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Duratrax Onyx Brushless SystemThe fine folks over at Duratrax have announced a Special Offer on select Onyx Brushless Systems. From now until February 28, 2015 you will receive a merchandise certificate for up to $25 when purchasing a Duratrax Onyx brushless system. These systems feature good power, greater efficiency, exceptional speeds, longer component life and less maintenance than other brands on the market, and can help turn your brushed RTR from mild to wild.

$25 Merchandise Certificate

DTXC3194 1/8 120A ESC/2200kV Brushless System- $249.99
DTXC3195 1/8 120A ESC/2650kV Brushless System- 249.99

$10 Merchandise Certificate

DTXC3164 1/10 80A ESC/3930kV Brushless System- $149.99
DTXC3165 1/10 80A ESC/4420kV Brushless System- 149.99
DTXC3166 1/10 80A ESC/5900kV Brushless System- 149.99
DTXC3172 1/10 80A ESC/3650kV 4-Pole System- 159.99
DTXC3174 1/10 80A ESC/4550kV 4-Pole System- 159.99

You can hit up This Link for more details on Onyx brushless systems over on the official Duratrax website, or you can Click Right Here for more Duratrax news on BigSquidRC.

[Update: Live show is over, but check out the replay above.]

Hey everyone, we are getting ready for Big Squid RC Live! We start at 9pm CST 10pm cst.

Join us won’t you? It’s Big Squid RC Live #9! We take questions from our fans live in the chat box, discuss that hottest RC news of the moment, and all sorts of other surprises.

Today’s show is sponsored byDuratrax Onyx Chargers! And we are giving away an Onyx 235 Charger!! Watch live and make sure you are in the CHAT window to qualify to win.

onyx brushless

The folks from Duratrax have sent word for people looking to upgrade to brushless systems to consider making the jump to Onyx. Onyx Brushless Systems are available in 1/10th scale and 1/8 scale versions with several KV’s in each size. They even have 4 pole versions, and also a programming card that makes dialing in your system easy to do just about anywhere. If you are looking to save some cash, they are a pretty cheap system to upgrade too..

DTXC3164 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless System 3930kV. . . . . . . . . . $150
DTXC3165 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless System 4420kV. . . . . . . . . . 150
DTXC3166 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless System 5900kV. . . . . . . . . . 150
DTXC3172 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless SC System 3650kV . . . . . . . 160
DTXC3174 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless SC System 4550kV . . . . . . . 160
DTXC3194 Onyx 1/8 Scale Brushless System 2200kV. . . . . . . . . . . 249
DTXC3195 Onyx 1/8 Scale Brushless System 2650kV. . . . . . . . . . . 249
DTXC1352 Onyx ESC Programming Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99

Need more Onyx news? Check HERE.

That’s right, you have read that headline correctly, we are going to be broadcasting LIVE tonight (11-28-2012) at 10PM CST.
A few of the Big Squid RC crew will be talking about the current hot news in RC, showing some of the stuff we are working on for upcoming reviews, and even announcing a new BASHER APPROVED vehicle!

Did we mention we are also giving away a BRAND NEW Team Durango Truck?!

Update: You can now watch the recorded version from the LIVE show here:

Note: We will be live at 10pm CST.. please hold…

Rules for the Durango contest: You must leave a comment below DURING THE LIVE SHOW. This contest is limited to US residents only. A random comment will be chosen towards the end of the show, live, and a winner will be announced!

Special thanks to this evenings sponsors, ONYX Batteries and ONYX Chargers as well as Team Durango for the giveaway truck!

The Duratrax Onyx 150 LiPo Charger Review

We get a lot of emails asking about chargers. We normally tell people to check our our Charger Shootout to at least get them started for some ideas on what to look for in a new charger. Some people are on a serious budget, or are just new to the hobby and want to keep the costs low while keeping it simple, and that’s where the new Duratrax Onyx 150 comes in. Is this the ultimate entry level lipo charger? Keep reading…



The Duratrax Onyx LiPo bargain continues with expanded 25C LiPo pack options. Now offered with Deans® Ultra Plugs®, new configurations include

  • DTXC1830 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 1300mAh Soft Case w/Deans Ultra Plug
  • DTXC1836 Onyx LiPo 2S 7.4V 2000mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ultra Plg New
  • DTXC1868 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 4000mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ulra Plg
  • DTXC1878 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 6400mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ulta Plg
  • DTXC1882 Onyx LiPo 2S 7.4V 8000mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ultra Plg

Full lineup available on the Duratrax website.


For the racer looking for ROAR approved 1/10 and 1/8 scale packs or the  basher looking for a higher discharge and the protection of a hard case LiPo, these TrakPower LiPos are what you are looking for. New configurations include

  • TKPC0265 LiPo 2S 7.4V 4400mAh 50C Hard Case w/4mm Bullet
  • TKPC0455 LiPo 6S 22.2V 3400mAh 60C Hard Case w/Deans Ultra Plug
  • TKPC0460 LiPo 1S 3.7V 6400mAh 70C Hard Case w/4mm Bullet
  • TKPC0465 LiPo 2S 7.4V 6800mAh 70C Hard Case w/Deans Ultra Plug
  • TKPC0485 LiPo 4S 14.8V 6800mAh 70C Hard Case w/Deans Ultra Plug

Visit the TrakPower website for more info on all their products.


