Originally Posted by happywing
Yes, this is surprising. If I want to go real fast in a straight line on pavement, I will buy a Rustler VXL. I don't want to go real fast in a straight line though...this is a waste.
And yet... They will sell a ton of them.. because some unexpecting RC Newbie goes into the hobby shop and asks what they have that goes real fast...
The hobby shop guys will talk them in to this or the Rustler.
Some ways its good and in other ways I agree with you....
Remember the days when someone would go in the hobby shop and by a vehicle and THEN ask what it would take for them to go really fast and the hobby shop would empty their wallets or max their credit cards selling them low wind mods they had no idea how to use or maintain. Motors would burn up, Gear boxes and drivetrain would break, ESC's burn up, and it would frustrate the vehicle ower and we would never see them again.
with these vehicles, at least this way they have a designed system that hopefully will hold up some. If they come to a track, HOPEFULLY they are directed in the right way and helped with their set up to get the vehicle to run or make changes to get it to run on a track.
That is all we can do... try to help where we can.