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Integy Machined Battery Tray

Integy Machined Battery Tray For The Twin Hammers

For all you Vaterra Twin Hammers owners, Integy has announced a new Machined Battery Tray. The Integy battery mounting set comes with a carbon fiber main plate, a pair of quick release straps, and alloy mounting braces. To help customize the tray to your Twin Hammers, the alloy parts are available in blue, green, grey, orange, red, purple, or silver. [...]


MIP X-Duty™ C-Drive Kit Vaterra Ascender

MIP X-Duty C-Drive Kit For Vaterra Ascender

To help bomb-proof the driveline in your Vaterra Ascender, MIP has announced a new X-Duty C-Drive Kit. The MIP kit replaces all the stock plastic center driveshaft parts with heavy duty metal, giving you ease of mind when pounding the throttle in tight situations. * Durable X-Duty design * Made from heat treated, high grade alloy steel * All metal * Spline drive [...]


SSD Short Side Sliders Ascender WB2

SSD Short Side Sliders For The Ascender WB2

Soon to be released by SSD RC are Short Side Sliders for the Vaterra Ascender Chevrolet K10. These feature machined aluminum sliders on steel mounting plates to give your truck added durability while increasing its scale realism. The parts have been anodized in black and are adjustable in height so you can dial in a perfect look. Full details on [...]


SSD HD Titanium Link Set Vaterra Ascender

SSD HD Titanium Link Sets for the Vaterra Ascender

Beef up your Vaterra Ascender with Heavy Duty Titanium Link Sets from SSD. There are two different versions of the sets, one for the new K10 Pickup and one for the Blazer. Both sets use titanium rod that is tougher than aluminum and much lighter than steel. The rods are threaded internally and use grub screws to place the stock [...]


RC4WD Teraflex Diff Cover Vaterra Ascender

RC4WD Teraflex Diff Cover For Vaterra Ascender

Now, thanks to RC4WD, all you Teraflex fans can add a nice touch of scale realism to your Vaterra Ascender. New from RC4WD is an officially licensed Teraflex Diff Cover for the Ascender series of trucks. The diff cover is made from CNC machined aluminum and was designed for the worst you can throw at it out on the trail. [...]


Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Ascender

Unboxing The Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Ascender

Shipping right now to a hobby shop near you is the Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup Ascender RTR. The K10 has a customized look and rides on Vaterra’s very capable Ascender chassis. If you have been thinking about putting one in your rc garage, we are posting unboxing pictures to show what it looks like when you crack the box [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]


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 [...]


RC4WD Ballistic Fabrications Diff Cover Vaterra Ascender

RC4WD Ballistic Fabrications Diff Cover For Vaterra Ascender

Add a touch of scale realism to your Vaterra Ascender with the new Ballistic Fabrications Diff Cover from RC4WD. The diff cover has a great scale look and is made from CNC machined aluminum. It also comes with everything needed for a proper install, making it super easy to put on. The Ballistic cover is shipping right now with a street [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Fun With Scaling Stereotypes

Many of us that have been trailing for a good amount of time seem to see the same type of personalities come and go – ESPECIALLY those in a club or group. I figure the time is right to poke some fun at the stereotypes that have cropped up over the years. And before I get any angry e-mails, please remember this [...]


RC4WD ARB Diff Cover Vaterra Ascender

RC4WD ARB Diff Cover For The Vaterra Ascender

There are sure getting to be a lot of Vaterra Ascender owners out there, now RC4WD has a new scale accessory to help them uber-out their trucks. New from RC4WD are fully licensed ARB Diff Covers for Ascender axles. The bright red anodized covers are machined from billet aluminum and come with everything you need for an easy install. These [...]


Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup Ascender RTR

Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup Ascender RTR

New and hot from the good people at Vaterra is a 1972 Chevy K10 Ascender. The old school Chevy is a tribute to all the full scale custom built off-rigs that came before it. A fully licensed body that has been customized for hardcore off-roading sits on top of the rig, while Vaterra’s proven Ascender chassis sits below. Whether you [...]


SSD Titanium Steering Links Vaterra Ascender

SSD Titanium Steering Links For Vaterra Ascender

Titanium is great for a bunch of things. It is lightweight, it is strong, and it looks trick. SSD RC has worked up a Titanium Steering Link Set to help uber-out your Vaterra Ascender. These are a direct fit and have internal M3 threading. The part number for the links is #SSD00119 and full details can be found on the [...]


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 [...]


SSD C Hubs and Knuckles Ascender

SSD C Hubs and Knuckles for Vaterra Ascender

New and trick for the Vaterra Ascender are Aluminum C-Hubs and Knuckles from SSD RC. Both will be available in black or grey and are CNC machined out of high quality aluminum. They were also designed with more of a scale style appearance and should be able to take the worst you can throw at them out on the trail. [...]