Treat That Recent Graduate to Their Favorite Hobby

Treat That Recent Graduate to Their Favorite Hobby

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 few months.  As hobby shop in Tompkins Countywith many celebrations, treating our recent grads to a surprise gift can be a very memorable occasion.

Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca can help you choose the perfect gift for your graduate with our fine selection of remote control models. Hobbiests of all ages truly appreciate receiving model airplanes, RC model trucks, or whatever model they have been dreaming of.  Certainly you have heard or seen their wish list if RC is their passion.


What's Hot at Your Ithaca Hobby Shop


We are your premier hobby shop in Ithaca and are always excited to show and demonstrate to you our newest products.  Our shop contains everything from RTR (Ready-to-Run) models up to and including kits that you build yourself.  Our experienced and friendly staff love what they do and can direct you to the RC models, parts and accessories that will provide you the best value and hours of fun.


What happens when you round up 3 of Traxxas’ fastest vehicles for one bash session? When the “slowest” truck is capable of 65+mph, you know the dirt is going to fly. Check out the wild action as the Bandit VXL, Rustler VXL, and Stampede VXL debut their new Rock N’ Roll ProGraphix™ painted bodies with huge 3s LiPo power. It’s a wheelie popping, power sliding, dirt roosting power trip you won’t soon forget.


The power for the VXL's over-the-top performance comes from the extreme Velineon VXL-3s ESC and motor. With over 11 volts from a 3s LiPo battery, intense speed is always at your fingertips. All three models feature Traxxas’ innovative TSM™ stability management to put the power down reliably without dulling down any of the fun.


Best Model Airplanes for 2018


GP Avistar Elite - The BEST Remote Controlled Airplane for Beginners


 The GreatPlanes Avistar Elite, is our #1 best remote control airplane for beginners, intermediates, and experts. Seriously, there’s a reason why it’s so darn popular! Out of the box, it has all required things to start flying. Aside for fuel, there’s really not much else you’d need that would seriously hold you Hobby shops in Central, NYback.


Great-Planes (GP) is known for making a verity of models, from planes, flight sims, and a wide verity of spare parts that would make repairs a piece of cake.


2 E-Flite UMX Radian U2980 - Lightweight Electric RC Plane for Beginners


By comparison to the #1 mentioned previously, this one is 3x cheaper and just as fun. What sets apart the electric E-Flite U2980 Radian is how it's designed... it's a glider. You see, it's really designed to let the wind take its source. You being the pilot, have to steer it towards with and against the wind. It launches exclusively by hand with NO landing gear or any fuss.


You'd think that landing it is a giant pain, but actually it isn't. It's so lightweight, it will land with very little space and suffer little to no damage even at the harshest hard landing.


Costzon ASW28 Sail Plane Kit


 If you though this was one of the best looking planes around, you're not along. We thought this was worth mentioning just because of the looks. But of course, that is not the only reason why. There's quite a few.

Unlike the above mentioned models, this is a almost ready to fly kit. This means you need to buy a few more things before you can start taking it to the skies. Now, typically this would be a brushless motor, battery, ecu, receiver, servos, and a few other things.


Getting it ready for flying isn't that expensive, your budget can dictate that. For as little as 50 dollars if you budget appropriately, you can be ready to get started.  (Courtesy


There simply is not enough room to discuss all the fantastic new products on the market.  Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca can show you RC models in any genre you may be interested in.  Need a model or part that for some reason we don't have in stock?  No problem.  We can obtain any item you need quickly and have it in your hands in no time.


Stop by to see us today for the perfect graduation gift!!