Shop details for HobbyKing

HobbyKing.com is the go-to online shop for RC fans, hobbyist and tinkerers alike. Plane kits, component parts, accessories such as glue and tools, there are even completed R/C tanks on offer. It’s internationally known and, with an Alexa ranking of 5.347, is quite popular with customers from countries like the USA, Russia, France, Italy and Germany. At least part of this widespread popularity stems from the presence of warehouses located in the USA, Australia, England, and the Netherlands.

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Experience with HobbyKing

As gadget fans, we had to order something from HobbyKing. That’s how we can tell you a few things about the shop.


quick processing of orders
payment possible with PayPal or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
German website


cluttered frontpage


The HobbyKing website offers two payment options: paying with PayDollar (without PayPal) or paying with PayPal. The fastest way to complete your order is to press the “Check out with PayPal” button. But if you take the time, you can register on the website and subscribe for the newsletter.

We always recommend paying with PayPal to be able to use the PayPal buyer protection and have the possible option to open a case within 45 days of payment and request a refund of your money.

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Delivery time and shipping

HobbyKing offers to delivery options. The German customer, for example, gets to choose between “SCS Express to Germany” and “International Registered Air Mail”. The SCS Express shipping option is a bit more expensive than the regular “Air Mail” shipping but it is way faster. Generally speaking, you will receive your order at the latest within a month. Our parcels always reached us within this time frame.

Return policy

HobbyKing offers a return period of 30 days. Within 30 days after the delivery of your order, you can return items because they have faults, are the wrong item or simply because you don’t like it. You will get a full refund for the item and a new item but have to pay for the return shipping yourself. Of course you have the option to open a case on PayPal and demand a refund for missing or damaged products but this shouldn’t be necessary as HobbyKing is very accommodating.

Special features

It’s pretty obvious that HobbyKing is managed by gadget lovers. As soon as you look at an item, you get suggestions for other items you might need to build a fully functioning gadget. If you have any questions, you can check out the forum. It has an active community that can answer nearly every question and solve problems in an instant.


HobbyKing is an institution for RC gadgets and that’s why we didn’t find an equal substitute for this shop. But you can check out the RC product range of these shops:

  • Alternative 1: Aliexpress.com (a platform for various merchants and has therefore a large assortment of products)
  • Alternative 2: Chinabuye.com (a small, but interesting RC toy and accessory product range; free shipping)

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The website offers daily deals and discounts as well as promotion codes. It’s worth subscribing to the newsletter. But naturally, you will find the current coupons on our website.

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