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Model Building Equipment
Manufacturers & Services

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.

AMA Store | 765-287-1256 | Muncie, IN

Apparel, books, videos, custom AMA items.

Aero Micro | 408-255-5566 | Cupertino, CA

Electric flight supplies.

Aerospace Composite Products | 800-811-2009 | Livermore, CA

Lightweight composite materials.

Airtronics | 714-978-1895 | Anaheim, CA

Radio systems & accessories.

APC Propellers | 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 | 310-821-6242 | Marina Del Rey, CA

Motors, controllers, chargers.

Aveox | 805-915-0200 | Simi Valley, CA

Brushless DC motors.

Avia Sport Composites | 828-345-6070 | Hickory, NC

Carbon fiber components.

Bambula Props | 301-374-2197 | Waldorf, MD

Props for large aircraft.

Batteries America | 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 | +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 | 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 | Miami, OK

Home of the Gymallo, the best Indoor/Park Flyer kit on the market!

Bob Selman Designs | 417-358-9521 | Carthage, MO

RTF kits, plans, radios, accessories, batteries, magnetic actuators, prop adapters, gearboxes, foam wings, and chargers.

Bob Smith Industries | 805-466-1717 | Atascadero, CA

Hobby, recreational & industrial adhesives.

Brodak | 724 966-2726 | Carmichaels, PA

Offers the largest selection of control-line airplanes, parts and equipment.

BVM | 407-327-6333 | Winter Springs, FL

World leader in the design, development and manufacture of radio controlled jet model airplanes.

Byron Fuels | 712-364-3165 | Ida Grove, IA

Airplane, helicopter, race car, boat racing, 4 cycle fuels.

Cactus Aviation | 520-721-0087 | Tucson, AZ

3W aerobatic, scale aircraft, motors & accessories.

Castle Creations | 785-883-4519 | Wellsville, KS

Manufacturer of state-of-the-art, ultra-lightweight and high-quality motor controls for electric RC models.

Central Hobbies | 800-723-5937 | Billings, MT

Stocks a full range of radio-control airplane products, specializing in aerobatic & pattern rc equipment and accessories.

Cermark | 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 | 714-963-0133 | Fountain Valley, CA

Bee Planes, now part of Global Hobby.

Coverite | 714-979-8058 | Costa Mesa, CA

Film & fabric coverings & accessories.

CJ Youngblood Enterprises | 979-828 4269 | Hearne, TX

Visionary UAV Designs.

Dave Brown Products | 513-738-1576 | Hamilton, OH

Manufacturer of molded parts and accessories for radio control (R/C) aircraft.

Dave's Aircraft Works | 949-248-2773 | Capistrano Beach, CA

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

Davis Diesel Development | 203-877-1670 | Milford, CT

Diesel products, mufflers, pipes, RC accessories, CO2 motors.

Desert Aircraft | 520-722-0607 | Tucson, AZ

Aircraft, engines, propellers, spinners.

Diversity Model Aircraft | 858-693-8188 | San Diego, CA

Electric powered R/C airplanes, battery packs, and accessories.

Dremel | 800-437-3635 | Racine, WI

Tools & accessories.

Drill Doctor | 800-597-6170 | Ashland, OR

Designs and manufactures the Drill Doctor® brand of high quality drill bit sharpeners.

Du-Bro | 800-848-9411 | Wauconda, IL

R/C model replacement parts.

DuraTrax | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL

RC Cars & accessories.

Dymond Modelsports | 920-303-2021 | San Diego, CA

Airplanes, radios, accessories.

Dynaflite | 217-398-8970 | Champaign, IL

Giant fun scale, motor glider trainers, Sailplanes, Hi-Start launchers.

Eagle Hobbies | 435-477-1503 | Parowan, UT

Top Gun ignition systems, Eagle Claw plane racks.

Electrifly | 217-398-8970 | Champaign IL

RC airplanes, accessories.

Electronic Model Systems (EMS) | 800-845-8978 | Yorba Linda, CA

Batteries, chargers, RC systems, receivers.

Emcotec | +49 (8234) 95 98 9 - 0 /Germany

Embedded controller technology.

Esprit Models | 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 | 719-372-6565 | Penrose, CO

Model rockets, planes & accessories.

