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ARRMA Kraton Electronics Upgrade

How To Upgrade the Electronics in the ARRMA Kraton

Hi, my name is Iron Mike and I like long walks on the beach and destroying rc cars. You might know me as a part of the BSRC Bash Crew or perhaps from the Prop Wash boat column that I’ve been slacking on (for months now). A few weeks ago Cubby comes over to my house and drops a brand [...]

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MaxAmps Battery Unboxing Video

Well, here is something we don’t do everyday, and unboxing VIDEO. On top of that, it’s a BATTERY unboxing video! Why in the world would we do that? Well, we aren’t going to spoil this one, you’ll need to watch and see for yourself. Dont’ worry.. it’s short. Hit THIS link for more information on the official MaxAmps website. Looking for [...]

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Product Spotlight – MaxAmps Quad Lipo Batteries

MaxAmps 1s Lipo Review Small Quadcopters like the Heli-Max 1SQ, Traxxas QR-1 and others are all the rage. They are the hot thing in RC right now, and when everyone has them, it’s time to look for upgrades. Well, there isn’t much you can do to these Mini quads as they are pretty bare bones to keep the weight down, and [...]

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MaxAmps Soldering Iron Review

MaxAmps Soldering Iron Review Having a decent soldering iron is an essential part of the RC hobby. At some point you are going to need to solder a connector, or something, so you should probably get a good one. Is the new soldering iron from MaxAmps the one to get? Keep reading to find out..

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ASK Cub Reporter, 11.22.2012, Version: Happy Thank…

MaxAmps 100C Super Sport 2S Lipo Released Hi, I’m using a team Orion 160a brushless sensored esc, with a redline 11900kv brushless motor, in a 1/10th scale car. What speeds can I expect to get with this battery? Eron L. Cubby- What’s up Eron? Sounds like you have a spaceship fast 10th scale car, you running a Tekin 2.5 turn 11,900 kv motor [...]

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100 watt MaxAmps soldering iron

Hot New 100 watt Soldering Iron With Stand From Ma…

The crew over at MaxAmps announced today their new hobby grade soldering iron. Some of the features include- * 100 watts of power * Removable tip * Heat resistant handle * Comes with stand and sponge * Sturdy construction * 110-120 AC * Length: 11 inches * Weight: 5.3 oz * Cord length: 4.5 feet Street price is $40 and they are available right now. Hit THIS link for more [...]

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MaxAmps Battery Boss Episode 3

For those of you following the online series from MaxAmps. The third episode of MaxAmps Battery Boss is now up and available for viewing. I think in the next episode they need to show how Austin gets IN the car. Looking for more MaxAmps news here on BigSquid? CLICK HERE.

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Stainless Steel Battery Tray Insert MaxAmps

Stainless Steel Battery Tray Insert From MaxAmps

An 8th scale buggy (or truggy) can pull some serious g-forces while bashing. Casing jumps, lawn-darting, or slamming curbs is a fairly common occurrence on the bash scene, all of which can cause damage to a battery pack. MaxAmps has introduced a new stainless steel battery tray insert designed to protect your battery during extreme use. The MaxAmps insert is [...]

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ASK Cub Reporter, 08.23.2012, Version: You Ask The…

I was reading your review on the new Pro-line transmission. I sent some questions to Pro-line yesterday regarding the problem I have been having with my standard Rustler gears. I was hoping you might be able to shed some additional light on the subject particularly since you have done the vigorous field testing. I got a little of mixed messaging [...]

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THE Cub Report, 08.06.2012, Version: Roll’n …

No mx national or F1 grand prix over the weekend. “Sigh”. Let me get a little old biz out of the way. Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that one of our interns helped out a big league rc manufacture at one of their booths but he didn’t get paid? Well, he finally got a check in the [...]

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THE Cub Report- 07.09.2012- Version: Blinded With …

Of course you watched the Silverstone Grand Prix today (Sunday) on Fox. Ferrari very nearly took the win, but late in the race that persistent Aussie Mark Webber was able to snatch away the lead for the big W. Oh well, a solid second on the podium is still good points for Alonso, and he retains the lead in [...]

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MaxAmps Updated 12 Volt

Updated MaxAmps 12 Volt Power Supply

MaxAmps are not only makers of fine batteries but they also have high output DC power supplies. Recently the MaxAmps crew updated their power supply line-up by adding front grills, putting on fresh wraps, and making small internal changes. The 12 volt model shown above is good for 47 amps of output and costs right at $80. For complete specs [...]

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MaxAmps Dual Core 8000 mah

New Dual Core Lipo Batteries from MaxAmps

The MaxAmps battery crew out of Spokane Washington announced a new battery to their line-up today, a Dual Core 8000 mah 150C discharge Lipo. Their new battery uses 4000 mah cells that when wired in parallel are said to give the lowest possible resistance while giving outstanding voltage under load. The new Dual Cores are capable of a 5C charge [...]

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MaxAmps Internal Plugs

MaxAmps new low resistance, internal plugs are bot…

MaxAmps has put on their thinkin’ caps and done come up with a new way to connect yer plug to their pack. The new low resistance, internal plugs gives the lower resistance and better performance that only a single connection between your battery and speed control can offer, according to MaxAmps.  These new packs also offer a detachable balance lead [...]

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ASK Cub Reporter, 04.26.2012- More Questions Equal…

Battery Technology Inquiry To whom it may concern, I am representing the South Dakota School of Mines SAE Aero Design team. We would like to explore the use of electric storage in our next year’s competition plane. With today’s battery technology, is it realistic to have a 22.2V battery pack that can charge between 20-100A while weighing less than about three pounds? [...]

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