Greetings fellow enthusiasts and Traxxas.
Today I went to my local hobby store and picked up the DR-1 Heli.
After walking through the initial set up steps of charging the lipo, installing, etc, I was ready to go.
So, upon getting everything turned on and preparing to fly, I find the top blades were not spinning, but the lower ones were.
Upon further inspection for the purposes of troubleshooting, I found that the motor for the top set was not spinning.
And after an even closer look I found that the red wire was not even attached to the motor.
It looks like it was soldered in-house, but apparently not enough exposed wire to keep it in place.
Of my four Traxxas product purchases over the last 6 years (Revo 2007, Slash 2010, Stampede 2012, DR-1 2013), this is a first to have faulty labor.
So I'm looking for options here.
Should I just take it back to my hobby store or should I attempt to deal with Traxxas directly?
Thanks for your input.
I would take it back to the store.
Take it to the hobby shop see if they can help you. If not deal with Traxxas.
R4lly GT8 | Backsl4sh | Sl4sh MT | Sl4sh | P4de
Took it back in this afternoon and got the wire soldered back on at no cost. Flies great now.