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Team O.S. and TrakPower Sign the Drakes

The Drakes Sign With Team O.S. And TrakPower

Hobbico has announced that they have signed Adam and Ronda Drake to their O.S. Engines and TrakPower factory teams. The Drakes are well known in racing circles not just for their speed, but also for being good ambassadors for the sport of rc racing. The next time you hit up a big nitro race, keep an eye out for the [...]

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O.S. Competition Engine Video

Video – O.S. Speed Competition Buggy Engine

Recently posted by Hobbico is a new promotional video for the O.S. Speed B2102. The B2102 is a high-end nitro race engine that puts out the power needed to put your 1/8th buggy in the winners circle. Rated at 2.61 horsepower, the B2102 sports ceramic bearings and a low profile design for optimal handling. Pricing is $499 and they are [...]

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O.S. Speed T1202

O.S. Speed T1202 Nitro Engine

Just announced by O.S. Engines is the T1202. The T1202 is a high-end 1/10th touring car race engine designed for more power and fuel efficiency than its predecessor. Some of its highlights include- * Tungsten weighted crank shaft * Lighter piston * Shorter carb restrictor * Thicker cylinder flange * Low center of gravity cooling head * More powerful low to mid-range torque * Displacement- 0.128 cu [...]

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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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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.

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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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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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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 [...]

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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- [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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- [...]

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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, [...]

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