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ASK Cubby, Version- You Write Me Letters, I Use Them To Ligh…

“Best Value Hey Cubby, My son joined our local 4-H rc car club this year. Back when I raced in it you had to buy your own car and gear. Cost got too high and basically killed the club. Now they run club supplied x mod cars from radio shack and the kids are getting bored. I’m trying to put together [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- You Asked For It, You Got It

“X-MAXX Trouble Cub Report, After having run my new X-MAXX for a little under 2 weeks, I have concluded that it breaks ALL THE TIME. Am I doing it wrong? What is your advice for keeping one together? Love your column and read it every week, Bud W.” Cubby- Well hello to you Bud and props for hitting the big time. You know the drill, [...]

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ASK Cubby- You Pile On The Questions, I Skimp On The Answers

“fuel mix Dear Cubby, I recently stepped up to a 1/5 scale. Really enjoying it. My question is about fuel ratio. Every manual I’ve read says 25:1, and that’s what I’ve been running. But I’ve seen on forums that a lot of people are running 32:1 or even 40:1. I even read in a mag that they ran the new losi dbxl [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- Another Week, Another Two Questions

“New losi Hi cubby, what’s up? I need to make ask cubby with this one so I can get some stickers for my truck. Here is my question, which one would you buy, the new losi ten-scbe or the ten-mt? I like them both but which one best? Charles N.” Cubby- Yo Charley, there ya go bud, now you’ve made the big time [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- I Answer the Unanswerable

“March Bashness Cubby, I have been voting all along this year’s March Bashness, who do you want to win? Charles B.” Cubby- Yo hey ya Charley… thanks for the email and guess what? I am naming yours as “Letter of the Month”. You know what that means right??? Shoot me your snail mail and sizing info for a quite uber BigSquidRC t-shirt. So who do [...]

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ASK Cubby – More Of Your Letters, More Of My Mumbo Jumbo

“HPI/Traxxas Merger Hey Cubby, Just saw the article about the possible HPI/Traxxas merger. If it’s true, what do you think that would mean not only for Traxxas, but for the industry as a whole? I hope that the HPI bodies would still be available and that maybe Traxxas would change some of their platforms. I know you’re position on racing, but HPI [...]

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ASK Cubby- In Come The Questions, Out Goes My Sanity

“ASK Cubby Hey Cubby, As you know, I’m a big fan of Big Squid and this weekly piece. My question is about those beautiful wallpapers. What’s the deelee-o with the monthly calendar? Those images were going up on my desktop at work for the most of last year. Now I have a boring generic blue yawner. Any [...]

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ASK Cubby- Here Comes The Questions, There I Go Out The Door

“iHobby 2016….train edition? Cubby, What was the deal with iHobby this year? Kudos to Horizon for coming out, but literally everyone else but parma was a no show, including you guys. What gives? I had a few trucks in my car waiting to see if there was a place to run, but nothing. I was so excited to see all kinds of new stuff, [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Write The Questions, I Make Up The Answers

“Lipo charger shootout Have you done a lipo charger shootout for chargers with 2 outputs? Thank you Danny” Cubby- Hey ya Danny, shoot us your snail mail so we can get some stickers headed out your way. So… have we ever done a dual output battery charger shootout before? The answer is… yes, and no. We’ve only done one charger shootout and it included 6 [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- More Honest Questions with Sketchy Answe…

“Regarding RC4WD Cubby: It’s nice to hear you are, at last, going to get your RC4WD project [and have another sponsor]. I’m a bit envious because their stuff certainly is eye candy. You might pass along to them that they annoy their customers and lose a lot of business because they are always “Out of Stock”. I owned a business [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- More Questions, More Fun

“fun class Hey Cubby, We built our small onroad track around a fun class. We’re using stock Vaterra onroad V100 cars with a 2S battery and getting a very positive response from the community around here. It’s affordable, fun, and competitive and there are some very sick bodies available. We still run a 17.5 sedan class, 2wd buggy class, a [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- More Of My Weak Responses To Your Letter…

“First World Problems Hey Cubby, Anonymous Beaver here I’ve been back into the hobby for about four years now and as it goes my collection has grown and grown. It’s now starting to take up room in a few various spots in and around my house and garage. My question is how do you and the squid crew store your rigs? Any [...]

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ASK Cubby, Version- Going Above & Beyond To Make Up Answers

Traxxas recall Hey Cubby, what’s going on with the Traxxas velineon recall? Is my truck going to burn to the ground? Tony from New York” Cubby- Yooooo Tony, thanks for the letter, be sure to shoot me your home mailing address so we can send ya out a genuine BSRC sticker pack to paint some of your trucks with. So… about that “recall”. It [...]

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ASK Cubby- Time To Answer Some Questions

“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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