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Pro-Line Flat Iron 1.9 XL

Pro-Line Flat Iron 1.9″ XL G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

Go big with the new XL sized 1.9″ Flat Iron scale tires from Pro-Line. The new XLs are larger in diameter to make it easy to get over tough obstacles and are molded in Pro-Line’s soft G8 compound. Their large lug pattern with siping also helps to give them the perfect amount of flex when you pound the throttle. The [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser Kit Review

With the r/c scale movement white hot, previously niche manufacturer RC4WD is quickly becoming a household name among hobbyists. Their latest release, the Gelande II Cruiser, channels the spirit of one of the most famous off-roaders in automotive history, the legendary Toyota FJ40. Is the Cruiser a runner or just a looker? Read on to find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Gelande II Cruiser Unboxing [...]

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JConcepts Scaling Tires

JConcepts Has New Scaling Tires

JConcepts has introduced two new tires for the scaling/trailing/crawling crowd. First up are Scorpios, a 1.9″ all terrain tire. The Scorpios tread design has a very scale look to turn heads out on the trail, while its extra tall size and profile help you get over tough terrain. The second new tires are called Ruptures. The Ruptures are also 1.9″ in [...]

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TheToyz.com Scale RC Garage

Winter Project - Building A Scale Garage with TheToyz.c…

Some areas of the world are having great weather right now, but other places, like right here in Chicago, aren’t so lucky. In fact, we’ve had a rather long and nasty winter this year, filled with plenty of -5 degree days with a foot (or more!!!) of snow still on the ground. To help get us through our winter time blues, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Pulling Truck Questions

This week I’m tackling a question sent to me by a reader. Big Squid, I was interested in getting into the RC pulling trucks and was curious where to shop for one? I have seen pictures of some of your all stuff and like them a lot. I have searched different places and can’t seem to find anything. Nitro or electric? I’m most interested in [...]

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Cajun Commander Brushless Airboat

AquaCraft Cajun Commander 1/10th Brushless Airboat RTR

Ready for a boat that can go virtually anywhere? Airboats are well known for their ability to travel not only over water, but also over snow and land. For you airboat fans, cue the new Cajun Commander from AquaCraft. The Cajun Commander comes on a tough ABS hull and has some pretty cool scale detailing from front to back. Some [...]

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Product Spotlight – RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher Tires

As a few of you longtime readers may be aware of, I’m a big fan of mud trucks. So when I saw the new RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher announcement a couple months ago, you know I was clicking the “ADD TO CART” button on their site before I even finished reading the description. So here’s the funny thing. Mud tires (much [...]

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Killerbody RC Alfa Romeo

Killerbody RC Alfa Romeo 155 GTA Body

The crew over at Killerbody RC are up to it again with another sharp looking on-road body. Their latest is an Alfa Romeo 155 GTA. This is modeled after the Alfa 155 that was homologated for DTM Supertouring racing over in Europe during the early ’90s. This is a fully finished (pre-painted) body made to fit most touring cars and [...]

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Capo Racing Jeep Wrangler 1/8th

Capo Racing 1/8th Jeep Wrangler 4×4

Pushing the envelope of scale realism, that is exactly what the new 1/8th Jeep Wrangler 4×4 from Capo Racing does. What does the Capo Jeep have that most other scale rigs don’t? How about reclining seats, doors/tailgate/hood that opens and shuts, and an incredibly detailed scale engine compartment. This big 8th scale beast also has a linear steering wheel and [...]

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Drift Itch – Scale Drift Tracks

I think that the one thing that has grabbed and held me with RC drifting is the scale aspect of it. More and more you see scale drifters decked out with intercoolers, mirrors, wipers, lights, and it doesn’t stop with the cars. The tracks some of these clubs are constructing to drift on are beyond real. Rumble strips, guard rails, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – My Visit to the Great Train Expo

We are taking a break from standard r/c stuff to talk about the original scaler; the model train. I had the pleasure of attending the Great Train Expo last weekend, which took place right up the road from me in Saint Charles, MO. This event is part tradeshow, part exhibition carnival and part flea market. Among the super detailed displays [...]

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RC4WD Gelande 2 Cruiser Unboxing

Just last week the folks at RC4WD announced their latest and greatest uber scale builder’s kit, the Gelande 2 Cruiser. As you can see, the truck comes as a kit with several sections preassembled (axles, transmission and transfer case most notably). The star of the show is the injection molded Cruiser body, inspired by the legendary Toyota FJ60. Yep, the body [...]

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Cubby Quadcopter Shovel

THE Cub Report, 02.09.2015, Version- The New Normal (Pa…

There are tons of good people in our hobby, but we also have our fair share of old-school hard-heads. You know who I’m talking about, the people that had a meltdown against brushless motors and LiPo batteries, and are now losing their minds over scale realism. Last week we posted our review of the ESS-One Engine Sound module. While many hobbyists [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Applying a Vinyl Wrap to a Wraith…

Happy Friday! I made a post last week about getting a custom wrap for my Axial Wraith Spawn from the folks at FreqEskinz, and late last week a UPS box showed up at my door. What came out of the package is what you see above – a fresh sheet-o-stickers. For those curious on how a vinyl wrap is installed, [...]

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BigDog 1/10 Dual Axle Scale Boat Trailer

RC4WD BigDog 1/10 Dual Axle Scale Boat Trailer

After posting news about three new boats hitting the market this week, everyone in the BigSquidRC office is itching to go boat bashing. But how do we get a new rc boat to the lake? RC4WD has announced a new 1/10th Scale Dual Axle Boat Trailer. Like most everything in the RC4WD line-up, the boat trailer is very scale realistic [...]

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