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Bash Vehicle of the Year 2017 – #1

Finally, it’s the end of the year, and we get to announce the winner of our Bash Vehicle of the Year Award. Every single year the Big Squid RC crew takes a step back and discusses possible winner. We take the top 5 that we all agree could of been at the top, and then argue for a while over [...]


Bash Vehicle of the Year 2017 – #2

We are down to the final two. If you missed the rest of the top 5, you can click the Bash Vehicle of the Year Award link to see what the previous vehicles for this year and previous years were. While there can only be one winner, the number two vehicle can easily have been swapped with number one because [...]


Axial Racing Trail Honcho SCX10 II RTR

Everybody’s Scalin’ – On The Brink of 2018

Hard to believe 2017 is nearly over, but here we are on the precipice of 2018. It was a crazy year, one that saw the balance of power shift quite a bit in the scale world. Instead of a look back though, here’s a few of my predictions for what I see happening in the coming year. Axial makes a fierce [...]


Traxxas Rustler Bandit

New Look & Lower Price For The Traxxas Rustler & Bandit

Just announced by Traxxas is a New Look and Lower Pricing on the Rustler stadium truck and Bandit buggy. Both get a face-lift with Traxxas Rock n’ Roll ProGraphics bodies, plus now you can pick up a Bandit for only $149, with the Rustler coming in at just $159. Both vehicles come with these features- * Waterproof electronics * 2.4GHz TQ radio * Brushed [...]



ARC R8.1E 1/8th Kit

Just announced by ARC is the gnarly looking R8.1E. The R8.1E was designed for high speed 1/8th on-road racing, but looks like it could make one heck of a speed run car to us. ARC updated the R8.1E with numerous revisions over the previous car, here are some of the updates- * Front bulkhead with adjustable belt tension * New anti-roll bar * [...]


Bash Vehicle of the Year 2017 #3

If you are living under a rock, we have announced #5 and #4 over the last couple of days. Short version of what is up, every year we give out our Bash Vehicle of the Year Award. (You can see previous winners at that link). There can only be one winner, but we start with a top 5. EVERY vehicle [...]


RC4WD R5 18th Mini Transmission V2

RC4WD Version 2 R5 1/18th Mini Transmission

Shipping right now from RC4WD is a Version 2 of their 1/18th Scale R5 Mini Transmission. The newest version of the R5 sports an injection molded case and comes with a FF-030 brushed motor. Here are some of its other highlights- * Slipper clutch * Delrin spur gear * Gear Ratio – 5.5:1 * Width- 1.32″ * Length- 1.38″ * Height- 1.07″ * Weight- 0.88oz Street pricing for [...]


Kyosho Outlaw Rampage Video

Kyosho Outlaw Rampage Dirt Bash Video

To help promote the Outlaw Rampage, the folks at Kyosho have uploaded a new video. The video is titled “Dirt Bash” and does a good job of showing how the Rampage drives. The Kyosho crew set up some ramps on a dirt track and started bashing. Watch the video below to see the Rampage skying over jumps and railing berms [...]


Graupner PRO Firmware Upgrade

Graupner MZ-18 & MZ-24 Pro Firmware Upgrade

Recently announced by Graupner USA is a program for you to upgrade your MZ-12 or MZ-18 transmitter to a Pro model via a firmware update. The firmware update gives your Graupner transmitter a slew of cool new upgrades to help make your flying better than ever. The firmware update is priced at $49 and you can get full details by using [...]


JConcepts MT410 Overtray

JConcepts Tekno MT410 Overtray

Just for all you Tekno MT410 owners, JConcepts has released a new Overtray. The overtray was designed to keep dirt, rocks, and other debris out of the chassis of the MT410. Made from a durable polycarbonate, the overtray can be painted or wrapped to match the overall look of your truck. Street pricing for the overtray is $22 and it has [...]


Maverick Strada RX Unboxing

Unboxing The Maverick Strada RX Rally Car

Remember Maverick RC? We sure do, they are HPI Racing’s basher line-up in Europe. The Maverick line-up is still new to folks here in the states, but HPI hopes to change all that in 2018. Expect to see HPI, and their various North American distributors, making a big push on the Maverick line-up in the coming year. Recently we received one [...]


Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – More Of Your Questions, Less Of My Answers

“Arrma Outcast Hey how’s it going…? I was hoping you could tell me how to extremely lower my arrma outcast for speed runs…I’ve already adjusted the shocks, just curious how to get it much lower…droop screws? Not sure…please help. Bobby S.” Cubby- Yo Robert, how ya be? Life is all good here, busy, but good. BTW, thanks for writing in, be sure to [...]


Losi Super Baja Rey Video

4K Video – BigSquidRC Goes Epic With The Losi Super Baja Rey

The folks at Losi made huge news earlier today with the announcement of their 1/6th scale Super Baja Rey. While we were out working on the review, we took a bunch of video to give you an idea of what it is like to drive the truck, plus how gnarly it can really be. Enjoy our video below (in glorious 4K [...]


G-Force GD200 Discharger

G-Force GD200 Battery Discharger

Do you need a high current discharger? If so, have a look at the new GD200 from G-Force. The GD200 can accept 5.4 to 34 volt of input power and has a maximum discharge rate of 30 amps. * Discharge current range 0.01 to 30 amps * Quickly takes packs to proper storage voltage * Large diameter fan * Temp sensor * Allows you to [...]


JConcepts Fling King Dragon Wheels Tires

JConcepts Fling King Tires & Dragon Wheels

Teased in a video from a few weeks ago, JConcepts has now formally announced their Fling King tires and Dragon wheels. Both are sized at 2.6″ and were designed to fit on mega trucks. The Fling King tires have an extra deep tread pattern to help your truck get through the worst of mud holes. The Dragon wheels were designed [...]