A Critical Look: Tariffs Exacerbate A Slowing Industry

A Critical Look: Tariffs Exacerbate A Slowing Industry

When the White House announced it would go around the World Trade Organization and levy tariffs on other countries, it was only a matter of time before the hobby industry was caught in the crossfire. With the Chinese “trade war” ongoing with no end in sight, those tariffs have finally caught up with us, affecting radio systems and related equipment.

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Spektrum Radios: Why Buy Anything Else? (OPINION)

Spektrum Radios: Why Buy Anything Else? (OPINION)

When Horizon Hobby launched the Spektrum brand back in 2005, it revolutionized the world of radio control. They were the first to come to the table with a 2.4GHz radio system. Though they started out on the car radios, it was the original DX6 that put Spektrum on the map. None of the other radio companies were even close to a production run on a 2.4GHz radio, which gave Spektrum about a year, maybe a year and a half, of total radio domination.

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