08-16-2003, 09:35 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Futaba 3PD-FM and Receiver (My primary radio)
Hitec Lynx FM (Swapped in for test)
Hitex DCX Receiver
Tekin FM Receiver
Airtronics Blazer AM (borrowed for test)
Novack Cyclone ESC
Tekin G-9 ESC (in my Pro-3)
Trinity Paradox Motor (Still have)
Reedy Rage Motor
Tamiya 'Silver Can' Motor (for testing)
The Car wouldn't even pass an Antenna down, range check with ANY of these Radio systems and/or equipment. (Tried ALL of the Glitch fixing tricks too)
Finally at the suggestion of Futaba C.S., I put all of my stuff in my Kids Tamiya TL01 (all Plastic Chassis) and everything was fine. So I KNOW it was a CAR problem and NOT a Radio problem.
I've spoken to enough Pro-2 owners over the years to know that the problem was not solely mine. (ALOT of People have owned Pro-2's at one time or another) Didn't stop me from buying a Pro-3, but has certantly soured me towards any totally woven graphite chassis cars. Will it stop me from buying a Pro-4?, probably not, if the performance is there.
ANYWAYS, I should have kept my mouth shut. I didn't intend to start a debate, just to voice some concerns.