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O.S. Gold Turbo Glow Plugs

In Stock Now – O.S. Gold Turbo Plugs

Now shipping from Hobbico are the limited edition 24K Gold Plated P3 & P4 turbo glow plugs from O.S. Engines. Both plugs work well on .18 to .24 turbo head nitro racing engines and are priced around $12. The P3 is good for increasing acceleration with improved throttle response, while the super hot P4 helps to improved mileage and idling. [...]

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Shepherd Velox V8 WC

Shepherd Velox V8 “WC” Kit

To celebrate the 2015 World Championship of Simon Kurzbuch, Shepherd has announced the Velox V8 “WC” edition kit. The latest Velox V8 is an 1/8th scale 4wd on-road beast that comes with a number of updates for durability and to improve outright speed. * 20% lighter 0.8 module gearbox * Updated rear anti-roll bar mount * Larger bearings in side belt tensioner * Aerodynamic [...]

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Losi 8IGHT-T RTR Nitro Truggy

Losi 8IGHT-T RTR Nitro Truggy

Losi makes it easy to have a competitive truggy with the release of their 8IGHT-T RTR Nitro Truggy. Based on the the EIGHT-T platform that has captured numerous ROAR titles, the EIGHT-T Nitro RTR features a large .28 Dynamite engine to power the beast, while pre-set suspension takes uses the same geometry as Losi team drivers. * Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio [...]

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Losi 8IGHT 4WD Nitro Buggy RTR

Losi 8IGHT RTR Nitro Buggy

To help get new drivers into the 8th scale nitro race scene, Losi has just announced the 8IGHT RTR Nitro Buggy. The new RTR version of the immensely popular 8IGHT buggy comes with a pull start Dynamite .21 engine and pre-set suspension. Some of its other features include- * Dynamite 1600mAh NiMH receiver pack * Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system * Spektrum waterproof [...]

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Serpent Natrix 748-WC

Serpent Natrix 748-WC Nitro Touring Car

For all you nitro on-road fanatics, Serpent has posted full details on their new Natrix 748-WC. The Natrix is a 200mm wide 1/10th scale nitro touring car that is made to set blistering laps on outdoor tracks. Some of its new key features include- * V2 gear diffs, easier to build and maintain * Lightweight 2-speed gearbox * Longer big bore shocks * Larger [...]

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Mugen MTX6R 1/10 Nitro Touring Car

Mugen MTX-6R 1/10 Nitro Touring Car

Just announced by the crew over at Mugen is the MTX-6R. The MTX-6R is a 1/10th scale 200mm nitro kit for high-end racing, or going ridiculously fast around your cul-de-sac. Some of the highlights on the new MTX-6R include- * New chassis that is easy to mount center weights on * New thicker bulkhead brace * New front bumper mounting holes * Short carbon [...]

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HoBao Racing Hyper VT

HoBao Racing Hyper VT RTR

It is officially 1/8th on-road day here at BigSquidRC. After having posted the new HB Racing and Serpent 1/8th on-road cars, here we are with the HoBao Racing Hyper VT. The Hyper VT was teased back in July, but now full details have been announced. The 1/8th on-road Hyper VT comes in both nitro and brushless RTR forms. The Nitro Version [...]

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Serpent Viper 977 EVO2

Serpent Viper 977 EVO2

What, two 1/8th nitro on-road cars in one day? That has to be a new record at BigSquidRC. Earlier today we posted about the new HB Racing RGT8, now we have the pleasure of helping to announce the Viper 977 EVO 2 from Serpent to the world. You may already be familiar with the 977 from Serpent, it has been [...]

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HB Racing RGT8

HB Racing RGT8 1/8 On-Road Kit

Designed to compete in the 1/8th scale Nitro GT Class, HB Racing has announced their very first nitro GT car, the 1/8 RGT8. The RGT8 is based off of HB’s extremely capable D815 nitro buggy platform, creating a car that should be great for bashing or high speed runs. What are some of its highlights? * 2 speed transmission * Lightweight diff [...]

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2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Event Coverage – 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Like most bashers, even the BigSquidRC crew dabbles in racing from time to time. Over the weekend, one of the biggest nitro races in the Midwest took place, the 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge. The Futaba Nitro Challenge was held at one of the best outdoor tracks in the country, St Louis Dirtburners, and had right around 250 entries. Racers from [...]

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OS 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition Engine

O.S. Engines 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition & Glow Plug

Rip up you local dirt track with the new 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition Engine from O.S. Engines. This .21 sized power plant not only has an uber looking gold head, it also sport some serious horsepower (2.61 hp @ 34000 rpm!) to liven up your 1/8th buggy or truggy. This is an 80th anniversary edition engine that comes [...]

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HB Racing R8

Shipping Again Soon – HB Racing R8 On-Road Kit

For all you on-road racers, yesterday we received a press release from Hobbico for the HB Racing R8. The R8 was first officially announced back in 2014, now it sounds like it will be available and shipping here in the states next month from Hobbico. The official Tower Hobbies website has the R8 kit listed for $799 with an expected [...]

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OS Las Vegas Edition

O.S. Engines Las Vegas Edition Speed B2101

Did you know that O.S. Engines has won more IFMAR 1/8 World Championships than any other manufacturer? To help commemorates the 2016 IFMAR Worlds Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada this year, O.S. is releasing a limited edition Las Vegas Edition Speed B2101 nitro engine. The engine features a distinct stars and stripes livery on its head and was designed to [...]

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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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Tamiya TG10-Mk.2FN

Tamiya TG10-Mk.2FN Nitro Chassis Kit

New from the crew over at Tamiya is the TG10-Mk.2FN nitro on-road kit. The TG10-Mk.2FN has a narrow chassis layout, thus giving a proper look when used with the more traditional 190mm touring car bodies. A Tamiya FS-12FN nitro engine comes standard and features a slide carb, recoil starter, and die cast heat sink. * New narrow suspension arms * Shaft driven [...]

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