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Hobao Hyper MT Monster Truck
2014 is certainly a banner year for Monster Trucks. With the HPI Savage Octane and Losi LST XXL-2 leading the way on the gas side, and other big entries to the market like the ARRMA Kraton and Kyosho Psycho Kruiser, it’s never been a better time to be a monster truck fan.

Hobao is now teasing their latest monster truck, the Hyper MT Sport. The Hyper MT Sport is a big 8th scale electric powered truck aimed at competing with other “King of the Hill” trucks like the HPI Savage Flux and Traxxas E-Revo. Teaser pics is all we get for now, more information is coming soon. Hopefully the truck makes it here to the states under Ofna branding at some point later this year.

Get more Hobao news at This Link on BigSquidRC.

OFNA 1/8 Hyper 8SC 4x4 Nitro RTR
For all you nitro fans, or just people looking to add some realistic sound to your short course truck bashing, Ofna has announced their new 1/8 Hyper 8SC Nitro 4×4. The 8SC comes on a big 8th scale platform and uses a Force .32 pull-start engine for massive propulsion. For electronics, a pair of Savox servos are mated to a 2.4GHz radio system. Some of its other features include-

* Realistic wheels and tires
* 17mm Pro shocks
* Front & rear disc brakes
* Width- 12″
* Wheelbase- 14.5″

The part number for the Ofna is #OFN14318, it is street priced at $369, and they are available right now. Get complete details at This Link over on the Ofna website.

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ASK Cubby

“One Request

Guys,

Can you randomly pick my name for the Losi 5ive T?

BTW, as a retail store owner, I liked the format of the contest. Making people look at videos and reviews, liking Losi on Faceypage, etc. is a great idea. I read so many reviews and watched so many videos…

If I ever do a give away, I hope you don’t mind that I blatantly steal your format.

Keep it up. I think you guys have the best RC rumor/porn site. The look of the site and newbie navigation is super easy.

Thank you,
Ronald D.”

Cubby- Congrats Ronald you’ve won! No, you haven’t won the Losi 5ive-T, but yours has been named “letter of the month” so we’ll totally hook ya up with a sweet BSRC t-shirt. Maybe not a great consolation prize, but we’ve got plenty more kick ass contests coming up soon.

Thanks for the props, we seem to get a lot of that now days, which is a good thing, we certainly put a lot of work into the site/reviews/columns, etc.

And no, the contest “format” for the 5IVE-T isn’t ours to steal, it’s been used on numerous websites before. And ya I agree, it is a great way to get readers to check out your social media and various parts of your website.

As far as being a rumor site… I hear the second “big” nano sized quad is about to be announced, a pretty trick scale MT is just a couple months from being announced, and that a certain “big” name has a super sized crawler ready to drop. But of course, don’t say you heard any of those rumors here… :)


“Review

I was wondering if you guys plan on reviewing the Ofna Hyper SSe? It looks like an interesting buggy, but I can’t find a decent review anywhere on the web. Thanks.

Bill”

Cubby- Yo hey ya Bill, shoot Brian your info so he can shoot you a rather uber sticker pack.

Ofna had some awesome glory years with their low-end buggies during the nitro years, since then, well, you don’t hear too much about them. They do seem to be making a push lately, and with the Hobbico distribution, they seem to be making a small come back. Too bad they don’t do much marketing, people can’t buy your gear if they don’t know it even exists.

We posted about the SSe a couple of months ago, it’s an affordable brushless 8th scale buggy, that if it can take a beating, would make a good bash machine. The people from Ofna don’t really “talk to us”, but we might be able to swing one for a full review from some of the other powers that be. We’ll see…


Hey, that’s all I have for ya this week. Got questions? Sure ya do, email me, Cubby at BigSquidRC.com is the addy ya want. If you are like Ronald and Bill and your letter hits the big time, you’ll get a free sticker pack, or maybe even a t-shirt.

YOUR Cub Reporter

Ofna Hyper GT
The latest release from Ofna is their 8th scale nitro Hyper GT on-road car. The Hyper GT uses a big block .28 engine and a two speed transmission to pump up the pulse factor, while it uses on-road optimized suspension to put all the power to the tarmac. Some of its other features include-

* Black anodized 17mm shocks
* Polished tuned pipe
* Large front bumper
* One piece radio tray
* Soft rubber semi-slick tires
* Front & rear sway bars

The part number for the Hyper GT is #14362 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the official Ofna website.

