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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:54 PM | 3,762 Views
Below is a link to my review on the Diatone Roma F4 LR micro long range quadcopter.


In this review I cover:
  • Discussion of specs
  • A look at the frame design and build quality
  • Betaflight setup
  • Flight performance
  • Battery options and flight time
  • GPS performance
  • Nebula V2 cam vs Nebula Pro
  • Final comparison to other micro LR quads and conclusions

This is a text and picture review, not a video review, hope you find it useful


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jan 02, 2021 @ 05:54 AM | 6,097 Views
Here's my full setup and tuning guide for the WL Toys 124019:


In this guide I cover free improvements to help you get the most out of your car and better understand how it works. Specifically covered are:
  • Rear toe in, rear camber
  • Front toe in, front camber
  • Diff improvement
  • Battery optimisation

Lots of pictures that hopefully make the instructions easier to follow, hopefully someone finds this useful!

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 21, 2020 @ 08:15 PM | 7,045 Views
I've just finished a full review of the WL Toys 124019 where my focus has been on the improvements and benefits over the 144001. The review can be found here:


Below is a short excerpt from the conclusion to give you a taste:

Quite simply the WL Toys 124019 is a very well designed car that has a number of subtle but crucial improvements over the hugely popular WL Toys 144001 that will make it more reliable with better handling and greater durability. Although it is better set up from the factory, there are still a few tweaks that need to be made on order to get it handling at its best but these do not take long and no special parts are needed - they are practically free. Although this car has impressive performance out of the box with its oversized brushless 550 motor, it also has a lot of potential to be upgraded, particularly a move to brushless power that can offer a more top speed, better acceleration and much better battery life.

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 18, 2020 @ 05:04 AM | 7,368 Views
Here is a rather comprehensive setup guide and of course review for the Eachine Shadow Fiend 4 inch Sub-250g Long range quadcopter.

In a busy category this one stands out as the most competitively priced although it does need a few tweaks which I've detailed. Better yet I have a 15% discount coupon in the article which makes it cost only about $100 more than the Caddx Vista DJI unit alone.

See my setup guide and review here:


Just a quick note that I have solved the issue of adding a TBS crossfire receiver without having to forgo GPS functionality as the support page recommends...

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 07, 2020 @ 04:20 AM | 4,952 Views
Check out my top 5 list for small scale (1/12 and smaller) RC cars for bashing in 2020.

It's unscientific and full of anecdotes so please feel free to let me know if you disagree

I've had fun racing these cars around for different reasons and like the small scale stuff for portability and playing with the kids.


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 25, 2020 @ 04:43 AM | 5,180 Views
I've had a customised list of specials created for my by Banggood based on the RC Cars and FPV quads and parts I've reviewed and admire. I've weeded out the 'not really a special' prices and am left with the 34 in this list. Hopefully you find something that suits:

QuadifyRC.com Banggood Black Friday Specials

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 23, 2020 @ 08:30 PM | 4,621 Views
The XLF F16 is a Ready To Run (RTR) 1:14 scale 4WD off road Radio-controlled racing buggy. It notably includes a very large 550 sized brushless motor and a number of 'upgrade' metal components including suspension arms and knuckles. The brushed version as reviewed here retails for around $100 and has options with one or 2 batteries.

Here is my in-depth review and comparison to the highly regarded WL Toys 144001 with which it competes:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 18, 2020 @ 05:28 AM | 5,711 Views

Here is my review on the Happymodel Crux3


Probably the micro of the moment in my mind. I had over 6 minutes of decent speed flight on a 3.5 year old 2s 450mah battery that wasn't that good when it was new. Tune is great out of the factory and the hardware is well matched but check out the link for more details.

Oh yeah, 14% coupon code at the bottom of the article if it smokes your tyres.

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 10, 2020 @ 04:57 AM | 6,589 Views
I have a spreadsheet linked below with all of Banggoods RC specials (particularly FPV drones and cars) which are live for 2 days only. I've highlighted what I believe are the best deals but check them all out as everyone has different wants.


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Oct 28, 2020 @ 05:19 PM | 9,114 Views
I love the WL Toys 144001 1/14 scale RC Buggy and have written a lot of articles on tuning and upgrading it here. It is inexpensive and runs well stock or is easily upgraded to brushless power which offers better speed and acceleration as well as battery life. But how does it compare against the car on which is was based, the LC racing EMB series on which the 144001 was (let's face it) copied from?

