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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- Your Questions, My Nonsense

“Dirt cheap durable electronics for 1/10 buggy I’m somewhat new and I’m hoping this is an appropriate question for you. I’m looking for the cheapest radio and ESC for a Redcat Cyclone (nimh, 540 brushed). The Cyclone seems like a great deal when it gets below $100 so I picked one up for my inexperienced friends to run when I take [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Upgrading to RC4WD King Limited Edit…

Those of us with large collections of r/c’s all have a favorite rig, right? Mine would be my Blue Bomber. At some point I’ll do a full write-up on this monster, but for now I’ll give you the short of it. It’s a one-off prototype chassis that I rescued from the scrap heap a few years ago. It’s based on a Concussion [...]

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Big Cubby

Le ole’ Cub El’ Reporto – Scud Missiling Foward…

Hey folks, isn’t rc a wonderful hobby? Heck yes it is! That’s why you and I are both here. THE Cub Report is pretty much a weekly smorgasbord of rc talk, but this week is gonna be industry focused. If you are a consumer, you can just tune out (but that wouldn’t be any fun, LOL), or you can keep [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ Batmobile

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? The Batmobile is the most iconic superhero vehicle on the planet. The 1966 Batmobile really started it all. Fast forward to 1989, which in my opinion, is the best looking Batmobile ever made, the Michael Keaton Batmobile. Next, in 1995 we had the Val Kilmer Batman Forever Batmobile. The [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Now That’s A Quality Problem…

“What in the serious F??? Dude, what’s going on between ROAR and Live RC? I want my f#$%ing racing back!!! Darren K.” Cubby- Yo there Darren, thanks for writing in and please remember to shoot me your snail mail address for one of our sticker packs. So what’s going on? I think that has been widely explained via social media posts. For those of [...]

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Hawaiian Chris Cubby

THE Cub Report – Showing Up For Work Late

Hey, happy Tuesday you guys! It is pretty rare for me to be writing on a Tues, but my travel schedule got derailed over the weekend, so here I finally am. First up, Horizon Hobby Europe had a Huge Event last weekend that our own German reporter Tommy Chong Wielgomas attended. Tommy hosted our official BigSquidRC booth and put on a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3D Bodies

Given how popular scale r/c monster trucking has become, to where big companies like Pro-Line and JConcepts are catering to our every whim, I feel pretty spoiled trying to ask for more. But hey, that’s what I’m here for, right? Many of the standard truck bodies that full size monsters have run throughout the years are now available, so let’s get [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ G6 Event

Last Sunday I attended a G6 event that the Martucky Rc crew put on in Marseilles Illinois. I have done competitions before but I have to say, G6 comps are my favorite. Unlike regular crawler comps, a G6 is more spread out, more like a trail run. The boys from the Martucky crew did a fantastic job setting up the [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

Ask Cubby – Answerable Questions, Questionable Answers

“Turns Cubby, New to the hobby here, can you help me understand motor turns? A 27 turn motor came in my slash and it is fast, but what’s faster? Ryan G.” Cubby- Yo hey Ryan, thanks for taking the time to write in. Here ya go… With your motor being a “27” turn, I am going to guess that it is an old school brushed [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – King of the Monster Trucks

Greetings gang, happy Tuesday. Today I come to you with an announcement! The JConcepts King of the Monster Trucks event is going to take place October 6-7, 2018 at Vinyl Images in Fenton, MO, and we’d love to see you there! If you’ve never taken part in a solid axle monster truck event before, imagine a full sized event that’s scaled down [...]

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Workn Man Cubby

The Cub Report – Sending It Since the 70s

Ya know, it is Monday and time for yet another funtabulous week in rc. Thanks for joining us here on Big Squid, here are my news and notes from last week. Once again, last week proved busy as a number of companies announced new products for the fall season. The biggest hitter from last week had to be the new green [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’- Lights, Camera, Action!

Anytime I do research on buying a new rig I always go to YouTube and watch some videos of them in action. Pictures are great and all but to get a true sense of how the vehicle will actually handle you have to see a video. Not to mention, it’s a great bathroom past time. When I am filming for [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- You Rifle The Questions, I Run For Cover

“Visiting events Hey Cubby, A few days ago a couple of friends and I were invited to come to an event. We’re very enthusiastic about it, but maybe also a bit nervous, since this will be our first perfomance ‘on stage’ A few things I’m planning to do to make it a great day: – take all of my batteries (in safe storage) – take [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Hold On To Your Nuts

When talking about monster truck upgrades, it can be hard to wrap your head around the sheer variety of options to spice up and bullet proof your ride. Aluminum axle housings. Brushless systems. Fancy tires with closed cell foams. However, arguably the most important and cheapest tech tip that I can give you- check your nuts! Obvious pun oppotunities aside, wheel [...]

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THE Cub Reporter

THE Cub Report – Cities In Dust

Here we are folks, past the half-way point of the year, looking down the final stretch of 2018. Thanks for making a click over to BigSquidRC, here’s some banter about the last week in the rc industry. Shall we dive right in? First off, after a rather slow Q1 (and 2) for product announcements, there was a ton of new products [...]

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