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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Overdrive / Underdrive and You

Whenever you wanna get really serious about fine-tuning the way your scale crawler handles, overdrive and underdrive gearing is something you absolutely should look into. I know that this can be confusing for some, so here’s a quick explanation for how it works. Overdrive (OD) and underdrive (UD) are measured by using the stock ring and pinion as a baseline. OD [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 3S or 2S?

One of the most common questions that I’m asked at BSRC is “Should I use a 2S or 3S battery?” I’ve seen Cubby answer this several times in regards to bashing, but because it’s been a long time since I’ve broached this topic as it pertains to scaling, I’ll give it a go today. Before we start the discussion, make sure that [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Almost time for Mud, Rocks and Tears

Hey folks, it’s gonna be an “odds and ends” type of post this week. Mud, Rocks, and Tears, the first BSRC scaling event, is taking place tomorrow, Saturday April 7 2018, in Crystal City, Missouri. The Crystal City Underground location is a super cool spot, and the STL RC Freaks have gotten the area ready to do work! There will be rocks and mud [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – ECX Barrage Gen2 Discussion

Greetings from a rain-soaked St. Louis, MO! Thanks to non-stop rain, I have done zero running over the last week. A good time for some bench racin’. Last week ECX announced their new 1/12 Barrage Gen2 RTR, and I have some thoughts, especially having driven a lot of smaller scale stuff recently. I headed up our review of the original Barrage, which [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tuff Trucks on the Track

Back in late October I wrote a post detailing my monster truck club’s plan to incorporate a “Tuff Truck Class”, based on Tamiya’s long-running CC01, next Spring. You can check that out right here. Well, “next Spring” is finally here (well, not really…it’s been cold or snowy in most parts of the States, but I digress) and our club kicked off [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Video of the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II in …

Hey gang, how’s it going? ICYMI, earlier this week we posted our review of the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Black Rock Edition. It’s a cool little platform that you’re going to see me discuss a bit more in the near future. I’m gonna keep this week’s post really short and get to the good stuff. Here is video that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #25 – Prepared to Race

Hey folks, Doug here with another edition of MTM. It’s FINALLY time for some monster truck racing, as here in St. Louis, MO we are kicking off the 2018 Trigger King Jamboree Series this weekend. I’m heading into battle with three modified Axial SMT10s, a platform that I adore, and I thought some of you would be interested to see a [...]

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Review - RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawler Black Rock Editio…

The crew at RC4WD have been on a tear the last couple of years, releasing a variety of rigs to please scale off-roading enthusiasts. They recently announced a new series of four 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawlers, and we’ve been giving the business to one of them in particular -the Black Rock Edition. What’s our verdict? Read on to find [...]

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Pro-Line Hyrax 1.9 Scale Rock Crawling Tires

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Upgrading your RTR Servo

You know what makes me break down and cry? It’s seeing a rig that’s totally tricked out with almost every aluminum option part, a custom body and aftermarket tires…that’s also using an RTR caliber steering servo. The humanity! This year marks 25 years in the hobby for me, and in that time I’ve really only come to appreciate a quality servo [...]

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Unboxing – RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawlers

Well, look what we have here – a pair of the just announced RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawlers! We have the gunmetal colored Black Rock edition as well as the baby-blue D90 version. We are about to get busy on our full review, but we wanted to first show you what it looks like when you crack the box on [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Wet Tires

If you’ve been scaling for any decent length of time you’ve probably driven through water in some capacity. Whenever it comes to that subject, the discussion usually centers on whether your electronics can handle it or not. Rarely are the tires a concern…but they should be! Waterlogged tires can really drag down the performance of your rig. They can get really [...]

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RC4WD BigDog Triple Axle Boat Trailer

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Das Boat

Greeting folks and a Happy Friday to you! There are several niches of the hobby that, while different, seem to naturally pair well with scaling. Drifting. Solid axle monster trucks. Construction equipment. Boating. That last one is particularly interesting to me as of late. It’s pretty common to see boats on trailers at scale get-togethers. Many times, before a run starts they [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Gearing Up For Fun

In case you missed it, earlier this week we posted about a big scale event that we are hosting in tandem with the STL R/C Freaks. The crew has been kicking around the idea of this since late-Fall and now that the details are in the wild, we can talk a little more about it. We had actually talked quite a bit [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Back in Black?

Hey all, Happy Friday to ye’. Time to talk paint. Last week I was doing a simple JConcepts Ford F-250 rattle can job, painting a truck solid pink (don’t ask!). Yes, that dark orange body at the top of this page was supposed to be pink. Whoops. I’m decent at solid color paint jobs these days, having done around 75 probably, but [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – More of the Wrong Places

Wow, last week’s Scalin’ blog about how I got Das Boot from a local park when wheeling the Marlin Crawler really got you guys fired up. Lots of e-mails and also some great comments. It seems a lot of you have been having this same problem. However, some did offer possible solutions. The most interesting response came from commenter “John D.” who [...]

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