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Integy CF310 Scale Crawler

Integy CF310 Trail Roller Scale Crawler

Can I tell you a little something about Brian our Editor in Chief? Like a moth to a flame, he is attracted to bling. In fact, a lot of hobbyists are all about fancy aluminum parts. If you are a bling-fanatic, Integy recently announced the CF310 Trail Roller Scale Crawler. From nose to tail, the CF310 is full of aluminum [...]

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Orlandoo Hunter Jeep Rubicon 1/35

Orlandoo Hunter 1/35 Jeep Rubicon Micro Crawler

The folks over at Asiatees Hobbies and at rcMart have just released pictures of the new Orlandoo Hunter Jeep Rubicon Micro Crawler. The Orlandoo Jeep comes in at a tiny 1/35th scale, but is aimed at a blazing hot market right now, micro crawling. With micro crawling getting ready to explode this winter, the Orlandoo Jeep should make a great [...]

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GMade R1 Rock Buggy RTR

GMade R1 Rock Buggy RTR

Looking to do some hardcore crawling but don’t have the time to build a kit from the ground up? New from GMade is the RTR Version of the R1 Rock Buggy. The R1 RTR was designed for serious crawling and comes completely built and ready to hit the rocks. Here are some of its highlights- * Comes with 2.4GHz radio, high [...]

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Redcat Clawback 5th Scale Rock Crawler

Redcat Racing 1/5 Clawback Rock Crawler

Have you ever been on the trail and come upon a section that is simply impassable? Ever wish you had a truck big enough to get over an extra tough rock/limb/root section? If so, Redcat Racing has a new truck for you, the Clawback. The Clawback is HUGE, it is a 1/5th scaler that measures in with a whopping 650mm [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Mt. Rushmore of Scalers

It’s one of my favorite Fridays of the year- the kickoff to Labor Day Weekend! That means fall is about to arrive, complete with football, apple cider, and habitable temperatures. So with that in mind, let’s do something a little different. I had a fun conversation with friends awhile back where we were discussing- “If there was a Mt. Rushmore of [...]

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Pro-Line Ambush Review

THE Pro-Line Ambush Scale Crawler Review

Pro-Line is a name synonymous with winning races. However, in recent years, they have expanded their scope. First came their short course truck, then a buggy conversion, then the incredible PRO-MT that was named our vehicle of the year. Now they have expanded their horizon even further with the 1/25 Ambush RTR Scale Crawler. The Ambush is full of scale [...]

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RC4WD MOA Comp Crawler

RC4WD Bully II MOA RTR And MOA Comp Crawler Kit

Now here is some big news for the competition rock crawling scene, Two New Comp Rigs from RC4WD. First up is the Bully II MOA RTR. That’s right, soon you’ll be able to buy a RTR hardcore crawler that is ready to kick butt and take names right out of the box. The Bully II MOA has a carbon fiber [...]

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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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TFL Racing Front Motor Crawler Chassis

TFL Racing Front Motor Crawler Chassis

For all you scale and rock crawling enthusiasts, TFL Racing has announced a pretty cool item- a Front Motor Crawler Chassis. The highlight of the truck is a very trick front motor mount that gives the truck more of a full scale look than many of the other offerings on the market. It also comes with a high-tech carbon fiber [...]

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Review – RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR

When it comes to uber-scale, RC4WD is known as the leader in the hobby. They recently updated a¬†vehicle that in many ways is their flagship rig; the Trail Finder 2. Can this leaf spring equipped ‘Yota take a beating? Let’s find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Trail Finder 2 RTR Unboxing Pictures: BSRC RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR Unboxing Review By: Doug Welker Pictures By: [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Keep Moving Forward

If you aren’t moving forward then you are either standing still or going backwards. Here at Big Squid we like to think we are always moving ahead. At the very least we certainly try. Scale trucks have always been sort of an oddity around here when it comes review time. When driven in comparison to your standard track/basher vehicle they are [...]

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Axial Trail Breaker Electric Motor

Axial Trail Breaker Rebuildable Electric Motors

While brushless has completely taken over the bashing world, there is still a place where the controlled power of brushed motors still rules, in crawling. New from Axial Racing are a pair of Rebuildable Brushed Motors. Axial is offering 35 and 55 turn units to give your off-road rig precise power while out on the trail. * Balanced commutator * Brushes can [...]

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ECX 24th Temper Crawler RTR

ECX 1/24th Temper Rock Crawler

Ever want to set up a crawling course on your kitchen table and invite the crew over for some driving? Well now you can with the tiny 1/24th Scale ECX Temper. With a length of just 6.5″ the 1/24th Temper is so small that you can set up a rock crawling course virtually anywhere. Everything you need to get driving [...]

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RC4WD Killer Krawler 2 Kit

RC4WD 1/4 Scale Killer Krawler 2 Kit

Go big or go home, that is the American way. New from RC4WD is the 1/4 Scale Killer Krawler 2 Kit. The Killer Krawler 2 has a length of 29.5″, a width of 23.6″, and weighs in at over 11 lbs. With size like that, it should make short work of your local rock crawler course, or easily run over [...]

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Losi Nightcrawler 2.0

Losi Nightcrawler 2.0 RTR 1/10 Rock Crawler

Featuring a LED light bar, LED rock lights, and waterproof electronics, the new Losi Nightcrawler 2.0 is ready for just about anything you can throw at it. Some of the highlights of the 2.0 version include- * Heavy duty 21t worm-drive * Optimized for crawling LiPo compatible ESC * 35 turn brushed crawling motor * High torque servo * Zero Ackerman steering * New battery tray [...]

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