Motion RC

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Motion RC
IndustryRadio-controlled models
FounderMark Goetze & Tom Ellison
HeadquartersCary, Illinois,
Area served
North America, European Union
Key people
CEO: Mark Goetze
  • Admiral
  • Benchcraft
  • Freewing
  • FlightLine RC

Motion RC is an international hobby product distributor, headquartered in Cary, Illinois, United States. It currently distributes and manufactures various hobby-grade radio-controlled (RC) models, such as Radio-controlled aircraft, Radio-controlled cars, Radio-controlled boats, Lithium polymer battery, motors, tools and more.[1] It maintains a 4.5 star rating with the Better Business Bureau. [2]


The company was co-founded in 2012 by Mark Goetze and Tom Ellison [1]

  • Mark Goetze is the current CEO.[3]

Corporate headquarters, along with the main US distribution facilities and product service center, are located in Cary, Illinois, along with a second distribution facility in Breukelen, Netherlands which services the European Union.

It is the parent company for Admiral, Skynetic, Rotor Scale, Nexa, Primus, Bancroft, Xwave and Benchcraft brands.[4]


A customer with the Freewing Blue Angels F-18C EDF JetMotion RC was founded in 2012 by friends and RC hobbyists Mark Goetze and Tom Ellison with the goal of providing superior products and service that they felt was missing in the RC industry.[5]

In early 2014, Motion RC started the Hobby Squawk RC Forum which currently has over 13,000 members.[6]

In June of 2018, Motion RC launched its EU operations in Breukelen, Netherlands.[7]

In February of 2020, the company joined the Academy of Model Aeronautics coalition of aviation associations, hobby shops, and manufacturers that will challenge the FAA and fight burdensome regulations to protect the many jobs and businesses that support the model aviation hobby, as well as Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[8]


Astronaut and Former F-4D pilot Robert L. Gibson "Hoot" Gibson with his own Freewing F-4 Phantom II in the livery he flew in 1972Freewing Avanti EDF jet at a flying field

Motion RC distributes many brands of Radio-controlled aircraft, Radio-controlled helicopter, Radio-controlled car, and Radio-controlled boat. Popular brands include Tamiya Corporation, Futaba Corporation and Kyosho to name a few.

  • Motion RC's development team also works hand in hand with their exclusive brands like Freewing Model, FlightLine RC and Black Horse Models throughout every step in the process from planning, drafting, prototyping, mold making, testing, and production of every new model.[9]RC Pilots perform a preflight check on a Black Horse Fairchild RC AirplaneFile:FlightLine B-24 and the Real Witchcraft B-The FlightLine B-24 model with the scale Witchcraft B-24 from the Collings Foundation



  • Motion RC creates partnerships and collaborations with related entities like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and the Collings Foundation to name few. These licenses help assure that models can offer the coveted scale detail many modelers desire.[10][11][12][13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Motion RC | About Us". Motion RC.
  2. "Motion RC, LLC | Better Business Bureau® Profile".
  3. "The Future of Marketing: 47 Experts Share Their 2017 Predictions". Business 2 Community.
  4. "RC Airplanes, Boats, Cars, Helicopters, Tanks, Trucks". Motion RC.
  5. "About Us: Motion RC | Model Aviation".
  6. "Hobby Squawk Forum". Motion RC.
  7. "Motion RC up and running in Europe". WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight.
  9. "How Foam Aircraft Are Made".
  10. "FlightLineRC F7F-3 Tigercat | Model Aviation".
  11. "Freewing F-22 Raptor 90MM EDF Jet".
  12. "F7F-3 Tigercat". Flite Test.
  13. Yarrish, Gerry (January 3, 2019). "Giant Scale B-24 Liberator - Heavy Bomber Witchcraft ARF!".

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