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RC4WD BigDog Triple Axle Boat Trailer

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Das Boat

Greeting folks and a Happy Friday to you! There are several niches of the hobby that, while different, seem to naturally pair well with scaling. Drifting. Solid axle monster trucks. Construction equipment. Boating. That last one is particularly interesting to me as of late. It’s pretty common to see boats on trailers at scale get-togethers. Many times, before a run starts they [...]

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ASK Cubby- You Blow Up My Email, I Make My Intern Filter The…

“Trade info question Hi Cubby, Love the site. Love the content. Quick question……what is the go to, trade, data source for the hobby? Specifically, I’d love to get my hands on market share by segment, units sold, etc. I know it’s hard because they are all private companies but there has to be a good source out there, and if there [...]

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THE Cub Report – Kashmir

Hello friends, coming to you live from the greater St Louis metro area, this is me, and this is THE Cub Report. No, there isn’t anything huge on the agenda for this week, but here are a couple notes. Save the dates- April 7th for our scale crawling event in Crystal City Missouri, as well as June 1-3 for Horizon Hobby’s [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Gearing Up For Fun

In case you missed it, earlier this week we posted about a big scale event that we are hosting in tandem with the STL R/C Freaks. The crew has been kicking around the idea of this since late-Fall and now that the details are in the wild, we can talk a little more about it. We had actually talked quite a bit [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Emails, My Malarkey

“Traxxas Bronco Hi Cubby, How are you? Me, I’m not doing so good. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep. I have fallen in love and it’s not my wife. Every time I see the sunset paint job and those curves Cubby… those curves,I get all sweaty and my chest flutters, my heart just falls into my boots. I will leave my wife [...]

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THE Cub Report – It’s Monday, Let’s Talk

Hello friends, thanks for joining us here at BigSquidRC. Today is Monday, the day when I post a real hodgepodge of happenings, thoughts, and rants about the remote control industry. So what’s up? First up, we posted info regarding our first ever scale crawling event earlier today. The Mud, Rocks, and Tears Scale Showdown has been in the works for a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Back in Black?

Hey all, Happy Friday to ye’. Time to talk paint. Last week I was doing a simple JConcepts Ford F-250 rattle can job, painting a truck solid pink (don’t ask!). Yes, that dark orange body at the top of this page was supposed to be pink. Whoops. I’m decent at solid color paint jobs these days, having done around 75 probably, but [...]

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ASK Cubby – You Write In, I Mash The Keys in Response

“Castle Mamba X SCT Pro Review Hey Cubby, I realize that is a relatively old review, but I was hoping maybe to get some info from you. Specifically you mentioned temperatures on normal bashing gearing. My question is do you recall a pinion/spur combo you used on the Pro-2 to keep the temperatures good when bashing? Thanks very much ahead of time, Randall B.” Cubby- [...]

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THE Cub Report – Go Big Or Go Home

Hey ya rc fans, welcome to Big Squid and to THE Cub Report. What’s going on in the rc world? Let’s jump right in… So ya, who would have known that big short course trucks were going to dominate Q1 & Q2 of 2018? First the crew at Losi announced the Super Baja Rey. Then last week Traxxas unveiled their pro [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – More of the Wrong Places

Wow, last week’s Scalin’ blog about how I got Das Boot from a local park when wheeling the Marlin Crawler really got you guys fired up. Lots of e-mails and also some great comments. It seems a lot of you have been having this same problem. However, some did offer possible solutions. The most interesting response came from commenter “John D.” who [...]

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ASK Cubby – More Of Your Questions, Less Of My Answers

“Redcat quality Dear Cubby I have noticed Redcat picking up with new distributors and was wondering if you have had the pleasure of doing any product testing with any of there products. The reason I am asking i am in the market for a nitro truck/ truggy ( I miss the smell, sound and tinkering)but not looking to spend more than [...]

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THE Cub Report – Boss Mode

Well hello there, welcome to this week’s Cub Report. I pretty much have zero on my mind, so this CR is probably going to be all over the place. Let’s begin, shall we? The Toy Fair in Nuremburg kicks off in just 2 days. In our industry, the Nuremburg Toy Fair used to be huge, now days it has shrunk a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All the Wrong Places

As I was finishing up photography on our Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2 review last week (p.s. the link for that is here, it’s a truck that I like A LOT), my stomach sank as I was walking back to my car. I was being approached by a confused looking police offer. Gulp. Now, at this time I was by myself [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby- Solid Questions, Questionable Answers

“General bashers Hello. Have currently got the traxxas summit 1/10, like it a lot for its go anywhere ability. I am looking for something more suited for high speed bashing. (Driving through paddocks, jumps, dirt roads etc) I like the look of the arrma cars ( seem well built, good reviews and awsome price). Typhon ( really like this but [...]

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THE Cub Report – Another Case Of The Mondays

Whoa, last week was big in the news department, so lets dive right on in. First up, the elephant in any room, Traxxas started teasing not one, but a pair of new vehicles last week. As with some of their other new cars, Traxxas is letting their dealer network help unveil the new vehicles to the world. This shows how much [...]

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