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.
Saw our friends over at Carisma threw a little video together of their RC vehicles taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a great way to show off their water proofing at the very least! Enjoy the video.
Click Here to visit the official Carisma website, or Click Here to visit the Falcon Hobby website where you can order one of the new Carismas.
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We always love pointing out seeing RC vehicles on television. It’s like free advertising for the hobby! This latest sighting was in the new Capital One BuyPower card. It allows you to earn points towards getting a full size Chevy, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac.
The commercial follows a few different people, but one of them is a guy who starts off in a Hobby shop, buys a rc plane, and then later it shows him flying. The interesting part I thought was that not only does he appear to take off flying towards himself, but then once the plane does get in the air, he aims it to fly directly over his head. LOL. Pretty sure nobody flying a plane would consider doing that, but hey it’s a commercial, and I’m sure the director told whoever is actually flying to keep it close to the guy so it stays in the shot.
Check out the video below:
Few more screen grabs.
Capital One Buy Power Commercial Gallery
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For you scaling and serious off-road fans, Pro-Line has put out a video showcasing their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 2.2″ tires. Watch as our friend Gerardo Gonzalez talks you through the features of their new tires, plus for the bashing action at the end.
The new XLs fit a wide variety of 2.2″ wheels and have the extra size needed to get over the gnarliest of terrain. Get full details by hitting up This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.
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!’
LV Home Insurance Gallery
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.
Check out This BigSquidRC TGIF Mystery Link to kick your weekend off right.
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!
Have you seen the review? Check it out Right Here.