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WLtoys 12428 MOD Thread


The intent of this thread is to discuss modding and improving the 12428. This thread is not intended to talk about stock parts. If you need help with trying to fix or keep your stock 12428 running, please go to the previous 12428 thread.
We would like to talk about improvements to:
1. The steering and its components.
2. Using metal gears to make the front and rear drive line run more reliably.
3. Weight reduction
4. Adding FPV
5. Wheel and tire combos.
6. Electronics improvements or replacements.
7. Alternate bodies.
8. Bigger and better batteries.
9. Wear resistance.
10. Whatever else comes up.
I will take components and paste them in the category as they come in.

EDIT: - October 2020
I think it would help to add a parts list for a complete build for those who are interested. Unfortunately, I can'y insert a new category to what I already have listed, so, I will have to add the build lists under Miscellaneous. I'll add to the title to include Builds.
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Steering/ Suspension


2.5MM ROD ENDS $10.63USD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

3mm threaded rod $7.82USD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

o-rings (M2) $0.5USD https://www.banggood.com/50pcs-Black...r_warehouse=CN


Rear shocks (blue anodized version) [ take a long time to get to you and mine now leak]:
rear shocks $10.52USD https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgr...r_warehouse=CN
NOTE: Mine leak!

Front shocks (blue anodized version):
front shocks $10.38USD https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgr...r_warehouse=CN
AGAIN: Mine leak!

Both shocks are stiffer than stock. If less is needed, cut off a loop on the internal spring. Fill with oil if it doesn't have any!!

A949 shock mount for vertical front shocks:
A949-09 shock tower $1.29USD https://www.banggood.com/Wltoys-A949...r_warehouse=CN

Rear Upper Link (solid):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-1-10-Cen...n/192356839758
NOTE: One end of this rod has a slight bend to it that may or may not affect the way you want to use it.


5 wire servo with metal gears:
Metal gear servo(5 wire) $11.59USD https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm7853.html...rce=shareasale

Round Rods with Threaded Ends and rod ends (as used by Pastel):
RC4WD store https://store.rc4wd.com/

Front Drive Shafts:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs...e92ff73a648145


Servo Arm:
25 T servo arm $4.62USD https://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-25T-Te...8AAOSw3FNZllBI

Front Shock Mount:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2864109

How to Lower/Shorten Shocks:
How To Lower Your RC/Shocks (7 min 10 sec)


Feiyue Rear Axle Swap:
http://yesuserserviceableparts.blogs...axle-with.html

Hobby King Shocks(NOTE: These cannot be found using the link, but going by size may get you what you need):

68 mm: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/alu-shoc...13x60mm-2.html $12.71
61 mm: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/alu-big-...x48-5mm-2.html $12.43

Another Shock:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Oil-...416f844b0da809

Linkage Set:
https://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-1242...r_warehouse=CN

Rear Shocks:
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Metal-...r_warehouse=CN

Individual Upgrade Suspension Parts:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alum-DIY-Pa...-/182733925703
NOTE:
Contact the seller about combined shipping, otherwise, you will pay per piece.

More shocks:
Rear
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Oil-...30784c4dl0MlCE

Front
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2PCS...30784c4dl0MlCE

Steering Servo (3-Wire)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/towerpro...iABEgLLKfD_BwE

Shocks:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Shock Oil:
Shock oil - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Servo 3-Wire:
Servo - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Links
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-0019-Pur...72.m2749.l2648

Link Set With Turnbucles:
Turnbuckle set $18.89USD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...oupsconvert-20

7 MM Hexes
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3486936

3-Wire Servo:

https://www.banggood.com/AGF-B26CLS-...r_warehouse=CN

Rear Upper Control Links (adjustable):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Par...ss!14468!US!-1
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Metal Gears


Before you order the gears and try to do this yourself, PLEASE consider buying the complete metal gear assemblies and avoid the hassles.

Shim pack $6.09USD https://www.amainhobbies.com/yokomo-...c-s80s/p270534

Other Shims: $2USD + S&H
https://www.ebay.com/p/Traxxas-TRA19...3199125&chn=ps


Steel Gear Set: $12.83USD https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wlto...ceBeautifyAB=0

NOTE: This gear set is for the 12428. The ones for the Feiyue are definitely smaller and have fit/ mesh problems. Stay away from them.

