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Axial SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck 2

Everybody’s Scalin’ – All About the SMT10

Axial has done it. There is finally a legit, ready to run solid axle monster truck about to hit the market. This has been a loooooong time coming. First off, many long time readers know I love monster trucks. Look, I love scale 4×4’s and trailing….but I LOOOOOVE me some monster trucks. Full size monsters are my first memory as a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]

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RC Oahu Trigger RWD Chassis – Japan exclusive

Following up on last week’s The Cub Report, let’s take a look at RC Oahu’s Trigger chassis. This one is said to be limited to 50 units and brings a few tweaks to popular trends in the drift scene.

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Fun With Scaling Stereotypes

Many of us that have been trailing for a good amount of time seem to see the same type of personalities come and go – ESPECIALLY those in a club or group. I figure the time is right to poke some fun at the stereotypes that have cropped up over the years. And before I get any angry e-mails, please remember this [...]

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Yokomo RWD YD2 On Tour – First Peak!

If you follow professional RC drifting you know that Yokomo‘s YD2 dominated the RWD

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Pandora RC – Toyota Altezza BN Sports drift body

Pandora RC recently released the Toyota ALTEZZA/BN Sports 1:10 drift body. Better known as the Toyota IS 300 in the USA. BN Sports is a top shelf 1:1 aero parts and tuning company, and has been partnering with Pandora RC to put out these highly modified body shells that come with a full body kit included – no need to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Traveling With Your Scaler Responses

Two weeks ago I posted that I planned to go on vacation with my scaler, and asked if any experienced readers had tips to share. Boy, did you guys ever come out in force! Thank you to everyone who replied. Here are a couple I find particularly informative. The first was from Daniel S. He is part of the RC4WD Recon G6 team [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Tamiya, Where Art Thou…

Before getting into the topic at hand, big kudos to RC4WD for hiring Richard Trujillo and John Thornton. While I do not know either personally, I have been following their work for years via message boards. Trujillo is also especially notable as of late because he is the brains behind the Vaterra Ascender. Huge get for RC4WD. Ok, back to our [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Travelin’ Man

My wife and I have booked a week long northern California trip for this fall, so naturally the first thing to hit my mind was “How can I get my scaler out there safely so I can trail in the mountains?” This is the question that many of us ask when heading to a vacation destination with cool terrain. I blame [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II RTR D90 Truck Kit 4

Everybody's Scalin' - Kits, Kits, They're Good For Your Hear…

There have been several big kit announcements recently, and with them have come a good amount of reader feedback. In response to our blurb about the RR10 Bomber kit, one reader wrote- “The prices of kits are too damn high!”- Neal S. Now look, before saying anything else, Neal is a long time BSRC reader and fan. He’s a good dude [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Next Generation

Like many of you out there, I have an SCX10 II pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting the shipping notice. And while waiting on the post man is never a good thing, it does give me a minute to wax poetic about where things stand right now in this corner of the industry. I view the SCX10 II as the jumping off [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – They Call Me the Squeaker

We’ve all been on a run with The Squeaker. You know, the person whose vehicle makes an incessant SKREE SKREE SKREE on every revolution of the motor. Depending on the severity, this ranges from “slightly annoying” to “please kill me now”. While not necessarily the result of a serious problem, this sound is the hallmark cry of a poorly maintained vehicle with odds better [...]

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RC4WD Camo Mojave 2 Body TF2 3

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Body Musings

A body is everything in r/c these days, especially when it comes to an RTR. Compared to, oh I dunno, say 15 years ago when almost everything came with a generically striped & painted unlicensed lid, today’s stuff is downright mind blowing. Manufacturers all across the board, whether makers of touring cars, off-road buggies, or (of-course) scalers, are all trying to [...]

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RC4WD Flat Nasty Fallout Recon-G6

Flat Nasty Off-road Park hosted the Missouri edition of the Recon G6 for the 2nd year in a row and for good reason. Nestled in southern Missouri Flat Nasty features some incredible terrain weather you like to wheel 1:1 crawlers, ATVs and UTVs and even the rock bouncers stop by to huck themselves at Missouri’s southern hills on occasion. Its [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – When Roll Bars Ruled the Earth

When I finally nabbed an RC4WD Trail Finder 2 a couple months back, the first thing I did was add the bitchin’ light bar and auxilary lighting system made for it. While they are truly nice pieces, a full review isn’t necessarily called for. However, me being me, a rant celebrating yester-year in their stead IS completely necessary. I’m a simple guy [...]

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