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RC Hobbies on the Rise During COVID-19

Posted: July 28th, 2020
COVID -19 has changed many aspects of the way we used to live our lives. With school still on break for another couple of weeks, we know tons of parents who are eagerly looking for activities to get their kids active. Social distancing guidelines and state-wide quarantines have made it nearly imposs ...
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Getting Out of the House During COVID-19 with a Fun RC Model Hobby

Posted: June 11th, 2020
For many of us, COVID-19 granted us the opportunity to slow down and remember what’s important. We got a chance to spend much needed time with family members, reorganizing our garages, and reprioritize our lives. However, after months spent adjusting to working from home, helping the kids with their ...
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COVID-19 Gives Us More Time to Spend on Our Hobbies

Posted: May 13th, 2020
Although self-isolation during COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone, it does have its perks. For those of us who have found it challenging to make time for our hobbies in the past, self-isolation has opened up some free time to devote to relaxing pursuits. Turn Networking Time Into Online Hob ...
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Having a Hobby is the Perfect Way to Distract Yourself During your Time in Self-Isolation

Posted: April 13th, 2020
With most states putting either encouraged or forced self-isolation into effect during the current Coronavirus pandemic, many people are struggling with boredom. Fortunately for people who have hobbies, there are many ways to distract yourself and keep boredom at bay. Studies have shown that having ...
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Your RC Hobby Doesn’t Need to Cost an Arm and a Leg

Posted: March 11th, 2020
Some people invest thousands of dollars in their remote control hobby, purchasing the most expensive cars, boats and drones and getting all the latest bells and whistles. This isn’t the typical remote control hobbyist, however. Most people can make RC hobbies a part of their life without having to s ...
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Find Something You Love at Wink’s Hobby Shop

Posted: February 12th, 2020
It’s the month of romance and love. While you’re taking the time to find the perfect gift for someone special in your life, consider finding something for yourself as well. At Wink’s Hobby Shop in Ithaca, we can help you find something you love whatever kind of hobby you’re into. We have model train ...
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Did you Resolve to Find a Hobby in 2020? Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca has you Covered

Posted: January 08th, 2020
New Year's resolutions can be notoriously difficult to follow through on, especially if they aren't any fun. That's why more people than ever are resolving to start a new activity of hobby in the New Year. The right hobby can improve your mood, contribute to better health, and give you a break from ...
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What’s a Holiday Without A Model Train from Winks Hobbies Around the Tree?

Posted: December 11th, 2019
The tradition of a model train around the Christmas tree has been popular in families across the country since the 1800s. Today you can find wonderful model train options for around your Christmas tree at our hobby shop in Ithaca, where you can also buy accessories such as miniature pine trees and b ...
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Top RC Models to Put on Your Holiday Wishlist

Posted: November 13th, 2019
If you’re looking for a great gift for someone special on your list, a remote control car, truck or boat is a great gift that is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Or if you’re longing for an RC car for yourself and want to take your RC racing to the next level, we offer a wide range of RC ...
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RC Race Cars, A Hobby for Kids of All Ages

Posted: October 23rd, 2019
Remote control race cars are an exciting activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Interest in RC race cars is often shared across generations for good reason – the thrill of racing transcends age and there are many benefits for each age group. At our Hobby shop in Tompkins County, we can in ...
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It’s Not Your Grandfathers Model Train Hobby Anymore, See What’s New!

Posted: September 16th, 2019
Model trains have been popular since the turn of the century. While they first became popular as children’s toys, they quickly gained the interest of adults as well, who enjoyed putting together railroad tracks, trains and the surrounding scenery and operating the trains across the tracks. As more a ...
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There is Still Time to Enjoy Your Hobby Before School Starts

Posted: August 14th, 2019
It’s that time of year dreaded by kids and some parents as well – back-to-school season! If you’re like most parents, you’re scrambling to get all the school supplies and school clothes lined up for your children while still keeping up with your normal routine. You figure it’s time to put away your ...
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Summertime Means Warm Days, the Great Outdoors and Hobby Fun

Posted: July 17th, 2019
Enjoying the great outdoors and soaking up some sunshine is even more fun when you and your friends are sharing your fondness for a great pastime like racing remote control cars or navigating the local lake with an RC speed boat or sailboat. At our Hobby Shop in Tompkins County, you can find everyth ...
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What are the Latest Trends in the RC Industry?

