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According to Kershaw Designs, the group at Leopard Hobbies has been the secret manufacturer behind a lot of the big names in brushless systems. Now they are taking all of that experience and putting it into their own line of motors. Leopard Hobbies has a large range of brushless motors for all kinds of applications from up to 1/5 scale [...]
CEN Racing has heard the call and answered it. That call was for a 1/5 scale short course truck. The Matrix5-SC is built on their Matrix5-B buggy platform that has been around for a long time and has attracted quite a following. The Matrix5-SC, just like it’s siblings, offers full-time 4wd, big bore oil filled shocks, and [...]
Some say that he’s never seen his own reflection. Others claim that he may actually be Cubby! All we know is, he’s called The Stig! Hmm.. some how, two of my favorite things, “Top Gear” and RC, just don’t mix as well as I thought they would. Top Gear, for those that don’t know is an AMAZING car show from England. [...]
LRP is known for developing great new technologies. The new Pulsar Touch Competition charger is no exception, it is capable of everything you’d expect of a modern charger, plus a ton more. It’ll do 1-4 cell LiPos and LiFes plus 1-8 cell NiMHs and NiCds at up to 12 amps, along with an automatic cycling mode for all battery types, [...]
All this boat needs is a Stunt Steve and some RC Alligators and you will have a great afternoon! This new AquaCraft boat called the Mini Alligator Tours Boat runs just like the real things. It’s very reasonably priced at just over $100, has twin air rudders for quick steering and a 380 motor that runs the prop. Comes complete [...]
New from Core RC is the Polybutler Pit Box. Made from tough plastic, with multiple size drawers to hold plenty of different size tools, motors, batteries and spare parts. Check out the Core section of the Schumacher web site for more info.
Kyosho has had the micro on-road scene pretty well locked up since the very beginnings of the class. Losi, it seems, is keen to lock up the micro off-road scene. They’ve done a fairly good job of offering performance minded vehicles in tiny packages. Another job that Losi has been fairly good at is taking one platform [...]
So the Losi Strike is considered the Dodo bird of the short course class. We all know that they need to release a new chassis to be competitive in the class. A cottage industry has popped up around converting the XXX-T to short course trucks and we all thought that Losi would follow that lead and release a [...]
Here it is folks, live and in the flesh, the HPI Mini Trophy Truck! I think it’s safe to say this is probably the most anticipated RC truck in a long time! Everywhere you go, people are talking about it, so it’s our honor to bring you this exclusive first unboxing. First off, the packaging is amazing! Whoever designed [...]
Aha, you have once again found the BigSquidRC mailbox department, congrats to you! This week for something a bit different, I am going to start off with a little “Do you want the good news or the bad news first?” dealio. So what do you want first, the good news or the bad news? Well, seeing as how you really don’t [...]
The Tamiya TRF801XT is, by all accounts, a fine model automobile. Apparently Tamiya wasn’t happy enough with it though. So they went back to the drawing board and then to the track, then back to the drawing board, then the track again, and so on and so forth until they had a truck that performed better than their previous attempt. [...]
So while bashing at our long jump event where we watched Tim Mohr set a Long Jump record we pulled out the HPI Baja 5B! A lot of people say you can’t bash with a 5B, that too much breaks, but I think this video may prove them all wrong! Nobody could believe the durability that this truck [...]
Just a reminder, for those of you thinking about picking up a new Futaba FASST system, now is the time! Now through July 31, 2010, you will get a second receiver (R617FS or R603FS) depending on the radio that you buy. That’s like a extra $100 gift! You only have till the end of the month, so you better [...]
Wow, I don’t think anyone saw this coming! MaxAmps has just announced their new Multi-Voltage 5250mah packs. These single packs can be built up so you can run 2s, 3s, 4s, even up to 6s! You can buy cell’s individually, or as a kit and then you can add more later! This sounds pretty [...]