that has been around RF Cafe knows that I am a model builder. That skill has help me as a technician and then later
as an engineer. Cutting and carving and drilling and gluing and screwing together small assemblies has been a big
part of the laboratory experience. Sure, just about anyone can do these things, but I always tried to apply my modeling
skills to make projects more than just a hack and whack job. Anyway, here are companies that make parts for modelers,
both components and tools.
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Store | modelaircraft.org/shopama.aspx | 765-287-1256 | Muncie, IN
Apparel, books, videos, custom AMA
Aero Micro | aeromicro.com | 408-255-5566 | Cupertino, CA
Electric flight supplies.
Aerospace Composite Products | acp-composites.com | 800-811-2009 | Livermore, CA
Airtronics | airtronics.net | 714-978-1895 | Anaheim, CA
Radio systems & accessories.
APC Propellers | apcprop.com | 530-661-0399 | Woodland, CA
Over 300 APC propeller sizes
are currently available. The selection is continuously expanding. Current sizes range from 5.5 X 2 up to 26 X 14
in composite materials using long chopped nylon fibers, carbon fibers and hand-laid fibers.
Astro Flight | astroflight.com | 310-821-6242 | Marina Del Rey, CA
Aveox | aveox.com/rc/prodMotor.html | 805-915-0200 | Simi Valley, CA
Brushless DC motors.
Avia Sport Composites | aviasport.net | 828-345-6070 | Hickory, NC
Carbon fiber components.
Bambula Props | rcshowcase.com | 301-374-2197 | Waldorf, MD
Props for large aircraft.
Batteries America | batteriesamerica.com | 800-308-4805 | Middleton, WI
NiCad, MiMH, Li-Ion,
Berg Receivers | rc-direct.com
888-291-2111 | San Diego, CA
BestRC.com | bestrc.com | 770-532-6401 | Oakwood, GA
Big Boys Toys | bigboystoyz.co.uk | +0870 201 4814 | UK
Table football, pool tables, snooker
tables, air hockey, scalextric, slot cars, radio controlled cars, radio controlled planes, steam models, f1 models,
gadgets and gizmo's, birthday gifts, xmas ideas.
BMJR Models | bmjrmodels.com | 321-537-1159 | Sharpes, FL
Our emphasis is on small electric
park flyers, designed around the popular Speed 280 electric motors and micro RC Gear.
Bob's Little Airplane Company | blac.net | Miami, OK
Home of the Gymallo, the best Indoor/Park
Flyer kit on the market!
Bob Selman Designs | bsdmicrorc.com | 417-358-9521 | Carthage, MO
RTF kits, plans, radios,
accessories, batteries, magnetic actuators, prop adapters, gearboxes, foam wings, and chargers.
Bob Smith Industries | bsiadhesives.com | 805-466-1717 | Atascadero, CA
Hobby, recreational &
BVM | bvmjets.com | 407-327-6333 | Winter Springs, FL
World leader in the design, development
and manufacture of radio controlled jet model airplanes.
Byron Fuels | byronfuels.com | 712-364-3165 | Ida Grove, IA
Airplane, helicopter, race car,
boat racing, 4 cycle fuels.
Cactus Aviation | cactusaviation.com | 520-721-0087 | Tucson, AZ
3W aerobatic, scale aircraft,
motors & accessories.
Castle Creations | castlecreations.com | 785-883-4519 | Wellsville, KS
Manufacturer of state-of-the-art,
ultra-lightweight and high-quality motor controls for electric RC models.
Central Hobbies | centralhobbies.com | 800-723-5937 | Billings, MT
Stocks a full range of
radio-control airplane products, specializing in aerobatic & pattern rc equipment and accessories.
Cermark | cermark.com | 800-704-6229 | Santa Fe Springs, CA
ARF airplanes, batteries, battery
charger & dischargers, radios, receivers, servos, connectors, electric motors & accessories, electric speed
controls, engines, mufflers & glow-plugs, flight packs.
