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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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Horizon Hobby at the 2015 HobbyTown USA Convention

Sporting a huge room at the ’15 HobbyTown USA Convention was our friends from Horizon Hobby. Ice cold Rockstar Energy Drinks were in abundance (they have a collaboration with them) as were snacks to keep tired convention attendees going. If you haven’t already noticed, Horizon is placing a big emphasis on staying at the front edge of the latest technology. For [...]

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Battlebots 2015 – Thoughts and Spektrum on TV

Did you catch the comeback premiere episode of the new BattleBots? While we were more than happy to see some RC on prime time television, my biggest fear is that they are already aiming to go and screw it up. People are watching BattleBots to watch robots fight. I don’t really care about the drivers history, or that they like [...]

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Losi TLD SCTE Review

Losi Ten-SCTE Troy Lee Designs RTR Review

If you are into motocross then you already know who Troy Lee is. If not, he is the helmet painter of the stars, known for impeccable custom helmet paint jobs and for very trick motocross apparel. Horizon Hobby teamed up with the Troy Lee Designs motocross/supercross team several years ago, now their collaboration has brought about a special edition Troy [...]

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Spektrum S6250 Servo

New Surface Servos from Spektrum

Spektrum has just announced 6 New Servos for your bashing enjoy. All the servos comes with removable wire leads so that you can run the perfect length for your application and all metal mounting tabs to help them take an extra hard beating. The new Spektrum Servos are- S6240 High Speed Dig Servo Torque: 208 oz-in @ 6.0V Speed: 0.08 sec/60 deg @ [...]

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How To - Installing AVC Stability Control in a 2wd Trax…

Here at BigSquidRC we get asked lots of questions, but lately we have been hearing the questions, “Does stability control really work?” and “How do you even install it?” all the time. With so much interest being shown, we figured it was time to bust out a post on how to install an electronic stability control system. While there are now [...]

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Updated Spektrum DX4S

Spektrum Updates the DX4S

The Spektrum DX4S has been a favorite of the basher crowd since its release. It has a mid-range price point, it has 4 channels, and it comes with AVC. Recently Spektrum made it better than ever with a few updates. The updates include- * Extended range * Improved user interface * Software bug fixes The DX4S gets a new part number of #SPM4010W but [...]

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Spektrum S6270 Low Profile HV Race Servo

Spektrum S6270 Low Profile HV Race Servo

Low profiles servos are smaller and lighter than “normal” size, but can make for an easier install while still offering plenty of performance. The latest servo from Spektrum is a low profile unit called the S6270. The S6270 is blazing fast with a transit speed of .05 at 8.4 volts. It is no slouch at torque either with 174 oz-in [...]

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Horizon E-Fest 2015

Horizon Hobby Booth at E-Fest 2015

Horizon Hobby was out in force to support all the flyers at E-Fest 2015. Horizon had several of their team flyers in attendance to show off what their products can do in the hands of a skilled professional and they had a booth full of flying goodies to drool over as well. Something that really grabbed out attention in the Horizon [...]

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JConcepts Radio Bag for the Spektrum DX4R Pro

When you buy a high-end radio the last thing you want is for it to get damaged on the way to your local bash spot. To help give Spektrum DX4R Pro owners some peace of mind, JConcepts has announced a new Radio Bag. The JConcepts DX4R bag has a tough outer bag with easy access zipper, while the inside uses [...]

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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Review

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? From: Losi Direct Link: [...]

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Losi XXX-SCB Brushless Review

Review – Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR with AVC

THE Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR Review from Horizon HobbyBack in 2011 Losi introduced the first RTR XXX-SCB. It looked like nothing else on the market and was a solid RTR. Now Losi has added brushless power and their AVC Stabilty Control. Is the new XXX-SCB a good basher? Does it have enough power to keep your interest? Is it worth [...]

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Losi XXX-SCT Brushless RTR

Losi XXX-SCT Brushless RTR with AVC

For all you power hungry bashers out there Losi has announced a brushless version of their popular XXX-SCT short course truck. The truck not only features a powerful 3300kV brushless motor, but also comes with their AVC stability system to make sure you can put all that power to the ground. A Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system is used for glitch [...]

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AVC Basics

AVC Basics for Bashers

Since we first got our hands on AVC Stability Control we have found it an invaluable tool for making our trucks easier to drive. Today we’ll be doing a short tutorial on what parts and pieces that it takes to put AVC in your truck. In later installments we’ll go over how to calibrate and install the AVC system, as [...]

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