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Monster Truck Madness - JConcepts Silent Speed 17T Motor Spo…

Brushless motors have been the defacto thing in r/c racing and bashing ever since the technology started to become affordable in the mid to late aughts. The combination of high speed with minimal maintenance sure made it seem like brushed motors were destined to become a thing of radio control’s past, relegated to budget minded ready-to-run vehicles only. A funny thing [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Diff Thoughts

Hey folks, sorry for the late column this week. Been incredibly busy with house stuff/vacation! This week I want to briefly touch upon monster truck differentials. Way back when I started writing the weekly MTM here, one of my first was about locked vs. unlocked differentials in solid axle monsters. It was column #3 to be exact. For those not wanting to [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – I Got the Blues

I got the blues. The JConcepts Renegade blues, that is. Or to be even more specific, blue compound JConcepts Renegades. Yes, after nearly a year of racing on cement due to not having a location suitable for racing monster trucks on dirt, my rigs are finally going to get to go to battle on the stuff monsters were meant to be [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Monster Truckers Needed in the Tampa…

Hey all, here’s a post I’ve been waiting to write for some time but can now make it official- this summer I will be relocating from St. Louis, Missouri to the Tampa / Saint Petersburg, Florida region! While the prospect of living in perpetual outdoor racing weather is exciting, I’m not lot looking forward to leaving all of my r/c buddies, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live- Crus…

A few months back, I had the pleasure of attending the BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House and helped to put on the r/c monster truck portion of that event. You can read my coverage of it right here. During the event, we got introduced to the folks at Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, who filmed some of our competition for use in [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Routine Maintenance

After a detour taking me into video game review territory last week, I’m back on terra firma. Yes, time for some old fashioned r/c discussion. To start things off, I know I’ve talked about trying to get my hands on one of the new CEN Racing solid axle monsters (B50 and HL150, respectively) for awhile now, so I’m happy to say [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Like a Boss

Greetings monster truck lovers, welcome to another edition of Monster Truck Madness. I am coming off another fun-filled racing weekend and am absolutely LOVING my BigSquidRC Boss truck. (P.S. thanks to my friend Danny Maass for the sweet photo of it, seen above). I detailed the build of it several months back, and since then I’ve been racing it monthly in my [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Starting a Monster Truck Club

Have you ever seen pics or videos of solid axle monster trucks racing and thought to yourself, “I wish there were folks that did that around me?” Well, I’m here to tell you that, yes, you can get something rolling like that around you. I am speaking from personal experience here. A few years ago in St. Louis, there was no [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Here’s to Race Day

Let me let you in on a little secret, while the Monster Truck Madness blog usually goes up on Tuesday, I usually write them on Sunday. That’s the case this week. And as I’m sitting here sipping my coffee on this fine Sunday, it’s not just any Sunday. Nope, it’s race day! There are few things in life that I enjoy [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Ditchin’ the Foams

Greetings everyone and welcome to another edition of Monster Truck Madness! The great looking retro truck that’s being shown off here was built by my friend Lonny Childress. When talking about the build with him, the subject of foams came up. Specifically, the lack of them. The conversation reminded me that it was something I wanted to touch on here! If you [...]

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Event Coverage – JConcepts King of the Monster Trucks

Greetings, o ye of the monster truck faith! This weeks Monster Truck Madness is a day early and a tad different, as I have an event report for you versus the standard blog post. The JConcepts King of the Monster Trucks event was held this past weekend at Vinyl Images in Fenton, MO (just outside St. Louis) and wow, what a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Upgrading to RC4WD King Limited Edit…

Those of us with large collections of r/c’s all have a favorite rig, right? Mine would be my Blue Bomber. At some point I’ll do a full write-up on this monster, but for now I’ll give you the short of it. It’s a one-off prototype chassis that I rescued from the scrap heap a few years ago. It’s based on a Concussion [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – King of the Monster Trucks

Greetings gang, happy Tuesday. Today I come to you with an announcement! The JConcepts King of the Monster Trucks event is going to take place October 6-7, 2018 at Vinyl Images in Fenton, MO, and we’d love to see you there! If you’ve never taken part in a solid axle monster truck event before, imagine a full sized event that’s scaled down [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Sending It Over a Camper

Leaving a camper around monster trucks is never a good idea, whether 1/10 or full size. My nephew and his buddies rescued an old pick-up bed camper awhile back, and they left it next to our r/c monster truck track on a trailer. I’m sure they thought it was a safe place to put it. Think again! As soon as we arrived [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - What If Traxxas Made a Solid Axle Mo…

In years past, the thought of Traxxas doing a solid axle monster truck would’ve been completely preposterous. The caretaker of the T-Maxx and Stampede would have zero interest in a project like that, right? I remember hearing the same talk as it pertained to Traxxas doing a proper scaler as well, and we see how that turned out. I think the [...]

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