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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – CHRISTMAS MUST HAVE’S

It is official we can start talking about Christmas! And more importantly what is on your RC Christmas list. It seems every month since January my list keeps getting bigger, as I’m am sure everyone else’s does. There are four must have vehicles that everyone should have at least one of on your list this Christmas. Or, if you are [...]

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Check Out Our Latest Scale RC Video (Traxxas and Axial)

This last weekend a bunch of the Big Squid RC Crew were hanging out at Jeremy’s Juicebox Off-Road park, and while we were there, Jeremy shot a little video footage. The video stars the Traxxas TRX-4 Bronco and the Axial SCX10 II Blazer. We had a blast shooting the footage, and Jeremy did a awesome job piecing it all together. [...]

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March Bash-ness 2018 Round 4 – Final ROUND

Here we are, the final round! Congratulations to the ARRMA Kraton and the Axial SCX10! Both of these vehicles fought off some insanely tough competition to make it here and to be the winners of the Basher side and the crawler/scale side. Now it’s time for their final fight, is it really the Kraton vs the scX10 or is it [...]

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March Bash-ness 2018 Round 4 – Final Four

We are down to the final four! This is a VERY important round because it’s going to crown a winner for the basher side and a winner for the crawler side. It’s been very exciting watching things unfold. The leads in round three jumped back and forth several times leaving us on the edge of our seats to see who [...]

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March Bash-ness 2018 Round 3

We are down to eight vehicles. Four on the basher side, and four on the crawler side. The last round proved pretty interesting as a few upsets broke more than a few of the Big Squid RC crew brackets. There are several vehicles in the top 8 nobody expected to get this far. Again, every year we are surprised by [...]

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March Bash-ness 2018 Round 2 – With a Twist

Welcome to Round 2 of the March Bash-ness 2018 brackets! We warned you that we had planned a twist, and as you can see it’s a good one! We took all the winners from the sweet 16 bracket in round one, and put them on the left side. On the right side, we have added 8 scale/crawler vehicles! We had a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 1.9″ Tire Size Reference

I think most would agree that owning a 1.9 rig is what gives you the true scaling experience. The “training wheel” guys may disagree (aka 2.2), but 1.9’s are definitely the most popular, if nothing else. Given that most of us don’t have access to truly mountainous and/or wild environments to play in right around our houses, it’s usually the best combination [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Run Around the News

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a general “what’s new in scaling” type-post, and I figure we are overdue. First up is the Thunder Tiger Toyota Hilux. The other day TT posted a pretty sweet video of the truck in action. Gotta say, it looks pretty capable. We are hoping to get one of these for review soon, so you can [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #11 – BIGFOOT Ranger Replica

Over the weekend I attended the annual BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House in Pacific, MO and helped to put on an r/c monster truck race with my Trigger King friends. There were a lot of cool looking r/c’s and full scale rigs, but the vehicle that has everyone in the solid axle community buzzing is the replica BIGFOOT Ranger that was [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – What got you into scaling?

Last week there was a chain message going around Facebook where if you got tagged, you had to post a picture of your first r/c crawler and describe how you got into it. I got tagged by a few friends…but I abhor those things so I never did my part. I figured it would be better to just share it [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Looking Ahead to 2017

Crazy to think that it’s already December and 2016 is nearly at an end. It’s been an interesting year in scale crawlers, one that saw the explosive growth of the past few give way to maturity. Most of the big releases were not new platforms but refined and updated versions of previous kits (Axial SCX102, Vaterra Ascender, RC4WD Trail Finder 2). Well, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Black Friday Edition

It’s Black Friday and that means people here in the States have shopping on the brain. While the following isn’t exactly a detailed buyer’s guide, here’s five ideas for those of you looking to get the scaler in your life (maybe that’s yourself, ha) a cheap gift or two. None of the following are paid placements or thinly veiled ads; they are just some odds [...]

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RC4WD Hardcore Centered Rear Axle Case for Axial Yeti

Want to add a aftermarket rear case on your Yeti? Our friends over at RC4WD have just released the Hardcore Centered Rear Axle Case that should have some people drooling. The RC4WD case features a Heavy Duty Steel Straight Axle Shaft, inside of a CNC Machined Billet Aluminum Housing. They are shipping now, and are priced at $149 with a [...]

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New SSD Assassin Beadlock Wheels

Looking for some new scale realism? Or wanting that wheel that finishes off your latest build just right? Check out SSD’s latest offering in the form of the Assassin Beadlock wheel. With killer looks and a great price point of $50, its a great way to up the performance and scale point average of any rig! Check out more SSD news at [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]

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