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Tactic TTX610Ready to move up to a 6 channel radio? If so, Tactic has an affordable new unit getting ready to hit the market. The TTX610 is one of the latest radios from Tactic and comes with all the basic features you need to utilize 6 channels on your aircraft. You can flip a single switch to change dual rates while a two & three position switch make it easy to activate auxiliary functions. A 2.4GHz SLT protocol is used for glitch free performance, while bearings are used on the gimbals for ultra smooth movement.

The 610 has a part number of #TACJ2610, a street price of $99, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in December. Here Is A Link to more information over on the official Tactic website.

Click Right Here for more Tactic radio news on BigSquidRC.

ASK Cubby

“2.4GHZ radio receivers question

Cubby,

I own the Tactic TTX240 2 channel radio and about 12 3 channel Tactic receivers. I LOVE the fact that it doesn’t have an antenna wire. Now that I have started to race a bit more using the 2 channel(3 channel receiver) system is limiting my ability to use certain items on track. With my Slash 4×4 powered by the Mamba Max Pro SCT Edition and 2400kv motor I have the issue that I cannot run a transponder due to the motor fan wire. So I have been running without a fan for the last few races.

Do you know if anyone else makes a 3-4 channel pistol grip system without a receiver antenna? I really want to run both the transponder plus the fan on the motor.
Sincerely,
Kevin S.”

Cubby- Hey, look who just won “Letter of the Month”. Congrats Kevin and shoot us your snail mail and shirt size so we can get you a certified BSRC t-shirt.

So Kev, you are getting into the local racing scene. I feel for ya buddy, hopefully your locals aren’t a bunch of irritable jacka%$es.

Anywhos, on to your question. You dig your Tactic radio gear, but the receivers are one port shy of what you need. I have a really, really affordable solution for ya. Instead of going out and buying new radio gear, pick up a Tactic Y-Harness. It is only $8 and will allow you to hook up a servo, speedo, transponder, and motor fan to your receiver. Click Here to get one on the way.

Have fun, go fast, blow stuff up.


“but i like how redcat adknowledged the flexible arms and the cvds bending but for example traxxas and the emaxx, they know it has bad bulks, but they choose not to change the design. Their other cars may not be durable, and the reviews were not made by redcat themselves, not that i contredict you, i love bsrc, i just think redcat is changing for the better:)

Ari R.”

Cubby- I posted up a letter from Ari a couple of weeks ago pertaining to Redcat, so he had a reply, and for some strange reason I figured I would post it for the world to see.
Oh and hey Ari, thanks for being a loyal reader, and we love you too.
XOXOXO
Cubby


“Turning My Fazer VE into Faster RC

Hey Guys,
I own a Kyosho Fazer Ve (Audi R8), the car has good performance but i want to upgrade it as it’s not Lipo 3S compatible, i want to make it fast, so i need your advise about selecting a suitable ESC, like the “Orion Vortex R10 Sports”. Or please advise your own suggestion.

Thanks Indeed
Inferno”

Cubby- Yo hey Inferno, thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to shoot me an email.

But… lets skip the dumb stuff here. I have driven some Orion systems lately. Not many, and not for that long of time, but enough to get a feel for them. Definitely not bad and probably pretty dialed for busting lap times on a controlled track. However… if you want power, real power, blow your tire off the rim power, suck the paint scheme off your buddies truck power, there is only one name to consider, Castle Creations. And why is that??? Because they are designed to put out massive amounts of brute force and live to talk about it the next day.

For your particular application, I would most highly recommend the Mamba Max Pro. You can run some crazy high kV motors on it, and should the need ever arise (which if you are a hard enough core basher it WILL), you can run up to 6S LiPo on it. Buy one, chuck it in, insert huge grin.

If you are on a budget, go for the Sidewinder 3 (less than $70). The SV3 is waterproof and can easily do the 3S you are looking for.

Click Here to get a Mamba Max Pro on the way, or Click Here for the SV3. Be sure and shoot us a pic of you blowing the tires off your Kyosho after you get your new speedo mounted up.


Like Bugs Bunny would say, “That’s All Folks!”. Should you have the gall, shoot me a letter, Cubby at BigSquidRC dot com. If your letter makes the big time you’ll get a free sticker pack, if I proclaim yours as “Letter of the Month” we’ll hook you up with one of our ultra sweet t-shirts. Peace and love, peace and love…

YOUR Cub Reporter

Blade Nano QX dodging hangar queenAs I enjoy this heat wave in the Midwest (50 degrees, anyone?), I realized something. Never in my short time writing Raging Rotors have I discussed really what kind of ‘path’ one can take to become a competent RC Pilot. Well, better late than never! Over the next couple of articles, we will discuss steps to take to improve your skills and your tech to increase your pilot ‘street cred’. For you experienced RC Pilots, feel free to comment if you have any suggestions. RC is first and foremost a learning experience, so share your knowledge!

