Vito Cataldi has been regularly sharing his progress and updates on his speed run focused WLToys 104001 since May 2021. Some of his most interesting YouTube videos (his channel is here) are of the on-board camera shots while testing his brushless setup on stock tires, which he has shared in the QuadifyRC Facebook group. The car is definitely built with top speed in mind and we are glad to have such an active member in the community who isn't afraid to push the boundaries of what the 104001 is capable of. Looking forward to seeing him reach his goal of over 100mph on this budget platform.
Where are you from?
Favourite place to race/brash/drive?
Low traffic roads, but I would like an airport
Preferred places/websites to source parts?
Favourite mod/upgrade on the car?
Surpass Hobby KK 6900kv + Hobbywing ESC WP-8BL150 combo have worked great for me. The lighter and slightly faster version is with Hobbywing Max10 SCT 120. I absolutely do not recommend pushing a 2s rated motor to 4s
Future plans for the car?
Mod 1 gearing and the goal to pass 100mph
Surpass Hobby KK 6900kv
Hobbywing WP-8BL150 / Hobbywing Max 10 SCT 120
Stock Spur Gear / 30T pinion
Arrma 15kg Digital Servo
Radiolink RC6GS v2 6channels
Single 4s ACE TATTU 1.55A 95C
Matrix 1/10 40C shore
Original body shell, customized adjustable rear wing
The car is brushless converted, full stock except pinion 29-33T. 3d printed 5mm central top braces anti chassis flex 3d printed front bumper / droop screws plate 3d printed battery locator for shorty and other small sized batteries. 3d printed adjustable biplane rear wings. 3d printed drifting tires