At Hobbyland we don’t just sit behind a counter and sell products. Our staff is comprised of hobby experts that believe in testing, using and developing the hobby products we carry. On most weekends members of our staff can be found at one of the events in the area both full size and model related.
For radio-control planes, drones, helicopters and rockets, Andrew, Andy, AJ and our northern Ohio connection Drew (when he’s home from college) can be found flying our flying radio control vehicles with the Westerville Model Aeronautics Association at Dinneen field, near Westerville, on Saturdays. Sunday mornings you will find us flying small park flyers and quad drones behind LA Fitness at the Graceland shopping center. We also fly rockets with the Central Ohio Rocketry and Space modeling Alliance (CORSA) during their monthly launches in Sunbury. Drew is beginning to take part in drone racing with Buckeye FPV.
Mark, Chuck, Chris, Adam, Jason and Mike can be found doing plastic models on Friday nights with the IPMS and Buckeye Scale Automotive clubs at the store. They also support many of the area’s contests and shows.
Andy and Brian can be found playing Warhammer 40K on Thursday nights at the store.
On Wednesday’s we encourage our R/C and rocket customers to come in with their projects to we can share techniques and answer questions. Often we are working on new things like scratchbuilt foam R/C planes or programming the newest flight control boards for racing quads.
In addition to these weekly activities, Hobbyland staff attend and support many of the events happening around Central Ohio.
Some events we or our customers are attending this year:
CORSA club November road trip to Wright Stuff launch Nov 11 (Rockets)
Tripoli Mid Ohio High power model rocket launches in South Charleston Ohio (TBD but start monthly December thru May) (Rockets)
2017 Hobbyland-WMAA Pumpkin fly October 21 (Fun fly)
2017 CIFA Indoor flying at STAR Indoor Sports November 11 9PM-11PM (indoor fun fly)
42nd Annual Dayton Train Show at Upper Valley Mall Nov 4/5
Marion Train Show Marion County Fairgrounds Dec 2
Buckeye Train show Ohio Expo Center Dec 9
Great Train Show Ohio Expo Center January 13/14