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ASK Cubby – Gobble, Gobble Edition

“Venom 540 Combo I just recently purchased the Venom 3300kv 80 amp combo. The box it came in says 2s lipo only, but I have been reading reviews and specs online saying it is 3s Lipo compatible. Could you clear this up for me please I would appreciate it thank you. O Rivers” Cubby- Yo Mista Rivers, what’s up? Thanks for [...]

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ASK Cubby – This Week With Your Letters

“Wheel Suggestions I have a traxxas 4tec 2.0 on the way. Gonna be running this body, any wheel suggestions would be helpful. Josh S.”Cubby- Well look at that, quite possibly the shortest letter that I have ever received! Thanks for writing in Josh, shoot us your snail mail for a sticker pack. So Josh, your letter was short and your picture was Really [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Letters, My Banter

“3D Printing from the local Hobby Shop Hey Cubby! Do you think hobby shops would invest in 3D printing machines and the software to draw people back? Having someone on-site who could lay down your ideas into software like Blender or AutoCAD and print it on-site would be pretty neat. Even having someone there to reproduce that hard to find broken part would [...]

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ASK Cubby- More Questions, More Of My Malarkey

“PRC QX-4 Hi There, I read your newsletter every day and wonderd if you could do a review of the PRC QX-4 that seems to be made by FS Racing. I’d like this for my boys for Xmas for inside crawling… are there any alternatives? Regards, Marc” Cubby- Yo Marc, aren’t you a lucky guy! I am proclaiming your email as “Letter Of The Month”. [...]

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ASK Cubby- Ask Me Anything, Except For That

“Just a question or two from me to you Hiya Cubby, My scaling plans involving the TRX 4 and or the Barrage are on hold due to being poor. So instead, I’m dusting off and giving some love to my older RC Cars. I am re purposing my Anza Slash and turning it into an Anza Pro-MT! The Anza and the [...]

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ASK Cubby- Your Weekly Questions, My Weakly Responses

“Important Question Cubby, I was just wondering how long before a truck comes out do you know about it? Is it a couple days, weeks, or months? Trevor L.” Cubby- Well hey there Trevor, thanks so much for sending me an “important question”. Here is my not so important answer. It depends. We don’t really attempt to keep up with new race releases, but bash [...]

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ASK Cubby – You Shoot The Questions, I Dodge Them

“Muddle-Brained fixing the rules Hi Cubby, I’ve been thinking ever since you posted your last angry letter about you complaining that RC racing is broken, Or something to that extent. So I thought I’d throw out a couple of ideas. This probably isn’t uncommon to you but it gets it out of my head so something is achieved. First fix, All the [...]

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ASK Cubby- Legit Questions, Bogus Answers

“Brushless Motors Cubby, Hi Cubby, I have been reading your columns forever, keep the good stuff coming. My question for you is this, will a lower kv motor have more torque than a higher kv motor? I have a pair of Dynamite 540 brushless motors. The two motors have a different kv, yet both feel like they have the same torque. Everybody online [...]

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ASK Cubby – 42 Is Always The Answer

“Charger Problems OK Cubby, I am having a problem charging the battery that came with my truck. It is a 3000 NIMH and my charger doesn’t want to charge it. It tries, but after a couple minutes it says the charge is over, even though the pack is nowhere near full. Do I throw away the pack or do I need [...]

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ASK Cubby – No Questions, Simple Connector Talk

This week ASK Cubby is going to be different. Over on our Facebook Group, Dan posted a link to an article titled “A Critical Look: Traxxas’ Connector Crisis”, and it sounds I am supposed to respond to it. So it here goes… First off, the article is really long. And by long, I mean longer than a paragraph. That is too [...]

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ASK Cubby- I Check My Email Once A Year, Just FYI

“Transponders I was wondering what the future of lap times and transponders will be. It seems to me that with WiFi , Bluetooth, and GPS, being in everyone’s pocket the transponder companies would be selling them cheaper. I thought traxxas was making cars that transmit telemetry to your cell phone?? I’m thinking of doing a little club [...]

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ASK Cubby – You Ask The Questions, I Dodge The Answers

“Motors and rotors Morning Cubby, 4.39am Local time (sweden). Any idea or a good tip to strength the sintered magnets in a BL motor for say MT use?..i mean to hold it together?..i used a 1717 that where reinforced ( from factory ) with thin glassfibre..but i knew i used it to and beyound the limit on rpm when i juiced [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Letters, My Nonsense

“Belted Tires Sir Cubby, With your infinite wealth of rc knowledge, can you tell me the difference between belted and non-belted tires? What I mean is, how do they drive, and should I be using them on my truggy that I use mostly for bashing? Hayden D.” Cubby- Yo Hayden, congrats on hitting the big time. If you shoot me your home mailing addy [...]

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ASK Cubby- You Write The Questions, I Dodge The Answers

“Dirty rc Good day Cubby, Just got my hands on a used RC and it is a mess of silicone diff and shock oil with caked on dirt, slightly rusty parts. I want to know what you guys use to clean out dirty rc cars and refurbish ole’ ones. You guys bash hard and I also wonder what kind of cleaning maintenance [...]

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ASK Cubby – More Letters, Less Responses

“Height Hello Cubby, huge fan of yours. Every Monday I look forward to reading the Cub Report. If you happen to read my email, I have a question for you. What is the proper ride height for my ARRMA Raider? What does changing the ride height do? Thomas A.” Cubby- Well hey there Tommy, cool question and thanks for writing in. So you are the [...]

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