This package has metal axles:
Front end mods-metal axles $41USD http://www.wl-toys.com/Wltoys-12428-....NmISocLg.dpbs

Second Source for Metal Gears:
https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...p_1714758.html

Complete Metal Gear Front Gearbox:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wlto...27424c4dWWzSz2

Complete Metal Gear Rear Assembly (12428 size gears):
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wlto...27424c4dWWzSz2

Buy both assemblies together by picking the right "color". It should come out to be $33.80:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Newe...fa2ecadcad81b7

Metal Reduction Gear Set

https://www.ebay.com/i/112972067315?chn=ps

Gears:
Pinion gear - https://www.amazon.com/AXIAL-Racing-.../dp/B008JXK0D2
Spur gear - https://www.ebay.com/p/Metal-Spur-Di...Car/6023355506

Front Gearbox Spacers/ Shims:
New Spacer Design for Front Gearbox https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4267021 By keke tonike83
NOTE: These pieces are 3-D printed. If you do not have access to a 3-D printer, a source here on RC Groups is CrazyFastFlying. Send him a PM. He is quick and reasonably priced.


Rear O-Rings:
o-rings (M2) $0.5USD https://www.banggood.com/50pcs-Black...r_warehouse=CN

Steel pinion:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Axial-Racin...oAAOSwWHZbEuy9
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Weight Reduction


enter here.
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Fpv


Tell us what you use and how you mount it and use it.

camera & antennae $18USD https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX0...r_warehouse=CN

foam to protect camera $2.99USD https://www.banggood.com/3Pcs-Foam-P...r_warehouse=CN

200mw version:
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX0...r_warehouse=CN

Eachine Goggles:
Eachine 800 goggles 89 http://graysonhobby.com/eachine-ev80...-raceband.html

Camera with Whip Antenna:
www.gearbest.com/camera/pp_666807.html
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Electronics


Tell us what you are using and link to where you got it.

3 Channel Flysky trans/rec - US $38USD https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-F..._warehouse=USA

Receiver: https://www.banggood.com/Flysky-FS-A3...


HW brushed ESC w/fan $13USD https://www.banggood.com/Waterproof-...r_warehouse=CN

servo $5.11USD https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgr...r_warehouse=CN
NOTE: this is the servo the Feiyue guys use, but it's 3 wires.

I used this one on my 10428, but may be tight in a 12428. Check dimensions. 3 wires.
JX servo $13USD https://www.banggood.com/JX-PDI-6221..._warehouse=USA

45 Turn Motor
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm7295.html...CABEgKrsPD_BwE

Crawling motor:
https://store.rc4wd.com/search.asp?k...ler+motor&www=

Since there are problems with getting electronics wet and I can't figure out how to add a new topic that will end up on this page, I will add it here as a sub topic:

WATERPROOFING:

Corrosion X Video:
Flite Test | Waterproofing Electronics (18 min 20 sec)


http://www.corrosionx.com/corrosionx-heavy-duty.html

MG Chemicals 419C Acrylic Lacquer Conformal Coating 55 ml Bottle Clear:
https://www.amazon.com/MG-Chemicals-.../dp/B01HPS13SM

Brushless Conversion:
http://yesuserserviceableparts.blogs...brushless.html

Futaba servo pair:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PCS-MG996...72.m2749.l2649

Alternate brushed motor:

https://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?...6#.XDCwgzBKg4g

Brushless ESC Programming Card:
Programming card- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Brushless Combo:
Motor and ESC combo , I can't seem to find the 60A one, but this one is a 45A version . https://www.amazon.com/Jrelecs-Upgra...rushless+motor

Waterproof Motor 3600/4500KV: https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-28...

Program Card: https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-LE...

