Originally Posted by Maj_Overdrive
I totally agree with you Maximus. It's hard to not get caught up in the politics and individual wish lists of ours that the manufacturers seem to ignore. But I don't mind that part of it too much as it's engaging when it's kept civil.
The attitude of some posters of late has been rather disturbing. One sea dwelling invertebrate recently posted in about a dozen threads and in at least half of them harshly criticized the products chosen by what seemed to be fairly new users. The fact that they view their opinion as the end all be all makes it worse. Now I've warned against using certain products I've had bad experiences with but if the person already has that product I'm not going to bad mouth it like this person did. Maybe a helpful hint to avoid a problem if it's warranted but this person and others seem rather bent on degrading the product and in turn not making the person who bought it feel very good.
I do miss the good old days of seeing more pictures of people's vehicles and projects. I'm guilty of not posting more of my stuff as well though. Guess it's time to start taking some pics and mix it up instead of relying on answering questions from newer users. Btw I've decided to dust off the. TQi that came with my 1/10 Rally and get the dock and telemetry for it. I've actually never used the thing as I love my 3PM-X FASST that much but I feel like experimenting now and I found I was wrong about it not having subtrim. Still wish it had channel mixing but the project that needs it is still in the planning stages anyway. I just hope the TQi isn't painfully slow compared to the Futaba. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
Yay! I'm infamous! yeah, I guess I have been pretty harsh, I just got out of working at a hobby shop, and I guess I vented off some some pent up frustration I had with rude or ignorant customers and not being able to speak my mind. I'm ok now.
And I could never suggest Traxxas to anyone but people who wanted to spend a lot of money, we always had something there that was better, tougher and cheaper, but they knew the Traxxas name and bought them instead. I have seen WAAAY too many Tx and RX fail and too many 3080 sevos die, I would say out of the 10 X-01's I sold, 8 of them had some kind of debilitating problem, pinched or severed antenna wires, DOA Tx's, bad ESC's, tires that are improperly glued (out of the box) the 1/16 stuff had weak servos that would freak and take out all the electronics, and brushed motors that fail every 10 seconds, I thought it was only user error, but everytime I sold someone a different 550 12t motor that was cheaper, they said that it lasted much longer.
Thats not saying that no one else sells defective junk, everybody does! but the blow is a bit sharper when you pay more for less.
Traxxas has inflated prices, there is no denying, you are paying for their advertizing not the product.