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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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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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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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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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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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Everybody’s Scalin’ – RC4WD Marlin Crawler Impressions

I’ve been really wanting to talk about the RC4WD Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2, but had to wait until after the shootout went live. I can now discuss it in full! The most impressive vehicle to me was actually the Marlin. No, it didn’t outperform many of the trucks it was doing battle with, but it managed to hang with ’em. [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Pro-Line is Killin’ It

It was a very big week for body announcements! Back in May I posted a personal “Top 5 Bodies Wishlist“, and Pro-Line has answered the bell for my #1 request, just in time for the holidays to boot. I may not be a Mopar guy, but damn if the Power Wagon isn’t the toughest looking truck of all time. Yes, even this [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Black Friday Edition

Greetings gang, I hope you had a most excellent Thanksgiving! Black Friday is upon us and there are great to deals to be had no matter what you are in to, whether it’s home stereo or electric guitars. The r/c scaling space is no different. In years past I’ve listed several small trinkets that I thought would make for good stocking stuffers [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All Aboard, Next Stop the Holidays

Crazy how fast this year has gone, as we are on the precipice of my favorite week. Thanksgiving week, that is. I’m a big fan for one simple reason, as I’m sure many of you are – it’s typically the shortest work week of the year! Around 4 years ago I started a tradition of doing a “holiday build” during the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Spintires: Mudrunner

It’s a super exciting time for scaling. Axial just announced an updated version of the SCX10.2. Vaterra just announced a sweet Ford truggy version of the Ascender. The RC4WD Marlin is hitting stores. We just completed our 1.9 Scaler Shoot-out. There’s a lot going on, folks. Before getting into the topic at hand, I just wanted to mention that I will [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Bustin’ Broncs

Traxxas made a big splash this week with several big announcements pertaining to the TRX-4 platform. The first, and most “visual”, of the announcements was that a Bronco shell will be available. No word on the wheelbase of the body, but it will most likely be the same as the Defender, right under 13″. It’ll come in red and sunset. Hopefully [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tuff Trucks

This week I wanted to share a winter project with you. Yeah, I know it’s not technically winter, but still. Close enough. My group of friends has long been wanting to add a “tuff truck” class to our monster truck racing club. For those unfamiliar with what that is, it’s a form of full size off-road racing that’s popular on the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Eliminator Pulling Sled Project

Yeah, so this is a post that’s been waaaaaay overdue. Last year I wrote about how I had scored a classic Hobbico MaxTrax Eliminator Pulling Sled, with the plans to cover my restoration of it. Well, as it always does for projects, time got away from me. Fear not though, for the sled came out great! I had to strip every single [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Whole Lotta Stuff Going On

Apologies for missing a few usual posts the last couple weeks, but it’s been crazy around here. It’ll be 4 years helping out the Big Squid crew later this month for me, and with no hyperbole I can say the last couple weeks have been the busiest. We have a ton of scaler content about ready to drop over the next month, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 1.9″ Tire Size Reference

I think most would agree that owning a 1.9 rig is what gives you the true scaling experience. The “training wheel” guys may disagree (aka 2.2), but 1.9’s are definitely the most popular, if nothing else. Given that most of us don’t have access to truly mountainous and/or wild environments to play in right around our houses, it’s usually the best combination [...]

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