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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Good RC plane store - near Chicago?


I'm looking for a good rc parts store in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs. Anyone know a good one? There seems to be a few - I'm not sure of their quality. Any input appreciated!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Sadly, not many left. I know these are good.

Ad-Venture Hobbies, 23 Huntington Lane (between Dundee Rd & Lake Blvd) in Wheeling, IL 60090, (847) 537-8669.

Grayslake Hobby World, 140 Center St Grayslake, IL 60030, (847) 543-4756

Strictly R/C, 7719 W Lawrence Ave, Norridge, IL, (708) 456-9100

Al's Hobby Shop, 121 N Addison Ave Elmhurst, IL 60126, (630) 832-4908

The HobbyTown in Northbrook, IL is pretty good, too, considering that it's part of a chain.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Wow, that's great. Thanks a lot!!
Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Al's is great... plan to go there! No affiliation.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:13 PM
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value hobby is in bensonville? il is that near ya?

I order from them online not sure if it is a brick and mortar store but I know you can pick your order up there?
Old Mar 01, 2013, 12:11 AM
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value hobby is in bensonville? il is that near ya?

I order from them online not sure if it is a brick and mortar store but I know you can pick your order up there?
No, Bensenville is a northwestern Chicago suburb. I'm up near the WI border, but I get down to that area frequently.

It's a warehouse but you can pick up orders there. I haven't yet, but an FB says you bang on the door and they'll open up to give you your order. Cash, I guess. When you checkout online there is a checkbox for personal pick-up. I plan to go there in March when the Hummer shipment is supposed to arrive.
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I live in New Hampshire, but I do some business in Elmhurst and when I'm in town I visit Al's and pick up stuff I can't get at home. Really nice people there and very helpful.


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