Originally Posted by Slo poke
It came out in October. I understand this stuff takes time but if they had the vision to put the plug in the back to begin with then the thought was there before the gun was sold. I was really happy when I read that DYE was doing this last year but then no word on yes it is definitely going to happen or not.
I knew that the news of it was around October last year but I couldn't find an exact date and was seeing some of the first reports of people having it around late December early Jan. My bad.
And you're right, they had the thought to do it but having the thought and doing the R&D on the stock itself are two different things. Again, I don't know what Dye is doing or what other projects they have on their R&D shelves or how large their R&D staff happens to be.
From what I've heard, they are DEFINATELY doing it but I've heard no time frame. I don't expect word about it considering their releasing habits for at least another month but no matter when it is, they won't tell you until the last minute anyway.
I'd be interested to see if anyone has made their own though after getting tired of waiting on Dye. I understand this isn't meant to be a rant. At the same time, I hear frustration in your posts. Like I mentioned, I was involved with a major company that manufactured Radio Controlled cars (if you've ever bought a hobby level car, you've heard of them...and no, it's not Traxxas). Often times there would be little holes or tabs on a part for one of our cars and we wouldn't know what it was for (even as Customer Service and sales folks) only to find out the next year when a new option part would be released that the hole or tab was put there for this part and that R&D had been working on this option part for over 8 months. Either other projects or dificulties in getting the option part to function and install exactly how it was supposed to would delay it's release for months. Even after all the R&D said it was good to go to production, you'd have to get molds made, test the molds to make sure the parts they were producing were correct and you didn't have any wonky issues with the material being used, test a production run to make sure they meet the specs that were called for and then the three months it would take to actually go into production and be shipped to the distribution warehouses. Of course we had to deal with customs and I don't think Dye has this issue but they have the extra production steps of having multiple colors and then the DyeCam dip.
From my experiance, if you don't want to wait for Dye, work on making your own because it could be next month or next year when they release their stock...and I understand that this post was kind of the first step in that direction. No worries man...just sharing some of my experiance with such things.
It's a lot more complex than most people think.