Hot Sauce's DX7sI’m a big fan of dedication. Many of you are likely looking into RC helicopters after putzing around with something already, whether a basic coaxial helicopter or one of the almost dozen basic quadcopters that have found their way to market in the last 18 months. If you are dead serious about getting into flying RC helicopters and multirotors, I would start by investing in a computerized radio. A computerized radio is more than your regular transmitter with trim buttons and gimbals, but one that not only (usually) has multiple model memory and a means of finite manipulation of specific flight channels (throttle, aileron, etc). For you Blade and E-Flite fans I’m talking minimally a Spektrum DX6 and JR Radios or for the Heli-max and Flyzone fans there are Futaba and Tactic radio systems. I flew my Blade Nano CPx on the stock non-computerized radio and also on a few different computerized radios, and there is a world of difference between the two. The primary difference is in the response to input: a computerized radio input provides almost instantaneous response in the aircraft. I was actually selling this concept to a coworker who flies one of the quads I own in an RTF format, and I had him fly mine on my Spektrum DX7s. Granted a baseline Spektrum DX6i is $140 and a Tactic TTX650 is $150, but I would not recommend this without the investment being worth it.

Next time on Raging Rotors: …Actually, I’m just going to spoil the title and leave the rest up to your imagination. Part 2 is ‘Pucker up, Buttercup!’

As always, feel free to leave comments about your experiences or ask me anything via kevin (at) bigsquidrc.com, but until next week, Stay Shiny and Keep Flyin’!

 

Hobbico end of the month specials
The folks over at Hobbico are getting the word out that they’ve got some specials going on until the end of the month. Until February 28th you can save some bank on various surface and air products. Some of the more notable specials include-

* $100 off the Duratrax Nissan GTR Nitro 4wd RTR
* $40 off the 2013 ARRMA Fury SCT RTR
* $30 off the Axial Jeep Wrangler Wraith-Poison Spyder 4WD RTR and SCX10 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4WD Kit
* $30 off the Futaba 4PK Super R

There are many other items on sale, to view them all simply click This Link that takes you over to the sale page on the Best RC website.

Catch up on more Hobbico news right here on BigSquidRC by clicking This Link.

Hobbico E-Fest 2014
Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending one of the largest indoor flying events in the country, E-Fest in Champaign Illinois. E-Fest is put on by the nice folks at Hobbico as a way of promoting the hobby during the cold winter months. Hobbyists from all over the Midwest drive in to get some flying time and spend time with other hobbyists.

While flying is the biggest part of E-Fest, they also have booths from various manufacturers. We spent some time in the Hobbico booth to get some pictures and check out their latest gear. The Hobbico booth featured products from Futaba, Heli-Max, AirCore, Tactic, Thunder Tiger and Flyzone. Whether you were into rc airplanes, helicopters, or multi-rotors, the Hobbico booth had something for you. No new products were announced at the show, but you can take a look at the pictures below to get a feel for what they had on display. To get more information on everything Hobbico, simply Click This Link.

Tactic TTX300
The latest surface radio from Tactic is the TTX300. The TTX300 is intended to be an affordable upgrade for your RTR and uses SLT secure link technology to create an unbreakable link between the receiver and transmitter.

* Two button third channel control
* Comes with lightweight 3 channel receiver
* Steering rate adjustment dial
* Steering and throttle reverse and trims
* Frequencies- 2.403 – 2.480GHz
* Modulation- FHSS spread spectrum SLT
* Input Power- Four “AA” alkaline, NiCd, or NiMH cells

The part number for the TTX300 is #TACJ0300, it has a street price of $49, and they are expected to hit hobby shops early this Summer. Hit up This Link for more information.

The weekend is just around the corner why not give a TGIF Mystery Link a whirl?

Hydro Dip Futaba Tactic
Most of you already know Brian, he’s our editor here at the BigSquidRC offices. Recently Brian handed me his personal Futaba 4PLS and his sons Tactic TTX240 and said to “surprise him”.

Well here is his surprise, we had them hydro dipped in a Spongebob Squarepants print. Brian is a huge Spongebob fan and we also know how much he likes making fashion statements at the local bash spot, so here they are. We have no doubt these are going to turn some serious heads the next time Brian goes bashing.

