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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Yar, Thar Be Pirates In These Waters

Piracy within the scaler community has gotten pretty crazy of late. No, I don’t mean someone has mounted a Galleon hull to a solid axle truck – though I’m sure someone has done that – it’s foreign made, blatant rip-off parts that I’m talking about. This has always been a thing within the hobby. Heck, last month while Christmas shopping [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Solid Questions, Questionable Answers

“In need of a very simple, frank answer. Hi cubby, Its me again. This question is impossible to research and Im quite seriously getting depressed about this. This question does not need to get posted or anything Im just looking for a short, sweet, dry answer from someone who can actually answer it. Is our hobby dead? I want to premise this [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #3 – Lock & Load

Whether you have a Clod or shaft truck, differential preference seems to be the super important subject that no one really talks about. It’s just not as sexy as discussing, say, brushless options or what tires to use. Locked, open, one axle locked and the other open, limited slip…so many choices! Before getting into the r/c discussion, let’s talk about how [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Charging Station

Charging RC batteries is probably one of the most dangerous part of the whole hobby (we aren’t renowned for being daredevils), but there is a way to do it right, and a way to do it wrong, not sure if you are safe? Never fear, Bashers Basics is here! There are 3 steps to take to diagnose your battery charging situation [...]

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Big Cubby

THE Cub Report, Version – Squid Defined

Hello to everyone out in rc land, welcome to this week’s Cub Report. I am finally recovering from all the excitement around A1 where The Suit K-Roc took the win in dominating fashion, backing up that he can wear whatever he wants to press conferences. The Dunge put in a solid ride, Marvin was hot on his heels, and El [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 4 Wheel Steer Talk

Hola scalin’ faithful. Welcome to 2017, a year of great promise. Sorry, perhaps it’s blinding optimism, but I don’t subscribe to thought that seems to permeate with many that “it’s only gonna get worse”. Don’t have time for that! Hey, so this week I want to talk about 4 wheel steering (4WS). 4WS was mainly a monster truck thing until competition [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Your Weekly Questions, My Notorious Responses

“Cub Report Question Hey Cubby, I love running my trucks around larger outdoor tracks but am not really into racing. What do you think would be a good basher type tuck to take to a larger track to have some serious fun? I like the new Arrma trucks and the new Losi Rock Rey could be a lot [...]

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Footwear Cubby

THE Cub Report, Version- Hello There 2017!

With today being January 2, I hope all of you are fully recovered from your raucous New Year’s Eve celebration. Mine was spent with a bunch of kids running around my house, kids that were amped-up on fruit punch and candy bars. Yes, it was wild, but thankfully my house still stands. After talking to a bunch of different people in [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Enter the Rock Rey

So much for the end of the year having a slow news cycle, eh? Out of nowhere, Team Losi has announced the Rock Rey RTR Rock Racer (say that 5 times fast!). It has a Yeti style solid rear/ IFS front setup with more of an RR10 Bomber style and stance. As far as looks go, they knocked this one out of the park. If [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Your Questions, My Eggnog Inspired Responses

“300 Bucks To Spend Hey Cubby, I have 300 bucks to spend, what should I buy? Jeremy C.” Cubby- Well hey now Jeremy, thanks a ton for the letter. As you didn’t specify you wanted an rc car, here is my list of fun stuff to buy around $300. 1. A Donald Trump spray tan inauguration party. 2. A Billet Spin Infected Specimen pocket top. 3. [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #2: Shaving a Set of RC4WD Rumbles

One is not a true monster trucker until they experience the taste of burnt rubber, at least once, by way of cutting/shaving a set of tires. Monster truck tire cutting is an art that dates back to the late 80’s, but it came into vogue during the early 90’s when modern racing began. The then-standard 66″ flotation tires that companies like Goodyear [...]

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President Cubby

THE Cub Report- The Year That Was 2016

So here we are folks, another year is in the books. I guess if you are a young fella, the year went by slowly, but for us old farts, it seemed to blow right by. Here is my look back on 2016, yet another wild year in the rc hobby. In industry news… Drones, drones, and more drones. These 4 rotored hornets [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Getting the Most of Your RTR Tires

As Christmas approaches, there is a good chance that a number of you may wind up with a fancy new scaler under your tree. There’s an even better chance that it will be of the RTR variety. And if that is indeed the case, it probably has some bunk tires. Tires are usually the most important thing on any r/c vehicle, [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- You Drop The Questions, I Drop The Bombs

“Rc and Big Squid helped save my life. I just received the t-shirt and stickers you guys sent me. Dam Bro u guys hooked me up. Thank you!! What I mean by rc and you guys helped save my life is this: (short version) I’m 43 and I’m from Pennsylvania. Great family good up bringing i accelerated at sports [...]

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New Bi-Weekly Column: Monster Truck Madness

Heya folks. Doug here. I write the Everybody’s Scalin’ series that runs Friday afternoons. Now I’m writing this as well! Yes, that’s right, I’ve finally begged and pleaded enough for the brass to let me have a regular monster truck column. I love scaling, but monster trucks have always been the thing closest to my heart. I’ve been hardcore into them [...]

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