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Horizon Hobby Drones On The Horizon Event

Event Coverage – Drones On The Horizon

Last weekend the BigSquidRC Bash Crew had the pleasure of attending Drones On The Horizon. The event, put on by Horizon Hobby, was a one day show held in Orlando Florida to celebrate everything that is good about rc. Unlike many other events, it wasn’t locked down to just one genre like airplanes or cars, Drones On The Horizon had [...]

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Drones On The Horizon

Getting Close – Drones On The Horizon In Orlando Florida

Mark your calendar for Saturday April 9th as that’s when Horizon Hobby’s big Drones On The Horizon event takes off. It is a one day event that showcases all the different genres in our hobby and is being held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando Florida. Admission and parking are both Free, so come on down to watch a [...]

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Castle Telemetry Link

Castle Creations Telemetry Link for Futaba and Spektrum Radi…

Wouldn’t it be cool if you would read the telemetry from your Castle Creations ESC on the screen of your Futaba or Spektrum transmitter? Sure it would! Castle has just announced their Telemetry Link that allows you to do just that. The Castle Telemetry Link works on select surface and air transmitters, and on select Castle ESCs. Once installed, the Telemetry [...]

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Spektrum Heavy Duty FPV Transmitter Camera

Spektrum Heavy Duty 25mW 5.8GHz Video Transmitter & Camera

Need a rugged FPV Transmitter/Camera for your Drone racer? How about a tough (and waterproof) one for your surface vehicle? If so, Spektrum has got you dialed with their new Heavy Duty 25mW 5.8GHz Video Transmitter & Camera. Designed to take rough landings (drone or monster truck) their new set-up can help get your FPV game up to speed. * Small [...]

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Spektrum Focal FPV Wireless Headset

Spektrum Focal FPV Wireless Headset

Hey all you aspiring FPV racers, Spektrum has a new premium headset for you. Collaborating with Fatshark, the new Spektrum Focal FPV Wireless Headset is full of the features that you are looking for. What does the Focal bring to the plate? * 5.8GHz headset * Spektrum wireless head tracking & channel selection * Communicates with any Spektrum Wireless Trainer Link transmitter * Comfortable [...]

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Spektrum DX6R 6-Channel DSMR Smart Radio System

Spektrum DX6R 6-Channel DSMR Smart Radio System

Whoa! Spektrum isn’t messing around with their new DX6R Smart Radio System. What makes the DX6R so special? First off, it is a high-end radio that uses an Android Powered Full Color Touch Screen. Secondly, it was designed with all the latest and greatest technology, but to still be easy to use. It is obvious that Spektrum is shooting to [...]

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Spektrum Teleporter V4 25mW Micro Camera

Spektrum Teleporter V4 FPV Headset with 25mW Micro Camera

For all you FPV pilots, the folks at Spektrum have announced the Teleporter V4 Headset Bundle. That’s right, Spektrum has now made it easy to finish up that quad racer that you’ve been building over the winter. What’s included in the bundle? * Fat Shark Teleporter V4 FPV headset * Spektrum VA2500 25mw Micro FPV camera/transmitter * Spironet RHCP headset antenna * 760mAh 7.4V [...]

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Blade Edition Vortex Pro Quad Racer

Sneak Peak – Blade Edition ImmersionRC Vortex Pro Quad Racer

While Blade RC is best known for their helicopters, they also make some pretty cool quads. Today they are teasing their collaboration with ImmersionRC on an upcoming Blade Edition Vortex Pro Race Quad. The Blade Edition will feature Spektrum Bind-n-Fly technology to make the Vortex Pro a true competition ready package. To get more information on all Blade products simply hit [...]

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ECX 4WD Brushless Circuit Review

ECX Brushless 4WD Circuit with AVC Review

If there was ever a truck targeted right at bashers it would have to be the ECX Brushless 4WD Circuit with AVC from Horizon Hobby. There is no racing class for it, has never really been a racing class for it, and with big brushless power and stability control it has the makings of a backyard beast. Is it a [...]

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How To Spektrum AVC Stability Control

How To – Dialing In Spektrum’s AVC Stability Control

A few months ago we Did An Article on how to put Spektrum’s AVC Electronic Stability Control in a typical bash vehicle like the Traxxas 2wd Slash VXL, but what good is AVC if it isn’t set-up properly? Today we’ll be going over some tips on how to dial in the AVC Stability Control on your car. * Before you even [...]

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Spektrum AR7210BX

From the Future: Unboxing the Spektrum AR7210BX Flybarless

Hey guys, this past weekend I had a blast at the IRCHA Jamboree 2015 (Coverage post in the works), but what is funny is a contest Horizon Hobby was running giving away the Spektrum AR7210BX flybarless unit and receiver featuring the new SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) before its October release. It’s only funny since of the 6 available, I received one of them [...]

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Spektrum Trade Up Program

Spektrum Trade Up Program

Has your old transmitter seen better days? Tired of your Plain-Jane RTR radio? Looking to switch over to a radio that has AVC electronic stability control? If so, the Spektrum crew has a deal for you. Now through September 30th they are offering a Trade Up Program. The low down is that you take your old pistol grip transmitter into [...]

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Spektrum 5th Scale Servos

New 1/5th Scale Servos from Spektrum

For all you 1/5th scale drivers, Spektrum has announced a pair of new servos to increase the performance of your car, truck or buggy. First up the S9010 Throttle Servo which is rated at 660 oz-in of torque and 0.11 sec/60 deg for speed (both at 8.4V). The S9020 Steering Servo has a whopping 1000 oz-in of torque and is [...]

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Spektrum AVC Testing in 2WD Traxxas Slash Video

We have been recently working on some articles talking about Spektrum AVC from Horizon Hobby because assisted control can really benefit a lot of people. We aren’t all pro drivers, but you want to feel and drive like when when you are on the track. Even basher may need a little help hitting a ramp now and then, and we [...]

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Spektrum SR415

Spektrum SR415 Sport Receiver

New for all you bashers out there is the SR415 receiver from Spektrum. The SR415 is a 4 channel model, which can come in pretty handy for people in the scale/crawling scene. It is waterproof as well, using a Reliakote coating to make sure it can handle the wettest of conditions. The SR415 has a street price of $59, a part [...]

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