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Apr 10, 2019, 08:22 AM
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Iím sure this comes as great news to all the JR fans out there and it should come as great news to all of us in the hobby. Having Frank Noll the helm of a respected RC brand is great for all of us. When you see Frank on the RC trail be sure to congratulate him!
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Apr 11, 2019, 09:06 AM
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I have a JR 8103 tx and still love it. The sticks are way better than other transmitter out there today, IMHO.
Apr 14, 2019, 06:41 PM
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Wow, that is great news.
I have been with JR since the early eighties with Circus-Circus.
Always reliable stuff.
The JR 10X was the finest transmitter ever built.
Apr 14, 2019, 11:21 PM
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So, let me wrap my head around this..........DFA is still the importer, but has hired Frank Noll to steer the ship, and they are bringing the JR PROPO brand name back ?

Is that a correct assessment ?

Thanks, Dave
Apr 15, 2019, 09:32 AM
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So, let me wrap my head around this..........DFA is still the importer, but has hired Frank Noll to steer the ship, and they are bringing the JR PROPO brand name back ?

Is that a correct assessment ?

Thanks, Dave
Konishi Mokei is the manufacturer. They were using the DFA brand as they didn't own the JR brands/IP or a license to use it during the gap between JR ceasing operations and the actual liquidation (KM had a license to use the JR brand during the end of JR's troubles but that expired around the time JR ceased operations). They eventually managed to acquire the JR brand & IP and are slowly moving over to the better known brand.

Their US operation is now headed up by Frank and they are retiring the DFA branding in favour of JR Propo across the board.
Apr 15, 2019, 09:50 AM
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What is diff between JR Americas and JR PROPO ?
Apr 15, 2019, 10:53 AM
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What is diff between JR Americas and JR PROPO ?

JRA was the US distributor for the old pre-bankruptcy JR Propo. They have no relationship with the current JR Propo and there is some bad blood between the two organizations which dates back to prior to the JR bankruptcy.
Apr 15, 2019, 11:06 AM
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Wonder if this would fit Frank
No moth holes,I still wear it occasionally, it is reversible with blue pin stripes
Apr 15, 2019, 11:08 AM
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He might still have one in his closet from before.

Andy
Apr 15, 2019, 11:29 AM
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Congratulations Frank and JR Propo!

I've had the pleasure of working with Frank during his tenure at Hobbico. We always had a good time and accomplished much when the R&D department (where I worked) could "borrow" him for an afternoon to assist with development/test flying some of our more advanced aerobatic/IMAC-type models. We would also "drag" Frank out to the field when it was time to fly these types of models for promotional/marketing videos so they could be demonstrated to their fullest extent. I also enjoyed working with Frank when we were sent to flying events (such as SEFF).

Frank has always been nothing but helpful and gracious to me.

Again, congratulations Frank and JR Propo.

Tim Lampe
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Apr 15, 2019, 01:38 PM
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Aaaah brilliant news... now.. let the JR vs futaba wars Begin !!

Ps... i always sided with Jr. it was sad to see them go !
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Apr 15, 2019, 02:34 PM
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So now I've ordered some servos from JRA and it may have been a mistake ? Or do they still have the ability to provide JR stuff ?

Richard
Apr 15, 2019, 02:50 PM
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So now I've ordered some servos from JRA and it may have been a mistake ? Or do they still have the ability to provide JR stuff ?

Richard
They're still sitting on stock produced prior to bankruptcy, so they should be able to fill the order. Those are legit JR servos.

However they are not an authorized dealer for the current JR Propo organization, so they likely will not receive stock once it runs out. Deeforce.net has a list of authorized JR Propo/DFA dealers here:

https://www.deeforce.net/dfa-dealers
Apr 15, 2019, 05:55 PM
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Thanks, I took a look. Hopefully they'll grow into a full source of all the JR components.

Richard
Apr 15, 2019, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by rszanti
Thanks, I took a look. Hopefully they'll grow into a full source of all the JR components.

Richard
DFA is the manufacturer of all JR branded items now. They will by definition carry the complete line, but the line is not likely to stay the same as the old JR.


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