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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:32 AM
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Our All Time Favorite RC Vendors Purchased From For 2013

Seeing as Frank has decided not to run a poll for 2013 on RCG, I figured we could all come up with a vendor list not limited to world region in any way that can act as a world wide list of RC vendors that everyone uses during 2013.

Please, no sledging others choices, simply list a vendor link. A short description of what they supply can be added. If the list grows we can sort it into logical groups. This is simply to get a list of what and who people are actually using now.

Only prerequisite is it must be a vendor you have purchased from this year. All vendors suggested will be added no exceptions or exclusions.

I don't particularly see a problem with vendors jumping in and giving themselves a plug either as they are current vendors so chances are people are buying from them. If you do happen to be a vendor and havn't had a sale this year (unlikely) don't post until you do make a sale.

www.rcdude.com real good selection of most things RC
www.acerracing.com/Titanium_Screws-82-1.html Titanium fasteners
www.bandegraphix.com graphics for aircraft
www.rc711.com Heli parts
www.miracle-mart.com Heli parts
www.towerhobbies.com Most RC items
www.chequeredflagracing.com.au FG monster truck parts
www.smallparts.com.au bearings, tools, gears etc.
www.probolt-australia.com Nuts bolts washers (aluminium titanium)
www.headsuprc.com electric flight products
www.chinahobbyline.com batteries chargers and accesories
www.valuehobby.com Good general range of products
www.altitudehobbies.com motors, electronic parts and accesories
www.hopmeup.com/ lots of spare parts and hop up parts for all things RC
www.hobbyking.com/ Most RC items
www.banggood.com/ China Wholesaler, lots or RC stuff
www.strongrcmotors.com/ Brushless Motors, Electronic Speed Controls (ESC's), Servos, Batteries, and Props
www.rcgroups.com/classifieds-201/ RCG classifieds, buying selling giving away trading everything RC
www.epbuddy.com/ batteries, motors, servos, chargers and accessories.
www.motionrc.com/ wide selection, FMS, Freewing, Art-Tech. Good selection of hardware and accessories.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:46 PM
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www.headsuprc.com electric flight products
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Added, thanks.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:05 PM
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How's it going Mark? Can we add Hobbyking, this time? I noticed it was not on your list.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Going good Sites. I havn't actually made a HK purchase yet this year so I can't add HK yet.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:49 PM
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OK, I see, that's fair enough! Towerhobbies for me, but it's already on the list.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:07 AM
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http://www.chinahobbyline.com/

Great prices on batteries, quick service, free shipping and added a bonus gift (lipo bag). Packaging needs to be improved. They sent out demo batteries to some and when contacted, refunded on the spot and didn't require batteries to be returned, and also sent out new stock. They have a US based operation as well, in Beverly Hills, CA

http://www.valuehobby.com/

They now carry the FMS line and continue to have some of the best deals going with small EDF jets, as well as batteries. Quick and cheap shipping. They have had a few bumps lately with service, including one with me, but on my issue they took care of it after a PP complaint was filed.

http://www.altitudehobbies.com/

Excellent deals on Suppo stuff, ever order I've had shipped within 24 hours. Almost instant response to any support questions. They seem to be going in the quad and FPV direction, which I don't really do, but I'll probably try a leopard motor when a need arises.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Thanks Porcia, I'll sort descriptions once the list grows a bit more.
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First discovered HopMeUp on a certain auction site. I have bought micro heli parts from them. Fast shipping and quick response to email contact:
http://www.hopmeup.com/

Have ordered batteries from ValueHobby and they arrived quickly and in perfect condition:
http://www.valuehobby.com/

Might be a long wait, but HobbyKing prices are hard to beat:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/index.asp

There was an issue with missing the deadline for a special deal with banggood, but the email communication was very good. Orders placed have arrived in good time and in good condition:
https://www.banggood.com/

One of my new goto places for motors is StrongRCMotors. Qucik answers to questions, fast shipping and good products:
http://www.strongrcmotors.com/

And, of course, HeadsUpRC. They are the only reason the above vendor is not my only goto place for motors. HURC excels at communication, quality, shipping and price. It always feels like personal service whenever i deal with them:
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/StoreFront

Now if we could only add RCG Classified. I have made friends, met people, and got some unbelievable deals from the classified section. In fact, when I need something I go there first. Shipping has almost always been fast (faster than many vendors,) communication has been awesome, and value for price has been unbelievable at times. My number one "vendor:"
http://www.rcgroups.com/classifieds-201/
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:16 PM
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Thanks Jim, just cleaning up after the kids birthday party, will add them to the list at post 1 when I get a chance. I agree with adding RCG classifieds. RCG takes the time to make this function available and many use it.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:58 PM
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http://epbuddy.com/ Love these guys...They offer all the parallel charging boards with all the common connectors.. Power supplies, I-chargers, as well as anything you need for electric flight...Dale`s customer service is top notch..
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Way better price on ti screws
http://www.acerracing.com/Titanium_Screws-82-1.html one buck vs 8 bucks lol
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:56 PM
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I have to add http://www.bandegraphix.com/ (graphics for airplanes)

There service was always good, but it keeps getting better and better.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:51 AM
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all added, I really should do alphanumeric order to the listing but I figure it can be done once there are a few more listed..
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Hey Mark, add MotionRC.com to the list. Had a great transaction with them and they are starting to get some good buzz in the vendor section. Lot's of planes, and lots of spares for the planes, cheap shipping under 100, free shipping above 100.00.
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