Do WPL parts fit the JJRC truck

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Postby Steampunk456 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi guys,

Couldn’t resist buying a JJRC Q60 truck as I love the look. It was cheap as chips so I thought why not.

Now my question is, can I use wpl metal parts to upgrade the q60? From what I can see online, it looks like they all have the same chassis and axles but thought I’d try and confirm it.

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:34 am

WPL & JJRC axles are completely different inside, internals aren’t interchangeable I’m afraid
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Postby Yellowshaker » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:44 am

As stated, the internals are different. JJRC have a true ring and pinion with spider gears. However, they seem to slip quite easily and it is recommended to add oil to them so they perform better. I have one of each and can say that I have had nothing but frustration with the upgrade parts. They are complete junk and most missing parts. I installed a set of the metal gears to my GAZ66 and that kit comes with axle shafts as wells as metal components for the wheels to mount on. They are supposed to come with 4 small machine screws to mount the wheels to them, however, my kit came with only two...and I can not find any the same size in my parts bin. The driveshafts I purchased are also garbage and they have set screws so small that they do not tighten enough to hold tot he pinion or the motor shaft which is more annoyance to have to find a way to fix. I am thinking leave it stock from now on and live with the fact they are cheap Chinese junk to mess with or don't buy them at all. The upgrades can add up quickly and so far they are virtually useless junk. I do hope the quality of them improves, but it is not likely.

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Postby Steampunk456 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:45 pm

Thanks for the swift replies.

I think it would probably better to scratch build then. They kind of captured my imagination of towing a tank trailer onto the battlefield.

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Postby Roboticus_Prime » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:51 pm

I've been working on mine pretty heavily. I've got all 3 axles with metal gears, the big 2 speed transmission, metal driveshaft, and upgraded electronics. The only thing I'm missing is a decent battery. That should be arriving today. I'll try and get a video together showing all the things I had to "fix" to get it running right this weekend. Though, I might not have time until Monday. Most of the upgrade parts aren't just bolt on. Some of them require a little fiddling. But, even someone with my basic tool/skill set shouldn't have much issue getting them to work reliably.
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Postby Steampunk456 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:25 am

Sweet, that would be awesome if you could.

I do feel like these trucks have potential.

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Postby Roboticus_Prime » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Steampunk456 wrote:Sweet, that would be awesome if you could.

I do feel like these trucks have potential.

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I should probably post this here, since this is where it was asked for.

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Postby maltins » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi Does anyone of you Clever modellers know of anyone who could supply me in the uk with a fifth wheel like on Roboticus Prime's truck ? willing to pay for it and the postage Thanks Malc

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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:23 pm

maltins wrote:Hi Does anyone of you Clever modellers know of anyone who could supply me in the uk with a fifth wheel like on Roboticus Prime's truck ? willing to pay for it and the postage Thanks Malc


This is my own designed prototype which can be setup as manual or servo operated :)

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I can change the design to suit different needs if required. Not expensive either. I can supply with the fixings and the rod end for m2, pm for info
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