Clancy Aviation | clancyaviation.globalhobby.com | 714-963-0133 | Fountain Valley, CA
Planes, now part of Global Hobby.
Cline and Associates | billsroom.com/pcfs | 937-426-4167 | Alpha, OH
Fuel systems, Tartan
engines, Bisson mufflers.
Coverite | coverite.com | 714-979-8058 | Costa Mesa, CA
Film & fabric coverings &
CJ Youngblood Enterprises, Inc | curtisyoungblood.com | 979-828 4269 | Hearne, TX
Dave Brown Products | dbproducts.com | 513-738-1576 | Hamilton, OH
Manufacturer of molded
parts and accessories for radio control (R/C) aircraft.
Dave's Aircraft Works | davesaircraftworks.com | 949-248-2773 | Capistrano Beach, CA
kits, plans, & spare parts & raw materials.
Davis Diesel Development | davisdieseldevelopment.com | 203-877-1670 | Milford, CT
products, mufflers, pipes, RC accessories, CO2 motors.
Desert Aircraft | desertaircraft.com | 520-722-0607 | Tucson, AZ
Aircraft, engines, propellers,
Diversity Model Aircraft | flydma.com | 858-693-8188 | San Diego, CA
Electric powered R/C
airplanes, battery packs, and accessories.
Dremel | dremel.com | 800-437-3635 | Racine, WI
Tools & accessories.
Drill Doctor | drilldoctor.com | 800-597-6170 | Ashland, OR
Designs and manufactures the
Drill Doctor® brand of high quality drill bit sharpeners.
Du-Bro | dubro.com | 800-848-9411 | Wauconda, IL
R/C model replacement parts.
DuraTrax | duratrax.com | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
RC Cars & accessories.
Dymond Modelsports | rc-dymond.com | 920-303-2021 | San Diego, CA
Airplanes, radios, accessories.
Dynaflite | dynaflite.com | 217-398-8970 | Champaign, IL
Giant fun scale, motor glider trainers,
Sailplanes, Hi-Start launchers.
Eagle Hobbies | eaglehobbies.com | 435-477-1503 | Parowan, UT
Top Gun ignition systems,
Eagle Claw plane racks.
Eagle Tree Systems | eagletreesystems.com | 888-432-4744 | Bellevue, WA
Electrifly | electrifly.com | 217-398-8970 | Champaign IL
RC airplanes, accessories.
Electronic Model Systems (EMS) | emsjomar.com | 800-845-8978 | Yorba Linda, CA
chargers, RC systems, receivers.
Emcotec | emcotec.com | +49 (8234) 95 98 9 - 0 /Germany
Embedded controller technology.
Esprit Models | espritmodel.com | 321 725 3208 | Palm Bay, FL
Importer and distributor of
high-quality and precision crafted, flying models. Our range of models starts from simple Parkflyers to Fun-Fly
models then up to very complicated and beautifully made scale models.
Estes | estesrockets.com | 719-372-6565 | Penrose, CO
Model rockets, planes & accessories.
Evolution Engines | evolutionengines.com | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
- distributed by Horizon Hobby.
Extreme Flight RC | extremeflightrc.com | 770-887-1794
ARF aircraft, accessories, motors,
FanFare | fanfare.f9.co.uk | (01227) 771331 | UK
Motors, speed controllers, propellers,
chargers, wheels, & more.
FHS Oil, Inc | fhsoils.com | 800-742-8484 | Clover, SC
Model fuels, racing oils & fuels.
FMA Direct | fmadirect.com | 800-343-2934 | Frederick, MD
Airplanes, flight systems, servos,
chargers, switches, accessories, educational material, and more.
Frank Tiano Enterprises | franktiano.com | 863-607-6611 | Lakeland, FL
turbines, & more.
Futaba | futaba-rc.com | 217-398-0007 /Champaign, IL
Servos, receivers, modules, parts and
GiantScalePlanes.com | giantscaleplanes.com | 610-282-4811 | Coopersburg, PA
ARC and ARF
R/C planes & accessories.
