About Us

We are the new home of Magnum Engines. We offer Magnum engines, ongoing supply of parts, and service.

Mikegoesflying.com is owned by G Hobby LLC. and operated by the Greenshields family. We share your passion for R/C, the technology, and the fun of it. Much like the grand R/C company this all came from:

We’re Dedicated to the TRUE Champions: Those Who Fly For FUN!

A little background on the Greenshields family

John Greenshields (Mr. Magnum)

John Greenshields holding a Right FlyerJohn Greenshields (Mr. Magnum) is a United Stated military veteran (Army, Korea) and a hobby industry veteran. John has been involved in the hobby for decades. From an early age John has always had a fascination with flying getting his pilot’s license before his car license in 1946.  In the 1960’s John worked with hobby greats like Hi Johnson Engines. In the late 1960’s, John began work with the original Hobby People. In 1972 John became the first, and only, employee of Hobby Shack. He grew with the company as it grew. He served as Hobby Shack’s General Manager until his retirement in 1995. Since then, John has been involved with the continuing development and service of Magnum Engines. John leads the company based in the high-desert. His home field is the Victor Valley Flyers in Hesperia, CA where John is a life-time member.

Mike Greenshields

Mike Greenshields in front of the Wright Flyer at the SmithsonianMike grew up in the hobby, flying R/C  models since he was about 6 years old. Through the 1980’s Mike worked in the Hobby Shack stores while attending high school and college. In the 1990’s Mike was part of the Hobby Shack/People corporate team and a contributing editor for Hobby Merchandiser during that time. Enter the 2000’s where Mike was promoted to Vice President and directed product development of lines like WattAge, Airtronics, and Magnum and later directed the Hobby People Retail stores. Today that passion for the hobby and the industry continues with the Magnum line and involvement in the hobby. Mike’s home field is OCMA in Irvine CA and he enjoys any field where there’s friendly modelers and a passion for flying. Mike has served on the board of the Scale Squadron of Southern CA for several years running and is the 2017 club president.

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12127 Mall Blvd, STE A523
Victorville, CA 92392