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70 mph ARRMA Raider BLX

Going Fast – 70 MPH ARRMA Raider BLX

When we read that ARRMA RC was putting on a Beat The Speed Video Contest we decided to give our own ARRMA Raider BLX test buggy a go. We wanted to see if we could go fast enough to beat their speed. The first thing we did was hand the Raider BLX to our resident high speed specialist, DWayne Buchannon from [...]


ARRMA Beat the Speed

ARRMA “Beat The Speed” Challenge

ARRMA has announced a neat Video Contest involving their Brushless BLX series vehicles. The Beat the Speed Video Contest gives ARRMA BLX owners a chance to win $80 in aluminum hop-up parts by posting a video of their vehicle going faster than 67 mph. BLX owners can even get a free t-shirt just by entering. To get complete contest rules hit [...]


ARRMA Vorteks BLX Speed Tips Video

Video – ARRMA High Speed Tips with Hobbico’s Scott Cramer

The crew over at Hobbico have released a new video that shows exactly what it takes to bust out 65+ mph with the ARRMA Vorteks BLX stadium truck. Watch below to see Scott Cramer walk you through the modification process, then watch see the Vorteks go 66 mph on the famous “Speed Run Road” in Champaign Illinois. To get [...]


Helion Criterion Top Speed

Video – Helion Criterion Top Speed vs Competition

We first reported about the new buggy from Helion, the Criterion, Right Here. Now Helion has released a video showing just how fast the Criterion is. Using a radar gun and some old fashioned street running, the video shows the top speeds of the Criterion compared to several of its competitors. The Criterion is shown topping out at 33 mph, [...]


RC Fest Tolono Illinois 2013 Bash

Event Coverage – RC Fest, Tolono Illinois 2013

The BigSquidRC Bash crew had the pleasure of attending the 2013 RC Fest in Tolono Illinois over the weekend. RC Fest is a big charity bash held to raise money and awareness for blood donation. A young man named Adam Munds and his family work for months prepping for RC Fest and this year all their hard work really paid [...]


HotSlots Bash Fest 2013

Event Coverage – HotSlots Bash Fest 2013, Urbana Illinois

On Saturday the BigSquidRC Bash Crew attended Bash Fest 2013 put on by HotSlots Hobby in Urbana Illinois. HotSlots has been open for several years, but only in the last several months have they really started getting into the rc scene. Looking to promote both their store and the hobby, HotSlots decided to hold a good old fashioned bash. HotSlots held [...]


JConcepts Scalpel Body and Front Bumper Conversion Kit for Traxxas Slash 4x4

JConcepts Illuzion Scalpel Body and Front Bumper Conversion …

There are a lot of people out there that like to speed run their Traxxas Slash 4×4’s, including most of the staff here at BigSquidRC. JConcepts recognized that fact and have announced their new Scalpel Body and Front Bumper Conversion for the Slash 4×4. Their new Scalpel body is low slung and made specifically to help you get the most [...]


Road to 200 Update

Nic Case and Team Associated have uploaded a new episode of their Road to 200 series.  If you’re unfamiliar with this project, it’s an attempt to get an R/C car up to the 200 MPH mark.  They are making great progress and this is an excellent video that takes a closer look at the custom super car they are building [...]


International Speed Challenge (ISC) Event Info

It looks like it’s time again for the International Speed Challenge! The ISC is a great place to take that speed demon you have been working on, and show it off to the rest of the world. If you think you got something fast, and you want to prove it. This years event is in Topeka Kansas, on August [...]


ISC Speed Challenge (closed course) initial report

The 2nd closed course event for the ISC was held this weekend at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indiana this past weekend. The reports are just being posted: From Mike Ogle: Just got back from Indianapolis this evening, here’s a recap of what went down. Shawn Palmer set the mark in Open Wheel with a 4WD Schumacher CAT 4wd buggy [...]


Popular Science writes about R/C speed run cars!

Popular Science has a spectacular story on a couple of R/C speed demons.  This includes Nic Case’s 161 mph Schumacher Mi3, Gary O’Connor’s 4 Engine 93 mph monster, Jack Cecil’s 111 mph Traxxas 4-tec and Nick Maslowski’s 97 mph modified RC10L4 dubbed the “X2”.  Check it out here.