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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Joys of a Good Radio

One of the most peculiar things about large trail runs are the abundance of cheap radios that you see. Now, that would not be a surprise if all of the vehicles were standard run-of-the-mill RTR’s, but most are not. There are rigs completely decked out to the 9’s with expensive power plants, high dollar servos, more aluminum than a Coca-Cola factory….and [...]

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ASK Cubby – Reasonable Questions, Ridiculous Responses

“Fast LiPo Hi Cubby. I am in the process of building a speed run car, what are the best Lipo batteries I can buy? Please answer. Darrell K.” Cubby- Yoooo Darrell, what’s up? Thanks for the email and be sure to shoot me your snail mail for a sticker pack. What are the best LiPo batteries on the market for a speed run car? [...]

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THE Cub Report – Icky Thump

Well hola there rc fans, welcome to my tiny lil’ weekly write-up in the rc world, something called THE Cub Report. I am going to keep it short and sweet this week (a promise I nearly always break), but I do have a couple things I would like to mention… First up is some news from our Smash & Crash Ultra-Bash [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Father’s Day Weekend Edition

My dad helped me get into the hobby back in 1993. I was 9 years old and he knew how much I enjoyed playing with my toy store grade trucks so he brought me to a hobby shop for the first time. All Season’s Hobby and Raceway (RIP) in O’Fallon, MO to be exact. I didn’t have a car, but [...]

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ASK Cubby – Here Comes Your Questions, There Go My Answers

“Crawler Shootout Hey Cubby! I was wondering if you guys are gonna do a crawler shootout? I know you guys love your crawlers, so with the Traxxas TRX-4 now released what’s taking so long? Ian S.” Cubby- Yo hey ya Ian, thanks for taking the time to write in. Oh and btw, I have been told that I have yet to award a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #14 – The Summit Showed the Way

The hobby has gone Traxxas TRX-4 mad as of late, but for this edition of MTM I want to look at the truck where it got all its mojo from – the Summit. The Traxxas Summit was originally released in 2009 and is still available today, albeit with several upgrades from the OG unit. Based on the Revo platform, it has [...]

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Cubby with TP199 Truck at TORC

THE Cub Report – Do You Do Any Tricks?

Well hello there to one and all, thanks for once again joining us for another Cub Report. Over the weekend we got to hang out near the mecca of rc, Champaign Illinois, for Horizon Hobby’s RC Fest. Last year they held the event down in Orlando Florida, which by all accounts was a success for a first year show. This year [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – When a Gimmick Ceases to Be a Gimmick

Another week, more time spent with our TRX4. I ****-you-not, our review vehicle has had more miles put on the odometer in one month than several of our scalers have had put on them during their entire lives. I’ve also never seen so much interest in a vehicle from the non-hardcore crawlers at BSRC. I mean, even Cubby is gaga over [...]

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ASK Cubby- Your Astute Questions, More Of My Malarkey

Bash Hi Cubby, I am looking forward to meeting you at the bash in St Charles next weekend. I have never attended one of your bashes before, what should I expect? Is there anything special I need to bring? Barney N.” Cubby- Well hello there Barney, you don’t see that name used a lot now days. That is cool that you will be making [...]

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THE Cub Report – Shady’s Back

Well hello there fellow hobbyist, welcome to THE freak’n Cub Report. I hope your Monday is going well and that you didn’t destroy too much of your fleet over the weekend. Ya, we may have kept our first “Thursday Night Live” broadcast a bit under the radar, but it went unexpectedly well. Therefore, we are going to keep at it. You [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – First TRX-4 Hop-ups

Happy TRX-4 release week everyone! Most hobby shops have gotten their initial allotment in, and crawling groups, message boards and YouTube channels are lighting up with first run experiences. I’ve been taking in a good number of these impressions and it’s good to hear that the general public by and large seems to have come to the same conclusion that [...]

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ASK Cubby- Your Questions, My Pot Stirring

TRX-4 Hop-ups Cubby, Awesome review that you did on the Traxxas TRX-4. It got me off the fence, I am buying one for sure now. Now that you have had plenty of time to try and break the truck, what hop-ups will I need on mine? How many parts have you broken so far? I want to make sure I have plenty of [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #13 – Grandma Knows Best

Last week JConcepts announced a very cool new body for monster truckers- the “Grandma” 1951 Ford Panel Truck. One of the most iconic monster truck bodies of them all. No doubt several of you are curious as to what the “Grandma” is in reference to, though. The official press release gives a nod but isn’t explicit. “Grandma” is the nickname that [...]

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THE Cub Report – 3 Day Weekends…

Hopefully you are off work and getting ready for an evening BBQ, or a day out bashing your cars, or better still, both. And while most of you know what Memorial Day is for, for those of you that do not, it is the day that we remember those that paid the ultimate price so that you and I can [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Home Run

I’d assume that most anyone reading this weekly scaling blog has probably already read our Traxxas TRX-4 review, but in case you haven’t you can click here to check it out. I’ve got to give it to Traxxas here- instead of jumping into the crawling game with a “me-too” rig several years ago when everyone was clamoring for them to, they [...]

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