When it comes to creating videos, it’s important to keep your audience entertained and engaged. However, sometimes your efforts may not be well-received, leaving you wondering where you went wrong. In my recent experience, the feedback I received on my videos was less than positive. It seems that they weren’t happy with what I had produced.
The Disappointing Speed
The tracks are Stampede and the HPI jump shot. Three brushed two-wheel drive monster trucks, they’re not monster trucks because they’re two-wheel drive anyway. Three relatively affordable, two-wheel drive trucks and I scored them on various categories. One of the categories was speed and one of the categories was performance.
A Lackluster Speed Run
Now these two on the speed run got exactly the same speed for a brushed car. It was a decent speed, give it a few runs up and down to get a bit of heat into the battery. We do the same on all of them. That is good. That doesn’t look too bad. I think that’s over 20 mph, exactly the same. What? 24 and 24, so 24 mph each.
The Disappointing Speed Difference
Then, when I went to speed run this one, it just didn’t really do that! Well, music! Oh, 16, so it didn’t lose by just a small margin. That was an 8 mph difference. It was pretty disappointing.
The problem is when I went to drive them and judge them on performance because it lacked that speed. It just couldn’t really jump that high and it was just a little bit underwhelming. I also did a separate, dedicated review for this on this channel and, although it’s really good quality, it’s a really good price, and I think it’s actually okay for like a beginner’s RC with that lack of speed, they didn’t really fill me with much excitement.
No Improvement on 3s
I also ran it on 3s and it still didn’t beat that or that, even on 3s. Anyway, not long after doing those videos, I got an email from HPI and they said…
The Issue with the Videos
Can you contact us about the jump shot? Videos? Please? We need to have a chat. I thought I might be in trouble, they said it’s nothing serious, but it should be faster than that. We think it might be 4y.
The Issue with the Motor
So again, M call had a chat and we decided that there might be an issue with the motor. So I took the old motor out, I sent it down to them and they were going to test it, and it turns out that there was an issue with the motor RPM coming out of the motor and they tested. It was a lot less than it should have been so I’ve just received a replacement, put the stock gearing back on cuz in that video.
Testing with a New Motor
I swapped it out for a 23 tooth, it’s got 17 in there. I put a 23 tooth on later on in the video just to see. Well if it gave it a bit of a boost and it did, but it still wasn’t great anyway way, stock pinion back on there new motor that they’ve tested and is working.
Slapping on the GPS and Giving it a Run
So we need to slap the GPS on it and go back out and give it a run and see what it should actually do. I’m going to stop you there before we do the speedrun cuz. I know as soon as I do the speedrun you’re all going to click off afterwards.
Entering the Competition
If you’re watching this video the day I published it, you may still have a chance to enter the competition to win all this, the two of Drive Stampede, the Gorgon.
Lack of Connection
One of the reasons for their disapproval could be the lack of connection between my videos. I had tried to incorporate different elements, such as a review, but it seems that the transition wasn’t seamless enough. Perhaps the audience was expecting a more cohesive flow between the different topics I covered. This realization has urged me to reflect on the importance of maintaining a clear and consistent theme throughout my videos.
Another factor that may have led to their discontent was my misjudgment of the power displayed in the videos. While I had tried to showcase the capabilities of certain products, it seems that I may have underestimated the expectations of my viewers. When comparing the speed and performance of the featured items with other popular brands, it fell short. This realization has provided me with a valuable lesson in managing the viewers’ expectations.
Heat and Performance
In one of my previous videos, I mentioned that the engines used in the videos tend to run hot when pushed to their limits. This detail seems to have resonated with the viewers, as they expressed concern over the long-term performance of the showcased products. It appears that the excessive heat generated by the engines on high power settings was a cause for worry among the audience. This feedback has prompted me to consider alternative methods of showcasing the products without compromising their longevity.
Too Hot to Handle
As I ventured out on this cold day, I knew that my videos might not be met with overwhelming enthusiasm. You see, in the past, running my videos off-road, especially in the scorching summer heat, had led to some unfavorable outcomes. My motors had been smoked, rendering them useless. So, it came as no surprise that they weren’t happy with my videos.
