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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Scale To The Future

  The scale world is booming right now. It’s true everybody is scalin! Body options are a lot more prevalent than in the past. Pro-Line is killing it right now with the 1946 Dodge Power Wagon they released over the winter. With the slight re-release of the Power Wagon it gives me hope for a new version of the Ram Charger [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – Picture Day!

A Picture is worth 1000 words. One thing most of us scale guys love to do is take pictures of our toys. Whether it’s a banner contest, Wheels up Wednesday, or Flexin’ Friday; having a great scale picture can leave a lasting impression.    Anyone can just take a picture of a RC car. For some of us getting the perfect [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Budget Garage Build

What’s up everyone! I’m Jeremy and I will be doing the “Everyone is Scalin” column from now on. I became interested in this amazing hobby about seven years ago. Like many of us, I started with bashers and over time found myself fully submerged into the RC scale sean. Going from having just a RTR crawler to joining a crawler [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Flex Appeal

One of the biggest mistakes that a noob can make when first getting into crawling is thinking that suspension flex is the name of the game. It’s not. I mean, of course you need to have SOME articulation, but having 5″ shocks and the ability to rest a front tire comfortably on a Coke can while the rear sits on the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Overdrive / Underdrive and You

Whenever you wanna get really serious about fine-tuning the way your scale crawler handles, overdrive and underdrive gearing is something you absolutely should look into. I know that this can be confusing for some, so here’s a quick explanation for how it works. Overdrive (OD) and underdrive (UD) are measured by using the stock ring and pinion as a baseline. OD [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 3S or 2S?

One of the most common questions that I’m asked at BSRC is “Should I use a 2S or 3S battery?” I’ve seen Cubby answer this several times in regards to bashing, but because it’s been a long time since I’ve broached this topic as it pertains to scaling, I’ll give it a go today. Before we start the discussion, make sure that [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Almost time for Mud, Rocks and Tears

Hey folks, it’s gonna be an “odds and ends” type of post this week. Mud, Rocks, and Tears, the first BSRC scaling event, is taking place tomorrow, Saturday April 7 2018, in Crystal City, Missouri. The Crystal City Underground location is a super cool spot, and the STL RC Freaks have gotten the area ready to do work! There will be rocks and mud [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – ECX Barrage Gen2 Discussion

Greetings from a rain-soaked St. Louis, MO! Thanks to non-stop rain, I have done zero running over the last week. A good time for some bench racin’. Last week ECX announced their new 1/12 Barrage Gen2 RTR, and I have some thoughts, especially having driven a lot of smaller scale stuff recently. I headed up our review of the original Barrage, which [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tuff Trucks on the Track

Back in late October I wrote a post detailing my monster truck club’s plan to incorporate a “Tuff Truck Class”, based on Tamiya’s long-running CC01, next Spring. You can check that out right here. Well, “next Spring” is finally here (well, not really…it’s been cold or snowy in most parts of the States, but I digress) and our club kicked off [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Video of the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II in …

Hey gang, how’s it going? ICYMI, earlier this week we posted our review of the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Black Rock Edition. It’s a cool little platform that you’re going to see me discuss a bit more in the near future. I’m gonna keep this week’s post really short and get to the good stuff. Here is video that [...]

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Pro-Line Hyrax 1.9 Scale Rock Crawling Tires

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Upgrading your RTR Servo

You know what makes me break down and cry? It’s seeing a rig that’s totally tricked out with almost every aluminum option part, a custom body and aftermarket tires…that’s also using an RTR caliber steering servo. The humanity! This year marks 25 years in the hobby for me, and in that time I’ve really only come to appreciate a quality servo [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Wet Tires

If you’ve been scaling for any decent length of time you’ve probably driven through water in some capacity. Whenever it comes to that subject, the discussion usually centers on whether your electronics can handle it or not. Rarely are the tires a concern…but they should be! Waterlogged tires can really drag down the performance of your rig. They can get really [...]

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RC4WD BigDog Triple Axle Boat Trailer

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Das Boat

Greeting folks and a Happy Friday to you! There are several niches of the hobby that, while different, seem to naturally pair well with scaling. Drifting. Solid axle monster trucks. Construction equipment. Boating. That last one is particularly interesting to me as of late. It’s pretty common to see boats on trailers at scale get-togethers. Many times, before a run starts they [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Gearing Up For Fun

In case you missed it, earlier this week we posted about a big scale event that we are hosting in tandem with the STL R/C Freaks. The crew has been kicking around the idea of this since late-Fall and now that the details are in the wild, we can talk a little more about it. We had actually talked quite a bit [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Back in Black?

Hey all, Happy Friday to ye’. Time to talk paint. Last week I was doing a simple JConcepts Ford F-250 rattle can job, painting a truck solid pink (don’t ask!). Yes, that dark orange body at the top of this page was supposed to be pink. Whoops. I’m decent at solid color paint jobs these days, having done around 75 probably, but [...]

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