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Losing grip – On wheels and The Wall

G’day folks! Do you remember the fall of the Berlin Wall? I can’t say that I remember the exact date, but I clearly remember hearing the dramatic news on the radio. Years later my wife got to know a German who grew up on the Eastern side of the wall, in former DDR. Her strongest memories of the changes it [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Primal RC 1/5 Grave Digger

This past weekend at the Monster Jam World Finals in Orlando, FL, Primal RC unveiled their 1/5 scale Grave Digger model. This gigantic rig had been teased in recent weeks, but now the pics are here! There was a lot of buzz when it was unveiled and if you poke around online, you’ll see there’s a good bit of video of it [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – BEAT THE CREEK!

Beat The Creek is held in the charming southern town of Maysville, Kentucky. The town is filled with beautiful landscapes, farmland, and of course the property of Joe and Sue Hauke. Joe and his family open up their private property to host Beat The Creek.  If that doesn’t say Southern Hospitality, then I don’t know what will. I can deal [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Save It For A Rainy Day

Hey gang, happy Thursday to ya’ll! I know a few hardcore monster truck fans who read this blog, and I want to say “have a great time!” to those who are attending the Monster Jam World Finals in Orlando, FL this weekend. It’s the biggest show in professional monster truck racing, and there will be some cool r/c stuff going down as [...]

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Losing grip – Which would you bring?

Which of your rigs would you take on a ten or fifteen mile trail walk? Or, if you could bring any car, which one would it be then? For me, it comes down to four things to consider: funniness, capability, durability and ease of wrenching. First, it should be a fun ride. If it is to be driven for several hours, it [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Giant Primal RC Grave Digger Coming …

Hey folks, welcome to your weekly Monster Truck Madness! I’m usually not one for talking about an announcement of an announcement, but I’ll make an exception for the upcoming Primal RC 1/5 Scale Grave Digger. The Primal R/C Raminator was a ton of fun when I got to drive a previous generation of the rig, and them landing the Monster Jam license [...]

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Losing grip – The IFS shaped hole is filled

I called it! Sort of. But I am surprised that Losi was the one to fill in the blank. Surprised, but not disappointed, seing how Doug seems to be absolutely in love with their LMT. There was an IFS-shaped hole in reality, now it is gone, and the RC fauna is better off for it. I haven’t had the time to [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – FMS TYPE82E RTR 1/12 BEETLE TRAIL RUN

The ROCHobby TYPE82E RTR 1/12 Beetle is one of FMS’s top scale rigs. Opening doors, hood, trunk, working fan belt, detailed interior, and the ability to switch from 2wd to 4wd along with a high and low gear adds up to a wicked scale rig. When our running video came out, I felt like the film could have been better. [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - JAWS EVO RC 4x4 Pulling Truck Chassi…

This week in the MTM I wanted to share some r/c pulling news with you. The folks at Sutton Motorsports & Machine have announced that their latest generation r/c pulling chassis, the JAWS EVO, has been updated. The EVO is designed for both performance and scale looks. It’s very similar in appearance to what you’d see underneath the fiberglass body of a [...]

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Losing grip – New shocks for the rocks

G’day folks! No physics lesson today, but an update on my heavily upgraded SCX24. A wonderful little car it is, suitable for indoors, capable enough for outdoors, small enough to fit in a backpack with room to spare for coffee and biscuits. A lot of bang for the buck, and durable too – it hardly weighs anything, and it certainly [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Reenacting Road House

Road House is one of the best ’80s movies. Featuring an in-his-prime Patrick Swayze as a tough bouncer, a gruff Sam Elliott as his mentor, a smokin’ Kelly Lynch as the town Doctor, Ben Gazzara as the evil town business magnate, and a host of other cast members that even includes legendary pro wrestler Terry Funk, it’s hard to find [...]

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Losing grip – Hitting the Traxxas Sledge with a sledgehammer

Right now, a lot of us want a Traxxas Sledge, the latest and want to be greatest bash machine out there. I want one too, but due to a limited budget am sadly not likely toget one. Anyway, suppose I do buy one (birthday is coming up), would I want to hit it with a sledgehammer? Would you? For reference, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Buyin’ and Sellin’

Hello everyone, Happy Thursday. There’s a very timely e-mail that just came in today, so let’s get right to it. Hi Doug, nice to email meet you. Got a question for you: I’m super intrigued by Horizon Hobby’s sale on the Losi LMT roller—$260 until 4/22 or supplies run out. However, I’m skeptical. Why the deep discount? Anything (like a V2, for [...]

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EVERYBODY'S SCALIN' - RC4WD TF2 LWB BACK TO THE TRAILS TRUCK…

It has been a while since we have revisited the RC4WD Trailfinder 2 Back to The Trails Truck.  Since getting the rig over the summer, the truck has had a few adventures. It’s made a trip to Kentucky, Horizon Fest, and USTE 2022. But with that much travel and wheel time on any rig will start to show no matter [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Haulin’ the Mail

Never in my wildest dreams did I think that the r/c monster truck scene would be so popular so as to support scale hauler tires, but it’s good to be wrong sometimes. Last week the JConcepts Transporter tire was announced, as well as the accompanying Tribute Transport wheel that goes with it. A full sized monster truck spends the vast majority of [...]

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