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RUDDOG RP690 1/8 Brushless Motors

European company Ruddog has announced their RP690 series of Brushless Motors. The 690 series are sensored motors designed for 1/8 scale racing that are both high performance and affordable. High quality materials from around the world were used to give the motors improved heat dissipation and to help overall performance. To suit different driving styles and track conditions three different [...]


Long Jump Cubby

THE Cub Report, Version- Paying The Iron Price

Happy Monday to everyone out there in rc land, I trust you all had a great weekend. As per the norm, your friendly, lovable Cub Reporter had an interesting weekend. I got the weekend started off by busting out a ton of laps with the latest edition of the ARRMA Typhon buggy, then got in even more laps with one [...]


MIP Yoga Pit Mat

MIP Yoga Style Pit Mat

Step up your pit area game (or tailgate) with the new Yoga Style Pit Mat from MIP. The new MIP pit mat is made from a black thermoplastic elastomer, the same stuff that Yoga mats are made out of. This makes it easy to roll up for easy storage while helping it to keep screws from flying off into the [...]


Duratrax Spur Gears

Duratrax Spur Gears

New from Duratrax is a line-up of 48 and 64 pitch Spur Gears. The 48 pitch spurs range in size from 78 to 90 teeth, while the 64 pitch range from 98 to 120. The spurs are made from a durable plastic and can be used on a wide variety of different vehicles. The spur gears are priced at just $3.49, [...]


2016 ARRMA BLX Buggy Unboxing

Unboxing – 2016 ARRMA Typhon BLX Buggy

Did you know that the 2016 version of the ARRMA Typhon has received a number of updates? If not, now you do. The new Typhon comes with a new Tactic radio system, beefed up wing mount, updated wheels, and a number of other changes. The price point stays the same at $429 and they are shipping right now to a [...]


arrma nero monster truck review

ARRMA Nero Monster Truck With Diff Brain Review

Without doubt, the most highly touted and anticipated car of 2016 is the ARRMA Nero monster truck. A series of teasers about its new “rc brain/smart diff” kept the rc world wondering just how radical the latest vehicle from ARRMA was going to be. Once announced, the Nero did not disappoint, it was pure radical from nose to tail. The [...]


Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Tamiya, Where Art Thou…

Before getting into the topic at hand, big kudos to RC4WD for hiring Richard Trujillo and John Thornton. While I do not know either personally, I have been following their work for years via message boards. Trujillo is also especially notable as of late because he is the brains behind the Vaterra Ascender. Huge get for RC4WD. Ok, back to our [...]


RC4WD Rough Stuff Limited Edition Red Metal Front Bumper TF2

RC4WD Rough Stuff Limited Edition Red Front Bumper For The T…

This just might be one of the coolest front bumpers ever released. RC4WD recently announced their limited edition Rough Stuff Red Front Bumper for their Trail Finder 2. The Rough Stuff bumper has tough off-road styling and comes with Hella Round and IPF Square Lights, making it one sharp looking unit. * Made from stainless steel with ABS plastic parts * Red [...]


RS5 Modelsport XF Formula One Chassis

RS5 Modelsport 1/5 XF Formula One Chassis

New from European company RS5 Modelsport is the 1/5th Scale XF Formula One Chassis. The XF brings scale realism and high performance to the 1/5th on-road scene, plus, it just looks cool. Some of it highlights include- * Servos & receiver box mounted on the same carbon plate * Works with Zenoah & Beast engines * Easily accessable front MonoShock * Easy to change [...]


RC4WD ARB Diff Cover Vaterra Ascender

RC4WD ARB Diff Cover For The Vaterra Ascender

There are sure getting to be a lot of Vaterra Ascender owners out there, now RC4WD has a new scale accessory to help them uber-out their trucks. New from RC4WD are fully licensed ARB Diff Covers for Ascender axles. The bright red anodized covers are machined from billet aluminum and come with everything you need for an easy install. These [...]


Duratrax Approach CR Tire Review

Duratrax Approach CR 1.9″ Tire Review

Tires are hands down the number one upgrade you can make to nearly an rc vehicle. That doesn’t just apply to “race” vehicles, you can easily transform the handling characteristics of any rc car by bolting up stickier tires. A couple months ago Duratrax threw their hat into the ring of upgrade tires for the scale/trail/rock crawling crowd. We tested [...]


Summer Carnage

Upcoming Event – Summer Carnage In Rockford Illinois

Do you live in the Midwest and have been looking for a scale off-road event to hit this summer? If so, take a look at the event flyer posted above. The Rock Valley RC Crawlers along with Race’em R/C & Hobbies is putting on Summer Carnage in Rockford Illinois. The event takes place on Saturday July 30th and has a [...]


ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, Version- Here Comes The Answers

Video tips Hello Cubby. A few months ago I started a Youtube channel dedicated to making rc videos. Do you have any tips for me? What kind of videos do you like and what kind do you hate? Sam B. Mount Vernon, IL” Cubby- Yo Sam, I think maybe you’ve emailed me this question a few times before. Or maybe it was someone else. [...]


Hitec servo programmer tester

Hitec HFP-30 Digital Servo Programmer & Tester

Precisely dial-in your Hitec digital servos with Hitec’s new HFP-30 Servo Programmer & Tester. The HFP-30 has an easy to read LCD screen and the advanced features you are looking for to get the most out of your servos. Operating on 4.8 to 8.4 volts, the programmer/tester is priced at $79 and has a part number of #44427. Want to [...]


RPM Front Bulkhead

RPM Front Bulkhead For Traxxas 1:10 2wd Vehicles

Let’s face it, things happen when you go bashing. You might hit things like a curb, a tree, or even your buddy’s car. To help keep your 1/10th scale Traxxas 2wd in one piece after such an incident, RPM recently announced Front Bulkheads made out of their legendary blend of plastic. The designers at RPM made sure their new front [...]