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Fire Brand RC

Fire Brand RC Picked Up By Multiple HobbyTown USA Locat…

There is some big news for all you Fire Brand RC fans out there, they have been picked up by over 35 HobbyTown USA stores. Soon it will be much easier to find all those trick Fire Brand RC bodies, wheels & tires, and chassis wraps at your local hobby shop! Congrats to the entire crew at Fire Brand for [...]

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HobbyTown USA National Convention

2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention Wrap Up

With this post we bring a wrap to our HobbyTown USA National Convention coverage. The ’15 show was awesome, an extremely well run event with loads of fun for attendees and lots of business opportunities for the manufacturers. Take a look at the pictures below to get a better feel for what we saw at the show and we would [...]

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Helion Select Four 10SC

Firelands Group Booth - HobbyTown USA National Conventi…

For the last two days the BigSquidRC Bash Crew has been roaming the halls at the 2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. One of the most important booths at the event was from the Firelands Group. You see, Firelands has multiple different lines ranging from surface to air products, all of which are exclusively available from your local [...]

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Ares FPV-HD Review (16)

Ares Ethos FPV/HD Review

Ares RC brought us their next big hit, or hits, actually: the Ethos FPV and Ethos HD. The two new quads Feature different video packages, but are they still as good in the flying and durability categories as their previous vehicles? Check out my thoughts on these aerial photography multirotors below… From: Ares RC Direct Link: FPV and HD Unboxing Pictures: BigSquidRC Unboxes the Ethos [...]

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See Pro Pilots at the SAC Helicopter Fun Fly!

So I spoke very highly of my trip to Indiana for the IRCHA Jamboree last month, probably enough to make you curious as to what do you see when professional RC helicopter pilots take to the sky! For all you midwest/Chicago metropolitan area RC enthusiasts, the Surburban Aeroclub of Chicago is hosting their annual Helicopter Fun Fly this Saturday. This year they have a list [...]

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Raging Rotors: See What I’m Printing?

Ever since iHobby 2013, I was excited about the coming 3D Printer revolution coming to the hobby world. Not only is 3D printing great for 100% custom anything, it was becoming affordable. After 11 months of waiting, my work (aka HobbyTown Orland Park) finally got a pair of 3D printers from Invent-a-Part called the Rigidbot. Pricing starting around $600 for a kit and works its way [...]

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Join Us for the Back To School Bash August 30th

That’s right, folks! We are teaming up again with our friends at HobbyTown Orland Park for a good ‘ol bash! There will be Obstacle Courses, Shopping Cart Slam, Demolition Derby, and Two-Car Sumo Wrestling! Join us on Saturday, August 30th as we celebrate the last days of summer in one action packed event! Sign ups will start at 9:30am with events starting at 10:30am. It’s only [...]

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2014 Hobbytown USA National Convention

2014 Hobbytown USA National Convention Coverage

The HobbyTown USA National Convention is going on right now in Lincoln Nebraska so we are firing up our show coverage. Later today and tomorrow we’ll be doing a series of posts to give you a taste of what it is like to attend their big show. The HobbyTown National Convention is where dealers from across the country gather once a [...]

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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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Helion Dominus Contest

Win a Helion Dominus 10SC V2 from HobbyTown USA

The good folks over at HobbyTown USA are giving away one of the new Helion Dominus 10SCv2 short course trucks. The 10SCv2 features 4wd, a brushless power system, and is made for bashers like you. The contest ends later today so hit up This Link to get your entry in now. Read more HobbyTown USA news at This Link, or check [...]

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Helion 10SCv2 Unboxing Pictures

Unboxing - Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4x4 Short Course Truck…

About a month ago, the crew over at Helion RC announced a successor to their popular 10SC short course truck, the 10SCv2. The version 2 truck has a bunch of differences from the original, with the biggest change being the addition of a Radient Reaktor brushless power system. Street price is $289, making it quite affordable for a brushless 4wd [...]

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VTail-Front-View

Raging Rotors: Shake Your V-Tail Feather!

I might still be recovering from the post-Quadcopter Championship party, but nothing like Raging Rotors to push me along the road to recovery. Before I continue with the fun, I’d like to give a shout out to our friends at HobbyTown Orland Park, Ares, Blade, Heli-Max, and Estes for their support and generosity towards the great success of this event! I had a [...]

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Helion Volition

Helion Volition 1/10th 2wd RTR Short Course Truck

The latest release from Helion is the Volition short course truck. The Volition is a brushed 2wd ready for a beginner or a day of fun at the local bash spot. To save you time the Volition comes RTR, it’s ready to drive right out of the box. Some of its other features and specifications include- * 12 turn 550 size [...]

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Hobbytown usa ihobby 2013

HobbyTown USA at iHobby 2013

Our favorite chain of hobby shops is HobbyTown USA and they have a nice booth at iHobby this year. Their booth showcases some of their exclusive Helion and Ares products. One of the newest machines they have on display is the Ares Chronos FP 110 ultra micro helicopter. The single rotor FP 110 has an attractive price point of only [...]

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Helion Criterion RTR Buggy

Helion Criterion 1/10th Scale 2wd RTR Buggy

The 2wd buggy class has seen quite a resurgence in the last couple of years. The latest 2wd buggy to hit the scene comes from Helion with their Criterion RTR. The Criterion should make a great bash machine with its low price, waterproofing, and sturdy design. Some of the features and specifications of the Criterion include- * 12 turn brushed motor * [...]

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