Outwest Hobbies closed this month. Which Hobby shop are you talking about?
If it's big boy toys, well, they always seem kind of "to busy". I'm not really looking to race, just would like to find out where other R/C enthusiasts meet or hang out. Maybe help some of us newer guys out. I just built me this nice Savy over the past few months, but am having real trouble with engines. (I'm on my 4th one) Correct tuning is something I just don't get via written instructions. I need to be shown. Just put in an LRP 28 spec3. Tried to break it in yesterday, and in the process tore up my fingers and broke the pull starter. With not knowing anyone I went back to the LHS, part of my problem is having a good pipe, and they tried to sell me a truggy pipe that probably wouldn't fit. When I didn't buy it (didn't want to waste over $50) the guy just kind of started to ignore me, not that he was busy, he had no other customers. And, I only talked to him for all of 5 minutes. Like I said just looking to find out where I can get a helping hand. I think trying to ask questions at the races wouldn't work, those guys are kind of busy trying to win races.