This awesome wl toys, one two, four zero one eight and this is the upgraded version so stay tuned. Watch. The video and i’ll show you exactly what’s in this box: Music, okay, so everything is out of the box, so let’s have a nice close look at everything now before i continue with this video. I just want to say a quick thank you to banggood for sending me this vehicle to do reviews and tests on i’m really grateful for that now. Most of you know me guys anyway, but for those who don’t, i pride myself on being an honest person, and i will only ever do honest reviews whether i buy something or something gets sent to me, um 95 of the stuff that i actually show in my Videos i buy with my own money, but whether i get something sent to me like this one or whether i buy something with my own money. My views will never change. I will always be honest and give you guys an honest opinion on the rc vehicle or whatever i’m doing a video on. So with that being said, this crack on have a nice close look at everything that this vehicle gives you, and i will give you my thoughts and opinions on what i think is an awesome rc model. Okay, so, like i say, i got the upgraded version of the wl toys, one, two, four zero one, eight – and this is also known as the explorer as well, so you can call it what you want, but most people know this as the wltoys one.
Two four zero one, eight and like i say i got the upgraded version, so it comes with these free lippo batteries and they are 7.4 volts, 2600 mah. So these are going to give you quite a bit more run time than the older standard. I think there were 2 000 or 2 200 mah batteries, so getting three of these is gon na, be great um, a nice size lipo as well, and basically you’re gon na get a lot of runtime with three of these batteries and, like i say guys, i Will leave a link in the description below to this vehicle because for what you pay you’re getting so much for your money? You really are uh. You can get this for around 100 quid the upgraded version 100 pound for all of this is a bargain, and i do like wl toys in general. They do produce some really good quality hobby, great rc vehicles for a really good price, so yeah go check out and a link in the description below. So you can pick yourself up one of these awesome vehicles. So let me put these batteries to one side and i’ll quickly. Get the manual out chuck that down there so it’s. Just your basic bog standard, wl toys manual, it’s, just giving you your basic information. Some safety tips some operation instructions, and it will show you how to take the vehicle apart and everything like that and another great thing about wl toys.
You can buy all of the parts if you ever need to replace the parts. If you want to upgrade some parts, you can get everything you need for these vehicles. Now i tell anybody if ever you’re looking for a cheap rc vehicle only ever buy them. If you can get parts for them, because if you can’t, if you break something the vehicle becomes useless, so great thing about wl toys, you can always buy parts and upgrades for these vehicles. So it comes with this usb charger now i’m, not a fan of usb chargers in general, um they’re, not great quality, but this will do the job. If this is the only charger, you have it’s great that the actual vehicle comes with one. So you can charge your batteries up and you’re ready to go right out of the box, so you’re gon na just plug your usb into a usb socket, preferably over two amps output, if possible, and then you’re gon na just plug your balance port into your charger And job done, it will start charging your battery. I will be using a proper hobby grade charger, but it’s good, that these vehicles come with a little charger, so you can get up and going straight away. It also comes with your basic world nut tool. Here is plastic but it’s a reinforced plastic, so you’re not going to have any troubles whatsoever. Okay, the controller. The controller is nicely sized it’s, not too small, but it’s, not big at all whatsoever.
It’S, a pretty small size, as you can see, i’ve got pretty small hands anyway, but you can do some um one from steering here, so you can control your vehicle with just one hand if you like to use your other hand for filming so it’s good that You can do that. I tend to just put a gopro on my head or something like that anyway. But to be honest guys, when i take the vehicles out, i tend to actually concentrate on having fun rather than filming, uh but that’s. Just me, you’ve also got your steering trim and your throttle jewelry as well. So you can turn the power up and down on this vehicle, so that’s good for if you’re a beginner, because these things go pretty quick, 30 mile an hour uh so yeah they go. Pretty quick, so it’s good that you’ve got a throttle dual rate on there, so basically you can limit the amount of power this vehicle is giving out. You’Ve got your on off switch. There you’ve also got a mode button here that i don’t actually know what that is, and i’ve not seen any i’ve not seen any information. So if any of you guys know what this one two three four mode button is leave a comment in the video description below and let’s find out what this button does, because no one’s talking about it. So you’ve got your battery tray here. That runs off of four double a batteries, so let’s get some batteries in here.
Just like so it’s a shame. It didn’t come with any double a batteries, because then it would have been truly uh ready to run out of the box, but double a batteries. Everyone’S got those kicking around the house, so let’s get that battery tray in just like so nice little controller nice holding handle at the top there. Okay, so let’s have a closer look at this little beauty. Now this thing is absolutely stunning: it really is straight away. I can tell you this is by far the nicest wl toys i’ve had in my hands. It really is an awesome little vehicle now straight out of the box. Some people are reporting that the suspension is very stiff on these vehicles um, but, as you can see, mine is really soft. If anything mine is on the softer side to how i would normally have it. Let’S do a quick drop test, as you can see. No bounce whatsoever showing that my suspension is far from too stiff, but one great thing about these vehicles. They come with aluminium, fully adjustable oil filled shock absorbers, so you can adjust the tension uh to your liking by either adjusting the um body screw here, which basically releases or puts more tension on your spring, or you can change the shock oil to a lighter or Heavier weight shock oil, so you can fine tune your suspension to your preference. Now. If we look at the front quickly, you’ve got fully adjustable tire rods here as well and they are metal tire rods with plastic ends, so you can adjust the toe and camber um on this vehicle same as the rear.
