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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. [...]


rc brain hobbico

Teaser – Hobbico’s “What If An RC Car Had A Brain?”

The latest teaser from Hobbico really has our minds wandering. They put out the question, “What if an rc car had a brain?”. That got us to thinking, what would happen if a new Dromida or ARRMA came with a brain inside? Could it do homework? Could it fix dinner? Could it cure cancer? For now there are no more [...]


TSM Traxxas E-Revo

TSM Traxxas E-Revo Coming Soon

Coming soon to a hobby shop near you is a TSM equipped version of the 1/10th scale Traxxas E-Revo. TSM is the stability control system from Traxxas, which should come in handy when trying to put down all the E-Revo’s power on slippery or rough surfaces. The TSM version has a part number of #56087-3, expect a street price of [...]


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 [...]


Traxxas XO-1 TSM Stability Management

Coming Soon – Traxxas XO-1 With Stability Management

Coming soon from Traxxas is a TSM equipped version of the XO-1 Supercar. The XO-1 already has a long list of features but the addition of Stability Control should come in quite handy when making high speed passes. TSM can be used to control wheel spin and steering direction on loose surfaces, helping to make the Traxxas Supercar easier to [...]


ECX Ruckus Brushless 4wd Review

ECX Brushless 4wd Ruckus Monster Truck Review

Want to talk about prime bashing machines? Then lets talk about brushless 4wd monster trucks, arguably the premier weapon of choice by backyard bashers across the globe. Today we’ll be talking a good close look at the entry from ECX into that class, the Ruckus Brushless 4wd with AVC from Horizon Hobby. Can it bash with the best of them? [...]


Losi Mini 8IGHT AVC

Losi Mini 8IGHT with AVC

For our European readers, Horizon Hobby UK has announced a new version of the Losi Mini 8IGHT buggy that comes standard with AVC stability control. The addition of AVC should make the already stellar handling Mini 8IGHT even better when the going gets slick or extra rough. Some of its other features include- * 4500kV Dynamite brushless motor * Everything needed to [...]


Traxxas TSM

Traxxas Add Stability Control to the Bandit VXL & Stampede V…

Electronics stability control is all the rage right now. From Spektrum’s incredible AVC system, to TSM Traxxas Stability Management, to HPI’s D-Box 2, stability control is becoming quite commonplace, making it easier than ever for newbies (or even old pros) to drive high powered vehicles. The first model to receive the Traxxas stability control was the Slash, now they have announced [...]


Spektrum AVC Traxxas Slash VXL

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

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 [...]



Traxxas Stability Management Receiver

Someone woke the sleeping giant. First Traxxas gets some new vehicles coming soon with the Traxxas Craniac and Traxxas Skully and now they are jumping into the Stability Control scene? HPI and Horizon have a pretty good jump in that area, but it looks like Traxxas is going to throw their hat into the ring with the Traxxas Stability Management [...]


HPI Baja 5B 2.0 D-Box 2

HPI Baja 5B 2.0 with D-Box 2 Electronic Stability Control

Seen in the HPI Racing booth at the Nuremburg Toy Fair is a new version of the Baja 5B 2.0 featuring Electronic Stability Control. This version of the 5B comes with new livery, a TF-45 2.4GHz transmitter, and HPI’s D-Box 2. The D-Box 2 is equipped with an internal gyro that when set properly can make driving on even the [...]


Find Cubby

THE Cub Report, 06.23.2014, Version- Tractiongate ’14

Last week our wonderful sanctioning body put out a press release (of sorts) concerning traction control at their races. Here is their PR where they state anyone caught using it gets a 5 year insta-ban… “The ROAR Executive Committee has decided on a 5 year Suspension from ROAR events for any infractions of rule 5.2.3 The use of traction control sensing [...]


KO Propo EX-5FH Transmitter

KO Propo EX-5FH Radio System

The folks over at KO Propo have announced their latest radio system, the EX-5FH. The EX-5FH features their DDS Direct Digital System which helps make it one of the fastest radios on the market. The new radio is also set up to be used with KO receivers that have an internal gyro (like the KR-212FHG). The EX-5FH allows gyro adjustments [...]


Sanwa SGS-01C gyro system

Sanwa SGS-01C Gyro System for Cars

Electronic Stability Control Systems are all the rage now days. The Horizon/Spektrum AVC system is taking off here in the states, it has proven to be an invaluable tuning tool when driving on slick surfaces. Overseas, the Sanwa SGS-01C system has been available for a few months, but has now been picked up for distribution by LRP in Europe. The Sanwa [...]



HPI D-Box 2 Adjustable Stability Control System

The crew over at HPI Racing have announced their new D-Box 2 Adjustable Stability Control System. The D-Box 2 can be connected to any radio system, and plugs in between the steering servo and receiver. The D-Box 2 includes a steering priority setting, a feature that helps prevent under steer in tight corners. The part number for the [...]