Posted: June 21st, 2019
Hobby shops in Ithaca have been selling various remote control toys for years. A few decades ago, there were two distinct markets within the RC industry – those who dedicated serious time and money in RC cars and trucks for racing, and those who purchased less expensive RC kits and vehicles such as ...
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The Weather Warms Up in May, Time to Take Your Hobby Outside

Posted: May 09th, 2019
Warmer weather is moving in after a long, cold winter and it’s time to get outside with your hobbies. Instead of hunkering over a kit putting something together, take advantage of the great outdoors with some of Wink’s Hobbies outdoor hobbies. They combine a wide range of activities with the chance ...
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Share Dad’s Hobby this Father’s Day with a Trip to Wink’s Hobby Shop

Posted: April 24th, 2019
Bypass all those boring Father’s Day gifts this year and spend some time with him sharing his favorite hobby. At Wink’s Hobby shop in Ithaca, we’ve been stocking everything hobby enthusiasts need to fuel their interest in model trains, cars, planes, rockets and boats for years. We’ve kept up with th ...
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Best Remote-Control Brands on the Market

Posted: March 19th, 2019
What makes an exceptional remote-control vehicle? What brands offer the best products for building RC vehicles? Where do you go to purchase parts that are guaranteed to create an experience that’s unforgettable? With so many remote-control brands on the market, it can be difficult to find exactly wh ...
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Hobby Sports: Lifetime Passions Forming Bonds and Connecting People

Posted: February 15th, 2019
In this digital age we live in where video games such as Fortnite are taking over, many people don’t realize that traditional hobby sports are right around the corner from them! Wink’s Hobbies hobby shop in Tompkins county serves customers with a vast array of remote and radio controlled vehicles an ...
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New Year's Means New Hobbies at Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: January 09th, 2019
RC Model enthusiasts have been waiting and watching for the 2019 models to emerge. And this year is no different with some awesome units coming out and getting rave reviews. The gift giving season may have brought you or your children an intro to RC model airplanes, model trains, RC trucks, cars, AT ...
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The Holidays are Always an Exciting Time at Winks Hobby Shop

Posted: December 11th, 2018
Excitement and magic is in the air as the Holiday Season gets into full swing. As your Ithaca hobby shop, we are ready to help you bring smiles to all the RC enthusiasts on your gift-giving list. Our expansive selection of the latest models, tried-and-true favorites, accessories, parts and helpful s ...
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Winks Hobby Shop in Ithaca, Your Local Alternative to Internet Shopping

Posted: November 14th, 2018
While the Internet continues to grow and push smaller stores out of business, Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is determined to be your first stop for RC models and accessories. The younger generation has become attached to their electronics and are comfortable surfing the internet for deals and purchases. ...
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Some People Take Their "Hobbies" Seriously!

Posted: October 17th, 2018
Generations of hobby enthusiasts have enjoyed the varied options in the hobby industry from building scale models, designing scenes for railroad operations, RC models from model airplanes, RC model trucks, race cars, All-terrain vehicles, boats and now the multi-rotor and UAVs.   We spent ho ...
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Online Shopping Can’t Replace the Thrill of the Local Hobby Shop

Posted: September 19th, 2018
Central New York hobbiests are fortunate to have a hobby shop in Ithaca to browse hands-on and talk with local enthusiasts. Wink's Hobby Shop carries some of the top lines of RC models, parts and accessories for beginners through to seasoned RC hobby lovers. With the advent and significant growth ...
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The Competitive Side of the Hobby Industry

Posted: August 08th, 2018
People have enjoyed their hobbies for centuries. Whether it's collecting, artwork, knitting, gardening or remote control models, scale trains, or some other hobby that is enjoyed with passion, there are many opportunities to grow, learn and even compete with others.   For those of us with ...
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Summer is the Perfect Time to Get Your Kids Off the Couch and Get Started on a Lifetime Hobby

