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Losing grip – Painter’s progress

G’day mates! The one thing that keeps me attached to this hobby of ours, toy cars, is all the many aspects of it. Last week’s column was dedicated to electronics, something I am slowly getting more and more comfortable with, today’s topic will be painting. I have now come to the point where I cannot immediately say how many lexan bodies [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Fall is Here

Greetings all and welcome to another Monster Truck Madness! Fall has arrived and the weather and almost on cue, the weather has turned cooler and it’s amazing! We have our season finale Trigger King R/C race this Sunday, and it should be about perfect for it. For folks in the northeast area of the country, one of the biggest rc monster truck [...]

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Losing grip – Transforming the TRX-4 transmitter functions

As far as plans go, mine was as simple as they come. Even so, it failed miserably when faced with reality. It was like this:  1) Buy TRX-4 kit and 2021 Ford Bronco body, 2) build and paint TRX-4 kit and Bronco body, 3) drive and enjoy TRX-4, 4) upgrade and do pre and post comparisons one thing at a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Car Crushing with a Traxxas K10 TRX-…

Hey gang and Happy Friday to you. Apologies for the weekly MTM blog running a day behind, but I’ve been moving this week. I got a new house and with that is going to come a new workshop! Yeah buddy! So today I wanted to give my impressions of the Traxxas TRX-4 K10 High Trail Edition….that’s been slightly monster-ized with JConcepts [...]

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EVERYBODY'S SCALIN' - RC4WD 1/10 ADVANCED WIRELESS REMOTE/RE…

What’s going on Scalin Squids! RC4WD has released a new 1/10 Advanced Scale Winch Controller and Receiver. Now when it comes to electronics its hit or miss for me, I have installed with no issues, and I have also installed wrong and that’s not a good or cheap time. In the past the RC4WD winch setups could be confusing while [...]

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Losing grip – Watch what the receiver receives

Knowledge ought to save money, but it doesn’t always. Lacking a BEC, a receiver can be powered by a receiver pack, often 5 NiMh cells with a nominal output of 6V. I knew this, and that’s why I just smoked my Traxxas TQi receiver and need to get a new one. Very annoying. Let’s start from the beginning. I have a [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’- SHOP NEWS

What is going on Scalin’ Squids! It has been busy around the BSRC Kentucky HQ, with multiple builds going on and setting up the new off-road park A.K.A Juicebox Holler, things are running smooth.  The new trail layout has been working out well, walking paths are big enough for the mower too blow off the trails and obstacles are laid [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – BIGFOOT Open House 2022 Ruled!

Hey everyone and Happy Thursday! This past weekend, on Saturday September 10th, BIGFOOT 4×4 held their annual Open House and this one was one of the best yet! The full sized monster trucks put on a show, complete with some old school car crushing (you can see a highlight video I threw together below), and the RC portion of the event featured [...]

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Losing grip – Roundabout painting

When everyone else out there seem to be building their own version of the new TRX-4 High Trail, I’m as behind as ever and am turning a TRX-4 kit into a 2021 Bronco. Goes to prove that I never was an early adopter, and that Brian needs to raise my pay check. Speaking of money: if you want a TRX-4 [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – ECTO 1 BUILD!

We have lift off Squid Nation! The Ecto 1 from Scale Rat is in the shop and starting to get the parts mocked up. Having to wait this long was not ideal, with moving states I knew I couldn’t have given the Scale Rat Ecto 1 the proper treatment until I was in the new shop.There were a few ways [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – High Trail

Hey all and Happy Thursday. Before getting into the matter at hand here, I hope to see some of you this Saturday at BIGFOOT Open House! You can click here for event info. Well, I went and did it. I cut the check for a Traxxas TRX-4 High Trail. Having the lift kit pre-installed and that killer Chevy body were too [...]

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Losing grip - Center of gravity and being clever about upgra…

Do you know where your car’s center of gravity is? I do, and you can find out in less than five minutes. It might save you money, and it might inform you to make better upgrade decisions. I’ll start by explaining center of gravity, will then touch on torque, do a quick brief on tipping point and base of support, and then run [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Come out on September 11th to the BI…

Hey guys, as September kicks off today we are now in BIGFOOT Open House month! This annual Fall tradition is taking place on September 10th at 10AM in Pacific, MO- a suburb outside the city of St. Louis! There will be car crushes with BIGFOOT and Snake-Bite monster trucks, old school monster trucks doing crushes (not sure on the truck line-up [...]

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Losing grip – To BEC or not to BEC?

An external BEC is a nifty little device that I recently realised I use too often. Maybe you do as well? My Bomber, Yeti and SCX10III all have one, added by way of default thinking as I was setting up the electronics on them. I had read that it’s a good thing, and so added one to every car without [...]

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Losing grip – Bring in the crowd!

How best to spread this great hobby of ours? It’s a rich one, with lots of different aspects to dwelve deeper into: driving (duh…), building, painting, racing, engineering. Indoors, outdoors, in mud, on asphalt, at the beach, in the mountains, on the trails. Not that I really have to tell you, you know what I’m talking about. If it is good, [...]

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