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Everybody’s Scalin’ – How Important Is Licensing to You?

Official licensing is something that’s been around as long as the hobby itself. Whether it’s a Ford Ranger monster truck, a Ferrari pan car or a Toyota rock crawler, both manufacturer and consumer have flocked to smaller representations of the real thing. So with that in mind, my question this week is “How important is licensing to you?”. When the scale [...]

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ASK Cubby- You Write The Questions, I Sleep On The Job

“RC Driver Cubby, What’s going on with RC Driver? Are they really going out of business? Is that what the Cub report was about this week? Inquiring minds want to know! Harold S.” Cubby- Yo MTV Raps Harry, thanks for writing in and be sure to send us your snail mail for one of our way-super-dope sticker packs. About RC Driver… I am only going [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #8 – Why the Clod Endures

Few, if any radio controlled model kits have lived the life of Tamiya’s infamous Clodbuster. So, how does a vehicle that was released 30 years ago not only remain relevant, but also be arguably the most popular it’s ever been, save for¬†maybe the early 90’s? I know that many non-monster truck people actively wonder this. For them, I’ll try and [...]

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THE Cub Report- And Then There Was One…

Well howdy there all ya rc maniacs, welcome to this week’s Cub Report. It is Not new, it is Not improved, it simply is what it is. And here we go… Life in the print biz is tough now days. A tiny lil’ thing call the internet came blasting onto the scene and created all sorts of havoc for the newspaper [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – More Discussion On the ECX Barrage

Last week we posted our review of the 1/12 ECX Barrage Crawler, and I’m happy that we did so I can finally talk more in depth on the crawl-ability of the little truck. One of my favorite things in the hobby is when something completely surprises me, and such was the case with the Barrage. Sure, it looks like a decent enough [...]

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ASK Cubby- Smart Questions, Questionable Answers

“Battery Charger Hey Cubby, I’ve been into the hobby for about a year now and I was looking to get a better battery charger. I currently have a Dynamite Prophet Sport Plus and it has worked well for my purposes but at this point I have multiple batteries and don’t wish to sit around for 3 to 4 hours to charge all [...]

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THE Cub Report- Jump, Crash, Wrench, Repeat

Whoop, here it is, this week’s Cub Report. If you are new, welcome aboard for the ride, if you are an old schooler, nice to see you again, if you are a hater, you aren’t the first, nor will you be the last. Lets get started by jumping right in… Yo, March Bashness is getting super close. As I mentioned last [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Yin to my Yang

Earlier this week in my Monster Truck Madness column, I wrote about the importance of mental toughness when racing r/c monster trucks. If MT racing is my Yin, then scaling is my Yang. Where one is intense and draining (race days are long days), the latter helps me relax and is a great way to recharge my mind. Being out in nature [...]

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ASK Cubby- More Questions, Less Answers

“Cherish and Bash Cubby, I like to cut and paint bodies for my cars. Is it normal I cherish and take a lot of care of them and do everything to prevent them from getting the smallest scratch? (Like folding it in a towel when I go to a bashing spot) The thing is that I do that until the first I drive the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #7 – Head Games

The more I do it, the more I realize that competitive r/c monster truck racing is a battle against myself, not the opponent. I think that’s why I love it so much. Before getting to that though, let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of the actual race format for those of you that are uninitiated. At the core of it, monster [...]

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THE Cub Report – So You Wanna Be A Hooligan

Well howdy there all you rc fanatics, I hope you had unseasonably warm temps over the weekend to get your bash on. Locally we’ve been truly blessed with insanely warm weather, perfect for allowing us to gather up our Bash Crew to flog our personal trucks. First up this week is a mention about our upcoming “March Bashness” contest. Oh yes, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Dodongo Dislikes Smoke

Happy Zelda launch day to all my fellow gaming nerds! I’m actually writing this post from my Nintendo Switch….ok, that’s a lie. The Nintendo Switch has no internet browser currently. Hey, I did plan on it at least! Get with it, Nintendo. Anyways, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a scatter-shots type look at recent scaling news, and lately there has [...]

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ASK Cubby - Another Week, Another Question, Another Vague Re…

“Clutch problem Cubby, Do you have any idea why I keep breaking clutch springs in my truck? I have now broken 4 springs in less than a month. The clutch shoes look to have normal wear but I can’t keep from breaking the springs. Any ideas? Larry I.” Cubby- Hey ya there Larry, don’t forget to drop me your snail mail for a sticker [...]

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THE Cub Report, Version- Kiss The Ring

Hello there rc fans, welcome to another Cub Report. What is THE Cub Report? Mostly rambling, mostly (but not all) about rc, mostly smack talk, but always a good way to blow 15 minutes. While I would love to go on yet another epic rant, there were some interesting product releases last week that I would like to talk about. IMO the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Fuel Engines

For about 10 years I was a big nitro guy. This wasn’t because I enjoyed it over electricity, it’s because that’s where the hobby was at during the late 90’s through mid 2000’s. Nitro was messy, loud, somewhat dangerous if you weren’t careful (killing a motor by clogging up the exhaust burnt many fingertips!), headache inducing by way of fumes and [...]

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