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Monster Truck Madness: All Aboard for BIGFOOT Open House

This Saturday, June 2nd, is the BIGFOOT Open House in Pacific, MO! If you are a fan of monster trucks, it’s an event you won’t want to miss out on. BIGFOOT will be doing car crushes with several of their modern race vehicles and there will also be an old school leaf truck race! They will also have several classic [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Questions, My Shoulder Shrugging

“Car Storage I love your column, and I love the site! What is the best way to store my cars (I currently have 5, Slash, EMaxx, SMT10, Stampede, TC4) that also takes up the least amount of space? Also how can I get some BigSquid stickers? Johnson” Cubby- Yo big guy, thanks for writing in. And yes, we will totally hook you up with [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’_ WEEKEND WITH GELANDE II CRUISER

  There’s something satisfying about breathing new life into a RC vehicle that hasn’t been used in a while. I was able to get my hands on the RC four-wheel-drive Gelande 2 that Cubby reviewed.  Within 10 minutes of running this truck it’s become my favorite vehicle. The scale details on the vehicle are outstanding; from a full interior to even [...]

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Monster Truck Madness: Flag Chat

Greetings folks, we are alllllmost to Memorial Weekend. And with that, I wanted to chat about flags. Scale flags, actually. Before we do that though, if you haven’t noticed over the last few weeks, Monster Truck Madness is now a weekly blog! Big thanks and good luck to our new guy Jeremy Griffith for taking over the Friday Scalin’ feature. He’s [...]

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THE Cub Report – Go Epic, Or Go Away

Hey there folks, welcome to THE Cub Report. Like most weeks, there is a ton going on, so I am going to jump right in. First up, before I get to the main subject, I would like to mention the Team Associated CR12. I am sorry, but I grew up when Team Associated were the best cars you could buy. When [...]

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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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ASK Cubby – Where Was I Last Week?

“Geez What’s up Cubby, where the hell were you last week? Grayson M.” Cubby- Yo Grayson, shoot me your snail mail for a sticker pack. Oh and, I guess “thanks” for the great concern about where “ASK Cubby” was last week. For an answer, ASK Cubby has been really consistent, at least for the last 5 years or so. I doubt that I’ve missed [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Upgrade that Servo

When you start talking true 1/10+ size monster trucks, there is not an upgrade on the market that will be more noticeable than a quality steering servo. The bigger the tires get, the better of an upgrade this is. My criteria for judging whether a servo is good or not is fairly simple – can it turn the tires with ease [...]

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THE Cub Report – Finding Marvingate

Is it summer yet? Around the greater Chicago metro it feels more like early spring, but luckily most of the country is sporting the type of temps you want for getting out and bashing. Or busting out the rc boat, plane, tank, etc. 🙂 First up this week is Pro-Line’s By The Fire! It is almost here (goes down this weekend!), [...]

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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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Monster Truck Madness – RH Designs Wheelie Bar for the SMT10

If you have an Axial SMT10 monster truck and decide to upgrade the power plant, a wheelie bar had best be on your list as well. To be more specific, an RH Designs Wheelie Bar. The RH Designs Wheelie Bar (retails for $45) was developed by friend and fellow monster truck racer Ross Hinshaw. He got tired of doing unnecessary rear [...]

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THE Cub Report – RC Fest And Why You Need To Be There

Hey folks, thanks for clicking over to BigSquidRC, it is Monday and this is THE Cub Report. I am in a bullet point mood today, so hang on, here we go on some discussion for Horizon Hobby’s RC Fest. * RC Fest is under a month away, and during all my years in the rc biz, I have never seen anything [...]

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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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ASK Cubby - I Answer Your Questions, You Question My Answers…

“X-MAXX Dear Cubby, Just wondering if you had any thoughts on why the xmaxx isn’t getting the aftermarket support we all kinda thought it would? I mean proline makes a body, a set of wheels, and some shocks. But thats about it for options when it comes to making your xmaxx your own. I’m still waiting for someone to make a set [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #26 – Come Race at BIGFOOT Open House!

The gang at BIGFOOT 4×4 is putting on their annual Open House in Pacific, MO, and they are also holding a big solid axle monster truck race that my club, Trigger King R/C, is managing. Whether you wanna come and see the full size monsters crush cars or try your hand at some r/c monster trucking, it’s gonna be a [...]

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