Sam is what you could call a diehard RC fan. He has a huge collection of cars from various brands and makes, but he is always willing to provide helpful advice to the LC Racing/WLToys community. This unique Car of the Month is Sam's special project car that he built for his son from what is now a barely recogonizable WLToys 144001. Sam was the lucky winner of one of the QuadifyRC Facebook Group giveaways which included the entire brushless electrics upgrade with the brushless motor, ESC, servo and transmitter/receiver combo. Using parts that are 100% from the QuadifyRC drop-in brushless guide, this little Mini Cooper will surprise the uninitiated. The Poke Ball color scheme certainly stands out when he takes it to his local track to hunt down larger 1/10 scale touring cars as a totally unexpected challenger. Thank you Sam for sharing your son's project car. This is a fine representation of what it means to have fun and building something that is one of a kind.
Where are you from?
Just bought a house in Eastvale, California
Favourite place to race/brash/drive?
Mainly on the street, chasing the cars as they pass by, but lately I've been hitting up revelation raceway in Montclair, California
Preferred places/websites to source parts?
Preferred websites- www.rcparts.us and https://casterracingmi.com/ (Warren RC)
Favourite mod/upgrade on the car?
Phat Bodies Pokecar Mini Bonzai body with custom undertray (allows me to velcro the body on, no clips)
Future plans for the car?
install LC Racing EMB-TC arms (short arms) and tierods to make the car a little more narrow and scaled
Racerstar 2445 5400KV
Hobbywing Quicrun 16BL30
JX Servo PDI-1181MG 18g Metal Gear
DumboRC X6, X6DCG (QuadifyRC review here)
3S, ovonic 2200mah 11.1V 50c. 2S, stock 2200mah 7.4V
LC Racing EMB1 Buggy Tires, LC Racing EMB-WRC Tires
LC Racing EMB-WRC Bumper, LED light kit, Custom Plexi side guards, LC racing hard arms, LC Racing spindle set w/ larger sealed bearings, lc racing cvds (front and rear), lc racing 12mm hexes with grub screw, lc racing 1.2mm springs (front and rear), 50k diff fluid (front and rear)
LC Racing Anti-Roll bars, Full LED Light Kit, Magnetic Mounts, Motor Heatsink.
Firstly, prepping and painting the Phat bodies mini body:
Upgrading the power system to the QuadifyRC drop in brushless setup (congrats Sam for winning this one!)
Finished product. Which wheels do you like the best?