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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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ASK Cubby – You Ask, I Reply

“Aftermarket for the ECX Hiya Cubby, A bit before the Traxxas trailer came along and stole your hearts with its scale good looks, well thought out design, 2 speed tranny, remote locking diffs and portal axles (drool) another scaler had caught your eye, the ECX Barrage. While the Traxxas trailer represents the higher end of the market, the ECX offering won your hearts [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Polite Questions, My Angry Answers

“Vent/ Rant/ Rc etiquette at places not intended for rc cars Some (not all) people need to respect others while driving RC cars. I see a lot of skatepark/ bmx track footage of people driving their cars at these places while others are trying to use them for there intended purposes. Yes, it makes for some awesome footage and I myself [...]

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ASK Cubby – In Come The Letters, Out Goes My Mind

“Steering Hi Cubby, what is the best way to get more steering on my PRO-mt? When I first got it the steering was fine, now it seems like there isn’t enough? Porter” Cubby- Hey ya Porter, thanks for writing in, shoot me your snail mail for one of our very large, and very kick butt, sticker packages. So… you have a Pro-Line PRO-MT. Congrats, [...]

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ASK Cubby – Your Logical Questions, My Irrational Responses

“Fix It Or Shut Up Cubby, With you always ranting against ROAR and rc racing, why don’t you put your money where your big mouth is and fix it? (name withheld by request) Michigan” Cubby- Well hola there Mr. Name Withheld By Request. As always, thanks for taking the time to write in, and of course a sticker kit is all yours if you have [...]

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ASK Cubby – Oh Look, More Questions!

“Radio destruction Cubby, What is your take on the radio that got destroyed on the stand during the 1/8 nationals? Owen D.” Cubby- Well hello there Owen and thanks for taking the time to shoot me an email. OK, for those of you that didn’t see it on social media, Ryan Maifield lost his temper at the ROAR 1/8th scale nitro nats a couple weeks [...]

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ASK Cubby - Another Week Of Questions, More Of My Weak Answe…

“100 Hello Cubby. I only have $100 to spend, what do you think is the best cheap car on the market? Cheers, Ernesto C.” Cubby- Well hello there Ernesto, thanks for writing in. So… the “best” rc car under $100 eh? That is a hard one. Actually, it isn’t hard because of the price point, it is hard because there are actually a lot of [...]

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