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Sunset Cubby

THE Cub Report – Where Do We Go From Here?

So it happened, our friends over at Hobbico have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. For you noobies out there, which there are a lot, you might not understand everything in this Cub Report, but it is a sign of the times in our hobby. For those not in the industry, Hobbico is the parent company of Great Planes distributing [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Ascending

It’s hard to muster up much enthusiasm this week, what-with the ‘big news’, but soldier on we must. Ugh, what crappy news. Moving on to more jovial matters, we are working on several scaler reviews that you’ll be seeing pop up over the next couple of weeks. I should be done with the RC4WD Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2 soon , [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – One Question, One Answer

“Hobbico Bankruptcy omg. hobbico filed for bankruptcy? holy hell. that’s not good news at all. do you have any insight of what that means for my favorite brand, arrma? Chad E.” Cubby- Ya OMG. This isn’t really a subject we want to keep posting in the news, but it is BIG news, and yea our mail box is basically [...]

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Monster Truck Madness 24 – Kings of Fling

Monster Truck Madness is back, oh yes! With JConcepts releasing the Fling King and Dragon Mega Truck tires/wheels, my club, Trigger King, is going to be racing a mega class for the summer of 2018. In preparation for this, I have just converted my Rotten Apple SMT10 to mega mode. While I changed a few things around with the electronics to both [...]

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Cubby Losi Super Baja Rey

THE Cub Report- Sorry, But We Are The Good Guys

Well hello there. Thanks for joining us at BigSquidRC for THE Cub Report. If this is your first time here, THE Cub Report is a weekly look (satirical) at the wonderful hobby of rc. Sometimes it has a theme, sometimes it is endless rambling, but either way, lets dig right in. Is BigSquidRC the #1 RC Blog? I don’t know about [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Great Indoors

The brutal cold weather that’s engulfed most of the nation finally did me in this week. I have had zero trigger time. After all these years of running in the cold, -5 degrees is where I apparently draw the line. At least it’s dry though, which is more than most of you snowed-in east coasters can say!  It’s been a [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Astute Questions, Questionable Responses

“HPI Nitro MT2 Brushless Conversion Good morning, I came across your website via a picture of someone doing a HPI Nitro MT2 Brushless Conversion. I’m get back into the rc world after a long absence. I plan to move up to 1/8 scale brushless system (I’m tired of fluctuation gas prices…lol). In the mean time I still love [...]

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Statue Cubby

THE Cub Report – Backwards Is The New Forward

Hola folks, and welcome to BigSquidRC version 2018. Holy cow did 2017 fly right on by, hopefully 2018 decides to stick around a little longer. While 2017 could be considered an “ugly” year for rc, there is a whole lot of hope out there for ’18. Sales seem to be coming up, that and companies are really changing their business models [...]

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Axial Racing Trail Honcho SCX10 II RTR

Everybody’s Scalin’ – On The Brink of 2018

Hard to believe 2017 is nearly over, but here we are on the precipice of 2018. It was a crazy year, one that saw the balance of power shift quite a bit in the scale world. Instead of a look back though, here’s a few of my predictions for what I see happening in the coming year. Axial makes a fierce [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

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

“Arrma Outcast Hey how’s it going…? I was hoping you could tell me how to extremely lower my arrma outcast for speed runs…I’ve already adjusted the shocks, just curious how to get it much lower…droop screws? Not sure…please help. Bobby S.” Cubby- Yo Robert, how ya be? Life is all good here, busy, but good. BTW, thanks for writing in, be sure to [...]

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X-Mas Cubby

THE Cub Report – Merry Christmas, Even To You

Merry Christmas to all you rc hobbyists out there. You long term readers will already know what this Cub Report is about. For the noobies, every year at Christmas I walk around the office and ask the Bash Crew what they would like to see under their Christmas tree this year if money were no object. Here are their responses- Hawaiian [...]

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RC4WD Stamped Steel Wheels

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Erroneous Repairs

It’s been a crazy end to 2017 around here, so I wanted to lighten the mood as many of us head into a much needed holiday break and talk about something I saw in a Facebook group. A buddy of mine shared the question “What is the most erroneous repair job you’ve ever done on an r/c before?” To give an [...]

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Big Cubby

THE Cub Report – Passion Is All There Is

Here we are, just me and you (and a few thousand other people), welcome to this week’s Cub Report. First up is our announcement for BigSquidRC “Bash Vehicle of the Year”. It does indeed look like we’ll be posting up the top five this week, or next. Most of the vehicles that will be posted are straight up bashing BEASTS, but [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Venturing Out

It’s been about a month and a half since we finished our HPI Venture FJ review, and I’ve since put in quite a bit more time on the truck. I wanted to give some updated thoughts, especially after driving so many other rigs recently. Let’s talk about the Toyota, shall we? I really enjoy how this truck is laid out from [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- You Write In, I Go On Vacation

“Video Hello I have a arrma raider xl and I would like to know if I can send videos running to 2s and 3s to see if it qualifies to put it on your website. The tests I have done are speed. Please, when you have an opportunity, let me know. GP” Cubby- Hey now GP, what’s up? Thanks for writing in, please shoot [...]

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