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Horizon Hobby RC Fest 2019 Coverage

Event Coverage – Horizon Hobby’s RC Fest 2019

For the past few summers, hobbyists from across the globe have come to Monticello, Illinois for Horizon Hobby’s RC Fest. RC Fest has always been a celebration of the remote control community, and this year for 2019, it was definitely larger and better than ever before. For the 2019 edition of RC Fest, Horizon Hobby added more hands-on activities, plus another [...]

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ARRMA Infraction 1/7 6S BLX Road Basher

ARRMA 1/7 Infraction 6S BLX Street Basher

The folks over at ARRMA RC have been teasing a couple of new vehicles for a while, and today we get to see them in action! The first of the two All Road vehicles is the Infraction 6s BLX Street Basher. It’s a 1/7 Scale All Road vehicle, and it has us excited for sure! It boasts a top speed [...]

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Spektrum S120 USB-C Smart Charger

Spektrum S120 USB-C Smart Charger

Have you been looking for a quality Smart Charger for under $20? If so, have a look at the new S120 USB-C Smart Charger from the folks at Spektrum. The S120 is ultra-small, making it easy to take nearly anywhere. * Automatically detects Smart Battery & charges when connected * Powered by convenient USB power * Charges 2-3S LiPo Spektrum Smart Batteries * Maximum [...]

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Pro Boat Miss GEICO Zelos 36 Twin Brushless Catamaran RTR

Pro Boat Miss GEICO Zelos 36″ Twin Brushless Catamaran RTR

Coming to a hobby shop near you soon is the Miss GEICO Zelos 36″ Twin Brushless Catamaran RTR from Pro Boat. The new Miss GEICO is one of the fastest boats you can buy as it is capable of 75+ mph speeds right out of the box. Here are the higlights- * Twin water-cooled 1900kV 4 pole 36mm x 74mm motors, [...]

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Spektrum Smart Technology Charger LiPo

First Impression – Spektrum Smart Technology

Since the LiPo battery revolution began years ago, there have been a couple of teething issues. Lithium battery technology is wonderful for its superior energy density, but there can be downsides like safety. Spektrum has just put out a bunch of new Smart Technology batteries, chargers, and support equipment. The entire line of Smart Technology from Spektrum was designed to help [...]

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Losi King Shocks Ford Raptor Baja Rey Review

Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey King Shocks Edition RTR Review

Released just a few weeks ago, the Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey King Shocks Edition RTR from Horizon Hobby has created quite a stir in the bashing community. The Ford Raptor has one of the most detailed bodies that we’ve seen from Losi, plus it comes on the highly capable Baja Rey platform. We’ve been pushing our test truck to [...]

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2019 ARRMA Talion 6S BLX Truggy

2019 Edition ARRMA Talion 6S BLX 1/8 Truggy

Available right now from your favorite rc retailer is the 2019 Version of the 1/8 Talion 6S BLX Truggy. The new Talion received all of ARRMA’s 2019 update package that is headlined by a very trick sliding motor mount, a beefy new chassis brace, as well as other key improvements. Here are some of the highlights- * “Never-pop” ball ends * “Never-loose” [...]

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2019 ARRMA Notorious

Updated ARRMA 2019 Notorious

New from ARRMA is the freshly updated 2019 version of their Notorious stunt truck. The latest Notorious comes with ARRMA’s 2019 update package and is ready to “Send-It!!!” right out of the box. Here are more details and features- * 2.4GHz Spektrum STX2 radio system * New aluminum center brace * New easy to adjust aluminum motor mount * Waterproof electronics * Classic looking Real [...]

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Ford Raptor Baja Rey 1/10 4WD Desert Truck

Ford Raptor fans rejoice! Horizon Hobby has announced the new Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey. Besides the new licensed body, it sounds like there are plenty of changes coming from with this new edition. On the outside it’s going to have a molded hood scoop and grill, front and rear lights and authentic Black Rhino Alpine wheels. On the inside [...]

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F-4 Phantom II 80mm EDF BNF

We don’t post a lot of air news very often, but this F-4 Phanton II from Horizon Hobby really caught my eye. The scale looks on this thing are crazy. If someone asked me, I would of bet all day this was a model, and not something that could actually take to the air and fly. This model is [...]

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Spektrum DX5 Rugged Review

THE Spektrum DX5 Rugged Transmitter Review

Our industry is changing, and doing so in a rapid fashion. RC enthusiasts, especially those in the scale crawling and bashing scenes, have been longing for a radio that is tough enough for their hardcore driving activities. With that said, the Spektrum crew over at Horizon Hobby has dropped the DX5 Rugged. Based on their DX5 platform, the engineers at Spektrum [...]

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Spektrum 16A 380W Power Supply

Spektrum Smart 16A 380W Power Supply

Coming later this month from Spektrum is a 16 Amp 380 Watt Power Supply. The new unit was designed to be the ultimate power supply for the new Spektrum Smart battery chargers, but can work equally well on any brand of charger. Here are the highlights- * Robust 380 watts of output * Delivers up to 16 amps of clean DC power [...]

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Video – Can the Spektrum DX5 Rugged Work Under Water?

So we have been testing the Spektrum DX5 Rugged for a while now, putting it through some extreme testing! we have thrown it high into the air and let it crash down, we have bashed and smashed it. Spektrum says the radio is water-resistant which means you can get it wet, but it’s not waterproof which means submerged. We wanted [...]

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Losi Super Rock Rey Review

Losi Super Rock Rey Review

Coming soon to a hobby shop near you is the Losi Super Rock Rey from Horizon Hobby. A giant 1/6th scaled off-road beast, the Super Rock Rey is one of the most scale realistic bash rigs that Losi has ever released to the market. Plus, it was designed to tackle the gnarliest of off-road terrain. We’ve been wreaking havoc all [...]

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2018 Bash Product of the Year!

Every year we here at the Big Squid RC Headquarters gather around a large table and toss out ideas for Bash Vehicle of the year. This year, one of the ideas tossed around was that we should consider other products as well, so we have decided to start a Bash Product of the Year category! Since this was our first [...]

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