Global Hobby Distributors | globalhobby.com | 714-963-0133 | Fountain Valley, CA
of RC hobby products.
Graupner | graupner.com | Germany
Airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, boats, engines,
Great Planes Model Distributors | greatplanes.com | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
accessories, tools, adhesives, field equipment, building equipment.
GWS USA | gws.com.tw/english/english.htm | 909-594-94979 | City of Industry, CA
Hacker Brushless USA | hackerbrushless.com | 480-726-7519 | Tempe, AZ
airplanes, boats, cars, trucks, helicopters, accessories.
Hobby People | hobbypeople.net | 800-854-8471 | Fountain Valley, CA
RC planes & helis,
trucks, cars, toys & games, trains, slot cars, plastic models, die cast models.
Hitec RCD USA, Inc | hitecrcd.com | 858-748-6948 | Poway, CA
Hobby E-store | hobby-estore.com | 818-848-8230 | Burbank, CA
RC cars, trucks, airplanes,
helicopters, tanks, boats, & diecasts.
Hobbico | hobbico.com | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
Airplanes, cars, boats, chargers, accessories,
field equipment, tools.
Hobby Hangar | hobbyhangar.com | 321-727-8227 | Melbourne, FL
Airplane kits, ARFs, laser
Hobby Horse | hobbyhorse.com | 800-604-6229 | Madison, WI
Radios, receivers, servos, accessories,
flight packs, engines, airplane kits.
Hobby Lobby International, Inc | hobby-lobby.com | 615-373-1444 | Brentwood, TN
RC model airplanes, boats, helicopters.
HobbyTown USA | hobbytown.com
RC airplanes, boats, helicopters, rockets, railroading, plastic
models, science kits, arts & crafts.
HobbyZone | hobbyzonesports.com | 877-504-0233 | Champaign, IL
Planes, boats, trucks.
Horizon Hobby | horizonhobby.com | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
International marketer and
distributor of radio control (RC) cars, boats, planes and helicopters; model railroad; plastic and die-cast models;
and other general hobby products.
Hot Bodies | hotbodiesonline.net | 951-296-9340 | Temecula CA
RC car & truck kits, bodies,
wheels, tires, chargers, parts & accessories.
HP Pilots | hppilots.com | 920-623-4632 | Columbus WI
RC airplane pilots, machine guns,
throw meters, 3d & standard meters, servo, rudder meters.
Ikarus | ikarus.net | 239-690-0003 | Fort Myers, FL
Planes, helicopters, flight simulators.
Jet Glues | jetglues.com | 866-538-4583
Professional grade Cyanoacrylate.
JR Radios | jrradios.com | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
Precision Radio Control Systems.
K&S Engineering | ksmetals.com | 773-586-8503
Metal products and telescopic tubing for
the hobby, hardware, craft, and do-it-yourself fields.
Kangke Industrial USA Inc | kangkeusa.com | 877-203-2377 | Deer Park, NY
R/C engines, spinners, accessories, wing totes.
Krylon | krylon.com | 1-800-4KRYLON
Wide selection of paint.
Kyosho | kyosho.com | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
Leavesley Aviation | leavesleyaviation.com | 01588 630253 | UK
Loctite | duro.com
Super blues, construction adhesives & home repair, epoxies, sealants,
wood glues, household adhesives & fillers, threadlockers, spray adhesives, automotive | small engine, rust treatments &
cleaners, blair® products for artists.
Ludwig R/C Yachts | ludwigrcyachts.com | Universal City, TX
Custom RC yachts including EC12,
Santa Barbara, Half Meter, 10R, Kubernettes, 6 Meter, GC12, AC Class, Shamrock V and more.
Magnum Fuels | magnumfuels.com | Denver, CO
R/C model engine fuel, produces maximum performance
in all conventional 2 & 4 cycle engines, custom blended with the finest additives and lubricants available.
MaxCim Motors, Inc | maxcim.com | 716-662-5651 | Orchard Park, NY
Brushless DC motors and
digital speed controllers. ElectriCalc software - allows you to simulate an electric flight system for your model
airplane with a battery pack, electronic speed control, motor, gearbox, and propeller.
