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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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Spektrum DX5 Rugged Unboxing

Unboxing The All New Spektrum DX5 Rugged!!!

The all new Spektrum DX5 Rugged is one of the hottest radios to be released in years. Designed for not only the scale/rock crawling crowd, the DX5 Rugged just might be the best backyard basher radio ever created. Sporting a number of new innovative features, there is no other radio on the market like the new Spektrum. As we pulled our [...]

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Losi Tenacity Method Fox Licensed Short Course Trucks

Fox & Method Licensed Losi Tenacity RTR Short Course Trucks

Announced by Losi are a pair of Licensed Short Course Trucks. One truck is licensed by Fox Racing Shocks, with the second licensed by Method Wheels. Both trucks have a great scale look, while also being highly capable off-road. Here are just some of the highlights- * Based on the legendary TEN short course truck platform * Full time 4wd with adjustable [...]

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Losi 22S ST Brushless RTR Stadium Truck Review

Losi 22S ST Brushless RTR Stadium Truck Review

Announced by Losi just over a month ago was the 22S ST RTR stadium truck. The 22S ST is based off the championship winning 22 series of buggies and trucks, but has been re-designed a bit to make it more bash worthy. With an inspirational heritage of great handling and Losi’s reputation for durability, the 22S ST has all the [...]

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Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged

Spektrum Drops All New DX5 Rugged Radio!!!

New from Spektrum is the DX5 Rugged transmitter. The DX5 Rugged is loaded with new innovation, as well as higher-end features, take a look at the highlights- * Water resistant chassis * Rubber bumpers used on chassis for added protection * Thumb-steering lever for easy one-handed driving * Built in tool storage area * Comes with a compact Spektrum SR515 receiver * Bold styling * Built for [...]

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Losi Super Baja Rey BND

New Bind-N-Drive Losi Super Baja Rey

Announced today by Losi is a Bind-N-Drive version of their popular 1/6 Super Baja Rey Desert Truck. The new “BND” version of the Super Baja Rey allows you to save some cash by using your own Spektrum transmitter, here are the highlights- * Pre-assembled, awaiting your Spektrum transmitter and batteries * Scale realistic appearance * 50+ mph top speeds * Dynamite Fuze 1200kV brushless [...]

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Horizon Hobby Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo 2018

Horizon Hobby At The Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo 2018

Over the weekend the BigSquidRC Bash Crew traveled to beautiful Denver, Colorado for the 2018 edition of the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo. Coming out to support the event was the crew from Horizon Hobby. The Horizon crew had one of the largest booths at the show, thus giving them plenty of room to show off their extensive line of rc [...]

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Losi 22S ST Stadium Truck Unboxing

Unboxing The Losi 22S ST Stadium Truck

Announced by Losi a bit over a month ago was the 22S ST ready to run stadium truck. This “22” based bash-machine promises premium handling, while also being more than durable enough to catch big air in the backyard. Before we started our testing regimen, we took a bunch of pictures while pulling the truck out of the box. Look below [...]

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Spektrum Smart Technology Charger LiPo Power Supply

Spektrum Drops All New Smart Technology Chargers, Batteries,…

Here is some huge news from Spektrum, all new Smart Technology Products! What are Smart Technology Products? Products that make your life easier thanks to new technology. The new Spektrum products can take all the guesswork out of charging, as well as making your battery charging routine safer than before. First up is a whole line-up of new Smart LiPo Batteries. [...]

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Spektrum S6340BL Low Profile Servo

Spektrum S6340BL Low Profile Servo

New from Spektrum is the S6340BL servo. The S6340BL is a low profile unit to save space in tight installs and was designed as a high-end race servo for 1/10 buggies and stadium trucks. Here are the highlights- * Brushless motor for increased efficiency, power, & precision * Heavy duty lead wires with quick release connector * All aluminum case * Precision metal gears * [...]

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Losi 5IVE-T 2.0

Losi Unleashes The Losi 5IVE-T 2.0!!!

All you large scale fans will be stoked to see the arrival of the new 5IVE-T 2.0 from Losi. The original 5IVE-T was in incredible truck, but the version 2.0 brings even more bashing goodness to the plate. A 32cc Zenoah engine is used to give the 2.0 loads of power to go along with numerous other improvements. Here are [...]

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