Duratrax Onyx Lipo

 DuraTrax is now offering their 25C Onyx LiPo packs with a Traxxas Plugs at some serious value pricing. They have 2s and 3s packs going from 1400mAh to 8000mAh. These are soft packs, and also come with balancing connectors. To give you an idea of how low the prices are, a 3S 4000mAh 25C pack with Traxxas plug will hit shelves for under $50!

Hit the official Duratrax page for more details and info on individual packs coming February 2012.

onyx 245 dual charger That’s right, we have a winner! All the names of everyone that entered were put into a spreadsheet, those names randomly sorted, then Cubby presses the button on a random number generator. That number tells us what person wins. This way none of us feel bad about all the people that didn’t win.. well, Cubby never feels bad, but it helps me.
Anyway, the winner is #24 Geena Tucker!! Congrats Geena! I will be trying to contact you shortly via Facebook, but if you read this first, please email me your contact info/mailing address and we will get the charger out to you asap!

But wait, there is more! Cubby let slip that we have another contest coming up, and we do! We will be announcing the official rules in the next day or two, and this one is going to be HUGE!!

Thanks again to everyone that entered, and good luck in the next one!

Cubby Cheerio fine people of the rc world and welcome to my latest uber (read- far from greatest) edition of THE Cub Report.

Traxxas rules the world, not that I had to tell you that, I only said it because it’s a nice intro. Anyways… Traxxas will finally reveal to the public at large their way-super-dope-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it brand spank’n new vehicle this week. Because they are promo’n it as the best thing since the Slash it had indeed better be something pretty revolutionary or every Traxxas fanboy on the net is totally gonna remove the word “Traxxas” from their sigs. My guess right now is it’s a nuclear powered flying ice cream machine, how sweet would that be (pun intended)? But.. I’ve been known to be wrong from time to time (read- pretty much every time). But seriously, we’ll have Mad coverage on the uber new ride from the Texan world changers ASAP (read- after Peter V lets the crew at RCCA run their dirty hands all over it for about week). Traxxas won’t return our calls now either (read- maybe somebody is get’n too big for their britches?) but we’ll get the scoopage posted regardless, I can assure you that. :)

In case you can’t see the gigantic banner above, it’s cyber Monday and we are giving away one of those slick Onyx dual chargers. I used it several times (read- mashed it with my hands to see what would happen) and it was easy to use as well as provided a good quality charge. And if you are running a Savage Flux or some other type of truck that takes two batts at a time the Onyx 245 really is sweet to have. So sign up, you just might win.

Not that you’d be a loser if you didn’t win the Onyx charger, as BigSquid RC is also going Huge for X-mas this year. This isn’t some poser operation going on around this joint (read- anymore.. LOL), we are also holding a “Twelve days of Christmas” contest. Actually, it is probably going to be called something else as we have wayyy more than 12 products to give away. Just denote the phrases “BigSquid”, “X-mas”, and “Win Lots And Lots Of Cool Stuff”. More info coming soon folks…

I’ve been helping out our uber 18th scale guy Tim on the new Helion Animus 18TR review. Some people still don’t know who or what Helion is and that amazes me. Helion is a company started up by some serious industry heavy hitters to sell affordable entry level trucks to the masses. Anyways… the new Animus 18TR is pretty much what it sounds like, an 18th scale truggy, and we’ve been having great fun smashing it into everything Brian holds dear in his life. Look for the review this week.

I also hear that Jeff’s highly critical RedCat review is nearly finished, as is Evan’s Horizon Losi Mini-8 review. Throw in a Venom brushless review I’m finishing up and a Speed Passion motor review Hawaiian Chris has been helping on and we should be putting out quite an interesting week of reviews here on the Squid.

You all know how adamant I am about supporting local hobby shops. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the giant out of Champaign, Hobbico, has done some cool things for local hobby shops lately. Did you see the Black Friday specials from Hobbico? Or their Cyber Monday deals? Hobbico actively encourages you to get these specials from your local hobby shops/Great Planes dealers. This hobby is dead without local hobby shops and Hobbico knows it. It’s awesome Hobbico is running their specials through local dealers, that’s something I respect and something that Hobbico deserves to get some major kudos on. So props to Hobbico, they care about their dealers and what’s good for the hobby in general.

That’s it for this week, as always support your local hobby shops, tracks and bash spots!

YOUR Cub Reporter

The Onyx 245 AC/DC Dual Balancing Charger Review

onyx 245 dual charger

Electric vehicles are currently winning the see-saw battle over nitro, and this means more batteries and more charging. There are a lot of chargers on the market, but with people needing multiple battery packs to run their vehicles, you may want to consider your options. Do you want two chargers so you can be charging multiple batteries? The Onyx 245 lets you charge two packs at once. Lets see if it does everything else we need…


Onyx nimh

Looks like the Onyx batteries from DuraTrax are getting a good boost! The popular NiMH packs now go from 4200mah to 5000mah! They have both 7.2v and 8.4v for those looking to get an even bigger boost! To make things even more enticing, they offer versions with Traxxas connectors already attached.

Head over to the DuraTrax web page for info.