Maxx Products International, Inc | maxxprod.com | 800-416-MAXX | Lake Zurich, IL
for RC hobby products, parts, accessories. Mpi, Promax, Hitec, Futaba, etc.
MDW Aviation Associates, Inc | mdwaviation.com | 800-545-8777 | Bridgeview, IL
smoke oil for giant scale models.
MEC (Model Electronics Corporation) | modelelectronicscorp.com | 866-507-9956 | Renton, WA
Manufacturer and supplier of motors, batteries, and gear boxes for electric powered R/C flight.
Mega Motor USA | megamotorusa.com | 888-800-3663
Electric motors and accessories for RC
Megatech | megatech.com | North Bergen, NJ
Offers a wide variety of high-technology R/C
(radio-controlled) products that are extremely user friendly. Our philosophy is making unique products that are
fun for kids and adults alike. Megatech promotes family interaction, education, competition and just pure fun.
Mikro Designs, Inc | mikrodesigns.com | 760-371-7546 | Ridgecrest, CA
Quality products for
Modelair-Tech | modelairtech.com | 631-981-0372 | Centereach, NY
A leader in the design
and manufacture of electric flying model products. Modelair-Tech's primary thrust is belt and gear drive RPM reduction
units. Efficient, lightweight electric model designs (plans) and some kits are also in the product line. Light weight
vacuum- formed parts are available for many of the designs. Modelair-Tech also specializes in "engineering" power
systems for the novice at electric model flight.
Model Engine Company of America | mecoa.com | 800-359-6972 | Sierra Madre, CA
engines and accessories.
Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC) | modelrec.com | 732-225-2100 | Edison, NJ
and sound systems, model trains, plastic model kits, die cast models, battery chargers, RC vehicles, boats, helicopters, &
planes, model engines, slot cars, flight simulators.
Morgan Inc | morganfuel.com | 800-424-9300 | Enterprise, AL
Cool Power, Omega, Sidewinder
fuel, Home Brew, Cool Power Racing Oils.
Mountain Models | mountainmodels.com | 719-372-6727 | Penrose, CO
Our goal is to serve the
radio control hobbyist by producing high- quality, laser cut electric aircraft kits that are durable, easy to build,
and a joy to fly.
Nelson Hobby Specialties | nelsonhobby.com | Texas
Aircraft kits, accessories, parts.
Northeast Sailplane Products | nesail.com | 802-655-7700 | Colchester VT
electrics, and accessories.
O.S. Engines | osengines.com
Airplane, helicopter, car, buggy, boat engines, glow plugs.
ParkZone (A Horizon Hobby, Inc. brand) | parkzone.com | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
park flyers - J-3 Cub 3, F-27 Stryker, Slo-V.
Peak Electronics, Inc | siriuselectronics.com | 480-558-1996 | Gilbert, AZ
quality battery maintenance products and radio accessories to the discriminating modeler, now owns Sirius battery
Peck Polymers | peck-polymers.com | 619-448-1818 | Santee, CA
Wide variety of supplies for
Free Flight modeling.
Penn Valley Hobby Center | pennvalleyhobbycenter.com | 215-855-1268 | Lansdale, PA
rubber power, free flight, electric and combustion powered R/C, miniatures, custom kits, control line kits, parts,
accessories, and much more.
Plantraco | plantraco.com/hobbies/index.html | 306-955-1836 | Canada
Micro receivers, chargers,
lithium cells, micro servos, micro flying saucers, blimps, airplanes, desktop rovers.
Polk's Hobbies | polkshobby.com | 973-351-9800 | Irvington, NJ
Radios, planes, parts and
Potensky | potensky.cz | 420 272 767 916 | Czech Republic
Planes, controllers, motors, receivers,
Powermaster | powermasterfuels.com | 512-285-9595 | Elgin, TX
Manufacturer of premium model
Radical RC | radicalrc.com | 937-256-7727 | Dayton, OH
RC airplane kits, parts, & accessories.
