No, not the greaser. Although it's not really for set-up, it's obvious why you would want one of those! I'm referring to what follows below. It's not an exhaustive or even comprehensive list, nor does it imply any commercial link, except that I have bought stuff from all these businesses (unless otherwise noted) and received good service. Most are UK based, which usually makes for quicker, cheaper purchases for me, although I gather that there are Hong Kong based merchants who can provide very competitive prices for certain Chinese products.
Most sell set-up related tools or equipment, but I haven't missed any off because they don't, as you may find them useful for spares, upgrades or helis (or even planks). Also check out ChopperAddict's Heli Stores Guide and ChopperAddict's Useful Links. There is some overlap, but two independent views may be useful.
Hard to source upgrades for small helis. MicroHeli & Xtreme importer.
Cheaper end of the market, though branching out. Very quick.
Dao Xuan Huy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Just had to put them in! They supplied me special CP2 drive shafts via MicroHeli.
Fast Lad Performance Ltd
Exclusively RC heli specialists. Large stock & good range of tools and set-up stuff.
RC heli specialists. Good stock of parts & upgrades for better quality helis.
Not used them much but seem good. Host Heliguy forum.
Large stock of hard to source upgrades etc., but shipping can cost! See Aliciajay.com.
Midland Helicopters Ltd
Serious heli stuff mainly, huge stock & very efficient, owned by Mr Trevor Wallinger.
Generally the cheaper helis, but they do some tools & Align spares.
RC Precision Products (US)
Home of Pete's (of Pete's Hobbies) wonderful miniature bearing greaser.
Don't be put off by the age of the website, however, 'The Greaser' is also available from:
Ronlund.com or RC Helicopter World, but I've only dealt with Pete.
Their shop in Altrincham, Manchester is an Aladdin's cave...
On-line RC Helicopter Store (T-Rex/E-Flite), brilliant service, good product range.
Heli specialist, large range of stock incl. tools & set-up gear.
Excellent family run business offering some unusual stuff, e.g. Sonix upgrades.
Electric flight specialists. Mainly for planks, but full of useful gear.
Good selection of electronic devices, electrical bits & radio gear etc.
Brentford Radio Control
LHS, obvious where! All sorts of stuff, even heli flying lessons.
LHS in Chester UK.
Electric flight store. Limited stock.
Good for accessories, oddly presented website.
Galaxy Models & Hobbies
LHS in Ipswich, UK.
Micron Radio Control
Electronics, Scorpion motors etc.
Sussex Model Centre.
Robotics, models & technology supplies, good BECs.
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