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Monster Truck Madness – New Savages

Hi guys, how ya’ll doing? Pretty big day in the hobby as Axial just announced a gigantic crawler, but in this neck of the woods we talk monster trucks. I’m a couple weeks late on discussion of this, but I want to talk about the new and updated HPI Savage that’s supposed to be coming out soon! Back when the nitro monster [...]


HPI Plazma LiPo Battery

HPI Introduces Three New Plazma LiPo and NiMh Battery Packs

If you’re a fan of HPI Racing and want to deepen your brand loyalty, check out the latest additions to their Plazma NiMh and LiPo battery packs. These new batteries are available with various plug styles and are designed to work with various HPI models. A new NiMh stick pack is available at 7.2V (5000mAh) and uses a Tamiya-style connector. For [...]


HPI Reactor 200 Battery Charger

HPI Reactor 200 Battery Charger

Over at HPI Racing they have announced a new battery charger, the Reactor 200. Designed to be a nice step up from a typical overnight wall-charger, the Reactor can charge up to a 3S LiPo with a maximum charge rate of 2 amps. * Simple to use * Charges LiPo, LiFe, NiMh, and NiCd cells * Selectable 0.7 or 2 amp charge rates * [...]


STL Drag Racing Championships No Prep 1/5 Baja

Coverage - STL RC Drag Racing Club No Prep 1/5 Drag Racing C…

Over the weekend of May 5th, 1/5th scale drag racers from across the country converged on St. Louis, Missouri, for the STL RC Drag Racing Club No Prep 1/5 Baja Drag Racing Championships. Whether it be full sized, or 1/5th scaled, drag racing can be serious business. That’s why dozens of our country’s premier large scale drag racers met up [...]


RC4WD Metal Side Sliders HPI Venture

RC4WD Metal Side Sliders For The HPI Venture

New for all you HPI Venture FJ owners are CChand Side Sliders from RC4WD. The side sliders can add scale realism to your rig, while also protecting the body while out rock crawling. Here are some of the side slider’s features and specifications- * Made from hand welded stainless steel * Progressive bend design * Corrosion resistant, black powder-coated finish * Length- 6.23″ * Height- [...]


Maverick Strada RX Review

Maverick Strada RX Rally Car Review

Can you buy a good brushless powered ready to run for under $220? That is the question with the Maverick Strada RX rally car. Maverick is HPI’s entry level line-up of cars and trucks, we’ve been lucky enough to be able to beat on their Strada RX rally car for a couple of months now. How much car do you [...]


Brushed 2WD Short Course Shootout is Here!

Finally! We have been talking about doing this shootout for a long time. We have received tons of emails asking us to do it, and it’s finally here! This shootout has the Traxxas Slash vs ECX Torment vs ARRMA Fury vs HPI Blitz! We went with the 2WD Brushed versions of these trucks as we have done other variations in [...]


Exotek Micro RS4 Chassis Conversion

Exotek HPI Micro RS4 XPRO Chassis Conversion

Remember back in the day when the HPI Micro RS4 was one of the hottest cars on the planet? Back then websites like were exploding with custom builds and it seemed like everyone was running one of the little HPI’s on the weekend. Recently HPI has been putting out some new versions of the RS4 so they are starting [...]


Drift Itch – The Evolution of the RC drift chassis

OK kids gather round cuz it’s story time. Back in the early days when RC drift was in its infancy, guys were cutting down ABS pipe and using them for tires on converted touring car chassis to get their slide on. I myself started on a RC10 TC3. Man it was a great car, super tough and with a front [...]


HPI Q32: Unbox and Roll Out!

If you didn’t already see the capabilities of the Q32, my buddies at HPI rushed one my direction to try out! Everyone at the office is excited for this guy, so check out the unboxing pics below! Craving more HPI Racing on BigSquidRC? Look no further than Right Here!


HPI Waterproof Bullet ST Flux

Now Waterproof – HPI Racing 1/10 Bullet ST Flux RTR

We posted a few days ago about the HPI Bullet MT getting a waterproof upgrade, now the Bullet ST has received the same treatment. With the newly updated HPI Bullet ST you can splash those mud holes without worrying about frying electronics. The Bullet ST received a new waterproof receiver, waterproof servos, and a waterproof battery box to make sure [...]


HPI Discount Tire Micro RS4 Drift

HPI Discount Tire S13 Micro RS4 Drift

Coming soon from HPI Racing is a Micro RS4 Drift featuring Discount Tire livery. This version will come as a RTR and features hard tires and locked diffs, making it easy to drift your way around your local bash spot. Yoshihara Designs Champion wheels and a highly detailed body make it look just like its full scale equivalent, while a [...]


HPI Rallycross Wheels

HPI Orange WR8 Method Rallycross Wheels

HPI has come up with a way for your WR8 Rally Car to really stand out in a crowd, their new bright Orange 35mm Method Wheels. Officially licensed by Method, their bright color and cool design can drastically change the look of your car. Also, these were made to be a perfect fit for several of HPI’s 2.2″ on-road tires, [...]


HPI Savage Octane – Raw Video Clips, Speed Run, Bashing

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 [...]


Quick Octane Shot

Just a quick action shot from us bashing the HPI Savage Octane this weekend. Get more HPI news at This Link right here on BigSquidRC.