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.
| 765-287-1256 | Muncie, IN
Apparel, books, videos, custom AMA items.
| 408-255-5566 | Cupertino, CA
Electric flight supplies.
Products | 800-811-2009 | Livermore, CA
Lightweight composite materials.
| 714-978-1895 | Anaheim, CA
Radio systems & accessories.
| 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
| 310-821-6242 | Marina Del Rey, CA
Motors, controllers, chargers.
| 805-915-0200 | Simi Valley, CA
Brushless DC motors.
Avia Sport Composites
| 828-345-6070 | Hickory, NC
Carbon fiber components.
| 301-374-2197 | Waldorf, MD
Props for large aircraft.
| 800-308-4805 | Middleton, WI
NiCad, MiMH, Li-Ion, Li-Poly.
| 888-291-2111 | San Diego, CA
770-532-6401 | Oakwood, GA
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.
| 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
BVM | 407-327-6333
| Winter Springs, FL
World leader in the design, development and manufacture of radio
controlled jet model airplanes.
| 712-364-3165 | Ida Grove, IA
Airplane, helicopter, race car, boat racing, 4 cycle
| 520-721-0087 | Tucson, AZ
3W aerobatic, scale aircraft, motors & accessories.
| 785-883-4519 | Wellsville, KS
Manufacturer of state-of-the-art, ultra-lightweight
and high-quality motor controls for electric RC models.
| 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.
Aviation | 714-963-0133 | Fountain Valley, CA
Bee Planes, now part of
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.
Works | 949-248-2773 | Capistrano Beach, CA
Airplane kits, plans, &
spare parts & raw materials.
Development | 203-877-1670 | Milford, CT
Diesel products, mufflers, pipes,
RC accessories, CO2 motors.
| 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
Dremel | 800-437-3635
| Racine, WI
Tools & accessories.
| 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.
217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
RC Cars & accessories.
| 920-303-2021 | San Diego, CA
Airplanes, radios, accessories.
| 217-398-8970 | Champaign, IL
Giant fun scale, motor glider trainers, Sailplanes,
| 435-477-1503 | Parowan, UT
Top Gun ignition systems, Eagle Claw plane racks.
| 217-398-8970 | Champaign IL
RC airplanes, accessories.
Electronic Model Systems
(EMS) | 800-845-8978 | Yorba Linda, CA
Batteries, chargers, RC systems,
Emcotec | +49
(8234) 95 98 9 - 0 /Germany
Embedded controller technology.
| 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.
719-372-6565 | Penrose, CO
Model rockets, planes & accessories.
| 800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
Airplane engines - distributed by Horizon Hobby.
Extreme Flight RC
ARF aircraft, accessories, motors, engines.
| (01227) 771331 | UK
Motors, speed controllers, propellers, chargers, wheels, &
FHS Oil | 800-742-8484
| Clover, SC
Model fuels, racing oils & fuels.
| 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
Servos, receivers, modules, parts and accessories.
| 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.
Airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, boats, engines, radios, accessories.
Great Planes Model Distributors
| 217-398-0007 | Champaign, IL
RC planes, accessories, tools, adhesives, field equipment,
| 909-594-94979 | City of Industry, CA
Planes, receivers, accessories.
USA | 480-726-7519 | Tempe, AZ
Motors, controllers, airplanes, boats,
cars, trucks, helicopters, accessories.
| 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
| 818-848-8230 | Burbank, CA
RC cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters, tanks, boats, &
Hobbico | 217-398-0007
| Champaign, IL
Airplanes, cars, boats, chargers, accessories, field equipment, tools.
| 321-727-8227 | Melbourne, FL
Airplane kits, ARFs, laser packs.
| 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.
| RC airplanes, boats, helicopters, rockets, railroading, plastic models, science kits,
arts & crafts.
| 877-504-0233 | Champaign, IL
Planes, boats, trucks.
| 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.
| 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 |
Professional grade Cyanoacrylate.
JR Radios |
800-338-4639 | Champaign, IL
Precision Radio Control Systems.
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,
Krylon | 1-800-4KRYLON
Wide selection of paint.
Kyosho | 217-398-0007
| Champaign, IL
| 01588 630253 | UK
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.
| 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.
| 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
Electric motors and accessories for RC models.
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.
| 760-371-7546 | Ridgecrest, CA
Quality products for miniature aircraft.
| 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 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.
| 800-424-9300 | Enterprise, AL
Cool Power, Omega, Sidewinder fuel, Home Brew, Cool
Power Racing Oils.
| 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
Aircraft kits, accessories, parts.
Northeast Sailplane Products
| 802-655-7700 | Colchester VT
R/C sailplanes, electrics, and accessories.
| 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.
| 480-558-1996 | Gilbert, AZ
Provides top quality battery maintenance products and
radio accessories to the discriminating modeler, now owns Sirius battery products.
| 619-448-1818 | Santee, CA
Wide variety of supplies for Free Flight modeling.
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.
| 306-955-1836 | Canada
Micro receivers, chargers, lithium cells, micro servos, micro
flying saucers, blimps, airplanes, desktop rovers.
| 973-351-9800 | Irvington, NJ
Radios, planes, parts and more.
Potensky | 420
272 767 916 | Czech Republic
Planes, controllers, motors, receivers, chargers, propellers.
| 512-285-9595 | Elgin, TX
Manufacturer of premium model engine fuel.
| 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.
| Goleta, CA
Motors, controllers, prop adapters, geardrives.
| 888-291-2111 | San Diego, CA
Helicopters, gliders, motors, receivers, crystals,
RC Hobby Center
| 937-236-2455 | Dayton, OH
Carries a full line of products from leading RC manufactures,
suppliers & dealers at discount pricing.
| Classifieds, auctions, reviews, polls, forums, product guides.
| 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.
| +44 1202 877044 | UK
RCV Engines Limited have been developing and manufacturing
their patented Rotary Cylinder Valve internal combustion engine for over 7 years.
| 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.
| 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.
| 321-728-0486 | Grant, FL
"Plans & Plastic" packages, scale accessories, jet
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.
| 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
Sky Hooks & Rigging
| 905-257-2101 | Canada
Micro radio and construction supplies for electric free flight
and indoor/outdoor radio control.
| 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.
| 480-967-5053 | Scottsdale, AZ
Exhaust systems, fuel system components.
| 631-286-0079 | Bellport, NY
Batteries, aerodynamic toys, aviation-related products.
| 719-393-0830 | Colorado Springs, CO
Airplane kits, micro helicopter kits, robotics,
| Premier manufacturer of high quality radio controlled model components and accessories.
| 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.
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.
| 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.
| 800-637-6050 | Champaign, IL
Radio control models, accessories, parts, and more.
| 732-635-1600 | Edison, NJ
Car kits, TRC tires, nitro products, electric motors,
bodies, batteries, accessories.
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
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,
IFO products & equipment, accessories, radio equipment, batteries & chargers,
| 888-815-7575 | Nicholasville, KY
Windrider R.S.B. Aviation
Co., Ltd | 852-27968723 | Hong Kong
RC planes, parts & accessories,
Company | Rancho Cordova, CA
Master Airscrew propellers, modeling
accessories, technical bulletins.
Cameras | 951-301-7031 | Murrieta, CA
Wireless video camera systems and
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.
| 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)
ARF planes, kits, parts, ready-to-fly, engines, radios.
| 310-539-2313 | Harbor City, CA
Propellers and spinners.