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Kyosho Scorpion re-release
Remember the original Kyosho Scorpion Buggy from way back in 1982? It featured cutting edge technology for the day including oil filled shocks and an aluminum ladder chassis. That may have been 32 years ago, but with classic rc vehicles becoming more popular, Kyosho is teasing that they will be re-releasing the historic Scorpion buggy. Kyosho is supposed to be releasing full information about a month from now at the Shizuoka hobby show, until then you can hit up This Link to visit the official Kyosho America website.

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Serpent Cobra 2.1 Buggy
The latest and greatest from Serpent is their 8th scale Cobra Buggy 2.1 kit. The 2.1 uses modest updates to make it better than ever down at your local track or bash spot. The changes on the 2.1 model include-

* 4mm longer chassis
* Longer aluminum rear brace
* Longer rear center shaft
* Hard coated shock caps
* Aluminum 14 degree caster blocks

The part number for the 2.1 buggy is #600014 and you can get more information by heading over to the Serpent Website.

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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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Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Conversion Kit

We recently got the chance to check out the new Buggy Conversion Kit from Pro-Line. This kit makes it easy to change your PL PRO-2 short course truck into a scale looking off-road buggy. Here is what we found out…

From - Pro-Line Racing
Direct Link - PL Buggy Conversion Kit

Details - Part number 6254-00, street price $76. Fits PL PRO-2 SCT, and Traxxas 2wd Slash when equipped with PL LCG chassis, performance tranny, and ProTrac rear tower.

Set-Up Notes - We converted over Cubby’s PRO-2 SCT that was equipped with an Xpert servo, Castle brushless system, Futaba 4PK Super R radio system, and PL Badlands tires on Split Six wheels. Mike over at Blaze RC threw a wicked paint job on the body for us, and we used a 3S Dynamite LiPo for power.

Build Notes - The Pro-Line conversion kit went together without a hitch. The instruction manual was well done and easy to follow, and all the parts went together without issue. Installing the conversion kit didn’t take that long, roughly 2 hours of wrenching at a leisurely pace.

Upsides - There are two major upsides to the Pro-Line buggy conversion kit, the scale looks, and how the buggy jumps. With scale appearance being of the utmost importance now days, Pro-Line did a great job with the body and roll cage. The plastic netting on the roll cage looks good and doesn’t get ripped out like rubber netting would. Also, the roll cage is keyed into the chassis to help make it stiffer, this also helps keep the chassis from getting bent on big hits. On the jumping side of things, there is no parachute effect on the buggy like you would normally experience with a short course truck. You could hit jumps on a windy day with the buggy conversion and never have to worry about it flipping over backwards, this is a big plus in our book.

Downsides - While we didn’t break any parts during our review, the buggy uses much smaller bumpers and does not use long/flexible body posts like on the truck version of the PRO-2. The bigger bumpers & body mounts on the truck help offer more protection during extreme bashing than the units on the buggy.

The Final Scoop - We found the Pro-Line buggy conversion kit to be a great product. It was easy to install, gave our PRO-2 a cool new look, and it took a beating without breaking. The buggy conversion also helped our PRO-2 jump a lot better on the big outdoor tracks that we frequent. The Pro-Line conversion kit rocks and we can highly recommend it to you.

A-Main Speedway Spring Fling 2014Save the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd for A-Main Speedway’s 2nd annual Spring Fling in Pueblo, CO with a special event sponsored by us here at the Big Squid RC. You can get your fill of off-road racing with classes for pretty much every type of off-road rc vehicle in existence. 1/8th scale buggy, truggy, monster truck, electric, nitro, 2 and 4wd short course, a sportsman class for the newbs, and more.

Qualifying takes place on Saturday, the racing commences on Sunday. After the racing is done, it’ll be time to bust out some hang time in the Big Squid RC Big Air event thingy.

A Main Speedway is my local hobby shop and I will be there shooting a lot of pics. If you’re nearby come on down, find me and say “The crow kaws at the dawn of the first full moon.” That’ll be our secret code for “Give me free stickers or something*.”

You can sign up for this event at the RC Signups website and you can get more info by looking at that flyer up there or by hitting up the A-Main Speedway Facebook page and clicking over to the Events Section.

There’ll be door prizes, t-shirts, and more for competitors, plus lots of fun.

*  Something may include, but is not limited to, a passionate embrace.

Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Conversion Kit
After months of teasing, Pro-Line has released full information on their new PRO-2 Buggy Conversion Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to convert your Pro-Line PRO-2 to a buggy, and it can be converted right back to a truck when needed.

