About Us Grayson Hobby
Like most of you reading this, I always wanted an RC airplane since before I can remember, so naturally, after I received my driver’s licenses, one of my 1st solo drives was to my local hobby shop to purchase a remote control airplane. Unfortunately, the LHS just wanted my hard earned “fast food” money and did not care if I ever came back. After selling me everything I needed and did NOT need, my plane never flew and it was thrown away. Needless to say, I never returned to that shop, but still desired a remote control plane.
Fast forward a few years... After returning home from my US Army Tour for Operations Nobel Eagle, Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedom, I had some leave time saved up so I read and studied up on electric airplanes.
For my 1st "real airplane", I decided to scratch build a foamy out of FanFold with absolutely no help, no simulator time, just some parts and Internet research. My plane actually flew and I learned A LOT about the components and most importantly, I learned my plane was too slow. The only ‘parkjet’ motor out there was nearly $100 and that was just for the motor! So I did the logical thing and tried to create a better cheaper parkjet motor for myself.
I took some CD-ROMs apart and re-winded them up and created the 1st prototype for the GraysonHobby "The SuperSonic ParkJet". My little foamy went from 10mph to 50mph! I had to share this with my fellow RC enthusiast, so I made some more and let a few buddies try and Grayson Hobby was born.
I took my lessons from my 1st visit to my LHS and promised myself I would never treat a ‘newbie’ the way I was treated. At Grayson Hobby, we strive to treat everyone as if we wanted to be treated. (remember that golden rule). I am very proud of this fact and it does gets back to me how great and approachable we are.
Since 2004 and several thousand motors later, a small company with humble beginnings has grown into one of world’s leader in parkjet motors and accessories. (along with all of the other cool products we now carry)