man that sucks
never a good thing to turn a model on before the radio is on~!
I thought the XT had a built in failsafe? Or does that only work when radio signal is lost...and not when there wasnt a signal to begin with?
The 1st day I ran my KM baja I ran into a 4x4 board that was in the ground. bent the main chassis and upper front plate. $80 for a new upper plate and bent the main chassis back. I got lucky. With 1/5's you have to be more careful where you run and that you have everything setup, due to their size and speed.
Too bad you didnt get it on video[:@]
On the XTs we have sold to customers, the FailSafe comes as an extra and must be installed. The good news there is almost every one that we have set up for customers works properly just plugging it in. No need so far to set it up. We do quite a bit of overseas sales and many of our customers have us set the trucks up, break the engines in and give them a good once over so when they arrive abroad, they are 100% ready to go.
But you are 100% correct, safety is paramount with any large scale R/C vehicle.