they rank lower than toilet paper in my book. but if they want my respect there's a few things they can do.
drop the rustler and bandit. come out with a new, up to date, out of the box club race worthy but still basher friendly platform. and then offer a kit version.
drop the nitro sport and nitro rustler. make 1 new nitro stadium truck. and maybe make a nitro short course version. offer a kit version.
drop the slash and come out with a slash 2 based on the new buggy/stadium truck. and offer a kit.
drop the slash 4x4 and make a slash 4x4 2 with low CG chassis. needs to be club racer material out of the box and still basher friendly. offer a kit version.
drop the 4tec, nitro 4tec and new rally car. come out with a new 1/10 scale TC that's good for parking lot racing and club racing. then make a rally car out of that. offer a kit version.
drop the 2wd stampede. focus on the stampede 4x4. offer a kit version.
drop the maxx trucks. they've sucked royal sense day 1 and still do. worst monster truck on the market.
drop the current revo. come out with a revo 2 that has standard suspension. off a kit version.
stop rebadging the same chassis over and over and over.
make a competition level 1/8 buggy and truggy (that's actually something i hear people say they want all the damn time) then make a slayer 2 off of it. offer a kit version.
drop the summit, it's a stupid truck. come out with a normal solid axle crawler/trail truck. offer a kit version.
drop the xo-1 and make an xo-2 in standard 1/8 scale. and leave the stupid telemetry out of it.
stop buying exclusivity sponsorship contracts and let other manufactures sponsor and advertise in 1:1 racing.
stop flat out lying in there marketing.
stop with the super fast speed BS. a stadium truck or monster truck doesn't need to go 60. it's just stupid. if the owner wants his truck to go that fast he can modify it himself.
stop with the stupid gimmicks (telemetry, etc.)
ditch the stupid telescoping driveshafts in favor of a stronger, less wear prone standard universal shafts or CVD's.
ditch the grey plastic. ether go black or go white so i can dye it whatever color i want.
stop letting the guy with the price gun smoke crack on the job. the current e-revo is about $250 overpriced. the rustler is about $100 overpriced.
put a little precision in there vehicles. sloppy fitment is for toy grade and cheap knockoff's.
stop breeding idiot big mouthed fanboys.
back in the late 80's and early 90's they made race worthy vehicles that were right out of the box of capable of running with and beating the AE's, team losi's, kyosho's, yokomo's. etc. they need to become "the team to watch" again.
or hell if they just want to be lazy they could always admit they are stupid, wrong and have been wrecking RC sense about 1994 and just close there doors and go out of business.