Where I Buy Stuff

People often ask me, “Where did you get that?” Here’s where I get most of my stuff.

Hobbytown USA
Eastgate Plaza
8113 E. Kellogg Wichita, KS

Hobbytown is my #1 local supplier. I bought my first plane here. And my second. And many more. Josh and Al and Shawn and the guys are always helpful.

The Hanger
449 N West St. Wichita, KS

If you’re out on the west side of town, check out The Hanger. You’ll find an amazing amount of R/C stuff crammed into this cool, funky store run by a very knowledgeable gent.

HeadsUp RC – Jeff and Jesse are the absolute best. In over two four years, I’ve never heard a single bad thing about their business, or had a single experience that was less than excellent. Jeff publishes actual test numbers for most of his motors, allowing you to accurately predict the performance you’ll get from you power setup. They’ll also help you choose your equipment. Trust their advice. Highest recommendations.

HobbyKing – HobbyKing is a bit of a mixed bag. Selection is huge and prices are great. They have some amazing values but, at the same time, some of their products are absolute crap. Since they’re in China, returning things is essentially impossible. That being said, I buy a lot of stuff from HobbyKing, especially batteries, servos, motors and speed controllers. They also offer terrific value in things like shrink tubing and connectors.

HobbyPartz – I’ve mainly bought batteries from HobbyPartz. I’m fond of their GensAce LiPos.

There are innumerable other places I’ve acquired planes, plane parts and building materials, including Stevens Aeromodel (wonderful kits), Michael’s, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Toys R Us, garage sales, trash cans and my wife’s cosmetics cabinet.

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