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Old 07-31-2002, 04:58 PM
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Hi,
I will be in the Chicago, Il. area the weekend of Aug. 9-10. The actual city I will be in is Lisle, Il. Is there a flying field and/or hobby shop close to this area??
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Default Any Flying Fields & hobby shops in Chicago area.

You will definitely want to go to Al's hobby shop in Elmhurst. It is about 20 miles from Lisle.

http://www.alshobbyshop.com

As for flying fields, see this thread......

http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread...323&forumid=60]
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South siders prefer Al's in Chicago and the rest go to Venture. I have been to both alot but have spent more time and money at Venture. From my addres book...

AL's HOBBY SHOP
121 Addison
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2809
Funny hours at Als, closed Sunday
  • Monday; 12 Noon to 9:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday; 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • Thursday; 9:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday; 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • Saturday; 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • Closed Sunday
The one I go to is up north,
VENTURE HOBBIES
23 Huntington lane
Wheeling, IL 60090
Bus: +1 (847) 537-8669
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Hi.
Thanks for the info.
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Default Any Flying Fields & hobby shops in Chicago area.

There is a Hobbytown in Naperville (Aurora) just up the road and one north in Geneva. Also there is G&D Hobbies about 25 to 30 minutes west in Sandwich right on 34.

There is a field just west of the West Field mall. Go south on 59 to 75th street and turn west. Continue for about 1/4 mile and make a right. The Naperville group flies in the Park right over there.

Here is there website: They use to be the Lisle RC Club.

http://www.rjkconsulting.com/prop_masters/
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Fox Valley Aero is located in St. Charles. Hobbytown has 2 locations, Geneva on Randall (closing but I don't know the date) and in St Cahrles on 64.

www.foxvalleyaero.com
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Go to Venture Hobbies in Wheeling, no one has cheaper prices around, not even on the Internet.
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For hobby shops in your area, go to our beginners page, and enter your ZIP code. You will get a list of hobby shops!
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Default Any Flying Fields & hobby shops in Chicago area.

I should have stated the same thing as "rc_sport". Venture is the best, ask for Brian the manager if you need any help, great guy, awesome pilot. Venture is up north and the contruction between the two can get a little scary.

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