Extra Range Antennae:

$1.60 USD http://bit.ly/3Dbi_24Ghz_Antenna

Crawler Speed Brushless Motor (SENSORED):

$35USD
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-approved.html

Turnigy TrackStar 1/10 70A Waterproof Car ESC (Sensored Only) ($35USD):

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...html?wrh_pdp=1

Hobbywing QUICRUN 10BL120 Sensored Brushless ESC 120A - with fan $43 USD

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbywin...-esc-120a.html

Motor Heat Sink w/Fan:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Integy-Alum...d=113717060188

1060 ESC
https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/prod...iant=753399705

1080 ESC
https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/prod...nt=26223842568

Holmes Hobbies brushed motor.
https://holmeshobbies.com/motors/bru...sport-550.html

Motor esc combo
http://s.aliexpress.com/q2YRRR7v

5 Channel Flysky Transmitter & Receiver:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3305...ddresstype=600

Heat Sink with Fan:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Heatsink-Mo...5/254326215337

Motor Combos (many choices):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Dumbo RCX Transmitter with Gyro:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Banggood has them too:
https://www.banggood.com/DumboRC-X6-...r_warehouse=CN

Lights Set:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3297...27424c4dZs50iU

Spotlights:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3293...19714c4dAg2dIK

Light:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3291...27424c4dZs50iU

Waterproofing:

Q Dope coating GC Electronics 10-3702 $15.49USD https://www.alliedelec.com/product/g...3704/70159780/

RadioLink rc6gs Extended Range Transmitter (400 meters/ 1200 ft)

https://usa.banggood.com/Radiolink-R...N&rmmds=search
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Alternate Bodies


Tell us what you have, how you mounted it and link to where you got it.

Austin A60 ABS banger shell from Adek body shells painted red but in photo looks pink.
https://www.*acebook.com/AdekSolutions/
The link has an objectionable name in it according to RCG. Take out the * and insert an F before clicking.


Hardware from 12423 to add a body:

12423 front mount 4.99 https://www.wl-toys.com/Wltoys-12423...rts-16777.html
front column 5.99 https://www.wl-toys.com/Wltoys-12423...rts-16783.html
rear column 5.99 https://www.wl-toys.com/Wltoys-12423...rts-16784.html

Better prices here:

12423 front mount 1.19 https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...l-holder-0029/
front column 1.19 https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...ody-post-0035/
rear column 1.19 https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...ody-post-0036/
12423 body 9.98 https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...dy-shell-0061/

Red Stock Body:
$8.99USD https://www.ebay.com/itm/12428-Off-R...r=601844901226

Red Wheels and Tires:
15.99USD https://www.ebay.com/itm/12428-Off-R...r=601844901226

12428-B body Panels 8.36USD https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wlto...889465156.html
NOTE: These body panels also require the front and back bumpers and possibly a different frame = $$$

SUV body (FY-02) 9.98 https://www.banggood.com/FY-CK02-SUV...r_warehouse=CN
NOTE: S&H is more than the price of the body.

This one is $19.60USD with free shipping:
https://www.amazon.com/Products-FY-C.../dp/B06XNJ4WZ6

AliExpress has it for $16.49USD with free S&H:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Feiy...592058364.html
NOTE: More than likely, this body will be shipped in nothing but a plastic bag and may arrive CRUSHED! Then, you have to work with a heat gun/ hair dryer to try to save it. In my case, it arrived in the plastic bag, but in pristine condition. It all depends on how it gets handled.

12423 side bumper $1.59USD https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...car-flap-0034/

spur/pinion cover $1.59USD https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...09-dust-cover/

front bumper cushion $1.59USD https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...er-parts-0026/

front bumper $1.59USD https://www.monkeyhobby.com/wltoys-1...t-bumper-0027/

Body pins $2.29USD https://www.monkeyhobby.com/8pcs-set...r-clips-r-pin/

Magnets on Mounting Plate:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3303...archweb201603_

Magnets Only:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3286...archweb201603_
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Batteries


Tell us what you have, what it's rated at, how many C's, etc. Please link to where you bought it.

G Force 2200mah/30C $11.99USD http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...0mah-2s-t.html

Voltage Monitor:

https://www.banggood.com/2-X-BX100-B...r_warehouse=CN

3S Battery:
Floureon 3S lipo - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gforce 2700 mah $11USD http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...428-12423.html

3S Battery:
https://www.genstattu.com/ga-b-45c-1300-3s1p-deans.html


NOTE: Buy a 3S battery at your own risk. This buggy really isn't designed to handle the power and tends to wreck things in a hurry!

1100 mah 2S Battery:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3290...ddresstype=600

Gens Ace 3S 50C 1400mah Lipo
https://www.amainhobbies.com/gens-ac...yABEgJtHvD_BwE
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Wear Resistance


Tell us what you did to make your buggy last longer. Pics would be nice.

