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May 14, 2018, 11:59 AM
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WLtoys A242 Micro Rally Car Mods Tips & Tweaks

As a long time fan of all things Micro RC I figured it was time to give one of these little WLtoys A242 1/24 scale RTR 4wd micro Rally Cars a go, and see just what they're all about. I have an RCP track in my hobby room, that I love to run my Kyosho Mini-Z's and Mini-Z Buggy on. I also tried the Redcat Sumo trucks, the Losi 1/24 brushed Rally, and SCT, and the Subotech trucks. None of them came even close to being as fun, or handling as well as my Kyosho Z rigs so they generally collected dust.

I'd watched a lot of videos of these 1/24 offerings from WLtoys, and I knew they were great little vehicles for the price. The problem was that they looked a bit too fast for my RCP track, and it turns out, they are. These little things scream, especially considering they're running brushed motors. They also handle quite well, and absolutely blow away any of the Losi, Redcat, Subotech etc. cars, and trucks that I have tried.

For those not familiar with this WLtoys lineup of A series cars and trucks, here is a quick run down of the basic features. You get a 2.4ghz radio system with 2 in 1 RX/ESC, a 3 wire micro steering servo, an aluminum alloy lower chassis, and aluminum alloy top plate. The cars are equipped with shaft driven 4wd with slipper clutch, four wheel independent suspension, and a full set of ball bearings. They also include a 500mah 20C 2s 7.4v LiPo battery and a basic charger. All spare parts are available at numerous online shops, and there is a growing list of hop up parts also available.

Because these little cars handle, and drive so well, I have decided to do some modifications, and some tweeks to make them more suitable for running on my small indoor track, but still be plenty fast enough to have fun with outside in the driveway.

​Stay tuned for lots of pictures, running videos, tips, and tricks on how to maximize the fun factor of these incredibly affordable little 1/24th scale Rally Cars.

Quick test run of the foam tires on concrete.

WLtoys A242 1/24 RTR Micro Rally Car With Custom Foam Tires (2 min 43 sec)
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May 14, 2018, 11:59 AM
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First mod is complete. Got the custom foam tires mounted, and ready for a test drive
May 14, 2018, 02:52 PM
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Foam tire test run video added above.

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