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Old 08-04-2011, 10:05 PM
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I would say the development and R&D would be around $1000 .
1 guy+1 computer+7days at $10.00 a hour+McDonalds x3 a day..
I saw it on South park!!
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How bout those drivetrain pics?
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No one spends 1 000 000usd on the development of an RC Car, get real!
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Originally Posted by nmdesertracer View Post
I would say the development and R&D would be around $1000 .
1 guy+1 computer+7days at $10.00 a hour+McDonalds x3 a day..
I saw it on South park!!
Nah, it's more then that, but it ain't 1million :/
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Not sure if its been posted but has anyone said what the wheels will be? Maybe durango themselves posted it and I missed it. If I did I apologize.
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Not sure if its been posted but has anyone said what the wheels will be? Maybe durango themselves posted it and I missed it. If I did I apologize.
I believe they are 12mm hex rear based on the photo on the TD website. The fronts are like the B4's.
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on the oople forums they said they'll be 14mm but the old wheels still work, its similar to the losi 22 set up, you can remove the hex. so other manufactuers wheels will still work and the old rango wheels, of course, will too
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How about the wheel base?
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i'm still waiting for specs aswell.. it will probably be similar to the b4/rb5/cougar. i wouldn't expect a longer than normal wheelbase
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Do you think the DEX 210 will have WiFi?
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Originally Posted by t8rtot View Post
i'm still waiting for specs aswell.. it will probably be similar to the b4/rb5/cougar. i wouldn't expect a longer than normal wheelbase
I think wheelbase is an excellent question since the B4 just changed +8mm and is no longer "standard" wheelbase in Factory Driver setup. Longer is the new normal and if this was overlooked, it might not be a good selling point.
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Do you think the DEX 210 will have WiFi?
WiFi? that is so antiquated...Bluetooth baby!!! I have heard as well that it will have an optional espresso maker.
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WiFi? that is so antiquated...Bluetooth baby!!! I have heard as well that it will have an optional espresso maker.
The hop-up list is growing and growing and the car isn't even out yet.. What is this, a losi?
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The hop-up list is growing and growing and the car isn't even out yet.. What is this, a losi?
I hope this car doesn't have the long list of hop-ups like the 22. The aftermarket parts are just for bling and cool factor but have little to do with performance.
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Originally Posted by Jmuck69 View Post
I hope this car doesn't have the long list of hop-ups like the 22. The aftermarket parts are just for bling and cool factor but have little to do with performance.
Ah, but hop-up parts are where the margin is and that's where these companies make their money.

First of all, the margin on a kit is really low. It's like the razor and parts and accessories are the razor blades. If a part sells for $10 the cost is usually around $3.50 (with a lot of variation including materials, complexity, where it's made, where the materials are shipped from, etc). The margin on a kit is much less.

The comments about any RC company selling a ton of products are way off. Traxxas is the only company coming close to selling in high volume. The rest of the industry is distant to them and sales volumes are quite small. It's enough to sustain most of these companies but I'm sure most RC racers would be surprised by how small sales volumes are, how small the staff at these companies is, and how few racers there really are. Citing the populations of the US and Europe is completely irrelevant and flawed logic.

I don't know any specific data but it wouldn't surprise me if Durango were selling kits in the hundreds, not thousands, in Europe. And in the US it's probably under 500 for all of last year. There's nothing wrong with that - but I think a lot of you think these companies are selling in the tens of thousands. It's not even close.

I concur with JQ that it's very doubtful that anyone is spending $1M on R&D for an RC car. If they are, good on them. That should turn out one hell of a game-changing kit!

I have heard that some manufacturers, like Xray, are subsidized by their local governments. This allows them to sell really high end, high quality kits at decent prices with extremely low margins. I don't know if that's the case for Durango but it would be really cool if it were because it would give them more capital to build us better kits at lower prices without us worrying that they will go out of business.
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