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Futaba Electric Challenge

2015 Futaba Electric Challenge This Weekend

The Futaba Electric Challenge starts today at Leisure Hours Raceways in Joliet Illinois. This is the 5th annual running of the event, one that has become a favorite of racers in the Midwest. Nine different classes are offered, with racing taking place on the Leisure Hours outdoor track on Saturday, then switching to the indoor track on Sunday. Points are [...]

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Futaba Nitro Challenge 2015

2015 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Going on this weekend in St Louis Missouri is the 2015 Futaba Nitro Challenge. Myself and several members of the BigSquidRC Bash Crew made it down to the St Louis Dirtburners track on Friday to check things out and we had a blast. If you are in the area please consider dropping by to see some of the best racers [...]

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Futaba 4PX Software Update

Futaba Releases Software Update for the 4PX

New for you Futaba 4PX owners is the Version 1.2 software update. Some of the changes that come along with the new update include- * Position of the throttle trigger to start a timer is changed to 50%. * Repeating trim operation is temporally stopped when a value assigned the trim reach zero position. * The grip vibrator is activated at not only [...]

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Futaba Metal Double Transmitter Case

Futaba Metal Double Transmitter Case

Keep those expensive radios of yours protected with the new Double Transmitter Case from Futaba. The double case surrounds your favorite two transmitters in foam padding and a divider is used down the middle. In addition, the case is large enough to offer storage for battery chargers, batteries, and tools (17.6”L x 7.9”W x 9.6”H). The case has a street price [...]

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Futaba 4PX Metal Case

Futaba Metal Carry Case for the 4PX

Give that new Futaba 4PX of yours the protection it deserves with the new Metal Carry Case from Futaba. On the outside it has a high-tech carbon fiber finish, while on the insides the foam is perfectly cut for the 4PX along with room for spare receivers, servos, and other items. The case is street priced at $109, it has [...]

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Futaba 4GRS Review

Futaba 4GRS 4-Channel T-FHSS Radio Review

Twin stick radios are so old school that nobody uses them anymore, right??? That absolutely isn’t the case, in fact they are making a bit of a comeback thanks to the crawling/trailing and boat crowds. When Futaba announced the twin stick 4GRS it was actually a pretty big deal, it isn’t often when a new surface twin sticker hits the [...]

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PowerStar Handle Futaba 4PX

PowerStar Carbon Fiber Carry Handle for the Futaba 4PX

Add some bling to your Futaba 4PX with a new Carbon Fiber Carry Handle from PowerStar. No, the handle won’t make you any faster on the track, but it can make your transmitter easier to pack around while giving it a custom look. The part number for the handle is #PS023 and you can Hit This Link to visit its official [...]

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Futaba 4GRS Unboxing

Futaba 4GRS Unboxing

Believe it or not, not everyone drives with a pistol style radio, that’s why a lot of people were stoked when Futaba announced the new twin stick 4GRS surface radio. The 4GRS has many of the features of its pistol gripped cousin the 4PLS- telemetry, multi-model memory, and dozens of others, while sporting a similar price point of $279. With [...]

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Fat Cubby 2

THE Cub Report, 01.26.2014, Version- $100 Dollar Bill Y…

Have ya done your taxes yet? Ok, if you are as lazy as I am then you have not, but at some point in the near future you will. So what ya gonna do with all that fat cash? Here is my list of the best rc related ways you spend your 2015 tax refund (not that I will be [...]

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2015 Hobbico eFest Booth

E-Fest 2015 Event Coverage – Hobbico Booth

Over the weekend the BigSquidRC Bash Crew spent some time in Champaign Illinois to check out E-Fest 2015. E-Fest is a huge indoor flying event that is put on each year by one of the hobby’s largest companies, Hobbico. In case you did not know, Hobbico is the company that brings us surface rc’ers brands like Axial, Duratrax, Team Durango, [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, 01.22.2015, Version- Ask A Simple Question, …

“ProTek R/C 170T Chad Bradley Team Edition Hey Guys, I was wondering if you or any of the guys at Big Squid RC have any experience with the ProTek R/C 170T “Chad Bradley Team Edition Servo? Regards, Patrick” Cubby- Hola there Pat, congrats on hit’n the big time, shoot us your snail mail for your BSRC sticker pack. Sorry homeskillet, we have not reviewed that particular [...]

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Futaba T4GRS T-FHSS Transmitter

Futaba T4GRS T-FHSS Transmitter

The latest high-end surface stick radio from Futaba, the T4GRS, has been teased since May but looks to finally be on its way to the market. Some of the highlights of the T4GRS include telemetry, ball bearings on the sticks, and a backlit 128×64 LCD screen is used to make it easy to read. The 4 channel Futaba T4GRS has [...]

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Futaba 4PX Video

Video – Highlights of the Futaba 4PX

On Christmas morning some people might dream of finding a puppy, or a football, or in the case of Cubby, a new Ferrari under their tree. However, for the hardcore rc hobbyist, they dream of high-end rc gear, and it doesn’t get much more high-end than the Futaba 4PX transmitter. Watch the video below to see some highlights and features [...]

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Futaba BLS571SV Servo Review

Product Spotlight – Futaba BLS571SV Brushless Servo

It 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 [...]

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ARRMA Kraton Electronics Upgrade

How To Upgrade the Electronics in the ARRMA Kraton

Hi, my name is Iron Mike and I like long walks on the beach and destroying rc cars. You might know me as a part of the BSRC Bash Crew or perhaps from the Prop Wash boat column that I’ve been slacking on (for months now). A few weeks ago Cubby comes over to my house and drops a brand [...]

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