I had to wait till Christmas to open my new DR1. I got it out, charged the battery, and flew it for a few minutes. I had a couple crashes from the ceiling to the floor. No problems, no cracks found anywhere, and no breakage...awesome! Then I flew it a second time and as it slowly rose off the floor, it barely tapped our very soft ottoman and fell just 18" back to the floor. Of course, it broke the fly bar!
Now, if you look in your package there are extra rotors, but don't waste your time looking for a fly bar...it's not there. I checked with my local hobby shop (none there) then went online to buy a few and found that the parts are not available anywhere. I had to place them on backorder, with a time frame of early January. After a week, it was changed to mid-January. Now it's January 16th and the parts are still not available. I'm very upset that Traxxas didn't have the forethought to have spare parts on hand that they knew would break. I've had this heli for over 3 weeks and still can't fly it. Also, I looked for extra batteries and found those are also on back order.
I just started RC hobbies last year when my wife bought me a Traxxas Spartan, and then later I bought a Slash 4x4 Ultimate LiPo. I’ve been very pleased with them and will continue to buy Traxxas, but I really feel they messed up on this one and let their customers down.
Have you tried looking for the variant of the DR-1 made by another company?
Please call customer support 1-888-TRAXXAS. The parts are in stock.
"Fortunately son, I says fortunately I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency!"
is there anywhere online we can buy parts? the "buy traxxas" page has nothing in stock for the dr1
Three (3) are reported to be in stock
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Call traxxas 1888traxxas option 2 for parts dept tell them what u need they send me a motor for my qr1 free with free shipping
Thanks for the link. I just ordered 2 flybar assemblies. I actually called the physical store, first, and the guy went and checked that they indeed have them. Said they have about 100 of them in stock.
I went ahead and ordered two flybars and two batteries from Traxxas yesterday. I figured I'll use all of them eventually anyway.
yup broke my dr-1 back new years night and parts are just going to be stocked this friday
but wont get them till febuary 15th rrr
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so ok I didn't read this whole post but I to just got a dr1 and I need a linkage set, tail boom and flybar traxxas says they are on backorder can I use any parts from any other helis? HELP!!!