Horizon Hobby has announced a new version of their burly Rockstar 48″ Catamaran that features a significantly lower street price. The big 26cc gasoline engine remains, while the previous model’s push button R.O.S.S. starter system has been dropped to reduce the street price by about $200.
* Capable of speeds over 40 mph
* 270 oz-in rudder servo
* Wide hull for increased stability in rough water
* For safety, a centrifugal clutch prevents the prop from spinning at idle
* Anodized aluminum hardware to match Rockstar livery
* Comes with Spektrum DX2E DSMR radio
* Length- 48″
* Beam- 17.3″
* Weight- 20.2lb
The Rockstar 48 has a street price of $999, a part number of #PRB09003, and they are expected to start shipping in late December. You can get More Details over on the official Pro Boat website.
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Pro Boat Rockstar 48 Gallery
THE Losi 8IGHT-E RTR with AVC Review
8th scale buggies are prime bash machines, they are fast, corner well, and can make the biggest of the big jumps. We’ve been bash testing the new 8th scale Losi 8IGHT-E RTR for weeks now. Is it a burly bash machine? Can you go huge with it? Does it come with big power? How easily does it break? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
We’ve been testing and bashing the new Losi XXX-SCT Brushless RTR with AVC for several weeks now. When we cracked it out of the box we took a bunch of pictures to show our readers exactly what it looks like when you get one in your hands. What you’ll find inside is everything needed to get the truck running including AA batteries for the transmitter and a 3000mAh LiPO battery w/ charger for the truck. Our full review will go up soon, until then enjoy the unboxing pictures and you can Click Right Here to get more details over on the official Losi website.
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Losi XXX-SCT Unboxing Gallery 1
Losi XXX-SCT Unboxing Gallery 2
While some hobbyists are looking for the most high-tech vehicles they can buy, there will always be a big demand for basic, entry level machines. The Kyosho Sand Master is just that, an entry level buggy for new drivers, or for hobbyists that are looking to keep things simple.
The folks over at Kyosho America have announced that the Sand Master is now available in three new colors- black, white and purple. The readyset versions come fully assembled and ready to bash with a Team Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery, 2.4GHz radio system, and a LiPO ready Team Orion ESC.
The kit version is priced at just $109 while the readysets have a street price of $159. Hit up This Link to get more information over on Kyosho America’s official website.
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Kyosho Sand Master Black/White/Purple Gallery
When the original Wraith was released a few years ago there was nothing else like it on the market. It combined size, speed and scale appeal into a package that instantly made it a hit. Fast forward to late 2014 and the platform has been updated with the release of the Axial Wraith Spawn. The scale 4×4 genre is now ultra competitive with many quality kits vying for your dollar. Is the Wraith Spawn worth your cash? Click the “Read More” to see what we thought.
The crew over at Team Associated have announced the latest vehicle in their Qualifier Series line-up, the ProSC 4×4 RTR. Fully assembled and ready to rumble, the ProSC RTR comes with Reedy brushless power, a 4×4 drive train, a 2.4GHz radio system, and a “splash proof” ESC. Some of its other features include-
* 16mm big bore shocks
* Reedy 7-Cell 8.4V NiMH battery
* Metric hardware and full bearing set
* Reedy 550-SL 3500kV 4-pole brushless motor
* Heavy duty gear diffs and slipper clutch
The street price is $359, it has a part number of #7062, and these are due to hit stores in mid-December. To get more details Hit Up This Link over on the official Associated website.
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Associated ProSC 4x4 RTR Gallery
There is one style of vehicle that can be a great bashing machine one day, then can bust out nuclear fast laps at the local outdoor track the next, an 8th scale buggy. The latest RTR 8th scale buggy to hit the bashing market is the 8IGHT-E with AVC from Losi.
