Looking to buy U.S.-made RC products? Start with this list.
RCadvisor.com website member, Frank Geisler, has put together a list of American RC product companies. The spreadsheet that he sent me contains about 250 entries, which I find very impressive.
These are all companies that he believes manufacture at least one of their products here in the states. Some of these vendors also sell products that are made beyond our borders. If this is important to you, and it should be, please contact the individual vendor for more details about which specific products are made here.
I know that not all visitors to this website live in the United States. In fact, more than half are coming from other countries. This is all about cheering for the home team. My home team happens to be the United States. I was born in Puerto Rico, which is a territory of the United States.
If you live outside the United States, you have every right to want to encourage your fellow RC pilots to buy locally, too. If you send me a list of vendors that make products in the country where you live, I will be more than happy to post that list, too.
Looking over Frank’s list, I got a bit nostalgic. Many of these companies have been around for many years. They have just been chugging away, doing what they do best. At the same time, many on the list are new to me. I definitely plan to spend time visiting their websites. I hope you do the same.
I asked Frank to tell me a little about himself and his RC flying. This is what he said.
“I am an avid RC pilot, USAF veteran, and AMA leader member who volunteers his free time to help promote the sport of model aviation. I have been building model airplanes since a child, but got interested in flying radio control airplanes in 2005. I enjoy building planes more than flying and am always looking for ways to help promote model aviation. I have flown everything from micro-helis to 50cc gas powered aerobatic airplanes.
One of my major accomplishments/achievements is the Wings Across America 2008 adventure and lately hosting a model airplane building clinic to provide guidance to newcomers on how to build model airplanes on the major RC forums.
My next clinic will be featuring building from plans. We plan to build the E-Quickie 200.”