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JQRacing – THE Story Part 4 – Building the prototypes

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JQRacing have released the fourth part of the original story of the Finnish brand. Joseph Quagraine writes about the the first prototypes went together 10 years ago. JQ stated:h3> Continue reading here

JQRacing – THE Story Part 3 – Three years of R&D

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JQRacing have released the third part of the original story of the Finnish brand. Joseph Quagraine writes about the “developing and improving ideas”, usually the fun part of making your own car. JQ stated:

I started racing in 2000, and started studying Mechanical Engineering in 2003. In 2005-2006 I got interested in designing my own parts, just for fun. I helped HoBao develop their Hyper 8, and I started thinking that maybe this is something I could do in the future. Then one day my friend showed up at a race with his own batterybox. He had made it at work, turns out he worked at a prototyping company. I asked if he could make some parts for me, if I designed them, and he said yes. That’s how it started. I didn’t like the radiotray on my car, so I made a smaller box for the battery, and a separate receiverbox that fit on top of the laydown steering servo in my new Hyper 8. Throughout the year I made some other parts, including shocktowers, and some lightened parts. Then I hit the wall, because I had figured out ways to make the car better, but couldn’t really modify the car enough to get the best result. So I started designing a car, just for the hell of it. Then my interest faded because I didn’t think it would ever be made, and it was taking a lot of time and effort. Then spyshots of the Losi 8ight were released…

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Horizon Hobby acquires PROTOform

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Horizon Hobby have announced the acquisition of PROTOform Race Bodies. Founded in 1991, PROTOform Race Bodies has captured multiple IFMAR World Champions and countless national, regional, and local championship titles. In 1995, PROTOform made a strategic move by joining forces with Pro-Line Racing to expand its marketing reach and meet the increasing demand for more race-winning on-road and oval bodies. With the recent acquisition of Pro-Line Racing by Horizon Hobby, PROTOform Race Bodies joins the Horizon Hobby lineup of radio control brands.

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JQRacing – THE Story Part 2 – THE real hard part

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JQRacing have released the second part of the original story of the Finnish brand. Joseph Quagraine writes about the “hard part” of taking the car from design to production. Going from no real knowledge to getting a car on the market! JQ stated:

A couple of weeks had passed since I had THE Idea, to produce my car design, I now had a finished design, I had found the needed manufacturers, I knew how much money I would need, and I knew many places where I could see about getting it. What next? I had zero experience in any of this. Better find some info I thought, so I did a search for ‘what is strategy development‘ and it presented me with a wealth of information. After reading some books, and some stuff on the internet, I started having an idea of what I was supposed to do, so I wrote down all the things I could think of that had anything to do with making this business plan. This included my actual business idea, what I was going to do, how I was going to do it, why it would be a success, and when this would happen. It also included some background info of RC Car Racing, I analysed my competitors, I studied prices, I set my price level, planned production and logistics, sales strategy, marketing strategy and ideas, intellectual property rights, future products, estimated the sales numbers, set goals, thought about strengths and weaknesses, analysed the risks involved, and figured out the timetable.

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Horizon Hobby clear up some details following the acquisition of Pro-Line

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There has clearly been a ton of interest and opinions on the Horizon and Pro-Line news earlier this week. Horizon Hobby have pulled together some of the recurring questions and provided answers to set the record straight.

Will Pro-Line continue to be made in the USA?

Answer: Absolutely. Pro-Line’s USA manufacturing is a real advantage in quality control and shortening the development cycle. Horizon plans to expand this capability and make more product in the USA.

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JQRacing – THE Story Part 1: THE Beginning

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10 years ago a village idiot from Finland started the hype train to what became one of the most impressive RC car releases ever! JQRacing will be reposting the original release stories in the build up the the 10th Birthday of JQRacing having a car on the market! Relive the hype and see how far we have come! Joseph Quagraine stated:

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Horizon Hobby buy Pro-Line Racing

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Horizon Hobby have announced the acquisition of Pro-Line Racing, the leading innovator in the RC performance and customization accessory market.

“Pro-Line Racing is one of the strongest RC brands in the world, with over 38 years of providing innovative products,” Chris Dickerson, Horizon’s President, said. “Horizon has a longstanding partnership with Pro-Line. Throughout our relationship, we’ve always admired Pro-Line’s commitment to expanding the customer experience through innovative product design.” Dickerson continued, “Beyond the product, we’ve always admired the Pro-Line team’s passion and feel they share the same values as Horizon. We are very confident this will be a strong cultural fit.”

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Modelix Racing unveil RC Parts brand

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Modelix Racing have announced the formation of the new RC Parts brand. RC Parts is a wide selection of radio control products with a value for money that is hard to beat. Among the product line you can find all kinds of tools, electrical accessories, accessories for crawlers, rims, wheels, spare parts for the most used crawlers and other aesthetic accessories among many other products. This brand allows Modelix to offer a larger range of products at very affordable prices to all our clients and thus be able to better satisfy all their needs. The Spanish company will be adding new products to the RC Parts range soon.