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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Your Emails, My Malarkey

“Traxxas Bronco Hi Cubby, How are you? Me, I’m not doing so good. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep. I have fallen in love and it’s not my wife. Every time I see the sunset paint job and those curves Cubby… those curves,I get all sweaty and my chest flutters, my heart just falls into my boots. I will leave my wife [...]

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THE Cub Report – It’s Monday, Let’s Talk

Hello friends, thanks for joining us here at BigSquidRC. Today is Monday, the day when I post a real hodgepodge of happenings, thoughts, and rants about the remote control industry. So what’s up? First up, we posted info regarding our first ever scale crawling event earlier today. The Mud, Rocks, and Tears Scale Showdown has been in the works for a [...]

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ECX Barrage Doomsday Review

ECX Barrage Doomsday Review

When ECX announced the Barrage Doomsday from Horizon Hobby our mouths dropped! We had never seen a vehicle quite like it before. Part monster truck, part crawler, and sporting a hefty dose of Mad Max, the Doomsday is one of the most unique looking trucks to hit the market in a long time. Over the last few months we’ve been beating [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – You Write In, I Mash The Keys in Response

“Castle Mamba X SCT Pro Review Hey Cubby, I realize that is a relatively old review, but I was hoping maybe to get some info from you. Specifically you mentioned temperatures on normal bashing gearing. My question is do you recall a pinion/spur combo you used on the Pro-2 to keep the temperatures good when bashing? Thanks very much ahead of time, Randall B.” Cubby- [...]

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Maverick Strada RX Review

Maverick Strada RX Rally Car Review

Can you buy a good brushless powered ready to run for under $220? That is the question with the Maverick Strada RX rally car. Maverick is HPI’s entry level line-up of cars and trucks, we’ve been lucky enough to be able to beat on their Strada RX rally car for a couple of months now. How much car do you [...]

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Buffalo Stance Cubby

THE Cub Report – Go Big Or Go Home

Hey ya rc fans, welcome to Big Squid and to THE Cub Report. What’s going on in the rc world? Let’s jump right in… So ya, who would have known that big short course trucks were going to dominate Q1 & Q2 of 2018? First the crew at Losi announced the Super Baja Rey. Then last week Traxxas unveiled their pro [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – More Of Your Questions, Less Of My Answers

“Redcat quality Dear Cubby I have noticed Redcat picking up with new distributors and was wondering if you have had the pleasure of doing any product testing with any of there products. The reason I am asking i am in the market for a nitro truck/ truggy ( I miss the smell, sound and tinkering)but not looking to spend more than [...]

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HPI Racing Ken Block Hoonicorn Review

HPI Racing Ken Block Hoonicorn RS4 Sport 3 Review

From the first time we saw the HPI Racing Ken Block Hoonicorn we were amazed by how it looked. Not only is it a great representation of Block’s full sized car, but it also comes on HPI’s RS4 Sport 3 chassis. After receiving a test unit, we’ve been bashing it non-stop. How well does it hold up? How easy is [...]

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Racing Cubby

THE Cub Report – Boss Mode

Well hello there, welcome to this week’s Cub Report. I pretty much have zero on my mind, so this CR is probably going to be all over the place. Let’s begin, shall we? The Toy Fair in Nuremburg kicks off in just 2 days. In our industry, the Nuremburg Toy Fair used to be huge, now days it has shrunk a [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- Solid Questions, Questionable Answers

“General bashers Hello. Have currently got the traxxas summit 1/10, like it a lot for its go anywhere ability. I am looking for something more suited for high speed bashing. (Driving through paddocks, jumps, dirt roads etc) I like the look of the arrma cars ( seem well built, good reviews and awsome price). Typhon ( really like this but [...]

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Cardinals Cubby

THE Cub Report – Another Case Of The Mondays

Whoa, last week was big in the news department, so lets dive right on in. First up, the elephant in any room, Traxxas started teasing not one, but a pair of new vehicles last week. As with some of their other new cars, Traxxas is letting their dealer network help unveil the new vehicles to the world. This shows how much [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – More Of Your Questions, More Of My Babbling

“Stock motor madness Hey Cubby, Jimmy D writing in once again! Just read TheCub report about $180 stock motors. The other day I was at the dirt track with my 17.5 (Gen2 Tekin, its old, but still works great) AE B6. It’s fun, I don’t race, ever, but I like going to the track every [...]

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Sunset Cubby

THE Cub Report – Where Do We Go From Here?

So it happened, our friends over at Hobbico have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. For you noobies out there, which there are a lot, you might not understand everything in this Cub Report, but it is a sign of the times in our hobby. For those not in the industry, Hobbico is the parent company of Great Planes distributing [...]

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Cubby Losi Super Baja Rey

THE Cub Report- Sorry, But We Are The Good Guys

Well hello there. Thanks for joining us at BigSquidRC for THE Cub Report. If this is your first time here, THE Cub Report is a weekly look (satirical) at the wonderful hobby of rc. Sometimes it has a theme, sometimes it is endless rambling, but either way, lets dig right in. Is BigSquidRC the #1 RC Blog? I don’t know about [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Astute Questions, Questionable Responses

“HPI Nitro MT2 Brushless Conversion Good morning, I came across your website via a picture of someone doing a HPI Nitro MT2 Brushless Conversion. I’m get back into the rc world after a long absence. I plan to move up to 1/8 scale brushless system (I’m tired of fluctuation gas prices…lol). In the mean time I still love [...]

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