Since 1964, Hobby Express has offered quality products supported by outstanding service to our friends and customers. Our realtionships and our dedication to finding and selling the very best airplanes and helicopters has been the key to our success in the past, and will continue to be our focus in the future. We remain committed to bringing you products with the legendary Hobby Express quality. We appreciate your business and welcome your suggestions and ideas about how we can continue to offer you the best stuff in the business.



The Owners

Hobby Express CEO Mark Cleveland & President Kurt ClevelandHobby Express designs, manufacturers and distributes radio control aircraft, drones and highly reliable, quality electronics. We trace our heritage back 52 years in the hobby, with a tradition of selling the best stuff ®, being first in electric flight and taking great care of our hobby customers.

The new owners of Hobby Express are Mark and Jana Ackerman. Jana likes to call Mark a habitual entrepreneur. They have operated many successful businesses over the from a golf course to an engineering company. Mark has has a degree in turf management and Jana is an environmental engineer. Mark started Carolina Custom Kits, in 2014, to give builders a better option for premium quality model airplane kits and custom designs. Business grew rapidly. When the iconic TELEMASTER® brand became available for purchase, Mark new that he had to buy it.

The eRC™ line of radio control products includes a variety of powerful motors, reliable servos, speed controllers and a very powerful array of flight batteries. Hobby Express is the US Distributor of the Axi Gold line of RC motors and APC propellers, chargers and many other parts.

We believe the best decision we ever made was to start manufacturing model airplanes in Tennessee. The entire line of TELEMASTER ® balsa wood airplanes, known world wide under the TELEMASTER ® brand, including the giant 12 foot wing span TELEMASTER ® is now produced in the USA. Next, we started a drone building service and now this month Hobby Express introduced the first complete TELEMASTER ® airplane produced and built in America.

Our sales staff and service team have been with us from the very start, and while we salute every past employee that made a difference, we know that the people you call today are the ones who make it happen for you. Thank you for your business. We also appreciate online reviews you submit to Yelp, the Better Business Bureau and product reviews you contribute to our web site. Your expertise is helping other modelers make better decisions and Share the Fun ™.

Hobby Express Team