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Old 07-10-2021, 11:31 PM   #1
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I know it’s been discussed other places but looking to expand again. I am leaning towards WPL because of the metal upgrades and already have a few MN variants.

Looking for some advice on which one. More specifically if someone has both to compare. We just like to have fun and minimal up grades. Like to crawl and bash around. Moving houses and sadly 1/10 scale in the back yard is t feasible anymore. I have plenty of SCX24, MN’s, and a few home brews in smaller scale.

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Old 01-07-2022, 03:30 PM   #2
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I know itís been discussed other places but looking to expand again. I am leaning towards WPL because of the metal upgrades and already have a few MN variants.

Looking for some advice on which one. More specifically if someone has both to compare. Wonít ever comp, just like to have fun and minimal up grades. Like to crawl and bash around. Moving houses and sadly 1/10 scale in the back yard is t feasible anymore. I have plenty of SCX24, MNís, and a few home brews in smaller scale.
Dead thread! You may not ever see this, but oh well.

I'd go with whatever WPL strikes your fancy, actually. The chassis style and configuration and the links and axles are largely identical across the platforms;

The Toyota Hilux C14 - C24
The Russian military "B" trucks
The Toyota Land Cruisers C34 - C44
etc

I'm sticking with the 1/12 scale trucks because of the medium size, they're not ginormous 1/10 scale or larger so they store easier.
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:31 PM   #3
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Dead thread probably but I’ll always look back through. Thanks for the response. I put another wpl and Scx24 in the mix due to availability. The size is still right for what I needed. The RGTs just are not available locally (neither are the WPL but have enough spare parts if the need arises).
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Old 02-09-2022, 02:19 PM   #4
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I've been eyeing the wpl and rgt 1/16 trucks recently and just grabbed one of the wpl d12 1/10 scale rtrs.
It's the same wheelbase as the 1/16 scalers, but modeled after a much smaller vehicle.
It is immensely fun to drive around, but only 2wd, so I'm thinking of grabbing one of the 4x4s for a conversion.
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Old 05-01-2022, 04:15 PM   #5
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It's the same wheelbase as the 1/16 scalers, but modeled after a much smaller vehicle.
It is immensely fun to drive around, but only 2wd, so I'm thinking of grabbing one of the 4x4s for a conversion.
Yes! It is a tiny 'Kei Truck' in real life, and can be carried in the bed of a full size domestic (Ford, Chevy, Dodge) pickup truck. The one the D12 is modeled after is an 80's version Suzuki and was powered by an unremarkable 2-stroke engine.

https://limerencemotors.com/inventor...50-total-miles
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Old 05-01-2022, 04:46 PM   #6
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I bought my daughter one of the WPL C24's as an RTR, which was a mistake. Well, not completely... It is pretty good for the price.

I have bought myself one of the C24-1 Metal Kits, as well as a Metal Upgrade kit for hers, which should help. She loves it, but she just turned 7, so take that for what it is. She loves her Gen7 Pro as well

I previously purchased a B36 RTR as well, have sold that one and have a B16 Metal Kit on the way

I also have a little RGT and with a few mods, it should be a decent little performer.
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Old 05-01-2022, 04:51 PM   #7
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I just picked up an RTR MN99S, which is one of the many 1/12 Defender 90 models put out by MN Model.

Fully proportional, 260 motor, full lighting kit (turn signals, whee!) but still with plastic axle housings and plastic drive shafts--
it is ripe for upgrades.

I like it because it is a 90% faithful rendition of a 2012-2019 Land Rover Defender 90 after the engine change and slight redesign.
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Old 05-02-2022, 01:10 AM   #8
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Iím sure Iíll end up with a D12 as a drifter.

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Yes! It is a tiny 'Kei Truck' in real life, and can be carried in the bed of a full size domestic (Ford, Chevy, Dodge) pickup truck. The one the D12 is modeled after is an 80's version Suzuki and was powered by an unremarkable 2-stroke engine.

https://limerencemotors.com/inventor...50-total-miles
Thatís too funny and really similar. I felt that way when I purchased the MNís. Iíll usually buy in sets of 2 (some times 3 for parts) for my son and myself. He just turned 6, but been driving since he was 2.5. Redcat Everest 10 was the best thing for him ever. After he got the hang of that the MNís came. The price was right and they held up to a 3 year old driving for a little over a year before the receiver fried, but that was an easy fix.

There are a few Stampedes on their way, he has been driving a one of the SC and enjoying going a bit faster. He still rocks his Gen8.

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I bought my daughter one of the WPL C24's as an RTR, which was a mistake. Well, not completely... It is pretty good for the price.

I have bought myself one of the C24-1 Metal Kits, as well as a Metal Upgrade kit for hers, which should help. She loves it, but she just turned 7, so take that for what it is. She loves her Gen7 Pro as well
As I ramble onÖ Still trying to sort out the landscaping. The scale is perfect and the bodies that come with them are just awesome looking. Iím sure to eventually have a model of each or 2. None of the neighborhood kids have ever been introduced to R/C before and the full proportional models just rock for new drivers with walks around the park.
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Old 10-05-2022, 10:51 AM   #9
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There's a non-essential hidden perk with WPL... I took measurements of my B24 and C14-1, and they were closer to 1/14th Scale than 1/16th Scale! 😎
Basically means that if you also have 1/14th Scale Semi Trucks with a Flatbed Trailer, they make a pretty decent load!! And as a bonus, you get to drive them too. 😉

.... I know it isn't really relevant to the subject, but someone might see this "dead thread", who might find that interesting.
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There's a non-essential hidden perk with WPL... I took measurements of my B24 and C14-1, and they were closer to 1/14th Scale than 1/16th Scale! ��
Basically means that if you also have 1/14th Scale Semi Trucks with a Flatbed Trailer, they make a pretty decent load!!....

Yes, some people figured out the WPL Toyota Hilux line-up is indeed something like 1/14 scale if not right on the nose.

The WPL military trucks, at least the Russian GAZ 66 and the Ural 4320 replicas seem to be pretty faithful to 1/18-1/16 from what I have seen as the scale 1/18 figures fit them.

But honestly, I've found that nearly every hobby manufacturer fudges the scale numbers a bit, even the big name brands. Whatever they can fit on a chassis means more money,
they just scale the body up and down until the wheel wells fit the axles and they will call it 1/10 even if it scales out to 1/8 in reality.
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Old 10-14-2022, 11:16 AM   #11
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Yes, some people figured out the WPL Toyota Hilux line-up is indeed something like 1/14 scale if not right on the nose.

The WPL military trucks, at least the Russian GAZ 66 and the Ural 4320 replicas seem to be pretty faithful to 1/18-1/16 from what I have seen as the scale 1/18 figures fit them.

But honestly, I've found that nearly every hobby manufacturer fudges the scale numbers a bit, even the big name brands. Whatever they can fit on a chassis means more money,
they just scale the body up and down until the wheel wells fit the axles and they will call it 1/10 even if it scales out to 1/8 in reality.
Iíve been active since NICAD batteries were a thing, NIMH were obtainable and LiPoís were a futuristic dream. I still remember putting my card in a jig to make sure they were within spec. ďScaleĒ now a days is a wonderful thing but still usually a mashup of sizes.

PoorManRC - Iím in the works for a 1/10 hauler but a King Hauler would be a great addition to the collection.
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