this is all I mean
Acceleration Rating: 10
Top Speed Rating: 10
Braking Rating: 9
Low-Speed Handling Rating: 8
High-Speed Handling Rating: 8
Rough-Track Handling Rating: 9
Tuning Rating: 10
Damage Rating: 8
To quote xtremes article:
Its difficult to say that Associated has hit a home run with the car, but theyve come close.
Typicall of any review, lowest score is an 8, thats awsome, I cant remember ever seeing anything lower then a 6 in a magazine, ???
I actually have the very first issue of extreme, when i first read it some odd years ago, I was saying thank god a magazine that doesn't BS you like car action.
I can understand you have to be more politically correct now, but then again you show half naked women in a magazine kids read.
BTW you can benchmark an r/c car.
electric--you can get a dyno, for the motor make sure you run it simular + or - 5%
you test batteries and have a standard where the battery was at when you tested it
Run a simular gear ratio, have your own test track.
or course things are going to be your opinion, handling, tuning etc. but I honestly think if a rc car magazine modeled itself after Maximin PC it would be a better magazine.
example or rating in maximun pc-
random mag i pick up oct 2004
review of Microsoft S+ark
rating = 3
positives this mouse works for lefties and rightins
negatives = Uncomfortable design and over-sensitive buttons SUCK (yes they said a microsoft product strait out sucks in a published magazine)
the difference between the pc mag and rc mag is manufatures listen to the pc mag to make there products better, rc mags will not starit publish a article saying there product is bad.
nothing I said is meant as knock on the tc4 or extreme. I would buy a tc4 and I would buy xtreme, just saying articles are a bit biased because they pay tons for advertising, in order to keep the price for the consumer down.