first I must say that it was first a hard and diffcult decision for me, but when I looked here on RR the further development during the last days it was absolutely the right one. An end seems never to be without argument and this is especially not nice when you think that everything is cleared fine now for everyone. But it is not my way to publish any reasons. There was a very simple and big one, a medium one and some smaller ones. And RR is not a place for such things. So let us end here this discussion please and look forward.
Now the news:The main distribution of our helicopters in the United States will in future be made from Chopper Shots / Rael Lubner from Jupiter/Florida.
You can reach the new shop under http://www.minicopter-usa.com
Rael is very easy to reach (I am always astonished how fast) and as Joker user since the earliest time he is very competent in the technic of all Joker types.
The main use of Maxi-Jokers is aerial photography and it was really necessary and a logical step from the view of complexitity of such a system to offer professional support for such adaptions and offer also special equipment for especially this use. I have looked during construction of the Joker 3 series that the system is very stable and as open as possible for adaptions and conversions so that each supplier of special photo equipment like gimbals, stabilization systems or special landing gears will be supported. I currently work with some of them together to make adaptors for their systems and they will be offered then from Rael.
FXAeromodels, some still know that the former owner Fitz Walker has introduced our helicopters on the US market, will continue also the Joker 3 and 3DD line with full kit and spare support.
We will make like before the emergency support when a certain part is not availabale in the US.
I hope you will give us and our helicopters the same confidence like in the past. And please give this confidence also to Rael as our new distributor. I am sure you will not be dissapointed. It is an attempt to make things better and when I saw the development I am absolutely sure that this will be successfull.