A Thrilling Ride
The wind was against me as I made my way up the hill. With anticipation building, I cautiously pressed the throttle. To my relief, the car responded. We were good to go. I couldn’t help but marvel at the speed, reaching an astonishing 34mph. I wondered if the Stampede, with its two-wheel drive and speed pinion, could have matched this performance. The scores would have been different if it had.
Struggling for Grip
But as I continued my off-road journey, I couldn’t help but notice that the tires were not performing as expected. They failed to hook up, lacking the necessary grip. I pressed on, hoping for a breakthrough, urging the car to find some traction. Alas, my efforts were in vain. It seemed that the car had hit a firm patch, or perhaps it had slowed down. The motor, running on 3s, was starting to show signs of overheating. It was clear that while it could handle 3s, it definitely didn’t like it.
The Plot Thickens
Upon reflection, it became apparent that the motor was to blame for the lackluster performance. It had been faulty from the start, leading to a frustrating top speed of only 16mph. Now, after some adjustments and a new motor, the car was reaching 23mph. This was on par with the performance of the Stampede and the Gorgon. It was clear that the dodgy motor had been the culprit all along.
So, it’s no wonder that they weren’t happy with my videos. But with this newfound understanding, I’m determined to create videos that truly showcase the capabilities of my car. Watch out for my next video, where I put the new motor to the test. Will it finally live up to its potential? Only time will tell.
The Disapproval of My Videos
They weren’t happy with my videos. No matter how hard I tried, it seemed like my content never quite met their expectations. I spent countless hours perfecting my craft, pouring my heart and soul into each video, only to be met with disappointment. It left me feeling perplexed and uncertain about where I had gone wrong.
An Unexpected Outcome
Would it have changed the results? I don’t know. I’ll put a screenshot up of the final results from the shootout video, and well… you can make your own mind up. It lost points on speed, and it lost points on performance because of that speed. So, well…I’ll let you make your mind up.
A Final Farewell
This can now safely be sent to the new owner. By the time you’re watching this video, you might have a chance. Like I said, there are hours to go. If you’re watching this video on the day of release, then all of that will be going to the new owner. Remember, this is the February prize competition that’s coming up. I’ve got to add one or maybe two more things to that, yet still getting it all together.
A Glimpse into the Future
So, you can click the follow button on the raffle website, and then you can keep track of future competitions. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15… Oh, 16, and then I think this is going to win in it. 2, 4, 6, 9, 12… There we go, that was close.
Throughout this journey, I can’t help but wonder what I could have done differently. Was it my editing style? Perhaps the topics I chose to cover were not appealing enough. Or maybe it was the overall presentation that failed to capture their interest. I find myself questioning every aspect of my videos, hoping to discover the elusive answer that will turn their disapproval into satisfaction.
But alas, the search for improvement continues. Even though they weren’t happy with my videos, I refuse to let this setback deter me from my passion. I will learn from their feedback, adapt, and evolve. The road to success may be long and winding, but with perseverance and determination, I am confident that I will find my audience.
So, with each new video, I strive to create content that resonates with my viewers. I aim to spark joy, provoke thought, and entertain. And while their disapproval may sting, I will use it as fuel to push myself harder and surpass their expectations.
In , the dissatisfaction they expressed regarding my videos has been a humbling experience. It has taught me the importance of continuous improvement and the need to adapt to changing preferences. As I continue on this creative journey, I remain hopeful that one day, my videos will not only meet their expectations but surpass them. Until then, I will keep striving, experimenting, and creating, knowing that with each video, I get one step closer to finding my place in the vast realm of online content creation.
Receiving criticism on your creative work can be disheartening, but it also offers an opportunity for growth and improvement. The discontent expressed by my viewers regarding my videos has provided me with valuable insights into what aspects I need to refine. By focusing on establishing a stronger connection between different sections, managing expectations regarding power and performance, and addressing concerns over excessive heat, I can strive to create content that truly satisfies my audience. It’s a learning process, and I am committed to continuously evolving as a creator.