This year is very special for Hobby Express for many reasons. Most importantly, it’s our Golden Anniversary! The company started under the name Hobby Lobby International, Inc. in 1964. Fifty years later, we have a brand new name and website, but the same core values and commitment to bringing customers the greatest hobby products around!
A big part of this company’s history is our Telemaster model airplanes and kits. We’ve always said, “Nothing flies like a Telemaster,” and that’s because it’s true! Hobby Express has sold thousands of Telemasters over the years. It’s believed that the first Telemaster was designed back in 1967 or so by acclaimed German model designer Karl-Heinz Denzin. Certainly, there have been changes along the way!
Telemasters are now available in several shapes and sizes, with each boasting the ability to bring users a new level of ease and precision. The 6 foot Telemaster Electro ARF V2 is our largest, while our newest product, the Mini Telemaster Kit V2 is our smallest with a wingspan of 45”. This kit provides an easy to build RC model airplane that includes one laser cut model, full size plans, photo-illustrated instructions, bent wire main landing gear, tail wheel and all hardware.
For hobby enthusiasts, the Telemaster models have become a favorite, classic model plane option. Hundreds of modelers have had their first successful flying experience with a Telemaster and many beginners have successfully flown a Telemaster 40 without assistance. Those looking for a smooth flying plane will enjoy the beauty and classic look of the Telemaster.
During all of our 50 years in business, we’ve focused on providing the most innovative and fun hobby products. The Telemaster has come a long way over the years and we expect even more innovation in the years to come! Telemasters have been a huge part of our first 50 years in business and we’re excited to have them be a huge part of our future, too!