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Ofna SSe Electric Buggy
If you want to go really fast on dirt, brushless 8th scale buggies are the weapon of choice by many a basher. The guys over at Ofna have a new brushless 1/8th scale buggy hitting the market, the Hyper SSe. The SSe comes with a high performance brushless power system and has a deep battery tray with velcro straps that allow for a variety of battery pack configurations. The SSe also comes with a tough anodized aluminum chassis and big bore shocks to handle the roughest terrain at your local bash spot.

The part numbers for the SSe are #14360 for orange, #14361 for blue, and they have a street price of $459. To get more information simply Click This Link to visit the official Ofna website.

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Ofna X3-GT 8th 4WD nitro car
Ofna has just announced a new on-road machine, the X3-GT 4wd Nitro Touring Car. The car is set on Ofna’s race oriented X3 off-road chassis for a smooth drivetrain and plush suspension, and has a futuristic looking Cosmic GT body on top. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Force .28 nitro engine
* 2 speed transmission
* Rear diffuser
* 16mm short stroke shocks
* Full bearing set
* Hardened diff gears
* Width- 12.5″
* Length- 22.7″
* Weight- 7.8 lbs

The part number is #34939 and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Ofna website.

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OFNA Hyper Sprint 1/8th Dirt Oval Car
We often throw around the saying “Go fast, turn left!” as a type of good-bye around the BigSquidRC offices, but there aren’t that many oval cars introduced to the rc market each year. For all you oval fans out there, say hello to the Ofna Hyper Sprint. The Hyper Sprint is an 8th scale nitro powered dirt oval car that should be a lot of fun to blast around the local oval track or to slide around an empty dirt lot with your friends. Some features and specifications of the Hyper Sprint include-

* .28 JL nitro engine
* Detailed scale appearance
* 4wd with 3 gear differentials
* C-hub suspension
* Dirt tread tires
* Front & rear sway bars
* Wheelbase- 12.75″
* Width- 12″
* Length- 19″
* Weight- 8.5 lbs

The part number for the Hyper Sprint is #14333, it has a street price of $419, and you should start seeing them in hobby shops mid-December. For more information simply click This Link.

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Ofna Hyper Cage Buggy
Getting burnt out on the electric scene and looking for a fun nitro buggy to bash with? If so, check out the new Hyper Cage Buggy from Ofna. The Hyper Cage buggy uses a big .28 nitro engine for power and keeps it real with a simple cage look. Some of its features and specifications include-

* C-hub suspension
* 17mm big more shocks
* Stand up servo
* Orange anodized aluminum parts
* Sway bars front and rear
* Large capacity fuel tank
* Length- 18.1″
* Width- 11.8″
* Wheelbase- 12.6″

The part number for the Hyper Cage Buggy is #14357 and it has a street price of just over $400. Hit This Link for more information.

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Ofna X3 Sabre RTR
Ofna is known for their affordable 8th scale nitro buggies and now they have announced their latest, the X3 Sabre. The X3 Sabre RTR is based off the X3 Sabre 2.0 Pro Kit and comes with a powerful Force .28 sized nitro engine. Other features include-

* 16mm V2 shocks
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Weighs under 7.5 lbs
* Front and rear sway bars
* One piece radio tray
* Lightweight fiber brake discs
* Forged steel bevel and pinion gears
* 3 shoe clutch

The part number for the X3 Sabre RTR is #34932 and you can get more information at This Link.

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Cubby

Torment Xtreme LCG Kit

I have a new Torment and I’m interested in putting an Xtreme LCG kit on my truck. My only question is, what is the ground clearance after you put the Xtreme LCG kit on the Torment? How does this truck compare to a 2wd Slash with the STRC LCG kit on it as far as handling goes?

I want to buy another Torment for my 6 yr. son so we can go to our local track and race in the 2wd stock class. I was thinking that if the Slash with STRC kit on it is a much better setup than the Torment, I would give my Torment to my son, and buy a Slash for myself and put the STRC kit on it. I would of course put the Xtreme kit on the Torment for my son. Thanks.
Sincerely,
Bryan F.

Cubby- Guess what Bryan? I proclaim your email as “Letter of the Month”, shoot Brian your snail mail so we can hook ya up with a free t-shirt.

