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THE Cub Report – All Hail Hypnotoad

Well hello there fellow rc fanatic, thanks for joining us at BigSquidRC. As the roaring 20’s kick into action, the rc world seems stoked for a good run in the 2020’s. What’s up first this week? Lets find out shall we???… First up is… National Hobby Month! The folks over at the HMA (the Hobby Manufacturers Association) worked up January as [...]

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Pit Bull RC Alien Compound 1.55 PBX A/T Scale Tires

Pit Bull RC Alien Compound 1.55 PBX A/T Scale Tires

Shipping soon from Pit Bull RC are new Alien Compound 1.55 PBX A/T Scale Tires. The 1.55 sized PBX A/T tires have the scale realism that you are looking for, with all the trail performance that you demand. Here are the highlights- * Miniaturized version of Pit Bull’s new 1:1 all terrain tire * 3.5″ tall x 1.08″ wide * Six ribs, 5 [...]

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Maclan Racing RC MR8.3 Brushless Motors

Maclan Racing MR8.3 1/8 Competition Brushless Motor

Coming soon from Maclan Racing is the MR8.3 1/8 competition brushless motor. The MR8.3 has been slimmed down for racing and has the latest in brushless motor technology. Here are the highlights- * 4.5mm shorter than previous version * 25 grams lighter than previous version * Redesigned stator and rotor for smoother power delivery * Increased efficiency over previous design * Dual sensor ports * Error [...]

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Traxxas 2wd To 4WD Conversion

How To- Traxxas 2WD to 4X4 Conversion Part II

The crew over at Traxxas have released Part II of their 2WD to 4WD Conversion series. This time the guys over at Traxxas provide detailed instructions on installing the electronics on your 4WD conversion, as well as showing you the proper way to set gear mesh. You can use this link to get full details on Part II of the Traxxas [...]

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Hitec X4 Square Charger

Lucky In Japan – Hitec X4 Square

For our lucky readers over in Japan, Hitec has dropped the X4 Square Battery Charger. The X4 Square is an incredibly simple four channel charger that has 50 watts of power on tap for each channel. Not currently available here in the states, the X4 Square handles 2 to 4S LiPo packs and has a maximum charge rate of 5 [...]

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Yeah Racing Steering Enhancement Thumb Steering Lever

Yeah Racing Steering Enhancement Thumb Steering Lever

Over at Yeah Racing they are teasing a new Steering Enhancement Thumb Steering Lever. With more people using a camera while driving, and even more than that driving in hardcore off-road areas, one-handed driving has become quite common. Currently, only the Spektrum DX5 Rugged comes stock with a thumb-steering lever. However, Yeah Racing saw the need for a high-quality one-handed [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – ULTIMATE SCALE TRUCK EXPO 2020!

There are 42 days until The 4TH Annual Ultimate Scale Truck Expo and USTE20 is already looking to keep its tradition of getting bigger and better with every year. Last year was the first time Big Squid RC attended the Ultimate Scale Truck Expo. Before I left last year I wanted to secure a spot for USTE20 and not only [...]

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Spektrum SMART Bundle 6S

New Smart Powerstage Bundles From Spektrum

To help make battery charging safer and easier than ever before, Spektrum has announced four new SMART Bundles. Each bundle comes with a SMART battery charger and SMART LiPo battery, the every latest in technology from Spektrum. Here are the highlights- * Integrated microchip stores unique parameters for each battery * SMART discharge automatically discharges to a safe voltage * SMART LiPo batteries [...]

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Losing grip – Red Bull Mustang

For this week’s column, I have the pleasure of featuring a build by Vivian Grobler, the man behind SRC Sideways RC. Vivian is an absolute top notch builder, and the well deserved winner of Best Body at the D1-10 Drift World Championship 2019. You might remember his winning BMW M3 E92 from this column, if not, you’re in for a [...]

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Cross RC C12 1/12 Scale Engine Kit

Teaser – Cross RC C12 1/12 Scale Engine Kit

The folks over at Cross RC are now teasing a 1/12 C12 Scale Engine Kit. Their new engine kit has insane levels of detailing and can be used in your next truck build, or you can simply use it as a very cool engine on display. The engine has a part number of #97400430, but we have no information on a [...]

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ASK Cubby – Here Come The Questions, I Run For The Hills

“Posting on Big Squid Thanks for all of you guy’s great works! If I may add my 0.2 I think the racing products news which is already covered by the RedRC or the Neo Buggy is just wasting valuable “front-page time” for other real “Bashers approved” posting. Just my 0.2. have a wonderful week! Best Regards, John L.” Cubby- Well hello there John. Thanks for shooting us [...]

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RC4WD BFGoodrich Mud Terrain RC Tires

RC4WD Drops 4 New BFGoodrich Licensed Tires

The good folks over at RC4WD have dropped Four New Fully Licensed BFGoodrich Tires. Now on the menu over at RC4WD are the BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2, Krawler T/A KX, as well as the All Terrain KO2. With insane scale realism and sizes ranging from 1.55 to 1.9, these new BFG tires from RC4WD are perfect for your next [...]

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Kyosho Inferno MP10 Spec A Roller

Teaser – Kyosho Inferno MP10 Spec A Roller

Being teased now by Kyosho is the Inferno MP10 Spec A Roller. The MP10 is Kyosho’s latest 1/8 nitro buggy platform and soon you will be able to pick one up in roller form. While the kit version is fun to build, the roller is great for saving time before hitting the track. Kyosho uses experienced builders to put the [...]

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Losi Tenacity TT Pro 4WD SCT Brushless RTR

Losi Tenacity TT Pro 4WD SCT Brushless RTR

Coming later this month from Losi is the Tenacity TT Pro 4WD SCT Brushless RTR. The new Tenacity is provided with a powerful Spektrum SMART brushless system and your choice of Brenthel or Falken livery. Here are the highlights- * Based off the legendary TEN 4wd platform * Licensed Falken tires * Licensed Method wheels * Waterproof electronics * Front LED light bar * Three gear [...]

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Associated Electrics RC10B6.2 Buggy Kit

Associated Electrics Drop Updated RC10B6.2 & RC10B6.2D

Just in time for the indoor race wars this winter is the Associated Electrics RC10B6.2 and RC10B6.2D race buggy kits. Both buggies have been highly updated to help keep you at the front of the pack. * B6.2 optimal for high grip conditions * B6.2 includes laydown 3 gear transmission * B6.2D comes with both laydown and layback transmissions * B6.2D includes +1 Ackermann [...]

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