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Note: For those that keep asking me to make this a sticky, it is not going to happen. I asked here and was turned down. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1665071 Sorry about that gentlemen.

Here is a list of companies that we have put together of RC products that are made in the USA. I'm sure there are a few holes so feel free to post names and links and I'll update the list below.

Thanks for all the help with putting this together, especially ThomasB for all the kit makers.


Frank

American Made RC Products
If it's made in America it's below

Balsa Kits/Planes

Aero Craft Limited… www.aerocraftrc.com/index.php
AEROLiteRC,,, www.aeroliterc.com/
Aero-Werkes… www.dpcmodels.homestead.com/
Aerodrome R/C… www.aerodromerc.com/
Air Flair… www.airflair.com/
Alien Aircraft Corp…. www.alienaircraft.com/
Arizona Modelcrafters… www.arizonamodels.com/
Balsa USA… www.balsausa.com/
Blazing Wings… www.blazingwings.com/
BlueJay Airplane Kits… www.bridiairplanes.com/
BMJR Models… www.bmjrmodels.com/rccatalog.cfm
Bruce Tharpe Engineering… www.btemodels.com/
BSD Micro RC… www.bsdmicrorc.com/
Carden Aircraft… www.carden-aircraft.com/
Classic Aero… www.classicaero.com/main.php
Dare Design and Engineering… www.darehobby.com/
Diamond Dust RC… www.diamonddustrc.com/
DJ Aerotech… www.djaerotech.com/
Easy Built Models... www.easybuiltmodels.com/
Electric Aero Modeling… www.eam.net/
Electroflying Models… www.electroflying.com/
Fly 2 Build… www.fly2build.com/
Fun Aero R/C www.funaero.com/
G&L Hobbies… www.glhobbies.com/
G & P Sales… www.rcairplane.net/
Got Gas RC… www.gotgasradiocontrol.com/index.html
Great Flyer RC… www.greatflyerrc.com/
Guillow's Models… www.guillow.com/
Haiduk Aeromodels...  www.haidukaero.com/
Hobby Hangar… www.hobbyhangar.com/
Hobby Lobby… www.hobby-lobby.com/telemasters_216_ctg.htm
House of Balsa… www.houseofbalsa.com/
Iron Bay Model Company… www.ironbaymodelcompany.com/
Jtech Laser… www.jtechlaser.com/
K&A Models… www.kamodels.com/
Klarichkits… www.klarichkits.com/products.html
Laser Design Services… www.store.laser-design-services.com/
Manzano Laser Works… www.manzanolaser.com/
Maple Leaf Designs… www.mapleleafdesign.com/
Meister Scale… www.meister-scale.com/
Millennium RC… www.millenniumrc.com/
Mountain Models/Laser Arts… www.mountainmodels.com/
Ohio Model Products… www.ohiomodelplanes.com/
Park Flyer Plastics… http://www.parkflyerplastics.com/car...ain_page=index
Parkflyer Works… www.park-flyer-works.com/
Pat's Custom Models… www.patscustom-models.com/
Pence Aviation… www.penceaviation.com/
Precision Cut Kits… www.precisioncutkits.com/
Proctor Enterprises… www.proctor-enterprises.com/
PteroWorks… www.pteroworks.com/index.htm
Quality Fiberglass… www.qualityfiberglass.net/
Radical RC… www.radicalrc.com/
Retro RC… www.retrorc.us.com/
Savage Light Industries… www.savagelight.com/
Scale Aero… www.scaleaero.com/buyaero.htm
SIG Manufacturing… www.sigmfg.com/
SkyBench Aerotech… www.skybench.com/
SR Batteries… www.srbatteries.com/kits.htm
Stevens AeroModel… www.stevensaero.com/home.php
SwanysHouse… www.swanyshouse.com/
T&J Models… www.tnjmodels.rchomepage.com/
Team Duster Designs… www.teamduster.com/
TMRC Sailplanes… www.tmrcsailplanes.com/
Top Notch Products Co…. www.topnotchkits.com/
Vintage Sailplaner… www.vintagesailplaner.com/index.html
Warbird kits… www.warbirdkits.com/
Wingspan Models… www.wingspanmodels.com/
Yellow Aircraft International… www.yellowaircraft.com/
Zeke's Park Scale Models… www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/

