I'd like to see Associated get back into 2wd pan cars, nitro and electric.
Take these two kits from France.
These could be real fun and much less expensive.
It seems that whenever the economy gets bad we tend to try and revitalize simpler classes, to get back to the roots of R/C but when the economy recovers, everybody goes for the new ,high tech kick ass class because we can afford it better.
I'm very much interested in developing an 1/8 electric onroad class. Maybe 2wd would be the best way to get it going. From what I've learned by building my own car is that the 4wd cars are a bit heavy and there is not much room for 4 decent sized Lipo cells. It can be done but maybe 2wd is the way to build the class for now. Look at how well WGT is doing. make the car a little bigger and add another battery pack and...ZOOOOOOM!
It's a perfect in for Associated.