144001/124018/124019 - Every one of my Upgrade guides And Review here plus parts I Would buy
I've now built up quite a library of articles for the WL Toys 144001 (and 124019 / 124018) and thought I would use this page to share them. As of 3 August 2021 I've finally done a bit of an overhaul to make sure all articles are included and have added some new categories plus reviews. Enjoy!
144001, 124018 and 124019 free and budget tuning for noobs
Low Cost Upgrade Parts for the 144001 / 124018 /124019
Brushless Upgrade guides for the 144001 / 124018 / 124019
Radio Gear and Battery Reviews and Education
RC Car Reviews
Project WLC Racing 124018
Here are Geoffrey Chan's Comprehensive guides on modifying a 124018 to get a excellent balance of looks, durability, handling and power
Parts I like for the WL Toys 144001, 124018 and 124019
Now that I've had experience with quite a few upgrades and replacements, here are the parts I can actually recommend:
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José Carlos Simões
30/9/2020 11:31:50 am
Very very good!
30/9/2020 12:11:41 pm
My pleasure Jose, it's such a fun journey learning and playing, I' glad I could help!
18/10/2020 09:49:36 pm
Hi! First of all thank you for a incredible series, it's been really helpful and fun to read. I've been following your guide and made a brushless conversion. During my first test run I've found that something wasn't right. So I did a complete maintenance teardown and found one complete shut bearing and another one close to go. Changed the damaged parts and reassembled and time for another testdrive and wow what a transformation!
20/10/2020 09:25:28 am
8/11/2020 10:40:24 am
Great set of guides, thanks so much for these!
12/1/2021 10:36:38 am
Hi there, sorry for missing you comment earlier. These cars are great for father and son time, you should definitely get one too! Sorry I'm not to sure around paddle tyres, all the ones i've seen are too large. Between sand and salt I'm a bit nervous to run on the beach
12/1/2021 07:30:37 am
On the strength of your comments, guides and the avalanche of enthusiastic reviews out there, Ive ordered a 124019. You'll be pleased to know that your discount code still works just fine.
12/1/2021 10:39:53 am
12/1/2021 10:34:37 pm
Thanks again. Have now saved that updated guide as a favourite for when the car arrives. Im going to go back and order that 608AC charger and lipo buzzer you reccomend, too. A couple more questions if I may :
18/1/2021 12:22:47 am
Hola, muy buen artículo, se que recomiendas el motor 2838 para. Estos modelos, pero hay que hacerle una pequeña modificación en los agujeros de fijacion. Tengo un 124019, y le quiero colocar el motor 2440 que me pareció que con ese no hace falta modificar nada. Es recomendable ese motor para ese coche? Con cuentos dientes en el piñón trabajaría bien, 14t o 17t? Muchas gracias
18/1/2021 09:19:47 am
Hola Daniel. I don't recommend the 2440, it is a little too small in stator volume. With that said I am working on something that will be more of a drop in option but until I confirm it works, the 2838 motor with 15t pinion is my best recommendation.
5/2/2021 08:32:02 am
Hello, today I received my wltoys, I charged the battery for about 20 minutes and then I started the car to test it, at the same time I turned on the control and the car automatically started to accelerate backwards, the only way to stop it was to accelerate forward and that stopped the car, but if I stop accelerating, the car again starts accelerating backwards, is there any way to fix this? (sorry for my bad English, I'm using Google translator)
5/2/2021 10:04:58 am
Sounds like the car was set at the wrong binding position. Remove and reinstall the transmitter batteries then make sure you turn the transmitter on without touching the trigger or steering. Good luck
6/2/2021 05:06:04 am
Thanks for the answer, but it did not solve my problem, I even put some new batteries in the remote control but the car keeps accelerating backwards, also, I have another problem, when I turn to the right the car moves forward and when I turn to the left the car accelerates backwards, which means I can't move forward while I'm turning left
25/3/2021 06:14:33 pm
Thank you for all the nice write ups and information! I notice the Screw set, servo and m3 locknuts are discontinued. Do you have any other recommendations/links for these?
26/3/2021 10:37:32 am
My pleasure! Sadly they are discontinued. The LC racing set is mostly compatible but is much stronger if you want to try that: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AegHC4
7/4/2021 07:47:06 pm
Hi! Thanks for giving all this information to us! I have a question... I just bought the 124018 with 3 batterys and then got me the isdt 608 ac as you recommend. When i now load the batterys the charger says that those are lipos and not li ion!? Banggoods description says those are li ions... I am new to the hobby and dont want to burn my flat haha so i wanted to know if i am right if i use the lipo option for charging!
7/4/2021 11:31:16 pm
8/4/2021 02:41:30 am
Thank you for your fast response!
12/8/2021 08:52:43 am
Hello! Thanks to Your articles I've decided to kinda upgrade my 124019 ;)
12/8/2021 02:49:20 pm
My pleasure. 100km/s is still very fast for a car this size and if you plan on bashing with this sort of power then you will break things. I find 70km/h about the fastest I like to go with this car which I get with 3s using the hobbywing 16BL30 and the 2445 3600kv motor as I wrote about here: https://www.quadifyrc.com/rccarreviews/rc-car-theory-2s-vs-3s-high-kv-vs-low-kv
12/8/2021 04:31:06 pm
Maybe thats the fault of my language, I wasnt clear enough for sure :)
17/8/2021 04:27:03 pm
I'm afraid I can't think of a setup that would do both. Part the problem is you need a different gear ratio between bashing and speed runs, especially when the smaller diameter foam tyres are confirmed. I'd probably recommend the 120a Hobbwing ESC and a F540 motor around 4000kv with stock gearing. That *may* be able to do both.
17/8/2021 05:42:28 pm
Hmm, tbh after second read of Your articles ive decided to go 2445 5400kV from this guide (https://www.quadifyrc.com/rccarreviews/drop-in-brushless-upgrade-guide-for-wl-toys-144001-124018-and-124019-quadifyrc).
18/8/2021 09:38:26 am
It did cross my mind to recommend but even on 2s it runs hot bashing. TBH my recommendation for you would be to but both motors and try them to get what you want, they are pretty cheap.
27/8/2021 05:29:42 pm
does the WLtoys 144001 and wltoys 124019 share the same parts? aside from chasis and center drive shaft?
30/8/2021 11:40:00 pm
Yes everything is the same.
31/8/2021 12:06:40 am
Yes same parts although a few minor improvements were made on the 124019 which have made their way through to the 144001 now anyway. Top deck, chassis, dive shaft, body are the only differences.
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