I believe traxxas are making three times the sales that they were a year ago, because a lot of people at home with time on their hands, so they’re going out and playing with rc cars. What are you talking about rich? Where are you coming from what i’m going to talk about and show you the car that i think is going to cause the two big players, the biggest problem over the coming few months? I do appreciate a little bit of this might be quite contentious, but i’ll. Try and put my thought process and reasoning behind why i’m thinking what i’m thinking about this particular car, the one in my hand, is not the car i’m going to be talking about at any length. This is a wltoys one, two, four zero one: nine, which was like an extended version of the hugely popular double toys; one four, four: zero zero, one of which, in one of the very early videos that i made of the one four four zero zero one. I said if they ever make a 110 scale. One of these, the big boys, armor and traxxas – are going to be in trouble 18 months, two years later after i made that comment that they are releasing a one tenth version of the one. Four four zero zero one, but it is not a one. Four four: zero zero one is just bigger. There is quite a bit more to it than that, and i would love to hear people’s feedback in the comments section and hope.
But hopefully my rationale will push forward the case as to why. I think this car is the biggest danger to armor and traxxas that it has been in a very very long time, and i would say if you are interested in a car i’m about to show you i’ll put a link to it below the video, because you Are going to struggle to get one of these trust me on that point? Well, welcome to the wltoys10401 at a smidgen under 155 bucks, as of today i’m, going to show you its competitors at traxxas and armor. Then talk you through the spec and show you why it is such a threat. At this price, competitor it’s got with the armor range, is the typhon 4×4 mega at 229.99, or the typhoon 4×4 3sblx at 319, and it tracks us here. We have the slash 4×4 at 319. Well, the slash 4×4 has an old plastic drivetrain, including plastic driveshafts, and both the armor typhoon, 4×4 3s blx and the typhoon 4×4 mega have also both got plastic. Chassis and plastic drive shafts on there, so no metal in either car from either manufacturer. At a price point not even close to the wrtoys one: zero, four: zero zero one: zero: four: zero zero one, spec i’m happy to say this car is just about all metal and it comes totally ready to run 7.4 volt 2 200 milliamp lithium ion pack included. Now this was the only shot that existed of this car up until a few days ago, but you do not have to be eagle eyed to spot the fact this has got threaded metal shocks all round metal shock towers, both front and rear metal drive shafts.
All round metal and turn buckles, which are fully adjustable now, you’re thinking rich that’s, just like a one, four four: zero, zero one but larger, and you might be thinking that when you’re looking at the full length metal chassis. But then you look at the interior of the car complete redesign. This is very, very different indeed in terms of the electrics and the layout and oh hang on doesn’t that appear to be a center differential on there. I was thinking to start with. Possibly is this just the spur gear, but if you look at how far forwards this um front cup is set, i think we’ve got a differential lurking away in there, which makes it very different to the previous cars from wltoys that were 114 scale. Here’S, a clear view of the metal drive shafts. Well, this is a fully adjustable turnbuckles all round on the car as well. The motor placement completely different on this car mid mounted, as opposed to sort of mounted towards the rear we’ve got a full heat sink on. Here and new on this esc we’ve got a fan on board to keep things cool, so i am thinking this could quite possibly take 3s, but let me know your thoughts in the comment section below the video. Now, the only possible downside to this is. It still looks like a combined esc and receiver in here, which means this is probably a five wire servo, not a three wire servo, but that looks to be a conventional size servo as opposed to a micro servo.
So that would be fairly easy to swap out. You could put separate receiver at the back of it here, change that out for a brushless, esc and brushless motor combo for around 45 55 bucks from amazon and you’ve probably got a car that’s going to be doing somewhere in the region of 60 to 65 miles. An hour for under 200 bucks with an all metal drive train and an all metal chassis. Now can you begin to see where my logic is coming from and i think this car could be a threat. Despairs could possibly be its biggest downfall, but i think the aftermarket is going to jump all over this car and be producing hop ups and upgrades for it and, whilst i’ve broken and bent more than a few bits on my smaller double toys, cars. That is because, in the main i’ve been running them as speed run cars. I think, if you’re just running this, the conventional speed what it was designed for, then i think it should prove to be fairly tough. Indeed, with that all metal construction on there and it’s got a nice racy, look to it as well, to my mind and if it’s like any of the other wl toys, cars we’re, likely to see front metal, cvd drive shafts on here as well. This has got metal, drive, cups all round, but all in all i’m liking. The look of that an awful lot and there you can see the fully adjustable turnbuckles, which is to say, are both at the front and the rear and transmitter reasonably adjustable.