Modeled after a Class 1 Desert Buggy, the supplied body and roll cage are loaded with scale detailing for a sharp look. Plastic window nets add to the scale appearance, but won’t pull out like rubber netting. Pro-Line light buckets can easily be added, as can a wing if you plan racing or just like that type of look. Also, the narrow buggy body is sure to suffer from a whole lot less parachute than a typical short course truck, making it easier to jump on windy days.

The part number for the conversion kit is #6254-00, the street price is $78, and you can get more information by simply clicking This Link.

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2014 Hobby Pro PRS1 Buggy
For 2014 the Hobby Pro PRS1 2wd buggy has gotten some updates and improvements. The PRS1 still comes with mid and rear motor capabilities, but boasts upgrades like new carbon fiber shock towers and US spec springs. Some of the other updates include-

* Worlds Edition shock pistons
* Larger spring cups to fit 12mm springs
* Gold shock shafts
* 25 degree kickup & new top plate

The 2014 Hobby Pro PRS1 has a street price of $289, is scheduled for a late March release date, and is available from Hobby Pro USA and their dealers.

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proline_PRO-2_buggy We have one other sneak peak before from Nuremberg, but we finally have an official shot from Pro-Line just to confirm that the rumored Pro-Line Pro-2 Buggy is coming soon!

We don’t have a part number yet, or a price, but when we do, we will let you know. Make sure to hit the official Pro-Line Website for future info.

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THE Losi 1/5th Desert Buggy XL Review

Losi Desert Buggy XL Review

5th scale was once only popular overseas, but now, thanks to companies like Losi and HPI, it has blown up here in the states. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at Losi’s latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. Powered by a 23cc gas engine and using 4wd for better traction, the big Losi should be a great bash machine, but is it? Hit the “Read More” button to read what we found out about the DBXL…

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Durango DEX210v2
Team Durango has released full information and pictures on their new DEX210v2 buggy kit. The DEX210v2 is a 10th scale 2wd that can be run in either rear motor or mid motor configuration. Some of the updates included with the version 2 are-

* Straight front a-arms
* New rear arms
* 8mm longer hard anodized aluminum chassis
* Higher downforce V2 body
* Updated driveshafts
* New tranny case and ball stud mounts
* Aluminum rear arm mount
* New rear tower
* 2mm hex bullstuds

The part number is #TD102028 and it has a street price of $279. DEX210v2s should start hitting hobby shops in mid March and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Team Durango website.

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THE Team Durango DEX410v4 Buggy Review

Durango DEX410v4 Review

10th scale 4wd buggies have a well earned reputation for being nuclear missiles. All around the globe you’ll find them tearing up tracks, and flat out hauling at local bash spots. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Team Durango DEX410v4. The version 4 is the latest and greatest from Durango, with multiple upgrades over previous verions. Is it fast? Can you bash with it? Will it run circles around your buddies at the local bash spot? Click the “Read More” to find out…

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HPI Cue 1/32 Micro Buggy
One of the “big” surprises that HPI Racing showed at the Toy Fair in Germany was their new 1/32 Cue Micro Buggy. The Cue looks somewhat similar to their 5th scale Baja buggy, just in a much, much smaller size. The HPI Cue is small enough to be driven just about anywhere and comes with features like EVA tires and linear steering. More information is coming soon and we are told HPI is shooting for a mid Summer release date.

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Tamiya TRF503 4wd Buggy
Tamiya has announced an updated version of their TRF511 buggy called the TRF503. The 503 is a high-end 1/10th scale 4wd buggy loaded with carbon fiber and is designed to run with the best of the best.

* 4 wheel belt drive
* Sealed oil filled gear diffs
* Bell-crank steering
* Big Bore oil-filled aluminum shocks
* Includes clear Polycarbonate body
* 7.5mm longer carbon fiber chassis
* Includes shielded ball bearings
* Motor has been moved 10.5mm forward and 5mm towards the centerline
* New single-piece aluminum center pulley
* Lightweight aluminum upper and lower bulkheads
* Aluminum suspension plate is now angled at 14 degrees
* Shock mounting positions have been raised 2mm in the front
* Universal shafts are secured with ring connectors

The part number for the TRF503 is #42275 and it carries a pretty incredible MSRP of $1205. The street price is expected to be in the $800 range and you can get more information over on the official TRF503 Tamiya page.

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