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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Is Axial the Top Dog?

Hola everyone. Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary of Everybody’s Scalin’. Yeah, I can’t believe the Squid crew has put up with me for two years either. The best part about doing this each week? My wife has an English degree from a top flight, hoity toity university while I’m just a doofus that plays with toys….yet I’m the person with a weekly [...]

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More STRC Blue Anodized Option Parts for the Axial Yeti

STRC has announced another round of aluminum upgrade parts for the Axial Yeti with Blue Anodizing. This is a lighter shade of blue to match the stock Yeti RTR body. #STA80034B CNC Machined Aluminum Shock Collars (4 pcs) for Axial Yeti, EXO, Wraith. Blue Anodized $14.99 #STA80035B CNC Machined Aluminum Shock Caps (4 pcs)r Axial Yeti, EXO, Wraith. Blue [...]

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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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SSD 2 Speed Transmission Conversion for Axial Yeti

Need a little more top end from your Axial Yeti? The folks from SSD RC have announced a new 2 Speed Transmission Conversion for the Axial Yeti. Features: * Hardened steel gears and shafts * Hardened steel gear shift mechanism * CNC machined aluminum shift servo mounts * Direct fit into Axial Yeti transmission and chassis * High gear is faster than the stock gear [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Axial RECON G6 Addit…

As the calendar creeps forward to spring, the folks behind the Axial RECON G6 scale adventure series are prepping for what they hope will be another banner year. If you aren’t familiar with what exactly a RECON G6 is, check out an interview I did last spring with head honcho Brian Parker. Axial also has a nice write-up on their [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Best Shots of 2014

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! It’s been pretty slow around these parts due to the holidays (I’m also at the mercy of the USPS waiting on parts for 3 different trucks) so to bide some time here is a big gallery showcasing some of my favorite shots from 2014. I had a very busy year taking parts [...]

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Unboxing – Axial Yeti Kit

Recently got our Axial Yeti Kit in hand, time to open it up and see what’s inside. Glad to see the skull heads in there, always a favorite! Lots and LOTS of parts in these bags. The weight of the box felt like a RTR, can’t wait to get started. Click Right Here get more details on the kit over at [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – A Look Back at 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, I think it’s time for a bit of reflection. This was the year when the budding scale movement of 2012 and 2013 officially turned into a raging fire across all of r/c land. It’s not just scale crawlers either. Many bashing vehicles have now fallen in line with the trend and at the very [...]

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Everybooooo's Spookin' For the Weekend - Things That Crawl I…

Happy Halloween to you and yours! This week we are looking at things that go bump in the night! Running your scaler at night is extremely fun and if you’ve never tried it you really should. It’s becoming more and more popular for clubs to take to the trails after the sun has gone down. The difficulty factor is upped considerably [...]

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Here's the servo with the offending gear removed, ready for replacement. Notice the rubber seal which I made sure to put back on.

Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Rebuilding a Hitec 564…

Crawling/scaling can be really hard on servos. Not only are they expected to turn heavy, weighted tires on unforgiving rock, but most of the time there is no servo saver attached. Yep, direct horns are the only way most crawlers roll (versus using a saver that will give) leaving the servo unprotected to absorb the brunt of what’s thrown at [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Hot Doggin’

Axial shared the above photo the other day on their official facebook page and it has since spread like wildfire across the interwebs. While I wouldn’t just normally shamelessly lift something from there, this is something you all should see. Apparently the owner of a paralyzed dachshund took matters into his own hands to outfit his little buddy with a [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Trigger Time with the …

I’ve had a weird relationship with the Axial Yeti. I was caught up in the hype when it was announced a few months ago and had one on pre-order. As time went on (and ship dates were pushed back) I gradually started changing my mind and finally cancelled to take a “wait and see” approach. Hey, like many of you [...]

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Pro-Line Upgrades the Axial Yeti

The Axial Yeti is arguably the most eagerly awaited release since the Traxxas Slash. Now that they are hitting consumer hands, the folks at Pro-Line have done a short article on some simple hop-ups to make the Yeti an even better off-road machine. In their article the Pro-line crew shows you how to mount upgrade front shocks, new tie-rods, and [...]

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Axial Yeti Pre-Run Check List

A lot of people are starting to get their Axial Yeti’s in hand! Woo Hoo! We can’t wait to start seeing more of them at bash spots tearing it up! We want to let everyone know what Axial has put out a cool little Pre-Run check list for you! Yes you, with the new clean Yeti! It covers stuff like [...]

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Video – Pro-Line Interco Super Swamper XL Tires

For you scaling and serious off-road fans, Pro-Line has put out a video showcasing their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 2.2″ tires. Watch as our friend Gerardo Gonzalez talks you through the features of their new tires, plus for the bashing action at the end. The new XLs fit a wide variety of 2.2″ wheels and have the extra [...]

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