Still haven't found the perfect gift for the hobbyist on your list? Don't panic! Hub City Hobby is here to help, with great gift ideas for radio control enthusiasts, gamers, and model railroaders!
Know someone who'd like to fly, but isn't sure where to start? Get them a value-priced beginner plane like the HobbyZone Duet, which comes fully assembled and includes everything they'll need to get in the air. The Duet features HobbyZone's exclusive Virtual Instructor technology, which makes minor corrections and adjustments as you fly, helping beginner pilots stay confidently in control while they learn the basics of flight. At only $59.99, the Duet is easy on your holiday budget, too!
More experienced pilots might enjoy the ParkZone VisionAire, designed to help sport flyers improve their aerobatic skills. The VisionAire features a powerful brushless motor, carbon-reinforced Z-Foam construction, and a Spektrum AR635 receiver with built-in AS3X technology. All they need is a Spektrum DSM or compatible transmitter with four or more channels and they're ready to fly! If they don't already have an appropriate aircraft radio, don't worry – we've got those too!
If a helicopter is more their style, check out the Blade 180 QX, a ready-to-fly quadcopter which comes complete with a 720p HD video camera. Haven't flown before? The 180 QX has a self-leveling stability mode to help beginners take great aerial shots. More experienced pilots will appreciate agility mode, which allows the 180 QX to perform loops, rolls and other aerobatic maneuvers.
Wondering what separates toy radio control (R/C) cars and trucks from true hobby class vehicles? There are many factors, including quality, durability, and the availability of repair and upgrade parts, but the most obvious difference is speed. Toy R/C vehicles usually top out between eight and twelve miles per hour, while inexpensive hobby class trucks like the ECX Circuit are capable of speeds over twenty-five MPH straight out of the box! Some hobby class vehicles, such as the Traxxas Rustler VXL, come standard with brushless motors that allow for 70+ MPH speeds when paired with the right batteries. We also have gas-powered trucks, including America's favorite four wheel drive monster truck, the T-Maxx 3.3.
If you're looking for something a bit more unusual, try a rock crawler, like the Vaterra Slickrock, a 1/18 scale RC crawler that's engineered to power through the roughest environments. It comes standard with metal diff lockers, an oversize steering servo, and licensed 1.9" Interco TSL SX Super Swamper® tires for authentic looks and top-notch performance!
Looking for something fun to do with family and friends this Christmas? Why not select a board, party, or role-playing game from our large selection? From classics like The Settlers of Catan to games based on popular entertainment properties like Star Wars, Star Trek, and A Game of Thrones, Hub City Hobby has what you want. Not sure what the gamer on your list might like? Ask us to help you choose a new game or expansions and accessories for their current favorites! We also have the area's best selection of Games Workshop products like Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, plus Citadel brand paints, brushes, and adhesives.
Other family favorites available at Hub City Hobby include model trains, plastic models, science kits, and metal detectors, including the Garrett AT Pro, which is regularly featured on TV shows such as Nat Geo's "Diggers."
Hub City Hobby has been serving Hattiesburg, Laurel, Columbia, and the rest of the Pine Belt for over eleven years. So whether you live in Purvis or Picayune, Wiggins or Waynesboro, come see us for holiday gift ideas for hobbyists of all ages!
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