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Crawler Canyon Park Visit

The weather around Chicago has not been the best in the past few weeks. Sub-zero temps and this past weekend has dumped a lot of snow on us. So, what do you do when you have a itchy trigger finger? Well I went to a local indoor crawler comp to find out if I could scratch my itch. I traveled to [...]

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BigSquidRC RC Freaks Mud Rocks Tears Scale Showdown

Event - BigSquidRC/STL RC Freaks - Mud, Rocks, & Tears Scale…

Coming up on April 7th is our first scale event called the Mud, Rocks, & Tears Scale Showdown. The BigSquidRC Bash Crew is working in conjunction with the St. Louis RC Freaks to put on one of the most challenging, and more importantly fun, scale crawling events to go down this spring! Mud, Rocks, & Tears Scale Showdown When: April 7th, registration [...]

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Cross RC Demon SG4 Scale Truck Review

The Demon SG4 scale truck from Cross RC came out of nowhere, and instantly had a ton of interest and people questioning everything about it. How do they get one? Who is Cross RC? What sort of quality is the kit going to be? It’s has been a while since we got our hands on a true kit, so lets [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – More of the Wrong Places

Wow, last week’s Scalin’ blog about how I got Das Boot from a local park when wheeling the Marlin Crawler really got you guys fired up. Lots of e-mails and also some great comments. It seems a lot of you have been having this same problem. However, some did offer possible solutions. The most interesting response came from commenter “John D.” who [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All the Wrong Places

As I was finishing up photography on our Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2 review last week (p.s. the link for that is here, it’s a truck that I like A LOT), my stomach sank as I was walking back to my car. I was being approached by a confused looking police offer. Gulp. Now, at this time I was by myself [...]

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Axial Racing Trail Honcho SCX10 II RTR

Everybody’s Scalin’ – On The Brink of 2018

Hard to believe 2017 is nearly over, but here we are on the precipice of 2018. It was a crazy year, one that saw the balance of power shift quite a bit in the scale world. Instead of a look back though, here’s a few of my predictions for what I see happening in the coming year. Axial makes a fierce [...]

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RC4WD Stamped Steel Wheels

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Erroneous Repairs

It’s been a crazy end to 2017 around here, so I wanted to lighten the mood as many of us head into a much needed holiday break and talk about something I saw in a Facebook group. A buddy of mine shared the question “What is the most erroneous repair job you’ve ever done on an r/c before?” To give an [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Pro-Line is Killin’ It

It was a very big week for body announcements! Back in May I posted a personal “Top 5 Bodies Wishlist“, and Pro-Line has answered the bell for my #1 request, just in time for the holidays to boot. I may not be a Mopar guy, but damn if the Power Wagon isn’t the toughest looking truck of all time. Yes, even this [...]

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Review – HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser

The HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser is finally here. Was it worth the wait? Let’s cut to the chase and find out. From: HPI Racing Direct Link: HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser Unboxing: BSRC Unboxes the Venture FJ Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or Gas: Electric Scale: 1/10th Length: 20.7″ (527mm) Width: 9″ (227mm) Height: 9.4″ (238mm) with roof rack, 8.5″ [...]

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Thunder Tiger Toyota Hilux 1/12 Pickup Truck Review

From: Thunder Tiger Direct Link: 1/12th Toyota Hilux Pickup RTR Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or Gas: Electric Scale: 1/12th Length: 372 mm Width: 177.8 mm Wheelbase: 225mm Weight: 2.4 lbs with included battery Motor: Brushed 380 Size Speed Controller: WP-1040 Low Voltage Cut-off: Yes Radio: 2.4 ghz TF-3 Differentials: Locked Shocks: Friction Servo Saver: Yes Screws: Metric/Hex Tires: Thunder Tiger Battery: 850mah Li-Ion 7.4V Part Number: T6603-F132-A1 Warranty: “Thunder Tiger Corporation guarantees this [...]

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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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Castle Mamba Micro X Crawler Edition

Castle Mamba Micro X Crawler Edition ESC & Combos

Listen up rock crawlers and scalers, Castle Creations is now promoting their Mamba Micro X Crawler Edition ESC and Brushless Combos. The Micro X Crawler Edition is easy to install with its small footprint. It also comes with 16 gauge wiring from the factory, as well as 4mm bullet connectors, thus making install a breeze. The Mamba Micro X CE is [...]

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Unboxing - HPI Racing Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD Scal…

Well, lookie here now! The UPS man just dropped off a very important box- the long awaited HPI Racing Venture FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD Scale Crawler! For those that don’t follow scale crawling, this rig has been anticipated for a very long time. It’s also a significant release even if you have no interest in scaling as it’s one of the flagship [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – When Enough is Enough

A crawling group can be a fickle beast. Most of the time it’s a gathering of buddies swapping stories and parts. A great way to spend the afternoon outdoors. There are certain individuals that can make it difficult, though. I’ve been lucky in that my group, while being fairly large, has always been made up of great guys and girls. I’ve only [...]

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Pitbull Dirty Richard Foam Tire Inserts

New Dirty Richard Foam Inserts From Pit Bull Tires

Looking to gain an edge on your competition? If so, using the proper foam inserts in your scale rig or crawler can make a world of difference. To help you get maximum performance out of your tires, Pit Bull has announced Dirty Richard Single Stage Foams. These high performance inserts are available in firm, medium, or a soft density. Pit [...]

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