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If you ordered your items via this website, please submit a return authorization request to obtain a return authorization number before shipping your item back to Advantage Hobby. All returns not approved in advance will be refused at delivery. If your order was placed over the phone, please contact us in advance via phone or email.

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Shipping Address

Advantage Hobby
109 E. Front Street
Mansfield, IL 61854 USA

Mailing Address

Advantage Hobby
PO Box 469
Mansfield, IL 61854-0469 USA

Phone / Fax

Direct: 217-489-6100
Fax: 217-489-6400

Business Hours

Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm CST

While our normal business hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm CST, our website is open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.

About Advantage Hobby

Advantage Hobby is a high performance retailer and supplier of RC models and supplies. Our state of the art 110,000 item website is loaded with the best products in the industry, from over 400 of the top manufacturers.

Our website also features Advantage Hobby exclusive services like our "Partsmate" parts listing center, Express Order quick ordering option, and our various brand specialty "Stores", making your shopping experience with us fast and easy.

Due to our unique location in the heartland of RC, we are also able to supply our customers from coast to coast with the products they need faster than most other retailers.

Visit and shop our Retail Champaign IL Retail Store

Unlike many internet retailers who are simply websites who ship products through order fulfillment warehouses, or just do not want to deal with retail customers, Advantage Hobby is an actual company complete with a walk in "Brick and Mortar" storefront, located in the "RC Hobby Capitol of the World", Champaign, IL.

The Ultimate 1 Stop Shopping Experience!

For the ultimate "1 stop shopping experience", we encourage local customers to simply place your orders in advance through our website, and select "Customer Pickup" as the shipping method.

Orders placed through our website are ready for pickup Monday through Thursday 9am to 5pm CST as soon as you receive our "Ready for Pickup" e mail notification. Make sure to select "Customer Pickup" as the shipping option, and you will save on any and all shipping costs. Just another way Advantage Hobby helps their local customers save money.

In Store Shopping

If your not the on-line ordering type and would rather just come in and shop, we welcome local customer visits and orders as well. Our retail display store is relatively small, so please understand that we can only make available for immediate purchase a small portion of the items that we have listed on our website.

If we do not have what you are looking for when you come in the shop, we would be glad to order it in for you like most other Hobby stores do, and you can pickup your order the following afternoon.

Please also feel free to give us a call before coming in, and we can tell you if we have what you are looking for on the shelf, or make sure we have it for you before you arrive.

Also, if you come in to visit us, please also do not forget to bring in your current modeling project for a little "Show and tell" time. Our staff of modelers always likes to see what our customers are up to! Who knows, your latest creation might end up posted on our website!

Retail Store Information

Advantage Hobby
109 E. Front Street
Mansfield, IL 61854
217-489-6400 Fax

Advantage Hobby is managed by experienced RC modelers who also have an extensive understanding and background in the RC business. Please see the Bio's section below for information on our outstanding management team.