THE Cub Report – To the 5 Boroughs
Hello rc fanatics, happy Monday, and I hope you had fun over the weekend in the remote control car hobby. I am Cubby, and I have been busting this thing out for well over a decade, shall we jump right in…?
First up, after a quick check with the calendar, it seems that BigSquidRC has turned 15! No, even I can’t believe it. Starting as the little website that could, we’ve gone from total obscurity to the #1 rc news and reviews website. I remember throwing shade at the mags way back in the day, and at that point, there were 4 of them, and they were all doing well. Of course this sent the dinosaur media into a tizzy (that they are even more hardcore about today), but the proof is in the pudding, there is one mag barely left today. Progress, either get with it, or get the heck out. Any which way, after all this time, I still can’t believe a goofy bunch of slackers like us, could make it to the top.
Yes indeed, times are a changing. A fantastic example of this is our “unboxing video” for a couple of the new CEN Monster Trucks. Jeremy and Brian set out to come up with an interesting way to unbox the new trucks and they decided to have a race on who could get a truck out of the box, to fully running, in the least amount of time. You’ll have to watch the video to see who wins, but more so, watch it to see just how goofy we can really be.
Are Duratrax and Onyx back from the dead? Last week, Horizon Hobby dropped a number of new products under the Duratrax and Onyx brand names. These new products included a charger, a pair of soldering irons, and even monster truck tires. Duratrax did well for a number of years supplying bashing oriented products. If DTX is back to stay, I know of a half dozen people that will glad to see it (including me).
Also big in the news, PROTOform just released a very trick Corvette C7 Pro-Mod Body. The Vette was made for the no-prep drag scene that is taking off right now. No-prep means just that, there is no track prep, you just show up and run. Of course there isn’t a ton of traction available on dusty pavement, but that helps keep things “interesting” on higher power levels. To me, the PF Vette is so good looking that I JUST GOTTA BUILD a no-prep car. Hummmm, where to start….
OK party people, thanks for tuning in to this Bat-channel. As always, get out and support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can.
YOUR Cub Reporter