Horizon Hobby’s Heat Wave Holiday Sale

Horizon Hobby’s Heat Wave Holiday Sale

Horizon Hobby has offered up mid-summer savings on a selection of R/C aircraft, boats, and surface vehicles, with discounts as high as $60. With brands including Losi, HobbyZone, Blade, and Pro Boat, you’ll find a little bit of everything during their Heat Wave Holiday sale. Skimming over the sales list, there are a few specific… Continue Reading

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Axial 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Clear Body

Axial 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Clear Body

Axial has introduced another body option for their SCX10 II lineup, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (#AX31578). This hardtop version is very similar to what you’ll find on Axial’s SCX10 II 2017 Jeep Wrangler ready-to-run (RTR) model, but there are a few minor differences. This clear body is pre-cut, making your job a bit… Continue Reading

Yokomo’s Max Power 7.4V 4600mah “Shorty” LiPo Battery

Yokomo’s Max Power 7.4V 4600mah “Shorty” LiPo Battery

Yokomo has introduced a new LiPo battery option for off-road R/C racers and drifting fanatics. The Max Power 7.4 4600mah “shorty” pack is a hard-case battery that’s value priced yet performance rich. The goal of this battery is to provide smooth, steady power without breaking your budget. At less than $60 per battery pack, that… Continue Reading

Blade Scimitar 215 Pro BNF Basic Quadcopter

Blade Scimitar 215 Pro BNF Basic Quadcopter

Following their Scimitar 170 FPV release, Blade has introduced the Scimitar 215 Pro BNF Basic, a multi-rotor aircraft that’s geared for competition. This pre-built quadcopter combines durable frame construction, powerful motors, and a high-quality FPV camera to create an impressive out-of-the-box aircraft. Featuring 5″ propellors and a 4mm carbon fiber airframe, the Scimitar 215 Pro… Continue Reading

First Impressions: Traxxas TRX-4 Sport

First Impressions: Traxxas TRX-4 Sport

Over the past year, I’ve watched the Traxxas TRX-4 enter the scale R/C scene and become an instant favorite among hobbyists. Their original offering, the TRX-4 Land Rover Defender, got the ball rolling and was quickly followed by additional models (TRX-4 Tactical Unit, TRX-4 Ford Bronco, TRX-4 Assembly Kit). Each of these options provided the… Continue Reading

Get Outlet Pricing on Select Vaterra Trail Trucks

Get Outlet Pricing on Select Vaterra Trail Trucks

Horizon Hobby has lowered the price on various Vaterra 1/10-scale Ascender models ( ready-to-run and bind-and-drive). With savings between $70 to $90, you can pick up a trail truck that’s almost ready to roll right out of the box. Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy K10 Pickup (RTR) – $369.99 Vaterra Ascender 1972 Ford Bronco (RTR) –… Continue Reading

Castle Creations “Summer of Savings” Sale

Castle Creations “Summer of Savings” Sale

Could your R/C basher or racing machine use power overhaul? If your summertime project list is missing a bit of hobby magic, the folks at Castle Creations are offering up some savings on select ESCs, motors, combos, and accessories. The range of discounted items varies, but here’s a sample of what you can find during… Continue Reading

Pyramid 1/10-scale Front Buggy Tires by Pro-Line

Pyramid 1/10-scale Front Buggy Tires by Pro-Line

Pro-Line has introduced a new tire option for carpet and synthetic-turf buggy racing, aiming to provide both grip and durability for on-track competition. Their Pyramid buggy tires are designed specifically for 2-wheel drive, 1/10-scale R/C buggies and have been developed with astroturf racing in mind. The tire’s pin design emulates the shape of a pyramid,… Continue Reading

Spektrum DX5 Pro 2.4GHz Radio Transmitter

Spektrum DX5 Pro 2.4GHz Radio Transmitter

There is no shortage of upgrades that you can make to your radio-controlled car, truck, boat, or aircraft. While you might focus solely on the vehicle itself, don’t forget about the gear that makes it go; the radio transmitter. Spektrum has introduced their latest pistol-grip style, 2.4GHz transmitter, the DX5 Pro. This radio is loaded with… Continue Reading

Chatting with Peter Gray of Carisma Scale Adventure

Chatting with Peter Gray of Carisma Scale Adventure

Episode 7 of the Big Squid RC Podcast The latest episode of the Big Squid RC Podcast has been released and it’s (another) fun show. A longtime hobby acquaintance of mine (and Brand Manager for Carisma Scale Adventure), Peter Gray, joined me to talk about his hobby origin story, what sparked the Carisma Scale Adventure… Continue Reading

The Vanquish VS4-10 Origin: Unboxed & Up-close [Videos]

The Vanquish VS4-10 Origin: Unboxed & Up-close [Videos]

There’s no doubt that the Vanquish VS4-10 Origin is a premium R/C builder’s kit. Vanquish Products, a company that delights in creating high-end accessories and hop-ups for 1/10-scale trail rigs and crawlers has released what appears to be a truly amazing machine. If you’ve wanted to learn more about this truck, here are two helpful… Continue Reading

Axial’s 1967 Chevrolet C-10 Clear Body Set

Axial’s 1967 Chevrolet C-10 Clear Body Set

Axial has released a new clear body option for their SCX10 lineup and it’s a throwback to the “good ol’ days”. Their 1967 Chevy C-10 pickup truck body set (#AX31498) can provide the perfect canvas to transform your 12.3″ wheelbase R/C crawler into an old-school shop truck, trail trekker, or custom street machine. This durable… Continue Reading

Blade Scimitar 170 FPV Quadcopter

Blade Scimitar 170 FPV Quadcopter

Blade has introduced the Scimitar 170 FPV into their lineup. This model is an indoor/outdoor FPV quadcopter that combines the thrill of first-person flight with a durable and capable aircraft. Featuring 4″ propellers and a 170mm frame length, the Scimitar is designed to perform. Getting up in the air is easy, thanks to four 1407-300kv… Continue Reading

ECX R/C Models Are Now “In-store Only”

ECX R/C Models Are Now “In-store Only”

With more companies and brands shifting toward online sales, Horizon Hobby has announced a surprising change for their ECX brand. From now on, if you want to pick up the latest radio-controlled vehicle from ECX, you’ll need to head to your local hobby shop. While I am primarily an online shopper, I do enjoy visiting… Continue Reading

Kyosho is Preparing a New Track Terror: The MP9e Evo [Video]

Kyosho is Preparing a New Track Terror: The MP9e Evo [Video]

Kyosho has been developing a new 1/8-scale electric buggy which should soon be making appearances at off-road R/C tracks around the world. The MP9e Evo is the latest evolution of their competition-focused lineup and features a number of enhancements over previous models. Not many details have been released about this radio-controlled racer, however, Kyosho has… Continue Reading

Summer Savings from Traxxas

Summer Savings from Traxxas

Just because the 4th of July has come and gone, don’t think that you’ve lost out on your opportunities to save on a new R/C machine. Traxxas has a few summertime deals that are worth checking out. Between now and the end of July (7/31/18) you can save on a selection of Traxxas model and… Continue Reading