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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Basic Paint Type Advice

I was recently painting my RC4WD Blazer body when I had the thought that it was time for a paint PSA. One of the most common noob questions is “Can I use spray paint on my body?”. I sometimes see experienced hobbyists (those who don’t do any body work) fall prey to this erroneous misconception as well. The answer, of course, is [...]

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Bashers Basics — Tires.

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! If you have already read the first post, you will know what you are trying to pursue, for those who didn’t, I’ll make it clear, traction. Grip. What converts the rotation of your motor into lateral speed. If you have seen any of the cool slow-motion bashing videos littered around YouTube, you have [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, Version- Your Questions, My Shenanigans

“off road RC car what off road rc car has the longest drive time and that has a decent amount of speed that you have come across? Thanks Flynn Gaves” Cubby- Well hello there friend, how nice of you to write. Nope, I don’t know what rc car has the longest runtime. With today’s batteries and power systems it isn’t uncommon to get into the [...]

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THE Cub Report, Version- First Time At The Track

I could see it coming a mile away. I have been down that road million times. What am I talking about? I was at the track last week working on a review and a basher showed up who had never driven on a track before. Oh my, it used to be funny to watch a first time track guy blow [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – So Many Projects

Happy Friday all ye faithful. This is, without a doubt, THE best time of the year to go scaling. The midwest temperatures are pleasant, the scenery is great, and trees haven’t started to shed leaves all over the trails just yet. While Spring earns high marks for alleviating cabin fever, Fall takes the cake as far as I’m concerned. While Fall is [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby- Your Weekly Questions, My Weakly Answers

“Vaterra Class Happening In NJ Hi Cubby Thought that I’d pass this along. Looks like some track owners listen to your ideas. My local indoor track is running a Vaterra stock class this indoor season. This Is The Link to learn all about it. This might be enough to make this basher give racing a try. Now if only I could get past dealing [...]

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THE Cub Report, Version- Just Don’t Do It

No matter if you are at a local bash spot, trail, track, or rock pile, there are just some things you shouldn’t do. Here is a list I have compiled of things that I have seen Joe Blow bashers (and even guys on our Bash Crew) actually do, that probably aren’t a good idea… While at the local track testing… just [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Brown Sound

I recently had the chance to experience an ESS r/c sound system first hand. It was both extremely cool and super loud! Pegging the throttle and hearing the rumble of a big block v8 (that sounded very accurate!) is a lot more fun than I initially thought it would be. There is a by-product of this, however- the oddity of driving [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby – You Type Up Questions, I Mash Out The Answers

Voltage Hey Cubby, I have a 1/10 scale Traxxas 2wd model that weighs about 5 lbs. I wonder why 7.4 volts is so preferred/popular/available? Do racing regulations drive this? Or was it historical nickel battery voltage/capacity that was more or less mimicked? At this relatively low voltage, current required for acceleration becomes very high- we must have large gauge [...]

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THE Cub Report, Version- Aftermarket Remorse

Hello and happy Labor Day to everyone out in rc land. Ok, if you are an American you are stoked, Labor Day means a three day weekend. If you live outside the states, Labor Day is a day that American’s use to eat loads of BBQ, drink a lot of rot-gut beer, and get one last swim in the pool [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Mt. Rushmore of Scalers

It’s one of my favorite Fridays of the year- the kickoff to Labor Day Weekend! That means fall is about to arrive, complete with football, apple cider, and habitable temperatures. So with that in mind, let’s do something a little different. I had a fun conversation with friends awhile back where we were discussing- “If there was a Mt. Rushmore of [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, Version- I Am Always Here For You (LOL)

“Best Connector Cubby, Hi Cubby, long time reader and big fan. I just bought my first rc car, a Stampede VXL monster truck. After doing hours of research on the internet, which battery connector would you recommend that I use? There are so many different types and everybody says their’s is the best. It all seems so confusing to me. Thanks, Trevor” Cubby- Yo hey [...]

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THE Cub Report, Version- Steppin’ To The A.M.

Hello all and welcome to this week’s Cub Report. I personally had a weekend that pretty much could not be beaten. I got to watch some of the uber pros at the Futaba Nitro Challenge, watched a ton of F1/AMA MX/FIM MXGP/UFC, and got in some much needed trigger time with the new Pro-Line Ambush Scale Crawler. Yes indeed, life [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Little Baby Leafer, Isn’t It Cute?!

The biggest news that dropped this week was the announcement of the Pro-Line Ambush, a new 1:25 scale RTR crawler. Let’s ignore that Pro-Line is making their own scaler for a minute (that is big news in and of itself) and instead look at the fact that it has a leaf spring suspension. It’s a LEAFER, hell yes! I’ll raise a drink [...]

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ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby – You Write The Answer, I Forge The Answers

“Losi Baja Rey Hi guys, I am a big fan of your guys work on the site. I am wondering if you guys are doing a Baja Rey review? I along with many others would love to see this. You guys do excellent reviews and it would be awesome if you guys did one for this truck. Any plans for this? Thanks, Shelby” Cubby- Ya [...]

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