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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Brushed vs. Brushless

Brushed vs. Brushless is a non argument pretty much everywhere in the hobby. Everyone knows brushless technology offers the most speed, reliability, ease of use, etc at this point so why even bring it up? Because scaling/crawling is one of the last stands for brushed motors, a place where the discussion still takes place with merit to both sides, that’s [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Truckin’

Axial announced their latest version of the SCX10 this week, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon, and it’s caused a good amount of discussion in r/c internet land. It looks like I’m not the only one happy see a full size pickup body on an Axial platform. Along with Vaterra’s Ascender Blazer, it looks like some other types of domestic iron [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Oh, You Wanna Drag?

Drag brake is one of the most important and subjective things you’ll deal with when getting into scale crawling. Some guys like a ton, some none at all. So what is it? Simply put, drag brake is the amount of stopping power applied when there is no throttle input on the transmitter. It’s measured in percentage. 20% DB means that when [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – A Challenger Appears

Our hobby has seen it’s fair share of great rivalries. Back in the day Tamiya and Kyosho duked it out in a battle for monster truck supremacy. Associated, Losi and the aforementioned Big K have been waging war on the race track seemingly forever. When it comes to bashing it’s been Traxxas versus….well, everyone I suppose (at least for the [...]



Product Spotlight – Pro-Line FaultLine 1.9 Bead-Loc Wheels

I’ve had my Pro-Line Faultline 1.9 wheels on my main Axial SCX10 comp/trail truck for close to five months now and in that time have beaten the tar outta them. Click the “Read More” below to see how they fared!



August 10th NWI T.T.C. Event # 5

Coming up on August tenth is the NWI T.T.C. event number 5 of 2014, and will be taking place at the Indian Caves Park in Bradley, Illinois. The NWI T.T.C. group consist of a bunch of people who all share a love for scale crawling, bashing, and having a good time. There are a wide range of classes to ensure [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Flexy Friday

Ah yes, suspension flex. The first thing a new crawler owner does after opening the box is head outside and snap a poser picture of the truck on rocks. This is the “flex shot”. “Flexy Fridays” are now a thing on r/c Facebook groups. Hey, we all do it. If you got the suspension why not show it off? The [...]


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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Rockin’s Racin’

The term “Rock Racing” has become quite the buzzword in the hobby as of late. The Axial Yeti and Vaterra Twin Hammers are labeled as such, but what does an event of this kind actually consist of? Let’s discuss.



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Maximum Overdrive

When it comes to scale crawling hop-up discussion, over/underdrive gears never fail to confuse noobs. What does “overdrive” even mean? Will it hurt your truck? Click the “Read More” below to get the skinny on a mod that can help your Axial truck get its Billy Goat on.



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Gate Crashers

Bashing your scale truck is a ton of fun, but have you ever thought about competing with it? Any form of competition can be intimidating but you may be surprised at how much you enjoy it if you just give it a try! If you’ve ever thought about taking that new Axial Deadbolt or SCX10 to a comp but weren’t [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - How Does the Summit Fi…

Note – Yes, I know there was a huge Axial announcement this week. You’ll hear PLENTY about it very soon on BigSquidRC. It’s no secret that the crawling community is hard on Traxxas (then again, isn’t everyone these days?). Many hardcores have long felt slighted by the Big T. Suffice it to say, when discussion on the trail inevitably turns [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - I Wish I Was Waterproo…

Here’s a little secret for some of you guys – just because a vehicle isn’t “100% Waterproof®!” from the manufacturer doesn’t mean it will explode the moment it makes contact with the wet stuff. Many scalers work just fine in axle deep water without any modification whatsoever. I’ve blown way more stock servos on rocks than I have in shallow [...]


Cross-RC KC6 6x6 Truck

Cross-RC KC6 6X6 Off-Road Military Truck

While 4×4 is great out on the trail, 6×6 is even better for getting through those tough sections. One of the latest 6x6s to hit the market is from Cross-RC. Their new KC6 sports a military look and plenty of scale realism. Some of its features include- * Kit with unpainted one piece ABS body * Assembled gearbox, axles, and front [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Backpack, Backpack

The passing of Memorial Weekend means the unofficial start of summer. It also means scaling season is now in full swing! In an ongoing effort to educate newbie scalers, here’s a quick guide to something many people overlook until they are broke down in the woods – a backpack. I know I’ve mentioned a backpack in passing before, but I [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Cliff Cave Park Trail …

With beautiful weather on tap, last weekend my scaling club decided it would be a good time to explore a new trail. We hit up Cliff Cave Park, just south of St. Louis, MO (a popular spot with the Big Squid Bash Crew), and decided to run a very tight stretch of mountain bike trail to see what it held. [...]