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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 06:24 AM

WPL C14
 
Somehow this slipped in on us. Iíve got one on order but donít know any details asides from the pics.

https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_1489176.html?wid=21


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And they come in red.
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spoo76 12-21-2017 07:35 AM

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I think i saw that one in a Facebook group. Pretty sure it's 1/10 and looks like it. Either way definitely not a micro crawler

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spoo76 12-21-2017 07:41 AM

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Honestly depending on the price even for a 1/10 it's at least a great source of a body and Scale accessories. Maybe even the chassis

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Jim85IROC 12-21-2017 07:51 AM

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I assumed it was smaller in size, more like the B-1. I figured it was the same thing with a different body. If it's 1/10, that's a hell of a deal!

Looking closely at the pics, some of the components don't appear to be sized right for 1/10. The dogbones in the knuckles, some of the end links, etc. I still think this is around the same size as the B1.

EDIT: Gearbest is calling it 1/16, so I think it will be around the same size as the B-1.

Jim85IROC 12-21-2017 07:59 AM

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Ok, I spent more time looking at it. It looks like it uses the same axles as the B-1, and is the same overall size. It looks like they've converted to a 3 link with shocks, but I can't see coil springs on those shocks. Most likely it's a friction shock with an internal spring.

Unfortunately I can't seem to find any pics that detail the under side to see whether it's still got the toy grade steering, but I assume it does.

spoo76 12-21-2017 08:09 AM

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Hmm. If that's the case that would be interesting for a new body, even if it's an odd 1/16 size

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Jim85IROC 12-21-2017 08:10 AM

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Just ordered a red one. I'd been waffling on a B-1 for a while now, and having one with a truck body and no leaf springs is all it took to put me over the edge.

Brake Weight 12-21-2017 09:12 AM

Re: Wpl c14
 
Forgot to mention use code RC18off at Gearbest and itíll save a few dollars. Itís a 1:16 based off that drivetrain of the others.
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Tennesseetommy81 12-21-2017 09:18 AM

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I can't believe we missed it I just ordered the red one. It almost looks like a tf2 clone

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ColdFox 12-21-2017 10:08 AM

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I was strong enough not to get one of the trucks, but I think I'm going to get weak...

spoo76 12-21-2017 10:29 AM

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Oh, I didn't realize its the same price. I'm not normally interested in 1/16, but at that price it's worth it even for just the body and Scale items.

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Yotaboy89 12-21-2017 12:24 PM

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You guys really hate my paypal account, couldn't resist, ordered a yellow rtr and a red kit version that I assume is going to make a great home for an mrc pro rollers drivetrain I've had sitting for quite a few years

Brake Weight 12-21-2017 12:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Yotaboy89 (Post 5778448)
You guys really hate my paypal account, couldn't resist, ordered a yellow rtr and a red kit version that I assume is going to make a great home for an mrc pro rollers drivetrain I've had sitting for quite a few years



If the body width is the same as the WPL B1 itíll be around +/-130to134mm. Those Losi Mini axles are around 140mm if my notes are correct.

Yotaboy89 12-21-2017 01:15 PM

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It'll just look like it's a yota on 1 tons, no problem

Brake Weight 12-21-2017 01:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Yotaboy89 (Post 5778476)
It'll just look like it's a yota on 1 tons, no problem



Thereís a 1/18 Wraith clone out there that Iím waiting for parts to possibly be released on that may be more scale. But the 1ton axles would be a fun looking rig, too.

Jim85IROC 12-21-2017 02:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Yotaboy89 (Post 5778448)
You guys really hate my paypal account, couldn't resist, ordered a yellow rtr and a red kit version that I assume is going to make a great home for an mrc pro rollers drivetrain I've had sitting for quite a few years

I looked at the kit version but it was the same price as the RTR. I'm not building it myself if it's the same price!

