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12-07-2016 06:54 AM  10 months agoPost 41
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Looks like it's the end of the road.

The Australian Importer has just released the following

ANNOUNCEMENT: JR PROPO to close their doors?
It is with great sadness that we must report the imminent closure of JR Propo in Japan. OMP has dealt with JR for 38 of the 40 years that the Japanese radio manufacturer has been in business.
JR lost direction after the death of its founding President Mr Yamazaki and has been hard hit recently with the sudden and massive decline in the RC Heli market and rise in Japanese business costs. There are rumours of an offer from a 3rd party to buy JR but those talks appear to have stalled. This is certainly a sad day for the RC Industry.
What does this mean for the thousands of JR customers in Australia ?
OMP has VERY good stocks of JR receivers and spare parts and a reasonable supply of JR servos so we will be able to satisfy demand for quite some time. All JR warranty claims will be honoured by OMP, and we are working with a Japanese company who appear to be willing to take over the repair of JR radios.
Life will go on much as normal, with the exception of no new JR radio sets being available.
We thank those many loyal JR customers who have supported the brand since we first started selling it in 1978. Your support helped make JR the number one radio brand in Australia for most of the 80's and all of the 90's.

https://www.facebook.com/OReillyMod...?type=3&theater

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12-07-2016 01:04 PM  10 months agoPost 42
LaDon

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Seems that link has been taken down as it don't work. Until there is official word from the horses mouth I don't pay much attention to these kinds of posts. Wish ppl wouldn't do these kinds of posts on hearsay. They do no good for anyone and that goes for all businesses not just JR

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12-07-2016 03:06 PM  10 months agoPost 43
Dario P.

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LaDon,

IMHO the signs are clear, e.g. Mooney and top heli pilots are gone, RC Japan stopped selling JR parts, ...

And JR does not do anything to make things clearer. I think it is too demanding for JR to hope people will just stay in such a situation.

Personally I can only stick with JR by now, because I have already invested much. I will fly my JR helis till the end. But for how long? I cannot say. I will also look for alternative to keep flying. And I think some, when not many, think the same.

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12-07-2016 03:11 PM  10 months agoPost 44
LaDon

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Sears has been closing for the last three years. Will they maybe. But news on here and Facebook has become so worthless and non factual that nobody knows what to believe. I can make a new name and post nothing but a bunch of crap and ppl will believe it. All I am saying is it is rumor until JR Propo says so. Since that post was put up the link now does not work. So as far as it goes now hearsay. Period. Once it has been made official one way or another it is meaningless

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