Better Drive Shaft:
http://s.aliexpress.com/r6zEVBBF?fromSns=Copy
This is a very beefy driveshaft and looks like it will last a long time.
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Misc. - Build Parts Lists


I'll put things here that are important but not covered above.

Battery Strap
$2.17USD https://www.banggood.com/RJX-Hobby-M...r_warehouse=CN

heat sink $1.99USD https://www.banggood.com/HSP-Heat-Si...r_warehouse=CN

Magnetic parts tray $3.21USD https://hobbyking.com/en_us/magnetic...arts-tray.html

Voltage Tester/Monitor
https://www.banggood.com/2-X-BX100-B...r_warehouse=CN

12423 Manual:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TsE...s65v76Bnp/view

12428 Manual:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gCw...BHnC1CoGg/view


Better Lights:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...t#post39255201

Comparing the FY-03 and 12428 (compatibilty):
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ars-comparison

32 Tooth Pinion Gear:
32p with 3.2 hole
Traxxas ones:
https://www.amazon.ca/Traxxas-3943-P.../dp/B0006O5L2C

Magnets to hold the body on:
1/2"x1/8" neodymium magnets $6.99USD https://www.ebay.com/itm/Emovendo-Ne...czLSLmJZV-MYxA

Complete Build by GKT - post 916
Parts Used:

Metal gears: https://www.banggood.com/16PC-Upgrade...

Upgrade Hexagon Set: https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgra...

Cooling Fan; https://www.banggood.com/Hobbywing-5V...

Upgrade steering :https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-FY-01...

Rear axle main grider :https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgra...

Buggy Metal Shock Absorber: https://www.banggood.com/HSP-110-Rc-O...

Metal Linkage Rods: https://www.banggood.com/9PCS-Upgrade...

AUSTAR 4PCS 1.9Climbing Car Wheel: https://www.banggood.com/AUSTAR-4PCS-...

Aluminum Alloy Shock Absorber: https://www.banggood.com/HSP-110-Rc-F...

Upgrade Rear Axle: https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgra...

Cardan Joint: https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-FY-01...

HBX Wheels : https://www.banggood.com/HBX-112-1262..

Claw RC Car: https://www.banggood.com/Wltoys-12428...

Drive shaft : https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-FY-01...

Servo: https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgra...

Universal Socket: https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-FY-01...

Rocker Arm: https://www.banggood.com/Feiyue-Upgra...



Servo Tester: https://www.banggood.com/STV2_3-Mini-...

Linkage Rods: https://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-12423...



Complete Build by Grandad Stinky - post 917

Beeper: http://www.nichemall.net/index.php?r...&product_id=79

Another Beeper: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/signal-l...___store=en_us


Chapman Allen bit sets/individual bits:
https://chapmanmfg.com/

Clear LED Light Source
https://www.poundland.co.uk/electrek-7-led-head-torch

Red LED Light Source
https://www.poundland.co.uk/my-cycle...ack-bike-light

Lock Nut Assortment
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Lock Nuts From China:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon-Stee...frcectupt=true

LED Strip Lights:
https://www.banggood.com/WS2812-Colo...r_warehouse=CN

Alternative Pinions:
https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEW99

Gearing/ Speed Calculator:
http://www.radiocontrolinfo.com/info...ar-calculator/

Pinions:

Robinson Racing Pinions
https://www.amainhobbies.com/robinso...SABEgKUpvD_BwE

Build Parts from RCing in SC

Extenders 12 https://www.amazon.com/Extension-Ada.../dp/B07M82K5ZT

Wheels and tires $11/2' https://m.banggood.com/HBX-112-12621...rmmds=myorders

Servo 17 https://www.amazon.com/LewanSoul-LD-.../dp/B073F92G2S

108004D Suspension Adjustable Piggyback Shocks Absorber 105mm HSP Redcat SCX10 11.99 https://www.ebay.com/itm/173491049916?ul_noapp=true

Front Shock Mount:

WLToys 12428 (12427) Front Shock Mod // Shock Tower Fabrication (1 min 41 sec)


Hub Extenders:

WLToys 12428 // Everything You Need To Know About Hub Extenders (5 min 55 sec)


Adding Useful Items to Your On Screen Display for FPVing:

WLToys 12428 // Setup and Install GPS for MpH in OSD for FPV Driving (Speedometer in your goggles) (7 min 14 sec)


Adding Extended Range with CRossFire:

