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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Explaining the BEC

A BEC is one of the most important upgrades you can make to your scaler, but it’s also one of the most confusing. While noobs are not surprisingly usually a bit in the dark on what one is, even long time hobbyists can sometimes be aloof. Let’s start with the “what”. A BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) is a device that allows [...]

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ASK Cubby – More Letters, Less Responses

“Height Hello Cubby, huge fan of yours. Every Monday I look forward to reading the Cub Report. If you happen to read my email, I have a question for you. What is the proper ride height for my ARRMA Raider? What does changing the ride height do? Thomas A.” Cubby- Well hey there Tommy, cool question and thanks for writing in. So you are the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #19 – Help a Noob Out Edition Uno

Ever since starting this monster truck column in early 2017, I’ve fielded a number of e-mails from noobies. I was originally going to use today’s MTM as a mailbag, but my longwinded answers made it so I’d be better off splitting these up and answering each in depth over time. So yeah, for today I’ll just start with the question that [...]

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THE Cub Report – Cubby Cub & The Wacky Bunch

Well hello there friend, I hope you are feeling some serious good vibrations on this fine Monday. Always remember, never forget, life is much more fun with rc around. So here we are, on the verge of the Q3 new release cycle, meaning, soon the big names will start announcing their upcoming vehicles for the ’17 Christmas buying season. In the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Run Around the News

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a general “what’s new in scaling” type-post, and I figure we are overdue. First up is the Thunder Tiger Toyota Hilux. The other day TT posted a pretty sweet video of the truck in action. Gotta say, it looks pretty capable. We are hoping to get one of these for review soon, so you can [...]

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ASK Cubby – You Ask, I Reply

“Aftermarket for the ECX Hiya Cubby, A bit before the Traxxas trailer came along and stole your hearts with its scale good looks, well thought out design, 2 speed tranny, remote locking diffs and portal axles (drool) another scaler had caught your eye, the ECX Barrage. While the Traxxas trailer represents the higher end of the market, the ECX offering won your hearts [...]

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THE Cub Report – Long Walk On A Short Pier

Well, here we are folks, yet another wonderful Monday in the rc car biz. From the look of social media, many of you had a fantastic weekend with your various different rc vehicles. For those of you that were busy and didn’t get the chance to pull trigger, I hope this coming weekend is completely open so you can get [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Polite Questions, My Angry Answers

“Vent/ Rant/ Rc etiquette at places not intended for rc cars Some (not all) people need to respect others while driving RC cars. I see a lot of skatepark/ bmx track footage of people driving their cars at these places while others are trying to use them for there intended purposes. Yes, it makes for some awesome footage and I myself [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #18 – A Legend Hangs it Up

The monster truck world said goodbye to one of the titans of the sport last weekend; legendary driver Gary Porter. If you’re an extremely casual monster truck fan then you may not know that name, but I bet you’re familiar with his creation- “Carolina Crusher”. The original Carolina Crusher was built in ’85 as a promo vehicle for the family 4 Wheel [...]

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THE Cub Report – The Finish Line

Guess what? Yes, it’s Monday and time for another Cub Report. Thanks for tuning in. Over the weekend I got a chance to spend some time at the Futaba Nitro Challenge. The Futaba race has been going on for a bunch of years and is one that I try to attend whenever possible. Held in St. Louis Missouri, the Futaba race [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Ripper

The biggest news in the scaling community as of late was Vanquish Products announcing their ultra high-end “Ripper Project” would be available for order to those interested in getting one. Everything on the chassis/body is custom machined out of billet aluminum, save for a few 3D printed accessories. The price? $1,899. You then have to supply additional parts to complete the build. [...]

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ASK Cubby – In Come The Letters, Out Goes My Mind

“Steering Hi Cubby, what is the best way to get more steering on my PRO-mt? When I first got it the steering was fine, now it seems like there isn’t enough? Porter” Cubby- Hey ya Porter, thanks for writing in, shoot me your snail mail for one of our very large, and very kick butt, sticker packages. So… you have a Pro-Line PRO-MT. Congrats, [...]

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THE Cub Report – Game Of PWN

Well hello there, my name is Cubby and I want to welcome you to THE Cub Report. Ya know, it still amazes me the amount of noobies that our industry generates, so if this is your first time reading THE CR, I hope you enjoy your time here. Nope, I don’t have anything huge for ya this week, but I do [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – It’s Friggin’ Hot

I’m no sissy when it comes to scaling in the elements. I’ve done G6 competitions in the sweltering heat and long trail runs in zero degree weather with the snow falling. It’s all part of the game. Still, the heat wave that has engulfed the midwest for the last two weeks has me crying uncle. I had been laying low, but last [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Logical Questions, My Irrational Responses

“Fix It Or Shut Up Cubby, With you always ranting against ROAR and rc racing, why don’t you put your money where your big mouth is and fix it? (name withheld by request) Michigan” Cubby- Well hola there Mr. Name Withheld By Request. As always, thanks for taking the time to write in, and of course a sticker kit is all yours if you have [...]

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