Everything Radio Control is our specialty. Being a third generation hobby shop we have extensive experience in all phases of Radio Control from Aircraft, to Boats, to Cars, Trucks, Helicopters and even Quads. We also still fly U-Control and we stock rockets and plastic models as well. A few of the major manufactures we represent & stock are: Great Planes ~ Horizon ~ Morgan Fuel ~ AGA Power USA ~ Sig ~ Redcat Racing ~ Traxxas ~ JR Radio As part of our full line Hobby Services we also repair or can custom build all types of RC items, specializing in land vehicles, aircraft and glow engines. We offer a custom painting service for cars, boats and aircraft.
Certified Engines is a product line we offer on used glow engines which we have reconditioned. Our Certified Engines are sold at a fraction of the cost of a new engine with warranties. The pricing is broken into categories based upon appearance of the engine and not the operational quality of the engine. All engines are thoroughly cleaned, inspected, repaired as necessary, static tested, then test run and adjusted. If an engine does not start easy or run up to manufactures specifications, it is not sold as a Certified Engine and is discarded or kept for parts.
RC Service ~ Contract Building and Custom Painting are all services offered at Big Lake Hobbies. We service and offer repair services for everything we sell and even for items you may have bought somewhere else. We are the warranty center for many of the Redcat Racing and Great Planes proprietary products purchased through us. Joe III is a Master Builder and can repair or build any aircraft you can imagine or desire. Joe IV is an artist and puts his art talent on any RC vehicle you want custom painted.
Leather Craft tools, supplies and materials are also available. We stock Tandy Leather Products as well as Springfield Leather Products. Our staff is well versed in leather tooling techniques and finishing so we can guide you through any leather project you are working on. We also offer a number of Leather Craft Classes from Basic techniques to advanced projects.
Framing is done on premises by Artists trained in framing techniques. In our shop, artwork is always handled by Artists who know how to properly handle everything from that sentimental picture of your great grandfather to a priceless Picasso’. We also provide custom framing services and shadow boxes for service award and flag displays or almost anything you may want to display and protect.
Art Classes are taught by Kathie Papasso whose artwork is internationally known. Classes are offered as private lessons or group seating. We also offer Paint-N-Parties which a fun relaxing group session. Paint-N-Parties can be used for anything from a group of friends getting together to birthday parties to a business team building session.
Big Lake Gallery is proud to display works from local artists featuring paintings, sketches and digital media of Florida fauna, Cowboy Art, ranch and cattle as well as coastal art and aircraft. The art work is on display for your pleasure. We also sell originals or prints and Kathie will be happy to discuss a commissioned portrait or subject of your choice. She is also a master of taking two separate photographs and combining them on one painting.