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Anyone 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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AMA Store
modelaircraft.org/shopama.aspx | 765-287-1256 | Muncie, IN
Apparel, books, videos, custom AMA items.

Aero Micro
aeromicro.com | 408-255-5566 | Cupertino, CA
Electric flight supplies.

Aerospace Composite Products
acp-composites.com | 800-811-2009 | Livermore, CA
Lightweight composite materials.

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
Motors, controllers, chargers.

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, Li-Poly.

Berg Receivers
888-291-2111 | San Diego, CA
Micro receivers.

bestrc.com | 770-532-6401 | Oakwood, GA
Airplane kits.

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 & industrial adhesives.

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.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
Bee Planes, now part of Global Hobby.

Cline and Associates
billsroom.com/pcfs | 937-426-4167 | Alpha, OH
Fuel systems, Tartan engines, Bisson mufflers.

coverite.com | 714-979-8058 | Costa Mesa, CA
Film & fabric coverings & accessories.

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
Airplane kits, plans, & spare parts & raw materials.

Davis Diesel Development
davisdieseldevelopment.com | 203-877-1670 | Milford, CT
Diesel products, mufflers, pipes, RC accessories, CO2 motors.

Desert Aircraft
desertaircraft.com | 520-722-0607 | Tucson, AZ
Aircraft, engines, propellers, spinners.

Diversity Model Aircraft
flydma.com | 858-693-8188 | San Diego, CA
Electric powered R/C airplanes, battery packs, and accessories.

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.

dubro.com | 800-848-9411 | Wauconda, IL
R/C model replacement parts.

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.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.com | 217-398-8970 | Champaign IL
RC airplanes, accessories.

Electronic Model Systems (EMS)
emsjomar.com | 800-845-8978 | Yorba Linda, CA
Batteries, chargers, RC systems, receivers.

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.

estesrockets.com | 719-372-6565 | Penrose, CO
Model rockets, planes & accessories.

Evolution Engines
evolutionengines.com | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
Airplane engines - distributed by Horizon Hobby.

Extreme Flight RC
extremeflightrc.com | 770-887-1794
ARF aircraft, accessories, motors, engines.

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
Adhesives, jets, turbines, & more.

futaba-rc.com | 217-398-0007 /Champaign, IL
Servos, receivers, modules, parts and accessories.

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
Distributor of RC hobby products.

graupner.com | Germany
Airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, boats, engines, radios, accessories.

Great Planes Model Distributors
greatplanes.com | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
RC planes, accessories, tools, adhesives, field equipment, building equipment.

gws.com.tw/english/english.htm | 909-594-94979 | City of Industry, CA
Planes, receivers, accessories.

Hacker Brushless USA
hackerbrushless.com | 480-726-7519 | Tempe, AZ
Motors, controllers, 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
Computer Radios.

Hobby E-store
hobby-estore.com | 818-848-8230 | Burbank, CA
RC cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters, tanks, boats, & diecasts.

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 packs.

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
Radio control RC model airplanes, boats, helicopters.

HobbyTown USA
RC airplanes, boats, helicopters, rockets, railroading, plastic models, science kits, arts & crafts.

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.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
ARF airplanes, R/C engines, spinners, accessories, wing totes.

krylon.com | 1-800-4KRYLON
Wide selection of paint.

kyosho.com | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL

Leavesley Aviation
leavesleyaviation.com | 01588 630253 | UK
Model aircraft.

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
Resource for RC hobby products, parts, accessories. Mpi, Promax, Hitec, Futaba, etc.

MDW Aviation Associates, Inc
mdwaviation.com | 800-545-8777 | Bridgeview, IL
Aviation 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 models.

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 miniature aircraft.

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
Supplier of engines and accessories.

Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC)
modelrec.com | 732-225-2100 | Edison, NJ
Train controls 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
R/C sailplanes, electrics, and accessories.

O.S. Engines
Airplane, helicopter, car, buggy, boat engines, glow plugs.

ParkZone (A Horizon Hobby, Inc. brand)
parkzone.com | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
Charge-and-Fly™ park flyers - J-3 Cub 3, F-27 Stryker, Slo-V.

Peak Electronics, Inc
siriuselectronics.com | 480-558-1996 | Gilbert, AZ
Provides top quality battery maintenance products and radio accessories to the discriminating modeler, now owns Sirius battery products.

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
Gliders, rubber power, free flight, electric and combustion powered R/C, miniatures, custom kits, control line kits, parts, accessories, and much more.

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 more.

potensky.cz | 420 272 767 916 | Czech Republic
Planes, controllers, motors, receivers, chargers, propellers.

powermasterfuels.com | 512-285-9595 | Elgin, TX
Manufacturer of premium model engine fuel.

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
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.

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
Featuring the newest radio controlled airplanes, boats, cars, airships, helicopters and hobby shop products, including replacement parts and accessories.

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
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
Exhaust systems, fuel system components.

SR Batteries
srbatteries.com | 631-286-0079 | Bellport, NY
Batteries, aerodynamic toys, aviation-related products.

Stevens AeroModel
stevensaero.com | 719-393-0830 | Colorado Springs, CO
Airplane kits, micro helicopter kits, robotics, model supplies.

Sullivan Products
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, CA
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
Li-Poly packs, chargers/balancers.

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 coverings.

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.com | 281-479-9600 | Deer Park, TX
Prop adapters, hubs, nuts, spinners, & wheels.

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
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
Planes & replacement parts.

West Mountain Radio
westmountainradio.com | 203-853-8080 | Norwalk, CT
Computerized battery 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
Model fuels.

Windrider R.S.B. Aviation Co., Ltd
windrider.com.hk | 852-27968723 | Hong Kong
RC planes, 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
Batteries, electric wings, slope wings, motors, replacement parts.

Wireless Video Cameras
wirelessvideocameras.com | 951-301-7031 | Murrieta, CA
Wireless video camera systems and components.

The World Models
theworldmodels.com | (852) 2707 9783 | Hong Kong
ARF airplanes, boats, accessories.

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, and trucks.

Zenoah (Horizon Hobby)
zenoah.com | 800-338-4639
ARF planes, kits, parts, ready-to-fly, engines, radios.

Zinger Propellers
zingerpropeller.com | 310-539-2313 | Harbor City, CA
Propellers and spinners.

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