McLean’s Models – Brian McLean is a guy who builds super planes. I have both a Vindicator, which I bought used, and an Extreme, his high-performance sloper and DS ship. Even though I got the Vindicator used, Brian was helpful when I had a few questions about it. His willingness to help was part of the reason I ordered the new Extreme from him. I also love the way it looks!
Update: I got another Vindicator with the new Joe Wurts airfoil from Brian and a second Extreme. These are currently my favorite planes and Brian is always very helpful.
Update: Got a Vector2 this time! As always Brian’s craftsmanship is top notch.
Reese Productions – You gotta have Lift Ticket! It is a great overview of soaring in general and the DS stuff is like a classroom on the screen. Dave shipped quickly and puts out an excellent product.
Radio Carbon Art – I have purchased several videos and/or DVDs from Paul and they are all very well done. It is great to have something to watch when it is raining or we are immersed in another Wisconsin winter. Paul was always helpful when I had questions as well. If you want a great deal go for 2 or more. He offers a good discount for ordering more than one video at a time.
Polecat Aero – I originally got my Xterminator here several years ago and have since owned several planes from Polecat Aero. Denny is very helpful. He has answered every question I had in a timely manner and expresses a genuine interest in my experience with the kit I got from him. I sent a couple dozen emails to him and they were all answered in less that 24 hours. There was a slight delay when I ordered as mine was one of the first complete kits he had put together, but he kept me informed and the wait was short.
Espen Torp/ET Air – If you want a RaceM Espen is your man! He is very helpful and always answers emails promptly. Be prepared to wait a bit for your dream ship though, it takes time to make something as beautiful as a RaceM.
Composite Specialities – Tom was helpful and answered my questions by email promptly. Very nice shipping box! I got both the Mini Acacia and the Prodij here. Got a Bandit too!
Update: I recently got an Acacia II F3F ship from Tom. It is really sweet!
Northeast Sailplane Products – One of the largest sailplane selections on the web. I got the Eli 2 from NSP. I ordered my plane and it showed up a week later, easy as that.