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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 Flybarl…

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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Horizon Hobby HobbyTown USA

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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Spektrum AVC Traxxas Slash VXL

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 JConcepts Spektrum DX4R-Pro Radio Bag

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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