There are currently no R/C hobby shops in Waterloo or Cedar Falls.
McCumber's R/C Hobby House in Waverly, IA carries R/C cars, helicopters and drones. Check their web-page or phone 319-352-1867 for hours as they have limited hours of operation.
The biggest selection of R/C equipment in Iowa is at Hobby Haven in Des Moines - Phone 800-697-1213 to order - one day delivery to Cedar Falls - Hobby Haven is a full-service hobby store that carries Horizon Hobby, E-flite, SIG and several other product lines.
Flite Test was started in a garage in North Canton, Ohio by a couple of guys passionate about model airplane flight. They built inexpensive electric airplanes and drones and posted some really fun videos on YouTube. They now sell airplane & drone kits and everything necessary to get an R/C aircraft into the air.
These full service online stores carry a wide range of R/C products.
Note: When ordering from Banggood or HobbyKing, you can specify warehouse location. When ordering from overseas, your order can take anywhere from one week to several weeks due to shipping times and US Customs clearance. Ordering from a US location has normal shipping times of one week or less.
Note: ARF = Almost Ready to Fly - EDF = Electric Ducted Fan Jet
Engines & parts
Fuel & Smoke Pumps
Fuel Dots - used to plug the fuel fill line on the airplane
2-Cycle Oil - mix into gas for gasoline engines
Stripped Glow Plug & Engine Repair - Lee Custom Engines
no web site or email - see ad in "MA Marketplace" in Model Aviation magazine
Lee Custom Engines
10112 Woodward Ave.
Sunland, CA 91040
Radios - Transmitters & Receivers
Servos - There are many online stores selling servos
Wiring & Switches
Bomb Release - RC bombs, not real bombs!
Cowls & Wheel Pants
Retractable Landing Gear
Wheels, Floats & Snow Skies
Adhesives & Sealants
Caddy & Tool Racks, Magnetic Latches, Ammo Box Racks
Carbon Fiber & Foam