Posted: July 18th, 2018
# Summer vacation is here!  Families with children know how difficult it can be to keep their youngsters occupied and engaged. Most children see summer vacation as an opportunity to hang around, play video games all day, and generally take a huge breather after a long school year.   ...
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Treat That Recent Graduate to Their Favorite Hobby

Posted: June 20th, 2018
Congratulations to all the families who have supported their children through school and watched them walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.  Job well done!  This time of year can be very busy with graduation, future plans, going out into the workforce and/or off to college in a ...
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Get Outside and Enjoy Your Hobby This Spring

Posted: May 23rd, 2018
We've been looking forward to better weather and some warmth after another long winter. Now is the time we've all been waiting for. It's time to get outside and have fun!  Along with school getting out soon, family vacations, summer sports and all things outdoorsy, this is the time of year RC M ...
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Have you Stopped by Winks Hobby Shop in Ithaca Lately?

Posted: April 18th, 2018
It's been such a pleasure seeing so many of our customers this winter. And now with Spring here, we are gearing up to bringing you and your family back outdoors to experience the top RC models on the market today.   Remote controlled toys were first aimed at and enjoyed by children of all ...
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Wink’s Hobbies in Tompkins County is Your Central, New York Hobby Experts

Posted: March 21st, 2018 much relief we are all looking forward to the end of winter and the excitement that Spring brings to us all. Winter has many activities that may have kept you outside and enjoying the snow, though perhaps not.   RC hobby enthusiasts often enjoy the slower ...
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What’s Trending in the RC Model Industry

Posted: February 21st, 2018
Suffering from mid-winter blues?  It's time to pull out that model kit you got for Christmas and get to work. Many new remote control products hit the market over the holidays and if you had been a Good Boy (or Girl), chances are you might have received one of the newest units on the market. ...
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Didn't Get What you Wanted for Christmas, Don't Worry Winks Hobbies Has you Covered

Posted: January 12th, 2018 The Holidays have passed and everyone is settling down for a long winter. Although the current arctic blast is not favorable to outside activities (other than skiing and ice fishing), for those of us who enjoy RC hobbies, this is a great time to plan.   Did ...
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Take a Trip to Winks Hobbies in Ithaca for the Holidays

Posted: December 20th, 2017
Holiday shopping is in full force and there is nothing like surprising your RC hobbyist with a brand new model this Christmas. Your Ithaca hobby shop has the most sought after brands and new models waiting your delight. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is well-known for the variety of RC models incl ...
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Why Model Trains Remain Such a Fascination with Hobby Enthusiasts

Posted: November 08th, 2017
Remember how much you wanted that electric train that ran around the Christmas tree when you were a child? That feeling never goes away for Model Train hobby enthusiasts. The birth of enthusiasm over model trains becomes a lifelong interest that grows in young and old alike.   Model train ...
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October is a Good Time to Jump Start your RC Model Hobby at Winks Hobbies

Posted: October 11th, 2017
Summer has flown by and we're now officially into Fall!  What a wonderful time of year to enjoy even more of the great outdoors. Venues are bursting with color, crisp air and fall scents of apples and pumpkin everything. If you've found the summer too hot to be outside, then you will ju ...
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September is a Good Time to Stop By Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: September 20th, 2017
If summertime was fun, then the cool crisp air of fall should be amazing! Here we are at September and the joy of being outdoors continues. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is pleased to bring you the latest in RC model trucks, model airplanes, all-terrain vehicles, and the gear that goes with them.&nb ...
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Race on Down to Wink's Hobbies For The Latest RC Models

Posted: August 23rd, 2017
The remote control hobby industry is constantly changing and improving as new technology breaks into this exciting hobby. With the holidays right around the corner, RC manufacturers are working diligently to get those new models out on the market. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is ready to introdu ...
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What is the Hobby Manufacturers Association

Posted: July 19th, 2017
Our industry continues to grow and evolve as the hobby enthusiasts demand more advanced technologies and remote control models become more advanced. The HMA, Hobby Manufacturers Association, is the trade association for manufacturers, importers, publishers, producers and suppliers of all model ...
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School's Out, That Means More Time For Hobbies

