There are many sources of R/C equipment.  The first source should be your local hobby shop.  In Waterloo, that's HobbyTown at 2204 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702.  They carry electric powered aircraft, drones, Spektrum transmitters & receivers, batteries, fuel, adhesives and building supplies.  If they don't have it in the store, they can order it for you with delivery in a couple of days.


Another choice for R/C equipment in Iowa is Hobby Haven in Des Moines, IA  (Phone 800-697-1213 to order) - one day delivery to Cedar Falls.


SIG Manufacturing is based in Montezuma, IA.  They make and distribute R/C aircraft ARFs & Kits, fuel, bulk balsa and R/C accessories.  Sig products can be purchased  online or from a SIG retailer.  You can also purchase items at the factory in Montezuma and save shipping costs.


There are some things that cannot be found or have a limited selection in Iowa.  For those items, you need to go to the Internet.  To help you find those unusual things, we've compiled the following list.




Online Stores in alphabetic order

(These stores carry a wide range of R/C products and are not listed in the specialty retailer section.)


Note:  When ordering from Bang-good or HobbyKing, you can specify warehouse location.  If you order from Hong Kong, your order can take anywhere from one week to several weeks due to shipping times and US Customs clearance.  Ordering from a US warehouse has normal shipping times of one week or less.


Specialty R/C Retailers - these companies carry a variety of R/C items but are listed according to their primary products


Note:  EDF = Electric Ducted Fan Jet


R/C Aircraft


Battery Chargers


Batteries - A123 ( LiNP = Lithium NanoPhosphate)


Batteries - LiPo & LiFePO4




Bomb Release (RC bombs, not real bombs!)


Caddy & Tool Racks, Magnetic Latches, Ammo Box Racks


Carbon Fiber & Foam


Engines & parts






Fuel & Smoke Pumps


Fuel Tanks





  • Du-Bro (a wide range of RC products)
  • Sullivan Products (Electric Starters, Fuel Tanks, Push Rods and more)
  • Robart (Fuel Systems, Control Horns and Wheels)


2-Cycle Oil


Pilot Figures




Radios (Transmitters & Receivers)


Retractable Landing Gear



  • ProModeler (Servos, Motors and Electrical Components)
  • Servo City (Hitec & Futaba and servo extensions)



  • Tru-Turn (Aluminum Spinners, Prop Nuts & Hubs and Adapters)



  • Ohio Superstar (Scale Tail-wheel Assemblies & Tires)
      • Ohio Superstar has purchased Dave Brown Products
  • Robart (Wheels and Struts)


Wiring & Switches


Stripped Glow Plug & Engine Repair

  • Lee Custom Engines
      • no web site or email
      • see ad in "MA Marketplace" in Model Aviation magazine
      • Lee Custom Engines




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