3 Generations of Greenshields at Big Jolt PVMAC

You Asked, We Answered! About Us Edition

People asked who we are. Legitimate question! Here’s a little background.

John Greenshields (Mr. Magnum)

John Greenshields holding a Right Flyer

John 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 Smithsonian

Mike 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.

All told, we are a 3 generation company with Hobby Experience. EVERYONE in our immediate family has worked in the hobby industry. Mike’s son Tim is the webmaster and Mike’s other son Chris is an active flyer and part of the management team. Our new modest company is made up of modelers who love the hobby, have experience, and want nothing more than for you to have fun flying MAGNUM!

So, why buy from us???

When you buy a Magnum engine from us, you’re buying from people who have tons of experience, a true dedication to modelers, in-stock parts, and a service center.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Mailing Address

12127 Mall Blvd, STE A523
Victorville, CA 92392