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Hobbico Pro Series Big 5 GPS Meter Review

Hobbico Pro Series Big 5 GPS Meter Review

Exactly what is the Hobbico Pro Series Big 5 GPS Meter? It is an affordable and compact GPS unit that can be used to measure (and record) speed, distance, and altitude. We’ve been testing one for several weeks now to find out if it is worth the cash for a normal backyard basher. Exactly what did we find out? Keep [...]

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Team Durango DEX8T Review

THE Team Durango DEX8T Truggy Review

Let’s face it, monster trucks and 8th scale truggies rule most bash areas. Their sheer size and power allow them to run amok over lesser bash-mobiles. One of the latest truggies to hit the market comes from Team Durango with their DEX8T Kit. Is it only suited for a race track? Does it out handle its competition? Can it go [...]

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Unboxing ARRMA FURY BLX Brushless RTR

Unboxing – ARRMA 1/10th FURY BLX Brushless RTR

After receiving the latest version of the ARRMA Fury BLX to hit the states we had crack the box open as soon as possible. Yes, of course we grabbed a camera before doing so, but all of us were pretty stoked to see the new 60 mph+ version of the Fury. Take a peek below to see exactly what it looks [...]

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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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RC Gear Shop LED Lights

RC Gear Shop LED Lights

Perfect for lighting up your car, boat, or rc aircraft, RC Gear Shop has announced a slew of LED Lighting products. Their 1 meter LED light strips are priced at $2.99 and the 5 meter strips are only $13.99. They also have LED power leads for under two dollars, while their wireless LED controller is under 6 bucks. Hit up [...]

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Ehang Ghost Video

Video – Ehang Ghost RTF Quadcopter

Today the folks at Hobbico have released a teaser video for the new Ehang Ghost RTF quadcopter. We got a chance to look at one over last week at the HobbyTown USA National Convention and we were blown away by some of its tech. For instance, the Ghost can reach top speeds of 49 mph (!!!), it can have a [...]

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hobbico at hobbytown usa

Hobbico at the 2015 HobbyTown USA Convention

Champaign Illinois powerhouse Hobbico always has a large room at the HobbyTown USA convention and 2015 was no different. What was different was the amount of quads/drones on display. A couple of years ago there might have been only one or two, last year there was a few, but this year their booth had dozens of quads at every price [...]

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Hot Racing

Hot Racing Aluminum Upgrades Now Available from Hobbico

There are a lot of different aluminum upgrade companies out there, but one of the best is Hot Racing. About a week ago they signed on with Champaign Illinois based powerhouse Hobbico. What this means to consumers is that Hot Racing products will now be available at local hobbys shop via Great Plane Model Distribution, or if you don’t have [...]

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drone_rider

Drone Rider from Hobbico – With Video

Have you seen this thing?! Holy moly! The new Drone Rider from Hobbico is looking to change the transportation world! I think a few of the Big Squid RC crew may have to work out a little to make it under the weight limit, but it will be worth it. It’s not cheap, but at least the guys won’t have [...]

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X4 Pro RTR Quadcopter Drone

X4 Pro FPV RTF with Touchscreen Transmitter & 1080P Cam…

It looks like DJI will be getting some serious competition with the new X4 Pro FPV RTF Quadcopter. Packed with features, the X4 Pro is aimed at aerial photographers and for aerial videography. Some of the highlights of the X4 Pro include- * 7″ touchscreen transmitter * 1080p HD camera * 5.8GHz video transmission * 10-channel Wi-Fi capable transceiver with Android operating system * Parachute [...]

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Hobbico Hoops Contest

Hobbico Hoops Contest

For all you March Madness lovers, Hobbico is holding a special contest where you can win some very cool rc gear. Correctly guess the winner of the big tournament and you could take home some very trick gear from Futaba, TrakPower, Tactic, and Duratrax. How do you get entered in the Hobbico Hoops contest? By hitting up This Link over [...]

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OS Engine B2201

O.S. Engine Speed Tuned B2101 Video

The folks over at Hobbico have released a new Video showcasing the O.S. Engine Speed Tuned B2101. The B2101 is a high-end .21 race engine designed for serious performance in your 8th scale buggy or truggy. Check out the video above to get an in-depth look at the B2101 and you can hit up This Link for more details over [...]

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Flyzone Inum (5)

Spotlight on the Flyzone Inum!

As I hide deep in my office, whether at BSRC or at my other job, I couldn’t help but enjoy the larger open spaces we have by flying the Flyzone Inum. This is the IDEAL plane for any pilot: with the throttle and rudder the only inputs available, flight is simple for the beginner pilot. The added bonus is the prop [...]

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Proto X Today Show

Estes Proto-X Makes an Appearance on the Today Show

When the Today Show staff went looking for gadgets to cure the wintertime blues, the Estes Proto-X came to the rescue. Watch the short clip above to see Hoda and Kathie Lee’s reaction to the tiny, yet incredibly fun, Proto-X quadcopter. You can also hit up This Link to visit the Estes website for more information on the extremely popular [...]

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Goblin 570 Build (27)

Raging Rotors Build Report: Goblin 570 Kit from SAB Hel…

OK, so I may have done a lot of building these past few months (idle hands blah blah blah), but I love getting dirty and what better way than a kit? Thanks to my trip to IRCHA, I got my opportunity with the SAB Helidivision Goblin 570. This has been my baby, and still is, so here is the skinny of what I [...]

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