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Star Plug RC Connector

Star Plug RC Connector

The people over at Hobbico are looking to raise the bar on rc connectors with their new Star Plug. The Star Plug has a slew of nifty features and is compatible with Deans connectors. * Caps on the rear to eliminate heat shrink tubing * A stainless steel spring is used to keep connections tight * Gold plated male terminals and nickel plated [...]

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Unboxing the Dromida Kodo from Hobbico!

The quadcopters from Dromida just keep coming, and just off the truck and on the shelves of local hobby shops is the Kodo, a new flipping, camera touting, bug-looking quadcopter. This quad can flip, take pictures and video, and can be picked up for only $60. I know we gave at least one away at iHobby, but now I get my own to [...]

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Dromida Ominus Quadcopter from Hobbico – Review

The quadcopter market, as I mentioned earlier, is continuing to grow. I can’t help but note my surprise when Dromida announced they were expanding from 1/18  scale RC cars to joining the multirotor world. Enter the Ominus, a brushed 238mm sized quadcopter with full stabilization and flip capabilities. Is it as tough as the box says? Will it survive the Tomato Treatment? [...]

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Unboxing: Dromida Ominus Quadcopter

I was lucky to get a new toy from our friends over at Hobbico: the newest addition to the Dromida by Revell line, the Ominus Quadcopter RTF. This quadcopter is built to be tough and the beating review is in process, but for now enjoy these unboxing pictures! #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-7 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-7 .gallery-caption [...]

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ARRMA Granite Winner

We have a winner in our latest ARRMA Granite Mega Giveaway!! Congratulations to Clinton M. from San Bernadino CA. We will be sending an email to get your shipping information! Thanks so much to ARRMA and Hobbico for hooking us up so we could give one away! Didn’t win this time? Here’s a little secret… check back Monday!

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Great Planes Booth HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico/Great Planes at the '14 HobbyTown USA Conventio…

What was new in the Great Planes room? A whole lot! Starting on the surface side, the Axial Yeti was in the room and getting tons of love. You’ve seen our review and soon you’ll be seeing them flying off the shelves of your LHS. There was also a sighting of the new ARRMA Typhon 8th scale buggy. It was cool to [...]

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Estes Proto X New Colors

New Estes Proto-X RTFs in Multiple Colors Featuring Aut…

The mighty little Estes Proto-X has become a huge phenomenon. With their low price point and huge fun factor, everyone (and their Uncle, and their Uncle’s dog) bought one. However, if you’ve flown your Proto-X as much as we have, you already know they do eventually wear out. For all you guys needing a new Proto-X, Estes has announced that you [...]

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RC Monster Truck

THE Cub Report, 06.16.2015, Version- Cheating to Pass t…

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 Buyer’s Guide!

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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