About Us

Who is 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 anytime from 9am-5pm CST once 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
2710 N. Mattis Ave, #D
Champaign, IL 61822
217-398-2700
217-398-2800 Fax
Please see our Contacts section for more contact information

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.

Our Goal

At Advantage, providing our customers with a wide selection of products, in a timely fashion, at competitive prices is our goal.

At Advantage Hobby, we are modelers serving our fellow Modelers.

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Advantage Club
When shopping with us, you can take advantage of our exclusive "Advantage Club" savings program. Join our club (there is no fee), and receive additional discounts based on your purchases. The more you buy, the more you save!

Exclusive PartsMate Parts Locator
While on our site, please also checkout our exclusive "PartsMate" parts locating system. With PartsMate, you can find the part you need for your Car,Truck,Heli, Engine, or Airplane faster than you can on any other site!

Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope you enjoy shopping with Advantage!

The Advantage Management Team

Len Sabato

Barron Guss

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