So surely you know by now that the 144001 is a budget copy of the LC racing EMB-1 but with a bigger brushless 550 motor and integrated ESC/receiver and no slipper clutch. This means that WL Toys have been able to grab a big slice of the popular RC car market at a price point of $70-80 for the 144001 vs $200ish for the LC racing equivalent. But this is clearly not a fair comparison so what if you take the brushless upgraded 144001 with a raft of replacement parts, tally up the cost and then compare? Would you still buy the 144001 to upgrade or would you just got straight for the LC racing? I'll break this down by price and performance in order to give you the clearest information to make this decision for yourself and my opinion I what I would (and did) do.


LC Racing EMB-MT bashing on gravel (0 min 11 sec)


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Oct 04, 2020 @ 09:28 PM | 3,184 Views
The FUS X111 Pro is a fully ducted micro 2.5 inch quadcopter capable of carrying a small HD camera for safe and stead HD recording. It differs to other products in the market by being considerably lighter and cheaper. Presently it retails for $99 on Banggood which is substantially less than other cinewhoops. Is it anygood? Surprisingly the answer is yes, even carrying a full sized runcam 5 HD camera. Full review and setup is here:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Sep 08, 2020 @ 05:37 AM | 6,813 Views
I've just been given this massive list of over 100 products that have been discounted with coupon codes at Banggood. Most of the deals are really good so won't try to summarise here but there are a good selection of new and popular bind and fly quads, components, radios, goggles and camera rigs.


Many of these are the best price I've seen so it's worth a look. Open in google sheets for a better view.

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Aug 20, 2020 @ 05:56 AM | 5,554 Views
If you want 5-10mm more wheelbase for better straight line stability have a look at the guide I wrote below. It doesn't require any new parts, it's quick to do and easy:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Aug 13, 2020 @ 04:09 AM | 8,179 Views
Just quickly Banggood are clearing out the Eachine Novice II ready to fly kit that includes the toothpick-style quad, controller, FPV Goggles and batteries for only $100. That is crazy cheap. Link is here: Eachine Novice-II 1-2S 2.5 Inch FPV Racing Drone RTF

Another good clearance product is the 3 inch ultralight diatone GTB329 at only $99. Again, this looks like a clearance price. Link is here: Diatone GTB 329 Pro Cube AIO 122mm 3 Inch 2S FPV Racing Drone

More deals here https://www.quadifyrc.com/coupons-and-discounts.html

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Aug 10, 2020 @ 05:25 AM | 9,941 Views
The WL TOys 144001 is excellent value for money but there are a number of quirks, one of which is that the tyres are not especially grippy on much else than hard packed clay/dirt or carpet. I've found two sets of off-road tyres/wheels that are compatible with the 144001 in that they physically fit and just as importantly don't upset the gear ratio significantly. Here are my findings and more importantly recommendations:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 23, 2020 @ 07:22 PM | 6,414 Views

Here is the updated coupon list for the summer prime sale. If you are wanting to buy something RC* then it's worth a look here to see if you can get a decent discount - there are over 200 items in the list


*Let's face it, if you are reading this not on RC Groups then of course you are looking to buy something RC

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 19, 2020 @ 07:31 PM | 7,077 Views
The WL Toys 144001 is a great car but an upgrade to brushless power makes it even better. I've found a unicorn pinion gear that allows you to do so without any slotting of the motor mount.

All the details are in here:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 13, 2020 @ 08:25 PM | 6,342 Views
Hi All

If you were looking to buy anything Quad or RC Car related check out this spreadsheet I've put together for all of the current Banggood specials in their summer prime sale. Some are great, some are meh so have a good look through. Note there are three tabs...


Hope you find a bargain!

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jul 08, 2020 @ 07:20 PM | 7,866 Views
Here is my install guide and review for some of the metal parts for the WL Toys 144001.


I've written about why I chose the parts I did, why I avoided the ones I did and which other parts I'd consider.

A full install guide with pictures is there too.

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jun 18, 2020 @ 05:21 PM | 9,102 Views
The below link is an extremely comprehensive brushless upgrade guide for your WL Toys 144001 buggy that will take you through EVERY step to install the brushless power system and associated parts. There are almost 60 photos and a full step by step guide to walk you through the process as well as a full parts list.


Benefits from this 2838 brushless setup over stockinclude:
  • Stronger acceleration
  • Higher top speed
  • Better front/rear and left/right weight balance
  • Lighter overall weight
  • Ability to run 2s or 3s safely
  • Much better battery life
  • Greater crash resistance since car carries less momentum.

If you are just looking for the 2838 motor combo it can be found here: $28 Brushless 2838 motor / 35A esc combo