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ASK Cubby – Your Letters, My Totally Made Up Responses

“$400 shootout Big squid is hands down the best rc basher resource on the internet. So I would like to see a $400 shootout. Let me explain. Have everyone on the big squid team pick an rtr vehicle a battery and a charger, with a total street value of less than $400. Then find out what the best combination is [...]

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ASK Cubby- Your Questions, My Shady Remarks

“Gearing Cubby, I have just started racing indoors with a TLR 22 3.0 buggy. The track that I race at is clay and around 50 feet long and 30 feet wide what would you recommend for gearing? I race my buggy in the stock class with a 17.5 motor. John B.” Cubby- Yo Johnny boy, thanks for talking a few minutes out of your [...]

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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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THE Cub Report – Freedom Of Choice

Well hello there friends, thanks for dropping by BigSquidRC. Back in the good old days I would do sort of an “introduction” to the website from time to time for new readers. After all, if there is one thing that rc is good about doing, that is bringing in new people. So for those of you who haven’t been reading [...]

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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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