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Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet Blazer Ascender RTRThe kit version of the Vaterra K-5 Blazer has taken the scaling/trailing world by storm. It has incredible scale detailing and good manners on the trail. Now Horizon Hobby has announced that it will be available as a RTR. The RTR features a 2.4GHz Spektrum transmitter, a 35 turn brushed Dynamite motor, and waterproof electronics.

The Blazer RTR has a street price of $399, a part number of #VTR03014, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in early December. To get full details head on over to its page on the on the official Vaterra Website.

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The guys over at Vaterra have recently released a new scale kit with many new ideas that simply aren’t availible anywhere else. Earlier this week I was able to get my hands on a brand new Vaterra Ascender kit! This truck  has had all sorts of rumors going around about it, good and bad honestly I belive there is some serious potential here for some major competition to the Axial scx10. While opening up the box I took a few pictures to show the quality and organization of the packaging, I’ve already started wrenching on it so watch for the full review very soon!

For more details check out This Link over on the official Horizon Hobby website.

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cubby chairA decade of bashing down, BSRC is officially 10 years old, even we can’t believe it. Nor can we believe that a lil’ ole website like ours could help change the face of rc, but it has.

So where do we go from here? Ya, for sure it’s hard to top what we’ve done, but being who we are we are going to keep pushing the limits like we always have. I can’t say for sure where the next ten years will take us, all I can say is that we are more dedicated than ever to trying new things and promoting the rc hobby as much as we can. As long as we continue to put out lots of quality original content offering a look at the hobby like nobody else can, we’ll do fine.

More than anything during our look back at the first ten years we are grateful. A website like BSRC doesn’t exist without a TON of help. Help from dozens/hundreds of fellow bashers for helping with the site, on reviews, attending our bashes, and reading every day. It also doesn’t exist without the industry. BigSquidRC isn’t made up of a half dozen bashers/writers, it truly is a culmination of a whole lot of people on the basher side of the hobby that still like to have fun. To everyone that reads and supports BSRC we give you a Huge Thank You. You are the ones that made it possible for BSRC to make the 10 year mark and we salute you.

So… what’s going on this week at BSRC? We have a lot on our plate (as usual). With any luck you’ll read full coverage of our 10 Year Anniversary Bash tomorrow. We are also going to try and have an EPIC week for reviews – the Futaba 4PX transmitter, the Tower Hobbies Cutback SCT, and the Vaterra K-5 Blazer.

So that’s all for this edition of THE Cub Report, I’m back to work on reviews for now. Have a great week and I hope all of you get in some serious trigger time. Oh ya, support your local hobby shops when you can, our hobby can not exist without them.

YOUR Cub Reporter

MIP C-Drive Vaterra K5 Blazer
Trail driving is a lot of fun, right up to the point when you get in a tight spot, then tag the gas and pop a driveshaft. To help eliminate that lowly walk of shame back to your truck for a replacement shaft, MIP has some new heavy duty driveshafts for the Vaterra K5 Blazer.

The X-Duty C-Drive Kit from MIP is made from heat treated high grade alloy steel. This makes them extra tough and able to withstand some serious torque. They use spline drive technology to allow for long travel and are 100% made here in the USA.

The part number is #14295, they have a retail price of $85, and you can get full details at This Link over on the MIP website.

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Horizon Hobby iHobby 2014
Our friends at Horizon Hobby are showing off a lot of new products here at iHobby 2014.

Perhaps the biggest news from their booth is that Horizon is now distributing Anki Drive Products to hobby shops. You may have heard of the name Anki Drive before, they make some very innovative phone controlled battle cars that you may have already seen in big box stores.

Also new in the Horizon booth was the Losi XXX-SCB Brushless RTR (Street $349). The latest edition of the SCB comes with a powerful Dynamite brushless system, AVC stability control, and new Eclipse SCT tires.

The Vaterra K5 Blazer was a big hit in the Horizon booth, turning heads with its scale appearance.

The tiny new ECX Beatbox and Kickflip are also on display, expect these to be one of the bigger hits of the 2014 Christmas buying season. In person they look like a load of fun to play with.

Horizon also had numerous air products on display, including their recently picked up Fat Shark line that even our own Cub Reporter is enamored with.

If you want to learn more about all the different products from Horizon simple click This Link to visit their official website.

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Vaterra K5 Blazer Video
With the release of the much anticipated Vaterra 1985 K5 Blazer just around the corner, the folks at Horizon Hobby made a video to highlight some of its finer details. Rich Trujillo, one of the men behind the design of the new truck, gives a short but detailed presentation on many of the cooler aspects of the Blazer and its new Ascender chassis.

The K5 Blazer is set to hit hobby shop shelves later this month. Hit up This Link for complete details over on Vaterra’s official website. To get even more Vaterra news, Click Right Here on BigSquidRC.

RC4WD Predator Tracks Vaterra Twin Hammers
It might be a hard pill to swallow, but snow is right around the corner. What better way to bash this winter than with a set of RC4WD Predator Tracks?

