If you are looking for a set of high grip on-road wheels and tyres for your 1/10 scale Short Course truck then these highly versatile Street Fighters are a great option to fit 12mm, 14mm and 17mm hex drives
1/10 scale short course trucks are an excellent format for bashing about with. In general they have a good mix of performance on and off-road and the large size means the handling is more life-like. Arrma, Traxxas and many of the racing manufacturers have great offerings here. In general the bashing options have pretty disappointing tyres from stock but none moreso that the SG Pincone 1002s I reviewed recently here. These Streetfighter 1/10 scale Short Course Truck (SCT) wheels I've found recently offer a great alternative and fit practically any car in this scale. Read on for more.
The Radiomaster MT12 is a brand new type of radio the runs opensoure EDGE TX operating system. It is also the first surface radio to utilise a multiprotocol module meaning it should control ANY receiver you have, regardless of brand, hobby grade or toy
This article will be a little different from others I've written - I wanted to share some of the key details of the new MT12 transmitter from Radiomaster before I complete a comprehensive review where I delve into the complex EDGE TX operating system and detailing all of the recievers it can control. The focus here will be to give you an overview because this is quite a step change in what we have seen from remotes previously
As I've mentioned, Radiomaster as a manufacturer are relatively unknown at any level in the RC car world. By contrast they largely own the competitive drone and fixed wing market where a strong mix of quality and value have made them a leader with regular innovative radio releases. I'm excited to see them in the RC car space for the quality/value they bring but it's the technology that I'm most excited about here, namely the EdgeTX operating system and more importantly it's ability to run a multiprotocol module.
These budget 1.0 inch wheels and tyres are well made with a beadlock rim, wide realistic high grip tyres and a nice weight to them that will help drop the centre of gravity on your crawler truck
For this quick review I'm looking at a set of low-cost crawler wheels and tyres for a 1/18-1/24 scale RC crawler truck. These feature a sturdy beadlock system where and inner an outer rim held together b 6 small screws force the tyre beads between the rim and a beadlock collar so the tyre cannot slip. Although the included screws are small and fiddly this result in an excellent locking system superior to what you can get with CA glue, especially given tyres are so soft. Tyre inner foam is also included. I built these using the included tools only and used my brushless Furitek FX118 for the build
The Furitek FX-118 RTR Brushless Crawler is simply the most capable RTR crawler you can buy. Features like the brushless power train, suspension adjustability and portal axles make this unlike any other crawler in this scale
Furitek are a new brand for me personally but after talking to my good friend and regular QuadifyRC contributor Geoffrey Chan, I've been enlightened on their activity in supplying aftermarket parts for 1/18 crawlers, especially for the 1/18 Traxxas TRX-4M where they practically rule the roost. Specifically their brushless ESC and motors and gearboxes come highly regarded but also their frame kits for extra suspension mounting options. The FX118 RTR has allowed them to bring all of this know-how together to create the ultimate RTR crawler. Read on for my review.
The IFlight M4 AC is a low cost easy to use charger that plugs into your home power socket and makes and ideal first charger for your 2-4s lipo batteries
The MJX Hyper Go 14209 is another excellent 1/14 scale brushless RC truck from MJX with a unique look and slightly better handling
MJX have been absolutely hitting it out of the park recently, especially on their range of large 1/14 scale RC cars like the onroad basher 14301 on road basher I reviewed here and 14210 off-road truggy I reviewed here. Both were so good I had to award them with on and offroad cars of the year respectively. The MJX Hyper Go 14209 I'm reviewing here shares the same chassis and parts especially with the 14210 truggy, so where does this leave this car in the hierarchy? Read on to find out more
This large scale 4wd Truck from Pinecone is well made and true to scale but makes for mixed performance results as an RC version which makes a hard sell at this price
SG / Pincone Forest is perhaps best known for the budget small scale drift cars that were so popular around 2 years ago, one of which I reviewed here: SG1604 / 1603 These little 1/16 scale brushed drift cars were low cost and a lot of fun but pretty cheap in build quality. The brand SG also appeared on the SG 1601 I reviewed here which was a rebranded HBX 16890 - brother of the HBX 16889a pro I rate so highly. These cars share no similarity other than brand and I can say this is the same with the 1002s SC / trophy truck as reviewed here too - this is a much higher quality build that reflects the much higher price point, a significant departure from the cheaper cars they've dabbled in before. Read on for more
The MJX Hyper Go 14210 is a bigger badder version of their excellent brushless 1/16 range. It is fast, handles great and has good battery life and the attention to detail is on point
Each MJX RC car I have reviewed is a substantial improvement on the one previous. The Hyper Go H16E (reviewed here) was a 4wd 1/16 scale truck that had built in GPS speed but was overly complex and a little expensive for a brushed car but it performed well and was very durable. The Hyper Go 16208 switched to brushless and took out the expensive GPS and remains an excellent budget option that is fast and durable, better even than the super popular HBX 16889a pro. Their first larger 1/14 released is the on-road Hyper Go 142301 basher and I chose this as my on-road car of the gear - driving (and drift) performance is hard to believe for a relatively low cost RTR car. Now we have the Hyper Go 14210 as reviewed here which uses the same core chassis but wraps it in big suspension, big grippy wheels and a lot of fine touches that make this my favourite offroad RC car of the year. Read on for more
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The DumboRC BL3FG is the perfect all in one receiver/ESC to greatly improve your small scale crawler or other brushed vehicle
I've recently reviewed theWLToys 2428 mini RC crawler here and although it is a very good truck, its not perfect because it is light on power and could have better throttle resolution at low speeds. In my attempt to fix it I wanted to get a larger motor with more winds (less speed and more torque) but since I had the DumboRC BL3FG receiver-ESC combo lying around I thought I'd try that first. It's worked much better than I'd expected but read on to see how I installed, set it up and how it was so improved.
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WLToys have done a lot right with this little RC Crawler but the tinkerer will be able to get the best out of it
If you are a regular to this site you know that WL Toys is a RC Car manufacturer that by and large strikes and excellent value with a good balance between price and performance with reasonable quality thrown in. Some of the models can be hits (like the 144010 and all of the variants that came before it) and some misses (like the 104001 and 104002). The WL Toys 2428 reviewed here is WL Toys' first attempt at a micro crawler and there is a lot to like about it but like pretty much all WL Toys models it's not perfect. Read on to find out more.
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