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Cubby Crawler Shootout

THE Cub Report – Here Comes The Hotstepper

Well hello there rc fanatics, welcome to BigSquidRC and to THE Cub Report. My name is Cubby, and well, I love talking ’bout the hobby, shall we jump right in? I am gonna start off this week with some Pro-Line love. For those of you that like to travel, P-L’s By The Fire scale crawling event is coming right up. By [...]


LiPo Cubby

ASK Cubby- More Of Your Questions, Less Of My Answers

“Towerhobbies in the EU!!!!!!!!!!! Hello and thanks to everyone at BigSquidRC, you guys really puts down a ton of work for us hobbyists. MUCH appreciated! I´m on your website a few times every day, and have been for a couple of years to keep myself “up to date” in the rc world. Back in the day (early 2000) I used to do [...]


Fort Cubby

THE Cub Report – Reminiscing The T-Maxx Era

Ya know, there was a time not all that long ago when our industry was growing. Growing like crazy in fact! The time period goes from right around 1999 when the original T-Maxx was released, to around 2007 where a general economic downswing in America put a big damper on the runaway growth of our hobby. The other day the [...]


Pitrow Cubby

ASK Cubby – The Week In Your Letters

“Leisure Hours Cubby, Is Leisure Hours in Chicago really going out of business? If it is that sucks, probably the best track in the entire country! Francis T.” Cubby- Yo hey Francis, thanks for writing in. Oh and, don’t forget, a snail mail for a sticker pack bro Ya, so I think it is just another sign of the times in the rc industry. And [...]


cubby typhon

THE Cub Report – This Week In RC

Hello there rc people, welcome to a brand spank’n new week in the lovely hobby of rc. I am Cubby, and this is my report… So how about Nuremburg? Like most (read- all) of the other rc trade shows, the Toy Fair wasn’t nearly as busy as it was just a scant few years ago. And while companies like Tamiya, Traxxas, [...]


Cubby RC Shootout

ASK Cubby – Yet Another Questionable Thursday

“Transmitters (Spektrum vs Futaba) Hey there Cubby, I am in the market for a new Transmitter. I originally wanted to get a Futaba 3PV, but thanks to Big Squid RC I now am very interested in the Spektrum DX5 Rugged. You stated the Spektrum has a ton of Range, but the Question is, has the Futaba 3PV more Range? Is there a (noticable) [...]


Statue Cubby

THE Cub Report – Here Comes The Toy Fair

Hello there fellow rc enthusiasts, I am Cubby and this is my report. This week is a big one for our industry as the Nuremburg Toy Fair kicks off in just a matter of hours! Many of the biggest names in rc are in Germany this week to show off their latest and greatest, while a number of other big [...]


Cubby Rocky Mountain Show 2017

ASK Cubby – You Find My Email, I Lose My Mind

“UK RC scene Well, where do I start? I guess my main vent and question is….. Why aren’t more rc companies investing in the European market? Yes we have arrma and have always had the legend that is Schumacher over here in blighty, but I would like to see a shift in investment from the US to a UK/European market! It [...]


Road Trip Cubby

THE Cub Report – RC Des Nations 2020

That’s right folks, RC Des Nations is what I am laying out for you guys this week. Some people (motocross riders) will know exactly what I am talking about already. For those that do not, well, keep on scrolling down... I guess I should probably start off with what Motocross Des Nations is. Every year, lets say around 20’ish countries send [...]


Denver Cubby

ASK Cubby – The Questions Roll In, I Duck Out

“FPV Question Hi Cubby, my name is Jason and I drive FPV constantly. For years you have said that FPV is the next big thing in rc and I totally agree with you as I love the added dimension of realism. My question is why has it not taken off yet? Jason H.” Cubby- Ya know Jason, that really is a great question. [...]


X-Mas Party Cubby

THE Cub Report – Well Hello There 2019!

So hello there friends, hobbyists, industry insiders, etc, welcome to THE Cub Report. As is my “norm”, we are early here in 19′, a time when I’ve been talking to other industry people to try and get a feel for what the marketplace might be like this year. So what might the industry have waiting for us in the coming [...]


Honda Ask Cubby

ASK Cubby – New Year, New Picture

“Picture For the love of God Cubby, can we please have a new ASK Cubby picture? Gene L.” Cubby- Well howdy there Gene, thanks so much for the handy dandy email. I will put it right here in the huge stack labeled “PLEASE GET A NEW ASK CUBBY PIC”. LOL But seriously, shoot me your snail mail for a sticker pack. And because [...]


Sunset Cubby

The Cub Report – Lost…

I had a big “What to expect in 2019” Cub Report planned for this week as I traditionally do on the first week of a new year, but it will have to wait another 7 days. You see, I lost a reader last week. Actually, you know me, I probably lost us hundreds of readers last week alone, but, I [...]


Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – 2019 Questions, 1919 Answers

“Small scale crawler advise Cubby, Long time reader first time writer. I love crawlers and I love my kids. My two oldest (2 and 4) and I love ‘crawling before bed’ each night. We set up a course in their room and challenge each other. It’s a blast and I love seeing them develop so many practical skills at such a young [...]


Rugged Cubby

THE Cub Report – Well Hello There 2019!

WOW, 2018 will go down as arguably the craziest year ever for the rc industry! From start to finish, 2018 was filled with awesome highs, and absolutely terrible lows. I won’t beat around the bush here, 2018 will mostly be known as the year that industry leader Hobbico was snatched up by long time rival Horizon Hobby, but there were [...]