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Rockstar Cubby

Ask Cubby – Answerable Questions, Questionable Answers

“Turns Cubby, New to the hobby here, can you help me understand motor turns? A 27 turn motor came in my slash and it is fast, but what’s faster? Ryan G.” Cubby- Yo hey Ryan, thanks for taking the time to write in. Here ya go… With your motor being a “27” turn, I am going to guess that it is an old school brushed [...]

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Workn Man Cubby

The Cub Report – Sending It Since the 70s

Ya know, it is Monday and time for yet another funtabulous week in rc. Thanks for joining us here on Big Squid, here are my news and notes from last week. Once again, last week proved busy as a number of companies announced new products for the fall season. The biggest hitter from last week had to be the new green [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- You Rifle The Questions, I Run For Cover

“Visiting events Hey Cubby, A few days ago a couple of friends and I were invited to come to an event. We’re very enthusiastic about it, but maybe also a bit nervous, since this will be our first perfomance ‘on stage’ A few things I’m planning to do to make it a great day: – take all of my batteries (in safe storage) – take [...]

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THE Cub Reporter

THE Cub Report – Cities In Dust

Here we are folks, past the half-way point of the year, looking down the final stretch of 2018. Thanks for making a click over to BigSquidRC, here’s some banter about the last week in the rc industry. Shall we dive right in? First off, after a rather slow Q1 (and 2) for product announcements, there was a ton of new products [...]

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Traxxas EZ-Peak Live Dual Review

Traxxas EZ-Peak Live Dual ID Battery Charger Review

The world of batteries chargers has changed immensely in the last decade. Now days you can make parameter changes via a smart device, plus modern chargers can charge at rates unheard of not that many years ago. One of the latest battery chargers to hit the market is the Traxxas EZ-Peak Live Dual iD. The Live Dual comes with a [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Smart Questions, Really Questionable Answers

“TRX-4 Servo Cubby, My stock servo just went out and I don’t want to pay a bunch for a new one. What would you use in a TRX-4 for around 50 bucks? Thanks dude, Donald R.” Cubby- Hey ya Donny, thanks for writing in. Shoot me your snail mail for one of our really cool sticker packs. I have been running a TRX-4 quite a bit [...]

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Fat Cubby 2

THE Cub Report- Bitter Sweet Symphony

Well hello there fellow rc enthusiast, welcome to THE Cub Report. The entire staff at BigSquidRC would like to thank you for dropping by and for giving us a click. Here is some news and notes from the world of rc last week... First up, our Rage RC RZX review. I was able to log a number of packs with the [...]

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Rage RC RZX Buggy Review

Rage RC 1/6 RZX Buggy Review

Now hitting the market from Rage RC is the beastly RZX 1/6 Brushless Buggy. The RZX is an affordable large scale alternative that promises monstrous power, along with unique buggy styling. We’ve been bashed a RZX for several weeks to check out how it holds up, plus to see how it fits into the large scale world. Is the RZX [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Dodging Your Questions For A Decade

“Glue Me Cubby, What kind of CA glue do you use? It seems no matter what kind I buy my tires never stay on and I am getting “tired” of it. 🙂 Ron B.” Cubby- Well howdy dowdy there Ronny B., thanks for writing in. Ya, I feel your pain, keeping tires on during the brushless/LiPo era is no joke. I am a huge fan [...]

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Hobbico Natalie Cubby

THE Cub Report- Long, Heartfelt Messages

Hello there rc people, thanks for finding our little corner of the world wide web. I am Cubby and this is BigSquidRC, a website dedicated to the basher side of the rc hobby. Over the years, I have received a number of long, heartfelt messages. Some come from industry folks, but most have come from consumers. Just like your “normal” job, [...]

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Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender Review

Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender Review

The newest truck to be released in Horizon Hobby’s Vaterra line is a 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender. With bold scale looks sitting on the ultra-capable Ascender platform, the F-100 should make for a great trail rig. How well does it hold up under hard bashing? Is it easy to set-up as a bind and drive? How well can it rock [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Another Week Of Your Astute Questions

“X-MAXX TIRES Cubby, Hi Cubby, how ya doing? I am a huge fan of the Cub Report! Before I spend all my money on a new set of tires for my X-Maxx, I wanted your opinion. I know you have one, what kind of tires are you running on yours? Chad P.” Cubby- Yo hey there Chad, good hearing from you again. You know [...]

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TheToyz Adjustable Height Pit Stand

Product Spotlight- TheToyz Adjustable Height Pit Stand

Everybody needs a good work stand. After a hard day’s bashing, your rig is gonna need some work, or at a least a quick once over, and that task is best accomplished on a sturdy pit stand, not on a greasy tailgate. The crew over at TheToyz is always looking for ways of making the hobby easier, their latest is [...]

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Traxxas Drift Tires

Product Spotlight – Traxxas Drift Wheels And Tires

What really makes a car a “drift” car? Its wheels and tires, pretty simple. To get that sweet drifting slide, you need dedicated shoes for your ride. The crew over at Traxxas have a full line of drift tires for your car. These come with a standard sized wheel hex that allow them to be used on their 4-Tec 2.0, as [...]

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Cubby BBQ

THE Cub Report – Freewill

Hello rc enthusiasts, welcome to another lovely week in rc. My name is Cubby and I would like to personally thank you for spending a few minutes on BigSquidRC. I had originally thought about naming this Cub Report “80 pages”, but even I thought that was a bit extreme (I know, a handful of you “get it” and are giggling right [...]

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