Marco-1976 12-21-2017 02:50 PM

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Couldnít resist it either, ordered a red kit. I thought building it will keep me busy, and I might be able to perhaps upgrade some things.
Also ordered a 10A ESC, so if I do not like the supplied Tx, I can use my own one as it will probably have an ESC with integrated Rx. Could not find much info on it.
Does anybody know what size battery it will take?

spoo76 12-21-2017 03:25 PM

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I have to measure my Mini Gelande 2 axles. I think with hex extensions the mini yota 2's would look and fit great.

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 03:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by spoo76 (Post 5778526)
I have to measure my Mini Gelande 2 axles. I think with hex extensions the mini yota 2's would look and fit great.

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I got this in my notes.
Yota II/Gelande II - 1/18
-92.2mm/3.6"

SurfinStud 12-21-2017 04:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5778539)
I got this in my notes.
Yota II/Gelande II - 1/18
-92.2mm/3.6"

FWIW, they(rc4wd) call it a 1:24 axle


Cool 1/16th truck, id be interested in one for at least the body!
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spoo76 12-21-2017 04:43 PM

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Yea they claim 1/18 body and 1/24 axles for some reason. Even though they look a bit large even for 1/18

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 04:50 PM

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I suspect its to tuck the wheels underneath.

spoo76 12-21-2017 06:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5778564)
I suspect its to tuck the wheels underneath.

That's not what I meant. I meant nothing about the axle looks 1/24. I think it's just listed that way because they aren't suitable at all for typical 1/18 RC based on 1.55's. they are better suited for a true 1/18 or 1/20 which isn't very popular so they just called it 1/24 because it's the most popular that's close in size. IMO the ghekko24 is where a 1/24 axle should be at.

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spoo76 12-21-2017 06:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5778539)
I got this in my notes.
Yota II/Gelande II - 1/18
-92.2mm/3.6"

Yea that would need an extra 30mm. Not ideal.
Btw did you ever mount those Scramblers on the WL?

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 07:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by spoo76 (Post 5778609)
Yea that would need an extra 30mm. Not ideal.
Btw did you ever mount those Scramblers on the WL?

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Yes but Iíve since broken a driveshaft horsing around with a bigger motor. I have the GAZ one coming and this one coming. After seeing the 4 link on this one I will just move this drivetrain to the B1, leave the GAZ be for now, and find some mini axles and a tranny for this one. If itíll work that way. I had swung by my LHS looking for Losi mini balls and cups but they didnít have any. I did figure out that the Dromida balls and cups are basically the same just not sold without a shock tower or something another. So when I see how the 4 link mounts, Iíll duplicate it or at least improve on it when swapping it over.

Sounds involved but should be a good lazy afternoon worth of work if Iíve got all the parts handy.

spoo76 12-21-2017 07:37 PM

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If you're able to do some fabrication I'd say go with Sumo crawler axles extended. This will give you the width you want, a nice small scaleish pumpkin, and you could even have a front offset pumpkin.the sumo axles are pretty damn stout too

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 11:23 PM

Wpl c14
 
Iíve got an HBX clone of the sumo drivetrain Iíve been looking at swapping the tranny into one of these with. Those axles are a 2 in to 1 out roughly whereas the WPL axles are 7 in to 3 out (2.3:1). Itíd slow it down some. I have another China crawler that has a worm gear drivetrain and theyíre about 11.5:1. But thatíd be too slow.

Iíll look into the Redcat axle extension when I get some time. According to HorizonHobby the ECX 1/18 Temper is 170mm with the wheels on. The Redcat E16 is 133mm hex to hex and itís supposed to be compatible with the ECX. The ECX axles arenít to be found solo on the fleaBay though. And the E16 is a rear steer setup so itíd need lock outs and shafts to eliminate that. It just keeps circling back around in my head which way to go. Ima put these on hold until I can get this new 4 linked one and see if I wanna keep these chinsy axles. Then thereís the 5mm hex issue vs 7mm with a mini or micro axle. 1Ē or 1.55/1.7Ē wheels. Then the tire sizes to keep it somewhat scale. If only it was a little bigger or a little smaller......

