Hobby News

Tips for SORRCA Scale Crawling Competitions

For those living in Michigan, be sure to check out Dave's SORRCA Workshop on October 15th. More info on the Facebook event page. A Beginner's Guide to SORRCA Hello, my name ...

Race Report: Round 1 of Scale Point Series

Round 1 Point Standings @ Nankin Hobby in Farmington, MI 10/8/2017 Dave Beebe, Nankin Team Driver: "First off I want to say thank you to everyone that came out! The weather ...

An Introduction to Scale Crawling & Trail Finding (Part 1)

"To crawl or not to crawl, that is the question" An introduction to crawling, scaling and trail riding by James Justus You’ve seen them in the hobby shops and in ...

Race Report: Round 5 of THE-SERIES

Round 5 of THE-SERIES Race Report @ Stateline R/C in Fremont, Indiana 9/9/2017 Driver Sean Carney writes: This weekend I traveled with my teammate Mark Thompson to Fremont, Indiana to ...

Product Review: GoTeck GS-5515DMG Servo

"The Little China Servo That Could" A first-hand look at the GoTeck GS-5515DMG Servo by James Justus. This story begins with a new shipment of products to be sold in the ...

Build Video: Armattan SCX 200 Frame

Local drone enthusiast Kyle Rearick writes: Whats up FPVers!!!! This is a time lapse video of an Armattan SCX200 frame with DYS electronics. This build was fully sponsored by Nankin Hobby! ...

Sneak Peak: Ypsi Open House – Sales & Raffle Prizes

YPSILANTI OPEN HOUSE DEALS & RAFFLE PRIZES PLUS SATURDAY SPECIALS AT ALL 3 STORES! JOIN US AUGUST 12TH IN YPSI • Test drive R/C vehicles • Take your kids' photos in ...

OPEN HOUSE @ Nankin Hobby Ypsilanti

JOIN US AUGUST 12TH IN YPSI • Test drive R/C vehicles • Take your kids' photos in a REAL LIFE race car!  • Enjoy FREE food and drink • Product ...

Race Report: Round 3 of THE-SERIES

Driver Sean Carney writes: Round 3 of THE-SERIES Race Report @ King Hobbies and Raceway in Valparaiso, Indiana 7/8/2017 Thanks to the King Hobbies owners for providing a beautiful, top-notch facility.  It ...

Race Report: Round 2 of THE-SERIES

Driver Sean Carney writes: A great weekend at The Track (Carleton, MI) for The-Series Race #2 (06/10/17). Larry put on an excellent event. We set up for a long race ...

What Is The Best Model Rocket Kit For You?

Model rockets are a safe, educational and fun hobby that lots of people all over the world participate in. Many scientists and engineers in the STEM fields credit model rocketry ...

Intro to R/C Cars and Trucks

So you or someone you know is interested in getting into R/C cars but have no idea where to start. Real R/C cars are a step up from the Walmart ...

E-Flite Planes and Blade Drones Available

E-flite planes from Horizon Hobby, have been one of the best RC plane brands you can own today. Horizon Hobby has been around since 1985, producing quality remote controlled vehicles ...

New Products for February

We here at Nankin hobby are excited to announce some new RC products we are adding to our shop. We always want to stay ahead of the hobby trends and ...

It’s Almost Pinewood Derby Time!

It’s almost Pinewood Derby time in the Metro Detroit! It’s that time of year when all the cub scouts get ready for the fun world of the Pinewood Derby races. ...

Holiday Specials For Hobby Enthusiasts

Looking for some unique gifts this holiday season? At Nankin Hobby, we have some special holiday gifts that are sure to make everyone happy. Here at Nankin we have a ...

Micro Drones with First Person Vision at Nankin Hobby

We here at Nankin Hobby like to keep up with the newest drones to hit the market and like to write about some of the ones we have our eyes ...

Plastic Model Kits Available From Nankin Hobby

One of the most rewarding but patience testing hobby’s around is building plastic model kits. Building a plastic model can really test your patience. From cutting, glueing, sanding or painting, each ...

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No….It’s a Drone!

As a child, you may have had an RC car, and you have probably flown a kite. What if you could do both….at the same time? Thanks to technology you ...

New Products Arriving Daily At Nankin Hobby!

Hot off the presses here at Nankin Hobby! We have added some really cool new products to our store for the month of August and want to give you heads ...

Go fly a kite

Let’s Go Fly a Kite This Summer! If you’ve ever been interested in taking up a new hobby that involves getting outside and enjoying nature, kite flying might be up ...

Gifts for your Teen at Nankin Hobby!

Graduation, Birthday, and Other Special Occasion Gifts! If you’ve been wondering what to get your teen or recent graduate for their upcoming college experience, look no further than Nankin Hobby! ...

New Items At Nankin Hobby

Hot Off the Press! We here at Nankin Hobby have stocked some new products and part that we want to talk with you about. First up is the Leopard Hobby ...

Benjamin Moore Paint

Want A Better Painting Experience? With The Best Paint? Have you heard of the Benjamin Moore Paint brand? If you are sick of using paint that lacks luster or low quality ...

Pinewood Derby Time!

Racers get your Pinewood Derby cars ready!! It’s that time of year again, the Pinewood Derby extravaganza is about to take over! If this is your first year with your ...

News From the Pipeline!

Drone Registration  Hey all you mobile drone pilots! We here at Nankin Hobby wanted to make sure you were in the loop about some new requirements that are coming down ...

Holiday Sales and Specials At Nankin!

Give the Gift of Toys and Hobby from Nankin! We know you are looking for the perfect gift for the aspiring hobbyist in your family, and we want to help! We’ve ...

Holiday Specials this weekend!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials at Nankin Hobby Shop! If you’re looking for special deals and sales this Black Friday or  Small Business Saturday we have some for ...

Star Wars Models sold at Nankin!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Let the force be with you! Come one come all, that magical time of year is finally upon us! Holidays? No, STAR WARS EPS.  7 COUNTDOWN!!! ...

Calling All Young Modelers! Free Class Build Your Model Airplane

Calling all Junior modelers! Are you ages 8-16 and have an interest in try out airplane modeling? Or are you a parent who has a child who wants to get ...

Drones For Every Experience Level

Nankin Hobby’s New Drone list is out. These are the five most popular drones at our Michigan hobby shops. Enjoy our list! Check out one of these drones in house ...

Radio Controlled Aircraft

The history of the Radio Controlled Aircraft dates all the way back to the late 19th century, when they were just hydrogen-filled model airplanes. People used to fly them around ...

Aquacraft and ProBoat R/C Boats from the Hobby Experts

Please welcome our new site we just launched here at Nankin Hobby where you can now shop online! There, we are introducing two new R/C Boats that are must have items ...

Online Shopping Coming Soon For Nankin Hobby!

Nankin Hobby shop is pleased to announce that we will soon be selling our products online. Our new online Hobby Shop will have everything you need for your hobbies.  Our full inventory of ...

Drones Are Coming, What Can or Can’t I do with my Model Plane?

The subject of drones have increased in the media recently and has sparked a ton of debate. People are beginning to wonder “Is my model airplane a drone?” or “What can ...

Local Areas to Fly RC Helicopters

As the warmer seasons take effect, now is the perfect time to try out a new hobby. Flying an RC Helicopter is such a delight because you can buy them ...

How To Choose Your First RC Plane

Thinking about getting your first RC plane in Ypsilanti? Watch the video below to learn more about selecting your first radio control plane from materials, wing size, plane size, to ...

Washtenaw R/C Raceway 2015

Washtenaw’s Radio Control Raceway Nankin Hobby is thrilled to have had the opportunity to have a track side hobby store at the Washtenaw R/C Raceway located in Ann Arbor for another ...

Get Ready For the Pinewood Derby!

Is you son apart of a Cub Scout or Boy Scout troop preparing for an upcoming Pinewood Derby in the Ann Arbor area? If so, we have everything you need ...

Slot Car Racing- Where It All Began

Inspired by an early toy train, set in a slot between rails in 1912, slot cars made their first patented debut in March of 1936. Now, back then they were ...

Revell Model Kits

Looking for  anew fun hobby for you and your kids to enjoy? Revell Model kits have been around since 1945. Building a Revell model kit can be rewarding and satisfying ...

E-flite

Nankin Hobby carries all the E-Flite products you need! The North American P-51D Mustang used during WWII was a game changer. Its abilities gave pilots a formidable advantage and the ...

UMX Bee GEE R2

Gee Bee aircraft competed in all the popular airplane races of the Golden Era of aviation. These highly-engineered, teardrop-shaped super planes required a skillful hand and perfect circumstances, but with ...
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