Gil Losi JR & Mike Gillette Start New RC Company
We’ve heard the talk in the industry about a new company and even spoken with a quiet, reserved Gil Losi Jr. about his new ventures, and now we’ve received confirmation that it’s all true–Losi Jr. and former Horizon Hobby president Mike Gillette have teamed up to form the “Firelands Group.”
Formerly the namesake of Team Losi Racing and current partner in AKA Products, Gil Losi JR brings another former employee into the mix with engineer Jason Corl, formerly of Team Associated.
According to Losi, the brand’s first product will be a short course vehicle aimed at the entry level to mid-market level consumer, sold exclusively through HobbyTown USA. The vehicle has been said to be 1/18-scale and be under a brand named Helion. Two other brands under the Firelands Group are reported to be called Radient and Anza.
Knowing Losi Jr. and Corl’s racing backgrounds, it comes as no surprise that both have created an accessory/hop-up product line under the Firelands Group umbrella. We anticipate accessories for 1/10-scale electrics, short course trucks and perhaps 1/8-scale buggies.
We are eager to speak in detail with Mr. Gillette, Mr. Losi and Mr. Corl to bring you the latest breaking news as it becomes available. Stay tuned to rca.airage.com for all of the details on this exciting new venture.