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THE Cub Report- Version 12.12.2010, It’s All Abo…

Yet another week has flown right by in our hobby, welcome back to THE Cub Report. In some areas of our country, it’s blizzard conditions, in others (Hawaii anyone?) it’s a perfect 80 degrees. Inside the exceedingly well lit and remarkably well appointed BigSquid offices it’s always 72 degrees. We hope wherever you may be that it’s perfect rc weather. Months [...]

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Lutz to Run Team Tekin Electronics

While we don’t cover race news or results, we do sometimes mention where the big name drivers are getting their pay checks from now and then. Team Tekin just announced that Ryan Lutz will be using a full setup of Tekin Electronics in his Durango vehicle. Head over to the Team Tekin Website for info.

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R/C Around the Web - Distribution does not imply e…

Photo of the Week:Serious fun under a menacing sky by Howard Elton Build Log: A radio controlled gaming PC?  On tank tracks?  With mechanical grabbing arm?  Awesome. ‘Nother Build Log: 1/6 scale Dodge Ram – Those New Bright toys are a good source of great looking, large scale bodies. Going Mainstream?: Apparently Toys ‘R’ Us is selling Traxxas trucks (and Venom and [...]

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RC4WD – Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Tires

Looking for a tire for those Top Truck Challenges? This new RC4WD tire might be what you need. The Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC 1.9″ offroad tire is a replica of the full scale Baja Claw TTC tire. It’s a licensed tire, and will run you about $25 a pair. Visit RC4WD for more info!

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Axial Truck on Mythbusters!

So last night while watching Mythbusters, we had another RC ON TV sighting! They were trying to cause a truck to flip similar to a scene in the Hellboy movie where something smashes the front end of a truck, and the vehicle flips end over end. Mythbusters does a lot of RC, but usually [...]

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Losi Mini SCT in Stronghold colors

Another set of team colors joins Losi‘s stable of Mini SCTs.  The Stronghold Motorsports Team, (who, a few montsh ago, signed on Jeremy McGrath for driving duties next season) now has a minified version of their LOORS, Rob Naughton piloted, Pro-2 truck thanks to the gang at Losi.  As with the other Mini SCTs, the Stronghold edition is RTR with [...]

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Schumacher Becomes UK NOVAROSSI Distributor

News from Schumacher Racing is that they are now the official distributor of NOVAROSSI engines in the UK. So if your looking for a power plant, and you are in the UK, you know where to go. Head over to the Schumacher Racing site for more details.

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Team Durango DESC410R in Production

Word from Team Durango is that their short course truck called the DESC410R is now going into production! They are finishing off the final steps of packaging and it will be ready to go! The Team Durango folks have been making waves in the higher end buggy market, it will be interesting to see how they do in the [...]

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ASK Cub Reporter, A Weekly Q & A Session- Version …

You have questions, we have answers, you have issues, we’ve got your tissues. ========== “To whom it may concern; you may want to revise your test results & testing methods in the 4s lipo shootout… Capacity test: You put the turnigy lipo in last place because it had the lowest mah capacity; that’s utterly ridiculous. That’s like scoring a Ferrari higher because its [...]

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Motor City Motors RC Cars on TV!

What is becoming a weekly post around here lately, we saw another RC car special on TV! This time, the show Motor City Motors on HD Theater tried to create a full size RC car. What makes this different from most full size RC cars, was they were given an electric fork lift to start out with. During [...]

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Traxxas Spartan street date.

Mark your calendars.  December 16th, just in time for Christmas, the Traxxas Spartan brushless deep-v will be available, and for a reasonable $399.99.  We got a good look at this appropriately candy cane colored monster at iHobby, so check out the gallery below then bust out your pencil and paper and start writing your wish list to Robot Santa Claus [...]

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DirtChamp Design Timing System Info

Not that long ago we mentioned the DirtChamp Designs IR Timing system. They recently released a little more info on their system specs. Rum times greater than 12 hours (for those endurance events). IR range of 4-7 meters with Bluetooth range greater than 100 meters. The system is design to be a wireless solution to be able so you can [...]

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Trackseekers Indoor RC Track Opening

A week or so ago we mentioned the Trackseekers Flowood Indoor RC Track in Flowood, MS. They recently let us know that their official ribbon cutting is Thursday December 9th, 2010 and their Grand Opening Toy’s for Tots race is Saturday December 11th, 2010! The place sounds amazing, and the pics on the site look good. If [...]

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Core RC has a new budget radio

Are you a lover of 2-stick radios?  Do pistol grips just not push your buttons?  Have you been waiting around for a budget 2.4 GHz radio in the form-factor you prefer?  Wait no more, Core RC is here with their new CODE Sport 2.4 GHz FHSS radio.  This low-cost, 2-stick wonder is about as bare-bones as you can get in [...]

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Rodney Wills Goes to Axial!

Good friend of Big Squid RC, Rodney Wills (seen here in a blurry shot with yours truly) has left HPI Racing and headed off to Axial! Rodney had been with HPI for a while, and I think it’s an interesting move in the RC industry. It reminds me of another recent Axial addition. It’s great to see [...]

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