This video shows hobby-grade RC being installed on the kit version of the WPL C14 Hilux RC truck. At this price point (truck cost Β£25.52 incl postage on Ebay) the truck is pretty amazing after the upgrades. Please like, comment - and if you haven't already done so, subscribe to the channel.

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    • Rafa -Lugar Geometriko-
      Rafa -Lugar Geometriko-

      Great video. You already have a new subscriber. Could you tell me what ESC I can use, make and model? Where have you bought the ESC and batteries? Sorry but my English is not very good, Thanks

      about 3 months ago
    • Rafa -Lugar Geometriko-
      Rafa -Lugar Geometriko- In reply to Rafa -Lugar Geometriko-

      @RC Modders Thank you!!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Rafa -Lugar Geometriko-

      I tend to use the cheap 20 amp speed controllers from amazon : https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575486648&campid=5338486327&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F10A-Bustophedon-ESC-Brushed-Speed-Controller-BEC-5V-1A-For-RC-Car-Truck-Boat-FA%2F113153672041%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%253AMEBIDX%253AIT%26_trksid%3Dp2057872.m2749.l2649

      about 3 months ago
    • DO IT TOO!
      DO IT TOO!

      Hey I have a tip, put a magnet at the end of the screw driver so it’s easier to put screws in its place accurately

      about 8 months ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to DO IT TOO!

      Excellent tip! Now I have a numbers of small rare earth magnets I should try to remember to do that, I believe the screwdrivers become magnetised quite quickly anyway if you do that. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

      about 8 months ago
    • geddy1972
      geddy1972

      what voltage battery have you used ?

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to geddy1972

      This was a little 7.2v NiMh battery pack from Component shop : https://www.componentshop.co.uk/7-2v-1600mah-nimh-2-3a-lst-hpi-losi-mini-t-etc.html

      about 1 year ago
    • Westcountry RC Adventures
      Westcountry RC Adventures

      Great vid, lots of good tips, sofa climb really impressed me

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Westcountry RC Adventures

      These trucks are surprisingly capable - I'm sure you will really enjoy it when it comes.

      about 1 year ago
    • Westcountry RC Adventures
      Westcountry RC Adventures In reply to Westcountry RC Adventures

      RC Modders I have a c24 on order so can't wait for it to turn up, the ramp test impressed me

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Westcountry RC Adventures

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. These are impressive little trucks. πŸ™‚

      about 1 year ago
    • William Santiago
      William Santiago

      I'm not sure if ya mentioned it but are the shocks plastic and are they spring loaded or fluid filled? Do they sale parts for this truck? Great video my friend. Keep up the good work and take care.

      about 1 year ago
    • William Santiago
      William Santiago In reply to William Santiago

      Thank you for getting back to me buddy. Thank you for the info. Keep up the good work, bye.

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to William Santiago

      Thank you for your kind comments. The shocks are plastic with springs (no oil). I think that spares and upgrades are available. The kit for the truck is also very inexpensive compared with most other other hobby grade RC models.

      about 1 year ago
    • Island Spec RC
      Island Spec RC

      It's strange that kit comes with a different motor and apperantly softer tires. I believe I'm gona don't dual motor route as it had better ground clearance. But getting a proper esc and receiver will be my first thing to do as proportional steering is a must!! Lol

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Island Spec RC

      agreed. good luck with the mods!πŸ‘

      about 1 year ago
    • model nutty
      model nutty

      definitely check out Gabriel Silvaz channel about these WPL's. he fabs a transfer case for a pair of 12v 300 RPM geared N20 motors (1 for front 1 for rear). an inexpensive little light weight 20A brushed ESC, light weight 2S LiPo. a 180 motor is too much power and speed for their own good, and things break. the N20's provide really steady torque for crawling, his other videos demonstrate its capabilities after the simple mod, and you're not going to believe the kinds of places he drives them through (wear a chin strap!).

      on that, I do think WPL needs to re-visit their motor gearbox, a 130 size motor would be plenty if they added another reduction gear to cut speed to about 1/3. if sold as a "crawler transmission" optional replacement part, they would see a lot of orders for them quickly. also think they do need to build their drive shafts and gears a little bit larger and stronger in the axles, the "heavier duty" replacement parts would sell. for the Toyota series about 3/8" body lift (longer screws and bits of tubing) and 1/4" longer travel softer spring/shocks "crawler upgrade suspension kit" is another package they could do well with producing, it would increase it's articulation quite a bit. for their military trucks, the first thing I noticed was way too much kink in the U-joints, for the drive shafts being at such extreme angles.
      the language barrier between English and Chinese makes things difficult sometimes.

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to model nutty

      I agree with a lot of what you say. I see that that there are a lot of replacement metal parts for these which may help. The axles are great looking scale. I think though, that for the low price that these are great value. I have just insalled the transmission and axles into a Bruder Jeep Wrangler TJ and will probably want to upgrade the parts. I hope that I will doing this video today. Thank you for your comment.

      about 1 year ago
    • Rahdek Dwitya
      Rahdek Dwitya

      i'm new to this and planning on ordering a WPL C RC for the start, so if i want to install the esc can i still use the existing controller?or can u give me the link of what parts do i have to prepare to upgrade my incoming WPL to a hobby grade? thx before

      about 1 year ago
    • Xmod Evo
      Xmod Evo In reply to Rahdek Dwitya

      Put all metal upgrades to make it a monster

      about 10 months ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Rahdek Dwitya

      Sorry for the delay, I forgot that I had a comments approval filter on. This was the kit version, so only came with the servo. For a hobby grade conversion, you will need a servo, receiver and speed controller (ESC). There are may options, but need to be small enough to fit and the servo needs to be the right size.

      about 1 year ago
    • mx treiz
      mx treiz

      good work but, it s turn badly not ?

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to mx treiz

      Thank you. I was was pleased with the results.

      about 1 year ago
    • Slacking02
      Slacking02

      Subbed!

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Slacking02

      Thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • Jerico Queliste
      Jerico Queliste

      What kind of esc?

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to Jerico Queliste

      I just used a standard TEU 105B Tamiya one.

      about 1 year ago
    • zainal abidin
      zainal abidin

      where u buy that gearbox with motor?

      about 1 year ago
    • RC Modders
      RC Modders In reply to zainal abidin

      Gearbox and motor are part of the kit version of the truck.

      about 1 year ago