Dale's comment doesn't make him look good being that he is in charge of Protoform's body development. It makes him sound bitter....instead of sounding bitter that another company beat him to the punch.
JLock: ...beat me to what punch?
Bitter?? No, absolutely not. Slightly annoyed? Yes, for sure - and I think I have every right to be. If you were in my shoes you’d have no problem understanding my position.
This stuff has been going on for years – and seems to only get worse. When I attended the Toy fair in Germany I found at least a dozen different versions of my best sellers. Mostly from Asia, Germany and Italy. Some companies have stooped so low as to leave the “Protoform” name in the bodies to make it easier to sell. (ala: Oakley, Rolex, Tommy Hilfiger etc etc) and only changed the part number. So…..I get to do all the design work, testing, marketing, as well as pay the licensing fees. They get to collect the easy profits.
At least Ocan/Exceed made a few small changes – unlike Reckward Tuning who like so many others thought it was cool to just rip me off 100%
I’ve always had the belief that the “grey matter” between our ears was put there to be creative and inventive, and to do good to our fellow man – not to just think up a lazy man’s way to steal from others.
to you racers out there that support r/c companies that work hard and live by standards of honest and integrity. If they go out of business - new developement
will pretty much cease.
Dale - Protoform