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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Similar to Mythbusters here in the states, we can always count on Top Gear UK (yea yea, the good one, we know) to include some sort of RC madness every few episodes. Hey their intro used to show them holding rc controllers!
This episode had Jeremy Clarkson pretending to be a police officer, and he was showing off all the new hi-tec gadgets they could use to fight crime. Though I don’t believe they actually strap explosives to RC vehicles and drive them under criminals cars. I’m also pretty sure Jeremy wasn’t flying that ‘Drone’ so easily from a briefcase on his own.
Either way though, we are always happy to see RC being shown to the general public, and hopefully someone gets off their couch and says ‘heck yea, I want to do that too!’
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You can watch some of the police chase parts here.
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We always love to see RC on TV, and nobody delivers more often then our friends at Mythbusters!
On a recent episode called ‘Fire in the Hole‘, they were testing the myth if a grenade could be shot out of the air and diffused if it was coming right at you. Good info for sure, but they needed to come up with a way to retrieve the grenades in case they were not sure if it was diffused or not. Or if it went rolling away. Nobody wants to just go hunt down and pick one of those things up.
They created this retrieval robot thingy, added some arms, and a baby head to go hunt down and pick them up. It looks like they started with a HPI Savage, and check out those tires! Talk about serious traction getters. Where do I find a set of those?
Mythbusters Baby Grenade Fetcher Gallery
You can watch the full eposide below.
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Everyone know’s I’m a sucker for automated drone stuff, and there is something about this video. It ‘looks legit’ yet part of me thinks, wow it would be tough to pull that off. That all being said, I’m pretty sure I’d pay to see this in real life as a small concert, or be able to buy the ‘drone band in a box’ kit for my house to enjoy.
Check out the video below of a handful of drones playing a few different tunes.
To get you all pumped up for the arrival of their new Mega Series vehicles, ARRMA has released a video showcasing their abilities. The Mega Series are the most affordable in the ARRMA line-up, featuring brushed power and the same durable construction ARRMA is known for.
We are told the Mega series vehicles will start shipping very soon, like in the next couple of weeks. This is good news for all you guys chomping at the bit to put one in your rc garage. Until then, check out the video for some skate park bashing action (and the one handed catch by Scott Kramer at the end), and you can hit up This Link to head over to the official ARRMA website.
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Some pretty cool video of fireworks shot with a quadcopter, thought everyone might enjoy! Go fullscreen and HD.
With their new 1/5 Mini WRC Rally Car getting ready to hit the market (it drops Mid July), Losi has released a video showcasing some of its features. Among other things, it has features like electronic fuel injection, AVC stability control, and remote start.
Take a look at the video below to see the big Losi Mini WRC tearing it up basher style on a variety of surfaces, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Losi website.
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Phantom Series bodies have been quite popular in the tenth scale class, now Pro-Line has announced two for 8th scale buggies. The Mugen MBX-7 and the Tekno EB48.2 are the first 8th scale buggies to get the Phantom treatment and Pro-Line has released a video to showcase them. Check out the video below (featuring our buddy Gerardo Gonzalez) to learn more about the new bodies and to see some cool 8th scale driving action.
Hit up This Link to check out Pro-Line’s official website, or you can Click Here to read more PL news on BigSquidRC.
Since the day we unboxed the HPI Savage Octane, people have been begging us for video. We tossed together a quick video of clips from some of our time out during the review process. You can check out the speed runs, bashing, and just messing around with the truck. Enjoy, and don’t forget to watch all the way to the end for a special treat from Adam the Intern!
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Want a closer look at the intricacies of the HPI Savage Octane? Have a new Octane and need some help getting it dialed in? The folks over at HPI have released a set of videos for their new Octane. The videos cover everything from the basics, like how to mix the oil and gas together, to how to fine tune the engine and 3 speed transmission. All the videos are short and well done, so whether you just need some tuning tips on your Octane, or don’t have one but are thinking about getting on the gasoline bandwagon, they are a good view.
To watch all the videos simply Click This Link. The link takes you to a page on HPI’s website where all the videos are listed for your viewing pleasure.
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Team Orion has come up with a nifty way of answering the age old question, “Is that pack charged?”. With Orion’s new LED Voltage Control System all you have to do is press a button on the end of the pack to see if the pack is fully charged, empty, or partially charged. The Orion LED voltage system is fast, easy to use, and can’t get lost in your pit box like other voltage meters can.
Check out the video below to learn more and you can hit up This Link to visit the official Team Orion website.
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Here is a reminder that our hobby will get some nice mainstream exposure tonight on the Discovery Channel. On a show called Showdown Of The Unbeatables, the X Factory RC crew will not only be showcasing one of their products, but also helping to show the world how much fun hobby grade rc products are in general. Also, it sounds like they might be doing some pretty cool things on the show tonight, here is a quote from the X Factory PR-
“We have not seen any R/C product do anything like this before, and have not seen any prime time exposure for R/C racing like this. This is not a paid commercial, not an infomercial; X Factory is part of the show, which will be seen by millions. We hope it gives a great boost to the popularity of our sport.”
Where and when can you tune in? Tonight is the night at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central time. Spread the word on this one and lets see if we can show Discovery Channel that there are a whole bunch of people out there that want to see more RC on TV.
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There has never been a body like the Pro-Line Blockbuster before. The Blockbuster was designed from the ground up for all you on-board video fanatics, it features a nice mounting area for the camera, plus a detailed dash area to add realism to your videos.
To show off how cool the Blockbuster is, Pro-Line has released a video for it. Check out the video below to see what your action cam videos can look like, plus it has some general bashing action thrown in for good measure.
The part number for the Blockbuster is #3426-00, it is priced at $32, and you can read more Pro-Line news Right Here on BigSquidRC.