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Old 03-06-2018, 11:09 AM
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This is from RC Depot spells out what happened with JR Japan and where it is today and where its going.
KONISHI MOKEI CO., LTD.
28th February 2018

Transition from JR to RC Depot to Dee Force Aviation

Konishi Mokei Co., Ltd had a long history of doing business with JR Propo. Konishi Mokei operated the RC Depot store in Noda-City, outside Tokyo, Konishi Mokei were one of the leading sales outlets for JR Propo products in Japan and had a large and loyal customer base of JR owners.

1. At the end of May 2016, JR PROPO stopped paying funds owing to Konishi Mokei Co., Ltd.
2. In July 2016, JR PROPO started to delay the repair services of all JR products.
3. In October 2016,I visited the JR PROPO office in Osaka and found that there were no more service staff remaining in the company, and at the same time most of the retail shops in Japan started to return merchandise to JR PROPO
4. In November 2016, we searched for a former service repair engineer who had left JR, found him and immediately hired him as a repair service representative at RC DEPOT to start our own repair service for JR products.
5. In End November 2016, Konishi Mokei made a contract license agreement with JR Propo to produce JR PROPO’s products, but without the drawings and software as they were mysteriously not available. Up till now we have had great difficulty to manufacturer some of the parts due to a lack of information. With some specialised parts we have not really made much progress but we continue to try our best.
6. At the end of November 2016, JR’s Malaysian factory Sanei Electronics Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. reached a critical cash flow situation since JR had stopped paying any bills from them since June 2016, I have negotiated to work together with the Sanei team to restart the manufacture of JR Products. The Project started.
7. In early December 2016, in order to rebirth the products, we have initially struggled without any software or drawings. But we found a few former JR engineers and immediately hired them to make everything from scratch again. At the same time, we visited many of the former JR suppliers, however they were hesitant to work with us because of the unpaid bills by JR PROPO.
8. In mid December 2016, after a long few weeks of negotiations, one of most important suppliers decided to give us a helping hand for our production.
9. In January 2017, there was news from outside giving us an offer to purchase a large portion of JR parts being held by unpaid Suppliers. We also started to negotiate with a former JR Heli supplier to obtain the series of FORZA helicopters. The Sylphide E12 project started.
10. In mid February 2017, we negotiated to purchase a portion of JR parts successfully from the Suppliers.
11. At the end February 2017, remade receivers and related parts successfully on both software and hardware side.
12. In April 2017 started to release newly made receivers to the market.
13. In mid April 2017 the RC DEPOT OUTLET”store specializing in JR Helicopter parts has been opened.
14. In May 2017, we recreated the NX series servo’s software. Successfully and immediately started to manufacturer NX series servos. New radio which employed the Aluminum Gimbals and with a colored front face of XG11. (XG11 RC DEPOT EDITION) has been released.
15. In June 2017, have started the R&D of a new project for a new series of receivers.
16. In mid July 2017, made a little modification to XG8 to release 14channel XG8+6
17. In August 2017, NX series with Brushless servo development was completed.
18. In October 2017, participated in Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, however we could not promote our brand by handing out original flyer nor having a banner at the site.
19. In November 2017, we moved the “RC DEPOT OUTLET SHOP” and merged it into our headquarter store in Izumi , Noda. At the same time we hired 3 more engineering specialists to develop a new transmitter as a major project.
20. In December 2017 , Sanei Electronics Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. moved to a new location in Johor, Malaysia.
21. December 26, 2017 JR PROPO has filed for bankruptcy. The management of JR PROPO have been referred to the Bankruptcy attorney.
22. Early January 2018 DA has announced the DA600PRO servo at the AMA show, which we have been developing with Desert Aircraft.
There was contact from the Bankruptcy attorney informing us that our license agreement to use the JR logo trade mark has been terminated due to bankruptcy of JR PROPO. However, we applied to Court via Bankruptcy attorney to extend our license agreement of JR PROPO brand logo marking until the end of February 2018. A Court judge immediately granted the extension considering our past results and history. Our license of the logo trade mark of “JR” or “JR PROPO” will expire on 28th of February 2018, Existing inventory is exempted from this expiry.

23. In End February 2018,
We are authorized by Japan Tele Communication Engineering Center that both the Transmitter module and Receiver module we use has been approved for Domestic market sales.

From March 1st 2018,
We will start our new brand “Dee Force Aviation”(DFA), to promote upper level JR compatible products. And we will continuously develop and release new products for the future. Kindly note again that we shall be selling remaining stock of JR product’s inventory so you will find this in some future deliveries.

In conclusion, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our valuable customers, consumers, friends , new Suppliers and supporters who have been helping us with their wishes or helping us financially.

Thank you very much. We appreciate your cooperation, understanding and support.

We at Dee Force Aviation are very committed to develop new and better products for modelers into the future.

Thank you

Kindest regards,

Tomohisa Konishi
KONISHI MOKEI CO., LTD.

