ORIGINAL: Redcat Support
Yeah, I do believe that's what happened ehroof. and if you buy an OFF ROAD car because it's advertised as going 80+ anyway, you need help.
If youâ€™re from Redcat, I would expect that you would have an answer about the claims you make about the performance of your product. Federal laws regarding truth in advertising require a factual basis for claims made by a manufacturer BEFORE publishing claims that are likely to influence a consumerâ€™s decision (Psssst, ignorance is not an acceptable defense). When you advertise that a product performs to certain standards, but a reasonable consumer is incapable of achieving such performance, youâ€™re setting yourself up for a disaster with your business. So, before you get too smug and defiant with me, maybe you need a little religion from the FTC. If they find that you have no basis for the performance claims of a product you are selling, the remedy may include, but is not limited to, a partial or COMPLETE REFUND TO EVERY COMSUMER THAT PURCHASED THE PRODUCT. Still feeling like being a smartass?
Hereâ€™s a little education for you from the FTC: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/ad-faqs.htm
The part I like is that YOU advertise that your car can do 80 mph, and then mock anyone who would buy it because they think it might do 80??? Are you bipolar? Then why advertise that the car youâ€™re selling does 80+ mph?! You've just insulted all your customers that had a reasonable expectation that your car is faster than most, when in fact it's not. I'm not that much of a sucker, but you're clearly preying on the naivetĂ© of those that donâ€™t know any better.
by the way, where did you get your numbers for the gear ratios (which you'd need to figure out RPM@80mph), because it's entirely possible, even feasible, to gear a 1/8 buggy to do 80 mph@about 35k rpm (high end bb's pull high 30s-36-38k, and i would figure our .27 would pull about 32-33k rpm)
The final drive ratio of 11.71:1, which I DID use to accurately calculate a more feasible speed, is available on your own website.
Why don't you go to Schumacher's site, get their email, and blast them for making an "80 mph" on road car to which my .12 CVR powered Nitro TC3 not only could, but DID lay waste?
I've personally clocked my own Schumacher Fusion sedan with some pretty advanced radar equipment at 73 mph. Itâ€™s not the 80 mph they claim either, but theyâ€™re MUCH closer to their claimed speed than your car. PS - You don't have a TC3 with a .12 CVR that can go 50 mph, no less in the mid 70s, so save that story for someone that will believe it - or did you throw it from the same plane used to achieve the generous speed estimates? I've owned both the aforementioned, so at least I speak from experience.
the fact of the matter IS, DownStroke, while your overall concept may be more or less correct, and I may agree with you, you haven't shown any hard data to back anything up.
Youâ€™re kidding, right? I guess youâ€™re missing the point â€“ the burden of proof is yours. You show ME that the product YOU sell lives up to the claims that YOU made. I didnâ€™t make the claims but I can surely disprove them in hot second. If youâ€™re sharp enough, take your own final drive ratio, your own estimate of maximum engine RPM and you calculate how fast the car will go. I left something out that youâ€™ll need to calculate speed, but weâ€™ll see how sharp you are.