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THE Cub Report – Time Flies, Except When It Doesn’t…

Hola there fellow rc fanatics, thanks for making the click over to Big Squid for THE Cub Report. What has been going on in the world of rc? Lets jump right on in and find out…

So ya, the BIG news from last week had to be about New Ownership for HPI Racing. Back in 2016 Ripmax picked up HPI, but after several years of growing pains, HPI has now changed hands to a European investment group. Back in the day, HPI was a leader in scale looks while also offering some pretty awesome bashing platforms. However, for the last half decade, HPI has been a shell of its former self. The latest owners, the Vestergaard Group, are promising a much improved flow of product. That is definitely something that die-hard HPI fans have been waiting a long time for. HPI was long known for innovation and killer looking products, we hope they return to that level of product with the Vestergaard Group behind them.

OK, so we are officially now in the second half of 2019! Doesn’t time fly? Pretty soon we’ll be seeing some of the super important product releases for the X-Mas buying season, which should include plenty of scale realism, with perhaps a pinch of nitro. New product releases have been a bit on the slow side so far this year, but it sounds like there are a couple big projects getting ready to drop this fall. Should make for quite the interesting Q4 this year…

While belted tires are making most of the big news over at Pro-Line, they also announced another product that is a pretty big deal. The P-L crew has been teasing their 1977 Dodge Ramcharger body for a while, but they officially announced it last week. I got a chance to look at it first hand at Horizon’s RC Fest a few weeks ago, and holy cow did it impressed. I don’t know how much design time they put into the Ramcharger, but wow, the end result was totally worth it. The P-L Ramcharger has totally captured the essence of the old school beast, and the detailing (along with a removable top and free 3D printable downloads) show that Pro-Line is very serious about the scale off-road scene.

I am off to finish up on our Kyosho 1970 Dodge Charger review right now, so until next week please support your local hobby shops and bash spots whenever ya can.

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