Posted: June 21st, 2017
The time the children have been waiting for – School Is Out!!!  Summer vacation can leave kids with either a ton of things to do or limited activities depending on location and situations. The routine of school and those school supported events stop abruptly and there has to be things to k ...
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Winks Hobbies in Ithaca Has What You Are Looking For

Posted: May 17th, 2017
How many of you remember what it was like to watch RC model airplanes fly, dive and swoop above you when you were a child? Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca remembers and can't wait to introduce you to the wonderful hobby or RC models, or to fuel your current interest with some of the latest RC model tr ...
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Where do Drone's Fit into the Hobby Industry

Posted: April 19th, 2017
About 2.8 million drones were sold in the United States last year, about 1.2 million of them over the holidays, according to the Consumer Technology Association, a lobbying group. As of Dec. 13, just over 500,000 people had registered with the F.A.A. Surely the rest of the owners will be stepping fo ...
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March into Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca This Month

Posted: March 29th, 2017
Excitement is in the air as March opens before us bringing the promise of warmer days and chances to get outside! This is an excellent time to visit your Ithaca hobby shop and get ready to play! Model airplanes, RC model trucks, monster trucks, ATVs, and a myriad of other RC products await y ...
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Take a Trip to Winks Hobby Shop in Ithaca

Posted: February 15th, 2017
You made it to February!  Christmas is past and everyone hopefully had awesome times with friends and family. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is pleased that you chose us for all your RC hobbiest needs and gifts. With winter holding tight right now, though we will know shortly what Punxsutawny ...
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Top Trends in the Hobby Industry for 2017

Posted: January 18th, 2017
2016 is behind us and for many in the RC hobby, it was a good year, but 2017 looks to be moving along with great speed all ready. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is perched on the edge of astounding new developments and is excited to bring you exactly the products that you need. Our area is activit ...
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Celebrate the Holidays With a Trip to Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: December 14th, 2016
When we were little, all we wanted for Christmas was our two front teeth. Those were the days, right? Times changes, interests change and we find out there are awesome hobbies to get involved with. RC models can bring years of fun and togetherness for the whole family.  Or it can be a ...
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The Holiday's Are Perfect For The RC Model Enthusiast in Your Family

Posted: November 30th, 2016
Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is a bustling, exciting place throughout the year, but at the holidays?  Watch out!  Many new RC models and accessories come out in time for the holiday season which gives enthusiasts a plentiful supply of exciting new gadgets to choose from. If you have an RC m ...
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The History of the RC Hobby Industry

Posted: October 19th, 2016
It's hard to believe, but RC (radio-controlled) model airplanes were around in 1898 thanks to Nikola Tesla. It's amazing to see the evolving of this great hobby and to learn about the people involved. Much is owed to amateur hobbiests who embraced new technology as the years went on. Wi ...
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Get Your RC Hobby Racing with a Trip to Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: September 28th, 2016
Summer has come to an end but your RC Hobby should still be raring to go into the Fall.  Cooler weather and wide open spaces will provide you with hours of enjoyment where ever you choose to go. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is just the place for you to refurbish the RC Model you've been using over ...
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Put your RC Hobby in High Gear with a Trip to Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: August 17th, 2016
Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is your one-stop hobby shop for everything you need for your RC vehicles and entertainment. More and more people are finding the RC hobby to be a fun, relaxing, and interesting activity. With summer drawing to a close and cooler weather coming along, there are even m ...
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Hit the Trails with the Latest Off Road RC Models from Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: July 13th, 2016
Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca wants to welcome you to the best and most equipped RC model shop in Ithaca. The summer is upon us and with it are numerous opportunities to get outside with your favorite remote controlled models. Before heading out to the trails, have you decided on what type of RC ...
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Take Your Hobby to Stewart Park This Summer

Posted: June 29th, 2016
Hobbiests are ready to bring out their favorite models and will spend many happy hours at Stewart Park in Ithaca this year.  Stewart Park is a regionally active park with several facilities including pavilions (available for rent), tennis courts, a playground with several play structures includ ...
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Model Airplanes in Ithaca

