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Spektrum SR2100 Antenna-Less Receiver

Spektrum Antenna-Less SR2100 Micro Receiver

Need to save some space in that tight install of yours? Spektrum has announced a new Antenna-Less SR2100 Micro Receiver. The SR2100 has an extremely small footprint, plus there is no need to worry about how to route the antenna. Some of the highlights on the SR2100 include- * 3 channel receiver * Uses DSMR protocol * Fast 5.5ms frame rate * Uses Reliakote [...]


Blade Race Wing

Blade Theory Type W FPV Race Wing

You have probably seen how FPV quadcopter racing has really taken off. Now taking off with the airplane crowd are FPV Race Wings. The Race Wings bring the excitement of flying FPV along with the raw speed of an airplane. The latest Race Wing to hit the market comes from Blade with their Theory Type W. The Theory Type W [...]


Spektrum STX2 Radio System

Spektrum STX2 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System

Working on a build but need an affordable radio to finish it up? Need to replace a RTR radio that has stopped working? If you said “yes” to either of those two questions, Spektrum has a new radio for you, the STX2. The STX2 is super affordable, yet comes with reliable Spektrum 2.4GHz performance. The STX2 is a 2 channel [...]


Spektrum DX6R Case

Spektrum DX6R Transmitter Case

Now that you’ve got that uber-high-end Spektrum DX6R, you need to take care of it. The best way to ensure your new radio doesn’t get destroyed on the way to this weekend’s big bash is to store it in a secure case. To do exactly that, Spektrum recently announced a custom fit Transmitter Case for the DX6R. The case has [...]


AVC Losi Baja Rey

Video – Juan Pablo Montoya On AVC Stability Control

The subject of electronic stability control has been a hot one in the rc community. Watch the video above to see what professional full scale driver Juan Pablo Montoya thinks about it. He recently had a chance to test the Spektrum AVC system in the new Losi Baja Rey desert truck and the cameras were rolling to get his reaction. [...]


Horizon Hobby FPV Racing

Horizon Hobby Helps FPV Drone Racing Go Mainstream

Last weekend the National Drone Racing Championships in New York made some big waves. The event was exclusively covered on ESPN3, sending notice that drone racing is steadily working its way towards the mainstream. One of the companies behind the evolution of FPV drone racing is Horizon Hobby. Horizon’s Blade line of drones has helped get FPV racing get to [...]


Horizon Hobby Drone Racing

Horizon Hobby At The 2016 National Drone Racing Championship…

Going on this weekend in Governors Island New York is the 2016 National Drone Racing Championships. The folks over at Horizon Hobby are a sponsor of the event, one that showcases some of the best FPV drone racers in the world. The factory Spektrum drone racing team will be in attendance, as will Horizon factory pilot (and big time full [...]



Spektrum High-Voltage 1/5 Scale Digital Servo Reviews

Since we have been loving and bashing the heck out of our Losi 1/5 WRC from Horizon Hobby, it seemed only appropriate to give it a little upgrade. We recently got our hands on two new servos from Spektrum. The S9020 1/5 Scale Digital HV (High Voltage) Steering Servo, and the S9010 Throttle Servo. How did they do in the [...]


Horizon Hobby HobbyTown USA

Horizon Hobby Booth At The 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention

Also in attendance at the 2016 HobbyTown USA Convention were the good folks from Horizon Hobby. You know Horizon from such names as ECX, Losi, Spektrum, and Blade, and their booth/room was filled with all the latest in rc goodies. Upon entering the room, the new 1/5th scale Losi Monster Truck XL could not be missed. These are in stock and [...]


Blade Manta FPV Racer

Blade Manta FPV Race Wing

Looking to go a bit more extreme with your FPV racing? If so, look no farther than the new Manta FPV Racer from Blade. This flying wing comes set-up for not only FPV viewing, but also for some serious speed. How fast does it go? You can expect speeds in excess of 90 mph with the included Blade 1800kv brushless [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]