We haven’t tested the Xtreme LCG set-up for the ECX Torment, so I can’t state first hand what it handles like or if it’s worth the cashola. What advice I will give you is this- if both you and your son plan on running at the track it will be cheaper/easier to keep spare parts if you both run the same machine. If you run a Slash and he runs an ECX, you’ll need parts for both, while if you both run the same thing you can pick up a beater off eBay or Craigslist and have a spare of everything on hand while you bash. And remember, it’s not a matter of if you’ll need parts, it is a matter of when and how many, so you will be needing plenty of spares.

A stock 2wd Slash drives well, dropping it with the STRC LCG kit makes it even better at a reasonable price. Should you decide to go that direction you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy your new BigSquidRC shirt and let me know what you ended up buying for a second vehicle.


I have an Ofna Hyper 10SC Nitro Truck that I want to convert to electric…
Can you help me with a kit or other ideas?
Mario A.

Cubby- Yo hey Mario, thanks for the email.

So… you want to convert your nitro Ofna 10SC to electric. I think I would probably skip that process, and here’s why. By the time you buy a conversion kit, buy all the electronics and spend the time doing the install, you probably could have spent a few more bucks and bought a brand new Losi SCTE RTR or Slash 4×4 RTR. So while it certainly is possible to convert your truck over, I would sell the nitro and pick up a new ride that comes out of the box kick’n electric power. Just my 2 cents, but then I’m ultra lazy and hate wrenching.


That’s it for this week ya freaks, shoot me your questions, rants, and epic meltdowns to Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. If your letter makes the big time you’ll get a free sticker pack, if I proclaim yours as “Letter of the Month” (like I did Bryan’s this week) you’ll win a free BSRC t-shirt. Be cool, shoot me your letters.
YOUR Cub Reporter

Ofna H4e Pro Kit
Ofna has announced a new touring car called the H4e Pro. The H4e comes with a rear motor, right side battery layout, and diagonally split front and rear bulkheads. Big bore shocks and roll bars help keep it under control, while closed design a-arms help it drive away from big hits. Some of its other features include-

* Stiff Duralite suspension arms
* Narrow carbon graphite Tractune chassis
* Floating servo mount
* Shortstack large bore shocks
* CNC machined 12mm wheel hexes
* Heavy duty body mounts and foam bumper
* CNC machined spool
* Fully adjustable

The part number for the Ofna H4e is #14343 and you can expect a street price of $359.

Want to read more Ofna news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

OFNA X3 Sabre Pro Kit Buggy
Eighth scale buggies are still popular among the bash crowd because they drive so well and take a good beating. There is also a large population of hobbyists that enjoy building their own cars.

Ofna’s latest 8th scale buggy is the nitro powered X3 Sabre Pro. The X3 Sabre Pro comes as an un-assembled kit letting you put the buggy together the right way. Some of its updates include-

* 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* Adjustable front caster
* More forward weight distribution
* Long travel, heavy duty suspension
* Adjustable gear diffs
* Fiberglass/steel brake pads
* Version 2 shocks w/ 3.5mm shafts
* 2080 ERFA Pipe

The part number for the Ofna X3 Sabre Pro is #34930, click on THIS LINK to get more information on the official Ofna website. For even more Ofna news check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Ofna GT-V2e 8th scale on road electric car
If you haven’t noticed yet, more and more companies are coming out with “XO-1″ killers, 8th scale electric on-road cars built to take huge power and be stable at insanely high speeds. Ofna has a new big on-road car called the GT-V2e, built to take on all comers at your local bash spot. The GT-V2e comes as an 80% roller, the car is fully assembled but you’ll need to install your own electronics. It looks like the perfect car to slap in 6S of Monster power and go for some speed records. Some of the features and specs of the GT-V2e are-

* Full bearings
* Front, center and rear CVA’s
* Dual battery trays w/ adjustable battery straps
* High density front bumper
* Big bore, nitride coated, aluminum bodied shocks
* Hard-coated 7075 3mm thick aluminum chassis
* Aluminum center diff mounts
* Center spool
* Front and rear gear diffs
* Rear diffuser bumper
* 5mm thick hard anodized shock towers
* Captured hinge pins
* Front and rear sway bars
* A choice of 2 different clear lexan bodies
* Length: 23.2″
* Width: 12.2″
* Wheelbase: 14.2″
* Weight: 5.7 lbs
* Part number: #14283 or #14284

Street price is $530 and they are available right now. Hit up the official Ofna Website for more information.

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