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This I found on a Japanese site showing how JR Japan was defrauded by one person :

/27 (Tuesday) 8: 34 delivery

The director was a former major securities man who supported the current president ... (Photo is an image)


Ambiguous outflow of Japan remote control, support role of the president is bankruptcy history and arrest history Japan remote control was founded in 1976. In 1995, we launched the helicopter business department and started production of a radio control type (RC) helicopter body and transmitter. My own brand "JR PROPO" boasted a high profile among enthusiasts.

 In recent years, we plan to move from hobby to industrial, and in 2015 we raised more than 2 billion yen from banks and announced the establishment of a new factory over 3 billion yen. The director of section H of the bank contact point was talking about stock listing plans and drone development for overseas.

 However, due to a delay in payment in 16 years, deterioration in cash flow will be whispered. Department manager H explained to the business partner, "We can not cash immediately because ample funds are used for operation."

 This department manager explained to the stakeholders that he was a former major securities man and he joined the company around the year of December 2002 to support the current president. After joining the company, he was in charge of the financial institution window, and soon took control of financial affairs and personnel affairs. Establishing the position of real manager, raising funds by talking about large investment talks such as setting up a new factory.

 However, the planned construction of the factory did not proceed at all and the large amount of funds, which was said to be operated by department manager H, never came out.

 On the contrary, manager's career was false. Actually, the department manager H had bankruptcy history and arrest history. Director H was the former manager of a company that bought bankruptcy with the debt of about 7.5 billion yen in 2002, and there was about 2 billion yen outflow of funds at the time of bankruptcy.

 In 2003, it was arrested and charged with the Osaka District Prosecution Special Prosecutors Department for alleged fraud. Although he was a general manager who had bankruptcy history and arrest history, now he changed his name, so I did not notice that no one was the same person.

 Even at the company, a large amount of funds such as financial debt of more than about 2 billion yen, representative family's assets of hundreds of millions of yen, etc. flowed out after entering the department manager, and oppressed the cash flow. After December 16, suddenly most of the employees were dismissed, and sales realities were almost lost.

 The business of the company came to an end as some creditors who saw this situation filed for bankruptcy.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:25 AM
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Good information finally
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Anyone see the “Notice of Production Discontinuation” that is posted on the JR Americas site? I happened to notice it this morning, although it is dated April 8th.

I’m not sure what the implications will be moving forward, but its pretty unfortunate.

According to JR Americas, the deal with Konishi Mokei was not satisfactory so they are headed in a different direction with new product brands that are comparable substitutes; while continuing to support JR from service standpoint.

Can’t really find anything on Konishi Mokei yet.

I really don’t own anything non-JR; not sure where/when to head in a different direction. Ugh!!!!

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Sounds like I may not have to go in a new direction after all. This is great news. Looks like all my new stuff will have a green logo soon.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:30 AM
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Welllll yyyyea, maybe....

New company. To me, its like investing in a start-up (not quite that bad). How does one assess the long-term stability here is the point and I'd be looking for a larger land mass to land on (pun intended).
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:23 PM
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tom just wait in two months I bet you will see this stuff everywhere. I can't wait myself. I already bought a special edition 11 channel and more coming
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Hey that's great! Especially considering, unlike California, the weather forecast in upstate NY is calling for rain the next two months!

The weather man this morning on the radio said very calmly "chance of rain today bla bla bla, chance of rain tomorrow bla bla bla, rain likely Saturday bla bla bla, and Sunday, rain likely bla bla bla: Sheesh!!

But I hope you are right airraptor...as long as stuff is compatible!
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Another update Rc Depot has bought all the rights, the name and technology of JR Propo.
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Gotta link or some sumthin'
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Originally Posted by tomfiorentino View Post
Gotta link or some sumthin'
https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/...&postcount=533
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Interesting and encouraging too! That had been in the background for a while and I'm glad to see it happening. Time will tell how they roll out new stuff, what the quality and service is like etc. Thanks Zeeb.

At some point, it will become clear why JR Americas elected to part ways with DFA and also what they plan on doing in the alternative.
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tomfiorentino JRA didn't elect to part ways with DFA Rc Depot elected to part ways with JRA......
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Whateverrrrrrr.... Point being, something happened.

I’m just glad the brand is continuing and I can evaluate it a some point after these new folks develop some history.
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Hey guys...

Just revisiting since April. Looks like this went in the wrong direction from what was indicated.

I looked at the RC Depot website...no JR stuff except for a reference to the 14 channel which is “out of stock”.

I called RC Depot directly...they said JR stuff is aa no-go from them. Told me I might find some stuff on eBay.

What say ye now?

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My understanding is that JR branded products would only be sold in the US (and possibly in the Americas). RC Depot Japan website lists the DeeForce line of radio systems which are the same except for the name.

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My understanding is that JR branded products would only be sold in the US (and possibly in the Americas). RC Depot Japan website lists the DeeForce line of radio systems which are the same except for the name.

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Jtech is a USA dealer. It's still unclear to me whether they are the distributor.

www.jtecrc.com
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