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Academy of Model Aeronautics  If you are new to the sport, begin here!  For a quick link to join the AMA, click HERE.


Advantage Hobby Good mail order site with reasonable shipping


Atlanta Hobby Cumming store and mail-order business specializing in electrics. Owner, Cliff Whitney, can answer your questions about electric modeling and is most willing to share his knowledge. They are also a good local source for Ultracote/Oracover iron-on covering and Mercury adhesives.


Balsa USA a great site for mail-order balsa. They have everything from sheet balsa, balsa sticks, and shaped balsa to hardwood and aircraft plywood. They also feature a nice line of kits and plans. Check 'em out.

Batteries: The following sites will probably answer more questions than you want to ask!
          Battery FAQ
          Radical RC cycler FAQ
          NiMH vs NiCad
          Lithium discussion

            Roger's Guide to understanding lipo batteries

             Thunder Power Battery 

Boca Bearings An on-line source for model engine bearings

Drones Information on buying, flying and the Federal Aviation Administration

Extreme Flight RC A Cumming based on-line provider of extremely large and/or extremely fast ARFs. You can obtain their address on their website and can pick up your model direct from the warehouse. 

Fly Responsibly

The FAA requires operators of unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) on takeoff (including everything on board or attached), and operating outdoors, be registered at

Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about how regulations impact you: and

FPV System Guide 

Georgia Model Aviators (GMA) A neighboring club near the city of Cumming

Harbor Freight Tools Good source for inexpensive tools including numbered drill bits


Heads Up RC Hobby Store Great source for electric motors, ESCs, batteries and all things electric.  Shipping charges are almost always $2.50.  

Hobbytown USA Duluth

Horizon Hobby Mail-order featuring Hanger 9 products and is a good source for Ultracote/Oracover covering material

Omni Models Good mail-order site which operates out of the same warehouse as Tower Hobbies, but with lower shipping costs

Planet Hobby This site offers NoraRossi engines and other high-end (spell that "competition") modeling supplies

Servo City Specialists in servos. Many hard-to-find items and good reference tables for servo specs

Tower Hobbies Good mail-order site with the best website for ease of ordering on the Internet. Great return policy

Value Hobby Great prices on small electric motors, escs and servos.

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