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2016 ARRMA BLX Buggy Unboxing

Unboxing – 2016 ARRMA Typhon BLX Buggy

Did you know that the 2016 version of the ARRMA Typhon has received a number of updates? If not, now you do. The new Typhon comes with a new Tactic radio system, beefed up wing mount, updated wheels, and a number of other changes. The price point stays the same at $429 and they are shipping right now to a [...]

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arrma nero monster truck review

ARRMA Nero Monster Truck With Diff Brain Review

Without doubt, the most highly touted and anticipated car of 2016 is the ARRMA Nero monster truck. A series of teasers about its new “rc brain/smart diff” kept the rc world wondering just how radical the latest vehicle from ARRMA was going to be. Once announced, the Nero did not disappoint, it was pure radical from nose to tail. The [...]

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Duratrax Approach CR Tire Review

Duratrax Approach CR 1.9″ Tire Review

Tires are hands down the number one upgrade you can make to nearly an rc vehicle. That doesn’t just apply to “race” vehicles, you can easily transform the handling characteristics of any rc car by bolting up stickier tires. A couple months ago Duratrax threw their hat into the ring of upgrade tires for the scale/trail/rock crawling crowd. We tested [...]

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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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ARRMA Nero Unboxing

Unboxing The ARRMA Nero Monster Truck

The ARRMA Nero is about ready to take over the bashing world. The non-smart diff version is already shipping, while the uber edition with the remote lockable diffs will start hitting consumer hands any time now. Today we are posting up some unboxing photos so you can see exactly what it looks like to crack open the box on a [...]

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Dromida Kodo HD

Dromida Kodo HD In Stock Now

The good folks at Hobbico just sent out a PR that says the new Dromida Kodo HD is in stock and shipping now. This means you’ll start seeing the super affordable Kodo HD (just $59) showing up at local hobby shops any day now. The Kodo HD comes stock with a tiltable 1080p micro camera and is extremely easy to [...]

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AquaCraft Tactic Mini Rio Paradise

AquaCraft Paradise & Mini Rio RTRs Receive Tactic Upgrade

The big news today from the good folks over at Hobbico is the addition of Tactic 2.4GHz radio systems to a pair of their AquaCraft products. The Mini Rio offshore RTR and the Paradise RTR sailboat both are now Tactic controlled for superior range and performance. The Mini Rio receives the popular Tactic TTX300 pistol style radio while the Paradise [...]

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Dromida Kodo HD Drone

Dromida Kodo HD Camera Drone

New from the good folks at Dromida is the Kodo HD Camera Drone. Yes indeed, the Kodo HD shoots in 1080p for true high-def images and video. It is also lighter weight than the original Kodo, giving you better response in the air and longer flight times. * 1080p video at 30fps * Weight- 12 grams * Fail-safe * New body * LED lights * Auto-flip [...]

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Xiro Xplorer Handheld Gimbal

Xiro Xplorer Handheld Gimbal Holder

A lot of hobbyist enjoy shooting video of their bashing antics. To make this easier, Xiro has announced a new Xplorer Gimbal Holder. The holder allows you to mount your gimbal to it so that you can shoot better video, plus it has a mount for your cell phone so you can watch the video while you shoot, thus making [...]

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Duratrax Deep Woods CR Tire Review

Duratrax Deep Woods CR Tire Review

For several years the crew over at Duratrax have been making aftermarket tires that are both affordable and high performance. For 2016 they have expanded their line-up to include tires for the rock crawling and trail driving crowd. Recently we got a chance to give their new Deep Woods CR tires a spin to see how they worked. Do they [...]

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RISE RXS270 Extreme Race Drone

RISE RXS270 Extreme FPV Racing Drone

Have you been thinking about entering the world of high speed drone racing? You aren’t alone, a lot of people have been adding a race drone to their rc garage. Aimed right at new FPV racers is the RXS270 from a new company called RISE. The RXS270 is a pure-bred drone racer sporting a light, yet tough, carbon fiber chassis. [...]

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Axial SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4WD Kit

Axial SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee Kit

New from Axial Racing is the SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee Kit. The second version of the SCX10 has numerous updates over the original version. Some of its highlights include- * Chassis mounted servo * Red diff covers * Forward mounted battery * Revised steel chassis * New scale transmission w/ 2 speed option * Improved steering, up to 45° steering angle * Super scale axles * Helical [...]

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ARRMA Nero 1/8 Monster Truck

ARRMA Nero BLX 1/8 Brushless 4WD Monster Truck

Looks like ARRMA is at it again with a new 1/8 vehicle! This beast is the ARRMA Nero BLX Monster Truck. ARRMA and Hobbico have been teasing their RCBrain site, and this vehicle looks like it will be the first to have the RCBrain Differentials. These new diffs allow you to choose the type of mode you want them in [...]

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ARRMA Beast Modes

4 Beast Modes Teased By ARRMA (Video)

Now being teased by ARRMA is four different Beast Modes. Watch the video above to see that ARRMA’s upcoming Smart Diff technology will offer a blast mode, wheelie mode, drift mode, and a climb mode. Being able to switch the action of the differentials based on the type of driving that is being done sounds pretty cool to us. Full [...]

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RC Gear Shop LiPo Batteries

RC Gear Shop LiPo Batteries

Coming next month is a line-up of LiPo Batteries from RC Gear Shop. Affordable yet high performance, the line ranges from a small 3S 1000mAh pack all the way up to a 4S 5000. Discharge rates vary between 30-40C and many of the packs come with a t-style Hobbico Star connector. Pricing for the batteries range from $12 to $62 and [...]

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