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Heng Long/WPL are now manufacturing 1/16 scale RC trucks, so it seemed sensible to create a forum area dedicated to the amazing things that members are doing with them. Post your builds, mods, and tips here.

Postby Will01Capri » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:07 pm

I think I must buy too many of these as I have 4 already which I got in group buy lol.
They look cool on modern builds
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Postby jhamm » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:01 am

Hello,
first: a big thank you to Martin!

Here some Pictures of my WPL-Build:

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first fitting

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there is a lot of work neccesary,
the front bumper will replaced... and much moore

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Postby Tiger6 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:58 pm

You didn't hang around did you 8O

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Postby jhamm » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:16 pm

I never hang around...
I always have to do something! ;D
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:16 pm

Mad 3s testing with my dual 370 setup. 4s test soooooon
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This will be my Vietnam era prime mover, but throttle curve will be tuned for slower response. The torque in this is unreal!
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Postby jhamm » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:21 am

....the torque and the hard bumps will kill the differential
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:50 am

jhamm wrote:....the torque and the hard bumps will kill the differential


You are correct, thats why i upgrade these axles to run all metal, the plastic gears on this setup last 3seconds. i know cause i tried it several times haha. JJRC axles last a little longer, they last at least 15 seconds on this motor setup lol

It is another reason i am making and designing my own range of axles which i can 3d print the casings and buy in metal gears from other model kits

The thing i love about these motors is the torque and the reduction gear braking. Means when you lift off the throttle even with a load it will stop and hold itself on an incline, which is something i see alot of people struggling with especially on Crawlers. The same setup is going in my own Land Rover Crawler build with a MN series truck

Mad stuff for mad builds from a mad person hehe
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:56 am

Well, what scale is Your Land Rover?
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:46 pm

Max-U52 wrote:Well, what scale is Your Land Rover?

One of those MN 90 Land Rover defender. Think close to 1/13 ish scale
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:37 pm

Cool, thank you. On my list of projects one of the ones that's very important to me is to one day do a Land Rover like they use to film the big cats in Africa. I'll be watching your build with interest.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:41 pm

Max-U52 wrote:Cool, thank you. On my list of projects one of the ones that's very important to me is to one day do a Land Rover like they use to film the big cats in Africa. I'll be watching your build with interest.


Here is my last MN 90 build. Sort of Camel Trophy type look.
https://i.imgur.com/mF0Bzta.jpg
Simple build, but looks cool.
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Postby jimbo_wa » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:55 pm

midlife306 wrote:Nice spot, looks almost too good to be true, I’ve ordered one anyway lol
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Yep, too good to be true, I messaged them yesterday to see where it was (should have been delivered by the 17th) and they've refunded me fully:

'Dear buyer, I am sorry to bring you a bad buying experience. We are told that the products you ordered cannot be sent to you due to damaged transportation. We have already given you a full refund, you can do it in the next few days. Check your account for the day, thank you for your understanding, and wish you a happy day!'

Oh well...
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Postby midlife306 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:11 pm

Ahhh, bastards, mine was due on the 17th but nowt’s arrived, strong letter of complaint to Amazon me thinks...
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:23 pm

midlife306 wrote:Ahhh, bastards, mine was due on the 17th but nowt’s arrived, strong letter of complaint to Amazon me thinks...
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Make sure you guys raise proper complaints as these people are obviously operating as con artists. I get loads of it. So when an order my trucks I may order more than I want as I know this seems common place.
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:30 pm

I picked up one of those, but I think I paid $43 for mine. Didn't have any problems, though, it arrived right on time and in good shape.
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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:34 pm

It looks like I forgot to post this here. I posted it in unboxing but also wanted it here in the truck thread. This thread is getting pretty long, makes me wonder how it appears to someone seeing it for the very first time. You guys have made this thread a real success and you've posted tons of great truck info, so thanks to all that contributed. I've been having a ball with these cheap little trucks, and I've copied quite a few great ideas from right here in this thread.

Anyway, got a new truck. I'll try to get action video soon, and then we'll gut it and put some decent electronics in her, and detail the bejeebus out of her!! @) :/

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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:57 pm

OK, here's more on the Transporter 5. While I'm getting closer, I still can't edit video so it's just short clips.

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This is in line behind the tanker truck, and ten tons of other stuff, but I just got receivers so I'll get goin' on the tanker.
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 am

New truck!

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Postby jackalope » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:20 am

That's a cool little dude!
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:57 pm

I love those Land Rovers, they make great builds. :)

Here is my Mack M123 with dual winches coming along.
Fuel pods nicely hide a pair of 2s lipo's. I will use a seperate 2s for the winches, yes they do work with integrated gear reduction motors. NO not N20s lol, far more power than that. Videos to follow
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