Now, if we look on the rear as well, you’ve got metal, uh drive, shaft dog bones here, and they are a dog bone type shaft on the rear, but on the front they are cvd, drive shaft, so that’s really nice to see, as you can see, solid Bumper there on the front – and i love how the bumper mounts to the chassis, but also to the underside of the rope roll cage same as the rear, bumper, the rear bumper fixes to the chassis and the roll cage, which makes it super super solid you’ve also Got a very sturdy wearing as well as a fully usable spare wheel there talking about the wheels as you can see, they are the same diameter on the front and the rear, but the rear tyres are slightly wider than the front. The rubber compound feels really nice. Quite grippy soft it’s got some medium density foams in there by the feel of it. I can’t double check that, because these tires are pre glued to the rims, but these rims look really really nice. What i’m actually gon na do i’m gon na take one of these wheels off because i don’t know what size hex nut these uh cars use. No one’s really saying that in the video, so let’s actually take a look and see what size they are. Nice small will walnut so i’m guessing these are not going to be 12 mil hexes. Well, they are 12 mil hexes.
Let me just double check that so i’m going to get a wheel here yep. They are definitely 12 mil hex nuts, so you can fit other standard size 12 mil hex nut wheels on there, so that’s really good, so that really does open up um what you can actually put on this vehicle, uh wheel, wise, so that’s really good, because these Tyres do look nice and they’re perfect for road and maybe even like race track ground, a bit of gravel um, but they’re not going to be ideal for grass. You probably want slightly more aggressive grip for grass, but yeah. Very, very nice i’m shocked how nice that actually looks and feels it really does feel nice, Music whoa keeping up the top here. You can see you’ve got an led light bar and that is a fully functional, led light bar and inside there you’ve got your cockpit drivers. I like the little scale. Look that looks really nice. I might insert some pictures uh, but yeah that looks beautiful. It really really does side panels so to remove that you would need to unscrew the screws and remove your side panels. It’S, not just a body shell, that clips on with your normal body. Shell clips just quickly flip it over underneath here, you’ve got a lovely, aluminium chassis, looks really well made um. Some people are fans of metal. Some people are more of a fan of plastic. I do prefer plastic to be honest, but this vehicle is nice and lightweight.
It’S got some weight to it. It doesn’t feel uh, flimsy and weak by any means, but because it is a reasonably lightweight 12 scale. Vehicle um you’re, not really gon na worry about bending your chassis. So much as you can see as well. The uh suspension arms are quite nicely made and there is a few position holes on there. So you can adjust the angle of your suspension so before i go on too much let’s actually take out these little body pins and have a look on the inside everything. On the inside is quite nicely spaced out there’s a nice sized battery tray in here and that battery tray is adjustable as well by the look of it, so you can put uh smaller sized batteries in there. If you change the way the um battery mount is configured you’ve also got a plastic center brace plate. Here, plastic is more than good enough for this vehicle you’ve also got a massive 550 style, um brushed motor and then you’ve got a two in one receiver and electric speed controller unit and you’ve also got a micro sized five wired servo. Honestly, i would have much prefer to see this vehicle have a standard sized freewire servo, so we could swap and change the servos with ease, because because it has that five wire servo, it means if we ever want to change that, to a much better quality. Servo we’re gon na have to put a different um electric speed, controller and receiver in there unless we can find a more powerful five wire servo, but, like i say this is a quite lightweight vehicle, so that micro servo should uh should do the job i’ve not Seen any reports stating otherwise, but this is where it gets a little bit confusing uh.
Some people are running these vehicles on free s, lipo, and i really won’t recommend that i know some people are getting away with doing that, but i’ll, hopefully you’ll be able to see this. But if i give you a closer look at mine, you might see that, if not, i will take a picture showing you clearly. It clearly states, on this electric speed controller, that it has a 7.4 volt voltage limit, so don’t be putting free cell lipo in there and being shocked if your electrics go up in smoke, because these are not made for 3s they’re made for 2s, because this is The newer version, the older versions – seem to handle 3s a bit better, but basically it depends on the capacitor they use in these electric speed controllers. Some are made for 3s, some are not, and this one is not um. As you can see, your light bar is also powered by your electric speed controller. So you can unplug that if you don’t want um your light bar to be active, as you can see, you’ve got your little red um on off button as well. So let me quickly put a battery inside this, so let’s put one in and then let’s power it up and see how fast or how powerful this thing is. So it runs off of a dean’s connector. I will change out this connector uh. I prefer to run different um connectors. I run ic5 and ec5 connectors um, but i can do that at a later date, just power this on.
As you can see, the transmitter starts flashing, which means it’s, looking fully electric speed, controller and receiver press and hold the red button. It will power on and then it will beep and then bind as you can see. So, as you can see, the steering, although runs off of a micro, servo it’s, got pretty powerful and fast steering. This is a rubber mat, so wheels tend to grip on it as well so yeah as you can see nice responsive, steering there let’s lift it up. Give it a bit of power: nice strong, break, good speed, 50 power in reverse, which is always nice to see so yeah. I am very, very impressed with this vehicle guys, like i say, i will leave a link in the description below because for the money. This thing is worth it all day, long for everything that you get this vehicle free batteries, the quality and the looks of this vehicle is worth a hundred pound all day. It really is, i am super impressed and look how cool those led lights. Look such a cool vehicle really really nice, so yeah all in all guys. I am extremely impressed with this vehicle. I will be doing lots more videos on it. I will be doing running videos upgrading videos also, if i have any bad experiences with this vehicle. I’Ll, do videos on that and share them with you guys as well, but this has been a pretty long, video, so i’m gon na call it a day there.
Thank you so much for watching guys.