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Old 04-21-2018, 06:19 PM
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Futaba is moving their usa hq and service center to Huntsville. its a smart move for them and the hobby to separate from the old hobbico location.

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Will have to see. Different circumstances of course, but I thought that JR becoming their own distributor would be great for them as well.
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Originally Posted by baronbrian View Post
Will have to see. Different circumstances of course, but I thought that JR becoming their own distributor would be great for them as well.
JR was already on slim standings when that took place. Futaba is a large solid company of which RC is a very small part. Their USA distribution/service center was in Irvine, California for many years prior to Hobbico taking on the exclusive role.

Smart move to return to parent company.
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now, if someone can just tell me that a member of the Helms family is involved in this, all will be roses and lollipops...
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Futaba is a big company. I believe MRC did own the franchise in the US. I don't know if they still do, and were collecting royalties from Tower.
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I have only seen that they are establishing a service center in Huntsville. I haven't seen that retail sales will be handled there.
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if it follows the old california pattern, it will be a service/repair center, and distribution center to retail outlets.
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