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ASK Cubby

“Dearest Cubby,

This year my entire family has decided to make my house THE house for Thanksgiving dinner. Any suggestions on how to cook a turkey with an rc car?


Terry G.”

Cubby- At first, I thought it might be a really bad idea to took a turkey with an rc car. However, I hate, I mean absolutely despise, family coming over and destroying my house, so actually it might be a great idea. Why is that? Because cooking a turkey with an rc car is a terrible and dangerous idea, perfect for running away unwanted mother-in-laws.

Please note that the instructions I am about to give will leave you with a poisoned turkey and might very well burn your entire house to the ground. But here we go…

Grab an rc car, any rc car that you have, but preferably one that you don’t care is about to die a violent death. Insert the biggest LiPO pack you have, 6-12S is recommended. Insert battery into car and place in oven. Now grab your turkey and place in oven next to the car. Run battery charger leads into oven and plug into battery. Set charger on NiMH and hit enter. Eventually this will overcharge the LiPO, sending the pack into thermal runaway, and basically create a nuclear disaster in your oven. It will also create heat, a lot of it, enough to cook at least a small portion of your bird. The toxic smoke emitted by the LiPO fire will render the bird poisonous, as well as most of the air in your house. Expect to have to call the fire department during all this, but hey, at least this forces all those annoying relatives out of your house, and never again will they decide that your house is THE house to hold a Thanksgiving dinner.

Ok, for those of you that listen to EVERYTHING I suggest, PLEASE do not attempt the above advice.

“R/C Truck or Tractor

Hi, this is Becky S. and I am in search of a R/C Truck or Tractor for my son. He has a pulling obscession. I will start by saying he is only 6 but, is very mature for his age. He is wanting a r/c pulling truck or tractor for Christmas. I have been searching the internet for countless hours trying to find something that he will like and I can afford. He prefers Tractors but, I have come to the conclusion that there is none so he is also into truck pulling as well so if I can find one of these that would be great. I am just looking to get him set up in some kind of starter truck. We are not looking for anything for competition…yet…I was wondering if you could either e-mail me or call me. I really was not wanting to spend over $300 or $400 dollars. Not sure if this is even possible but, I would love to talk with someone who knows a little more about it.

Thank you for your time and any input you could help me with

Becky S.”

Cubby- Yo hey Becky S, thanks for the email.

RC pulling is a very, veryyyy small genre in our hobby, therefore you won’t find many pulling products for sale. From having attended a half dozen rc pulling events in the last couple of years, most of the machines at these events are hand made, extremely specialized, and expensive. Certainly the ones I’ve seen are very capable of pulling hundreds of pounds, but all that ability comes from some serious monetary input.

It is cool to hear that your son is into pulling. And… I do have one affordable option for you, the Tamiya RC Farm King, the RTR version (just needs batteries and a charger) goes for $265 on Tower Hobbies. Now… on the downside, the Tamiya Farm King isn’t set up for pulling, it is set up for wheelies and general bashing. On the upside, it is in your price range and your son will probably feel pretty cool stacking weights on the front to keep the nose down when he does pull with it. Yes, there are some real, true, dedicated tractor pulling chassis available from places like, but they might be well out of your price range by the time you get everything needed to make one run.

That’s it for ASK Cubby, go get some more turkey, watch some more football, and get in a solid nap (and do NOT try to cool your turkey with an rc car, LOL). Shoot me an email, Cubby at Emails that make the big time get a free sticker pack, if your letter is declared “Letter of the Month” you’ll win a free BSRC t-shirt.

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Tamiya Kumamon RC TractorHow about popping some mad wheelies with an rc tractor this winter? That sounds exactly like something the BSRC Bash Crew could get into. Tamiya has a Kumamon Edition RC Tractor that would be perfect for wild wheelie action. It comes in both kit and RTR form and even has Japanese mascot Kumamon behind the steering wheel. If you watch the video below it looks like Kumamon is having a serious good time cruising around his local bash spot.

The Kumamon tractor comes on a Tamiya WR-02G chassis and has a part number of #58601. You can hit up This Link to check out more cool items over on the official Tamiya USA website.

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Tamiya Raybrig NSX
Recently announced from Tamiya is their Raybrig Honda NSX Concept-GT car. This 1/10th scale features a highly detailed NSX Concept-GT body like the one used in the full scale ’14 Japanese Super GT Series. Under the hood is a shaft driven 4wd TB-04 chassis. The TB-04 comes with sealed gear differentials, double wishbone suspension, and horizontally mounted inboard front shocks. This NSX is a real looker and you can hit up This Link to check out the official Tamiya USA website.

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Tamiya Dual Ridge
There are scale realism people, then there are people looking for something wild. The new Dual Ridge buggy from Tamiya definitely falls into the wild category.

The futuristic looking Dual Ridge is a 4wd buggy based off the long running Tamiya TT-02 platform. It’s a kit so you get the experience of building it yourself, while long travel oil shocks and 4wd help it conquer some serious off-road terrain.

The part number is #58596, it is street priced at $189, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late October. Click Here to get more details over on the official Tamiya website.

