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Old 04-11-2018, 10:16 AM
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yes I know. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:04 AM
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Tomohisa Konishi is at Rc Depot.
6 hrs ·
小西模型株式会社は
JR PROPOの商標及び技術データを正式に購入しました。現在、名義変更手続き中です。もう少しお待ちくださ い。
もしも、他の手に渡ったてしまったら”JRユーザーさんはじめ、これまで約2年間JR製品の製造をしてきた 、元JRのエンジニアや元JR工場も報われない”
ていう思いで、、、、
少しずつにはなりますが、宜しくお願います。
We bought “JR PROPO”trademark and technical data..etc
Name change process now.
Please wait.
Dee Force Aviation =JR PROPO
Just appeard on FaceBook...
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:37 AM
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There is news of a very encouraging nature about the future of JR on the Flying Giants radio site. Very encouraging indeed.
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:43 AM
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This press release is from a couple of days ago.
One wonders of they will use the JR brand or the hideous DFA logos...

Note below from Mr. Konoshi
小西模型株式会社は
JR PROPOの商標及び技術データを正式に購入しました。現在、名義変更手続き中です。もう少しお待ちくだ さ い。
もしも、他の手に渡ったてしまったら”JRユーザーさんはじめ、これまで約2年間JR製品の製 造をしてきた 、元JRのエンジニアや元JR工場も報われない”
ていう思いで、、、、
少しずつにはなりますが、宜しくお願います。
We bought “JR PROPO”trademark and technical data..etc
Name change process now.
Please wait.
Dee Force Aviation =JR PROPO
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I received a reply from DFA . "We are planning New 28"
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:43 AM
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JR PROPO, RC DEPOT acquired the trademark. From now on, the JR brand
seems to start again.
The following is a message from Mr. Konishi. Konishi Model Co., Ltd.
We have officially bought the trademark and technical data of JR PROPO.
At present, the name change process is underway.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
JR PROPO, RC DEPOT acquired the trademark. From now on, the JR brand
seems to start again.
The following is a message from Mr. Konishi. Konishi Model Co., Ltd.
We have officially bought the trademark and technical data of JR PROPO.
At present, the name change process is underway.
Well I am greatly relieved having only ever used JR since early 80's. At the time we even got all the schematics for all the rx and tx pcb's as backup.
Just to recap. JR DSSS is way superior to Spektrum and on par with Futaba if not better. I know this because I am very familiar with the design of the RF circuitry.
Futaba scares me a bit with their telemetry injection on the main servo bus. With all the homemade style accessories some amateurs come up with this is less than ideal.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by two dogs View Post
JR 28 X transmitter batteries does anyone know where a replacement battery can be purchased or custom made? JR Americas wasn't very helpful Thanks
I spoke with Steve at Maxxpaks a few days ago, and was assured that they are expecting a shipment of suitable LI-Ion cells in about a month. The cells that are currently in stock do not the correct tabs for this pack.
The part number of the pack for the 28x transmitter is: P3402-XG11
The capacity is 3400Ma, which is substantially higher than the JR packs.
They must be removed from the Tx when charged as they lack the temperature sensor contained in the factory pack. Maxxpacks can also provide a charge adapter lead as well.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by warbird_1 View Post
I received a reply from DFA . "We are planning New 28"
My guess is the current programming will be the basis for the new radio. When the employees (who hadn't been paid in 2 months) left JR, they apparently destroyed the molds and tooling for the 28X. So while we won't get more actual 28X radios, there is still hope that the programming will be upgraded with DFA's new radio.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:46 AM
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It seems DFA are making progress.

They have announced new versions, NX, with larger bearings and new software, of the legendary 8411 servo.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:30 AM
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That's been in planning for sometime...it had to happen for models designed around the greatest servo ever made. Many many thousands sold over the years and
I think I have had one faulty!
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:56 PM
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Is DFA going to bring back the “zero dead band”, precision, and centering performance that JR was known for in the past?

