About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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Modeling Resources

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Academy of Model Aeronautics

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Tower Hobbies

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Model Aircraft Product Distributors & Hobby Shops

Here is a very extensive list of distributors of model airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and rockets. Links tend to disappear over time, so if you notice any dead links here, please report them to us and provide a correct version if possible. Otherwise, we will attempt to locate the new location if it still exists. Please click here for Model Aircraft Product Manufacturers.


A2Z Corp.
720-833-9300 / Englewood, CO
Peck Polymers, Indoor Model Supply, Sting Aero, Tru Weight Indoor Balsa, F1D.biz, and KT Marketing products.

Aero Micro
408-255-5566 / Cupertino, CA
Electric flight supplies.

Aerospace Composite Products
800-811-2009 / Livermore, CA
Lightweight composite materials.

AMA Store
765-287-1256 / Muncie, IN
Apparel, books, videos, custom AMA items.

A Main Hobbies
We carry an extensive inventory of radio control cars, trucks, helicopters, airplanes, parts and accessories. Please let us know what we can do to better serve you, our valued customer.

Art's Hobby
734-455-1027 / Canton, MI
Modeling supplies.

Avia Sport Composites
828-345-6070 / Hickory, NC
Carbon fiber components.

Bambula Props
301-374-2197 / Waldorf, MD
Large and giant scale kits. Balsa sheets, sticks, blocks.

Batteries America
800-308-4805 / Middleton, WI
NiCad, MiMH, Li-Ion, Li-Poly.

Best RC Toys
RC Hobby stores online reviews.

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.

BP Hobbies
732-287-3933 / Piscataway NJ
Formerly Balsa Products, our company was originally milling balsa wood and making handcut R/C airplane kits. In 1998 we started importing and selling servos. Since the growth of electric flight we continue to expand our product lines to bring you latest exciting products and technologies.

Cactus Aviation
520-721-0087 / Tucson, AZ
3W aerobatic, scale aircraft, motors & accessories.

Central Hobbies
800-723-5937 / Billings, MT
Stocks a full range of radio-control airplane products, specializing in aerobatic & pattern rc equipment and accessories.

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.

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

CJ Youngblood Enterprises, Inc
979-828 4269 / Hearne, TX

Dare Hobby
800-578-3273 / Cumberland, MD
"Dare Design...the world's largest line of American manufactured, laser cut flying model airplane kits!" Also a distributor of top-tier building & flying supplies.

Dave Patrick Models
815-457-3128 / Milford, IL
Planes & accessories.

Dave's Aircraft Works
949-248-2773 / Capistrano Beach, CA
Airplane kits, plans, & spare parts & raw materials.

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.

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.

217-398-0007 / Champaign, IL
RC Cars & accessories.

Dymond Modelsports
920-303-2021 / San Diego, CA
Airplanes, radios, accessories.

Dynamics Unlimited
727-559-0539 / Largo, FL
Micro and sub-ounce flight - kits, ARF, batteries, electronics, servos, motors, gears, propellers.

Eagle Hobbies
435-477-1503 / Parowan, UT
Top Gun ignition systems, Eagle Claw plane racks.

Eagle Tree Systems
888-432-4744 / Bellevue, WA

E Cubed R/C
937-849-0418 / New Carlisle, OH
Antennae, chargers, connectors, control horns, crimper, gearboxes, kits/plans, lighting systems, metric screws, motors, props, & more.

Foster City, CA
Airplanes, parts, accessories.

F.A.I. Model Supply
1-570-882-9873 / Sayre, PA
Complete source for free flight rubber supplies, including FAI contest tan rubber, stooges, kits, covering, propellers, tools, catapults, adhesives, towlines.

217-398-8970 / Champaign IL
RC airplanes, accessories.

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

+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.

Evolution Engines
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, & more.

Frank Tiano Enterprises
863-607-6611 / Lakeland, FL
Adhesives, jets, turbines, & more.

775-245-3823 (fax) / Eufaula, OK
Online hobby shop for R/C models and accessories.

Gator R/C
417-725-7755 / Brookline Station, MO
R/C Pattern kits, 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.

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

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

Hobby People
800-854-8471 / Fountain Valley, CA
RC planes & helis, trucks, cars, toys & games, trains, slot cars, plastic models, die cast models.

217-398-0007 / Champaign, IL
Airplanes, cars, boats, chargers, accessories, field equipment, tools.

Hobby Hangar
321-727-8227 / Melbourne, FL
Airplane kits, ARFs, laser paks.

Hobby Horse
800-604-6229 / Madison, WI
Radios, receivers, servos, accessories, flight packs, engines, airplane kits.

Hobby Lobby International, Inc
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.

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.

Hobby People
800-854-8471 / Fountain Valley, CA
RC airplanes, cars, boats, engines & motors, tools & supplies, books, & more.

HP Pilots
920-623-4632 / Columbus WI
RC airplane pilots, machine guns, throw meters, 3d & standard meters, servo, rudder meters.

i4c Products
918-492-9435 / Tulsa, OK
Products for the RC modeler, motorcycle enthusiast, & personal watercraft owners.

