Ron Wilson has been an active contributing member of the QuadifyRC Facebook community and a master experimenter with creative solutions like the Floating Driveshaft Mod for the WLToys platform. You can probably consider him a 1/12 and 1/14 scale RC fanatic with his impressive collection of WLToys and LC Racing cars that we can hopefully do another future feature on. Here's a little about Ron's 124018 build:
Where are you from?
Kansas city, MO. USA
Favourite place to race/brash/drive?
Up and down the street and through the front yard
Preferred places/websites to source parts?
WarrenRC (LC racing parts), Amazon. Ebay
Favourite mod/upgrade on the car?
Brushless motor with 15T pinion really makes all the difference.
Future plans for the car?
Floating drive shaft mod, maybe try some other 2845 or 2850 motors with more torque and lower to the 15T pinion
Ron's WL Toys 124018 gives off a strong 90's vibe with the bright neon green and yellow paint scheme and racing decals. A little change of colour goes a long way to completely transform the way the car looks and the larger sized wheels give it an appropriately aggressive stance. There is a meticulousness to the detail in the customisation and the choice of accessories that accentuate the original car's scale body lines and curves. Not to mention, with a measured top speed of 42 mph, has the performance to back up the striking looks.
WL Toys 124018
X-Team 2845 5460kv - be aware this has a 4mm diameter shaft
Surpass 60a brushless with fan delete
Stock spur (44T) 15T pinion for A959
JX 1171MG 17G metal gear. Note, this is not a direct fit. Use JX 1181MG or surpass 17g for direct fit
Flysky GT-3C transmitter, FS-GR3E receiver
Normally stock blue 2.2mAh 2S lipo
Amazon 88mm green wheels with LC racing L6159 wideners
Stock 124018 body parts repainted, Traxxas rustler wing
Modified motor mount per Quadifyrc to fit 2845 motor and 17T pinion
This has been a really fun car, I'm glad i got it the larger 88mm tires look great on this car being it is a larger 12th scale compared to the 144001 the stock tires just look a tad small. Once going to the 88mm tires and wheels it makes the car look larger and more to scale. The drive line in this car and the 124019 feel smoother to me over the 144001 I'm not sure if its the longer scale or the drive line is more polished but it seems smoother. The top LED lights make the car fun to run at dusk and the 2 driver figures make the car more life like.