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Monster Truck Madness – An Outcast To All

Hey everyone, how’s it going? I’ve got some fun news- your boy is going to be heading up the review of the ARRMA Outcast Extreme Bash RTR! Interesting fact- I’ve never pulled trigger on any version of the Outcast. I’ve seen ’em in person multiple times since the original release of the truck, but I’ve never driven one. In fact, this will [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ CEN RACING F-450 DUALLY MODS ROUND 1!

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Everybody”s Scalin’! The shop is back up and in running order, never fails to get destroyed days before leaving for an event, then stays that way for a week or two after. After the clean up the first rig to hit the bench was our Cen Racing Ford F-450 Dually. As for the [...]

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Laying Rubber – My Losi Ain’t a Roller No More

Hey all, Monster Truck Madness is taking an off week, as over the weekend the race I was to attend was rained out, therefore scuttling my subject matter plans. I used the rain-out to finally get my Losi 22S Drag Car Roller a’movin’, though. Before getting to what I put in it, I have to say that the Losi is extremely impressive. [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ AXIALFEST BADLANDS PHOTOS!

Hello everybody and sorry for the delay. We had so much fun at Axialfest Badlands it has been hard for me to get back into the swing of things. So, while I get the shop back in order for some wicked projects, check out our adventure at this years Axialfest badlands! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Racing at the Hall Bros Shop in Nove…

One of the most special things about the r/c solid axle monster truck scene is how the full scale motorsport is so closely associated and embedded within the 1/10 scale version. Some of the biggest events of the r/c monster truck calendar take place at the homes of some of the biggest names in the sport. Bigfoot and Grave Digger [...]

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Losing grip – Samix RC brass upgrades review

It is well known that a low center of gravity improves crawling performance, by making a car less prone to tipping over. A forward weight bias improves climbing ability for the very same reason, and that’s why manufacturers compete to have the motor mounted as far forward, and as far down as possible. A wider car also makes it less [...]

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Losing Grip – Looks, performance or durability?

As I see it, there’s three different roads to chose between when upgrading an Axial SCX10-3: scale looks, performance or durability. Some upgrades tick not one, but two boxes, other upgrades will be an improvement in one area, and an actual detriment in another. Example on the former: aluminum wheels look good, and also add weight down low, hence improving [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – You’re a Firework

Greetings and an early Happy 4th to our American readers! The above pic was shot back in July 2017 when me and some buddies attempted to recreate Dennis Anderson’s “Mr. Destruction” wall of steel stunt in r/c form. We used an Axial SMT10 and a bunch of plastic cars, and it was a blast. I’d link video of it, but [...]

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Losing Grip – Jeremy, I accuse you!

Bullying can be a hard thing to tackle. First it might take a while just to recognize what is going on, another while to realize that it is an ongoing, systematic abuse, and then yet some more time to reach the decision to stand up for the victim. Or in this case: victims. Being a newcomer in an established group makes [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Marchon's Monster Truck Racing Slot …

Hey gang, happy Thursday! It’s slow around the office as pretty much everyone is making the trek to Axialfest. And you know what that means? I can slip something non-r/c related onto the site without repercussion from boss man, who is probably out setting up a trail section in Indiana with no internet service! This week I wanted to take a trip [...]

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Losing Grip – Hobbynox airbrush paints

I painted my very first polycarbonate body in 1992, using two pots of paint and a brush. A Kyosho Ferrari F40, state of the art. Red body, red spoiler, black windows. Back then precut window masks weren’t invented, so the method was slightly different. First, a thin (1mm) black masking tape was applied on the outside, marking windows and body [...]

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Losing grip – A kit and a bumpy road

There are pros and cons to building a kit, rather than going the easy way and buying an RTR. The main pros being that one can choose electronics, the main cons being that one has to choose electronics. Some people might also add that it is a disadvantage that the body of a kit doesn’t come painted, but for me [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – CEN RACING F-450 HOP UPS!!

After we got our Cen Racing Ford F-450 Dually back from 1:10 Rod Shop I did not think I could get much cooler. But Cen Racing has sent us over a massive amount of hop ups for the rig, so now will perform as well as it looks!Right off the bat there are a few parts that will be installed [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Spec Classes Are Not Long For This W…

Greetings gang, and happy Thursday. As someone who is heavily involved with racing solid axle monster trucks, watching the Losi LMT become integrated into the scene has been fascinating. My club, Trigger King, put together a “Losi LMT Spec Class” to run for 2021. Other organizations throughout the US have been running similar classes with similar rules, all with the goal to [...]

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Cubby Bashing

THE Retired Report – Motor Meltdown Season is Here!

Holy smokes ya bunch of bashing lunatics, it has gotten freak’n hot outside! Well, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere, summer temps are now going through the roof. Where I live, the high was 96 degrees F yesterday, and the temp will tend to stay 80 or above for the next 3-4 months. And while I personally love warm [...]

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