.5 turn motor limit
* Adjustable LVC
* Reverse can be locked out for racing
* Easy to set up

The part number for the Pace 60R is #CR199 and you can get more information at This Link over on Schumacher’s website.

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Helion 10SCv2 Unboxing Pictures
About a month ago, the crew over at Helion RC announced a successor to their popular 10SC short course truck, the 10SCv2. The version 2 truck has a bunch of differences from the original, with the biggest change being the addition of a Radient Reaktor brushless power system. Street price is $289, making it quite affordable for a brushless 4wd short course truck.

Below are a bunch of unboxing pictures of the 10SCv2 so you can see what it looks like when you open one up. The first thing we noticed when we got the truck out of the box was its bright graphics, then we saw its new plastic chassis. The chassis isn’t a traditional “lcg”, it actually sits a bit higher for better ground clearance. We also noticed a nifty clear plastic cover over the pinion/spur area that makes it easy to see the gears.

Our full review goes up next week, until then you can hit up This Link for more Helion news on BigSquidRC.

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Kyosho FAZER Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
Kyosho has a neat looking Ferrari FXX Evoluzione aimed at the bashing crowd. It comes completely built and ready to run, and even comes with waterproof electronics for the bashing crowd. A plastic tub chassis and solid camber rods keep things simple and durable, while a 2400kV Orion brushless motor makes sure it isn’t boring when you tag the throttle.

The part number for the Kyosho Ferrari is #30915B, it is priced at $305, and you can get more information by clicking This Link over on the Kyosho America website.

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Mugen MBX7T-ECOThere are a pair of new truggies from Mugen Seiki coming out this spring, the nitro powered MBX7T and the electric MBX7T ECO. As per the usual with Mugen, you can expect both versions to be high end race oriented machines, with specific upgrades and price points to be announced soon.

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THE Carisma Porsche 959 Rally Car Review

Carisma Porsche 959 Rally Review

The bash world has been abuzz since news broke that Carisma was hitting the states, and at the front of that buzz was one car in particular, the Porsche 959 Rally. We got our hands on one and have been driving it like we stole for a few weeks now. To boil it down- is the Carisma Porsche a solid bash machine that is worth your hard earned cash? Click the “Read More” to find out…

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Kyosho Psycho Kruiser MT
First shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, Kyosho has now released full information on their 8th Scale Psycho Kruiser Monster Truck. The Psycho Kruiser is based off Kyosho’s popular Inferno platform and utilizes a long alloy chassis and 3 gear differentials. Long travel shocks are used to soak up big jumps, and a 6S LiPo capable brushless system makes sure you never want for more power.

* 1500kV motor
* Top speeds of more than 80km/h
* 2.4GHz Syncro radio system
* Intended for expert level drivers

The part number for the Psycho is 30886B, it has a street price of $749, and you can find more information at This Link on the Kyosho USA website.

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AsiaTees Leopard Brushless Giveaway
Each month the crew over at AsiaTees.com does a product giveaway for their customers. This month AsiaTees is giving away a Leopard Brushless Combo. The combo consists of one motor, one ESC and one program card, all from Leopard Hobby. To find out what it takes to win simply hit up This Link over on the AsiaTees website.

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70 mph ARRMA Raider BLX Buggy
When we read that ARRMA RC was putting on a Beat The Speed Video Contest we decided to give our own ARRMA Raider BLX test buggy a go. We wanted to see if we could go fast enough to beat their speed.

The first thing we did was hand the Raider BLX to our resident high speed specialist, DWayne Buchannon from RC Custom Lab Workz. We only gave him two instructions- go faster than 67 mph and leave it as stock as possible.

The first thing DWayne did was add a wheelie bar. A stock Raider likes to wheelie when running big power, so DWayne grabbed a 12″ long piece of plate steel and attached a pivot wheel, creating a wheelie bar that would keep the buggy from flipping over. Next, DWayne had to trim some plastic in the battery box to make room for a slightly larger 3S LiPo battery pack. That was it for the custom mods.

DWayne didn’t have to change out many parts either, he only changed two. DWayne added a larger 19 tooth pinion and installed larger diameter rear tires. Everything else on the buggy was 100% bone stock, including the shocks, radio and power system.

Once the buggy was prepped, it was time to try and “Beat that Speed”. On the day we ran it was only 40 degrees outside which made it hard to find grip on the high powered ARRMA. We quickly learned to roll very softly into the throttle at lower speeds. Our first couple of passes were in the 60 mph range but we kept spinning out. We came back into the pits, recharged the battery pack, and changed tires to find a little more grip.

We found the buggy much easier to drive on the new tires and promptly busted out a solid 70 mph run, but we never got above 3/4 throttle, so we decided to run again for an even higher number. On the next pass we ended up losing traction and flying off the road, hitting a fire hydrant in the process and tearing off a wheel and the wheelie bar. Our day may have been over, but it had been successful. We had indeed “Beat The Speed”, and it didn’t take many mods from a bone stock Raider BLX to do so.

Check the video here:

70 MPH ARRMA Raider-

* 19 tooth pinion
* Traxxas 2.8″ Alias rear tires
* Custom wheelie bar
* Turnigy 3S 65C 5000mAh LiPo

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Basher Nitro Circus 4x4 Short Course Truck
The latest truck in the Basher Nitro Circus line-up is a 4×4 Short Course Truck. The 4wd SCT comes ARR, just needing radio gear and a battery to get going, and comes brushless powered with heavy duty metal driveshafts. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* 2080kV brushless motor
* Uses 3 sealed gear diffs
* 35 amp ESC with reverse
* Full bearing set
* Metal chassis
* Big bore shocks
* Height- 190mm
* Width- 310mm
* Length- 550mm
* Officially licensed by Nitro Cirus

The part number is #9249000806-0, it has a street price of $178, they are available right now, and you can get more information by hitting This Link over on the HobbyKing website.

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Carisma M40DT Unboxing

Carisma has finally landed here in the states and they are initially offering 6 different vehicles in their product line-up. One of those vehicles is a very affordable 4wd Brushless RTR called the M40DT. The M40DT is a desert style truck that comes in at a street price of $229. We are busy thrashing the truck right now for our review that goes up next week, but today you can view pictures of what it looks like to crack the box open.

While doing the unboxing pictures we noticed the Carisma is a very good looking truck. Part of the body is painted a flat “murdered out” black, while other parts are painted a glossy black. Throw in a bunch of light buckets, big bumpers, and other scale detailing, and you end up with a pretty trick looking truck.

If you are a consumer and are looking to purchase Carisma products, hit up This Link over at Falcon Hobby Supply. If you are dealer interested in picking up the Carisma line, hit up This Link to contact The Jeric Group.

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