Ram Radio Controlled Models | ramrcandramtrack.com | 847-740-8726 | Round Lake Beach, IL
RC & railroad lighting systems, sound, control & power devices.
Razor Motors | razormotors.com | Goleta, CA
Motors, controllers, prop adapters, geardrives.
RC Direct | rc-direct.com | 888-291-2111 | San Diego, CA
Helicopters, gliders, motors, receivers,
crystals, radio repair.
RC Hobby Center | rchobbycenter.com | 937-236-2455 | Dayton, OH
Carries a full line of products
from leading RC manufactures, suppliers & dealers at discount pricing.
RC Universe | rcuniverse.com
Classifieds, auctions, reviews, polls, forums, product guides.
RCAT Systems | rcatsystems.com | 408-292-9794 | San Jose, CA
Supplier of reliable wireless
data acquisition solutions and electronics products. After many years of testing, our products have been developed
by seasoned flyers, modelers and industry professionals.
RCV Engines | rcvengines.com | +44 1202 877044 | UK
RCV Engines Limited have been developing
and manufacturing their patented Rotary Cylinder Valve internal combustion engine for over 7 years.
ParkFlyRC | readytoflyfun.com | 866-472-8697 | Scottsdale, AZ
BalloonCraft 2000, E-GULL
RTF Parkflyer, T-HAWK RTF Electric Airplane and more.
Red Rocket Hobby Shop | redrockethobbies.com | 877-854-0647 | Enterprise, OR
newest radio controlled airplanes, boats, cars, airships, helicopters and hobby shop products, including replacement
parts and accessories.
RealFlight | realflight.com | Champaign, IL
The ultimate R/C simulator is here! With over
5000 square miles of flying freedom; new, RealPhysics 3D; more powerful aircraft editor; improved InterLink™ Plus
controller, and more.
Rich Uravitch | richuravitch.com | 321-728-0486 | Grant, FL
"Plans & Plastic" packages,
scale accessories, jet kits.
Richmond RC Supply Ltd | richmondrc.com | 877-727-2329 | Canada
World wide supplier of Radio
Control products including adhesives, RC model aircraft kits, ARF aircraft, radio control equipment, model boats,
model engines, batteries and related accessories.
RnR Products | rnrproducts.com | 408-946-4751/ Milpitas, CA
Composite radio control sailplanes,
radio Control, 250 mph, powered, giant scale racers, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and remotely piloted vehicles
(RPV), a diverse assortment of OEM custom composite structures including fully instrumented wind tunnel models.
Robart Mfg | robart.com | 630-584-7616 | St. Charles, IL
Large and small retractable landing
gear, hinge point hinging systems, ball link control horns, tires, struts, and other accessories and tools.
Ron's Heliproz South | ronlund.com | 800-321-9909 | Corpus Christi, TX
Kits, parts and accessories
for all of your helicopter needs.
Sky Hooks & Rigging | skyhooks.ca | 905-257-2101 | Canada
Micro radio and construction
supplies for electric free flight and indoor/outdoor radio control.
SIG Manufacturing | sigmfg.com
Balsa, spruce, maple, bass and plywood, paints, glow fuels
and other chemicals, outstanding line of model aircraft in radio controlled, free flight and control line varieties,
Build It Yourself (BIY) kits feature state-of-the-art laser cut parts for fast assembly and outstanding accuracy,
Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) airplanes.
Slimline Products | slimlineproducts.com | 480-967-5053 | Scottsdale, AZ
fuel system components.
SR Batteries | srbatteries.com | 631-286-0079 | Bellport, NY
Batteries, aerodynamic toys,
Stevens AeroModel | stevensaero.com | 719-393-0830 | Colorado Springs, CO
micro helicopter kits, robotics, model supplies.
Sullivan Products | sullivanproducts.com
Premier manufacturer of high quality radio controlled
model components and accessories.
SuperFly R/C | superflyrc.com | 512-762-5167 | Georgetown, TX
Planes, accessories, kit combos.