Crossfire Install And Setup On Your RC Car/Truck/Boat/Plane. PWM Adaptor Mod / WLToys 12428 Upgrade (9 min 20 sec)

Build Parts from K Yammow:

Yeti Steering links 7.99 https://www.amazon.com/AXIAL-AX31122...d-games&sr=1-1

servo saver spring 7.6 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

EMAX ES9258 Steering Servo 14 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3238...3a994c4dnFqVtJ

Traxxas Rod Ends 2742x 7.5 https://www.amazon.com/Traxxas-2742X...5259915&sr=8-1

Lexan sheet 3.34 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hobbywing Sensored 10BL60/3650 Combo (10.5 turn option) - $86 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32823...

Heatsink+Fan for 540 Size Motor https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32472...

Turnbuckles (rod ends are junk need to be replaced) $18.60 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32842...

RC4WD M3 Rod Ends For Turnbuckles(cut/sand to length) $7.50 https://store.rc4wd.com/M3-Long-Stra...0x_p_1751.html

Front RCAWD Oil Shocks (rod ends are weak use rod end from stock shock) $8.32 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3282...3a994c4dr053pC

Rear Injora Oil Reservoir Shocks (100mm option, and replace rod ends with Traxxas 2742X) $14.39 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32895...

Metal Differential Gears Real Metal $10.89 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32863...

Metal Spur Gear https://www.gearbest.com/rc-car-parts...

Metal Pinion Gear 17t https://www.amazon.com/AXIAL-Racing-A...

Tires(Injora super swampers, option A) 20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VGQTV5C/...

Build by Spacecadet25:


 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Programming card-
https://www.amazon.com/Jrelecs-Upgra...rushless+motor Motor and ESC combo , I can't seem to find the 60A one, but this one is a 45A version . 
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Shocks, these seem to be holding up well, haven't leaked yet. -
 https://www.amazon.com/AXIAL-Racing-.../dp/B008JXK0D2 Pinion gear -
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Spur gear -
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Diff gear set -
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Metal hex hubs - 
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Shock oil -
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Floureon 3S lipo - *Link is to 6S!!!!!
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Servo -
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Controller -
Fishing weights(the weights that come with it is 4.7oz btw. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That motor is not a bad price, I will keep it in my wish list for when I blow this one up. 
I am looking at how to improve the steering, I have the metal servo saver on the way, and will see if that helps. I may upgrade to the metal steering arms if the toe out gets too bad.
Viscous coupling is basically filling the diff with something sticky, Red and Tacky in my case. 

To use the ESC card its pretty simple. 

-Disconnect your receiver.
-Plug ESC into card.
-Turn on power
-It will flash then the lights will turn on the current settings. 
-To change a setting scroll with the down arrow, then use the right arrow to move to a different setting. 
-Once you are finished, hit Program and it will blink. 
-Turn off the power, unplug and you are done. 

-Low voltage cut-off, I did not change this setting, the default on the ESC is 3.1V
-Start mode, this setting is how fast power is ramped up. I changed it from medium to soft so I don't strip out the gears. I can do a standing backflip when its on Strong, and I still wheelie on Soft
-Brake force I left at 50%
-Max reverse force I changed to 50%
-Neutral Zone is basically how touchy you want to make the throttle. Visualized it looks like this Reverse/Brake-------------------(((Neutral Zone)))-------------------Forward. I left it at default 9%, meaning I have to apply 9% power or brake before something turns. But I think I will bump it down to 6% for better response. You can also adjust this in your receiver if it has those capabilities. The FlySky does. Hope this helps!
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Feb 20, 2018, 05:46 AM
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Good idea jack.
Bye the way your missing the "c" in Electronics.
Feb 20, 2018, 06:37 AM
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Good idea jack.
Bye the way your missing the "c" in Electronics.
Welcome. I hope other modders will feel free to share their tips and tricks.
Feb 20, 2018, 07:59 AM
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I'd add the fact that the prices are USD.

I'll dig out my mod stuff from the other thread and post it in here when I get a chance
Feb 20, 2018, 09:50 AM
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I'd add the fact that the prices are USD.

I'll dig out my mod stuff from the other thread and post it in here when I get a chance
I'd appreciate it. I think what I would like to do is to put links to parts in the categories I've made space for but leave discussions in the regular space of the thread. The same goes for pics and videos.


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