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THE Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR Review from Horizon Hobby

Losi XXX-SCB Brushless Review

Back in 2011 Losi introduced the first RTR XXX-SCB. It looked like nothing else on the market and was a solid RTR. Now Losi has added brushless power and their AVC Stabilty Control. Is the new XXX-SCB a good basher? Does it have enough power to keep your interest? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” to see what we found out during our testing of the brushless XXX-SCB…

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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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Futaba BLS571SV Servo ReviewIt has been a decade since brushless motors took over our rc cars and trucks. Now, brushless is taking over even further, they are being used in servos. When used in a servo they are said to be smoother, more efficient, and more powerful than other styles of motors.

Futaba sent us one of their brushless powered BLS571SV servos for review a couple of months ago. Since then we’ve been driving it like we stole it. What have we found out?

* The BLS571SV is a “low-profile” size servo. That particular form factor comes in handy for tight installs like touring car, 12th scale pan cars, and in 10th scale buggies. We installed out test unit in a Durango DEX210V2. It was a perfect fit, very easy to install, and left our chassis with plenty of spare room for other electronics.

* The 571 is loaded with features. It has Futaba’s S.Bus2 programming capability (which we did not play with), it can handle high voltage (up to 8.4 volts), and of course is powered by a brushless motor. Its specifications at 6 volts are- .10 sec/60° for speed and 130.6 oz/in for torque. The 571 uses a 25 tooth horn and is street priced at $159.

* We had a half dozen seasoned hobbyists get in some wheel time with the Futaba then asked them their thoughts. To a man, every tester felt that the 571 was one of the smoothest servos they had ever driven. There simply was no lurching, no shaking, and no skipping around, just buttery smooth movement. And it didn’t matter if it was a small degree of input, or a full sweep, each and every movement with the Futaba was among the smoothest we’ve ever tested.

* In an age where a “digital” servo can be louder than the running gear on a car, the Futaba was refreshingly quiet.

* The 571 had more than ample torque for our Durango buggy. Regardless of speed or conditions, the Futaba held the front wheels exactly where we had them pointed.

* We didn’t use a servo saver on our test buggy and the Futaba lived without issue. No, we didn’t endlessly plow into the pipes in an attempt to blow it out, but we had more than our fair share of hard pipe slaps with no ill effects to the servo.

The Futaba BLS571SV is a high-end servo that definitely gave top shelf performance, everyone that drove the 571 immediately fell in love with how smooth and accurate it was. We can very highly recommend it to you, for more information on other brushless servos in the Futaba line-up simply Click Here.

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Unboxing Losi 8ight-e rtrThere is one style of vehicle that can be a great bashing machine one day, then can bust out nuclear fast laps at the local outdoor track the next, an 8th scale buggy. The latest RTR 8th scale buggy to hit the bashing market is the 8IGHT-E with AVC from Losi.

As we unboxed our 8IGHT-E RTR we took a bunch of pictures to show everyone at home what it looks like when you crack the box open. You’ll notice from the pictures that the 8IGHT-E comes RTR, but does need to have its rear wing put on. This is very simple to do, requiring just two body clips. You’ll also notice that it does come with AA batteries for the transmitter, but it doesn’t come with a battery pack for the buggy. If you don’t already have a 3 or 4S LiPO sitting around, you’ll need to pick one up before you hit the local bash spot.

Our full review of the 8IGHT-E RTR goes up about a week from now, if you are looking for more details Click Right Here to visit the official Losi website.

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Losi XXX-SCB Brushless Buggy UnboxingThe Losi XXX-SCB has been a favorite among the bashing crowd for years, it has a cool scale look and its legendary XXX geometry makes it a great handling machine. Now there is a new version, a XXX-SCB that comes standard with a Dynamite brushless power system and AVC stability control.

Have a look at the two galleries below to see what it looks like when you open the box on a new brushless XXX-SCB. As you can see, it comes RTR with everything you need right in the box. A 2S LiPO battery, a charger, and even AA transmitter batteries come standard.

Our full review will be finished up in the next couple of weeks. The brushless SCB has a street price of $349 and you get more details over on the official Losi Website. Want to see more unboxings? Click Here to see more right here on BigSquidRC.

Pro Boat Blackjack Catamaran Brushless V3Our friends over at Pro Boat have announced a Version 3 of the Blackjack 29″ Catamaran. This version has a new fiberglass hull for better durability and a new 6 pole 2000kV brushless motor for even more power. A huge 120 amp ESC now comes with a big EC5 connector, while a Spektrum DX2E with DSMR takes care of business on the radio end when you are flying across the water at speeds up to 45 mph.

The part number is #PRB08011, the street price is $429, and they should be available now. Click Here to get more details over on the official Pro Boat website.

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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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Losi XXX-SCT Brushless RTRFor all you power hungry bashers out there Losi has announced a brushless version of their popular XXX-SCT short course truck. The truck not only features a powerful 3300kV brushless motor, but also comes with their AVC stability system to make sure you can put all that power to the ground. A Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system is used for glitch free performance and all the electronics are waterproof to make sure the fun doesn’t end when the going gets wet.

* Includes 7.4v 3000mAh hard case LiPo battery and charger
* Highly detailed body with realistic bumpers
* 45 amp ESC
* High torque digital servo

The brushless XXX-SCT has a street price of $349 and a part number of #LOS03002. Click Right Here for more details over on Losi’s official website.

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HPI Waterproof Bullet ST FluxWe posted a few days ago about the HPI Bullet MT getting a waterproof upgrade, now the Bullet ST has received the same treatment. With the newly updated HPI Bullet ST you can splash those mud holes without worrying about frying electronics. The Bullet ST received a new waterproof receiver, waterproof servos, and a waterproof battery box to make sure your bashing doesn’t end if the going gets wet.

The part number is #107008, they are street priced at $349, and they are available right now. Click Right Here to get full details over on the official HPI website.

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Team C Rally CarRally cars have always been a great way of having fun on-road while still having enough suspension to do some lightweight off-road bashing. The latest rally car to hit the market comes from Team C. They have announced a new 8th Scale Brushless Rally Car for your bashing enjoyment. Some of its features include-

* 2.4 GHz radio gear
* 2300kV brushless motor
* 120 amp ESC
* 17mm wheel hexes
* Big bore 16mm shocks

The part number is #GR8LE-RA and you can get more details over on the official Team C Website.

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THE VRX Racing XR4 Rally Car Review

VRX Racing XR4 Review

Who is VRX Racing? They are an Asian company that makes affordable basher type vehicles, that’s who. They were recently picked up here in the states by IMEX RC so we received an XR4 Brushless RTR Rally Car for testing. Is a VRX worth considering? Could it stand up to the BSRC Bash Crew? Did we turn it into a pile of rubble? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…

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Kyosho FO-XX VideoThere is no better way to kick off a week than with a good bash video. The folks over at Kyosho have worked up a new video showing off the bashing capability of their new FO-XX nitro and brushless trucks. It sports some heavy metal music and plenty of heavy metal bashing, check it out below.

The nitro FO-XX is priced at $489 while the brushless version weighs in at $519. Get more details on them over on the official Kyosho America website.

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THE Tower Hobbies Cutback SCT Review

Tower Hobbies Cutback Review

The Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Football Team”, just like Tower Hobbies could be considered “America’s Hobby Shop”. While Tower is certainly known more for being a mail order Goliath than being a truck manufacturer, they do have a new 4wd Short Course Truck on the market called the Cutback. How does it handle? Is it fast? Can you slam it around without breaking it? Hit that “Read More” button to find out…

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