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10-22-2017 12:44 AM  9 months agoPost 1
PaulBowen

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Victoria, Australia.

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Just felt like a little whinge.

After all of my years of supporting this brand I just can’t help but feel betrayed. I know a lot if brands have gone under but this one really surprised me. Another area of surprise was JR’s almost complete lack of giving a ****, less than a half arsed effort if ever I’ve seen one.

I still own the following JR helicopters and have decided/realised I will have to just run them for as long as I can get away with it.

GSR260Z FBL Sport
Vibe NEX E8 MB351
Ergo 30
Forza 450 MB311

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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10-22-2017 02:06 PM  9 months agoPost 2
Jim-bob

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Little Hocking OH USA

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I too am disappointed with the way this was handled by JR. I can't believe that no word of any effort by anyone to at least continue with parts, similar to what happened with M.A. Maybe JR won't allow this for some reason??
I've loaded up on spares for my Vibe 50's so I'll be okay for a while. But...It sure is strange when guys ask me what it is

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10-22-2017 03:03 PM  9 months agoPost 3
wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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I've begun to wonder if it hasn't always been this way but only at this point in my life do I notice the passage of brands. Maybe the "information age" is only compounding this.

What I mean is, my first radio was a Kraft '76 5 channel. When I bought it, Kraft had been around for a good long time. When I bought that radio I had to choose between Kraft, Pro-Line, EK Logitrol, Heathkit, Futaba, Cirrus etc etc. The point I'm making is not that almost all of these brand are gone (the the exception is Futaba), it is that I never really noticed them leaving. Even though my first radio was very special to me, and a LOT of money back then, I never got a whiff of Kraft folding up shop. You would think I'd notice the bright Red of EK missing in adds, but I did see them go. One day, years after the fact, I woke up and said "Hey, what happened to____".

Maybe today, now that I'm older, and now that there is a more instant exchange of information, I simply notice when a brand gives up the ghost.

http://www.rchalloffame.org/index.html

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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10-22-2017 05:24 PM  9 months agoPost 4
Heli Fanatix

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Fountain Valley, CA

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We are on the consumer side and for the manufactures, it's a Business.

Due to the signs of the times, vendors can not make a profit and have to close shop or downsize it's operation. Every company tries to keep their doors open as long as they can. It's probably been brewing for some time. I agree It's always a good idea to keep their clients in the loop.

To be fair ... when was the last time most of us paid retail for any kit or parts. I haven't for a while since I've been on the forums

It's a jungle out there in the retail world, that's why it seems fitting Amazon thrives!

We just have to accept it, let go and move on

Stress builds acid in our system > acid is a breeding ground for all kinds of badness

Being greatful can have the opposite effect.

I love the JR Forza 700 and just stock piled on spares.
- got two NIB kits
- another used airframe
- picked up two XG-14 and RX in mint condition
- and all kinds of JR Goodness at goodwill prices

I just made a decision and focus on the bright side
- you can get JR items at crazy prices
- JR will hopefully still supply spares, if not .. full on hoarding on the forums

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10-23-2017 01:24 AM  9 months agoPost 5
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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Let the parts hoarding begin !!!
Pick your favourite model and stock up on parts even if you don't crash.
Instead of having multiple different kits make them the same.
Why wait for bad crash for a rekit when you have one on hand.
Save on shipping costs
Buy when there's a sale 10% or better
Check the classifieds
Have fun saving ☺

spending time, paying attention

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10-23-2017 01:53 AM  9 months agoPost 6
870heli

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Monson Ma. USA

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I just got rid of all I had. This has been going on for a lone time. I was a big fan of GMP, excel, Kalt, Robbe, Outrage, Hirobo etc.
I was all JR but after Spectrum came along I slowly moved over.
It is the history of modeling.

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10-23-2017 05:25 AM  9 months agoPost 7
PaulBowen

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Victoria, Australia.

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It is the history of modeling I guess. Sad really.

I will keep the Ergo 30 forever, the others I could let go. I just don’t need so many models.

My idea fleet would now be;

Hirobo Turbulence D3v2
Hirobo Freya Evolution
JR Ergo 30
A 6s 550, maybe a Quest Caliber 550 or Hirobo Gigas 550 as an everyday flyer.

Would consider a Henseleit TDF on 7s or a Diabolo 550 or 600.

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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11-03-2017 09:38 PM  8 months agoPost 8
Jim-bob

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Little Hocking OH USA

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There's a nice airframe over by the "bay"

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