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RC Monster Truck

THE Cub Report, 06.16.2015, Version- Cheating to P…

Hello rc world, it’s Monday and that means yet another funtabulious edition of THE Cub Report. A couple of months ago when hitting up my local hobby shop, I was quite alarmed when the owner of the shop told me that 2014 was the worst sales year he has seen in the 30+ years his shop has been open. In fact, [...]

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Kyosho Great Planes Hobbico

Kyosho + Hobbico Again?

Will we be seeing Kyosho being sold again at Great Planes & Tower Hobbies this summer?

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The Raging Rotors Father’s Day Aircraft Buye…

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to put a smile on their face than getting them that RC flying machine he’s been looking for. Better yet, get him a ‘drone’ and he’ll be part of the hottest RC craze this year. Either way, I thought that a nice list of fun flying gifts for the [...]

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Great Planes RC4WD

RC4WD Now Distributed by Great Planes

There is some big news out of Champaign Illinois that Great Planes is now distributing RC4WD products. This arrangement makes it easier for GP dealers to stock RC4WD products. On the consumer side, it means more local hobby shops will have your favorite RC4WD scale parts on the shelf, or if not in stock, they will be easier to order [...]

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Hobbico end of the month specials

Hobbico End of the Month Specials

The folks over at Hobbico are getting the word out that they’ve got some specials going on until the end of the month. Until February 28th you can save some bank on various surface and air products. Some of the more notable specials include- * $100 off the Duratrax Nissan GTR Nitro 4wd RTR * $40 off the 2013 ARRMA Fury SCT [...]

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Hobbico E-Fest 2014

The Sights of Hobbico E-Fest 2014

The BigSquidRC Bash Crew had a great time on Saturday attending E-Fest 2014 presented by Hobbico. We learned a lot by visiting all the exhibitors booths, and were in awe of the flying skills of the pilots. To give you a sense of what it was like to be there in person, please take a look at the 6 galleries [...]

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Hobbico E-Fest 2014

Hobbico Booth at E-Fest 2014

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending one of the largest indoor flying events in the country, E-Fest in Champaign Illinois. E-Fest is put on by the nice folks at Hobbico as a way of promoting the hobby during the cold winter months. Hobbyists from all over the Midwest drive in to get some flying time and spend [...]

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Hobbico PulseTec

Hobbico PulseTec Battery Chargers

Our friends from Hobbico showed a new line-up of battery chargers at the Toy Fair in Germany a couple of weeks ago. The new line is called PulseTec and there were three different models on display. The 2006D pictured above is a dual port charger capable of 100 watts of power per channel. PulseTec also has a touch screen model, the [...]

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the cub report helion rc boat

THE Cub Report, 12.30.2013, Version- Apologies for…

Hola everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas, and welcome to the last Cub Report of the year. First up- BigSquidRC notes. This Saturday we’ll be finishing up our latest and greatest quadcopter shootout at a track in Paxton Illinois. If you are a reader or a member of the industry and want to check out our shootout process, or [...]

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LRP America

LRP America News

LRP over in Europe announced 3 new additions to their S10 Blast line-up today, an MT 2 monster truck, a BX 2 buggy, and a TX 2 stadium type truck. These look like cool basher vehicles (see the gallery below) so we gave the folks over at LRP America a ring to see what the chances are of these machines [...]

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ARRMA Vorteks BLX Speed Tips Video

Video – ARRMA High Speed Tips with Hobbico&#…

The crew over at Hobbico have released a new video that shows exactly what it takes to bust out 65+ mph with the ARRMA Vorteks BLX stadium truck. Watch below to see Scott Cramer walk you through the modification process, then watch see the Vorteks go 66 mph on the famous “Speed Run Road” in Champaign Illinois. To get [...]

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Flyzone Aircore P-51 Mustang Cathy II Airframe 22"

Flyzone Aircore P-51 Mustang Cathy II 22″ Airframe

Sooner or later everyone burns out. You can only huck a Revo off your roof so many times before you need a change of pace. Enter the rc airplane scene, a completely different way of getting your rc fix. Flyzone has a new AirCore airplane called the P-51 Mustang Cathy II. First off, what is AirCore? AirCore is a modular system [...]

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Dromida 18th Scale Revell

Dromida 1/18th Scale Vehicles by Revell

If you are anything like us, you grew up building Revell models. Now, Hobbico has announced that the famed Revell brand has a new line-up of entry level 1/18th scale vehicles called Dromida. Dromida is a hobby grade entry level line that makes it easy and affordable for new hobbyists to get their feet wet in rc. They are affordable [...]

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BigSquidRC 2013 Bash and Swap Meet

Event Coverage – BigSquidRC Bash and Swap Me…

On Saturday, HobbyTown USA in Orland Park Illinois was the host for our 2013 BigSquidRC Bash and Swap Meet. In the big open parking lot on one side of the HobbyTown we put on bashing events and held an open bash session, while on the other side of the building people set up tables to sell old gear in an [...]

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Traxxas RC

THE Cub Report, 08.05.2013, Version- Sheep in Wolf…

Hello there everyone out in rc land, yup, you found it, THE Cub Report. There was no F1 over the weekend. Sigh. There was “sorta” moto (if you count X-Games, Brayton won and JLaw was there!). Sigh. At least I’ve got the last season of Breaking Bad to look forward to this Sunday. In case you missed it (read- you have been [...]

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