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THE Racers Edge Prime 7.4v 2S 100C 6500mAh LiPo Battery Review

Racers Edge LiPo Battery Review

With today’s high powered brushless systems a quality battery can make all the difference between having a really good day, or a really bad one. A good battery can not only make your truck faster and give longer runtimes, but can also supply enough current to help prevent cogging. Today we will be taking a very close look at one of the new 100C LiPo packs from Racers Edge. Does their 2S 6500mAh LiPo put out good power? Does it give long runtimes? Can it take the abuse of being bashed hard? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…

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Racers Edge EZ80 Charger Review

With loads of chargers under the $80 price point, how does one make a dent in the market? By putting out a solid charger and having it seen on places like BigSquidRC of course. The crew over at Racers Edge shot us their EZ80 Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger to try, here is what we found out.

The EZ80 uses a menu that is reminiscent of a number of other chargers on the market, thus it was easy for most of our testers to use. Testers that were not familiar with the menu found it easy to learn, except for one, Iron Mike, who did have to glance at the manual one time to figure out how to properly set the charger for his battery pack.

We used the charger on a number of different packs, but mainly on 2S and 4S Racers Edge LiPOs and an ECX 7 cell Ni-MH RTR pack. We found the quality of the charger was good. All the LiPo packs we charged felt like they had good power after being charged on the EZ80, and the Ni-MH didn’t false peak and had good power after a charge.

With a street price of just over $60, the EZ80 charges a wide variety of cell chemistries and has an easy to read screen. It’s also AC/DC, so you can use it at the house or use the 12 volt battery in your full size car to power it at the local bash spot. Its maximum charge rate is 6 amps, which is on point for a charger in this price range. The EZ80 can charge up to a 6S LiPO pack, something not all chargers in its price range can do, and it comes with a bunch of different connectors, making it easy to charge just about anything without having to solder up an adapter.

We used the EZ80 for several weeks and found it to be a solid charger, thus we can recommend it to you. To get more details simply click This Link over on the HRP Distributing website.

Want more reviews? We have plenty at This Link on BigSquidRC.

HRP Hookup Program
The good folks over at HRP Distributing have a few announcements they would like you all to know about.

The first up is their new HRP Hookup Program. The Hookup program is for people in the hobby industry and qualified enthusiasts. The program gives members special discounts in exchange for feedback on the latest rc products. You can get more information Right Here.

HRP has also announced a price drop on their popular Racers Edge PRO 4 Enduro short course truck, and 25% off of select LiPo batteries. The price on the Enduro has been dropped by $60, down to $299. Check out the savings at This Link.

Savox Servos are also getting some love, HRP has announced a March Madness sale where you can save 25% off of normal pricing. You can never have enough servos and you can click This Link to check out which ones are on sale.

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ASK Cubby

“Cubby,

I am in need of a new power supply for my battery chargers, which one are you recommending now days?

Btw, I read your last Cub Report and I totally disagree with you on the Associated B5, I can’t wait to buy one.

Martin V.”

Cubby- Yo hey what’s up Martin, thanks for the email and be sure to shoot Brian your snail mail so we can send you a BSRC sticker pack.

Which power supply am I recommending now days? My vote goes to the Racers Edge Prime 30, you can read our review Here. No, they aren’t an advertiser of ours, I simply like their power supply, and here is why-

* It is so quiet. The internal fan doesn’t always run, and when it does, it is very soft. Quiet is a Great thing in my pit area.

* It has plenty of power for most uses. I rarely charge a pair of Lipo batteries at over 20 amps each, and even when doing that, you aren’t really pushing its power capabilities.

* It has a nice display on top that shows both voltage and how much current you are pulling from it.

Cut the check for one, for most normal uses it rocks.

About the B5, to each their own and I certainly respect everyone else’s opinions (read- not really), and in return you should respect mine. Yes, I tend to hold AE to too high of a standard, and yes, I need to lower it. But… I will never lower it to the point where I will rejoice when they come out with a vehicle that simply catches them up to where the competition has been for years.

Peace and love, peace and love my friend…


“Please pass this along to Cubby.

Cubby keeps talking about how 18th scale is dead, but how can he say that with all the new trucks on the market? Just recently there have been 3 new 18ths from Dromida and the ECX 18th Ruckus and Torment. Where I live 18th is alive and well, I don’t know how he can say its dead. I read your website every single day, but what he is saying is dead wrong.

Chase”

Cubby- Yo hey Chase, thanks for the email.

