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Old May 09, 2001, 03:44 PM
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Good e-flight shops in Toronto, Canada?

Will be going there in a few weeks and was wondering if there are any good e-flight shops up there? Given the good exchange rate for the US dollar I figure I can get some good deals.
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Old May 09, 2001, 08:30 PM
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Will be going there in a few weeks and was wondering if there are any good e-flight shops up there? Given the good exchange rate for the US dollar I figure I can get some good deals.
A&J Hobbies in Unionville http://www.interlog.com/~jhumph/ probably has the best selection, although they are not known for having the lowest prices. For smaller electric stuff, Sky Hooks & Rigging http://www.microrc.com/ in nearby Oakville is probably your best bet.

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Old May 16, 2001, 03:29 PM
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I'll have to agree with rscamp, with A&J's Hobbies being the best hobby store in Toronto. They have the biggest selection of electric aircraft that i have ever seen. Here is a link to my site with all my airplanes. Most of them are from A&J's.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/m.rogozinsky/planes.html
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Old May 16, 2001, 06:51 PM
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A&J Hobbies have a really good e-flight selection, and Jack Humphreys and Arden Zhang (the owners) are both goldmines of information and nice guys. I'll also put in a plug for John's Photo Hobby, which, unlike A&J's, is reasonably close to downtown Toronto. John's stocks Horizon stuff as well as Robbe, Graupner and a few unusual makes.

I doubt the differential in the $CDN will save you anything, as most of the e-flight stuff in Canada is imported. There are two Canadian e-flight manufacturers of note: Spirit of Yesteryear (mainly oldtimers) and Unionville Hobbies (makes a very nice giant scale Beaver).
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Old May 16, 2001, 06:56 PM
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Several good hobby shops, but for electric flight, A & J's probably has the best selection IN STOCK than any hobby store I have seen in Canada or the USA!

When in Toronto call them for directions. North of the city but worth the drive.
905-305-1479. Open 7 days a week, various hours, sometimes on holidays.
Both owners have a vast knowledge of the hobby.
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Old May 16, 2001, 10:24 PM
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Hello guys Ive been watching your discussion and I would like to recommend SOBOX here in etobicoke because they have pretty unique designs and are competitively priced, I think they even offer deals if you talk with him. This guys name is Zbigniew, and his website that has all his cool planes is www.soboxplanes.com

Hope this helps.
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Old May 17, 2001, 12:00 AM
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Curiously, all Canadian prices are also much higher than what you'd expect to pay south of the border That exchange rate kills me everytime I order electric R/C stuff. There are no R/C manufacturers here and balsa wood doesn't grow very well int the Great White North (or does it? I'd better check it out hmmmm...)

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Old May 17, 2001, 06:45 AM
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Don't forget Alex Larionov of Star Flight is in Toronto. He sells the Sokol and Seledkin. Take a look at http://www.accessv.com/~larionov/catalog.htm
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