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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Today @ 05:19 PM | 558 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 | 1,082 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 | 4,750 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 | 3,519 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 | 6,133 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 | 7,779 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 | 4,366 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 | 5,039 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 | 4,298 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 | 5,804 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 | 7,045 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
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Jun 08, 2020 @ 04:09 PM | 3,357 Views

My next free or budget upgrade article for the 144001 is up here:


This time I've looked at
  1. Decrease the REAR toe in
  2. Set the droop on front and rear arms
  3. Improve the dampening in the rear shocks

If you are looking at the first article where I fixed the shocks, toe in, camber and lubed the diffs, it can still be found here


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | May 27, 2020 @ 06:21 PM | 11,925 Views
Hi Guys

I've written a step by step setup guide for the WL toys 144001 that has come out better than I was hoping:


-Filled the diffs with grease, adjusting the turnbuckles and correcting the amount of fluid in the shocks. This will really improve handling and substatially increase the life of the diffs and shocks. Hope you find this useful


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | May 25, 2020 @ 06:52 PM | 6,292 Views
The Zeez Racing Combo is a F7 flight control and 4x60A BLHeli_32 combo that includes 4 plug and play discrete, addressable LED strips. It is in the standard 30.5mm mount size meaning it will fit 5 to 8 inch quadcopters. It can be considered a premium set based on the retail price of just over $100 but the cleverness in design and execution in quality make this stand out for me.

Here is my overview so far:


I'll be working this into a powerful 6 or 7inch long range quad to take advantage of all this combo has to offer.


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | May 24, 2020 @ 05:56 AM | 5,371 Views
I've reviewed the new Emax Eco 1404 brushless motor for quadcopters here:


Read the review for a lot more detail but a TLDR version is they are light, smooth efficient and durable (so far). They may not offer the maximum power as some others but the efficiency and smoothness is worth it especially for HD recording like I wanted from this build.


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Apr 19, 2020 @ 09:38 PM | 6,044 Views
I've just finished a rather large review of the ORT dual shield pro antenna for 5.8GHz FPV. It covers pros and cons specific to freestyle, racing, micro and long range plus I look a the behaviours you need to change to take most advantage of it.


This antenna is well worth considering if your time is limited for FPV and you want to maximise flight time. Because of this reason it is now my daily driver antenna.

Hope you find something useful in the review, enjoy!

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Apr 15, 2020 @ 10:53 PM | 6,987 Views
I've now been running this $40ish brushless ESC - motor combo in a very large very heavy 4x4 short course truck for about 4 months and it hasn't missed a beat. Temps are much lower than the brushed 550 it replaced. Power and efficiency are on a different planet.

If you have a brushed 1/10 car or truck this upgrade is a very easy decision to make. Hard to imagine it's only $40. This is the same as the GOOLRC combo that is referenced a lot, just rebranded.

Full review here:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Feb 08, 2020 @ 05:02 AM | 7,425 Views
I've written an article about shedding weight on the Happymodel Mobula 6 by using a low cost DIY camera mount

It worked better than I'd hoped with more upside than downside (IMO)

More details on install, weight savings, and advantages/disadvantages in the article below:


Takes a little bit of time to get the cable tie cuts right but well worth it.

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 27, 2019 @ 03:26 AM | 4,313 Views
I recently fare-welled my Tyro 79 as an unwilling gift to some dense bush.

Prior to that though I completed a full upgrade guide and have published here:


I cover off multiple recommendations for many parts including cameras, vtxs, motors, props, electronics, batteries, HD cams, GPS and betaflight.

As a TLDR I'd recommend an immediate camera and propeller upgrade. For the rest you can replace as it fails or where you feel the need but these first two are a must.


P.S, don't forget to turn your DVR if you are flying over a new area

Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 11, 2019 @ 03:35 PM | 6,093 Views
I've spent the last couple of weeks reviewing the new ISDT 608AC charger. It has a modular removable AC-DC power supply and the high quality build and interface that we've come to expect from ISDT across their full line. At $50-60 it is easliy the best value charger out and will suit practically every application out except for the very high currents (8A+) and multiple channels.

Anyway, my full review is here including heaps of pics of the operating screens which I find easier to lear by than the included manual: