An Open Forum for Enforcer RC Boat Owners and Fans
A few days ago the the last of the parts shipment we were waiting for arrived to complete the first of our production run of XForce, XF-26 water-cooled engines. There has been a constant 'buzz" ringing through the buildings as two XForce engines have been singing away for the past four full days. Each has been fitted to a load bearing dyno with a constant supply of cool well water and a five gallon gas tank.
My nerves have been a little on end I confess, OK allot, but as each day goes by and I hear the continuous harmony of them I am becoming more and more confident that Warehouse Hobbies will become the first US based company to have produced and produce components and assemble model engines on a high volume level since the 1970's.
We are on schedule to release them starting on January 1st 2012 in our RTR Enforcer line and to the public as engines only by the end of January. From there we are gearing up to start with a production run of 100 engines per month for the next year.
I am working out the details for a full 180 day factory warranty for box stock engines and a 90 day warranty for our M5 factory modified engines, each with very few limitations, all of which can easily be avoided by following our directions. I realize that during the winter months in the Northern states and hemisphere model boating comes to a halt, so I am implicating the warranty to begin the first of May for all climates that are subject to winter weather limitations.
Even though to be competitive most of tooling and components are made abroad, there are a considerable amount of parts that are being made at our factory and others in the US to complete this engine package. The fact that each and every engine will be hand built here at Warehouse Hobbies will enable us to keep quality control at an extremely high level, yet keep the engine costs below the competition.
Today we have to do everything we can to keep our manufacturing strong and keep our country and industry moving forward, and though this is a tiny step in comparison to the grand picture, it is a giant leap for a small company such as ours and myself. I trust that our loyal customer base will be and stay on board with us now and well into the future.