Evolution Engines | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL

Airplane engines - distributed by Horizon Hobby.

Extreme Flight RC | 770-887-1794

ARF aircraft, accessories, motors, engines.

FanFare | (01227) 771331 | UK

Motors, speed controllers, propellers, chargers, wheels, & more.

FHS Oil | 800-742-8484 | Clover, SC

Model fuels, racing oils & fuels.

FMA Direct | 800-343-2934 | Frederick, MD

Airplanes, flight systems, servos, chargers, switches, accessories, educational material, and more.

Frank Tiano Enterprises | 863-607-6611 | Lakeland, FL

Adhesives, jets, turbines, & more.

Futaba | 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 | 714-963-0133 | Fountain Valley, CA

Distributor of RC hobby products.

Graupner | Germany

Airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, boats, engines, radios, accessories.

Great Planes Model Distributors | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL

RC planes, accessories, tools, adhesives, field equipment, building equipment.

GWS USA | 909-594-94979 | City of Industry, CA

Planes, receivers, accessories.

Hacker Brushless USA | 480-726-7519 | Tempe, AZ

Motors, controllers, airplanes, boats, cars, trucks, helicopters, accessories.

Hobby People | 800-854-8471 | Fountain Valley, CA

RC planes & helis, trucks, cars, toys & games, trains, slot cars, plastic models, die cast models.

Hitec RCD USA | 858-748-6948 | Poway, CA

Computer Radios.

Hobby E-store | 818-848-8230 | Burbank, CA

RC cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters, tanks, boats, & diecasts.

Hobbico | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL

Airplanes, cars, boats, chargers, accessories, field equipment, tools.

Hobby Hangar | 321-727-8227 | Melbourne, FL

Airplane kits, ARFs, laser packs.

Hobby Horse | 800-604-6229 | Madison, WI

Radios, receivers, servos, accessories, flight packs, engines, airplane kits.

Hobby Lobby International | 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.

HobbyZone | 877-504-0233 | Champaign, IL

Planes, boats, trucks.

Horizon Hobby | 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 | 951-296-9340 | Temecula CA

RC car & truck kits, bodies, wheels, tires, chargers, parts & accessories.

HP Pilots | 920-623-4632 | Columbus WI

RC airplane pilots, machine guns, throw meters, 3d & standard meters, servo, rudder meters.

Ikarus | 239-690-0003 | Fort Myers, FL

Planes, helicopters, flight simulators.

Jet Glues | 866-538-4583

Professional grade Cyanoacrylate.

JR Radios | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL

Precision Radio Control Systems.

K&S Engineering | 773-586-8503

Metal products and telescopic tubing for the hobby, hardware, craft, and do-it-yourself fields.

Kangke Industrial USA Inc.

877-203-2377 | Deer Park, NY

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

Krylon | 1-800-4KRYLON

Wide selection of paint.

Kyosho | 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL

Leavesley Aviation | 01588 630253 | UK

Model aircraft.

Loctite | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 800-416-MAXX | Lake Zurich, IL

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

MDW Aviation Associates | 800-545-8777 | Bridgeview, IL

Aviation smoke oil for giant scale models.

Mega Motor USA | 888-800-3663

Electric motors and accessories for RC models.

Megatech | 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 | 760-371-7546 | Ridgecrest, CA

Quality products for miniature aircraft.

Modelair-Tech | 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 | 800-359-6972 | Sierra Madre, CA

Supplier of engines and accessories.

Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC) | 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. | 800-424-9300 | Enterprise, AL

Cool Power, Omega, Sidewinder fuel, Home Brew, Cool Power Racing Oils.

Mountain Models | 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 | Texas

Aircraft kits, accessories, parts.

Northeast Sailplane Products | 802-655-7700 | Colchester VT

R/C sailplanes, electrics, and accessories.

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

ParkZone | 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL

Charge-and-Fly™ park flyers - J-3 Cub 3, F-27 Stryker, Slo-V.

Peak Electronics | 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 | 619-448-1818 | Santee, CA

Wide variety of supplies for Free Flight modeling.

Penn Valley Hobby Center | 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 Microflight | 306-955-1836 | Canada

Micro receivers, chargers, lithium cells, micro servos, micro flying saucers, blimps, airplanes, desktop rovers.

