If you haven’t already decided on which transmitters to review, I’d like to ask that you include the Traxxas TQi system and possibly the FlySky GT3-B. I own the GT3-B and very interested in the TQi for the telemetry capability. I do race, but pretty much just dirt oval (Slash MDM and Open 2wd) at Maryville Raceway in Illinois when time allows. The FlySky seems to be adequate for me at this time, but I could really use the telemetry for motor temperature during the race. Love the site and definitely love the shootout reviews. Keep up the good work!!
Craig De B.
Cubby- Hey what’s up Craig? Thanks for the question, shoot us your snail mail so we can cut ya some stickers.
Maryville Raceway is a cool oval track in the Eastern St Louis metro. It’s not huge, but it is normally very well kept with a nice banking. They also have a cool crew of regs there. I haven’t been there for a couple of years, thanks for the little reminder that I need to get back out there. Tell Cliff I said hello.
And yes indeed, the HobbyPartz FlySky FS-GT3B transmitter is on the list for the shootout, in fact we’ve received a crazy amount of emails requesting it for the shootout. I’ve never seen a low end transmitter create so much buzz before, I can’t wait to see how it stacks up.
And… yes indeed the Traxxas TQi is on the list. Whether or not it makes it into the shootout is another matter. Personally I’m not a fan of it, but we have staffers who are. The ergo’s just don’t work for me, and I am not a fan of its weight distribution with an iPhone attached, but that’s just me.
It would be awesome if you reviewed some Pro-Line Badlands SC tires. Your reviews are the best!
Cubby- What’s up Joshua? Thanks for the email.
About the Pro-Line Badlands SC’s, we use quite a few of those around the office, most recently on our Helion Dominus. There are guys around the office that prefer other tires for pure bashing, but after having driven the Badlands I gotta say those things freak’n PWN on dirt. They get greater than expected mechanical grip on hard pack, and those suckers are missile launchers on loam. Seriously, the roost those things put off is quite impressive. What about a review on them? That would take some actual work on my part and to be honest I am quite the lazy type, but I’ll see what I can do for ya.
About our reviews, thanks for the props. Luckily we have the freedom to actually rail on product that sucks. Most of the stuff we get in is actually pretty good, but I hear we have a couple reviews coming down the pike that are just plain ugly (HPI Bullet, cough, cough, Traxxas Funny Car cough, cough).
First off, big fan of the website. I check every day for updates, rants and reviews. Great team and great stuff you guys do!
I’d like to offer a different perspective on the “Handicap” timing systems discussed on the Cub Report (7-2-12).
First of all, I was a racing noob only a few months ago (Jan) and there are some really fast guys at our local track during our weekly races, the drivers that win just about every week. I joined the 4×4 class because it’s the most fun in my opinion, lots of fast guys, fast trucks and a great turnout every single week.