No excuse for these sorts of things that work respectably under almost no real-world customer conditions to continue to be brought to market
There is some
We all know that RTR tires are always going to be hard-ish, because soft tires wear out too quickly and the sort of people who buy most of the RTRs would complain.
So you're stuck with hard compound. What about tread pattern?
Your options are limited here as well. There are only so many tread designs that are capable of working well, and most (all?) of them are already patented/trademarked. So if you want to release a new RC, you can either pay out the nose to license a pattern, "borrow" a pattern without paying (and earn the wrath of Jang), or just say screw it and come out with something new that almost certainly won't be as good as all the proven (patented) patterns, but will at least look
Lets face it, probably 80% of RTRs are sold based on pics alone to people who do little or no research. Having interesting
tires is going to sell more units than having good
tires, and you can make a new "interesting" pattern without paying license fees.
It may not be a good excuse, but it's at least an explanation.
If they're pushing the new shocks, then by golly they need to sell them in all their models!
If they have the new, better shocks in the RTR, how are they going to justify charging an extra $100 for the upgraded Factory Team kit version?
(Last edited by candre23 : 9.30.12 at 9:15 am)
My collection: sites.google.com/site/chipsrcgarage