if SC goes the way of the TC's the hobbyist will simply move on to another segment of RC.
iv already lived this a good 3 times. i was around in the late 90's with the TC craze. it got to big and imploded. nitro monster trucks took over as an affordable alternative. monster trucks did the same thing TC's did. mini's got big. drifting showed up. hobbyists were looking for another alternative. then SC showed up. well it looks like SC is going to follow suite. all this hobby has done in the past 10 years is jump fads as a result of out pricing the average hobbyist. but at the same time it's allowed some new and awesome technology to become mainstream with in the hobby.>>
sanctioning body's dictate what dimensions a vehicle can have. manufactures build to those specs. in an attempt to win, cars get more complicated. that's how racing works. it's no different in the 1/1 racing world.>>
spec classes are not the answer. spec classes (at least with RC) don't last long term because they are boring and to limiting and far to many people cheat.
>>but at the same time open rules allow the cost of technology required to compete to get out of control.
>>if you have a solution to this im all ears.>>
you want to know why you see more generic body's? it's because the RC manufactures can't replicate a 1/1 truck without a license from the company producing the 1/1 truck. that license costs money and it usually isn't cheap. that eats into profits. it's better (more profitable) for the RC manufacture to spit out generic cookie cutter body's they can play around with the design of for performance reasons. and they all look the same because they have to comply with sanctioning body class rules.>>
there is no perfect balancing point to sustaining the popularity of an RC class. but the class wont totally go away. SC's will just fade into the 1/10 stadium truck and buggy segment and becoming yet another class option in off road racing.>>
stop freaking out and enjoy the ride. embrace change as it happens>>