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Old Aug 02, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Isn't it amazing that the Chinese continue to release new products that are spec'd for use with 9.6V-12V transmitter packs when up to 75% of that energy will be wasted as heat?

It really calls into question whether they truly understand what they're doing.

Given the low-cost of protected Li-Ion cells and chargers for them, you'd think they'd have switched to such batteries and sell even this low-cost gear with them as standard equipment. It would add less than $15 to the price and result in a lower total cost to the customer (who otherwise has to buy their own 8-cell NiMH or 3S Lipo and charger).

The first Chinese manufacturer who hires a business/product-savvy consultant who has a good understanding of the market and its users could make a fortune by producing a really good product that ticks all the boxes and is delivered at a drop-dead price with good QC.

Right now, the Chinese seem to just be focused on price and nothing else.

That's one reason that there are still a lot more Futaba , JR and Spektrum radios at our fields than Chinese-brand ones.
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