Foam Kits/Planes/Wings

2DogRC… www.2dogrc.com
3D Foamy… www.3dfoamy.com/
3Dmondesigns… www.3dmondesigns.com/
6mmFly RC… www.6mmflyrc.com/
AirfoilZ… www.airfoilz.com/
Atlanta Hobby… www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc/home.asp
BMK Designs… www.bmkdesigns.net/planes/
BSD Micro RC… www.bsdmicrorc.com/
Charger RC… www.chargerrc.com/
Cyber Planes… www.cyberplanes.com/index.php
Dream-Flight… www.dream-flight.com/
DW Foamie… www.dwfoamies.com/
Dynamic Foamy… www.profileplanes.com/
Eureka Aircraft Co…. www.eurekaaircraft.com/
Garrison Aerodrome R/C Models… www.garrisonaerodrome.com/
Hoosier Cutout Service...  www.hoosiercutoutservice.com/
JK Aerotech... www.jkaerotech.com/
Fancy Foam… www.fancyfoam.com
Ken's CAD Models...  www.kenscadmodels.com/
Leading Edge Gliders… www.leadingedgegliders.com/
Model Aero… www.modelaero.com/
Model Airplane Engineering… www.m-a-e.com/
Nico Hobbies… www.nicohobbies.com/store/
One Sheet Kits… www.onesheetkits.us/
Park Flyer Plastics… http://www.parkflyerplastics.com/car...ain_page=index
Polecat Aero… www.polecataero.com/products
RA Cores… www.racores.com/
Rabid Models… www.rabidmodels.com/
RC Plane Builders… www.rcplanebuilder.com/
RCPowers… www.rcpowers.com/
Riot Planes… www.riotplanes.com/akits.htm
RiteWingRC… www.ritewingrc.com/
Screaming Foam... www.screamingfoam.com/
SG Ideas… www.sg-ideas.com/
SpeedWings… www.speedwing.net/index.php
SuperFly RC… www.superflyrc.com/
Tough Jets… www.toughjets.com/index.html
Trick R/C… www.zagi.com/
TufFlight… www.tufflight.com/home.html
WM Parkflyers… www.wmparkflyers.com/
Wowplanes… www.wowplanes.com/
YardBird RC… www.yardbirdrc.com/

Combat Airplanes

RA Cores… www.racores.com/
TreneffRC… www.treneffrc.com/

Autogyros/Helicopters

Atlanta Hobby… http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc...-870p16285.htm
BlueSkyRC.com… www.blueskyrc.com/
CarbonXtreme… www.carbonxtreme.com/catalog/index.php/
Flying Balsa… www.flyingbalsa.com/Homepage
Hoverfly… www.hoverflytech.com/
I2RC… www.rc-tek.com/us_store/
Lite Machines… www.litemachines.com/
RDLohr's Clearly Superior Products… www.rdlohr.com/

Airplane Parts and Pieces

APC Propellers… www.apcprop.com/
Custom Standoffs… www.customstandoffs.com/
Dave Brown Products… www.dbproducts.com/
Dons RC… http://www.donsrc.com/cart/index.php...gory&cat_id=11
Dubro… www.dubro.com/
Ernst Mfg Inc…. www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p?&M=ERN
Fiberglass Specialties… www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/
Gene Barton Machining… www.genebarton.com/
Innov8tive Designs… www.innov8tivedesigns.com/#P11
Keleo Creations… www.keleo-creations.com/
Maiden Model Products… www.maidenusammp.com/
Macs Products… www.macspro.com/
Ohio Superstar Products… www.ohiosuperstar.com/
Plane Fun Floats,,, www.planefunfloats.com/
Precision Fiberglass Products… www.precision-fiberglass-prod.com/
RC Sky Diving… www.rcskydiving.com/home.php?cat=426
Sea Plane Supply… www.seaplanesupply.com/
Shindin Machine… www.shindinmachine.com/
Sierra Giant Scale… www.sierragiant.com/
small parts CNC… www.smallpartscnc.com
Solo Props… www.soloprops.com/
Spring Air Products… www.retracts.com/
Sullivan Products… www.sullivanproducts.com/
Tail Dragger RC… www.taildraggerrc.com/jb-access-panels.html
TnT Landing Gear Products… www.tntlandinggear.com/
White Rose Engineering… www.whiteroseeng.com/
Williams Brothers Plastic Models… www.williamsbrothersmodelproducts.com/
Windsor Propeller Company… www.masterairscrew.com/
Zinger Props… www.zingerpropeller.com/

