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Hobbico Natalie Cubby

THE Cub Report- Long, Heartfelt Messages

Hello there rc people, thanks for finding our little corner of the world wide web. I am Cubby and this is BigSquidRC, a website dedicated to the basher side of the rc hobby. Over the years, I have received a number of long, heartfelt messages. Some come from industry folks, but most have come from consumers. Just like your “normal” job, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ Mud Bog!

I think it’s safe to say that all of us have that little kid inside of us. Being dialed into your inner child and this hobby go hand-in-hand; playing in the mud is no different. Yes, it is extremely messy, but the joy you get out of it is well worth it. If you have never been to a Mud [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Another Week Of Your Astute Questions

“X-MAXX TIRES Cubby, Hi Cubby, how ya doing? I am a huge fan of the Cub Report! Before I spend all my money on a new set of tires for my X-Maxx, I wanted your opinion. I know you have one, what kind of tires are you running on yours? Chad P.” Cubby- Yo hey there Chad, good hearing from you again. You know [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Offsetting Penalties

Wheel offset is a very important choice when it comes to solid axle monster truck building and setup. In some cases it not only affects performance, but determines whether you can even turn the wheels or not! Until just a few years ago, monster truckers had to make due with stock Tamiya Clod and TXT-1 wheels. This meant getting creative to [...]

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Cubby BBQ

THE Cub Report – Freewill

Hello rc enthusiasts, welcome to another lovely week in rc. My name is Cubby and I would like to personally thank you for spending a few minutes on BigSquidRC. I had originally thought about naming this Cub Report “80 pages”, but even I thought that was a bit extreme (I know, a handful of you “get it” and are giggling right [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ Battle Damage!

A beat-up truck with dents and rust will actually turn my head faster than seeing a pristine shelf Queen. One of my favorite Hot Wheels as a kid was the police car that when you ran something into the car the door would flip over and show a dented panel. Even the old crash test dummy car, you would run [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – Intelligent Questions, Questionable Answers

“Batteries LiPo Vs LiHV Hey Cubby I now run NimH but I am getting ready to go LiPo. Would you recommend using normal LiPo batteries or going with LiHV? What’s the &$#%ing difference? Robby F.” Cubby- What’s up Rob and thank you very much for writing in. I see you are having an issue deciding on batteries, so this is how I see [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Kickin’ it Old Skool

Chances are, if you follow any of the scale r/c pages on social media, you’ve probably come across a cool looking “old skool” styled solid axle monster truck or two. Retro solid axle monster trucks started gaining popularity in the mid 2000’s, and now they are really big. For many long time fans such as myself, it’s a way to re-live [...]

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Cubby Dirt

THE Joe Dirt Report – Who Do You Love?

Hello there friends and fellow hobbyists, welcome to THE Cub Report. Now that you’ve found us, thanks for the click, here is some news and happens from the world of rc... Can you believe it, we are already up to podcast #7! My how time flies! Tim Gluth from RCNewb has been doing a great job, but I think his best [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ Group Therapy

Joining a RC club can make your RC experience 100 times better. Just like anything, when you get together with a group of people who all share common interest it’s a lot of fun. Try talking to your non-RC friends about the new tires or servo that are coming out and I’m pretty sure you’ll just get a blank stare. [...]

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Rockstar Cubby

ASK Cubby – You Keep Writing, I Keep Mashing Keys

“Under tree fifty Cubby, What up bro? I gotta get me a new crawler, but da money just isn’t there. Pick me out a good crawler for under $300, a bad ass one. What I gotta do for some stickers bro? Gary E.” Cubby- Yo hey there “Gary”, LOL, thanks for writing in. Oh and, what ya gotta do for some stickers? Simply send me [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Completely Overdriven

Brief plug before we get started here – last week I guested on the Radio Impound Podcast! It was a blast talking r/c monsters with hosts Jason Ruona and Gotti Jr.! We discussed my work with Big Squid RC, my monster truck club Trigger King and my time in the full scale monster truck industry. You can check it out [...]

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Thursday Night Cubby

THE Cub Report – Where The River Flows

Well hello there, my name is Cubby and this is my “report”. I generally talk about the rc industry, or F1, or SX, or whatever really. So here we go... Pricing. Back in the day (read early 90s) a high-end RC10 Team Car kit was just over $200. Today, their B6.1 Team kit is priced at just over 300. So after [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ Spotlight Jeep Rod

A few weeks ago I mentioned doing a fan spotlight. Once a month or so I will pick someone who has scale or custom build. The amount of fabricating and out of the box thinking that goes into any custom build is amazing. A lot of trial and error, but the end result is worth it. Eli Saa and his [...]

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Why the FatShark 101 is one of the Best Products for Getting…

Introduction Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this product, I want to give a little bit of background on why I strongly believe in it by telling a story of how I got to know the people that put it together. Entry into FPV (First Person View) is daunting. Three years ago, when I started my journey, it [...]

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