Posted: May 25th, 2016
It's so exciting for Springtime to arrive. The hobby enthusiast looks forward all winter to the joys of operating their RC model trucks and model airplanes in the warm sunshine.  Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca has every possible model and accessory you could possibly need to enjoy a wonderful season. ...
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Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is Your Hometown Hobby Shop

Posted: April 27th, 2016
After another winter and working on your inside projects, the go-to hobby shop in Ithaca is located right downtown at 726 West Court Street. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is the place to go for serious hobbiests and newcomers alike. Whether you enjoy building models or the exciting past time of ...
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Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca Has All Your Hobby Needs

Posted: March 16th, 2016
Are you searching for a hobby shop in Ithaca that carries the latest and greatest RC model trucks, cars, helicopters and model airplanes? You’ll be happy to know that there’s an Ithaca hobby shop located downtown where you can find RC models for beginners, and for the experienced hobbyist. RC ...
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The Growing Hobby Industry

Posted: February 17th, 2016
Were you surprised to find out that there’s an Ithaca hobby shop located in the heart of the city? While it’s true that the hobby industry has changed in many ways over the past 20 years, and technology plays a huge role in that change, it’s also true that more people than ever are flocking to ho ...
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Ithaca Area Hobby Enthusiasts Count on Wink’s Hobbies

Posted: January 13th, 2016
Ithaca is a city that is big on community, and one of the great things about living in this town is that you can often find supportive people who enjoy a wide range of activities. Take hobbies, for instance. Pursuing a hobby is a passion for many people here in Ithaca, and Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca i ...
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Take a Trip to Winks Hobbies in Ithaca This Winter

Posted: December 09th, 2015
Winter season has finally arrived and with it comes the time of year to focus on making repairs and upgrading your RC model collection. If you’re an aficionado of RC model trucks and cars, you’ve probably run some of your favorite models numerous times. Just like with regular vehicles, RC model vehi ...
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This Holiday Season Stop by Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: November 23rd, 2015
The holiday season is an exciting time at Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca. This is the time of year when every fan of RC model trucks, cars, boats and model airplanes gets giddy with excitement. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a “died in the wool” RC hobby fan, interested in becoming a fan or some ...
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Take Your Hobby to the Next Level at Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: October 14th, 2015
There’s nothing like being a newbie in the world of RC models. First, there was that moment when you discovered this whole RC hobby scene and thought it was the coolest thing ever. Curiosity got you to the point where you began exploring all the different options available for RC model trucks, plane ...
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Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca Has All Your Hobby Needs

Posted: September 23rd, 2015
Ever dream of flying an airplane through the sky without being required to take a single flight lesson? If so, you’re like many land bound flight dreamers – you want to be a pilot, without having to go through the time and expense required to fly a regular sized plane. Okay, then what is your alt ...
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Take to the Air With Wink’s Hobby Shop in Ithaca

Posted: August 05th, 2015
The thrill of flying an airplane is one of those things that must be experienced, because it’s difficult to describe with mere words. If you’re like most plane lovers, you want to enjoy flying planes without spending thousands on flying lessons, which are also very time consuming. The best way to do ...
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The Longer Days of Summer Gives You More Time Outside With Your RC Hobby

Posted: July 08th, 2015
You’ve waited all year for this season to arrive and now its here – good old summertime. As an RC hobby enthusiast you don’t have to worry about growing bored during those long hot days of summer. When you’re not busy working or doing chores you can always turn to your collection of hobby cars, truc ...
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Start Your Summer Off With a Trip to Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca

Posted: June 24th, 2015
The start of summer is always a great time of year for RC model fans, because the weather is perfect for operating your favorite RC model trucks, cars, planes and other remote control vehicles. Beginning of summer is also a good time to attend to your models that need repair, and to discover new and ...
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Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca is Your RC Repair Headquarters

Posted: May 25th, 2015
Spring is here and it’s time to dust off your favorite RC model trucks, cars, planes, trains, boats and helicopters, test them out and see if they’re in good running shape. Chances are that one or more of your models are showing signs of wear and tear after repeated runs outdoors. This is natural, b ...
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April is the Perfect Time to Visit Winks Hobbies

