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RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« on: August 26, 2013, 11:06:29 am »
Hi all,
I'd like everyone to post info on the online shops and local stores you frequent. I'll take every store posted and will add it to this original post to keep as a resource. Eventually we can make it sticky. I'll start by adding a few.

Local:
  • Pinnacle Hobby - http://pinnaclehobby.ca/ 16th ave and Markham rd. - great for electric. Helis. ARFs. kits. Friendly/helpful staff. Reasonable prices.
  • A+J Hobbies       http://www.ajhobby.com/defaultpage.asp
  • Great Hobbies   http://www.greathobbies.com/
  • Hobby Hobby http://hobbyhobby.com North Mississauga. Very friendly, great stock, reasonable prices. I've bought lots of models and heli parts there over the years (From Ben).
  • John's Hobbies (Formerly John's Photo and Hobby) http://www.johnshobbies.ca/main/ On the Danforth at Main. The only good hobby shop I know of in the downtown area. Good selection. Eflight. Has a large model train section too (from Ben).
  • The Zoom Room - http://www.thezoomroom.ca/ Dan is very helpful and will do his best to find and order you what you want if they don't stock it.  They carry several lines of the bind and fly's and there pricing has always been spot on (From Ed).
  • RotorQuest http://www.rotorquest.com/index.php - Based in Toronto. Gens-Ace lipos etc (from Simon).
  • iCare in Montreal - http://icare-rc.com/ For Nooner stuff, and fast gliders/hotliners/pylon racers (From Simon).

Online:

Please post more and I'll add them to this list.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 11:59:16 am by bfeist »



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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 12:19:38 pm »
Local:

A+J Hobbies       http://www.ajhobby.com/defaultpage.asp
Great Hobbies   http://www.greathobbies.com/

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 01:03:14 pm »
SN Hobbies, BC Online, FMS, E-Flite, Parkzone

www.SNhobbies.com

PWRC (FMS, Dynam, Airwing, more)

www.PWRC.com

RC Castle (Similar to PWRC)

www.RC-castle.com

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 09:56:43 pm »
Tower Hobbies

www.towerhobbies.com
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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 11:35:53 pm »
As my local shop I go to "The ZOOM ROOM"

http://www.thezoomroom.ca/

Dan is very helpful and will do his best to find and order you what you want if they don't stock it.  They carry several lines of the bind and fly's and there pricing has always been spot on.

Frequently I call Pinnacle as Ron and Dave are very knowledgeable.

A & J..  I do stop in there when in the area but I don't know them,  Ive seen some bad press... and there prices can swing wildly.

Honestly im cheap and do a lot of purchases through RC-Groups.  Good trader rating system and never a bad deal so far.

http://www.rcgroups.com/classifieds-201/
Yea 400W/lb should about do it.. But wouldn't a nice round 500 be better?

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 08:19:08 am »
For Nooner stuff, and fast gliders/hotliners/pylon racers you can use Icare:
http://icare-rc.com/

Or, in the US, for similar stuff, try Esprit Model. Very fast shipping, and good choice of servos (for pylon racers etc):
http://www.espritmodel.com/

For cheap FlyFly EDF kits I found this site, but not used them:
http://www.hobby88.com/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=13

For RC Lander models and parts try this US site, I have used them before:
http://parkrcmodels.com/

For spares and parts (like Colin's 6mm hardened steel pins) try ebay, I've has success from there for soldering items, pins, RF leads etc.....

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 06:19:56 am »
A few Canadian online vendors I have used:

heli parts, LIpos
http://www.rchelicanada.com/

heli parts, LIpos
http://rcflightstore.com/index.php?cPath=29&osCsid=d22f4bc4c45997d72b4914914a5e1861

Thunderpower lipos and Castle controllers:
http://www.rctoys.com/

All three offer fast shipping and no border/duty surprises




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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 09:50:00 am »
I have also used RotorQuest (who are based in Toronto) for Gens-Ace lipos:

http://www.rotorquest.com/index.php?cPath=31

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 10:24:18 pm »
Flying Stuff Hobbies

717 Finley Avenue, Unit 4, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 3T1

Telephone: 905-619-3768

Email:         FlyingStuff@realitybits.com

The owner, Kelly Curl has always been a great supporter of TEMAC and our events.

Jack.

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Ron and Dave at Pinnacle (Ron and Dave are commercial members of TEMAC and Ron helps with Instruction at the club when he has time)
Arden and jack at A&J (Jack is a life member of TEMAC)
Tony at Great Hobbies (Tony is a member of TEMAC)
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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2014, 09:30:18 am »
Flying Stuff Hobbies

717 Finley Avenue, Unit 4, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 3T1

Telephone: 905-619-3768

Email:         FlyingStuff@realitybits.com

The owner, Kelly Curl has always been a great supporter of TEMAC and our events.

Jack.


Hey Jack is this the place that you said carries the sermos/Anderson Power Pole connectors?  I'm in the market for some.

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 10:04:57 am »
Batteries Expert
20-1755 Plummer St (near Brock Rd & Bayly St)
Pickering, ON   L1W 3S1
www.batteriesexpert.com
905 831 5068
 
Excellent source for Anderson Power Poles (Sermos connectors) - complete selection of connector shells and contacts - very reasonable pricing (I last paid $0.40 per shell/contact set; $0.17 per contact); they also carry crimping tools.
 
Phil Beauchamp, Owner
Shawn Mason, Mgr (and RC guy)
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www.progressiverc.com
My favourite item:  Precision ESR (equivalent series resistance) meter, for measuring internal resistance of lipo cells and packs. (http://www.progressiverc.com/esr-meter.html)
 
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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014, 08:09:22 pm »
Us morning guys have been using Motionrc.com in the States lately. Good prices especially on batteries receiving the orders in less than a week, and great service.

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2014, 10:09:04 pm »
@Canuke is there fees charged when you receive the package? Or is the only payment you make when you buy the product on the site?
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2014, 10:35:19 pm »
I've had 2 orders, 1 with mostly batteries and other small items and it came through with no extra charges. I then ordered and received a larger plane (Pitts Python) and it had about $20 in extra charges (a much larger box of course). My other fliers have had their orders (again mostly batteries) and they had no extra charges.

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Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2014, 11:53:02 am »
I followed Jim suggestion and placed the order in MotionRC for the Lipo batteries.  I ordered 4 x Admiral 4S 2200 35C.  As per Jim suggestion, take the lowest USPS option (USPS first class).  Also when picking the description, choose Gift. 
Placed my order on the morning on Aug 26th, by the afternoon, I received the confirmation with the USPS tracking number from them. 
Sep 2nd AM, I received the package with no extra fee / payment.  I am sure if it's not labour weekend, I probably have them on Sep 1st already.
Great service and speed.   ;D