THE Losi 1/5th Desert Buggy XL Review
5th scale was once only popular overseas, but now, thanks to companies like Losi and HPI, it has blown up here in the states. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at Losi’s latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. Powered by a 23cc gas engine and using 4wd for better traction, the big Losi should be a great bash machine, but is it? Hit the “Read More” button to read what we found out about the DBXL…
Serpent has announced a new RTR version of their high end 1/8 Cobra GT car. The GT-E RTR comes fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, metal gear servo, waterproof ESC, and 2450kV brushless motor. The slick looking body is pre-painted and pre-cut for extra convenience.
* 16mm big bore shocks
* 4wd with 3 gear diffs
* 7075 T6 aluminum shock towers and chassis
* Oversized A-arms
* Front and rear anti-roll bars
The part number for the Cobra GT-E is #600045 and you can get more information at This Link.
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Serpent Cobra GT-E Gallery
Helion RC has just announced their latest vehicle, the Dominus 10SCv2 short course truck. The version 2 comes with multiple updates, the biggest being its Reaktor brushless system. With a 3500kV brushless motor and waterproof electronics, the 10SCv2 is ready for some serious bashing. It also sports a new composite chassis, all metal gear transmission, and a new battery tray with velcro straps to make it easier to use different batteries. A 2.4GHz radio system comes standard, and it comes with a 7 cell 3000 mAh battery pack and charger. To get more information simply hit up This Link over on the official Helion website.
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Helion 10SCv2 Gallery
To make their latest rally car even more scale realistic, HPI Racing has mounted up nitro power in their new Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0. A Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine is used to give you the smell and sound of nitro, while the WR8 chassis is based off the Bullet 3.0 monster truck for maximum bash-a-bility. A scale realistic Ford Fiesta body with Ken Block livery sits on top, which should make it a real head turner when you meet up with your bash-buddies at the park.
The part number for the WR8 3.0 is #112868 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the offical HPI website. Click Here for more HPI news right here on BigSquidRC.
HPI Ken Block Nitro WR8 Gallery
The crew over at HPI Racing have announced a new look for their Crawler King. The latest version comes with a 1973 Ford Bronco body, comes in RTR form, and is waterproof for your bashing pleasure. With its 4wd and 55 turn brushed motor, it should be a blast to drive at the local rock pile. The truck in the pictures is sporting some super sticky Hot Bodies crawling tires, but we have not been able to confirm if those will come standard on the truck. More information is coming soon on this one, until then hit up This Link to visit the official HPI website.
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HPI Crawler King Bronco Gallery
Maybe you’ve never owned an HPI Sprint 2 before, but many people have. Those that have know it is a durable, and fun, on-road machine. HPI has announced their latest version of the Sprint 2, a BMW M3. The Bimmer comes in bright orange and is motivated by a 5900kV Flux brushless system. Street price is estimated to be right at $300.
* Officially licensed BMW M3 E92 body
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Comes on 1/10th Sprint 2 belt driven 4WD chassis
* Vektor 5900 kV brushless motor
* HPI Flux Vapor ESC w/ LVC
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HPI Sprint 2 Flux BMW M3 Gallery
For all you Ferrari fans out there Kyosho has announced a pair or new on-road cars. The new Inferno Ferrari 458 comes two ways, electric with Orion brushless power, or nitro powered by a .25 cubic inch Kyosho KE25 engine. Both come as Readysets, assembled with 2.4GHz radio systems and metal gear servos.
The Electric Powered Version has a part number of #30940 and is priced at $785. The Nitro Version has a part number of #31838 and a street price of $679.
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EP Inferno GT2 VE RS Ferrari 458 Gallery
GP Inferno GT2 RS Ferrari 458 Gallery
On display in the HPI Racing booth at the Toy Fair in Germany was a new Micro RS4 version of the Vaughn Gittin JR ’69 Mustang RTR-X. The upcoming HPI Micro RS4 version looks much like its larger brothers and will come fully assembled and ready to drift.
* Fully licensed replica
* Includes two sets of mounted wheels/tires- drift and high grip
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Includes 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Belt driven 4WD
* Full set of bearings
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The Carisma M48S Porsche 959 won’t hit the states until March but it already has several staffers fighting over who gets to drive it first. To make it even worse, the folks over at Carisma have decided to wet our appetite even more by putting up a new video featuring the Porsche in action. The video shows the 959 tearing it up on the beach, throwing roost and generally have a good old fashioned bash session. Click to the video below to check it out yourself, and hit up This Link to visit the official Carisma website.
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We were stoked to see the press release from Aquacraft announcing their new P-27 Gunslinger Crackerbox RTR, it reminds us that all this ice will melt and spring will be here before we know it.
The Gunslinger is the first rc boat that sports a true RTR crackerbox hull. Its hull design helps make it faster and more responsive in the water, which of course are two things we highly approve of. Some of it other features and specifications include-
* ABS crackerbox racing hull w/ drain
* 1800kV 6 pole brushless motor on aluminum motor mount
* 50 amp ESC w/ LVC
* 3mm straight shaft drive system
* Kick-back rudder
* FRP propeller w/ spare
* Center-mounted skeg
* Water-tight radio box
* Hull length- 28″
* Height- 6″
* Width- 10.25″
* Weight (less battery)- 37.5 oz
The part number for the Gunslinger is #AQUB1815, it has a street price of $229, and they should start hitting hobby shops in April. Hit up This Link to learn more about it on the official Aquacraft website.
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One of the “big” surprises that HPI Racing showed at the Toy Fair in Germany was their new 1/32 Cue Micro Buggy. The Cue looks somewhat similar to their 5th scale Baja buggy, just in a much, much smaller size. The HPI Cue is small enough to be driven just about anywhere and comes with features like EVA tires and linear steering. More information is coming soon and we are told HPI is shooting for a mid Summer release date.
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HPI Cue Micro Buggy Gallery
THE Caster Racing E-Ultra SCT10 RTR Short Course Truck Review
Is there a hotter product category than 4wd short course trucks? Now days it seems like everybody is driving one. The folks over at Caster Racing shot us one of their E-Ultra SCT10 4wd short course trucks to see how we thought it stacked up to the competition. No doubt there are some serious heavy hitters in the class, how does the Caster compare? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
The HPI Racing crew showed off a pair of new rally style Micro RS4s at the Toy Fair in Germany last week. These super detailed micros were replicas of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Global Rallycross cars driven by Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.
* Officially licensed bodies
* 4 wheel belt drive
* 2.4 GHz radio systems
* Comes with 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Ball bearing equipped
* Utilizes standard size electronics
The part number is #112465 for the Lasek edition, and #112466 for the Isachsen version. You can find all sorts of cool information over on HPI’s Facebook Page, or you can Click Here to visit their official website.
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HPI Rally Micro RS4 Gallery