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Helion Contakt 12TR

Helion RC Contakt 12TR

The folks over at Helion RC have announced an affordable new basher called the Contakt 12TR. The Contakt is a 12th scale 2wd truck that comes pre-built as an RTR. A LiPo battery comes standard, as does a battery charger, LiPo charging bag, and 2.4GHz radio system. A 390 sized brushed motor supplies the power, while waterproof electronics mean that [...]

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Helion Verdikt 112 SC Review

Helion Verdikt 12SC Review

Everybody is looking for an affordable basher that can take a beating without falling to pieces. Helion RC’s latest basher to hit market is the Verdikt 12SC. The Verdikt is a 12th scale 2wd short course truck that promises lots of fun for a small amount of cash. Did they hit the mark? Can it take a hard hit without [...]

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Helion Verdikt Unboxing

Helion Verdikt 12SC Unboxing

When we got the announcement on the new Helion Verdikt 12SC everyone in the office was curious as to how big it was. It is shown as a 1/12th scale, which normally is too small for our style of “serious” bashing. However, once we cracked the box open we found that it is a decent size and should be good [...]

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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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Firelands Group Hobbytown USA

Firelands Group at the 2014 HobbyTown USA Convention

Firelands Group, which is primarily sold at HobbyTown USA stores, brought their “A game” this year showing a bunch of new products at the convention. Helion RC is Fireland’s surface line-up and they unveiled two new products at the show. The Impakt 12B is a new 1/12 scale buggy designed to be bash worthy, affordable, and fun. While being listed as [...]

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Helion 10SCv2 Unboxing Pictures

Unboxing - Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4x4 Short Course Truck…

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 [...]

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Helion Volition Video

The video is now up of the Helion Volition SCT to go along with the Volition Review we recently posted. We bashed in snow, on a carpet indoor track, and all sorts of other crazy condition. Don’t forget to watch it in HD. Enjoy.Uh oh.. it’s Friday, that means I need a Mystery Link

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Ares Ethos QZ 130

Ares Ethos QX 130 Quadcopter

There are quadcopters, then there are quads with loads of options. The Ares Ethos QX 130 just might be kind of the hill for cool add on accessories. The QX 130 is a bit larger than the micro quads you are used to seeing. It has a length (including rotor blades) of 12.2″. The QX 130 comes completely RTF, ready to [...]

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Helion Volition

Helion Volition 1/10th 2wd RTR Short Course Truck

The latest release from Helion is the Volition short course truck. The Volition is a brushed 2wd ready for a beginner or a day of fun at the local bash spot. To save you time the Volition comes RTR, it’s ready to drive right out of the box. Some of its other features and specifications include- * 12 turn 550 size [...]

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Unboxing the Helion Criterion 2WD Buggy

We recently received the new 1/10th scale 2WD buggy from Helion called the Criterion. We have already been banging on it for the review, as well as checking out the speeds under the radar gun since they have been claiming it’s one of the fastest RTR buggys on the market. For now, enjoy the unboxing photos. #gallery-40 { margin: auto; } #gallery-40 .gallery-item { float: [...]

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Helion Criterion RTR Buggy

Helion Criterion 1/10th Scale 2wd RTR Buggy

The 2wd buggy class has seen quite a resurgence in the last couple of years. The latest 2wd buggy to hit the scene comes from Helion with their Criterion RTR. The Criterion should make a great bash machine with its low price, waterproofing, and sturdy design. Some of the features and specifications of the Criterion include- * 12 turn brushed motor * [...]

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Helion Criterion

Firelands Group, Helion, Ares Booth - Hobbytown USA Con…

We have finally made it back home and can start posting everything we saw at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. Firelands Group is sold exclusively at HobbyTown USA. Their Helion Invictus has been a big hit with bashers this summer, and the Helion product line just keeps getting bigger. Helion premiered their new Criterion 10th scale 2wd buggy [...]

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IFT™ Evolve 300 CX Crash Avoidance Helicopter

IFT Evolve 300 CX Helicopter with Collision Avoidance T…

The crew over at Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT) have just introduced their new helicopter, the Evolve 300 CX. What makes the 300 CX so cool is its Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT), meaning it uses ultrasonic sensors to keep from smashing into walls, furniture, or basically any other large object. If you are flying full speed towards a wall it will [...]

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THE Cub Report, 01.14.2013, Version- Akrapovic Apocalyp…

Hey guys, happy Monday, and welcome to yet another funk-a-licious edition of THE Cub Report. Put your head down, charge forward, and before you know it we’ll be sitting at the weekend. That wacky carnival also known as the AMA Supercross series went through Phoenix on Saturday night. Dungey couldn’t beat Jimmy Albertson in the LCQ, Bubba smoked the qual [...]

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THE Cub Report- 12.31.2012, Version- The Year That Was …

Being the last day of the year it’s only fitting that I write up my annual year in review. I not only looked back over the last 94 pages of posts here on BigSquidRC, but also called some of my industry homies to “boil down” how the year 2012 will go down in the rc history books. Lets dive in [...]

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