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Feb 13, 2002, 08:19 AM
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any good hobby shops in Minneapolis MN?


I'm going to Minneapolis and am wondering where the best shops for E-flight are. Anybody know of a good store?
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Feb 13, 2002, 08:49 AM
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Several shops in MSP area; some better than others.

Are you looking fr something in particular? If yes, I might be able to tell your which one to go to if your want.

The MARCEE website ( http://www.marcee.org/ )has a list of MSP area shops.
Feb 13, 2002, 03:55 PM
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I am looking for a shop that has some park flyers and some info on electric heli's.
Or just a good place to spend $$$
Feb 13, 2002, 04:20 PM
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Hub Hobby is good and there are several other good hobby stores too. I'd just grab a phone book while you're here and look under hobbies. You'll have no trouble getting rid of those excess $$$.

I'm looking for some good electric flying fields north or west of Minneapolis. Close to 694/494 would be best. Ideally something where I could send a plane stupid-far without anyone getting upset. Any ideas?
Feb 13, 2002, 04:26 PM
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National HC, H Warehouse, and both Hub HC locations have some Park Flyers and assorted motors, ESCs, cells/packs, etc.

Warehouse will have the best prices, Hub the wider selection, and National some great info. Canít speak to the other shops as Iíve either never been to them or donít remember them as having much.

Hub and Warehouse are only a few blocks apart in Richfield, National is to the North, and the other Hub is to the N.E.

I think I saw a Corona @ Warehouse and theyíve had Piccoloís. The Hub nearby has Picís and ECOís; the other Hub has Ikarus parts. National does glow helicopters quite well.

Richfield is where Iíd spend my time if I were you.

North of 694 on Central Ave. (past National) is the National Sports Complex (Blaine) ist a great place to fly; though soccer has priority!
Feb 13, 2002, 05:00 PM
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If I recall correctly the "Hub" used to be over at the "Hub" shopping center at 66th and Lyndale but moved to Penn Ave and about two blocks North of 66th on the left side as you drive North. I am told it has a good selection of electrics by my brother who still lives in Minnesota. Can't help with flying fields as the ones I used are long time housing developments. Mike Heer
Do they still have the Woodcraft Hobby store chain in the twin cities. I spent a lot of my money at their store on Lake St. on trains when I was a child.
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Feb 13, 2002, 09:20 PM
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Flying sites to the north


In Blaine there's a sod farm where a lot of the glider pilots and a few electric guys fly. It's Fricke Sod, on hwy 242, a mile east of hwy 65 (Central).

Another couple miles east in Lino Lakes is Robinson's Sod on 242 (fly on the south side of the road only!).

In both places the owners are cool with rc.

Bill in Minneapolis