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Basher Bearing Tips

RC Bearing Tips for Bashers!

Bashers just might be harder on bearings than anyone else on the planet. We run them through water, mud, sand, and dust, then subject them to the high RPMs of our power systems, pretty much a worst case scenario for the life of a bearing. Recently I got with Thomas Boothe over at Boca Bearings to see if he had [...]

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Modding The Helion Dominus Part 5 - Installing Upgraded Off …

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 5 – Installing Upgraded Off Road TiresThe Helion Dominus has proven itself an extremely poplar bash machine, so popular in fact that it won BigSquid’s March Bashness contest against some very stiff competition. Many of the people that have chosen the Dominus as their basher of choice use it strictly off road. While the stock [...]

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Modding The Helion Dominus Part 3 - Installing A Lipo Batter…

In most trucks popping in a new Lipo battery is easy, they just drop right in! Unfortunately that isn’t the case with the Helion Dominus. Stock, the battery tray in the Dominus is set up for use with the included 7 cell 1800 mah Ni-MH. When attempting to drop in a ROAR sized Lipo you will find the stock battery [...]

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Dominus Street Tires

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 2 - Installing Street Shoes,…

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 2 – Modding The Helion Dominus Part 2 – Installing Street Shoes, Plus Setting Camber and Proper Ride HeightSome areas of the world are nice and sunny 12 months out of the year. Other places, like where the BSRC bash crew lives, the weather can get downright awful. After two straight weeks of rain and [...]

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Hobby Outlook Winter

Get Ready for Winter Bashing in Hobby Outlook is Live

As some of you know, we work with the Hobby Town folks for their Hobby Outlook online magazine. This issue we did a piece on Getting Ready for Winter Bashing. A lot of us are gearing up for some serious snow fun, and if you have a vehicle that did not come prepared for the wet and snow, we offer [...]

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Modding The Helion Dominus Part 1

Modding The Helion Dominus Part 1 – Reducing Parachute EffectCubby struts over to my desk the other day and plops the new Helion Dominus 4wd short course truck down on top of it. Cubby had recently reviewed recently reviewed the truck and now he wanted me to do a series of hop-up articles, turning the tame RTR into a full [...]

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New Portable Ramp Design

Recently Big Squid RC wrote a guest article for our friends over at Hobby Town USA in their online Hobby Outlook magazine. It’s a new design for a portable adjustable ramp. Bill (aka Wrench) did most of the work, I just supervised and did all the typing parts. The article came out great, and the ramp works very [...]

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Tips for Bashers: Cheap replacement outdrive springs

It’s well past time to add another entry to our Tips for Bashers section.  This time I’ll show you something that will save a bit of money and keep your ride running right. A lot of r/c cars and trucks that use dog bone style axles, instead of universals, have small springs in the differential outdrives to keep the dog bones [...]

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RC Vehicle Storage Bins

Here’s one for the Tips For Bashers section that I have been meaning to add for a while. Then someone sent me an email saying we should write a ‘tip’ about this, and I thought.. yea, I need to get it done. So this tip is all about storage of your RC vehicles. Around the Big Squid RC office [...]

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Electric Motor Break In

It’s been a while since we have added a new Tips For Bashers post, so I thought I’d help out and get things rolling with a quick Electric Motor Break-In Tip. Ever wonder how some people get extraordinary life span out of a stock motor and others only get a couple of weeks? Well, it most likely comes [...]

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