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Losing grip – Parallell A-arms? I think not.

Today I am going straight to the topic: why are upper and lower A-arms never parallell? Previously, I have written about how camber gain when the car squats, depending on upper arm angle and upper arm length. The short story is that a short upper arm means more camber gain with squat (acceleration), a long upper arm less. More upper [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – GREAT LAKES GAUNTLET!

Hello everyone and welcome to this week Everybody’s Scalin’! If you have been watching the Big Squid RC live streams on Thursday nights then you would know we went up to the Great Lakes Gauntlet last weekend. And before I get some Karen emails there were hand washing stations and all that fun stuff. This years event was the first [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Skimming Across the Top

The other day after our monthly monster truck racing event, my buddy Aaron Janes decided he would try a stunt that we’ve joked about all summer- sending a solid axle monster truck across the pond that sits next to our racing surface. Naturally, we had to get it on camera! A little about the truck that’s used- his “Hellion” bodied truck [...]

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Losing grip – On competitions

G’day mates! Long time no write, I apologize, yet hope that you have missed my column a lot. If so, why don’t you drop me an email at martin at bigsquidrc dot com, and let me know what’s on in that part of your brain that’s dedicated to RC? Regarding the tardiness of this column, all I have to say is [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Hauling a Monster Truck

The CEN Racing Ford F450 SD scaler is definitely the hottest topic as of late in r/c land, and this week we are gonna discuss it here as well a bit! So last week I mentioned that I’d like to see how this truck looks in scale next to a Tamiya Clod Buster or Axial SMT10. Our own Jeremy, who if [...]

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Cubby Off Road

THE Retired Report- Wanna Bash On Grandma’s Face?!?!?

So I’m cruising YouTube, blowing off another day, just like any other, and I come across the crazy video below. In the video, it shows an rc truck driving around a house. You see it come down some wood stairs without scratching them. You also see the truck drive over a precious piano. You then see it drive over “Dad’s” [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – RC4WD 1987 McFlyota PART 2

What is up everybody it has been a crazy week at the Big Squid RC office, hope you got to check out our first live stream last night. If you did not get to check it out, click the link. Reminder, we will also be going live next Thursday as well!The RC4WD Toyota Extra Cab hard body complete set is [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – All Over the Road

Good day my four wheel loving friends. I come to you with a smorgasbord of random MT related topics this week. That new CEN Racing Ford F450 sure seems to be making a big splash this week, doesn’t it? Jeremy, our resident scaling fanatic, will probably be touching on it in Friday’s Everybody’s Scalin’ so I won’t steal his thunder, but [...]

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Laying Rubber – Picking Out a Body

Hey all, back again with another check-in on my Traxxas Bandit drag car conversion project. This fella has been progressing quite slowly, but I’ve actually enjoyed it that way, as I use it as a quick fill-in between working on my race monster trucks. So today we are going to talk about the body I picked…or should I say bodies? Let [...]

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Losing grip – Bodies teased by MST

G’day fellow drifters and RC enthusiasts! In my last column, I just couldn’t refrain from commenting on MST’s latest high-end premium chassis, the FMX 2.0 LCG KMW, today I just can’t refrain from commenting on what their latest teaser. I just saw it, and while I usually don’t get particularly excited by excited by pre-production pics like these, now I [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - JConcepts Silent Speed 17T Motor Spo…

Brushless motors have been the defacto thing in r/c racing and bashing ever since the technology started to become affordable in the mid to late aughts. The combination of high speed with minimal maintenance sure made it seem like brushed motors were destined to become a thing of radio control’s past, relegated to budget minded ready-to-run vehicles only. A funny thing [...]

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Losing grip – Blinded by the bling

”The battery holder is in plastic”. While this statement is pretty far from the official description of this chassis, it is a very apt way of summarazing the design of MST’s FMX 2.0 LCG KMW. I have tried not to, but it really is impossible to refrain from commenting on a chassis that forces you to squint when you look [...]

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Welcome LionParts a new Full Scale Partner

We wanted to take a moment and welcome LionParts as our newest partner. This relationship is a test for both of us, as we know that the RC crowd also has a huge crossover with full scale rigs. If Axialfest 2020 was any indication, the scale RC crowd is nuts for hopping up their 1:1 vehicles as well. If you [...]

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EVERYBODYS SCALIN’ – CONTEST #BACKYARDSQUIDS

Its contest time! Since most of the summer events have been cancelled and more people are staying home, backyard courses are popping up in neighborhoods all over the country. Just last week I was going through a different town and seen a freshly made RC racetrack carved into someone’s lawn. And its not just the people who have a lot land [...]

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Pro-Line Scale Drag Racing Hood Scoops & Blowers

Monster Truck Madness / Laying Rubber – Bang the Blower

Big shout out to fellow Squid Jeremy, our in-house scale expert, for building a beautiful BIGFOOT #8 replica complete with a scale driver. Check out his column on it! So for this week it’s gonna be my first (and probably not the last) dual column where I’m going to combine Monster Truck Madness and Laying Rubber into one. I didn’t know [...]

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