Get Your RC Hobby Racing with a Trip to Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca

Get Your RC Hobby Racing with a Trip to Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca

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 the summer, or perhaps to purchase a brand new, updated version for more exciting fun.

The crisp fall air, bright colors, and less people make getting your RC hobby racing along quickly. There are so many products and models to choose from, you need to check out the premier hobby shop in Ithaca to see all the new models available.  Being outside this time of year is exhilarating and a great way to spend weekend time with your children. 

Children also love the excitement of operating model airplanes and RC model trucks. A bonus is quality time with your children and getting them involved in a rewarding hobby that will last them a lifetime.

Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca

When you think of hobby stores, you want to be able to have one close and convenient with a wide variety of products. Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca is your one-stop hobby  shop with everything you could possibly imagine for your hobby needs.

If you are, indeed, an RC hobby enthusiast, you will find our staff to be extremely professional and knowledgeable when it comes to the various levels of RC models we have in stock. Whether you're a first timer or an experienced hobbiest, we have something specially for you.

Hobby Grade RC Models

Yes, there are several levels of RC model airplanes, RC model trucks, helicopters, cars, all terrain vehicles and so much more.

Hobby grade RC systems have modular designs. Many cars, boats, and aircraft can accept equipment from different manufacturers, so it is possible to take RC equipment from a car and install it into a boat, for example.

However, moving the receiver component between aircraft and surface vehicles is illegal in most countries as radio frequency laws allocate separate bands for air and surface models. This is done for safety reasons.

Most manufacturers now offer "frequency modules" (known as crystals) that simply plug into the back of their transmitters, allowing one to change frequencies, and even bands, at will. Some of these modules are capable of "synthesizing" many different channels within their assigned band.

Hobby grade models can be fine tuned, unlike most toy grade models. For example, cars often allow toe-in, camber and caster angle adjustments, just like their real-life counterparts. All modern "computer" radios allow each function to be adjusted over several parameters for ease in setup and adjustment of the model. Many of these transmitters are capable of "mixing" several functions at once, which is required for some models.

Many of the most popular hobby grade radios were first developed, and mass-produced in Southern California by Orbit, Bonner, Kraft, Babcock, Deans, Larson, RS, S&O, and Milcott. Later, Japanese companies like Futaba, Sanwa and JR took over the market. (Wikipedia -

It's Time To Get Your RC Hobby Racing

And we mean, moving ahead into this awesome fall weather. Make sure your units are in good working condition and ready to roll. Parts and accessories are available in our store or we can order anything that you need.

Take advantage of this splendid season to get out there and have some fun with your RC models. We are here for you every step of the way. Stop in to see us and get a good look at all we have to offer.