Our History


It all started back in 1978..

  Daniels Hobbies was actually named Daniels Hobby and Electronics, and was the brainchild of Marc Daniels. Marc had a keen interest in model flight and electronics repair as a teenager and found himself fixing TVs for friends and family around Berlin Heights, OH.. and flying anything he could get his hands on in his spare time.

With support from his parents, Sid and Jenny Daniels, and with a small loan from his Uncle, Marc opened Daniels Hobby and Electronics way back in 1978 and from there the story began. Daniels was the childhood hobby shop of the current owners Kurt and Rob Gornek. Kurt and Rob also founded RC Overstock, an online retailer with warehouse operations in Norwalk, Ohio.

We'd love to meet you and invite families and enthusiasts of all ages to stop by the shop and start their journey through everything from airplanes, cars, trucks, buggies, boats, drones, and much more. 

Quality Products at Affordable Prices

You won't find anything on our shelves that we wouldn't proudly own ourselves. The most common thread between everyone at Daniels is that we all appreciate a good hobby experience above everything. No, you don't have to spend a fortune for a good experience. 

Good hobby experiences come from picking the right products that meet your skill level and making smart buying choices where VALUE is always greater than the price tag. We vet all of our products before we put them on the shelves. We want to foster a long term relationship with our customers. Many folks have been loyal customers since we opened almost 40 years ago.

Good advice, helpful guidance, and vast product knowledge are just some of the values we hold dear and work hard to execute every day. 

Service and Support

RC hobbies can be very technical. Radio system programming, power plant design and configuration, parts and repairs...they can make a newcomer's head spin. There's also a lot of BAD advice out there online, so we pride ourselves in helping you make the right decisions up front and keeping you on the water, the road, the dirt, or in the air after things go wrong.    

After all, if you aren't crashing and breaking them, you aren't using them! We offer reasonable rates for everything from simple repairs to complex rebuilds. We're also more than willing to take the time and help you understand how to fix it yourself.   

Custom Orders and Price Matching

Let's face it, we can't stock everything! We can, however, get it to you within a few days for in-store pickup.  We also offer discounts on non-stock and special order products.

Find a lower price? We match prices from any reputable online retailer's regular price. See in-store details regarding price matching policy, some exclusions apply. 

Experience Daniels Hobbies for yourself!

Stop by and check out the goods, tell us your story, and let us know how we can help.  We strive to make Daniels the place where everyone feels welcomed and inspired to learn more, do more, and grow their skills as hobbyists.