So I take you are core into 18th scalers. Good for you, I am also a big believer in them. A good 18th scaler is fast, fun, and more importantly, affordable. Where it can take hundreds of bucks to keep a larger scale running on a weekly basis, it costs only a small fraction of that for an 18th scale.

Is 18th dead? You make a great case about Dromida and ECX putting out new small scalers, they wouldn’t put them out if there wasn’t a demand, and we’ve certainly had a lot of fun with them around the office.

But… we tend to get out a lot. Whether it be the local tracks, or the local spots known for bashers to congregate, we most certainly are Not all about writing, we are all about getting out and living the lifestyle by actually driving. With that said, yes, we do see small scalers here and there, but… and there is always a but… we just don’t see them out in the wild like during their glory days in the mid/late 2000′s. Back in those days it was common to see a “Mini-T” or “RC18″ class, now days about the only 18th scalers we see being raced are Losi Mini-T based oval cars. And at local bash spots, it reflects the same. Back “in the day” you would see multiple 18th scalers at a bash, now you are lucky to see a couple.

So while there have been several new models released, I think it would be a stretch to say that they are still “popular”, although we are totally for them blowing up and getting huge again. Both the Dromida’s and the new ECX’s are durable and a bunch of fun to wheel, hopefully they will help bring back some of the popularity of the small scale scene. Six months from now we would love to be able to say the mini class is more popular than it has ever been.


That’s it, I’m done. Well, for this week at least. I’ll be picking a “Letter of the Month” next week so get in those wacky emails of yours, you could win a new uber-boss BSRC t-shirt. Shoot your questions, balance inquiries, or off-beat jokes to Cubby at BigSquidRC.com.

YOUR Cub Reporter

THE Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro 4wd RTR SCT Review

Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro 4wd RTR SCT Review

Racers Edge has typically been known for their accessories, but they’ve got a line-up of value priced off road machines too. Today we’ll be taking an in depth look at their Pro4 Enduro 4wd brushless short course truck. It is just a race machine? Can you bash hard with it? Does its included brushless system have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” to find out…

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Racers Edge PRIME 30 Amp Power Supply
When you need to charge big battery packs at a high rate, you have to have a beefy power supply, and needless to say we charge a lot of battery packs around the BigSquidRC offices. A few weeks ago the folks over at Racers Edge sent us their new PRIME 30 Amp Power Supply to check out (read- abuse), here is what we found out.

The PRIME 30 worked great for us. We continually used a pair of Hyperion 720iNet3 chargers on it, charging a pair of MaxAmps 2S 6500mAh Lipo packs each at 20 amps (336 watts total), and it didn’t overheat or go into protection mode. The PRIME is rated for 540 watts, so we weren’t even close to pushing it hard.

The voltage is adjustable via a knob on the top of the power supply from 12-18 volts DC. The display is backlit, making it easy to read in dark areas, and it shows how much current is being pulled.

The PRIME comes with a pair of USB outputs which come in mighty handy when charging your cell phone.

The PRIME 30 is stiffly regulated, we only measured a .1 drop in output voltage when drawing over 300 watts.

Perhaps the best thing about the PRIME 30 is its fan. The fan only comes on when needed, and even when it kicks on it is one of the quieter units on the market.

After a few weeks of abuse the PRIME 30 is still working like new for us, we highly recommend you try one out if you are in the market for a new power supply. The part number is #RCEPS30, it has a street price of $129, and you can get more information at This Link.

Click Here for more Racers Edge news on BigSquidRC.

Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Unboxing
Racers Edge is known mainly for their aftermarket accessories, but they have cars too. Today we are bringing you unboxing pictures of their new Pro4 Enduro truck. The Enduro is a 10th scale, 4wd short course truck that comes fully assembled and ready to jam right out of the box. The thing that immediately caught our attention was the fact it has a street price of $359 and comes with a brushless power system already installed.

When unboxing the Enduro we noticed that it comes with a protective film over the body to make sure it arrives unscratched. We also noticed that the Enduro looks good in hand, the body is sharp, and the chassis looks ready for a good off-road pounding. Also of note, the chassis is extra stiff, due at least in part to its full top deck.

Take a look at our unboxing pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to pop a new Enduro out of the box. Be sure to click the “Read More” button for two additional unboxing galleries.

Hit up This Link for more information on the Enduro, and Click Here for more Racers Edge news right here on BigSquidRC.

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Racers Edge PRIME 30 Amp Power Supply
Is your tailgate covered with a small army of battery chargers on the weekend? Do you like to charge your battery packs at high rates? If you answered “yes” to one or both, Racers Edge has announced their new PRIME 30 amp switching power supply. With 540 watts of power it can help you handle all your charging duties.