Posted: April 29th, 2015
April is finally here and with it comes nice weather that allows RC fans a chance to rev up the engines of RC trucks and cars and get back to having some outside fun! In the Ithaca area, Wink’s Hobbies is the best hobby shop in Ithaca to visit during the month of April, especially if you love all ...
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Wink’s Hobby Shop in Ithaca is Your One Stop Hobby Shop

Posted: March 04th, 2015
Even in the midst of winter, many fans of RC model trucks, cars, planes, boats and helicopters are dreaming of warmer weather days. It’s been a particularly cold winter in Ithaca, and surrounding areas, and it’s not uncommon to have a little cabin fever during this time of year. But, fortunately, th ...
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Making Remote Controlled Hobbies: A Family Affair

Posted: February 04th, 2015
Here at Wink’s Hobby Shop in Ithaca we get to meet and speak with many customers who are lifelong fans of remote controlled vehicles of all kinds. They may have different favorites they’re looking for such as RC model trucks, planes, cars, boats or helicopters. But, for many of these RC devotees, th ...
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Plowing Through the Snow With Wink’s Hobbies

Posted: January 21st, 2015
Wintertime is a slower-paced time of year for dedicated RC fans visiting an Ithaca hobby shop such as Wink’s Hobbies. While many hobbyist keep their models safely tucked away on a shelf somewhere in the home, a few people love getting out there in the cold and snow with their RC model trucks. Are th ...
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Model Trains and the Holiday Season a Perfect Fit

Posted: December 10th, 2014
While chatting with our customers at our Ithaca hobby shop about RC model trucks, cars and boats, occasionally we’ll be asked about ideas for holiday gifts. For an Ithaca hobby shop like Winks Hobbies in Ithaca, there’s literally tons of items we can think of that would make any new or seasoned hobb ...
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The Top RC Model Truck Brands

Posted: November 19th, 2014
Some of our customers coming into Winks Hobbies in Ithaca ask us specifically for our recommendations regarding RC model trucks. We know this is something that many RC hobby enthusiasts want to know; regardless of whether you live near our hobby shop in Ithaca. So, we decided to do some research, wh ...
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Plowing Through the Leaf Pile With Your Favorite RC Model

Posted: October 22nd, 2014
October is the time of year when the leaves on the trees start turning from summer green to fall colors of orange, red and golden yellow. Here at Wink’s Ithaca hobby shop, we love this time of year. The warm, humid days of summer are over and the crisp breezy days of fall are perfect for having some ...
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Fall in Ithaca is the Perfect Time for Model Rocket Launches

Posted: September 24th, 2014
With the fall breezes beginning to course through the local parks and recreational areas around Ithaca many model rocket enthusiasts are gearing up to let their favorite rockets soar high into the air. This fall make sure you get the most out of these dwindling  fall days by stopping by your lo ...
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Wink’s Hobbies Has Plenty of RC Models to Help Take Your Hobby to the Skies

Posted: September 17th, 2014
Are you an RC hobby enthusiast who is new to the Ithaca area? Well, if you’re looking for a shop in town where you can find dozens of your favorite RC models, your search is over, because Wink’s Hobbies is here to assist you. Our RC hobby shop in downtown Ithaca is where you’ll find all the lates ...
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Summertime is the Perfect Time to Upgrade Your Model Train Hobby

Posted: July 09th, 2014
The lazy days of summertime have finally arrived.This is the perfect time of year to make all of your train model dreams into a reality. Like most model train enthusiasts, you probably are not fully satisfied with your current train set up. Maybe the layout and trains need some minor tweaks.Or, perh ...
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Ithaca Has Plenty of Spots to Enjoy Your RC Hobby

Posted: June 11th, 2014
As an RC hobbyist living in Ithaca or the surrounding area, you are pretty fortunate in that there are plenty of choices when it comes to enjoying your favorite models. Not only is Ithaca one of the most beautiful places in New York state, it also has several parks and recreational areas where you c ...
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Wink’s Hobby Shop Opens Our New Location at 726 W Court St Ithaca

