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THE Cub Report – Flick’n Peas At A Tank

So how about that weekend? Drama in the NFL, drama about nuclear Armageddon, and more drama upon drama. However, pulling some trigger on your fav rc car goes a long ways towards forgetting about whatever it is that might be eating away at you. Well, or at least it works wonders for me. A little hodgepodge anyone? First up, about that 1.9″ [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – When Enough is Enough

A crawling group can be a fickle beast. Most of the time it’s a gathering of buddies swapping stories and parts. A great way to spend the afternoon outdoors. There are certain individuals that can make it difficult, though. I’ve been lucky in that my group, while being fairly large, has always been made up of great guys and girls. I’ve only [...]

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ASK Cubby – No Questions, Simple Connector Talk

This week ASK Cubby is going to be different. Over on our Facebook Group, Dan posted a link to an article titled “A Critical Look: Traxxas’ Connector Crisis”, and it sounds I am supposed to respond to it. So it here goes… First off, the article is really long. And by long, I mean longer than a paragraph. That is too [...]

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THE Cub Report – Upcoming Madness

Here we are folks, yet another Monday, yet another Cub Report, thanks for reading. This time of year is a busy one within the industry. After coming off some slow summer months, everyone is now ramping up for the Christmas sales season. The holiday sales season is famous for being a make it, or break it, time of year in [...]

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Bashers Basics — Weight Distribution

I have had quite a few newcomers to the hobby ask me this simple statement, but complex question; “how can I make my crawler perform better”. While there are a multitude of different ways that one can increase the performance and ability of their crawler, one of the easiest and most impactful change that someone can make to their crawler [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Portal to Another Dimension

Much ballyhoo has been made about the Traxxas TRX-4 using portal axles, but based on the e-mails we receive I understand that some of you don’t really understand what these are or why they are on the truck in the first place. Let’s talk about them. There are various versions of the portal, but at their heart they all work the [...]

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ASK Cubby- I Check My Email Once A Year, Just FYI

“Transponders I was wondering what the future of lap times and transponders will be. It seems to me that with WiFi , Bluetooth, and GPS, being in everyone’s pocket the transponder companies would be selling them cheaper. I thought traxxas was making cars that transmit telemetry to your cell phone?? I’m thinking of doing a little club [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #21 – Vintage Re-Release Wishlist

Re-releasing classic vehicles is definitely the “in” thing to do in the hobby these days, but with the exception of Tamiya’s offerings (my 2015 Blackfoot, pictured above, rocks my socks), most of the vehicles getting love are decidedly non-monster truck. Hey, I think the Kyosho Optimas and OG RC10’s are as cool as the next guy, but being an old school [...]

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THE Cub Report – Seriously, They All Break

Hello there folks and welcome to THE Cub Report. For all our friends in Florida and the Southeast, we hope that you made it through Hurricane Irma the best that you could. Also, with today being September 11th, we will never forget the day when all our lives were so drastically changed. Thankfully we are America, we will forever stand [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Scaler Mailbag

It’s a bit of a slow news week around here and I’ve had a couple messages floating around in queue for just such an occasion. Let’s get to them, shall we? hi! i saw that you guys are trying out the Hitec HS-5646WP and i’d like to put one in my trx4 just like the article. my question is, did you need to [...]

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ASK Cubby – You Ask The Questions, I Dodge The Answers

“Motors and rotors Morning Cubby, 4.39am Local time (sweden). Any idea or a good tip to strength the sintered magnets in a BL motor for say MT use?..i mean to hold it together?..i used a 1717 that where reinforced ( from factory ) with thin glassfibre..but i knew i used it to and beyound the limit on rpm when i juiced [...]

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THE Cub Report – Battle Of The Scalers

No, it isn’t Monday, yet THE Cub Report lives. I was nowhere near a computer yesterday, so THE Cub Report is going live on a Tuesday. If you are a Reallyyy long time reader, you’ll remember that it used to go live on Fridays, and those were quite wild, as was the entire internet wayyy back then. I am soooo not [...]

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Bashers Basics – Heat Management

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! Today we are going to take a deeper look into heat management, what the negative side effects are, and what you can do to combat the issue. Firstly, we must understand what causes heat buildup within the electronics of your RC. Most excessive heat buildup is from inefficiencies in your electronic circuit, these can [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Coyote is G6 Certified

Let me start off this holiday weekend edition of Scalin’ by sending my well wishes to all of you Texas and Louisiana readers. I also wanted to give a big “Hello” to my friend Howard from Houston, TX. He owns a HobbyTown USA and, while it sounds like they were spared from the flooding, I just want to let you [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Letters, My Nonsense

“Belted Tires Sir Cubby, With your infinite wealth of rc knowledge, can you tell me the difference between belted and non-belted tires? What I mean is, how do they drive, and should I be using them on my truggy that I use mostly for bashing? Hayden D.” Cubby- Yo Hayden, congrats on hitting the big time. If you shoot me your home mailing addy [...]

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