Super Glue Corporation - Pacer Technology | pacertech.com | 800-538-3091 | Rancho Cucamonga,
ZAP glues, other adhesives & glues.
The Testor Corp | testors.com | 800-962-6654 | Rockford, IL
Airbrushes & accessories,
finishing supplies, tools, model kits, games, paints, OEM products.
Thunder Power Batteries | thunderpower-batteries.com | 702-228-8883 | Las Vegas, NV
TnT Landing Gear | tntlandinggear.com | 419-868-5408 | Swanton, OH
Landing gear, props.
wheels, fuel tubing, spinners & adapters, scale pilots, and more.
Todd's Models | toddsmodels.com | 888-202-5995 | Snoqualmie, WA
Chargers, motors, gyros,
heatsinks, kits, prop adapters, propellers, receivers, servos, speed control, wheels.
Top Flight Monokote | monokote.com | 217-398-8970 | Champaign IL
Shrink and adhesion plastic
Tower Hobbies | towerhobbies.com | 800-637-6050 | Champaign, IL
Radio control models, accessories,
parts, and more.
Trinity Products, Inc | teamtrinity.com | 732-635-1600 | Edison, NJ
Car kits, TRC tires,
nitro products, electric motors, bodies, batteries, accessories.
Tru-Turn | tru-turn.com | 281-479-9600 | Deer Park, TX
Prop adapters, hubs, nuts, spinners, &
Vel-Tye LLC | veltye.com | 800-769-2842 | Virginia Beach, VA
Develops and produces custom-made
products made with genuine Velcro® brand hook and loop.
Vintage R/C Society | vintagercsociety.org
Dedicated to the preservation of our radio control
history - the achievements of those electronic and airframe design pioneers that made R/C the best hobby/sport in
the world today.
Watt Age | watt-age.globalhobby.com
Planes & replacement parts.
West Mountain Radio | westmountainradio.com | 203-853-8080 | Norwalk, CT
analyzers (CBA) & RIGrunner 12 Volt DC power panels RIGrunner 12 Volt DC power panels.
Wild R/C, Inc | wildrc.com | Mojave, CA
IFO products & equipment, accessories, radio
equipment, batteries & chargers, motor systems.
Wildcat Fuel | wildcatfuels.com | 888-815-7575 | Nicholasville, KY
Windrider R.S.B. Aviation Co., Ltd | windrider.com.hk | 852-27968723 | Hong Kong
parts & accessories, batteries.
Windsor Propeller Company | masterairscrew.com | Rancho Cordova, CA
Master Airscrew propellers,
modeling accessories, technical bulletins.
Wing Warrior | hobbypeople.net | 714-657-3612 | Huntington Beach, CA
wings, slope wings, motors, replacement parts.
Wireless Video Cameras | wirelessvideocameras.com | 951-301-7031 | Murrieta, CA
video camera systems and components.
The World Models | theworldmodels.com | (852) 2707 9783 | Hong Kong
ARF airplanes, boats,
WRAM | wram.org | New York
The Westchester Radio Aero Modelers, Inc., the not-for-profit
club that brings you this site, is one of the leading organizations in R/C, the radio control hobby. In addition
to the private pursuit of modeling by our individual members, we operate one of the leading trade shows each year
and we have recently introduced a new program aimed at encouraging the involvement of youngsters in modeling.
W.S. Deans | wsdeans.com | 714-828-6494 | Los Alamitos, CA
Plugs, wire, bars, pigtails,
battery kits, solder, antennas, dischargers, speed jigs.
Xenon Project | xenonproject.com | Chico, CA
Xenon Project International is a online-retailer
for all things radio controlled, and carries electric and nitro gas RC airplanes, boats, buggies, helicopters, tanks,
Zenoah (Horizon Hobby) | zenoah.com | 800-338-4639
ARF planes, kits, parts, ready-to-fly,
Zinger Propellers | zingerpropeller.com | 310-539-2313 | Harbor City, CA