In industry news, HRP Distributing has announced they are ending distribution of JQ Products. Read the official press release below-
“For Immediate Release – HRP to End Distribution of JQ Products
SALT LAKE CITY – FEBRUARY 26, 2014 – HRP Distributing has announced that it has ended its North American distribution agreement with JQ Products, effective immediately. HRP will begin liquidating all current JQ Products inventory until supply is depleted. HRP strives to provide the best possible service to hobby dealers and enthusiasts alike, and will continue to offer the finest RC products on the market from the most respected brands.”
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Our friends over at Spaz Stix paints wanted us to let you know that time is running out in their body painting contest. The contest ends on February 28th and all it takes to enter is to submit a picture of a body (or bodies) that you have done with Spaz Stix paint. The winner will get a cool $250 in cash, while the top 10 runner ups will get $50 in Spaz Stix products. To get more information simply click This Link that takes you over to the official Spaz Stix website.
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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 ever hitting American shores.
Right now LRP America products are distributed by Hobbico and HRP here in the states, but the product line is limited to ESCs and other light electronics like what was formerly being distributed by Team Associated. LRP America definitely sounds interested in bringing over their entire line and already have plans to bring over a limited selection of additional products.
At this time it sounds like they are still feeling things out whether or not the entire line will end up being sold here in America. LRP in Europe has an extensive surface and air line-up that includes many units that would fit right in with the bash crowd here in America, we hope at some point they make it over.
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S10 Blast Gallery
HRP Distributing was out in force at iHobby with lots of new product on display.
HRP distributes Gmade and the new Sawback scaler Jeep was featured in the booth. From looking over the Sawback it looks like it will be a lot of fun out on the trail.
For short course fans the Racers Edge Pro 4 Enduro was on hand, and Viper RC had all their motors and speed controllers out on display.
HRP has recently started to distribute Team C gear here in the states and they had numerous models on display. The Team C vehicles looked like high end race machines for flying around a high bite track.
Spaz Stix paints and JQ Products were also in the HRP booth. The Spaz Stix paints have really taken off this year, and the JQ vehicles keep getting more popular. A bunch of Savox servos were also in the booth, look for our review of one of their waterproof models very soon.
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HRP Booth Gallery 1
HRP Booth Gallery 2
HRP Booth Gallery 3
We were recently sent a tip that there is a chance that Gmade may have a scale looking Jeep type vehicle in the near future. We have sent out the dogs to see if they can sniff out some info. Hopefully we hear back with some details soon. We will say this.. whatever is in this picture.. we want! If any of our G-made buddies are reading this… give us a call!
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Spaz Stix Paint Review
Recently several major paint companies have tossed in the towel. One of the few companies left is Spaz Stix. These paints are known for being very different and cool colors. While they make regular colors like blue, they also make Electric Blue Fluorescent. Why settle for orange when you can have color changing Orange/Purple /Teal. So besides the cool names, how does the paint go on? Do you have to be a pro to use the stuff? Keep reading to find out..
Savox might be known mostly for their servos here in the States, but they make a lot of motors too. Savox has recently announced a new line-up of 540 sized sensored brushless motors. These motors are from their 36Ø Series and come in winds from 4.5 turn up to 23.5. Some of the features include-
* Cooling vents
* Made for 1-2S use
* Adjustable timing
* Fully re-buildable
* 3 pole design
* Weight- 180 grams
These motors have a street price of $89 and you can get more information by hitting THIS LINK over on the Savox USA website.
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HRP Distributing was at the HobbyTown USA Convention showing off some of their new gear. One of the coolest items was their new Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro short course truck. It looks tough and comes with a very affordable price tag.
HRP also had a bunch of Spaz Stix paints on display. These have become very popular the last few months and are available in a wide range of colors.
Perhaps the biggest news for the bashing crowd was the fact that HRP is now a distributor for CEN Racing. So all you bashers out there that have been looking for a place to get CEN products, just have your local hobby shop give the guys at HRP a call.
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HRP Distributing Gallery
Racers Edge has just announced a big new 4 port battery charger, the PRIME CUBE200. This is part of their PRIME series, and as such comes with a very nice aluminum carry case.
The CUBE200 is a DC only charger and can charge at up to 6 amps on each of its 4 ports. If you race a lot of classes, or simply bring a half dozen cars to the local bash spot, one 4 port charger goes a long ways towards saving space while still keeping all your packs charged.
The Racers Edge CUBE200 can charge up to a 6S Lithium pack and has a maximum discharge rate of 1 amp. It also comes with a blue backlit LCD display, a 5v 1 amp USB output, and a 5 year warranty.
Looking for more information on battery chargers? If so, check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
The latest battery charger from Racers Edge boasts serious power and unique features. For power the new Twin400 can charge at up to 10 amps (200 watts) per channel. For unique features it has a small rack on top to place your batteries while charging, and it comes with a sturdy aluminum carry case for hauling it from track to track. Some of the Twin400′s other features and specifications include-
* DC Input: 12-18 volts
* Max Charge Power: 2 x 200 watts (up to 10 amps)
* Max. Discharge Power: 2 x 25 watts (up to 5 amps)
* Current Drain For Balancing: 200mA/cell
* NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1 – 15cells
* LiPo/LiFe/LiIon Cell Count: 1 – 6cells
* Pb Battery Voltage: 2-20volts
* USB Port: 5volts – 1amp
* Display: Blue Backlit LCD
* Net Weight: 3.08 lbs
* Dimensions: 195mm x 92mm x 140mm
* Warranty: 5 year Manufacture Defect
* Part #RCESC2200
Expect a street price of $180 for the Twin400 and you can get more information at THIS link on the Racers Edge website.
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The folks from HRP Distributing are in full effect at the iHobby 2012 Expo. Their booth showcases the latest products from Savox servos and motors, Racers Edge, Viper, and G Made crawlers. If you are interested in more information on the products and lines they carry hit them up on their official website.
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HRP Distributing Booth Gallery