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Old Jul 26, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Why aren't there more "clones" for other RC vehicles.

I'm a fan of everything RC related. I'm just starting into RC heli's thanks to the Trex-450 clones out there that make it affordable. Just goes to show some additional proof that regular RC parts are marked up far too high. Its very cool to get a clone that is pretty close in quality, and still fully compatible with the stock parts.

I'm wondering, why don't they have the same types of clones for other popular high end vehicles, such as the Savage, Revo, and other cars/trucks, as well as the other specialty ones like motorcycles, dirt bikes, etc? (if there are any, I don't know about them, since I looked)
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Because helis are like crack and manufacturers know this.
Helis are probably one of the more expensive rc hobbies(barring rc jets ) and we are big spenders.

Supply and demand...
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 11:06 PM
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because its like this , a savage goes from the ground to the air then back down to the ground, it dosent matter how many times a savage crashes it will never break . try that with a heli take a jump with it and let it hit the ground , i bet it will break a savage is built to crash , not a heli besides thats what red cat is for , i think they make clones of t maxes
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:10 PM
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Electric helicopters have had a world wide explosion in sales over the past few years so there is a huge market and lots of proffit potential.

I use to due cars and other vehicles but once I started helicopters they all just set so I got rid of them.
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