Originally Posted by Lightin'
Being realistic, what's wrong with your whole premise is when that same kid shows up at the track and inevitably has radio issues and when he and his dad walks into the hobby shop and the guy behind the counter points at a $300 set-up.......... and the dad rolls his eyes and says, "The whole truck including radio didn't cost that, and now you want more money? No freaking way!!"
If we are going to be realistic we need to guide people away from cheaply made, cheaply assembled, mass-produced RTR cars and trucks with cheap/problematic electronics and get them back into Kits where they have the experience of actually building their truck so they don't come on RCTech and ask "You mean to tell me you have to adjust the slipper?"
RC10s cost more than 100-bucks 20 years ago, and SC10s aren't out of line with inflation or the economy. In comparison, today is the cheapest time ever to get into the hobby.
RTRs are fine for backyard bashers that run infrequently.
KITs are for racing and racers.
That is just so far off base it is not even funny.
Radio issues are usually caused by freq. conflicts, we have had to deal with that for years. The radio equipment that I have seen that comes with hobby grade RC cars is just fine, and infact is better then the entry level AM level Futuba Magnum JR radios we used "back in the day" Only problem with the Traxxas radios is that there are so few chrystals to use.
I never said that the SC10 is out of line price wise....in fact I think that in todays dollar it is cheaper then the like cars in the 80's.
I know you and many others have a bias against RTR cars, I like to build my cars I find it fun, but to discount the lot of RTR cars as good for bashing only is just off base. There are RTR versions of just about every "race" level car out there, the latest AE offerings as well.
And what to you call a 5B, a basher only and the SS is only good for racing? An AE RTR B4 is a basher, but the kit B4 is a racer? That is just stupid, no other way to say it. The kit radio gear and servos are crap, you are just so wrong.
Sorry to have drifted this topic so off course from what it has started as...my fault....but the same thing seems to happen in all SC10 threads. I have not said one bad word or made fun of/put down/called any car crap in any thread....I do call them all toys, because that is what they are folks toys.