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Hobbico Great Fall Rebate

Hobbico Great Fall Rebate

Starting now and ending on September 30th is Hobbico’s Great Fall Rebate. The new program allows you to get some serious rebate bucks after purchasing select Futaba and O.S. Engine products. You can get merchandise certificates ranging from $10 up to $250, Hit This Link for complete details. Read more Hobbico news Right Here on BigSquidRC.


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


O.S. Gold Edition 21

O.S. Speed 21 XZ-B Spec II Gold Edition Nitro Engine

Who said nitro was dead? In fact, we saw more nitro burners at our bash last weekend than we’ve seen in recent years. The 8th scale nitro racing community is also having solid turnouts, thus the need for 8th scale race engines like the one recently announced by O.S. Engines. The crew at O.S. have released information on a Gold [...]


O.S. Speed R2102

O.S. Speed R2102 1/8 Scale On-Road Engine

New from O.S. is the R2102 1/8 Scale On-Road Engine. Like so many O.S. engines before it, the R2102 was designed for stellar power and reliability. Some of the features on the highly revised R2102 are- * 3mm lower center of gravity * Ceramic rear bearing * Laser graphics * Works with 16% nitro fuel * DLC coating & tungsten weighted crank shaft * Power output- [...]


Futaba Nitro Challenge 2015

2015 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Going on this weekend in St Louis Missouri is the 2015 Futaba Nitro Challenge. Myself and several members of the BigSquidRC Bash Crew made it down to the St Louis Dirtburners track on Friday to check things out and we had a blast. If you are in the area please consider dropping by to see some of the best racers [...]


OS Engine B2201

O.S. Engine Speed Tuned B2101 Video

The folks over at Hobbico have released a new Video showcasing the O.S. Engine Speed Tuned B2101. The B2101 is a high-end .21 race engine designed for serious performance in your 8th scale buggy or truggy. Check out the video above to get an in-depth look at the B2101 and you can hit up This Link for more details over [...]


OS Speed T1201

O.S. Speed T1201 Touring Nitro Engine

For the go-fast nitro touring car crowd, O.S. Speed has just announced the new T1201. The T1201 is a full-on race engine designed to destroy the competition. This long stroked engine features a hand-matched piston and cyclinder, low-CG cylinder head, slide valve carb, and a DLC crank. * Output- 1.72 hp @ 35,000 rpm * Displacement- .128 cu in * Bore- .54″ * Stroke- [...]


O.S. Speed B2101 Buggy

O.S. Speed B2101 Buggy Nitro Engine

Got nitro? If not, O.S. has a new .21 sized engine to give your buggy some serious rip. Their new O.S. Engines Speed Tuned B2101 gave Ty Tessmann the power to win the IFMAR Worlds, now it can give you the power to blow past your bashing buddies. With instant throttle response, faster acceleration, and a lower center of gravity, [...]


O.S. Engine Speed R2101

O.S. Speed R2101 Nitro Engine

For those of you looking for truly big power on-road, O.S. Engine has announced their new R2101. The R2101 is a .21 cubic inch nitro burner that should put some serious power into your 1/8th scale on-road machine. It features a DLC coated crank with pressed in weights, a 7+3 port design, and is based off the legendary 21XZ-R. * Weight- [...]


O.S. 21XZ-B V2 ABC

O.S. 21XZ-B V2 ABC Nitro Engine

For racers & bashers looking for big nitro power at a lower price, O.S. Engines have announced the O.S. 21XZ-B V2. The 21XZ-B V2 is lighter, lower and cooler running than before, yet still produces the kind of power you expect from a top shelf engine. Some of its features include- * Holes in cylinder head to save weight * Same [...]


ElectriFly Triton Chargers

Special Offers on select ElectriFly, TrakPower, and O.S. pro…

The crew over at Hobbico have just announced a bunch of special offers on select products to save you some cash. The offers are good through December 31st. One of the offers is on TrakPower Brushless Systems and motors. When you buy a qualifying model of Trakpower brushless system you can then get a $50 merchandise certificate, and on qualifying models [...]



Futaba and O.S. Engine Nitro Challenge

While we don’t do a lot of die-hard racing around here, we do mention big events now and then, especially when they are close to home, and include a cool video to go along with the announcement! This July 19th-21st 2013, the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri will be Hosted by the Dirtburners R/C Club, and it’s always [...]