Sailplanes

MM Glider Tech… www.mmglidertech.com/
Pacific Glider Works… www.pacificgliderworks.com/index.html
Pacific Sailplanes www.pacificsailplanes.com/
RnR Products… www.rnrproducts.com/

Jets

Bob Violett Models… www.bvmjets.com/
Century Jet Models Inc... www.centuryjet.com./
Electric Jet Factory… www.ejf.com/
Jet Hangar Hobbies… www.jethangar.com/
Oakdale Aircraft… www.oakdaleaircraft.com/index.htm
Rich Uravitch… www.richuravitch.com/
TeeRific Jet Models… www.terrificjets.com/
Tom Cooks Jet Model Products… www.jetmodelproducts.com/

Multirotors

Flying Cinema… www.flyingcinema.com/cinetank.html
HoverThings… www.hoverthings.com/
Simple Copter… www.simplecopter.com/


Plans/Building Services/LASER & Foam Cutting

A&M Models… www.a-mmodels.com/
AK-Models… www.ak-models.com/lasercutservices.htm
Alien Aircraft… www.alien-aircraft.com/
A.R.D…. www.ardmodels.com/
AMA Plans Services… www.modelaircraft.org/plans.aspx
Bob Holman Plans… www.bhplans.com/
Camden Custom Cutters… www.camdencustomcutters.com/
Dynamic Balsa… www.dbalsa.com/
Foam Casualty… www.foamcasualty.com/
Hostetler Plans… www.hostetlersplans.com/
JTECH Laser… www.jtechlaser.com/
Kellogg Plans… www.kelloggplans.com/
Laser Design Services… www.laser-design-services.com/
Laser Lizard… www.laserlizard.com/
Lazer Works… www.lazer-works.com/
Manzano Laser Works… www.manzanolaser.com/
Mark Rittinger Scale RC Plans… www.markrittinger.com/
Mato… www.matoonline.com/planeBuildingPrices.htm
McClain Wing Cores… www.mwcores.com/servlet/StoreFront
National Balsa… www.nationalbalsa.com/
Nick Ziroli Plans www.ziroliplans.com/
Pat's Custom Models… www.patscustom-models.com
PawDell CNC Shop… www.cnc.pawdell.com/
Precision Cut Kits… www.precisioncutkits.com/
RC Aircraft Works… www.rcaircraftworks.com/
Tarvin Model Products… www.tarvinmodelproducts.com/index.html
Wings on the Web… www.wingsontheweb.com/

Design Consulting Services

Carlos Reyes… www.rcadvisor.com/

Batteries

Fromeco… www.fromeco.org/
MaxAmps… www.maxamps.com/
NoBS Batteries… www.hangtimes.com/
NueMotors… www.neumotors.com/store/index.html
Thunder Power RC… www.thunderpowerrc.com/index.html

