Reconecting to RC flying after a 20 year hiatus, I didn't think there were any local hobby shops left--until I was directed to Hobby R/C in Indianapolis and found Barb, the proprieter and a flyer, behind the counter. Two RC verterans were there to give me some good advice, but Barb was on top of the new technology--2.4 mhz, FAAST, digital servos, etc, etc, etc.
Carried everything you could want from kits to radio systems to fuel tubing.
If you are into RC items, other than airplanes, this shop is not for you. That being said, aircraft and most accessories for them are there..... AND priced near, or the same, as what the big mail order firms like Tower price them. Barb, the lady that owns the shop is VERY knowledgable about the great line of stocked products. She also has a LOT of used planes for sale, hanging from the ceiling. She belongs to two RC Clubs and knows most of the flyers. She will let us hang our used plane for sale. There is no charge.... BUT.... she will accept tips for her kindness. :) I have been a customer for 8 years now and have had NO problems.