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Monster Truck Madness: Flag Chat

Greetings folks, we are alllllmost to Memorial Weekend. And with that, I wanted to chat about flags. Scale flags, actually. Before we do that though, if you haven’t noticed over the last few weeks, Monster Truck Madness is now a weekly blog! Big thanks and good luck to our new guy Jeremy Griffith for taking over the Friday Scalin’ feature. He’s [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Upgrade that Servo

When you start talking true 1/10+ size monster trucks, there is not an upgrade on the market that will be more noticeable than a quality steering servo. The bigger the tires get, the better of an upgrade this is. My criteria for judging whether a servo is good or not is fairly simple – can it turn the tires with ease [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – RH Designs Wheelie Bar for the SMT10

If you have an Axial SMT10 monster truck and decide to upgrade the power plant, a wheelie bar had best be on your list as well. To be more specific, an RH Designs Wheelie Bar. The RH Designs Wheelie Bar (retails for $45) was developed by friend and fellow monster truck racer Ross Hinshaw. He got tired of doing unnecessary rear [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #26 – Come Race at BIGFOOT Open House!

The gang at BIGFOOT 4×4 is putting on their annual Open House in Pacific, MO, and they are also holding a big solid axle monster truck race that my club, Trigger King R/C, is managing. Whether you wanna come and see the full size monsters crush cars or try your hand at some r/c monster trucking, it’s gonna be a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Flex Appeal

One of the biggest mistakes that a noob can make when first getting into crawling is thinking that suspension flex is the name of the game. It’s not. I mean, of course you need to have SOME articulation, but having 5″ shocks and the ability to rest a front tire comfortably on a Coke can while the rear sits on the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Overdrive / Underdrive and You

Whenever you wanna get really serious about fine-tuning the way your scale crawler handles, overdrive and underdrive gearing is something you absolutely should look into. I know that this can be confusing for some, so here’s a quick explanation for how it works. Overdrive (OD) and underdrive (UD) are measured by using the stock ring and pinion as a baseline. OD [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 3S or 2S?

One of the most common questions that I’m asked at BSRC is “Should I use a 2S or 3S battery?” I’ve seen Cubby answer this several times in regards to bashing, but because it’s been a long time since I’ve broached this topic as it pertains to scaling, I’ll give it a go today. Before we start the discussion, make sure that [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Almost time for Mud, Rocks and Tears

Hey folks, it’s gonna be an “odds and ends” type of post this week. Mud, Rocks, and Tears, the first BSRC scaling event, is taking place tomorrow, Saturday April 7 2018, in Crystal City, Missouri. The Crystal City Underground location is a super cool spot, and the STL RC Freaks have gotten the area ready to do work! There will be rocks and mud [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – ECX Barrage Gen2 Discussion

Greetings from a rain-soaked St. Louis, MO! Thanks to non-stop rain, I have done zero running over the last week. A good time for some bench racin’. Last week ECX announced their new 1/12 Barrage Gen2 RTR, and I have some thoughts, especially having driven a lot of smaller scale stuff recently. I headed up our review of the original Barrage, which [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tuff Trucks on the Track

Back in late October I wrote a post detailing my monster truck club’s plan to incorporate a “Tuff Truck Class”, based on Tamiya’s long-running CC01, next Spring. You can check that out right here. Well, “next Spring” is finally here (well, not really…it’s been cold or snowy in most parts of the States, but I digress) and our club kicked off [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Video of the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II in …

Hey gang, how’s it going? ICYMI, earlier this week we posted our review of the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Black Rock Edition. It’s a cool little platform that you’re going to see me discuss a bit more in the near future. I’m gonna keep this week’s post really short and get to the good stuff. Here is video that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #25 – Prepared to Race

Hey folks, Doug here with another edition of MTM. It’s FINALLY time for some monster truck racing, as here in St. Louis, MO we are kicking off the 2018 Trigger King Jamboree Series this weekend. I’m heading into battle with three modified Axial SMT10s, a platform that I adore, and I thought some of you would be interested to see a [...]

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Review - RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawler Black Rock Editio…

The crew at RC4WD have been on a tear the last couple of years, releasing a variety of rigs to please scale off-roading enthusiasts. They recently announced a new series of four 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawlers, and we’ve been giving the business to one of them in particular -the Black Rock Edition. What’s our verdict? Read on to find [...]

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Pro-Line Hyrax 1.9 Scale Rock Crawling Tires

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Upgrading your RTR Servo

You know what makes me break down and cry? It’s seeing a rig that’s totally tricked out with almost every aluminum option part, a custom body and aftermarket tires…that’s also using an RTR caliber steering servo. The humanity! This year marks 25 years in the hobby for me, and in that time I’ve really only come to appreciate a quality servo [...]

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Unboxing – RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawlers

Well, look what we have here – a pair of the just announced RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR Crawlers! We have the gunmetal colored Black Rock edition as well as the baby-blue D90 version. We are about to get busy on our full review, but we wanted to first show you what it looks like when you crack the box on [...]

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