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Hydro Dip Futaba Tactic

Hydro Dip Surprise For Brian

Most of you already know Brian, he’s our editor here at the BigSquidRC offices. Recently Brian handed me his personal Futaba 4PLS and his sons Tactic TTX240 and said to “surprise him”. Well here is his surprise, we had them hydro dipped in a Spongebob Squarepants print. Brian is a huge Spongebob fan and we also know how much he [...]


Team Grid RC Drop Down Futaba 4PLS

Team Grid RC Drop Down Mount for Futaba 4PL/4PLS

The Futaba 4PL/4PLS is an extremely popular radio among the basher crowd. With Team Grid RD’s new mount you can now have a drop down wheel set-up on yours. The Grid RC drop down mount is CNC machined and uses a unique mounting system so you don’t have to tear your radio apart to install it, which in turn keeps your [...]


futaba receiver sale

Futaba Receiver Sale

Futaba has just announced a big sale on a bunch of their receivers, and we all know you can never have enough of them. If you have been a hobbyist for very long, it is likely your rc garage went from one car, to five cars, to a lot more than that very quickly. The process of pulling out and re-installing [...]


Futaba S.Bus2 Servos

Always on the forward edge of technology, Futaba has announced their new line-up of S.Bus2 Servos. The S.Bus2 line is designed to be some of the best performing servos that money can buy. Some of their features include- * The SV (high voltage) servos are designed for running 2S Lipo power without the need of a regulator. * The BLS (brushless) servos [...]


Futaba 4PLS Review

Review – Futaba 4PLS (4PL Super) S-FHSS Telemetry Radio

THE Futaba 4PLS (4PL Super) S-FHSS Telemetry Radio ReviewThe venerable Futaba 4PL was perhaps the best radio system ever made for the bashing market. Well it’s deceased now, replaced by a newer model, the 4PLS (Super). Does the 4PLS live up to the high expectations? Being Futaba’s first surface radio with telemetry, did they get it right? Can it take [...]


Futaba 4PLS Unboxing

Unboxing – Futaba 4PLS 2.4GHz Radio System

The original Futaba 4PL was a hugely popular radio for the bashing crowd, now it’s been updated and is known as the 4PLS. The big update included the ability to do telemetry, yet its street price remained the same as the origin. We recently received a 4PLS to review so we snapped a few pictures while unboxing it. [...]


Futaba 4PLS Telemetry

Futaba 4PLS 4-Channel T-FHSS Telemetry Radio System

The old Futaba 4PL was known as one of the best basher transmitters of all time. It’s replacement, the new 4PLS is even better yet keeps the same $249 price point. The big news on the 4PLS is the addition of telemetry, allowing the driver to monitor temperature, voltage, and rpm in real time and the ability to log the data [...]


Futaba and O.S. Engine Nitro Challenge

While we don’t do a lot of die-hard racing around here, we do mention big events now and then, especially when they are close to home, and include a cool video to go along with the announcement! This July 19th-21st 2013, the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri will be Hosted by the Dirtburners R/C Club, and it’s always [...]


Futaba 4PLS with Telemetry

Leaked - Futaba 4PLS 2.4 GHz T-FHSS Transmitter with Telemet…

Ever since the Futaba 4PL was first introduced it has been a favorite of ours here at BigSquidRC. What was there not to like? It had tons of high-end features (and performance) at a working mans price point. Information has just been leaked on the new Futaba 4PLS. The 4PLS looks to come with a few upgrades over the older 4PL. [...]


Hobbico eFest 2013 Promo Video

The crew over at Hobbico have just released a promo video for eFest 2013. eFest is one of the largest indoor fly-ins in the world, and this year it is being held on February 9th and 10th in the epicenter of the rc universe, Champaign Illinois. Check out the video, and if you’ve never been to a huge indoor flying [...]


futaba 4pl

Futaba 4PL Earns Basher Approved Status

It’s time to hand out another Basher Approved Award. This time up we have the Futaba 4PL! We have had a 4PL around the office for a while now, and it’s been great. It’s taken a beating in and out of pit boxes, been dropped on the floor a half a dozen times, sometimes on purpose, and it just [...]


Video- Futaba 14SG 14-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Air Radio Syst…

The crew over at Futaba have just released a video featuring their new 14SG 14 channel 2.4GHz air radio system. It’s a short video, but goes over all the major aspects of the 14SG like its ability to transmit and receive telemetry data. Whether you fly planes or heli’s the Futaba 14SG comes ready to handle the job. Check out [...]


Futaba 4PKS-R (Super R) 4 Channel 2.4 GHz FASST Radio Review

THE Futaba 4PKS-R (Super R) 4 Channel 2.4 GHz FASST Radio ReviewThere can only be one “best” transmitter on the planet. Futaba’s entry into the uber-radio market is their legendary 4PK series and today we’ll be taking a closer look at the latest version, the 4PKS-R, also lovingly known as the 4PK Super R. Is it the best radio ever [...]


New 4PK Super R video From Futaba

The guys over at Futaba have just released a video highlighting the updated features on their flagship, the 4PKS-R, also known as the Super R. In the video you’ll learn more about the Futaba Super R’s improved response time, dual ESC mixing for you crawlers, and gyro mixing for the drift scene. Click below to view the video and look [...]


Swarovski Crystal Tipped Screws From Hiro Seiko

Swarovski Crystal Tipped Screws From Hiro Seiko

Our editor here, Brian, is all about the bling-bling. In fact, he’s attracted to a bling’ed out rc car like a moth to a porch light. If you know the feeling and want to rocket your rc bling factor to an all new level the guys over at Hiro Seiko now have Swarovski Crystal tipped screws for use in transmitters. [...]