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Posted by Innov8tive | Jun 03, 2008 @ 12:20 PM | 17,531 Views
On Tuesday, June 3rd, Georges and I drove up to the Scorpion Factory that is located about 120 miles from the Hong Kong office in China. It was an interesting ride to say the least. Let's just say that many of the drivers over here make the traffic in Los Angeles look like a bunch of Girl Scouts and leave it at that!

When we arrived at the factory, I got a guided tour of the entire 377,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Scorpion makes a lot of other products besides Motors and ESC's, but the resourses come in very handy in the production of motors. I took over 250 photos and videos today, and I will put them all together on the website after I get back from China. For now, I took a couple dozen and put them together to sort of show the step by step process of how the Scorpion Motors and ESC's are made.

Right now I am staying in one of the Dorm Rooms that are located on the 3rd and 4th floors above the main office building. This is where all the office staff for the Scorpion company live. Behind the factory is a 6-story facility that houses the 1000+ workers that are employed here.

It has been a long day, and it is now almost 1:00 in the morning, so I will finish up here and get to bed. The rest of this post will be the photos that I put together that show the motor manufacturing and assembly process. A few parts will be left out here, but all the photos will be presented later on our website, along with the videos that show some of the more complex...Continue Reading
Posted by Innov8tive | Jun 02, 2008 @ 01:59 PM | 14,191 Views
Well, I made it to Hong Kong Safely earlier tonight. It is now 2:40 am on June 3rd, and I an wondering where June 2nd went? I left LAX at 1:00 in the afternoon on June 1st. THe flight is 15 hours, and there is a 15 hour time difference, so I got here at 7:00pm on June 2nd.

Georges, the owner of Scorpion, sent his office manager Carmen to meet me at the airport and bring me back to the Scorpion offices. I met up with Geroges and he gave me a tour of his offices there in Hong Kong before we went out and got something to eat. Georges has an incredible collection on RC Model motors in his office. Check out the photo below.

I knew that I wanted to take a lot of photos and videos while I was on this trip, but I did not want to have to lug around my digital SLR and my DV camcorder, so I purchased a very cool little combo 6MP still camera and digital MP4 camcorder from Sanyo called the Xacti E1. This is a really cool little camera that records onto SD memory cards and can record either 5 hours of movies or 5000 photos onto a 4GB card, or and combination of the two. I posted a photo of it below. All of the photos and videos on this trip will be taken with this camera.

The flight was pretty good, but long. I had arranged for an aisle seat for a little more room, but about 5 minutes after I got settled in, one of the flight attendants asked if I could give up my seat for an elderly lady that was in a wheelchair. Of course I said yes, and I got moved up to the Economy Plus section where I got more legroom, which was a good thing. The flight attendant also gave me a bottle of champaign as a thank-you gift for moving. How nice!

I will be meeting with Georges tomorrow to drive up to the Scorpion Factory. We will spend the afternoon there and stay overnight in the dorm facilities to be able to see more the next day. Sounds like a fun trip.

Well, it is almost 3:00 am now, so I better get some sleep. More reports to come tomorrow.

See you next time!
Posted by Innov8tive | Jun 01, 2008 @ 02:30 AM | 13,963 Views
Hello Everyone!

Many of you may know this already, but I will be flying to Hong Kong on June 1st for a visit to the Scorpion Factory. I will arrive there on Monday June 2nd, and will be in Hong Kong through the 5th. The evening of the 5th, the owner of Scorpion and I will be traveling to China to attend the Shanghai Model Show. Scorpion will have a booth there, so I will be helping them out a bit, but I will also be checking out the entire show, so I will be posting daily photos and commentary here.

This should be a lot of fun, and I will get to see first hand how the Scorpion products are made. I picked up a new combo digital video/still camera so I will be able to record all the sites, and when I return, I will be adding some new background information to the website.

Well, I have to go now. I have lot's to do before I leave tomorrow morning. I will talk with you all later.