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ASK Cubby – Your Intimate Questions, My Satirical Replies

“Traxxas TRX-4 What’s up, Jimmy D here again! So I went my local LHS this weekend and spent 30 minutes pouring over the Traxxas TRX-4. Display model only, as the big green sticker on the box says. I have a SCX10, had a Trailfinder 2, and custom built rigs that cost way too much and still wasn’t what [...]

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THE Cub Report – It’s Get’n Interesting Now

Well hello there rc fans, here we are again for another wonderful week in the rc hobby. With any luck you were able to pull some serious trigger over the weekend. I was also able to pull some trigger, running for nearly two days straight with the new Traxxas TRX-4. Our unboxing pics went live today and, if I really [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Busy Summer

With Memorial Weekend just around the corner, business is about to pick up! We spoke with HPI earlier this week and were notified that our Venture FJ Cruiser review kit will be showing up very soon! Not only that, but they reiterated their confidence in the vehicle and dared us to drive it like we stole it. Challenge accepted. You may think “well duh, every [...]

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ASK Cubby – More Questions, Less Answers

“Big Squid Track Build Do you know who could build me an off-road track? I was thinking 2200 sq feet of track. What’s the normal size for off-road? Dwayne A.” Cubby- Hey now Dwayne, how nice of you to write in. Don’t forget your snail mail for a sticker pack. So… you are wanting to build on off-road track and want some advice. Here [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #12 – Clod Versus Shafty

One of the most popular monster truck themed questions I get is, “What’s better, a Clod or shaft truck?”. This is probably the most asked question in the solid axle community. It’s also a very tricky one to answer as both types of vehicles have significant advantages and disadvantages. While I cannot give you a definitive answer, I can tell you [...]

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THE Cub Report – Here Comes Surface FPV

Well hello there friends, welcome to THE Cub Report. I trust you had a great weekend filled with loads of trigger time, as well as at least a couple of hours chill’n with the person that brought you into this world. By popular demand, I gotta crowbar some Feld Supercross in here. Yes, I know it was an off week as [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Top 5 Bodies Wishlist

It seems like every week we are getting a press release from a company showing off another cool, classic body. Despite their being an abundance of good looking, niche satisfying stuff on the market, I thought it would be fun to share my personal “Top 5 Bodies I Wish Someone Would Release” list. Quick caveat before we begin- these are bodies I wish [...]

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ASK Cubby – You Write In, I Duck Out

“Pro-Line PRO-2? Hey Cubby, I was wondering if you had any insight or insider information as to what’s going on with Pro-Line? Their website lists the PRO-2 and PRO-2 Buggy as out of stock, most online retailers list those two as “discontinued”. Where can somebody find a quality non-RTR basher? I like building kits, but I don’t race, and the Tamiya kits [...]

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THE Cub Report – Conspiracy of One

Well hello there rc fans, welcome to this week’s Cub Report. Truthfully, I don’t remember how long the CR has been around, perhaps one of you super fans can look it up, but for a whole bunch of years THE Cub Report has been kick’n off your week with rc talk, rumors, and outright smack talk. Btw, bonus points to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 3D Printing and Scaling

A few weeks ago Cubby touched on the coming 3D printing revolution in the Cub Report, and this week I wanted to elaborate a bit more on that. While it’s starting to catch on in other segments of the hobby now, it’s really big in scaling circles already. There are several prominent individuals in the community that can pretty much pump out [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Questions, My Nonsense

“Whoa!! Fantastic website Am I just lucky or did I find a kick a$$ group….BIGSQUIDRC Yes! I entered the the contest for the ARRMA Nero Big Rock basher winner!! Background: I am new to the RC world, I mean really new. I just decided to order the Arrma Granite BLX to get my feet wet. In the mean time, I am getting a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #11 – BIGFOOT Ranger Replica

Over the weekend I attended the annual BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House in Pacific, MO and helped to put on an r/c monster truck race with my Trigger King friends. There were a lot of cool looking r/c’s and full scale rigs, but the vehicle that has everyone in the solid axle community buzzing is the replica BIGFOOT Ranger that was [...]

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THE Cub Report – The Traxxas TRX-4 Cometh

Well hello there friend, thanks for stopping by to check out BigSquidRC. While you are here, you might as well check out this week’s Cub Report. So here we go… And the biggest news from last week goes to… Traxxas releasing what was essentially all the juicy details on the upcoming TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler. Up until 9 am CST [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Another Week, Another Tease

It never fails that after I submit my weekly Scalin’ on a Friday morning, some kind of news breaks later in the day. Seems there is a lot of that going on lately. The “Traxxas Scaler” now has a name, the TRX-4, as well as proper photos showing a pre-production model doing its thing in the wild. The Land Rover Defender body looks [...]

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ASK Cubby- This Week With Your Questions

“Collector Or Driver Hey Cubby Are you a collector or a driver? Everywhere I look in the online rc community people with massive collections, 50/100/500 rigs. This got me thinking of my few. Am I jealous or am I the only one that feels guilt if a rig is neglected for to long? Maybe it’s both but I drive all my rigs [...]

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