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PostSubject: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2018 11:06 pm

6x6 version as rumoured:

https://www.banggood.com/WPL-B-16-116-2_4G-6WD-Crawler-Off-Road-RC-Car-With-Light-RTR-p-1291064.html?rmmds=categories&cur_warehouse=CN

Believe or not I have just finishing kit bashing one that is exactly the same as the one they just release. I guess someone in the factory had the same idea. I will bring it out on Saturday to run around a bit, but kinda funny that it is the exact same thing but one is custom built.

Basically you combine pieces from the stock WPL and then pieces from the Gaz-60.........
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2018 11:33 pm

My version LOL........ Same 6x6, but mine has the usual ESC upgrade and mapped to my Turnigy 9XR........

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeWed May 09, 2018 11:46 pm

The price went up to $51.99 





The price went up to $51.99 US. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeThu May 10, 2018 1:00 am

interesting that now the tow hooks are separate

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeThu May 10, 2018 9:19 am

Yeah of all things. Its kinda weird.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeFri May 11, 2018 12:54 am

mine is in the mail.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeSat May 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Putting mine up for sale. DIY 6x6 version with Turnigy/Hobby King radio compatible receiver. New ESC and servo steering. 

$80 CAD + shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeMon Sep 03, 2018 11:55 am

I got one coming in the post. The axles are different, much beefier. Also they straighten out the whole drive train so there is much more power transfer to the axles than the original 4x4 and 6x6.

Also notice that it is 1/12 (Not really, but for some strange reason they are all listed as 1/12.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeMon Sep 03, 2018 1:24 pm

Mine off eBay was cheaper than Banggood. I paid $900 CAD shipping included with sound and LED. Not too sure if these has sound and light.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue Sep 04, 2018 2:16 pm

Mine arrived today. The truck seems a little bigger than the original M-35, but it is not 1/12. Wider and slightly longer.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm

Battery compartment in the bed, great idea. Mini Tamiya power plug ?!?! WTF ? Servo steering, much stronger drive train (probably a 380), metal drive shafts all around and very beefy transfer case. Suspension is back to the old style left spring even for the rear set. The M35 6x6 was some complicated loose hinge/leaf spring that doesn't work very well at all.

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 pm

New wheels and covers, different accessories and very strong front suspension (I didn't think there was any until I flip it over and saw the left spring). Not so great workmanship as there is all kinds of crack screw mounts due to over tightening. Steering and throttle trim on the radio, and with the throttle trim lowest level the truck actually runs at a realistic speed. So continuous variable transmission baby ! 

No plan for this one. Will bring it out at our next meet to show everyone. Since there is servo steering and throttle trim, I might leave it factory.

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue Sep 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Driveline angles look much better than the older one too (4x4 versions).
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue Sep 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Basically other than the original one, they have straighten the driven train in all other iteration. Too much power was lost on the lateral movement alone.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeTue Sep 04, 2018 7:06 pm

you need some shocks i still have to make more for mine WPL 6x6 truck 40409752_10160729732735371_5925003287156752384_n

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeWed Sep 05, 2018 8:47 am

Don't know if anyone mentioned it before, but WPL is offering two gear transmission now as an add on.
Check the video as well.
www.banggood.com/WPL-Speed-Change-Gear-Box-For-WPL-B1-B24-B16-C24-4WD-6WD-Rc-Car-p-1305526.html?rmmds=detail-top-buytogether-auto__2&cur_warehouse=CN
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeWed Sep 05, 2018 12:26 pm

I ordered a couple will let you know how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeThu Sep 06, 2018 4:30 pm

New plan. Will take the bed off and put on a fifth wheel and use it as a tractor for my tank trailer.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 2:40 pm

can someone show pics of what board they use for the servo to work and where to get the board i need to do both my 4x4 and 6x6 

Mike that last truck, did you get it from Banggood what price was it,it looks cool

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 4:03 pm

so does that mini ESC run headlights and tail lights also and are you using the battery that came with the truck

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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 4:30 pm

I am using the battery that comes with the truck. They suck but they are odd shape and I don't want to buy another battery just for it.

The ESC itself won't run the lights. I just hook up the LEDs to the receiver which is powered by the ESC. So when you power it on the LEDs will come on.
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PostSubject: Re: WPL 6x6 truck   WPL 6x6 truck Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 5:41 pm

do you have a pic of the set up

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