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2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Event Coverage – 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Like most bashers, even the BigSquidRC crew dabbles in racing from time to time. Over the weekend, one of the biggest nitro races in the Midwest took place, the 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge. The Futaba Nitro Challenge was held at one of the best outdoor tracks in the country, St Louis Dirtburners, and had right around 250 entries. Racers from [...]

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Futaba 3PV Review

Futaba 3PV Radio System Review

Want to know the fastest way to figure out who the noob is at the local bash spot? Look for the guy holding a stock RTR radio. Serious hobbyists know that to get the most out of their vehicles, a RTR simply will not cut it. That is the reason that radios like the Futaba 3PV exist. The 3PV was [...]

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Futaba SBS-01C Current Sensor

Futaba SBS-01C Current Sensor

New from Futaba is the SBS-01C Current Sensor. This can be used along with your telemetry capable Futaba radio to collect real time motor current, battery voltage and capacity used. The sensor is compatible with radios like the 4PX, 4PX-R, 18MZ WC, 18MZ, and 18SZ. The sensor starts shipping next month with a street price of $69. Get more details [...]

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Futaba GYC440 Surface Stability Control Gyro System

Futaba GYC440 Surface Stability Control Gyro System

Looking for a high-end gyro for that drift car of yours? Want to add stability control to your monster truck? If so, look no further than the GYC440 Surface Stability Control Gyro System from Futaba. The GY440 is a single axis gyro that was designed to be easy to set up with all the features you demand. The GYC440 is expected [...]

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2016 Futaba O.S. Nitro Challenge

Coming In August, Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge

BigSquidRC is all about bashing, you very rarely see us promoting an actual “race” style event. However, the BSRC Bash Crew has attended the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge since its inception. It is a HUGE 1/8th scale nitro race that attracts some of the best racers in the world. Plus, it is held at a track that we test at on [...]

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Futaba 4PV Transmitter

Teaser – Futaba 4PV Transmitter

Being teased now by Futaba is the 4PV radio system. While very few details have been released, the 2.4GHZ/T-FHSS 4PV will have features like telemetry, an optional drop down wheel, LCD display, and 4 channel output. The 4PV will be available with either a R314SB-E or R314SB-Ex2 receiver and should be a great option for consumers looking for a high-end [...]

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Futaba martin truex jr

Martin Truex Jr. Joins Team Futaba

Recently announced by the good folks over at Hobbico was the addition of full scale race car driver Martin Truex Jr. to their Futaba race team. Truex is best known as a two time Xfinity Series champion and we really look forward to seeing him help the hobby via his collaboration with Futaba. Read below for the full press release- “Champaign, [...]

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Futaba 3PV

Futaba 3PV Coming To The States Next Month

As we first reported Here, Futaba has a new bashing oriented transmitter called the 3PV and it is hitting the states next month. Nobody likes walking around like a noob with a RTR transmitter, the 3PV is a great step up from stock without destroying your wallet. So what’s the scoop on the 3PV? America will be getting two different versions, [...]

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Futaba 18MZ W/C

Futaba 18MZ W/C Air Transmitter

New from the great minds at Futaba is the 18MZ W/C air transmitter. The W/C (World Championship) edition of the 18MZ comes with a number of impressive upgrades and will be available in an aircraft or a helicopter version. * Bling-bling black chrome finish * Updated software for use with Futaba’s latest telemetry sensors * Works with telemetry functions like rpm, temp, voltage, [...]

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Futaba 4PXR Transmitter Radio

Shipping Soon – Futaba 4PXR Limited Edition

The good folks over at Tower Hobbies now have the new Futaba 4PXR Limited Edition listed for pre-order with an anticipated ship date of mid April. That is huge news for Futaba fans as many have been waiting for the chance to get their hands on the 4PXR. Not only does it have the uber new chrome type finish, but [...]

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Castle Telemetry Link

Castle Creations Telemetry Link for Futaba and Spektrum Radi…

Wouldn’t it be cool if you would read the telemetry from your Castle Creations ESC on the screen of your Futaba or Spektrum transmitter? Sure it would! Castle has just announced their Telemetry Link that allows you to do just that. The Castle Telemetry Link works on select surface and air transmitters, and on select Castle ESCs. Once installed, the Telemetry [...]

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Futaba T3PV

Futaba T3PV 2.4GHz Transmitter

Now being teased by Futaba is the T3PV transmitter. Designed to give consumers a great cost to benefit ratio, the T3PV comes with a large LCD display and many of the features that drivers are looking for in a mid-priced radio. The T3PV comes with features like telemetry, dual rate adjustment, mixer, ABS, and channel assignment. Sporting 3 channels, the [...]

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Futaba S9372SV Servo

Futaba S9372SV Servo

A good high-end servo makes a world of difference while driving. The latest to be announced by Futaba is the S9372SV. The 9372 has a lot going for it like a blazing speed of 0.06 Sec/60 Degrees (7.4 v) and it also has loads of torque, rated at 24.6 kg・cm (also at 7.4). It has features Futaba’s S.Bus2 technology and [...]

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Futaba 4PXR Transmitter Radio

Sneak Peak – Futaba 4PXR

Having been teased previously at one of the trade shows, there are now more pictures surfacing of the new Futaba 4PXR. Sporting a trick chrome-like finish, the 4PXR might be the best looking transmitter ever put out by Futaba. While all the details have not been released, the Hybrid RF 4PXR will be coming with a new S.Bus2 receiver along [...]

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Futaba S9373SV Servo

Futaba S9373SV Digital HV Servo

Long known for making excellent high-end servos, Futaba is getting ready to drop the new S9373SV. The 9373 comes with a full metal case for greater durability, Futaba S.Bus 2 technology to make it easy to set-up for any install, and is capable of handling high input voltage. At 7.4 volts the 9373 has a speed rating of 0.06 sec/60 [...]

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