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Sunset Cubby

THE Cub Report – Where Do We Go From Here?

So it happened, our friends over at Hobbico have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. For you noobies out there, which there are a lot, you might not understand everything in this Cub Report, but it is a sign of the times in our hobby. For those not in the industry, Hobbico is the parent company of Great Planes distributing [...]

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Cubby Losi Super Baja Rey

THE Cub Report- Sorry, But We Are The Good Guys

Well hello there. Thanks for joining us at BigSquidRC for THE Cub Report. If this is your first time here, THE Cub Report is a weekly look (satirical) at the wonderful hobby of rc. Sometimes it has a theme, sometimes it is endless rambling, but either way, lets dig right in. Is BigSquidRC the #1 RC Blog? I don’t know about [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Astute Questions, Questionable Responses

“HPI Nitro MT2 Brushless Conversion Good morning, I came across your website via a picture of someone doing a HPI Nitro MT2 Brushless Conversion. I’m get back into the rc world after a long absence. I plan to move up to 1/8 scale brushless system (I’m tired of fluctuation gas prices…lol). In the mean time I still love [...]

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Statue Cubby

THE Cub Report – Backwards Is The New Forward

Hola folks, and welcome to BigSquidRC version 2018. Holy cow did 2017 fly right on by, hopefully 2018 decides to stick around a little longer. While 2017 could be considered an “ugly” year for rc, there is a whole lot of hope out there for ’18. Sales seem to be coming up, that and companies are really changing their business models [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – More Of Your Questions, Less Of My Answers

“Arrma Outcast Hey how’s it going…? I was hoping you could tell me how to extremely lower my arrma outcast for speed runs…I’ve already adjusted the shocks, just curious how to get it much lower…droop screws? Not sure…please help. Bobby S.” Cubby- Yo Robert, how ya be? Life is all good here, busy, but good. BTW, thanks for writing in, be sure to [...]

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Losi Super Baja Rey Review

Losi Super Baja Rey Review

There are a couple of trends that we’ve been seeing in recent years. We’ve been seeing vehicles get bigger and more scale looking. The Losi Super Baja Rey is not only big, coming in at 1/6th scale, but it is also designed to look exactly like a full sized short course race truck. The big Losi also sports serious power [...]

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X-Mas Cubby

THE Cub Report – Merry Christmas, Even To You

Merry Christmas to all you rc hobbyists out there. You long term readers will already know what this Cub Report is about. For the noobies, every year at Christmas I walk around the office and ask the Bash Crew what they would like to see under their Christmas tree this year if money were no object. Here are their responses- Hawaiian [...]

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Gens Ace 2S 5000 LiPo Battery Review

Review – Gens Ace 2S 5000mAh HardCase 100C LiPo Battery

Remember Gens Ace batteries? Yes, that is the same company that won not one, but two, of our LiPo battery shootouts back in the day. Now days, they are cranking out batteries of all shapes and sizes to help keep your truck running as fast as it can. It has been a while since we tested a Gens Ace pack, so [...]

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Kyosho Mad Crusher VE Review

Kyosho Mad Crusher VE Review

There are “monster trucks”, then there are Real Monster Trucks. The Kyosho Mad Crusher VE is a true monster truck. You see, the Mad Crusher comes with two solid axles, plus it does not have a center diff. If you are looking for a true monster trucking experience, is the Mad Crusher the bomb or a bust? Does it have [...]

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Big Cubby

THE Cub Report – Passion Is All There Is

Here we are, just me and you (and a few thousand other people), welcome to this week’s Cub Report. First up is our announcement for BigSquidRC “Bash Vehicle of the Year”. It does indeed look like we’ll be posting up the top five this week, or next. Most of the vehicles that will be posted are straight up bashing BEASTS, but [...]

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Dromida FPV Monster Truck Review

Dromida Monster Truck With FPV Review

This just might be the most important review we’ve ever written. You see, FPV is the future, that is a fact. The thing is, 99% of hobbyists have never driven a car via FPV, therefore it is our job to try and relate how that works/feels to you. FPV, first person view, has absolutely blown up in the air community. However, [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- You Write In, I Go On Vacation

“Video Hello I have a arrma raider xl and I would like to know if I can send videos running to 2s and 3s to see if it qualifies to put it on your website. The tests I have done are speed. Please, when you have an opportunity, let me know. GP” Cubby- Hey now GP, what’s up? Thanks for writing in, please shoot [...]

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Cubby Crawler Shootout

THE Cub Report- Shoot It Out

Hello to one and all, welcome to another Cub Report. Last week was a huge one here at BigSquidRC as our 1.9″ RTR scale crawler shootout finally went live. Needless to say, reaction across the web was rather epic. Ya, ya, I’ve been forwarded the threads and various email chains, our shootout brought out a lot of emotion in people, which [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Your Letters, My Totally Made Up Responses

“$400 shootout Big squid is hands down the best rc basher resource on the internet. So I would like to see a $400 shootout. Let me explain. Have everyone on the big squid team pick an rtr vehicle a battery and a charger, with a total street value of less than $400. Then find out what the best combination is [...]

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Graupner GM Genius 120R +T PRO V2 Review

Graupner GM Genius 120R +T PRO V2 Review

Ever notice how you can never have enough ESCs? Ya, us too. In our never ending quest to find the best ESC on the planet, we got with Graupner USA and asked them for a 1/10th ESC that could do it all. What we received was the GM Genius 120R +T PRO V2. The 120R is a high-end brushless ESC [...]

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