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Old 11-13-2002, 03:28 PM
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Got spoiled when National was still in business and want to know if there is a good mail order company that can supply just about everything. And I don't mean Tower and Horizon, for one they don't supply just about everything, mostly just their stuff, and besides I'm not sure I want to support them especially Tower. Location somewhere on the East Coast would be preferred.
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Barn Speed hobbies in Lee Mass
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Old 11-13-2002, 03:46 PM
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I should have stated that it should be an R/C aircraft supplier, and a web site would be prefered. Please give site address and/or phone number.
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they sell and stock just about everything aircraft helis boats and cars.

Don't know if they have a website if you do a yahoo yellow page search or a goolgle search you will find them.

They have an 800 #

the typically match and or beat tower and horizon

Sell
WM
Saito
JR
Airtronics
futaba
OS
TT

and the list goes on

they even had a replacement window set for a H9 cub in stock!!!
that plane is discontinued.

Give them a call owners name is Joe
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Apparently they don't have a toll free number. Cannot find it.
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yes they do here it is

Barn Speed Hobbies
Lee, Massachusetts
USA
1-800-499-2651

If you use them I would be intersted in you feed back. Most everyone I know uses them.

I live 2 hrs away but gladly make the drive
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:04 PM
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There's a great place here in Canada with great prices. www.greathobbies.com or www.ecmc.com both addresses will get you there.
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Creek Hobbies in South Jersey. Creekhobbies.com
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Sorry, but Creekhobbies just are not inclusive enough. They pull the same trick as Tower, Horizon, in that they offer their own special line of products, so nothing from Williams, etc. And I want something from the East Coast of the USA. I don't want to hassle with exchange rates, higher shipping, etc.

I guess there is noting on the east coast to compare to Quantum Models or Sheldon's?
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America's Hobby Center http://www.ahc1931.com/index.html

New York and New Jersey

never mind. what happened to that place?
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I bought an ENYA 50CX engine from Bruckner Hobbies in New York or New Jersey. I got fsat service. That was 2 years ago.
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Maybe I am just having difficulty navigatting the site. But I cannot even find a fuel pump or even a screw on that site. And I thought AHC specialized on good screws....Ah. Maybe not.

National closed its doors last Sept. Had problems with debt and rent I think.
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sport_pilot,,

I you find a good east coast hobby shop please let me know!!
Never hurts to comparision shop.
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E-mail us at dougsrc@dougshobby.com

Dougs Hobby Shop
2935 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, MD 20601

Orders 1-888-DOUGS RC (368-4772)
Local (301)843-7774, (301)932-9405
Fax Orders 1-301-870-5592
Store Hours:
Monday - Friday 10am.- 8pm.
Saturday 10am - 6pm.
Sunday Noon - 4pm.

So far I've found Doug's Hobbies to be excellent. Don't go by the prices on line. Call them.

http://www.dougshobby.com/



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Sorry drandles, but Doug's seems to be part of the Horizon network. They have been buying up a lot of smaller mail order stores. Others include Hobbytown and Dons. The web page is now a duplicate of Horizon once you get to the listings.
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The fact is, if you buy in the US you will not be able to "escape" Hobbico or Horizon. They are the exclusive US distributors of their respective product lines.

No matter where (in the US) you buy a Saito engine or JR radio, it comes from Horizon. The same goes for Hobbico and OS engines / Futaba radios. If you care to see all the brands involved, look here:

http://www.gpmd.com/product.html

http://www.horizonhobby.com/horizon/index.asp
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I said to call them. They can only advertise at the MAP price. I bought a DS8411 servo for $89.95 last week. Chief's Aircraft has thesame servos at a good price at $99 when ordered in quantity of 4 or more.

Their web site threw me off at first also. My brother kept telling me about great prices and I would go online and say what great prices.

Call 'em. Tell 'em Dale sent ya, they'll probably tack on an extra $5.00.

lol

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Do try Barn Speed. Joe is a super guy and he will help anyway he can.
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no ordering on the web yet.
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Originally posted by flatfour
The fact is, if you buy in the US you will not be able to "escape" Hobbico or Horizon. They are the exclusive US distributors of their respective product lines.

No matter where (in the US) you buy a Saito engine or JR radio, it comes from Horizon. The same goes for Hobbico and OS engines / Futaba radios. If you care to see all the brands involved, look here:

http://www.gpmd.com/product.html

http://www.horizonhobby.com/horizon/index.asp
I wouldn't be suprised if both are owned by the same holding company. Actually it is possible to avoid their products completly. If you do you sorta limit your choices but it can be done. But that is not my objective, you see you can't get everything at there site's or even on the phone, just their stuff plus a few others who tote their line and therefore in jepordy of being eventually owned by them. I do want to limit my exposure as much as possible, but I will buy thier products from time to time. I own a GP DR1 ARF I am building, but that is cause I got a great deal at National or I probably would have bought one from Arizona Models, or most probably a Modeltech P47.
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Originally posted by drandles
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I said to call them. They can only advertise at the MAP price. I bought a DS8411 servo for $89.95 last week. Chief's Aircraft has thesame servos at a good price at $99 when ordered in quantity of 4 or more.

Their web site threw me off at first also. My brother kept telling me about great prices and I would go online and say what great prices.

Call 'em. Tell 'em Dale sent ya, they'll probably tack on an extra $5.00.

lol

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If there is a hint of being connected to Horizon I am not doing business with them.
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I've had good service from Quantum Models
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/quantummodels/
Only thing you can't see if something is in stock on web site. Only once was something I ordered out of stock and they fired off a quick email to let me know. I'll continue to use them. Two days for 'brown airplane truck' to get to my home in NC.
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I think Doug's is independent still. He is just hooked up with a distributors web page to do web selling. I was just in there a month or so ago when visiting my son. He lives just a few miles from a Doug's in Lex. Park, MD.
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i have to agree with crashem regarding barn speed, i use them exclusively,not only does he beat th and most others, he has tons of knowledge...Do try Barn Speed. Joe is a super guy and he will help anyway he can.
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