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.
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
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 MJX HYPER GO 14301 (and 14302) are brushless 1/14 scale on road cars that are equipped for grip style bashing and drifting. They are not only well featured but well built making for a solid driving experience with a lot of thought having gone into the build. In this review I'll look at the car in close detail and of course offer a full review of the driving performance.
MJX are a brand that are quietly going about building a solid body of work in the budget RC car scene. I've reviewed the MJX HYPER GO H16E here which is a very durable small scale brushed monster truck that outperformed my expectations. They have also made a brushless version of this truck, the MJX 16208 which I've driven but haven't reviewed. It is my belief that MJX have even been contracted to make the WLToys 124008. It is my appreciation of these cars that piqued my interest for the 14301 as reviewed here and the 14302 by association. These are an onroad version based around the same car but with shorter arms, a discrete gyro and altered bodywork which makes them a solid onroad basher. First, lets look at what is included in the box.
DumboRC make (IMO) the best budget radios you can get with the original X6 series (covered here) and the new X6PM-350 (reviewed here). One weakness however on both models they included a horrible plasticky steering wheel which felt a bit unpleasant in hand. Good thing then that the have released a low cost foam steering wheel upgrade which I have reviewed here and also give feedback on which other models it fits.
As mentioned above the steering wheel on all the DumboRC radios I've reviewed feel cheap because of the plastic grip. It's a shame they didn't use foam from the outset because it's not like this is an expensive upgrade - even stock WLToys remotes use foam and feel better for it. The newly released DumboRC Controller Metal Handwheel directly addresses this however and at a cost of under $10 it won't break the bank. They are available in black or titanium grey and I went with the latter. I'll be really clear that this is not a metal wheel, it is still moulded plastic so will be recommending to Banggood that they change the description. Anyway, included in the pack is the plastic wheel with foam outer, 2 adaptor pieces shaped like vented brake discs, stick on "calipers" if you like that look, a hex screw for fitting and a DumboRC domed decal to cover over the screw after installation:
The WLToys 284010 is a 1/28 mini scale 4wd RC Car. They are cheap, Ready To Run (RTR) out of the box and a lot of fun. This particular model is a new and improved version of the very popular WLToys K989. In this review I'll give you more detail on the car and how it performs and point out the improvements over the earlier models
WL Toys make a wide range of budget RC cars that typically do a great job of mixing low cost with good performance. Their most well known car is probably the 1/14 scale 144001 and the variants they have spawned which I've covered extensively on this website. Next most successful for them would then be the K9XX series which have recently been updated and renamed as the 284XX series such as the 284131 Hoonitruck which I reviewed here. The 284010 as reviewed in this article is the latest and includes all of WL Toys latest improvements building on what is already a very enjoyable little RC Car. First lets look at what is included:
The DumboRC X6PM-350 is a new, compact 6 channel transmitter from DumboRC, my favourite budget wheel/trigger radio brand. Alongside the launch of this new transmitter, DumboRC have also released a whole lot of new receivers - 8 in total. This means they have something for every application from micro to full scale, gyro, no gyro, built-in brushed ESCs and even full lighting controls for your scale rigs. In this article I'll review the radio in full and help you understand which receiver will suit you best.
DumboRC have been really successful in the budget RC area with their X4, X5 and X6 range that I covered extensively in this guide here. The reason that they were so successful is that the price was sharp but more importantly they were VERY reliably even over a long range and they offered useful features like gyro and lighting control without overcomplicating the operation of the transmitter. For these reasons we have see DumboRC radio gear get used more and more as an OEM with companies like ZD Racing and Rlaarlo.
Clearly they lack multiple model options and digital adjustments but at this price you could have separate controllers for separate cars/tanks/boats/trucks etc. The new X6PM-350 as reviewed here offers all of the benefits of the X4-6 range but in a more compact package that fits easily into a backpack plus at an even sharper price.