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Maverick RC Phantom XT HPI RTR

Maverick RC 1/10 Phantom XT Brushed RTR

Expected to start shipping this June from Maverick RC is the affordable Phantom XT RTR. The Phantom XT comes completely pre-assembled and ready for backyard fun. Check out these highlights- * High torque MM-550 brushed motor * Shaft driven 4wd * Waterproof electronics * Comes with battery & charger * Oil filled shocks * Ball bearing equipped * Front & rear gear diffs The Maverick Phantom XT is [...]

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HB Racing E819RS Buggy Kit

Teaser – HB Racing 1/8 E819RS Buggy Kit

The folks over at HB Racing are now teasing the E819RS 1/8th buggy kit. The RS version of the E819 comes with a slew of upgrades to improve lap times, as well as durability. * Version 3 rear shock tower * Delrin steering block bushings * 2° steering block set * Single piece sway bar links * Heavy duty center chassis brace * Screw type shock [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Editi…

How is it that I’ve been writing for Big Squid for about 7 years now and not done any kind of review/impressions/discussion of a box stock Tamiya Clod Buster? Well friends, after building and bashing my new Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Edition, that egregious oversight ends today. Here’s a mini-review- The Build  To complete the Super Clod Buster, you will need [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – THE STARTING LINE!

Normally Memorial Day weekend I hold the Juicebox Off-Road Park Summer opener. And like all the other events I had to push it back to, well I have no idea. On a positive note the postponement has freed up my time to start the Tamiya King Hauler we received from Remote Control Hobbies – Orlando, FL.  When I opened the King [...]

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Video Pro-Line RC 70s Rock Van

Video – Pro-Line 70’s Rock Van

Over the last couple of weeks the Pro-Line ’70s Rock Van has been big news for scale enthusiasts. Below you’ll find a new video that shows off how cool the ’70s Rock Van looks when being driven. With a trippy ’70s vibe and serious scale detailing, the ’70s Rock Van is a great choice for your next scale build. After the [...]

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JConcepts Junior Mortician Clear Monster Truck Body

JConcepts Junior Mortician Clear Monster Truck Body

Over at JConcepts they have dropped a new Junior Mortician Clear Monster Truck Body. Jason and the crew over at JConcepts are huge monster truck supporters and their latest product is the very nicely scaled Junior Mortician panel truck body. Made from a heavy duty polycarbonate, the Junior Mortician is a great choice for your next scale monster truck build. * [...]

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THE Cub Reporter

THE Cub Report – Purgatory Never Ends

Hola rc hobbyists from around the globe, you have indeed found THE Cub Report. Here in ‘Merica it is Memorial Day, which is a day that everyone takes off to remember those that gave their lives for our freedom. Right now many places are “re-opening”, which means more local hobby shops are finally getting a chance to crack their door [...]

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Freestyle RC ZEI Scale Monster Truck Chassis

Freestyle RC ZEI Scale Monster Truck Chassis

For all you hardcore scale monster truck drivers out there, Freestyle RC has dropped the new ZEI Scale Monster Truck Chassis Kit. The ZEI represents the latest and greatest in scale monster truck technology, have a look at these highlights- * All new 3D cage and rear cantilever suspension * The ultimate in scale look and durability * Uses a single shorty style [...]

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JConcepts 1987 Buick Grand National Street Eliminator Body

JConcepts 1987 Buick Grand National Street Eliminator Body

New from JConcepts is a 1987 Buick Grand National Street Eliminator Body. The ’87 Buick Grand National is a legend thanks to its powerful engine and tough look. Soon you will be able to get a clear version from JConcepts for use on your next no-prep drag car build. Check out the highlights- * Fully licensed by Chevrolet * Faithfully scaled from [...]

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2021 XRay XT4 1/10 4wd Stadium Truck Kit

2021 XRay XT4 1/10 4wd Stadium Truck Kit

Over at XRay they have just dropped the 2021 XT4 1/10 4wd stadium truck kit. Over the last couple of years, the 4wd stadium truck class has really taken off. With larger tires than a 1/10th buggy, 4wd stadium trucks are great for cutting fast laps on rough tracks. The XRay XT4 is the easily one of the best in [...]

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Cubby Bashing

ASK Cubby – Your Best Questions, My Worst Answers

“New Pro-Line Hey Cubby, what do you think of Pro-Line’s new bodies with the color in the lexan, the tough color bodies? Leonard B.” Cubby- Oh yes, Leonard, what about those new Pro-Line Tough Color bodies? Well, here are my thoughts- I hate to paint. Actually, I am sorry, I was wrong on that. I really, really, HATE to paint bodies. Some people love [...]

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Team Powers Portable Soldering Iron

Team Powers Portable Soldering Iron

Things break while out on the trail, and sometimes those things need a soldering iron to fix. To help you finish that trail run, Team Powers has dropped a new Portable Soldering Iron. Their portable soldering unit has solid power, at a 150 watt rating, and can easily plugs right into your LiPo battery. Check out these features- * Can use [...]

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Losing grip – Gaining camber

In logic there is a term called reductio ad absurdum. It is a way of showing that an argument is untrue, by following its implications logically to an absurd conclusion. Any statement that contains universals such as ”always”, ”never” and ”everybody” would be highly likely to be exposed as false by this. However, that is not relevant to this column. [...]

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Tamiya Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 Tow Truck

Video – Tamiya Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 Tow Truck

Over at Tamiya they have released a new promotional video for their upcoming Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 Tow Truck. The video below is part action, part highlights, and the actual driving part of the video looks absolutely amazing! The Tamiya version of the Globetrotter has insane scale realism while sitting still, or when being driven. The Tamiya Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 [...]

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JConcepts Associated B74 Aluminum Floating Servo Mount Post

JConcepts Aluminum Floating Servo Mount Post For The Associa…

New from JConcepts is an Aluminum Floating Servo Mount for the Team Associated B74 4wd race buggy. The upgrade servo mount is not only much stronger than the stock unit, but also looks incredibly trick. Here are the highlights- * High-grade aluminum construction * Durable blue anodizing * Uses stock mounting hardware * Lightweight design The JConcepts Aluminum Floating Servo Mount has street pricing of [...]

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