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Road Trip Cubby

ASK Cubby – Back To The Questions (And More Nonsense)

“ARRMA Infraction Question Hey Cubby, After driving the Infraction do you really think it is an XO-1 killer? Does it get crazy at high speeds? How about those new tires? Thanks man, Donald D.” Cubby- Yo what’s up Double D? Thanks for writing in, as always, a snail mail for a sticker pack. Ya, so about that ARRMA Infraction, what is it like? Stock on 6S, [...]


ASK Cubby – Your Legit Questions, My Legit Question Dodging

“Slow Times Hey I read your site pretty religiously and for the past few years it seems that you continue to talk about how times are slow in the hobby. I just don’t understand why. The hobby has as you have said in the past a lot going for it. Yeah video games are a thing i get that. I have [...]


Speed Run Cubby

ASK Cubby - The Best Of Your Questions, The Worst Of My Answ…

“RJ Hey, Have you guys heard from RJ @ TheToyz recently? Is rj still with us? His FaceBook page hasn’t had any new posts since like last November, and BSRC hasn’t posted anything new from TheToyz from around that time too. Just wondering if you guys knew anything? Thanks, Jim And here is a picture of my Slash“ Cubby- I actually posted something about RJ Blaisdell [...]


Cubby Helmet

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

“Starter Cubby, Looking for a good first crawler buddy. Not wanting to spend a whole lot, is there anything worth buying for around 300? Derek L.” Cubby- Hummmmmm, lets see here Derek, you are looking for an affordable crawler. Guess what? You are luck, there just happen to be a BUNCH of them on the market right now (and more seem to be showing [...]


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ASK Cubby – More Questions, More Non-sense

“How much?????? Cubby, I started looking for my first rc car three weeks ago. What I have not found is roughly how much do I need to spend to get a true hobby grade car? If I buy a $99 car will it be hobby grade or just an expensive toy? How fast is a $99 car? Thanks, Darren J.” Cubby- Yo hey there Darren, [...]


Cubby Crawler Shootout

ASK Cubby – Another Week Dodging Your Questions

“RC bodies Hey Cubby, Are there any companies that make custom lexan bodies upon request. I’m a fan of the Pontiac brand and was trying to find a Pontiac Grand Am SE or the Pontiac G8 body. If you or anyone can point me in the right direction of this quest it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! JLWes” Cubby- Hola there JL, thanks for sending [...]


Footwear Cubby

ASK Cubby – Oopss I Did It Again

“Differentials in 4WD Vehicles Hello Cubby, love the Big Squid RC site and check daily for updates! Couple quick questions regarding differentials in 4WD vehicles. I noticed all the ARRMA 6s models like the Kraton and Outcast have 3 diffs. Conversely, the 3s BLX series have just 2 since the center diff is eliminated. Could you explain the [...]


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ASK Cubby – More Letters, Less Answers

“Nitro Rc Hey Cubby! I have been in the Rc hobby for almost 6 years now and am loving every second of it. I’ve got a scx-10, a P4de, and an X-Maxx, but I haven’t ever had a nitro. I would like to get into nitro, but most of the forums I have been looking at are 5 to 10 years old, so [...]


ASK Cubby – Solid Questions, Questionable Answers

“Scale Basher? Dear Cubby, I’m looking to diversify my RC’s a little and try out a more scale rig (want to see what the fuss is all about). My concern is… I really enjoy “sending it” and I don’t think I’ll be happy slow-crawling over obstacles. So what is the traxxas slash of the scale/crawler world… the swiss-army knife per se [...]



ASK Cubby – Interesting Questions, Invalid Answers

“MaxAmps?? (help appreciated)? Firstly, sorry for bothering you guys, but I did so want an unbiased opinion on the superb(or I think they are) MaxAmps Lipos? First up I am English, but living in Norway, due to a lifetime of poor heath I was told get a hobby, something to get you moving out in the fresh air. I decided in the [...]


President Cubby

ASK Cubby – Fun Questions, Questionable Answers

“Fav Tire Sauce I know you used to race indoors, what kind of sauce do you like for stock rubber tc? Nathan P.” Cubby- Thanks for the email Nate, long time, no see. Hope you’ve been doing well. Actually, tire sauce is one of the reasons I quit racing indoors. I put in too many decades where I spent all weekend, or even all [...]


Big Cubby

ASK Cubby – A Weekly Q & A Session

“RTR Scale Crawler Hey Cubby, What’s the best bang for the buck scale crawler? I want to buy a new rig but don’t have a lot of cheddar if you know what I mean. What about upgrade tires? What tires do you run? Dominic B.” Cubby- Wazzup Dom? Thanks for writing in to ASK Cubby. As always a snail mail will get ya [...]


Rugged Cubby

ASK Cubby – More Of You, Less Of Me

“Just a quick one… Question =) Traxxas Kits Hey Cubby, Just saw the TRAXXAS Stampede Kit Announcement on Bigsquid. So I´m a little bit curious if you might know if there are more in the works from Traxxas in this direction? Maybe an X-Maxx Kit? That would be something. Cause its on my mind buying one. But if there is a Kit [...]


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Ask Cubby – I Could of Been a Jonas

“Where do the cars go? Sup Cubby, You guys get a lot of review cars, what do you do with all of them when you are done? Do you have a warehouse full? Do you sell them? Can I have some? Let me know if you need a shipping address. Keep up the great work! You guys rock! Julio Cubby- Hey Julio, send me your [...]


Footwear Cubby

ASK Cubby – Hard Questions, Easy Answers

“Don’t you dare try to duck a drift question! Hi Cubby! I’ve been following your ramblings for a bit over a year now, and you really seem to have a good grip on most of our hobby. After having built first a Yeti and then a Bomber, both really gnarly machines, I am now turning my eyes sideways towards the part of [...]