Posted: May 28th, 2014
Wink’s Ithaca hobby shop is still the best place in town to find everything on your model wish list and we've out grown our former space at the body shop and have moved next door to our new shop, Wink’s is now at 726 West Court St., Ithaca, NY. We’re all set up in our new downtown shop and open for ...
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Stewart Park is The Perfect Place for Your RC Hobby

Posted: April 30th, 2014
Ithaca is fortunate enough to be located in an area that is surrounded by recreational parks. On the edge of the city is Stewart Park. The park is a main attraction for local residents and out of town visitors. For RC hobby enthusiasts this popular city park is a great spot to spend a day outdoors w ...
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Check Out The Latest RC Model Cars at Winks Hobbies

Posted: April 23rd, 2014
Boy, if you had millions of dollars to do whatever you wanted you would build a large garage and purchase a fleet of dream cars. You love collecting cars and this scenario would be a dream comes true. But, unless you win the lottery or discover a rich relative somewhere that’s not going to happen. F ...
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Springtime is the Perfect Time to Tune Up Your Favorite Hobby

Posted: March 19th, 2014
Ah, the smell of spring in the air. For the avid outdoor R/C model enthusiast spring is the beginning of a new season of spectacular fun. Hobbyist living in the Finger Lakes region of upstate, NY have spent all winter envisioning the moment when they can finally take their favorite rc model car, tru ...
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Check Out Winks Hobbies For RC Helicopters

Posted: March 12th, 2014
If you want to get your hands on a RC helicopter and find out for yourself how much fun they are to fly, you definitely need to stop by Wink's hobby shop Ithaca. Because we have a very wide variety, we'll be able to help you find one that you're really excited about flying. Since this specific ho ...
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Looking For Model Trains and Accessories, See What Winks Hobbies Ithaca Has in Store

Posted: February 13th, 2014
If you have decided that this is going to be the year that you get started with model trains, it's not going to take long before you discover that this is a wonderful hobby you're going to be able to enjoy your entire life. Whether your interest in model trains came from a friend, family member or j ...
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What’s New in the Model Rocket Industry

Posted: January 29th, 2014
Whether you've been involved in the model rocket industry for longer than you can remember or you've decided that 2014 is going to be the year that you pick up this hobby, you may have an interest in knowing what's new within this exciting world. If that's the case, be sure to keep reading, because ...
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Snow Doesn’t Have to Slow Down Your RC Hobby

Posted: January 22nd, 2014
If you love winter because it means lots of great food and fun holiday activities, but hate the fact that it gets in the way of your RC hobby, you'll be happy to know that you don't need to pump the brakes on this passion just because the temperature takes a plunge. Instead, you just need to know th ...
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December in Ithaca is the Perfect Time to Visit Winks Hobbies

Posted: December 24th, 2013
If you're going to be in Ithaca during the month of December, you definitely need to stop by Winks Hobbies. Not only is our friendly staff always happy to talk about any type of RC vehicle or other hobby topic, but we also have a lot of items that make truly ideal gifts. By giving someone of any age ...
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Forget the Socks This Holiday Season, Give Dad a RC Hobby Gift Instead

Posted: December 18th, 2013
If you want to give your dad a gift he's truly going to enjoy, Wink's Hobbies Ithaca hobby store reminds you that fun needs to be your primary focus. Although classic gifts like socks or a shirt can be nice, the big problem is they're simply not memorable. So even though your dad may actually wear w ...
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As the Holidays Approach, Consider a RC Hobby Gift

Posted: November 21st, 2013
Most individuals want to give nice holiday gifts to the special people in their lives. While someone who's really into fashion may appreciate a tie or socks as a gift, those are generally examples of the types of gifts that, despite good intentions, simply miss the mark. Whether you've often given t ...
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Great RC Car or Truck Handling Starts With the Right Tires

Posted: November 13th, 2013
If you had to pick which component of a RC car or truck has the biggest impact on its handling, what would you pick? Most RC enthusiasts agree that a vehicle's tires have the biggest impact on how it handles. Regardless of whether the tires are made from rubber or foam, learning more about how weigh ...
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Top Five RC Truck Brands

Posted: October 30th, 2013
Whether you're totally pumped to start a new hobby or you've been into RC trucks for awhile and are ready to add a great new model to your collection, here are the five brands that you can always count on to produce killer trucks: HPI With feature lists that are so long someone could write a ...
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Slope Planes: Not Just Hand Gliders Anymore!

