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“HPI Venture FJ Hey Cubby, I’m a beginner hobbyist (got my first truck at 11, 2 years ago) and I’ve recently learned about the new HPI Venture platform. I NEED this truck, but I can’t find out how to get on the pre-order list if it isn’t sold out yet. Any ideas how? Also, here’s a good shootout for you guys [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- Tough Questions, Easy Answers

“Traxxas 10th scale e revo So we all know that the traxxas e revolution is a pretty great bashing truck, but even though traxxas says it’s a 1 tenth scale car, its really a 1 eighth. Now don’t get me wrong the power of 6s is crazy, but having to charge 2 batteries to run the truck or buying an expensive [...]

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“Suggestions for a Kit Hey Cubby, How’s it hanging? I need some suggestions from a professional. Recently, I was able to scrounge up an extra 540-sized 4420kV motor/ESC combo and a receiver, so I figure I’ll find it a new home. Any suggestions on a nice kit for asphalt and off-road bashing? Before you go on, I just wanted to [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- More Of Your Questions, More Of My Quest…

“Pro MT Hey Cubby, While 1/8 is awesome for bashing it’s good to have a 1/10 to kick around as a back up. I’ve got a Firestorm with Castle 3800 SCT, all the RPM parts & some Dirt Hawgs. It takes a good beating & is quick & cheap to fix, I hate wrenching! Would you say it’s worth going to a [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- You Ask Me Questions, I Simply Ask Why

“A lil bit about putting spikes in tires Hey Cubby, I am in Anchorage ak and with that folks keep having this radical idea about putting spikes or screws into rc car tires. I was asked about that yesterday by a friend I know. He hasn’t ran an rc car since the eighties. Well umm he knows better now because he [...]

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“Rtr/newbie Hey, I’m looking to get into the hobby rc world. I’ve been doing a ton of research (I don’t know about you, but money doesn’t come easy), and I’m trying to decide between the Axial Yeti XL and the Traxxas Summit. Near as I can tell, the Axial breaks often and has a weird right driving tire lift issue, and Traxxas [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- Ho Ho Ho, Merry Questions, Scrooge Answe…

“What car for 2016? Hi Cubby, I’m Bjorn from Milan, Italy and I’m one of the founder of our local bashing club, aka the “2040 Reparto Corse”. We’re a few guys that loves to bash hard with our r/c cars and then to make some video of our adventures for our blog. First of all I wish to thank you and all [...]

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“RC car for my son Hi there, I’m a Mom who knows very little about Rc cars/trucks who has a son that would like one for Christmas. He is 15 and already has an HPI savage flux which he loves but is constantly repairing. He doesn’t seem to mind and I like that he’s learning to repair things but I would like [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- Your Week In Letters, My Weakly Response…

“Ask Cubby Good evening ( Swedish local time ) Cubby, Thomas P from Sweden here, awesome reports and “asks”. Got a Q for you and would love to see how you think about this one. Long story short, been doing RC cars for 32 years from the first car I owned (still got it) a Tamiya Wild Willy, to my present ARRMA [...]

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“Oscar Mayer Mini Wiener Rover Ok… I want one.. Someone posted that it’s an ECX under the hood, so how are they selling an ECX with Spektrum DX2E transmitter AND that crazy custom body for $25??!? Your Buddy, Brian” Cubby- Well hello there Brian and thanks for the question. Oh and congrats, yours is the letter of the month, thus entitling you to a free [...]

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“Which R/C should I get? I am having a heart attack. I don’t know which R/C to get. I am looking for something to race/bash. I don’t care about the price and a kit doesn’t matter either. Loving the website! I read it everyday! Thanks for your time! -Adam (Ohio)” Cubby- Hola there Adam, thanks for the email and happy Thanksgiving to you and everybody [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- You Write In, I Slack Off

“Best of the best!!! Dear Cub, I’m looking for the gnarliest, fastest, off-road basher I can afford. I have a goal of $800 or less. ARTR, or Kit is fine with me. Something that can handle multipule large jumps, puddles, medium to tall grass, and has enough aftermarket support to upgrade/repair my investment. I’m needing some guidance with how many options there [...]

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ASK Cubby, Your Week In Questions, My Week In Daydreaming

“Associated and TLR Hey Cubby, Whats up? So earlier this week, the TLR 22 3.0 was “leaked” with an expected official release today 11-5. And so it was. Then, out of nowhere, Associated releases a B5M CE. Pricing is within $5, from what I can find online, so basically it comes down to if you like Losi or AE. Did [...]

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“Going large Hi, I’ve got a Halix and my son’s got a Yeti. Now we want to go large. I know you’ll review the X-Maxx soon but the question is are you going to compare it to the Yeti XL and maybe a few others? We’d love to see that shoot-out. Cheers, Gary” Cubby- Ya know what Gary, I think a whole [...]

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“Trophy Truck Discussion You have a News/Blog entry online about the new bomb Axial has planted (the SCORE Trophy Truck). I don’t understand all those haters who talk about what they would do better (having their butts on the sofa), I’m just happy about what Axial does for the hobby, the hobbyists and us, the LHS’s. Thanks for supporting the scene! Dennis R. (Germany) WAKE [...]

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