Just Kits & Models
UK based Just Kits & Models provides plastic kits and plastic model kits which mainly include plastic aircraft model, plastic vehicle models, plastic ship models, military vehicles model, military figures, maritime vessels and dioramas. Good stock of aircraft kits, ship kits, boat kits and road vehicle kits like car model kits, lorries model kits, motorbikes model kits.

Kangke Industrial USA Inc
877-203-2377 / Deer Park, NY
ARF airplanes, R/C engines, spinners, accessories, wing totes.

Kit Cutters
714-962-8100 / California
We are totally committed to the propagation of giant model aircraft and manufacture excellent kits at low prices. Our loyalties are to our customers, not to our business affiliates. Kit Cutters does not push any particular designer and frankly, many of the less popular designers actually have the best designed and provide the best detailed plans and instructions. Also, all of Kit Cutter's wood is sealed in a nitrogen purged packaging to preserve the freshness of the wood and control moisture.

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.

Maxx Products International, Inc
800-416-MAXX / Lake Zurich, IL
Resource for RC hobby products, parts, accessories. Mpi, Promax, Hitec, Futaba, etc.

MDW Aviation Associates, Inc
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.

Mike's Hobby Tools
320-528-2473 / Barrett, MN
Airbrushes, anvils & vises, brushes, clamps & clips, compressors, cutting wheels & mandels, dental picks & spatulas, drills & bits, and much more.

Mikro Designs, Inc
760-371-7546 / Ridgecrest, CA
Quality products for miniature aircraft.

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.

Modellbau USA
954-476-5572 / Sunrise, FL
Planes, engines, chargers.

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.

MTM International
Fax from the US 011 49 551 770 7736 / Germany
Specializes on small, and miniature electric airplane motors. Additionally, we offer micro-small electronic speed controllers, batteries, connectors, and lots of accessory items for electric airplane modeling.

Nelson Hobby Specialties
Aircraft kits, accessories, parts. LiteFAB polyester covering.

National Indoor Radio-controlled Aircraft Council
Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). NIRAC includes members from the United States and Canada. Indoor R/C modeling is among the most rapidly growing activities in the hobby today. We support and encourage indoor remote-control model aircraft designing, building, and flying.

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.

Peak Electronics, Inc
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.

Polk's Hobbies
973-351-9800 / Irvington, NJ
Radios, planes, parts and more.

420 272 767 916 / Czech Republic
Planes, controllers, motors, receivers, chargers, propellers.

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 Helis Plus Inc
866-321-2300 / Pesotum, IL
World class RC Heli products and technical support.

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
408-830-0745 / 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.

RC Showcase
301-374-2493 / Waldorf, MD
Engines, kits, accessories.

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.

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.

Rick's R/C Helicopters
800-321-9909 / Corpus Christi, TX
Kits, parts and accessories for all of your helicopter needs.

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.

Port Charlotte, FL
Wide selection of model rockets to buy in this model rocket store, from various vendors : Edmonds Aerospace, FlisKits, Sunward Aerospace Group, Squirrel Works Model Rocketry, The Launch Pad, Mad Cow, and Starlight Model Rockets. This selection of model rocket kits provides options for many different sizes and design types, large and small. Beginning with sport fliers, to gliders and futuristic models. You'll also find military scale replicas, even multi-stage and cluster rockets.

RT Models
352-867-9836 / Ocala, FL
Planes & motors.

Sam's Stuff & Hobbies
573-255-3514 / Gatewood, MO
C/L Flyers, here's a lower cost alternative to buying from Brodak. He sells many hard-to-find C/L kits.

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.

Startek International
800-638-8050 / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Offers an extensive line of CCTV & assorted video products including wireless video cameras & video transmitters, and more.

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

Stits Lite by F & M Enterprises
A full-size aircraft fabric covering system created especially for model airplanes.

Sunward Aerospace Group
416-953-1847 / Ontario, Canada
We produce an exciting and high quality line of wood kits, educational products, model rockets, jet fighter model rockets, parts, and components.

SuperFly R/C
512-762-5167 / Georgetown, TX
Planes, accessories, kit combos.

Super Glue Corporation - Pacer Technology
800-538-3091 / Rancho Cucamonga, CA
ZAP glues, other adhesives & glues.

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, Inc
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 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.

Weston UK
01588 630253 / UK
Model aircraft.

Wild R/C, Inc
Mojave, CA
IFO products & equipment, accessories, radio equipment, batteries & chargers, motor systems.

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.

Wing Warrior
714-657-3612 / Huntington Beach, CA
Batteries, electric wings, slope wings, motors, replacement parts.

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.

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
714-828-6494 / Los Alamitos, CA
Plugs, wire, bars, pigtails, battery kits, solder, antennas, dischargers, speed jigs.

818-528-5532 / Arcadia, CA
Radio Control Toys are our specialty. Come browse our huge selection of RC products. We pride ourselves on our prompt and unparalleled customer service, so come and check out our selection of remote control toys.