New Year's Means New Hobbies at Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

New Year's Means New Hobbies at Winks Hobbies in Ithaca

RC Model enthusiasts have been waiting and watching for the 2019 models to emerge. And this year is no different with some awesome hobby shops in ithacaunits 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, ATVs...the list is endless. What an exciting time in any model builder's life to get started or progress in this hobby.

It's important to know that your hobby shop in Tompkins County is right here in Ithaca. Wink's Hobbies has been a mainstay in the community and is well-known for stocking the latest and best RC models.  Our professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable staff can answer any question you have and help you get the most out of your purchases.


What's New and Hot in RC Models


Big Squid RC has a great list of some of the newest RC model cars for everything from short track to all terrain.


New from Jason and the crew at JConcepts is a 1967 Chevy Chevelle Clear Body.Designed to fit 2wd short course trucks in the street eliminator drag racing class, the 67′ Chevelle has the scale look that you want with the performance that you need.

* Fully licensed by Chevy

* Extensive decal sheet

* 13″ wheelbase, 10.75″ width

* Optional two piece rear wing

        Designed to fit 1/10 2wd short course trucks


HPI Racing has announced three new vehicles. The latest is the 1979 Ford F-150 Crawler King. The Crawler King was a best seller in America for years, now you can get the latest version that sports a very nicely scaled vintage Ford F-150 body. Here are more highlights- hobby shops in Tompkins County

* 1/10th scale RTR

* 2.2″ pro-level crawling tires

* Heavy duty 4wd system

* Beefy solid axles

* Front mounted battery tray

        Comes with everything needed to run inside the box


Visiting your Ithaca hobby shop can get you really excited about all the fantastic new designs, accessories, and parts you may need for current projects and to help get ready for the spring outdoor adventures.


RC model airplanes have always been a sure winner and Gear Hungry has a list of 10 of the top 2019 models for you to feast your eyes on!


Check out the Cessna 182!


Designed according to Cessna-182 real plane,with cool appearance.

3 coreless motors combination,stronger driving power

EPP composite material, high flexibility, excellent recovery,and not easy to break

Easy operation,suitable for beginners and intermediate flight game players

Apply to indoor and outdoor flight, longer remote control distance. Flying range up to 200m

Rudder volume size adjustable,and you can do all kinds of difficult movements accurately,such as going  forward, up/down, turn left/right, fine tuning, 360-degree rotation,spiral movement,loops,etc.


Come See Us at Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca


The actual ability to walk into your very own Ithaca hobby shop will make the buying experience so much better.  Unlike big box stores and internet retailers, you can get a hands-on experience, touch, feel and talk to our staff about what you need or would like to try.


Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca makes shopping a breeze and with our extensive knowledge, we can get you going in the right direction or flying high with your newest RC model airplane, car, truck, boat or train.  Looking forward to welcoming you to our store and making a lifelong hobby relationship with you.