RADIOPOST now at TGN Distributing – Mini Review
RadioPost radios and servos now available at TGN
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We first saw the RADIOPOST brand displayed at the RCX show in 2011 Pomona. We were impressed by the design and features of this radio. But we had decided to not just jump on the bandwagon with this new brand, we held off and requested we test the radio in the rigorous conditions we knew our large scale fans would use it in. This meant it was going to be put through the ringer and RADIOPOST was up for the challenge and shipped us a radio to try out.
Our first trip with the radio was to what would ultimately be the biggest test of all. The hot and vast california desert that we use for Dunetoberfest. Thats right, we wanted to put this radio to the real test of running in the deep bowls of Buttercup recreation park. I was not easy on this radio, I tossed it in the back of the Rhino each and ever trip out WITHOUT a case or box, just naked bouncing all over the place between our baja’s. I drove several large scale cars and trucks in and around the bowls even trying to get it out of range by dipping between bowls where the car would be out of sight. Nothing stopped the radio and car from being synced up and working properly. It passed the test.
The next stop for the RADIOPOST radio was the West Cost Baja Nationals. We brought the radio and our BZM 28.5cc racing baja and had our very own Kenny K drive in the novice class. We thought this would be a good test around all the other radios and signals etc. Again it passed with flying colors.
We have been using the radio for some time now, in our shop and in outside testing and bashing. We used it in our Losi Brushless 5IVE-T bashing video test and others with no issues what so ever.
The Scoop -
There were really only 3 issues we had with this radio. The first was the price but we are happy to announce that since our review the retail price has dropped by almost $100 to $289.99.
The second issue was the radio did not have any type of failsafe and if you run large scale R/C you know this is an important feature for you, a must have. Well good news, all new radios shipping from here on out have firmware updates with the failsafe feature built in.
And lastly we had issue with the screens contrast in bright light. Especially the bright surroundings of the California Desert. It was not a deal breaker for us because once we are out in the open running our cars and we do not get into the menu system that often or need to see the screen. And if we needed to we would just shield it with our hands and get what we needed adjusted and back to carving the dunes.
The bottom line is we enjoy this radio a lot. It looks insanely cool, it feel great in your hands and performs flawlessly with our large scale trucks. We are happy to give this our stamp of approval and have already stocked our shelves at TGN so we can offer this radio to the masses. Go ahead, order one up and be the first at the track to get your hands on the coolest radio out there.