It is clear that over the past few years that this has changed

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Who has parts and can still service a 12x? I have an aileron gimbal that feels grindy.
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NX servos you program this, they are soft start to reduce loads.
sounds like the stick just has some grit in it, airline might cure that, I had some compacted grass get into one of mine and it just needed blowing out.
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
NX servos you program this, they are soft start to reduce loads.
sounds like the stick just has some grit in it, airline might cure that, I had some compacted grass get into one of mine and it just needed blowing out.
Program that ONLY if you have the right JR radio.....unlike Futaba and Hacker DITEX servo’s....actually can used software to do the same.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jsnipes View Post
Is DFA going to bring back the “zero dead band”, precision, and centering performance that JR was known for in the past?

It is clear that over the past few years that this has changed

JS
Jamie-
Did you have a problem with a particular model JR Servo ? Just curious, as personally I have never seen a high end JR servo that wasn't nearly perfect, except for those with very worn gears.
Take care-Mike O.
PS From what I see on the DFA fb page, they are testing the new models heavily so far before release.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:05 AM
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I have already mourned and buried JR.

So I’m my mind, Rest In Peace my faithful friend.
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
I have already mourned and buried JR.

So I’m my mind, Rest In Peace my faithful friend.
Well said.
My thoughts exactly.
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
I have already mourned and buried JR.

So I’m my mind, Rest In Peace my faithful friend.
Totally agree. Why continue to pine for a brand that's dead when there are so many superb options available? Is it a nostalgia thing?

Side note: I recently sold a plane to a fellow who asked me to program it on his JR 12x for him. Now at one time, I had 3 12x's and absolutely loved them but, haven't used one in years. So, he comes over and drops it off and I get to setting up his plane on it. What a friggin' programming dinosaur!!! The new Tx's are so much more intuitive and flexible!

Not sure why you would long for the venerable JR8411, a servo from the late 1990's. Ever use the new high end MKS stuff??? Again, freakin' superb!!!
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I just still want to know if there is anyone servicing JR radio equipment..... I need a gimbal replaced in one of my 12X's and I've heard so many different opinions of JR America's including a recent rumor that they weren't servicing stuff anymore either, I love my 12X's. I have no desire to change to something else, even less desire considering I don't want to have to replace around 20 receivers because of incompatible protocol.
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Originally Posted by LGM Graphix View Post
I just still want to know if there is anyone servicing JR radio equipment..... I need a gimbal replaced in one of my 12X's and I've heard so many different opinions of JR America's including a recent rumor that they weren't servicing stuff anymore either, I love my 12X's. I have no desire to change to something else, even less desire considering I don't want to have to replace around 20 receivers because of incompatible protocol.
I get it Jeremy,

Maybe Radio South could repair it if they are still around? If replacing, you could always grab a DX-18 and use all your existing receivers. I know the DX-18 doesn't look quite as nice but, you would soon forget that when you realize the ergos and the programming blow the 12x away.

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I talked to JR America’s about two months ago and they said they will service 12x radios.

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[QUOTE=luv2flyrc;12432790]Totally agree. Why continue to pine for a brand that's dead when there are so many superb options available? Is it a nostalgia thing?
Not sure why you would long for the venerable JR8411, a servo from the late 1990's. QUOTE]

Simple.

Many of of us have been using JR servos for very many years with total satisfaction. The 8411 has been an outstanding device delivering the utmost reliability , power and precision.

If DFA now make this NX compatible and delivers similar reliability, it will be an even more outstanding servo.

I guess in my jet fleet ( 14, all fully equipped ) about 1/3 of the servos are 8411s , the rest being developments of the 8411, 85, 87, 89, 6311 and quite a lot of the new NX 8931 a truly superb programmable servo.

Lets hope DFA continue to develop these superb products, I wish them every success.

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Thanks David,

I have them in many of my jets too and 8711's and 8911's but, there are better products now that are currently available for any new builds so, I don't have to hope that someone continues production of the old JR servos.

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Originally Posted by luv2flyrc View Post
I get it Jeremy,

Maybe Radio South could repair it if they are still around? If replacing, you could always grab a DX-18 and use all your existing receivers. I know the DX-18 doesn't look quite as nice but, you would soon forget that when you realize the ergos and the programming blow the 12x away.

Mike
I've been looking at the DX18 and it's probably how I'll end up going at some point but I just don't like the feel of the spektrum radio. They feel plasticky, I also am not a fan of the spektrum gimbals. I haven't played with an 18 yet so I don't know for sure that they're the same feel as other spektrum radios but the gimbal comment is something I've heard from other DX18 users.
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