Building Supplies

Bad Brad Graphics… www.badbradgraphics.com/
Balsa Wood Inc… www.balsawoodinc.com/
Beacons Adhesive… www.beaconadhesives.com/
Custom Cut Graphix… www.customcutgraphix.com/
Callie Graphics… www.callie-graphics.com/
CFC Graphics… www.cfcgraphics.com/
The Composite Store… www.cstsales.com/
Get Stencils… www.getstencils.com/
HandibondUSA… www.handibond.com/
Kirby Kustom Graphics… www.angelfire.com/oh2/kirbysgraphics/
Lonestar Balsa… www.lonestar-balsa.com/
Metals Depot… www.metalsdepot.com/index.php
Mercury Adhesives… www.mercuryadhesives.com/
Northeastern Scale Lumber,,, www.northeasternscalelumber.com/
Pink-It... www.pink-it.net/
The Composite Store… www.cstsales.com/index.html
Vinyl For RC… www.vinylforrc.com/

Electronics

C-Tronics Inc…. www.c-tronicsinc.com/
Canuck Engineering… www.canuckengineering.com/
CamLight Systems… www.camlight.com/
Castle Creations… www.castlecreations.com/
Dave's R/C Electronics… www.wix.com/dianneanddavid/daves-r-c-electronics
Dimension Engineering… www.dimensionengineering.com/
Eagle Tree Systems… www.eagletreesystems.com/
ElectroDynamics… www.electrodynam.com/
FMA Direct… www.fmadirect.com/
Hansen Hobbies... www.hansenhobbies.com/
iftron Tech… www.iftrontech.com/
Kool Flight Systems… www.koolflightsystems.com/
Medusa Research… www.medusaproducts.com/
MrRCSound… www.mrrcsound.com/
RAM… www.ramrcandramtrack.com/
Soaring Circuits… www.soaringcircuits.com/
Winged Shadow… www.wingedshadow.com/
York Electronics… www.york-electronics.com/

Engines

Davis Diesel Development… www.davisdieseldevelopment.com/
Desert Aircraft… www.desertaircraft.com/
First Place Engines… www.fpengines.com/
Fox Engines… www.foxmanufacturing.com/
Jett Engineering… www.jettengineering.com/
K&B Manufacturing… www.mecoa.com/index1.htm
KME Engines… www.kmeengines.com/
Syssa… www.syssaaircraft.com/

Motors

AstroFlight… www.astroflight.com/
CustomCDrom… www.customcdr.com/
MicroDan Brushless Motors… www.gobrushless.com/shop/
Neu Motors… www.neumotors.com
Strong RC Motors… www.strongrcmotors.com/


Chargers

Tejera Microsystems Engineering… http://www.tmenet.com/products/lithi...xtrema-charger

Other

Ace Sim RC… www.acesim.com/
Ace Wing Carriers… www.acewingcarrier.com/index.html
Askman AP… www.askmanap.com/
Gamecraft Miniatures… http://www.gcmshop.com/gopro/
LiPoSack.com… www.liposack.com/
Merlin Glow Plugs… www.merlinglowplugs.com/
OneWinch… www.gesswork.com/
Pilot Portraits… www.mikebrentart.com/index.html
ProgressiveRC… http://www.progressiverc.com/tools-a...ssories/rcstyx
RCA Models… www.shop.rcamodels.com/
RC AIRPLANE STANDS… www.rcairplanestands.com/1.html
Red Barron Hobbies… www.redbaronhobbies.com/
RPM Engineering… www.rpm-engineering.net/
Transmitter Mitts… www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1143460
Wild R/C Inc…. www.wildrc.com/

Tools

Associated Industrial Distributors… www.buydrillbits.com/
Byrnes Model machines… www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/
Sherline Products… www.sherline.com/
Taig Tools… www.taigtools.com/
Tecni Edge… www.techniedge.com/index.html
Vanda-Lay Industries… www.vanda-layindustries.com

Repair Centers

Radio South… www.radiosouthrc.com/

Ground Vehicles

Axon Racing Systems… www.axonracing.com/catalog/
RC Product Designs… www.rcproductdesigns.com/

Model Rockets

Aero-Tech Rocketry… www.aerotech-rocketry.com/
Fliskits… www.fliskits.com/
LOC Precision Rocketry… www.locprecision.com/Home_Page.html
Madcow Rocketry… www.madcowrocketry.com/servlet/StoreFront
Public Missiles Ltd…. www.publicmissiles.com/
Sunward Rocketry… www.sunward1.com/

