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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => General Discussion => Topic started by: bfeist on August 26, 2013, 11:06:29 AM

Title: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: bfeist 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:

Online:

Please post more and I'll add them to this list.
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Michael on August 26, 2013, 12:19:38 PM
Local:

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

Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Gregor77 on August 26, 2013, 01:03:14 PM
SN Hobbies, BC Online, FMS, E-Flite, Parkzone

www.SNhobbies.com (http://www.SNhobbies.com)

PWRC (FMS, Dynam, Airwing, more)

www.PWRC.com (http://www.PWRC.com)

RC Castle (Similar to PWRC)

www.RC-castle.com (http://www.RC-castle.com)
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: imran13 on August 26, 2013, 09:56:43 PM
Tower Hobbies

www.towerhobbies.com (http://www.towerhobbies.com)
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Ededge2002 on August 26, 2013, 11:35:53 PM
As my local shop I go to "The ZOOM ROOM"

http://www.thezoomroom.ca/ (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/ (http://www.rcgroups.com/classifieds-201/)
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: sihinch 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/ (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/ (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 (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/ (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.....
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: pmackenzie on August 28, 2013, 06:19:56 AM
A few Canadian online vendors I have used:

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

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

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

All three offer fast shipping and no border/duty surprises



Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: sihinch 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 (http://www.rotorquest.com/index.php?cPath=31)
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Papa 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.

We should add names to personalize the contacts.

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)
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: wollins 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.

Colin
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Andy Hoffer 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 (http://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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Progressive RC
www.progressiverc.com (http://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 (http://www.progressiverc.com/esr-meter.html))
 
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Canuke 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.
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: imran13 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?
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Canuke 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.
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Oscar 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
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: ppalumbo on September 11, 2014, 11:38:41 AM
I've been ordering 3s 2200 from Action hobbies in Kingsville Ont ("Just Lipo" brand) and they seem to work great.  They cost $19.99 CAD and they have a flat rate shipping fee of $5 for order of $75 (its like $8 if you don't have a big order).  On my last order I received shipment in 2 days.   I've got 6 of them now and no issues at all.  Here is the URL if anyone is interested:
   
http://store.actionhobbieskingsville.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=2149
Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Palkina on March 23, 2015, 10:00:36 PM
Hi Oscar,

I'm new in this hobby and looking to buy some good batteries for an affordable price.

I checked out the admiral batteries and seems they have pretty good reviews.
Wondering if you could share any experience using the Admiral 4S 2200 35C.

Title: Re: RESOURCE: Online stores and local shops
Post by: Oscar on March 24, 2015, 09:36:32 PM
I found them quite reliable.  You won't disappointed.
Title: f-hobby.com another online store, good prices
Post by: deltawing on March 25, 2018, 07:12:27 PM
In searching for my next A-10, on RCCanada I came across this less known online hobby shop   f-hobby.com (http://f-hobby.com) in ShenZhen, China.

After long browsing, comparing couple jets that i'm very interested,  I found that their pricing are perhaps the best, even with EMS shipping (suppose to the door or postal outlet). 

The website is not the best, they carry EMS, FreeWing, Dynam, LX, FlyFly and much more. You can find turbine and gas engine too if you decide to venture into those!

If you have something in mind for 2018, check out their site  www.f-hobby.com (http://www.f-hobby.com)

They take PayPal and Western Unit which I never used.  Personally I preferred PayPal than credit card because of getting more buyer protection through PayPal if there is any dispute.  I will update you how it turn out on my first order soon. ;D
Title: Freewing Hawk T1 PNP for US$172
Post by: deltawing on March 25, 2018, 09:37:35 PM
Check this one out if you are looking for a new jet.

For US$172 plus $59 shipping, I believe it is still better than any online shop.
 
Let me know if you find this one lower before I order for this season.

Thanks.