The RC4WD crew now has Predator mounting kits for the Vaterra Twin Hammers. These are made from aluminum, anodized in black, and make it easy to mount Predator Tracks to your Vaterra.

The part number for the front mounting kit is #Z-S1252, it is priced at $29, and Here Is The Link for full details over on RC4WD’s website.

The rear set is part number #Z-S1254, has a price of $69, and you can Click Here for more details.

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T-Bone Racing Vaterra Halix Wheelie Bar
There is no doubt the Vaterra Halix loves to wheelie. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone made a bar with wheels on it so you could pull block long wheelies without flipping over?

Cue the music for T-Bone Racing. Their T-Bar mounts right up to the stock Halix rear bumper and will instantly make your truck a whole lot easier to wheelie with. It will also help save your bumper and body from unnecessary scratches.

The part number is #96019, they have a street price of $18, and they are available right now. For more details check out This Link over on TBR’s official website.

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Vaterra 2015 Ford Mustang 4WD RTR
While the radical new 2015 Ford Mustang is already making waves in the full size world, we are more stoked for the arrival of the new Vaterra rc version. The Vaterra 2015 Mustang is a meticulously detailed version of the real-deal, offering both incredible scale looks and solid on-road performance.

The Vaterra 2015 Mustang comes on their V100-S 4wd on-road platform that has proven to be both durable base and good handling. The stock power plant is a 15 turn brushed motor and the included electronics are waterproof. The Vaterra Mustang comes completely RTR with nothing else needed to hit the pavement.

* Low profile tires on 54mm wheels
* Officially licensed by Ford
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
* Realistic brake disc and calipers
* Includes Dynamite 1800mAh NiMH & charger

The part number is #VTR03024, it is street priced at $289, and you can be the first guy on your block to get one by pre-ordering at This Link over on the official Horizon Hobby website.

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Vaterra Chevy Blazer Video

The crew over at Vaterra have put up a video showcasing their new ’86 Chevy K-5 Blazer. In the video you can learn more about some of its features, more about its Ascender chassis, and you can even see it in action. Click the video below to check it out, and if you get one on Pre-Order before this Thursday you’ll even get free 2 day shipping from Horizon Hobby.

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Vaterra Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender
Are you into rock crawling? Like building your own kits? Is scale realism important to you? If you answered “yes” to those three questions the new ’86 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer from Vaterra should be considered a must buy.

At the heart of the Blazer is the new Ascender chassis. The Ascender chassis features a stamped steel frame, adjustable wheelbase, metal gear transmission, and serious off-road suspension.

For scale looks, the the Blazer comes with a fully licensed 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer body. The body is clear so you can throw on your own paint job and comes with an injection-molded grille with headlight details. Fully licensed Interco TSL SX Super Swamper tires complete the true off-road look.

* 8 spoke 1.9″ wheels
* Aluminum suspension links
* Floating battery tray (holds a shorty pack)
* Crawling style bumpers
* Adjustable side bars
* 4-line rear suspension
* 3-line panhard front suspension
* Low-profile axle housings & locker/ring gear
* HD CV front shafts
* Single speed tranny with slipper clutch
* Threaded oil filled shocks

The part number is VTR03023, it is street priced at $319, and to ensure you are the first person on your block to have one, Click Right Here to pre-order over on Horizon Hobby’s official website.

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Vaterra Twin Hammers 4WD Rock Racer Kit
Our friends over at Vaterra have announced the Twin Hammers will soon be available in kit form. This is some big news as many hobbyists prefer to build their trucks from scratch, modifying and hopping them up during the build process. The kit version also features upgrades like licensed Interco Super Swamper tires, a front locker, and heavy duty front axle outdrives.

* Comes with clear body and a GenRight decal sheet
* 1/10 scale 4wd
* Two-speed tranny
* Metal tranny and diff gears
* Threaded aluminum shock bodies
* Metal 12mm wheel hexes
* Front & rear sway bars

The part number is #VTR03001, it has a street price of $279, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late July. Get full details at This Link over on Vaterra’s website.

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Vaterra 2014 Corvette
What’s new and hot from the crew over at Vaterra? It’s a fully licensed 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 and Vaterra was nice enough to let the BigSquidRC Bash Crew get an early hands-on look.

Vaterra is known for their incredibly detailed bodies and their 2014 Corvette is no different. The body is fully licensed by Chevrolet and is a real stunner to see in person. The wheels, tires, and brakes on the Stingray are also very sweet looking. If you plop one of these down at your local bash spot it is sure to turn some heads.

Under the body is Vaterra’s workhorse V100-S 4wd platform that is known for being easy to drive and for its durability. The ’14 Stingray comes with an easy to drive 540 brushed power system, but of course is easily upgrade-able to extreme power levels.

* Shaft driven 4wd
* Completely RTR w/ everything included
* Waterproof
* Includes Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
* LiPo compatible ESC
* Dynamite 540 brushed motor

The latest Vaterra has a part number of #VTR03011 and they are street priced at $289. You can be one of the first to see it in person this weekend at the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show at the University of Illinois Campus in Urbana, Illinois.

You can get more information on Vaterra at This Link on BigSquidRC.