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DuraTrax expanding and updating Onyx line

DuraTrax is adding some new features to one of their popular and affordable Onyx AC/DC peak chargers.  The new Onyx 235 takes the 230 and adds some essential new features.  Most importantly the 235 now features a built in LiPo cell balancer for properly charging and maintaining your LiPo batteries.  The 235 also increases both the cell count and amp [...]

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Sneak peek of Pro-Line’s next short course tire…

Pro-Line had gone digging through their archives looking for inspiration for their next short course tire.  The Gladiator had been a popular style for quite a long time, with it’s super aggressive square knob pattern, it has been tearing up lawns and tracks all over.  Soon the Gladiator will be doing it all over again on short course trucks.  We [...]

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THE Cub Report, Another Wild Week in RC- Version 01.30.2011

Who was the biggest mover and shaker in rc last week? Thunder Tiger/Associated!!! But first…. Rc has a new face to the masses, and his name is Peter Viera, the marketing manager for Traxxas. I only say this because Peter got some serious face time on mainstream CBS television this morning during their broadcast of the Oakland AMA Supercross. Peter [...]

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Weekend bashing wrapup & broken parts tally

Sunday was a good day for bashing.  I had a family gathering and decided to take a couple r/c trucks along for the fun.  My choices were my Losi Highroller and DuraTrax Evader DT.  My brother brought his Traxxas Stampede as well.  It was a great time of curb hopping, burnouts, bootlegger turns, and donuts.  I was having so much [...]

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Traxxas and Peter V. on CBS AMA Supercross

Today we saw our good friend Peter Vieira of Traxxas on CBS during their coverage of the AMA Supercross in Oakland California. Peter did a couple minute segment with Pro Motocross racer Nick Way. I don’t believe they mentioned what they were driving around on the track, but it looked like E-Revo’s. Keep up the great work Traxxas and Peter! [...]

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Venom VMX 450 Dirt Bike Video

Recently we posted a REVIEW of the Venom VMX 450 1/4 scale dirt bike. We were really pleased with the bashing ability of this bike, as well as it’s ability to jump and go through snow! Here is a little video we put together of some of the bashing we were doing while working on our review.Hope you enjoy [...]

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R/C Around the Web - There's only one way this weekend's pla…

Photo of the Week:by Rafael Moyano Another weekend, another opportunity for bashing.  As expected, last weekend’s plans did fall through, no ice fishing, no bashing on a frozen lake.  This weekend is going to be a nice one with a family gathering for my great-grandmother’s 90-something birthday.  A couple of my R/Cs are going with me (probably the Losi Highroller and [...]

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Team Associated SC10 4×4 is official

After much hype, we’re finally getting our first look at the Team Associated SC10 4×4.  So will it live up to it?  The SC10 4×4 features a very unique belt drive system with dual gearboxes.  The belt rides in a sealed system, well above the chassis, with the batteries and electronics tucked underneath in a very different configuration for not [...]

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HPI Racing RS32 – 1/32 with Calsonic Skyline body

From the people that fueled the mini craze with their Mirco RS4’s, HPI is introducing the RS32! This is a 1/32 scale vehicle, it comes RTR with a 2.4Ghz radio, charger, battery, a few extra gears and anything else you may need. This first vehicle (I’m sure there are more styles on the way) comes with the Calsonic Nissan Skyline body. [...]

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Axial’s first .21 engine for budget buggy bashers

Axial is expanding it’s RR line of budget nitro engines for bashers and weekend warriors.  Their new .21RR-1 engine is Axial’s first .21 size engine for 1/8 scale buggies and totally fricken awesome 1/10 scale cars and trucks.  But being for bashers doesn’t mean that they took any shortcuts in it’s design.  It’s got that fancy ABC construction, a 7-port [...]

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Savox Free Shipping and T-Shirt deal

Savox USA has a special deal for you when you order stuff directly from them via their web site.  If you put down $50 or more on an order you’ll get free shipping AND a free T-shirt.  If it weren’t for free t-shirts, I’d spend most of my time walking around shirtless… and that’s not something you want to see.  [...]

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Axial budget 2.4 GHz radio – AX-2

Axial really wants the budget bashers to open up their wallets today.  Their new, low-cost, 2.4, 2-channel radio is about as bare bones as you can get.  The AX-2 features throttle and steering trims, plus servo reversing.  And… a wheel for steering… and a trigger for throttle control… oh and there’s an on/off switch too! Ok, so it doesn’t really have [...]

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Axial introducing new ESC

Axial has partnered up with Castle Creations to develop a new ESC for the budget minded rock crawlers in the crowd.  The AE-2 is a fairly simple and straight-forward ESC that comes from the factory programmed with drag brake and zero delay forward/reverse.  In addition, it is also programmable with Castle’s CastleLink programmer, has a preprogrammed cutoff for 2s LiPos, [...]

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ASK Cub Reporter- Readers Write Us Stuff, I CCP Responses- V…

Hey guys, I have to tell you, I have been a long time supporter of your website but you have me close to the end on that. I always read through your editorials and lately I feel you guys are forgetting this is supposed to be about fun. Does ROAR need to change? Yes. Do other companies need to pay [...]

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JConcepts Rulux wheel for 1/16 E-Revo

Here’s another wheel for the basher crowd from the JConcepts gang.  The Rulux wheel is 2.2″ with a 12mm hex drive.  The important aspect of this new wheel is that it’s designed to give the 1/16 E-Revo a wider stance, making it more stable and a better performer.  The stylish design will also add to the looks of your mini [...]

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