MGCrawler 12-22-2017 05:26 AM

Re: Wpl c14
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5778490)
There’s a 1/18 Wraith clone out there that I’m waiting for parts to possibly be released on that may be more scale. But the 1ton axles would be a fun looking rig, too.

I picked up one of the wraith clones and they are well worth the money. Parts would be nice though, thinking about buying a second to do a 4ws setup.

Will have one of them yota's soon also..

Jim85IROC 12-22-2017 07:53 AM

Re: WPL C14
 
Where are these 1/18 Wraith clones of which you speak?

Brake Weight 12-22-2017 08:41 AM

Re: WPL C14
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim85IROC (Post 5778781)
Where are these 1/18 Wraith clones of which you speak?



https://www.banggood.com/PRC-118-2_4...p-1196355.html

spoo76 12-22-2017 08:43 AM

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There's a few videos of these on YouTube

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Jim85IROC 12-22-2017 09:58 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5778804)

Thanks, now I remember them. I watched a couple reviews and decided at the time that they weren't worth the cash and quickly forgot about them.

BlackVenom 12-22-2017 06:01 PM

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"Product size (L x W x H): 31.00 x 14.10 x 14.00 cm / 12.2 x 5.55 x 5.51 inches"
-Gearbest


If they could've released this a month ago..... yeesh. I think I'll wait for a sale or when these other two projects are done. These look like awesome project cars - they may be cheap, but it'll take a lot of fab or $ to get them up to par.

seedburns 12-27-2017 11:57 AM

Re: WPL C14
 
Ok i orded the red kit version.Can someone tell me if this is a complete kit or do i need to get anything else to get it up and running.Just wanting to make sure i have everything i need when it gets here.Thanks

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Brake Weight 12-30-2017 02:38 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by seedburns (Post 5780284)
Ok i orded the red kit version.Can someone tell me if this is a complete kit or do i need to get anything else to get it up and running.Just wanting to make sure i have everything i need when it gets here.Thanks

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I believe the kit only comes with a servo and motor. You'll need a cheap 10a ESC and your Tx/Rx of choice then should be in business. From what I've heard on other sites is there is plenty of room under the hood for all that and a decent sized battery. We'll see in a few weeks.

seedburns 01-04-2018 10:45 AM

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A few pics from the webhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...abdd2489f5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...44bc74d2b9.jpg

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seedburns 01-04-2018 11:38 AM

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Few morehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...312664447a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7b8def83c0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d2242596c2.jpg

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TooOldForThis 01-04-2018 11:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5781289)
I believe the kit only comes with a servo and motor. You'll need a cheap 10a ESC and your Tx/Rx of choice then should be in business. From what I've heard on other sites is there is plenty of room under the hood for all that and a decent sized battery. We'll see in a few weeks.

If this is the case, I will be interested to see which ESC/battery people are choosing.

Blind 01-04-2018 12:33 PM

Re: WPL C14
 
Just ordered a red RTR one from gearbest with code rc18off for $31 or so out the door shipped to california.

Worst case, I've got a spare tiny esc and extra rx for my normal tx if the rtr stuff is junk, but it was only $2 more for rtr from them.

TooOldForThis 01-04-2018 12:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind (Post 5783410)
Just ordered a red RTR one from gearbest with code rc18off for $31 or so out the door shipped to california.

Worst case, I've got a spare tiny esc and extra rx for my normal tx if the rtr stuff is junk, but it was only $2 more for rtr from them.

I've heard the kit comes with a better servo. This is second-hand information though, so who knows. I went with the kit just to save the lousy $2. :mrgreen:

I love how we're all buying them up without knowing any details (myself included). It makes it even more exciting to see what shows up because right now I honestly don't know what I just bought. :lmao:


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