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Spektrum iX12

Spektrum iX12 12-Channel DSMX Air Transmitter

New for all you pilots out there is the iX12 from Spektrum. The iX12 sports a whopping 12 channels, this makes it quite versatile, allow it to be used in a huge variety of different applications. Spektrum touts the iX12 as the “first truly Intelligent Radio” and it indeed sports a ton of next-gen features. Here are some of its [...]

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Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender BND

Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender BND

Last night we posted a new teaser from Vaterra. Today we get to post full details on the new 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender BND. The ’68 Ford comes pre-built but does not include a radio as it is a Bind-N-Drive. Working LED lights also come standard, here are some of its other highlights- * Fully licensed body * Era correct, two-tone paint [...]

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Horizon Hobby Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo

Horizon Hobby At The 2017 Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo

To open up our coverage of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo we dropped by the Horizon Hobby booth. The Horizon crew was located right next to our booth and was filled with all the latest and greatest in hobby gear. In addition to a normal style booth, Horizon also had a pretty trick try-me area. The try-me area was set-up [...]

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Spektrum DX5C

Spektrum DX5C Radio System

New from Spektrum is the affordable DX5C. The DX5C was designed to offer a long list of features at a price that won’t break the bank. Here are some of its highlights- * 5 fully proportional channels * AVC electronic stability control * Race inspired ergonomics * Proven DSMR technology * Easy to read display * Adjustable steering wheel * Easy to learn SimpleScroll programming * Servo speed [...]

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Spektrum DX5R Review

Spektrum DX5R from Horizon Hobby Review

With the introduction of the DX5R, the folks at Spektrum and Horizon Hobby hoped to produce the ultimate basher radio. To be bashing oriented, it means to offer a whole lot of bang for the buck and the DX5R comes loaded with features for a very reasonable price point. We’ve been using the DX5R for a couple of months now [...]

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Spektrum Lap Timer System

Spektrum Lap Timer System

New from Spektrum is an affordable Lap Timer System. Spektrum’s new timing system was designed to be easy to use, as well as accurate. * Costs less than $80 to get started * Uses infrared technology w/ Spektrum’s telemetry capability * Lap times can be called out automatically via a Spektrum Gen II or III transmitter * Handles any number of racers * Can be [...]

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Spektrum S6390BL Brushless Servo

Spektrum S6930BL Brushless Servo

New from Spektrum is the S6930BL servo. The latest servo from Spektrum is powered by an efficient brushless motor and was designed for 1/8th scale buggy and truggy. Here are some of its highlights- * Speed – 0.09 sec/60 deg @ 8.4V * Torque – 312 oz-in @ 8.4V * Steel gears * Dual bearings * 23 tooth output shaft * Input voltage up to 8.4 [...]

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Pro Boat Veles 29 Brushless Catamaran RTR

Pro Boat Veles 29″ Brushless Catamaran

To help you get your thrills on the water later this summer, Pro Boat has announced the Veles 29″ Brushless Catamaran. The Veles is powered by a water cooled 6-pole 2000kV brushless motor. Hand-laid fiberglass is used for its hull and canopy, while a break-away rudder can come in handy for those nasty obstacles under the water. * Removable interior * Adjustable [...]

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Spektrum DX6R Vs DX5R Comparison

Radio Comparision – Spektrum DX6R Vs The Spektrum DX5R

While RTR radios have come a long ways, they still leave a lot to be desired for the rc enthusiast. Upgrading from the stock radio to a higher-end unit can really help make life better for you. How is that? A good radio can control all your cars so you don’t have to drag around a whole box of RTR [...]

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Spektrum DX5R Unboxing

Unboxing The Spektrum DX5R

Have you ever wanted a radio with high-end features that didn’t come with a high-end price? That is exactly what the Spektrum DX5R is slated to do. The DX5R has pro-class ergonomics, like an adjustable drop down wheel, and is loaded with features, yet sports a street price of only $279. We have been testing the DX5R, but before our review [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Joys of a Good Radio

One of the most peculiar things about large trail runs are the abundance of cheap radios that you see. Now, that would not be a surprise if all of the vehicles were standard run-of-the-mill RTR’s, but most are not. There are rigs completely decked out to the 9’s with expensive power plants, high dollar servos, more aluminum than a┬áCoca-Cola factory….and [...]

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Spektrum DX6R Review

Spektrum DX6R Radio Review

While the BigSquidRC Bash Crew doesn’t make a point of reviewing all the latest “racer” oriented gear, we do make a point out of reviewing higher-end products when possible. It is true that most bashers use products at the lower end of the price range, yet there are still plenty of them that have no problem cutting the check for [...]

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2017 Horizon Hobby RC Fest

Event Coverage – 2017 Horizon Hobby RC Fest

Last weekend the BigSquidRC Bash Crew had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Horizon Hobby RC Fest. Modeled after Horizon’s drone event that was held in Florida last year, RC Fest took place in Monticello Illinois and was used to showcase all of Horizon’s different product lines. Consumers, dealers, and media, flocked to Eli Field to see all of Horizon’s new [...]

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Losi Ten-MT Review

Losi Ten-MT Monster Truck Review

Losi, once a brand for racers only, is now a company known as much for great bash machines as it is for winning national championships. Over the last few months we’ve been driving, jumping, crashing, and generally abusing the Ten-MT Monster Truck, a truck that Losi has produced to help dominate the basher market. The Ten-MT is pure basher with [...]

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Horizon Hobby Weak Signals 2017

Horizon Hobby Booth At Weak Signals 2017

Horizon Hobby has been a huge supporter of Weak Signals for many years, this year their booth was massive and filled with all sorts of rc goodies. With the Weak Signals show being one where products are sold directly to consumers, one end of the Horizon Hobby booth was dedicated to sales, while the other part displayed all of their [...]

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