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Monster Truck Madness – Ultra Mod Class

Hey all, this week’s MTM is coming to you LIVE from my kitchen table, where I’ve been posted up for about oh, I dunno, 3 weeks now. Before I go on my normal solid axle tangent, first some love for a bashing monster. The crew over at ARRMA have put together a series on the design and development of the Kraton [...]

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Losing grip – turning forty

I believe this is my fortieth column, in almost as many weeks. I’ve missed two weeks I think, both of them around the time when I changed jobs and moved some ten thousand miles.  A pretty good run so far, I dare say. Who’d have thought that, a year ago? Cubby, maybe, since he was the one who first approached [...]

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Losing grip – get this, Cary!

It’s Wednesday, and time for another Losing Grip column. No, just kidding, it’s Saturday and my column is a couple of days overdue. As usual, as of late, better get used to it, I’m afraid. For most of us, it’s spring, and thanks goodness for that. This whole covid-19 issue would have felt even worse if it was fall. Now [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – SCALE GARAGE 2.0 VIDEO!

Over the last week the regular rat race of life has slowed down, unlike most people who are having trouble filling there new found free time, us in the RC hobby have been doing this for years and can handle any time tossed our way. With everything going on people more then ever need a distraction right now. So, I [...]

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Bow Range Cubby

ASK Cubby - It's Thursday (or Friday!), That Means Question …

“SCX10 III vs TRX-4 Which one do you like better Cubby, the SCX10 III or the TRX-4? That Axial looks really good, but the Traxxas has been hard to beat. Larry S.” Cubby- Oh heck yes Larry, the all new Axial Racing SCX10 III has created a lot of buzz in the rock crawling world. The V3 got trick little things like hidden [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Amazing BIGFOOT Replicas

In the world of replica r/c monster trucks, I’d wager that the BIGFOOT fleet of trucks has been done the most. And they’ve been done very well! So many talented builders have done their version of the big blue Ford that they all kind of run together. I mean heck, nowadays you can just buy a great looking one from [...]

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Sunglass Cubby

THE Cub Report – So What Now???

Yes indeed people, so what now? I’ll tell ya what, now is the time to chill, but this time won’t last long in the grand scheme of things. Before we know it, the rc industry, as well as America as whole, will be back to 100%. I am actually enjoying a few days of downtime, but certainly can’t wait for [...]

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Losing Grip – Details and transitions

Don’t ever send your LiPos to yourself by international mail. I have tried it, never to see  them again. I wonder where they ended up? Hopefully confiscated by someone who is into the hobby himself, so that they get used, rather than just thrown away. But if not, someone else will be happy to receive an order for a couple [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – AXIAL HAS A NEW HORSE IN THE STABLE!

Holy Axial Batman! Axial has anounced the new SCX10 III Jeep JLU Wrangler w/Portals and by the looks of it they have put some thought into the 3rd gen SCX10. Now, if you happened to catch the last episode of RC Conspiracies the Axial SCX10 III came up as one of the topics. I stand by what I said then, [...]

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ASK Cubby – Quarantine Questions

“Pro-Line Supersonic Question Cubby, Does the new Supersonic speed run body from Pro-Line fit my two wheel SC10? Thanks for any advice. Corey C.” Cubby- Yo Corey, thank You for taking the time to write in. I have actually been getting a bit more email the last few days, including a few questions about the new Pro-Line Supersonic. It is very cool for Pro-Line to [...]

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Traxxas Stampede Snow Video

Monster Truck Madness - Crazy Times Mean a Dive into the Mai…

Before answering a few monster truck-related reader e-mails this week, I wanted to give a quick “thank you” to the readers that reached out regarding my post that I’d soon be moving to the Tampa, Florida area, and asked if anyone wanted to race. Well, as it turns out, yes, a lot of you want to race solid axle monster [...]

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Boat Man Cubby RC

THE Cub Report – Way More Fun Than Covid-19

Holy freak’n smokes, in the last 7 days, it seems like the entire world has changed. We’ve gone from one lifestyle, to another (self distancing/staying at home), and we don’t really know when things will be “back to normal”. Boy, I would guess that we should be seeing better times a month from now, but who even knows at this [...]

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Losing grip – a Doug or a Bonkers?

Some columns ago, I wrote about colors. Allow me to quote myself: ”Buying and painting a body is a fair investment of money, so you want it to look good, right? Therefore, chose your colors wisely.” What wisdom! Either read some color theory, read my column, or check out some super heroes and steal their colors for your car. Easy. [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – MAX AMPS GOES THE DISTANCE

Last weekend I had a chance to get out and do some crawling with the local club Chi-Town RC Crawlers. It was a much-needed break from sitting in front of my laptop working on videos. Knowing that I didn’t have much time to crawl I only charged one battery, a Max Amps 2s 4750 – Graphene lipo shorty pack, one [...]

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Cubby BBQ

ASK Cubby – In Pour The Questions, Out Drivels The Answers

“Get low Dear squire, This spring I want to lower my 8S Kraton for speed runs. What is the best/easiest/cheapest way to do the job? Herbert W.” Cubby- Hello there Herby, what’s up? Thanks for taking the time to write in. So, you have one of the ultra-gnarly 8S ARRMA Kratons and you are ready to start doing speed runs with it. First off, as [...]

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