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Old 10-08-2001, 03:25 PM   #31
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I find that I enjoy RCCA less and less these days. Their reviews are, for the most part, a joke. Nothing negative is ever said, and obvious, obvious things are missed. When I build a car I notice immediately things that are wrong with it... and this goes for almost EVERY kit I have built. No car is perfect, and no kit is perfect. But if you read RCCA's reviews, you sure might start thinking that every kit IS perfect!

Still, RCCA has the industry behind it, especially with advertising... and that makes it worth reading just to check out what is new and out there. The other thing is that some of their articles are just plain wrong. I have seen them talk about breaking in nitro engines, and about some "suspect" battery care methods. I know these are things that everybody argues about, one "pro" thinks one thing is better and another things another method is, but still. I think that as a responsible publication, they need to either present both ideas or present nothing at all.
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Old 10-08-2001, 03:49 PM   #32
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I don't hate anyone, or any manufacturer. I do have a couple of Trinity motors, and disscharge trays. I will buy there products if I feel it is has more features than there competitors products, it does come down to bottom line price though, you know more bango for the bucko. I never ment to say Trinity's items were subpar. What I meant was have you ever read any articles within the last 2 years that Trinity has put a product out that somehow missed the mark? No, and you wont either. RCCA wont bite the hand that feeds it, even if they wanted to I dont think they would.
Remember the article about the GM3 against a MVP, and rave about the GM3's RPM's! There totally different designed motors for gosh sake! Why not a MVP, against a P2K? Could it be that the MVP might be better, or right on the heels of the P2K?

What about the electric Truck shoot out (already mentioned), a Full blown Factory Team T3, against a "regular" XXX-T, and kyosho ultima? At the time I had a T3 and it rocked, I couldnt believe they chose the XXX-T at that time. I reciently picked up a XXX-T MF, and while its a awesome truck, I still feel the T3 I had cornered and jumped a hair better, no more, no less.

As for the XXX-S.....good car. Still needs to be messaged with graphite, and titanium goodies. Just dont like to read from RCCA where they make it sound like the heavens parted and the car floated to earth.

Thats enough from me, I'll shut up now!
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