Polk's Hobbies | 973-351-9800 | Irvington, NJ

Radios, planes, parts and more.

Potensky | 420 272 767 916 | Czech Republic

Planes, controllers, motors, receivers, chargers, propellers.

Powermaster | 512-285-9595 | Elgin, TX

Manufacturer of premium model engine fuel.

Radical RC | 937-256-7727 | Dayton, OH

RC airplane kits, parts, & accessories.

Ram Radio Controlled Models | 847-740-8726 | Round Lake Beach, IL

RC & railroad lighting systems, sound, control & power devices.

Razor Motors | Goleta, CA

Motors, controllers, prop adapters, geardrives.

RC Direct | 888-291-2111 | San Diego, CA

Helicopters, gliders, motors, receivers, crystals, radio repair.

RC Hobby Center | 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 | 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 | +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 | 866-472-8697 | Scottsdale, AZ

BalloonCraft 2000, E-GULL RTF Parkflyer, T-HAWK RTF Electric Airplane and more.

Red Rocket Hobby Shop | 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 | 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 | 321-728-0486 | Grant, FL

"Plans & Plastic" packages, scale accessories, jet kits.

Richmond RC Supply Ltd | 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 | 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 | 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 | 800-321-9909 | Corpus Christi, TX

Kits, parts and accessories for all of your helicopter needs.

Sky Hooks & Rigging | 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 | 480-967-5053 | Scottsdale, AZ

Exhaust systems, fuel system components.

SR Batteries | 631-286-0079 | Bellport, NY

Batteries, aerodynamic toys, aviation-related products.

Stevens AeroModel | 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 | 512-762-5167 | Georgetown, TX

Planes, accessories, kit combos.

The Testor Corp | 800-962-6654 | Rockford, IL

Airbrushes & accessories, finishing supplies, tools, model kits, games, paints, OEM products.

Thunder Power Batteries | 702-228-8883 | Las Vegas, NV

Li-Poly packs, chargers/balancers.

TnT Landing Gear | 419-868-5408 | Swanton, OH

Landing gear, props. wheels, fuel tubing, spinners & adapters, scale pilots, and more.

Todd's Models | 888-202-5995 | Snoqualmie, WA

Chargers, motors, gyros, heatsinks, kits, prop adapters, propellers, receivers, servos, speed control, wheels.

Top Flight Monokote | 217-398-8970 | Champaign IL

Shrink and adhesion plastic coverings.

Tower Hobbies | 800-637-6050 | Champaign, IL

Radio control models, accessories, parts, and more.

Trinity Products | 732-635-1600 | Edison, NJ

Car kits, TRC tires, nitro products, electric motors, bodies, batteries, accessories.

Tru-Turn | 281-479-9600 | Deer Park, TX

Prop adapters, hubs, nuts, spinners, & wheels.

Vel-Tye LLC | 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 | 203-853-8080 | Norwalk, CT

Computerized battery analyzers (CBA) & RIGrunner 12 Volt DC power panels RIGrunner 12 Volt DC power panels.

Wild R/C | Mojave, CA

IFO products & equipment, accessories, radio equipment, batteries & chargers, motor systems.

Wildcat Fuel | 888-815-7575 | Nicholasville, KY

Model fuels.

Windrider R.S.B. Aviation Co., Ltd | 852-27968723 | Hong Kong

RC planes, parts & accessories, batteries.

Windsor Propeller Company | Rancho Cordova, CA

Master Airscrew propellers,  modeling accessories, technical bulletins.

Wireless Video Cameras | 951-301-7031 | Murrieta, CA

Wireless video camera systems and components.

The World Models | (852) 2707 9783 | Hong Kong

ARF airplanes, boats, accessories.

WRAM | New York

The Westchester Radio Aero Modelers., 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 | 714-828-6494 | Los Alamitos, CA

Plugs, wire, bars, pigtails, battery kits, solder, antennas, dischargers, speed jigs.

Xenon Project | 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) | 800-338-4639

ARF planes, kits, parts, ready-to-fly, engines, radios.

Zinger Propellers | 310-539-2313 | Harbor City, CA

Propellers and spinners.

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