Posted: October 23rd, 2013
It wasn't that long ago when simple motorized gliders were the standard for slope planes where you launched your 2 -3 channel glider and gently soared through the skies. While those model planes are still really cool, some feel they don't compare to the power of a RC vehicle. The good news is if you ...
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What is the Difference Between Radio Controlled and Remote Controlled?

Posted: September 18th, 2013
If you're looking for a new hobby that you can always count on to deliver fun, a few different RC models that you saw online or in a hobby shop Ithaca may have caught your eye. One of the great things about starting this type of hobby is it's something that people of all ages can enjoy. That means y ...
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The Top Five RC Car Brands

Posted: September 11th, 2013
If you're new to the RC world but are eager to get involved, you may be wondering which brands you can count on to deliver the most excitement and fun. While this question may be slightly subjective in nature, running Winks Hobbies hobby shop Ithaca gives us the opportunity to be involved in this aw ...
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Take Your Hobby Off-Road

Posted: August 28th, 2013
  Exceed, Iron Track and Traxxas are just a few of the awesome brands of off-road RC trucks that are available. And when it comes to off-road cars, brands like Kyosho and Maisto have some really cool options available as well. The terrain around the Finger Lakes region makes our Ithaca hobby ...
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While in Ithaca, Don’t Forget to Stop by Wink's Hobbies

Posted: August 13th, 2013
If you're thinking about taking a trip to Ithaca, NY don't forget to include a visit to Wink's Hobbies. Since Ithaca is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, its diverse outdoor settings provide the perfect backdrop for your RC out door hobby. Let's go over some places you'll definitely w ...
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How to Choose The Right Body of Water for Your RC Boat

Posted: July 29th, 2013
Whether you just bought your first boat or have a garage full of RC models, you may be looking for somewhere new to enjoy your favorite pastime. That's why Wink's Hobbies Ithaca Hobby Shop is going to cover a few tips for using your RC watercraft at the lake, as well as the best lakes in the US for ...
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The Sky's the Limit for RC Plane Hobbyists !

Posted: July 13th, 2013
The Sky's the Limit for RC Plane Hobbyists ! Whether you have previous experience with other types of remote controlled models or you're looking for a completely new hobby, flying RC planes is a whole lot of fun. One of the really rewarding aspects of this hobby is there's always room for improv ...
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For the Model Train Enthusiast, It's All About the Details!

Posted: June 26th, 2013
For the Model Train Enthusiast, It's All About the Details   Whether you're thinking about getting involved in this hobby or you have a loved one who's passionate about model trains including brands like Lionel, Bachmann and Atlas trains, you've probably noticed the fact that most enthusi ...
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4 Reasons Summertime is the Perfect Season for Your RC Hobby!

Posted: June 18th, 2013
Summertime is RC Hobby Time: One of the great things about having an RC hobby is it's something you can enjoy all year long. Everyone knows what the winters are like in Ithaca New York, but even when you're in the part of winter when it's freezing cold and already dark by the time you get out of ...
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Leading RC and Hobby Model Brands

Posted: May 29th, 2013
Leading RC and Model Brands: The Top 6 You Don't Want to Miss Are you exploring the world of RC and model vehicles for the first time? Or have you been involved with this hobby for awhile but are looking for something new? In either case, if you're looking for a new radio controlled vehicle, you ...
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5 Reasons a Radio Controlled (RC) Hobby Makes Sense

Posted: May 15th, 2013
Whether you're thinking about dipping your toe into the  world or you're already a passionate hobbyist who wants another opinion to back up your attempts at persuading a friend to get involved, let's look at the top five reasons why this type of hobby is so rewarding: Fun While you probab ...
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Wink's Hobbies Launches New Website

Posted: March 25th, 2013
Wink's Hobbies is proud to annouce the launching of their new website. Visit us for the latest brands, replacement parts and industry news for all your rc controlled vehicles and remote controlled brands or stop by our location located at 720 W Court St, Ithaca, NY 14850. ...
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