Special thanks to DWayne at RC Custom Lab Workz for his excellent work dipping the transmitters, you can check his Facebook page out Here. To learn more about the Futaba 4PLS hit This Link, and you can check out the Tactic TTX240 right HERE.

Tactic TTX403 SLT Mini Radio
Tactic has a new mini radio designed to fly all the micro/mini aircraft from Flyzone and Great Planes, it’s called the TTX403. The TTX403 is designed to be affordable yet it has good range thanks to its Secure Link Technology (SLT). Some of its other features include-

* Small, compact case
* Servo reversing
* V-tail and elevon mixing
* Digital trims
* Includes “AA” batteries
* Built in charger for 3.7v Lipos used in many micro fliers
* Flies rudder only models via right stick

The part number for the Tactic TTX403 is #TACJ2403, it has a street price of $35 and they are available right now.

What else has Tactic been up to lately? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Tactic Digital Servo
The crew at Tactic have announced an affordable new line-up of servos. With eleven different models to chose from they should have a servo for nearly any application. Each Tactic servo comes complete with mounting hardware and a 1 year warranty.

Specs at 6 volts-

TSX5 Micro Servo HS – 14 oz-in & 0.09 sec/60, $9
TSX10 Micro Servo Digital HT MG – 23 oz-in & .10 sec, $14
TSX20 Mini Servo HS 2BB – 55 oz-in & .13 sec, $17
TSX25 Mini Servo Digital HS 2BB – 91 oz-in & .12 sec, $20
TSX35 Standard Servo Sport – 73 oz-in & .16 sec, $10
TSX40 Standard Servo HS MG 2BB – 99 oz-in & .13 sec, $22
TSX45 Standard Servo HT MG 2BB – 151 oz-in & .17 sec, $22
TSX47 Standard Servo Digital HT MG 2BB – 132 oz-in & .16 sec, $25
TSX55 Standard Servo UT MG 2BB – 203 oz-in & .21 sec, $23
TSX57 Standard Servo Digital UT MG 2BB – 188 oz-in & .20 sec, $30
TSX65 Standard Servo Digital HV MG 2BB – 323 oz-in & .15 sec, $59

Some of the Tactic servos are already available while others should be out in the next few weeks.

To get more information on their entire line-up simply click THIS LINK.

Thank goodness it’s Friday, how about a TGIF Mystery Link?

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We have been looking forward to getting our hands on the new Tactic TTX650 Transmitter, and since we just got it, it seemed like a good time to post some unboxing photos. At first ‘feel’ it seems really solid, with a nice hi-end feel to it.

Looking for more Tactic RC news here on BigSquidRC? THIS is the link you want.

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Recently we posted some information about the Tactic TTX650 Transmitter. Well, Tactic just released a video talking about some of the cool features that this radio has.

Check it out here:

I think suddenly think I’m in the market for a new radio!

Tactic TTX650 6-Channel 2.4GHz SLT Computer Transmitter
Looking for a nice price point on a 6 channel air transmitter? The crew over at Tactic have just introduced their new TTX650. The new 650 should turn a lot of heads, not just for its features, but also for its reasonable price. A large LCD screen comes standard, and the 650 is compatible with all SLT receivers and TX-R aircraft. Some of its other features include-

* 20 model memory
* Easy-to-use pushbutton programming
* Airplane and helicopter programming
* Dual rates and exponential for aileron, elevator and rudder
* Digital trims with slow/fast adjustment
* User-selectable switch assignments
* Reversing, end point adjustment and sub-trim on all channels
* Wireless trainer system
* Large, easy-to-read graphing LCD screen
* Up/Down and Battery timers
* Charge jack for optional NiCd/NiMH packs
* Low-voltage alarm
* Quad-bearing gimbals
* Adjustable stick lengths and tension
* External antenna that rotates and folds for easy storage
* 4 alkaline batteries included
* Part #TACJ2650

Expect a street price of only $150 with a release date of Mid-March. HERE is the link you need to hit the official Tactic website. Check out THIS link for more Tactic news right here on BigSquidRC.

Hobbico Booth eFest 2013
Hobbico is the title sponsor of the eFest 2013 event and it certainly shows. We had a great time touring their booth which has all kinds of great flying gear on display. There was plenty of new Futaba, OS Motors, Thunder Tiger, Heli-Max, and Tactic gear out for show goers to check out. From the most esoteric of high-end gear, to equipment for your very first flight, the Hobbico booth had it covered.

For more information on all of Hobbico’s fine products check out their Official Website and to check out more eFest coverage THIS is the link you want.