Since publishing Gerds first statement which was heavily discussed on the oOple forums, i have received another statement from Mr. Strenge clarifying a few points brought up by individuals as well as responding to the statement made by Aero Racing. We didnt publish this statement from Aero for 2 reasons; 1. We didn’t receive it and 2. It didnt tackle any of the accusations and seemed to try and make this whole thing into some sort of conspiracy.
Click here to read the follow up statement from Gerd…
Herewith I like to personally make this statement
Facts regarding claimed selling of “Durango” to “Aero”
Fact is that I sold the complete Durango project start of 2007 to a major player in the rc industry.
Fact is that during 2006 talks have taken place with Danny Claes (the father of Bob Claes, one of the owners of the Aero company), about selling the Durango project to him. As soon as the financal side of the deal needed to be discussed, Danny Claes withdrew his interest.
I met Danny Claes again during the April 1/8 off road GP in Belgium again and no mention whatsoever was made about purchasing the Durango project, nor about the foundation of the Aero Company.
The alledged statement of Aero, that they have bought the Durango project is false.
There are no agreements or contracts with Aero Racing whatsoever, nor has there ever been any form of payment received. I find it unacceptable that Danny Claes / Aero Company makes such statements and I challenge them to proof it; just show and proof those alledged agreements or contracts as Aero claims such exist.
I will not allow any person nor company to abuse my project-name, my
personal name and image just for Aero’s own commercial benefit, without any form of agreement from my side.