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Tamiya Fighting Buggy 2014
Those of you who remember the old Super Champ will instantly recognize the “new” Tamiya Fighting Buggy. The Super Champ was produced from ’79-’82 and was known for its scale realism and wild rear suspension (mono-shock with huge oil bottle). For those of you that missed it the first time around, Tamiya is re-issuing it in all its glory. The new version will sport some upgrades, but will also retain many of its original features like FRP frame, reinforced plastic body, and die-cast a-arms.

The Fighting Buggy has a part number of #84389 and is scheduled for an October release date. For more details check out This Link over on the Tamiya Japan website.

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Tamiya  Hornet Black Metallic
The Tamiya Hornet has been on the market a very long time, 30 years in fact, and over all those years it has brought many people into our fine hobby. The latest Hornet is a Limited Edition Black Metallic version. This Hornet is much the same as previous versions, but comes with a pre-cut/pre-painted black metallic polycarbonate body and wing, and also comes with black wheels. The latest Hornet is also a kit, something many old-school hobbyists are looking for.

#84383 is the part number, it should have a street price of $145, and you can expect a July release date. Get full details at This Link over on Tamiya’s official website.

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tamiya lexus Eneos Sustina RC F TB04
For all you Japanese Super GT fans, Tamiya has announced their new Eneos Sustina Lexus RC F. This very scale realistic on-road machine sits on Tamiya’s TB-04 shaft driven 4wd platform. New sealed gear diffs allow for tuning via lighter or heavier diff oils, while its IFS horizontally mounted front shocks maintain a low profile allowing for a more realistic body shape.

The Tamiya has a part number of #58595, its street price should be right around $350, and you can expect to start seeing them hit hobby shops in late July. For complete details simply click This Link to visit Tamiya’s website.

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Tamiya Lowride Pumpkin M06
The recently announced Tamiya Lowride Pumpkin is a kit that comes with an old school truck body riding on their M-06 chassis. While it might not be high tech, it certainly gives builders a solid platform to build something wild off of. Also, its huge front bumper looks like it is ready for demo-derby right out of the box.

The part number for the LP is #58594, it is street priced at $175, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in August. Hit up This Link for its official page on Tamiya’s website.

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AsiaTees Hobbies June Giveaway Flysky
The crew over at AsiaTees Hobbies wanted us to let you know about their June Giveaway. This month AsiaTees is giving away 6 FlySKy Transmitters and Receivers to their customers. To get complete details simply click This Link to head over to the AsiaTees website.

AsiaTees also wanted us to let you know they are now stocking loads of Tamiya cars and trucks. To get more information and to see which cars they are stocking simply hit up This Link.

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Rogue Element Alloy Wheels
Rogue Element Components has been making very trick aluminum parts for years. Sadly, that is about to come to an end as they are phasing out rc production and moving on to other things. However, they are still doing a limited number of releases, included their new Alloy Wheels & Nuts for the Tamiya Sand Scorcher, Rough Rider, and other SRBs. The latest edition of these wheels are sleeker, more scale in appearance, and have the high-end look that everyone wants.

Pricing is $120 per set and they are designed to use the stock Tamiya tires. To get more information on how to get your hands on a set, hit up This Link to head over to the official Rogue Elements website.

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Tamiya TRF201XM Buggy
There seems to be a never ending stream of high-end 2wd race buggies hitting the market, the latest is the Tamiya TRF201XM. The TRF201XM kit not only comes standard with a mid-motor conversion, but also comes with more goodies to make it extra trick.

* Includes ball and gear diffs
* Redesigned chassis, motor plate, and suspension mounts
* New carbon fiber rear shock tower
* Big bore oil shocks
* Comes as a kit that includes the body and wing

The part number for the new Tamiya buggy is #42277, it has a retail price of only $1053, and they are slated for a June release. You can find more details at This Link over on the official Tamiya website.

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Tamiya Toyota Mountain Rider
Some of you long time hobbyists might recognize this truck from the 1980′s when it was called the Mountaineer, but it has just been re-release from Tamiya and is now called the Toyota Mountain Rider. While it looks a lot like the original, it has received some upgrades to make it more durable. A new 3 speed transmission and axles highlight the changes, while it retains the scale realism of the original.

* Black metal ladder frame chassis
* Body is molded from ABS plastic
* Die-cast transmission with planetary gears
* Clutch mechanisms has been refined for smoother gear changes
* 3-speed where 1st gear = 4WD, 2nd & 3rd gears = Rear Wheel Drive
* Aluminum axle housings with differential gears
* Differentials can be locked

The part number for the Mountain Rider is #84386, it has an MSRP of just $1167, and they are set to release this July. For additional information hit up This Link over on the Tamiya website.

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RC4WD Twisted Monster Truck Spiked Tire Tamiya
Do you have a classic monster truck that is in need of new tires? The folks over at RC4WD have announced their new Twisted spiked tires for the Tamiya Clodbuster. This all new design uses large spikes to provide good traction on a wide variety of surfaces.

* Weight- 2.57oz each
* Comes in X2 SS Compound
* Outer Diameter- 5.96″
* Width: 4.21″
* Designed to fit Clod sized wheels

The part number is #Z-T0118, they have a street price of $34 per pair, and they are available right now. To get more information simply hit up This Link which takes you over to the official RC4WD website.

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