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Old 07-07-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Hey guys just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of good hobby places for planes and helis in Vancouver ? Driving down there next Friday for a short honeymoon
I'm certain the wife will want to stop somewhere :/

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Old 07-07-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

Treading on thin ice there .....No? If you get a chance to swing by Vernon in or the way back , Lesters hobbies
Has pretty good stock and he does mail order as well I believe.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

The best on was in Burnaby...Norburn Hobbies... but he recently closed the doors.

There is One Stop in Abbotsford and RC Pit Stop in Langley, but not sure how much heli stuff they have.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
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She doesn't mind and yah it's really just to browse maybe buy an airplane if I see something I like. I am in the market for a 176 gp evo engine and a plane to fit it. Slowly of course lol just checking stuff out. I'll have my truck so I can drive wherever it doesn't really matter I'll check out the ones you guys have said so far though
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #5
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

I think all lower mainland hobby shops stock only electric motors. Only us really old farts use real motors any more. And yes, Norburn was the best by far.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:04 PM   #6
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

RC Pitstop has a pretty large selection of electric planes. Not to sure about gassers.

SN Hobbies in New Westminster has a few small to medium size helicopters.

" Norburn was the best by far.' Totally agree. It was a sad day when Dean closed those doors.
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Old 07-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #7
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

I would have said Norburn as well. Miss that shop.

Go-Go Hobbies in Coquitlam is like the others mentioned, combined car and electric airplane stuff. Cam the owner is a Heli pilot so knows them fairly well and seems to stock a decent amount of stuff for them.

Personally, I have found One Stop nice people but struggle to maintain employees that have any R/C aircraft knowledge. Its been a while since I have been there so maybe they've fixed that.

Personally, RC Pitstop I will not go back to again.

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Old 07-09-2016, 07:14 PM   #8
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

What Paul said except that I will also never venture into one stop again. Ordered servos and a receiver. Was told one week. That was three months ago and they're still telling me one week! One stops prices were so so. RC pit stop is ridiculous.




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I would have said Norburn as well. Miss that shop.

Go-Go Hobbies in Coquitlam is like the others mentioned, combined car and electric airplane stuff. Cam the owner is a Heli pilot so knows them fairly well and seems to stock a decent amount of stuff for them.

Personally, I have found One Stop nice people but struggle to maintain employees that have any R/C aircraft knowledge. Its been a while since I have been there so maybe they've fixed that.

Personally, RC Pitstop I will not go back to again.

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Old 07-13-2016, 12:56 AM   #9
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

I would recommend that you check out S&H Hobbies in New West,
A few flyers from the Terrace area shop there for most of their planes.
S&N offers free shipping with orders over $100.
What with the low dollar and expensive S&H charges, especially if Couriers used it no longer pays to shop on line in the USA.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:23 PM   #10
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Re: Vancouver hobby shops?

I know this doesn't help you for your trip to VR, but if nobody stocks giant scale gas engines and air-frames I would just contact Lorne at PRO RC and order up what you want. Its gonna cost some shipping fees but its really his specialty...

Enjoy your time in the big city

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