ShankRC (

Custom Built R/C Aircraft and Laser Cutting Service

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Are you tired of flying the same ARF as all the other guys in the club but just dont have the time required to build a kit? Or, is there one plane that you must have but isn't available in an ARF? could be the solution to your problems. I am a full service kit builder with over 30 years experience building and flying radio controlled aircraft. I can provide any level of service from "bare bones" construction to complete finishing and installation of engines and electronics. My pricing structure is very reasonable and usually averages 1.5x to 2x kit price for "bare bones" plus extras for covering and gear installation. Pricing will also vary according to materials supplied by you. can provide materials or accessories at cost. So pull that dusty old kit that you know you will never build down off the shelf and shoot us an email. You'll be glad you did!

  • Request a Quote not working

    Posted By on August 13, 2013

    It has been brought to my attention that the Request-a-Quote form is no longer working and at this point I have no idea when it went down.  If you are in need of a quote, or if you filled out the form in the past and I failed to respond to you, please send an email with a description of what you are looking for and I will be sure to get back with you.  I will have the form back up and working as soon as the problem is diagnosed.

    Thank you.

    Top Flite DC-3 Ready for Delivery

    Posted By on May 11, 2013

    The Top Flite DC-3 has been completed as far as I will be taking it.  It is now ready for delivery to the glasser/painter.  The project photos have been moved from Current Projects to 2013 Projects and an additional 30 or so pictures have been added.

    Top Flite DC-3

    Posted By on April 20, 2013

    Started building the wing center section on the DC-3 this weekend…progress photos are in the gallery.

    Sig Seniorita and Top Flite DC-3

    Posted By on April 13, 2013

    Been a while since my last post so Ive updated a few things.  There have been additional pictures added to the Giant Aeromaster re-cover project as it is now completed and delivered.  The Sig Kadet Seniorita partial build is underway and a page has been created for project photos.  The static display Top Flite DC-3 is also underway and progress photos have been uploaded.  Page links are at the left…enjoy.

    Giant Aeromaster Re-cover

    Posted By on February 21, 2013

    Started the re-cover job on the Giant Aeromaster this week.  Original was built in 2006 with an electric conversion and painted fabric finish but ended up too heavy due to the light yellow paint taking way to many coats to cover.  Check out the gallery links on the left sidebar.

    Top Flite P-47 Completed

    Posted By on February 19, 2013

    The P-47 has been delivered to the owner for him to glass and paint. Additional pictures have been posted to the gallery.

    P-47 Moving Along

    Posted By on January 13, 2013

    Joined the wings and started bottom sheeting on the P-47 this weekend.  Hoping to have it back in the owners hands by end of January so he can glass and paint it for the upcoming flying season.  Check out the gallery link at the left.

    Update to Top Flite Giant Scale P-47

    Posted By on December 24, 2012

    Framed up the bottom half of the fuselage and got it ready for sheeting this weekend….she’s becoming a beast!  As always, updated gallery link to the left.

    Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 continues

    Posted By on December 19, 2012

    More work completed on the P-47 tonight.  Fuselage top framed up and ready for sheeting.  Check out the updated gallery.

    Top Flite P-47 underway

    Posted By on December 16, 2012

    Waiting on a few parts to finish up the Cub restoration so Ive started on the Top Flite Giant Scale P-47. Check out the construction photos under current projects at the left. This aircraft belongs to the owner of Nexgen Hobby in Funkstown, MD. You can check out their website by clicking the link to the right.