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Drake OS Engine Video

Video – OS Speed B21 Adam Drake Edition Engine

The folks at Hobbico recently uploaded a new video for the Drake Edition B21 nitro engine from O.S. Speed. The Drake B21 was designed to work well in both 1/8th buggies and truggies, giving you the power needed to be on the top step of the podium. The video goes over the major features of the Drake B21 like its [...]


OS Speed B21 Adam Drake

O.S. Speed B21 Adam Drake Engine Now Shipping

The folks over at Hobbico just sent us a press releases to let us know that the uber new Adam Drake Edition O.S. Speed B21 nitro engine is now shipping. The Drake engine is available right now and was designed to put out the serious horsepower that you need to win races, while also being fuel efficient to give you [...]


O.S. 21XR-B Version II

O.S. 21XR-B Version II Nitro Engine

Have you been having trouble with the nitro engine in your 1/8th scale buggy? If so, the totally re-designed O.S. 21XR-B Version II is made just for you. The big 21XR-B V2 puts out serious power, yet is designed to be more reliable than ever. Here are some of its highlights- * 2.42 horsepower at 33,000 rpm * 4,000 to 40,000 practical [...]


OS Speed 21XZ-B Tessmann

O.S. Speed 21XZ-B Spec. II Ty 110% Engine

Coming in late September is the O.S. Speed 21XZ-B Spec. II Ty Tessmann 110% Nitro Engine. This particular edition of the 21XZ-B has been tweaked by Ty Tessmann himself for optimal performance and is a limited edition unit. If you are wanting to bolt serious power into your 1/8 buggy, this engine is for you. * Long stroke design * 7 mm [...]


Hobbico Weak Signals 2017

Weak Signals 2017 Hobbico Booth

Another company making a huge showing at the 2017 Weak Signals show in Toledo was our good friends at Hobbico. The Hobbico crew had a giant booth sporting all of their latest air products. On the drone side of things they were showing off the very popular RISE Vusion House Racer, as well as the RISE RXS255 race machine. There [...]


11th Annual Futaba and O.S. Speed Nitro Challenge

11th Annual Futaba & O.S. Speed Nitro Challenge

Coming up on July 27th to the 30th is the 11th Annual Futaba And O.S. Speed Nitro Challenge. This yearly event will once again be held at the legendary St. Louis Dirtbuners track and features 7 different nitro classes as well as an electric buggy class. The Futaba race brings in racers from all over the country and is bound [...]


Team O.S. and TrakPower Sign the Drakes

The Drakes Sign With Team O.S. And TrakPower

Hobbico has announced that they have signed Adam and Ronda Drake to their O.S. Engines and TrakPower factory teams. The Drakes are well known in racing circles not just for their speed, but also for being good ambassadors for the sport of rc racing. The next time you hit up a big nitro race, keep an eye out for the [...]


O.S. Competition Engine Video

Video – O.S. Speed Competition Buggy Engine

Recently posted by Hobbico is a new promotional video for the O.S. Speed B2102. The B2102 is a high-end nitro race engine that puts out the power needed to put your 1/8th buggy in the winners circle. Rated at 2.61 horsepower, the B2102 sports ceramic bearings and a low profile design for optimal handling. Pricing is $499 and they are [...]


O.S. Speed T1202

O.S. Speed T1202 Nitro Engine

Just announced by O.S. Engines is the T1202. The T1202 is a high-end 1/10th touring car race engine designed for more power and fuel efficiency than its predecessor. Some of its highlights include- * Tungsten weighted crank shaft * Lighter piston * Shorter carb restrictor * Thicker cylinder flange * Low center of gravity cooling head * More powerful low to mid-range torque * Displacement- 0.128 cu [...]


O.S. Gold Turbo Glow Plugs

In Stock Now – O.S. Gold Turbo Plugs

Now shipping from Hobbico are the limited edition 24K Gold Plated P3 & P4 turbo glow plugs from O.S. Engines. Both plugs work well on .18 to .24 turbo head nitro racing engines and are priced around $12. The P3 is good for increasing acceleration with improved throttle response, while the super hot P4 helps to improved mileage and idling. [...]


Hobbico Great Fall Rebate

Hobbico Great Fall Rebate

Starting now and ending on September 30th is Hobbico’s Great Fall Rebate. The new program allows you to get some serious rebate bucks after purchasing select Futaba and O.S. Engine products. You can get merchandise certificates ranging from $10 up to $250, Hit This Link for complete details. Read more Hobbico news Right Here on BigSquidRC.


2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Event Coverage – 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Like most bashers, even the BigSquidRC crew dabbles in racing from time to time. Over the weekend, one of the biggest nitro races in the Midwest took place, the 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge. The Futaba Nitro Challenge was held at one of the best outdoor tracks in the country, St Louis Dirtburners, and had right around 250 entries. Racers from [...]


OS 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition Engine

O.S. Engines 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition & Glow Plug

Rip up you local dirt track with the new 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition Engine from O.S. Engines. This .21 sized power plant not only has an uber looking gold head, it also sport some serious horsepower (2.61 hp @ 34000 rpm!) to liven up your 1/8th buggy or truggy. This is an 80th anniversary edition engine that comes [...]


OS Las Vegas Edition

O.S. Engines Las Vegas Edition Speed B2101

Did you know that O.S. Engines has won more IFMAR 1/8 World Championships than any other manufacturer? To help commemorates the 2016 IFMAR Worlds Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada this year, O.S. is releasing a limited edition Las Vegas Edition Speed B2101 nitro engine. The engine features a distinct stars and stripes livery on its head and was designed to [...]


2016 Futaba O.S. Nitro Challenge

Coming In August, Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge

BigSquidRC is all about bashing, you very rarely see us promoting an actual “race” style event. However, the BSRC Bash Crew has attended the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge since its inception. It is a HUGE 1/8th scale nitro race that attracts some of the best racers in the world. Plus, it is held at a track that we test at on [...]