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About Us

Bob Shapiro's modeling career began in 1972 with a birthday gift from his aunt. This first build was a Guillows SE 5 A kit completed with help from his Dad. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for modeling and flying. They next built a Carl Goldberg Falcon 56 that became the first entry into RC Flying. During his career Bob has built many 1/2A and larger Control line models for his own collections and for hire. In addition to competing in AMA Pattern all through the 80′s & 90′s, Bob holds a fixed wing Turbine Waiver and has a piloting history that includes many types of Jet Models and Helicopters. Most recently he has become involved in Multi-Rotor and Fixed Wing FPV Flying.

As owner of Ace Hobbies Venice, Bob is a dealer for ESM and CARF-models both locally in Venice, Florida and on the web With 40 years of experience as a pilot and a builder, Bob is always willing to share his knowledge which includes an extensive inventory of parts and accessories. Please contact him in person or through his website to discuss any of the products his store offers. He can help you put together a package that will be proven and provide an excellent experience.

The brick-and-mortar hobby shop is located at Ace Hobbies Venice - 859 U.S. 41 Bypass South, Venice, FL 34285.  The shop has an extensive inventory of radio control parts, including Traxxas trucks and cars, Warhammer products, etc.  

Bob can be contacted at 941-488-9088 or