Boats

Tippecanoe Boats… www.tippecanoeboats.com/
Warehouse Hobbies… www.whobbies.com/
ZippKits… www.zippkits.com/


Note: Not all the items sold by the above vendors are made in the USA. Some of the vendors also sell products made beyond our borders.
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 04:47 PM
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You can add me to the list.
Axon Racing Systems www.axonracing.com
My kits are made in the USA.
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 05:04 PM
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We might have to subdivide them into types of kits...laser cut, traditional balsa kits, hot wire foam, depron, composite.

Jets and scale and giant scale might need to be broken out....
You could add Great Planes and Hobbico to the building supplies list.
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 05:05 PM
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Yup, that's a good idea. This might turn into a part time job.

Frank
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Frank, doing this was really a good idea...it might stir up some business for the small cottage industry guys and it will make these companies known to many on R/C groups that have never heard of them.

One of these days, we should start a list of US kit, engine and radio makers that have gone by the wayside over the years........
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Without a doubt .... the best thread I have seen on RCGroups in a long time.

Thank you Frank and Thomas for all the work you have put into this!

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Old Jan 02, 2009, 05:16 PM
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You can add me to the list.
Axon Racing Systems www.axonracing.com
My kits are made in the USA.
Got it. Thanks. Can I categorize that as a "Ground Vehicle" or do you have a better name for RC cars and trucks?

Thanks,

Frank
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Hmmm good question. Hobby Lobby puts it in their cars and trucks section as well as their Ducted fan jets section!
I'll leave it up to you.
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Please keep in mind that not all products from those companies listed are made in USA, though some may be assembled in USA out of parts made just about everywhere else. Not to pick on BSDMicro, but I'm familiar with his products... GWS props, Full River lipos, motors from India, Plantraco items from Canada, etc. That said, Bob does have lots of products that are designed by modelers in the USA, and cut on machines in the USA. As well as some electronics that he builds, and he is an all around good guy to deal with.

I'm sure if we start picking things apart, just about every one of those listed have products of foreign origination. Just trying to prevent the same thing that cost Castle a lot of money! Remember that their stuff was sold as made in the USA for a while, and then someone found one or two components that were sourced from somewhere else and it cost them a huge amount of money to deal with the issue. I believe they now list their products as assembled in the USA from domestic and foreign components just to be safe.
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Thanks Thomas and Louie I appreciate the kind words and of course the help with making the list. I'll categorize the kit makers when I get the chance.

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Air Midi Micros too
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Good point. My kits are made in the USA, but for my Ready to Run systems I import the electronics.
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Air Midi Micros too
Got it. Thanks.

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These guys make their wings. Everything else is a regular hobbyshop.

http://www.speedwing.net/index.php


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Please keep in mind that not all products from those companies listed are made in USA, though some may be assembled in USA out of parts made just about everywhere else. Not to pick on BSDMicro, but I'm familiar with his products... GWS props, Full River lipos, motors from India, Plantraco items from Canada, etc. That said, Bob does have lots of products that are designed by modelers in the USA, and cut on machines in the USA. As well as some electronics that he builds, and he is an all around good guy to deal with.

I'm sure if we start picking things apart, just about every one of those listed have products of foreign origination. Just trying to prevent the same thing that cost Castle a lot of money! Remember that their stuff was sold as made in the USA for a while, and then someone found one or two components that were sourced from somewhere else and it cost them a huge amount of money to deal with the issue. I believe they now list their products as assembled in the USA from domestic and foreign components just to be safe.
Every vendor listed in the Airplanes section has at least one airplane kit that is domestically produced. I checked.

I think Frank can add a caveot or two so people do not assume that all the airplanes or all of any other products those vendors produced are made in the USA.

I think for the electronics, we do not need to be as stringent as the case that got Castle in trouble with the state of CA. If it is mostly made in the usa with some parts sourced from overseas, that is close enough for our purposes.
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