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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Scale To The Future

  The scale world is booming right now. It’s true everybody is scalin! Body options are a lot more prevalent than in the past. Pro-Line is killing it right now with the 1946 Dodge Power Wagon they released over the winter. With the slight re-release of the Power Wagon it gives me hope for a new version of the Ram Charger [...]

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ASK Cubby – Where Was I Last Week?

“Geez What’s up Cubby, where the hell were you last week? Grayson M.” Cubby- Yo Grayson, shoot me your snail mail for a sticker pack. Oh and, I guess “thanks” for the great concern about where “ASK Cubby” was last week. For an answer, ASK Cubby has been really consistent, at least for the last 5 years or so. I doubt that I’ve missed [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Upgrade that Servo

When you start talking true 1/10+ size monster trucks, there is not an upgrade on the market that will be more noticeable than a quality steering servo. The bigger the tires get, the better of an upgrade this is. My criteria for judging whether a servo is good or not is fairly simple – can it turn the tires with ease [...]

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THE Cub Report – Finding Marvingate

Is it summer yet? Around the greater Chicago metro it feels more like early spring, but luckily most of the country is sporting the type of temps you want for getting out and bashing. Or busting out the rc boat, plane, tank, etc. 🙂 First up this week is Pro-Line’s By The Fire! It is almost here (goes down this weekend!), [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – Picture Day!

A Picture is worth 1000 words. One thing most of us scale guys love to do is take pictures of our toys. Whether it’s a banner contest, Wheels up Wednesday, or Flexin’ Friday; having a great scale picture can leave a lasting impression.    Anyone can just take a picture of a RC car. For some of us getting the perfect [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – RH Designs Wheelie Bar for the SMT10

If you have an Axial SMT10 monster truck and decide to upgrade the power plant, a wheelie bar had best be on your list as well. To be more specific, an RH Designs Wheelie Bar. The RH Designs Wheelie Bar (retails for $45) was developed by friend and fellow monster truck racer Ross Hinshaw. He got tired of doing unnecessary rear [...]

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THE Cub Report – RC Fest And Why You Need To Be There

Hey folks, thanks for clicking over to BigSquidRC, it is Monday and this is THE Cub Report. I am in a bullet point mood today, so hang on, here we go on some discussion for Horizon Hobby’s RC Fest. * RC Fest is under a month away, and during all my years in the rc biz, I have never seen anything [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Budget Garage Build

What’s up everyone! I’m Jeremy and I will be doing the “Everyone is Scalin” column from now on. I became interested in this amazing hobby about seven years ago. Like many of us, I started with bashers and over time found myself fully submerged into the RC scale sean. Going from having just a RTR crawler to joining a crawler [...]

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ASK Cubby - I Answer Your Questions, You Question My Answers…

“X-MAXX Dear Cubby, Just wondering if you had any thoughts on why the xmaxx isn’t getting the aftermarket support we all kinda thought it would? I mean proline makes a body, a set of wheels, and some shocks. But thats about it for options when it comes to making your xmaxx your own. I’m still waiting for someone to make a set [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #26 – Come Race at BIGFOOT Open House!

The gang at BIGFOOT 4×4 is putting on their annual Open House in Pacific, MO, and they are also holding a big solid axle monster truck race that my club, Trigger King R/C, is managing. Whether you wanna come and see the full size monsters crush cars or try your hand at some r/c monster trucking, it’s gonna be a [...]

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THE Cub Report – Jeff Hoy Is Bertram Gilfoyle?

Well hello there friends, thanks for visiting BigSquidRC, and thanks for reading THE Cub Report. Ya, so about that title, LOL. This week the title refers to our internet/back-end guy Jeff Hoy (I think you can guess which guy he is, LOL), and how strangely similar he is to Silicon Valley’s computer guru Bertram Gilfoyle. I almost can’t watch that [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Flex Appeal

One of the biggest mistakes that a noob can make when first getting into crawling is thinking that suspension flex is the name of the game. It’s not. I mean, of course you need to have SOME articulation, but having 5″ shocks and the ability to rest a front tire comfortably on a Coke can while the rear sits on the [...]

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ASK Cubby – More Of Your Questions, Less Of My Answers

“Fallout Cubby, What kind of fallout have you been seeing in the industry since Hobbico was sold to Horizon? Things don’t look much different from where I am sitting, what are you seeing? Robert H.” Cubby- Yo Roberto, thanks for writing in, you know the drill about getting a sticker pack. Robert is from Florida and writes me from time to time, so we [...]

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THE Cub Report – Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man

Here we are folks, another week in the rc hobby. Wow, the last year or two have been wild haven’t they? The good news is that things seem to be settling down, still, it may be another year or two before we see how everything shakes out. Any which way, welcome to THE Cub Report, and as always, thanks for [...]

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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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