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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Imagine Scaling in the 90’s

When talking about modern amenities like brushless and lipo, I’ve often poked fun at how different scaling would be should those not exist. For laughs, let’s talk about what scaling probably would’ve been like, would it of gotten popular sometime in the 90’s. First of all, a big trail run would be a heck of a lot smaller than nowadays thanks to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Brushed vs Sensored Brushless Revisted

I thought it would be pertinent to tackle a topic that I once wrote something about 3 years ago, as where I was somewhat in the middle back then, I definitely have a solid opinion now. Back when I originally wrote that, my view was skewed towards using a high turn brushed motor on 3S power because it was cheaper and, in [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Lie in the Utility Bed That You Made

A long period of relative quiet has given way to a deluge of releases by Pro-Line. The coolest thing? It’s that sweet, sweet utility bed. (note, I’ll discuss the monster truck stuff in an upcoming Monster Truck Madness). I’m pretty numb to factory promo shots, having seen a million of them, but damn if that chase-style Ford sporting the new bed isn’t [...]

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Castle Slate Crawling Motors

Castle Creations Slate Crawling Motors

Do you have a rock crawler or scaler that needs a serious boost in power? Coming soon from Castle Creations are a line-up of 1406 Slate series rock crawling, scaler, and rock racing motors. The Slate motors are a sensored design for maximum precision out on the trail and range in kV from 1900 to 3800. These can fit in [...]

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Paul Willhite Pro-Line

Interview With Pro-Line’s Scale Guru Paul Willhite

With Pro-Line putting out more scale and rock crawling gear every day, we decided to reach out to Paul Willhite for an interview. Paul is the scale guru over at Pro-Line and we got with him to learn more about some of Pro-Line’s crawling tires, as well as their new Pro-Forge wheels and their upcoming “By The Fire” scale event. [...]

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Review – 1/12 ECX Barrage RTR

ECX is a brand name that bashers are very familiar with thanks to their reputation for putting out tough vehicles at low price points. They are now looking to make a splash in the scale crawler market with their RTR 1/12 Barrage from Horizon Hobby. In a time where small scale crawlers are red hot, the Barrage is something of an in-between [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Yin to my Yang

Earlier this week in my Monster Truck Madness column, I wrote about the importance of mental toughness when racing r/c monster trucks. If MT racing is my Yin, then scaling is my Yang. Where one is intense and draining (race days are long days), the latter helps me relax and is a great way to recharge my mind. Being out in nature [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Specifications on the HPI Venture FJ

It may of taken awhile, but the HPI Venture FJ is finally about to see release! Ahead of that, official specifications have come out and there are some interesting things to discuss, for sure. I’m going to hit on what I find to be the most interesting aspects of the rig, but you can view the whole spec sheet right here. It’s great [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Traxxas Scaler

You guys knew I’d be talking about the Traxxas truck this week, right? When I first saw the photos making their rounds last weekend, I actually thought it was a hoax at first. People have done this several times in regards to Traxxas releasing a scaler. It took awhile before I could confirm it was real, but yes, it was indeed. I [...]

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HPI Venture FJ Video

New HPI Racing Venture FJ Video From The Nuremburg Toy Fair

Frank and the HPI Racing crew have just posted a new video of the HPI Venture FJ. The video not only goes over some of the cooler aspects of the Venture’s chassis, but also includes some new action footage. Even more importantly, the video teases the latest release date for the Cruiser, which is now slated to start shipping this [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tire Wishlist

Last week Pro-Line made some headlines in announcing their boss looking 1.9″ Interco Bogger tire. The gigantic mud tires got me thinking about what tires I’d like to see done in the future. Many popular off-road tires have already been replicated in r/c size; some, like by several companies even, like the aforementioned Boggers. Still, there are pieces of rubber out [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - 2.4 ghz Radios Made Modern Scaling Pos…

I was recently at a local racing facility bumming around when I happened to see a relic of a bygone era hanging on the wall- a Frequency Board. That really brought back memories! For those unaware of what a frequency board is/was, it’s a big piece of wood that has clothespins hanging on it. Each section is labeled with a specific frequency of [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Yar, Thar Be Pirates In These Waters

Piracy within the scaler community has gotten pretty crazy of late. No, I don’t mean someone has mounted a Galleon hull to a solid axle truck – though I’m sure someone has done that – it’s foreign made, blatant rip-off parts that I’m talking about. This has always been a thing within the hobby. Heck, last month while Christmas shopping [...]

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HRC Crawler XL Inflatable 2.2" Tires

HRC Crawler XL Inflatable Tires

Just announced by HRC Racing are Crawler XL Inflatable Tires. Yes, you heard that right, the new tires from HRC are inflatable, just like those on your full sized rig. The HRC tires come pre-mounted and are 2.2″ in size. The tires can be aired up using a simple bicycle pump and pressure can be adjusted to give you optimal [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser RTR Review

RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser RTR Review

The scale crawling scene is blazing hot right now, to help feed the fire RC4WD is releasing a RTR version of the Gelande II with a Cruiser Body Set. We have been lucky enough to receive an early release unit to bash at our pleasure. Actually, we haven’t been “bashing” it as much as we’ve been using it for what [...]

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