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Old 12-31-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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I hope that 2017 will be a good year for JR Heli division.
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:10 PM   #2
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Me too also start some integration with castle for telemetry readings. Maybe also lower price of the nx line of servos to move more inventory.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:14 PM   #3
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I hope that 2017 will be a good year for JR Heli division.
Me too. Best wishes to JR and all of you enjoying this hobby.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:45 AM   #4
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All I ask for Is spares availability. I just picked up a forza and want to keep it in the air for a Long time
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:59 AM   #5
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All I ask for Is spares availability. I just picked up a forza and want to keep it in the air for a Long time
I honestly think Forza450ex has the best overall design among all 450size helis. It is very light and drivetrain efficient.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:51 AM   #6
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I honestly think Forza450ex has the best overall design among all 450size helis. It is very light and drivetrain efficient.
+1. Love my Forzas.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:33 AM   #7
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I thought that JR shut down the heli division? Are they still producing kits and parts?
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:33 AM   #8
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They will continue to produce parts for three years.

They are presently working on getting production up and running in Malaysia for both helicopter parts and radio manufacture.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:07 PM   #9
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I hope 2017 brings more spares

my Forza was grounded most of last summer and i still am unable to find what i need, once they start producing parts i need to place a larger order this heli is awesome but without support it is a paper weight
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:56 PM   #10
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I hope 2017 brings more spares

my Forza was grounded most of last summer and i still am unable to find what i need, once they start producing parts i need to place a larger order this heli is awesome but without support it is a paper weight
Yeah I kinda wish we knew one way or the other what is going to happen. I don't fly in the winter so this is the off season/building season for me. My Forza 450 is flying perfectly but obviously I'm one crash away from it being a paper weight unless parts availability returns.

A part of me wants to pro-actively strip the electronics down and build something else now to have it ready for the spring but the other part of me loves it so much that I want to just hold onto it and fly until it crashes anyway.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:51 PM   #11
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JR Americas has received a shipment of backordered servos!!!

I can't imagine parts being to far behind. No date on those yet.


This should show the "Negative Nancy's" their is still life in JR and it isn't going anywhere.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:35 AM   #12
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JR Americas has received a shipment of backordered servos!!!

I can't imagine parts being to far behind. No date on those yet.


This should show the "Negative Nancy's" their is still life in JR and it isn't going anywhere.
I received a notification they had a few things I have back ordered back in stock! YAY! :-)
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:28 PM   #13
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That's good news!
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:40 AM   #14
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Looks like the JR page on RCJapan is back. Limited amount of items but I think it will expand. Looks like the Malaysia factory is up and running.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:47 AM   #15
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https://www.facebook.com/depot.rc/po...21?pnref=story

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Old 01-21-2017, 01:33 PM   #16
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Looks like the JR page on RCJapan is back. Limited amount of items but I think it will expand. Looks like the Malaysia factory is up and running.
I think that is the rest of the JR parts RCJapan had stocked, and they want to get rid of. There is no announcement that RCJapan will get back into business with JR.

But the other link from Facebook you posted gives hope. Like I had thought, Forza 700 and 450, as well as E6-550, will be further supported. And I do really hope that also SYE12. And of course that spare parts of other helis like the Vibes will be available again.
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