I think more the company would say there's no market for that prototype and still not bother to make a new tooling.ConducTTor wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:50 am Your last sentence is the key here. They buy it because there's no other option. But if they DIDN'T buy it and all the feedback was "no freelance", then maybe prototypical models would be made. This is not just for MAV but all customers. Hence my previous comment: customers don't demand prototype.
Also I think in smaller markets there's still that mindset of "gotta take what we can get" that's left over from the old days.