Their steering trim and throttle jewelry of interest. I have got a coupon code where you can get a discount off if you want to pre order. One of these, which i’ll put in the description below the video where i can see this car being in danger, is still in a way those first time sales from arma and traxxas, because not many of us go out and spend 600 650 on our first rc. We go out and spend 100 200 300, so this car is gon na be pulling away some of the sales from that lower end of the armor and traxxas range. That means, then means if they start bringing out bigger stuff. Then people will start sticking with the wltoys brand hope that makes logical sense. This car undoubtedly will not be perfect as if highlight some issues along the way like the spares, maybe the quality of the metal. But i think this thing is going to sell to use rich expression like cupcakes and in this current economic climate. I think you can’t ignore that price point of under 155 for a car it’s got an all all metal, chassis, metal, threaded sharks and a metal drivetrain taboo, very, very easy to upgrade this car to brushless and make it super fast for not a lot of money. Anybody out there that has not owned a zero zero one or a one. Two four: zero one: nine you don’t know what you’re missing as they get a huge bang for the buck and a great cause very easy to work on super lightweight, which makes them go ridiculously fast if you want to do speed, runs with them.
So this car is actually coming from fairly good pedigree. To my mind, just remember guys, if you like what you see today, don’t forget to subscribe. So i hope all that logic made sense. 155 dollars bandit 149. Push this up to 32 miles an hour, the one zero four zero zero one can do a plane, 45 kilometers an hour which is smidging over 27 miles an hour, but i found in general the double toys cars two three miles an hour faster. So i think i can see that heading 30 miles an hour straight out of the box. Now the big thing and i’m sure people will argue is the spare parts. That is the sticking point with the wltoys cars with traxxas and armor you’re buying great products in terms of the distribution of the spare parts, particularly over here in the usa. The wltoys parts are a little bit harder to get hold of, but they are ridiculously cheap. I mean stupid, they make armor and traxxas look ridiculously expensive in comparison. You know i mentioned and showed you the one zero four zero zero one has got a lot of metal parts on. It is all the metal super strong like an armor, no it’s. Not. I will call it like it is things like the uh shock towers, both front and rear if they take a hard hit, will bend a little bit and i’ve broken. Quite a few things on my speed run cars on the dibble toys range.
That said, the crashes that i’ve had the car has been doing two or three times over the stock speed. So things like this traxxas is probably going to bend and break just the same as an armor would do if you’re pushing it two or three times over what it was designed for. But the one thing i would say is the chassis on these things is absolutely bulletproof. You can run this into a brick wall and it won’t bend because of that pressed ridge profile down. The side seems to take a bit extra strength on there and it’s fairly thick on there, but anyway, just right throughout my point. Why? I think this is the biggest danger to traxxas and armor. Is this it’s 149 and two wheel drive that double toys? One zero? Four: zero zero one is 155 dollars and it’s four wheel drive i’ll kind of pause to let that sink in for a minute. The main issue with this car is gon na, be the spare parts for it. I would pay attention when people first get one of these as to what is breaking on the car if you’re gon na go and order one order, some of the parts that are done well breaking on the thing. First of all, why should you do that? Richie? What are you talking about? Well, even the big boys get this wrong armor infraction. When that first came out, oh after a week, could you buy the d.
b hunters from anywhere? No, they took about five weeks to come through, so even the big boys, like armor and horizon knobby, can get things wrong and they did the same with the felony tyres somebody horizon learn anyway. This video was designed to be thought provoking yet informative. At the same time – and i hope you can understand my logic – my reasoning behind – why i think the new world toys car is going to be a game changer in terms of the threat to armor and traxxas, and i may have one or two of those cars Already on order, so if you don’t want to miss this arrival, which i cannot wait for then don’t forget to like share and subscribe. However, if you’re not going to drive the car a stupid speed, she’s just going to drive it like pretty much stuck out of the box, i think the thing should be fairly. I think the thing should be fairly durable, all of the stuff that i’ve been broken, etc has happened in high speed crashes. As i say, good one i’ve been going two three times what the car’s designed for, if you’re gon na run it around the 30 mile. An hour mark 35, if you’re going to run it around the 30 45 mile an hour mark, then i don’t think you should have too many problems with it. The other thing, i would say is if you throw a brushless combo into it at about 45 55 you’re gon na have a car which is maybe comparable to say a traxxas vx.
You can have a car which is maybe going to be comparable to a traxxas vxl you’re, going to have a car which is maybe going to be comparable to a traxxas, 4×4 vxl or an arma or an armor 3s for a fraction of the price. Definitely something worth considering on this one, and when i get one and when i get mine i will be doing a budget conversion i’m not going to go, throwing a man brax in there. Well, i might do at some point but i’m going to do like a day today. What your blogs out there could afford to do and put in a car and let’s see how fast it goes gut feel is with a forty, five dollar brushless setup from gut feelings, with a 45 brushless setup from amazon or banggood, you could be looking at car, Which is gon na hit 55 to 60, which is fairly usable for most of it, which is fairly fast for most of us well thumbs up.