Some of the features and specifications for the Racers Edge PRIME 30 include-

* Dual output ports
* Two USB charging ports
* Backlit LCD screen
* 12-18V DC Output
* 30 amp output current
* Comes with cooling fan
* Size: 218 x 139 x 59.5

Click Here for more Racers Edge news on BigSquidRC.

HRP ihobby

HRP Distributing was out in force at iHobby with lots of new product on display.

HRP distributes Gmade and the new Sawback scaler Jeep was featured in the booth. From looking over the Sawback it looks like it will be a lot of fun out on the trail.

For short course fans the Racers Edge Pro 4 Enduro was on hand, and Viper RC had all their motors and speed controllers out on display.

HRP has recently started to distribute Team C gear here in the states and they had numerous models on display. The Team C vehicles looked like high end race machines for flying around a high bite track.

Spaz Stix paints and JQ Products were also in the HRP booth. The Spaz Stix paints have really taken off this year, and the JQ vehicles keep getting more popular. A bunch of Savox servos were also in the booth, look for our review of one of their waterproof models very soon.

To get more information on everything from HRP simply click This Link. To read more HRP news here on BigSquidRC THIS is the link you want.

Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Electric Short Course Truck
After we first reported Here, the folks over at Racers Edge have released more information and a release date for their new Pro4 Enduro. The Pro4 Enduro is an affordable RTR electric powered 4wd short course truck designed for speed and durability.

* Waterproof
* Three fuild filled metal gear differentials
* 2.4GHz radio system
* 4000kv, 4 pole brushless motor
* 6061 aluminum chassis
* Full set of bearings
* Aluminum threaded, oil filled shocks
* Removable electronics tray for easy cleaning
* Adjustable steel turn buckles
* Release date: mid-October

We posted below a body off shot from the HobbyTown USA dealer convention that shows the Pro4 Enduro requiring saddle packs. From the information released yesterday Racers Edge states that saddle packs are not required, so there have been some changes made. We will be catching up with the Racers Edge people later this week at the iHobby Expo, we’ll post fresh under hood pictures when we get them. Until then you can Click Here to view the other products that Racers Edge offer.

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HRP at Hobbytown usa
HRP Distributing was at the HobbyTown USA Convention showing off some of their new gear. One of the coolest items was their new Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro short course truck. It looks tough and comes with a very affordable price tag.

HRP also had a bunch of Spaz Stix paints on display. These have become very popular the last few months and are available in a wide range of colors.

Perhaps the biggest news for the bashing crowd was the fact that HRP is now a distributor for CEN Racing. So all you bashers out there that have been looking for a place to get CEN products, just have your local hobby shop give the guys at HRP a call.

To see everything that HRP now offers hit up THIS LINK.

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

 Racers Edge PRIME CUBE200 4 Port Charger
Racers Edge has just announced a big new 4 port battery charger, the PRIME CUBE200. This is part of their PRIME series, and as such comes with a very nice aluminum carry case.

The CUBE200 is a DC only charger and can charge at up to 6 amps on each of its 4 ports. If you race a lot of classes, or simply bring a half dozen cars to the local bash spot, one 4 port charger goes a long ways towards saving space while still keeping all your packs charged.

The Racers Edge CUBE200 can charge up to a 6S Lithium pack and has a maximum discharge rate of 1 amp. It also comes with a blue backlit LCD display, a 5v 1 amp USB output, and a 5 year warranty.

Looking for more information on battery chargers? If so, check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Racers Edge Twin400 Battery charger
The latest battery charger from Racers Edge boasts serious power and unique features. For power the new Twin400 can charge at up to 10 amps (200 watts) per channel. For unique features it has a small rack on top to place your batteries while charging, and it comes with a sturdy aluminum carry case for hauling it from track to track. Some of the Twin400′s other features and specifications include-

* DC Input: 12-18 volts
* Max Charge Power: 2 x 200 watts (up to 10 amps)
* Max. Discharge Power: 2 x 25 watts (up to 5 amps)
* Current Drain For Balancing: 200mA/cell
* NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1 – 15cells
* LiPo/LiFe/LiIon Cell Count: 1 – 6cells
* Pb Battery Voltage: 2-20volts
* USB Port: 5volts – 1amp
* Display: Blue Backlit LCD
* Net Weight: 3.08 lbs
* Dimensions: 195mm x 92mm x 140mm
* Warranty: 5 year Manufacture Defect
* Part #RCESC2200

Expect a street price of $180 for the Twin400 and you can get more information at THIS link on the Racers Edge website.

Want to learn more about Racers Edge? Try THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.