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THE Cub Report- Moving Forward

Hello to one and all, thanks for stopping by to check out yet another Cub Report. We are getting a break in the weather here in the Midwest, we hope your weather is allowing you to get in some trigger time too.

I am gonna go old school again this week, here are my notes from some of the more prominent product releases as of late…

The RC4WD crew showed off a pair of new fully licensed Goodyear tires, which is pretty cool news. RC4WD has been crushing it the last couple of years and landing the licensing for Goodyear tires can do nothing but help them put out even more uber-realistic tires. They even went one step further by announcing a new rubber compound, X2 S³, which is said to provide even more grip than their previous compound. We are super stoked to try some of the new Goodyears, not just for their scale looks, but also to find out how that new rubber compound works out in the field.

How about that new Kyosho 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS? Oh ya, Kyosho first teased it at a trade show in Asia a few months ago, last week they gave it an official announcement. Listen, I hear ya’ll griping about it being a 4wd, but if you are that hardcore on scale authenticity, then you’ll probably want to convert yours to RWD, along with installing a working fuel engine. Otherwise, buy it simply because it looks so dern cool and enjoy all four wheels chewing at the ground giving you extra traction. Oh and props to Kyosho, nice to see them release another American muscle car.

Rarely do rc boats make the news, but Horizon Hobby actually has a pair of new jet boats hitting the scene. Ya, I know, boats are often times overlooked, but they are a Lot of fun, something that a lot of the more hardcore hobbyists that I know could use a good dose of. Any which way, the new beasts from Pro Boat, the Alpha Patrol and the River Jet Boat, both offer a ton of scale realism so they look right on point. Then, because of their design with no exposed rudder or propeller, they can be used just about anywhere. Ok, not on land (at least not without some mods, LOL) but their jet design allows them to be used in extremely shallow water. For instance, it wouldn’t be too hard to set up a full-on water track, thus allowing the River Jet Boat to get crazy like its Full Scale Counterpart.

So there we have it folks, another Cub Report is in the books. Have a great week out in rc land and support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can.

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