Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Radio and Electronics
Airtronics MT4 Drop Down By GridRC >

Airtronics MT4 Drop Down By GridRC

Like Tree4Likes

Airtronics MT4 Drop Down By GridRC

Reply

Old 04-14-2012, 07:25 PM
  #16  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (28)
 
mdwalsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 736
Trader Rating: 28 (97%+)
Default

whoop whoop loving the interest!

Matt
mdwalsh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 08:44 AM
  #17  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (28)
 
mdwalsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 736
Trader Rating: 28 (97%+)
Default

Bump for interest!

Matt
mdwalsh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:42 AM
  #18  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 872
Default

I'm still in
Tim3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 12:24 PM
  #19  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: burBANK
Posts: 276
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Any pics of what its gonna look like
mrsinister is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 03:10 PM
  #20  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (35)
 
hoofer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin
Posts: 371
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by mrsinister View Post
Any pics of what its gonna look like
+1
hoofer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 01:06 PM
  #21  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
Team Grid RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Pics coming in a few weeks.

If you really want a drop down please post because those that do will be asked again just before we do the pilot run and that list will be final.

Once the pilot list is confirmed, we will make only enough for this run.

Thank you.
Team Grid RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 01:09 PM
  #22  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
Team Grid RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by mrsinister View Post
Any pics of what its gonna look like
It will look like any other drop down, a milled extension for the wheel.

Take a look at that one we did for the DX3R.
Team Grid RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 01:20 PM
  #23  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mittagong NSW
Posts: 527
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

I am interested
galaga is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 05:55 PM
  #24  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (28)
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 121
Trader Rating: 28 (97%+)
Default Drop down

Hi,

Please put me down for one....
dcaprilia is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 09:34 AM
  #25  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
Team Grid RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default M12 coming

Just hit the news, the M12 looks like it will be the successor to the M11X.

http://www.sanwa-denshi.co.jp/rc/car/propo/m12.html

Using the MT4 platform, the M12 will probably incorporate all the M11X and now have back light and drop down plus telemetry.

The features that the M12 has over the MT4 are:
- PC link capability
- vibrator
- 50 model memory
- large and small grip pads
- back light
- possible drop down option

There is no more need to void your warranty on the MT4 if you really got to have a back light.

As for our drop down project, if the M12 sells at $350 to $400, it will be shelved.

Last edited by Team Grid RC; 04-27-2012 at 10:37 AM.
Team Grid RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 04:07 PM
  #26  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (27)
 
LMRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rome, GA
Posts: 2,739
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Team Grid RC View Post
Just hit the news, the M12 looks like it will be the successor to the M11X.

http://www.sanwa-denshi.co.jp/rc/car/propo/m12.html

Using the MT4 platform, the M12 will probably incorporate all the M11X and now have back light and drop down plus telemetry.

The features that the M12 has over the MT4 are:
- PC link capability
- vibrator
- 50 model memory
- large and small grip pads
- back light
- possible drop down option

There is no more need to void your warranty on the MT4 if you really got to have a back light.

As for our drop down project, if the M12 sells at $350 to $400, it will be shelved.
As much as I'd love a drop down for my MT4 to make it more like my M11 or M8(damn changing to the new radio was hard, but worth while) I think buisness wise its a good decision on you guys. Your stuff rocks, and would be well worth the $60, but I too have to chime in that it would just be too much money for me to spend on the radio to get the feel back of my old one after I've finaly gotten used to holding this one a little different to make it feel okay. Had I just gotten the radio though I probobly would have shelled out the $60 for the drop down
LMRacing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 04:39 PM
  #27  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
Team Grid RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by LMRacing View Post
As much as I'd love a drop down for my MT4 to make it more like my M11 or M8(damn changing to the new radio was hard, but worth while) I think buisness wise its a good decision on you guys. Your stuff rocks, and would be well worth the $60, but I too have to chime in that it would just be too much money for me to spend on the radio to get the feel back of my old one after I've finaly gotten used to holding this one a little different to make it feel okay. Had I just gotten the radio though I probobly would have shelled out the $60 for the drop down
This is the second time around trying to do this project again and basically same feedback from the majority.

It is unfortunate with any CNC project, customers don't understand the machining costs involved to produce any product. The cost to operate a CNC machining center, lubrication, hydro, and machine operator costs and hours to mill.

People jump on radio wraps for $35, which cost pennies to print. Same people willing to shell out $40 for a back light kit that cost a few dollars to manufacture.

People have already told us that their top upgrades for the MT4 is a back light and radio wrap because it has a higher cool factor over a drop down???

I am sure Sanwa will come out with a plastic injected drop down for the M12 that also can be used on the MT4 for $50 that cost pennies to produce and people will line up for it. This is the funny nature of the consumer marketplace.

Last edited by Team Grid RC; 04-27-2012 at 06:06 PM.
Team Grid RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:20 AM
  #28  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (27)
 
LMRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rome, GA
Posts: 2,739
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

I've worked in the automotive industry, and have friends that worked in Machine shops. I know the costs of running/owning a CNC Lathe. Belive me, I see $60 as being cheap for the product. But I also think you deserve the respect of an honest answer. I just have too many other "wants" right now to justify spending money on my radio like that.

Do I think I would enjoy the drop down? Yes. Do I think its worth the money? Heck when I got my radio I probobly would have droped $75 on the drop down if you guys made it. But I'm at a point now that I've gotten used to the feel of the radio and even if Airtronics/sanwa made a drop down for $10 I probobly wouldn't bother buying it.

For me its primarily for the reason that I would have to re-learn to drive the car all over again. I'm just lazy like that. Its nothing agenst your product or my feeling of your time or cost to produce your product. I co-own and run a hobby shop and all the time have people telling me they would buy somthing if I stocked it, only to stock it and watch them walk right past it and never buy anything. I dont want to be the one telling you that I would buy it, and then not. So I am just trying to say, I would love to see the product. I think it would be cool, but I probobly wouldn't end up buying one at this point and would hate to see you guys out the R&D work and not see anything for it.

Sorry I get long winded and try to over explain myself
LMRacing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 10:26 AM
  #29  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
Team Grid RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

We already knew the answer awhile ago.

Radio manufacturers reserve certain features and upgrades for their flagship radios. Those that want all the features buy the flagship version.

Take a look at the owner poll from the Airtronics's site.

=======================

What is your Airtronics radio?

Air Radios
RDS8000 2672 (25%)
SD-10G 1973 (18%)
SD-5G 41 (0%)
SD-6G 182 (2%)

Surface Radios
M11 1449 (14%)
MX-3 1567 (15%)
M11X 1448 (14%)
MX Sport 655 (6%)
MT-4 692 (6%)

Last edited by Team Grid RC; 04-28-2012 at 02:53 PM.
Team Grid RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:20 PM
  #30  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (28)
 
mdwalsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 736
Trader Rating: 28 (97%+)
Default

poo

Matt
mdwalsh is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service