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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Deal with Axle Tubes

Earlier this week Gmade announced they were releasing factory axle tube weights for their Sawback trucks and it got me thinking – hey, I’ve never talked about axle tubes! In all the popular scaler axle housings, the space between your pumpkin gears and axle tip is typically empty, save for the dog bone. The axle tube inserts into this area, therefore [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - What Exactly is "Scaling" Anyways…

Ever since the moniker of “scaler” was given to an r/c vehicle that closely resembled a full size off-road truck, the term “scaling” has been used to describe the process of going out and running them. But what exactly does it mean? I think the general accepted definition of scaling is “to go out on a trail run or go rock [...]

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BEAST II 6×6…. “Behind the Build”

When you first open the box you are just astonished at the sheer magnitude of all the cool looking pieces and dozens of screw bags and then it hits you… Where am I gonna put all this stuff during the build? What I opted to do was use my main workspace as the build area and then use my portable [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – DIY

For my money, one of the coolest things about the scaling genre is that even though it’s become super popular, with so many RTR’s readily available…it’s still a very Do It Yourself (DIY) type of thing. I’m not even really talking about the mass influx of kits. Yes, they are popular, but the same could be said about that in regards to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Hard Bodies vs. Lexan Shells

One of the most divisive subjects when it comes to scaling is what kind of body to use. No, I don’t mean Ford or Chevy, I mean fully interior’d, abs plastic or styrene hard bodies vs. standard lexan shells. Many of the truly hardcore types believe that a hard body is the only way to go for a “true” scaler. A [...]

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Axial Wraith Spawn – Kit build series

This year marks the 10 year anniversary for Axial Racing and with Axialfest looming in the near future as a celebration for all things Axial we thought why not celebrate the scale movement that this company all but created with a special Wraith Spawn build. We aren’t just going to build up the vanilla truck and tell you about it. (We [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Invasion of the Jeep Trucks

If you’re sick of standard looking Jeep Wrangler r/c bodies then there is good news on the horizon. Jeep truck bodies are about to invade your LHS! Before getting to the totally new stuff, a longtime favorite is making a comeback – the Pro-Line Jeep Comanche. The Comanche has been out of print for awhile and it’s cool to see PL firing up [...]

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The RC4WD BEAST II 6×6….Continued

Wow it seems like it was winter when I started this project and now that it has some finality to it (I stress the word some), I almost feel like a huge burden has lifted.  These words I clack away at my keyboard are bitter sweet, truth be told I am gonna miss this huge PIMA and am definitely a [...]

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Event Coverage – Goat Hill Scale Adventure Challenge

Nestled in the hills of Northwestern Missouri in the outskirts of Independence lies one of the best kept secrets in the world of scale crawlers. Goat Hill R/C Off Road Park is a privately owned scalers playground on the back lot of a goat farm from which the park takes it’s name. Hidden from prying eyes due to dense foliage [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Getting the Kids Involved

I think the most overlooked positive aspect of scaling is how kid friendly it is. There always seems to be a youngster or two tagging along at nearly any trail run I attend, all with wildly varying ages. Heck, my 4 year old daughter loves it when Daddy takes her along to wheel a review rig. The cool looks of a modern scale [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Be Nice To Your Hotel Room

It’s summer time and that means vacation. It also means that scaling season is in full swing, what with big events happening all over the country. Heck, Axialfest is just a month away. It’s now common for hobbyists to travel with their scaler while on holiday. Being a landlocked midwesterner, I loved the chance to take my SCX10 to the Florida coast [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Heavy Metal

Aluminum parts can add durability and bling to your crawler but they can run up your parts bill fast. Nowadays you can build popular trucks like the Axial SCX10 entirely out of aluminum/steel should you so choose, so suffice it to say there are a lot of options out there. Today I’m going to discuss what I think you should be [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Ranger Always Wins Redux

I’m getting close to two years here at Big Squid, and in that time nothing I’ve written has drawn out the gaggle of responses like my column last week discussing the perils of staying in good standing with your local park. Thank you to those who sent in questions, comments, and stories detailing your experiences fighting the good fight. I apparently touched [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Ranger Always Wins

If you’re into scaling odds are you’ve spent time at the local park hitting up the trails. There is also a good chance that you’ve met the local park ranger. Ah yes, the Park Ranger – Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Much like your significant other, if they ain’t happy then no one is happy (on the trail, that is). See, at most [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Destroyer Cometh

Before I get down to business, let me take a minute to wish everyone a very happy Memorial weekend. Thank you to those who do, have, or will serve…and especially to those who gave all. Perhaps my favorite r/c announcement of 2015 thus far was made last week (full details here) – Pro-Line announced their new Destroyer monster truck tire. While [...]

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