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Monster Truck Madness – Turkey Mailbag

Last week I asked for Losi LMT-related questions and as usual, you all delivered. Many folks asked similar questions so I picked two of them to answer below. Oh, and before we get going, Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US readers! Doug, Question in response to your column on the LMT (and all your other coverage, which was great!). Fair to say [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – LMT After-shocks

Hey gang, sorry for the late column this week. After two intense weeks of putting the LMT through it’s paces and shooting a bunch of video and writing the review, I’ve been in major catch-up mode ever since. It’s been really interesting seeing the reaction to this vehicle. Most of it has been positive, but of course you do have some [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3D Bodies

One of the most fun things about full size monster trucks is the sometimes extremely wild personas they take on by way of 3D fiberglass bodies. Ever since the Snake-Bite monster truck debuted in the early 90’s with a snake head replacing the front the clip of a pickup truck, complete with fangs, 3D bodies have become popular. And yes, I [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Season’s End

This past weekend, my monster truck club Trigger King R/C ended our 2020 outdoor season. We barely got it in, as the forecast was jumping around all week. The final race of the year was held in 45 degree weather with heavy cloud cover. Despite being a chilly day, it was a lot of fun! I had the best racing day [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – It’s Out There

I’m pretty much the last person that needs to tell ya’ll that 2020 isn’t exactly great. For me, it’s been the toughest year of my life. Emotionally and professionally. At some point here I’m going to write about one of those reasons- the loss of my dear Dad- but those words continue to be much too tough to write. You know [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – A Big Monster Mailbag

Just wanted to thank you for the many Big Squid articles and Trigger King videos over the years. Really helpful for me as I got into the hobby a bit and am enjoying it with my son. I was completely bitten by the solid axle bug here in Va. I have two SMT10s and I have a couple of questions [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – The Beauty of Shoe Goo

Today we are going to talk about the solid axle monster trucker’s best friend- Shoe Goo. Yes, what a sexy topic! Here’s the deal, folks. If you have a solid axle monster truck that means you probably have Clod sized tires and wheels. Outside of large scale r/c vehicles or expensive machined wheels, they are about as expensive of a set [...]

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Monster Truck Madness / Laying Rubber – Buncha new Tires

Hey all, sorry for the late column this week. Gonna be another two-fer as I combine the MTM and LR topics into one. This week I wanted to talk about tires, as there have been some big releases in both the monster truck and drag racing worlds as of late. Let’s start with drag racing. Wide tires are coming to no prep [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Monster Truck Madness – Return of the Monster Mailbag

Hey everyone, I have several questions I’ve been sitting on this week, so let’s get to it. I see a lot of people replicating real life monster trucks, both ones from the old days and new ones, yet I don’t see any licensed decals out there. Is it all paint? How do you guys do it? Steve M. from Huntsville, AL Steve, the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Whole Lotta Stuff Goin’ On

I’ve spent the last month or two primarily in Clod Buster town, and with both of those projects finally “finished” (they never are finished), I am coming up for air and will cover a few big news items that are going on in the r/c monster truck world.Traxxas just yesterday announced the Traxxas Hoss 4×4 VXL. While my knowledge of [...]

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