As we unboxed our 8IGHT-E RTR we took a bunch of pictures to show everyone at home what it looks like when you crack the box open. You’ll notice from the pictures that the 8IGHT-E comes RTR, but does need to have its rear wing put on. This is very simple to do, requiring just two body clips. You’ll also notice that it does come with AA batteries for the transmitter, but it doesn’t come with a battery pack for the buggy. If you don’t already have a 3 or 4S LiPO sitting around, you’ll need to pick one up before you hit the local bash spot.
Our full review of the 8IGHT-E RTR goes up about a week from now, if you are looking for more details Click Right Here to visit the official Losi website.
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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Unboxing Gallery 1
Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Unboxing Gallery 2
Helion has a new 1/12th scale buggy called the Impakt 12B. Its smaller size makes it easier to drive in small areas and it comes with a very affordable price point. The 12B also comes with scale details like a drivers helmet, a roll cage, and light buckets. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Water resistant electronics
* Comes completely RTR with LiPO battery and charger, and AAs for the transmitter
* Comes with LiPO charge bag
* 380 brushed motor
* Wheelbase- 9.84″
* Width- 8.39″
* Length- 13.54″
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Speeds in excess of 20 mph
The 12B is street priced at $139 and you can scoot on over to the official Helion Website for more details.
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Helion Impakt 12B Gallery
The Losi XXX-SCB has been a favorite among the bashing crowd for years, it has a cool scale look and its legendary XXX geometry makes it a great handling machine. Now there is a new version, a XXX-SCB that comes standard with a Dynamite brushless power system and AVC stability control.
Have a look at the two galleries below to see what it looks like when you open the box on a new brushless XXX-SCB. As you can see, it comes RTR with everything you need right in the box. A 2S LiPO battery, a charger, and even AA transmitter batteries come standard.
Our full review will be finished up in the next couple of weeks. The brushless SCB has a street price of $349 and you get more details over on the official Losi Website. Want to see more unboxings? Click Here to see more right here on BigSquidRC.
Losi Brushless SCB Unboxing Gallery 1
Losi Brushless SCB Unboxing Gallery 2
Our friends over at Pro Boat have announced a Version 3 of the Blackjack 29″ Catamaran. This version has a new fiberglass hull for better durability and a new 6 pole 2000kV brushless motor for even more power. A huge 120 amp ESC now comes with a big EC5 connector, while a Spektrum DX2E with DSMR takes care of business on the radio end when you are flying across the water at speeds up to 45 mph.
The part number is #PRB08011, the street price is $429, and they should be available now. Click Here to get more details over on the official Pro Boat website.
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Pro Boat Blackjack V3 Gallery
How about popping some mad wheelies with an rc tractor this winter? That sounds exactly like something the BSRC Bash Crew could get into. Tamiya has a Kumamon Edition RC Tractor that would be perfect for wild wheelie action. It comes in both kit and RTR form and even has Japanese mascot Kumamon behind the steering wheel. If you watch the video below it looks like Kumamon is having a serious good time cruising around his local bash spot.
The Kumamon tractor comes on a Tamiya WR-02G chassis and has a part number of #58601. You can hit up This Link to check out more cool items over on the official Tamiya USA website.
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Tamiya Tractor Gallery
First Shown back in February, the HPI Racing Q32 Baja Buggy is getting close to shipping. The Q32 is a 1/32 scale off-road buggy that is the perfect size for having lots of fun in small spaces. High grip foam tires keep it hooked up, while a 2.4GHz radio system eliminates frequency conflicts. It also features proportional steering and comes with a battery and charger.
The part number is #114060, they are street priced at $59, and they should hit hobby shop shelves before Christmas. Click Right Here to visit the Q32 page over on HPI’s website.
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HPI Q32 Buggy Gallery
Coming to a hobby shop near you is the Kyosho Lancer EVO Readyset. On the outside it features a detail Mitsubishi Lancer EVO body, on the inside lurks a powerful Orion One 2400kV brushless system. The transmitter is a new KT-231 2.4GHz FHSS unit and it comes with an Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery to get you bashing as quickly as possible.
The Lancer hits the streets sometime in December at $309 with a part number of #30919T1B. Right Here is the link to its official page over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Lancer Gallery