I was talking to a guy a Competition Electronics about getting one repaired. He informed me that they will be working on a new one that can measure runup also. Does any body have any more info on the subject?
I am not bashing anyone here but I work for a leading Circuit board builder and I know the circuit boards and components have not gone up in price for the last 10 to 15 years, in fact in many cases they have gone down. I just don't understand why a Dyno would cost close to a grand. I would think some electrical wiz could put one of these together and sale them for under $300.00. Someone should put togther a kit , give you the instructions and parts to build it and then we build it are self and save a ton of money. Just a Ideal.
Software programing..... anyone can build a PC for less than what you buy one for just by ordering the parts. But not just everyone can right the software to make it work properly... key word "properly". thats what you pay for...........
Think about it this way guys. If retail is $1000 that means most likely it will sell for around $800. Most of us already have a car battery or a big enough ps to power it. Compared to buying a fantom, laptop, and car battery or 75 amp ps to run that thing it is comparible in price really. I guess I have quit crying about the cost of things because I wont quit the sport so I might as well go with the flow.
I just talked to Jim at CE today. He said that they are looking at a year or two down the road before a new version of the TD 45 might be available. He also said that they would include GFX technology into it so it would display graphs and also have a data port to communicate with a PC. In addition, as you stated above, they would try to incorporate the feature of measuring spool up. Basically combining some of the features of a Fantom with the best features of a TD45.
He did say that he would not hold off buying a used dyno if you can get one cause this is just in the planning stages right now and would not happen immediately.
Now the $645.00? and don't forget must have about $225.00 power supply. Is it worth that much difference in price?Let's get some honest opinon's on this. And Consider the new to be generation of motors will be Brushless. What benefit would it have with a brushless.
Admit it. I do.............We are always suckers for something new....be it with a lot of BLING or Blue or REd in it ...we will buy them. If Custom Works comes out with their new pan oval car tommorrow for $500.00. It will be sold out. If AE will come out wit TC4....it will not stay for long on the shelves of our LHS. If CE comes out with GFX Special Edition All lexan see-thru cases up to 65 amps discharge, single cell monitoring/cycling etc....I know I will buy it...LOL....thank god for credit card. :wave: :jest: :roll: