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HORIZON HOBBY'S EMPHASIS ON HELPING PEOPLE HAVE FUN WITH HOBBIES AND SOLID CORE VALUES IS THE INSPIRATION FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCT EXPERTISE AND TREMENDOUS ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF CUSTOMERS.

Who We Are Horizon Hobby, Inc. is an

horizon hobby, Inc. maintains several facilities, including one in ontario, CA (top left) and our headquarters in Champaign, IL (lower right).

employee-owned company that sells products in more than 50 countries around the world. In addition to providing customers with the highest standards of product expertise and customer service, we have established lasting relationships with retailers by being very attentive to their needs. These factors, along with a high level of integrity, have helped us earn a trusted reputation throughout the industry. WhAT We Do Horizon Hobby, Inc. is an international developer, marketer and distributor of radio control (RC) hobby products, model trains and a wide range of educational, toy and other hobby products. Founded in 1985 as a way to fill a significant need in the North American RC marketplace, the company continues to grow and creatively adapt to changes in the industry nearly a quarter of a century later. Horizon Hobby, Inc. is home to some of the biggest names in the business, including Hangar 9, E-flite, ParkZone, Losi and Athearn.

Where We Are LoCATeD Corporate headquarters, along with the main distribution facility and product service center, are located in Champaign, Illinois. Additional distribution centers can be found in Ontario, California (Horizon West/Losi); Harlow, England (site of Horizon Hobby UK Ltd.) and Elmshorn, Germany (site of Horizon Hobby Deutschland GmbH). California is also home to the Athearn train line (Carson). Horizon's Asian office opened in 2007. It is located in Zhuhal, China.

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WE SUPPORT YOU WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF SERVICES TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S HOBBY RETAILING ENVIRONMENT.

FAsT serve

S e r v i C e S

Since we created it in 1986, Fast Serve® online ordering and information software has existed for a single purpose: to make it easy for you to connect with us. With the latest version of Fast Serve, we've made this connection faster, easier and more versatile than ever. Since every hobby shop's needs are different, we offer Fast Serve in both a completely Web-based version or as Windows software you load onto your PC. Fast Serve allows you to confirm the stock status of all items requested. Whichever version you choose, you'll have a 24/7 connection to Horizon Hobby, Inc. that will give you unequalled flexibility in meeting the ever-changing needs of your customers. NeW sTore oPerATIoNs AND PoINT oF sALe sYsTeM Horizon Hobby, Inc. has teamed up with Digital Retail Solutions to offer a new state-of-theart point of sale system for hobby retailers. Based on the popular Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System and with exclusive add-ons developed by DRS, this system will give you all the capabilities you have been looking for. If you have been considering a POS system for your store or an upgrade from an existing system, we encourage you to call or e-mail. Everything from

software only to complete hardware bundles are now available and at special pricing for Horizon dealers. DRS also offers special service and setup options that will help you get started quickly and keep your system working for you.

Digital retail Solutions -- 800-322-9471 USA/800-353-0268-Canada www.digitalretailer.com/horizon

FAsT ForWArD Our Fast Forward program keeps you on top of the very latest releases in RC. Depending on what categories you sign up for, new products will be shipped to you first, automatically, and at a discounted price, as soon as they are available. This way you can be among the first to offer these hot new products to your customers. horIzoN sToCkINg orDer This is a great way to expand your store's selection to include a new category or line of products, all in one shot. Our knowledgeable staff will help you select the high-turn items you need to be successful. sAMe DAY shIPPINg Orders received by noon ship out that day. Two warehouse locations enable us to reach most of the U.S. in 1­3 days using economical ground transportation.

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Horizon ProPrietary Brands

NeW horIzoNs Horizon Hobby, Inc.'s quarterly wholesale sales publication catalogs all the current hot deals on the best products in the business. With special attention given to the newest products, you can keep your inventory stocked with the things consumers will be clamoring for.

Co-oP ADverTIsINg Horizon Hobby, Inc.'s Co-op advertising plan is simple. Place any local or regional advertising that highlights or promotes select Horizon proprietary products, and we'll reimburse you up to 50% of your total ad cost, based on your accrued dollars. You automatically accrue co-op dollars any time you purchase Horizon Hobby, Inc. proprietary products. There is no paperwork to sign or special action to take. It's that easy. ProDuCT suPPorT sTAFF Phone technicians are available to answer questions on all of the products we sell. The Horizon Service Center handles all of the warranty and repair work for Horizon Hobby, Inc. exclusive products and has the best turnaround time in the industry. Knowledgeable Sales and Customer Service representatives have the sole purpose of helping you provide the best possible products and services to your customers. Web sITe www.horizonhobby.com is an invaluable resource for facts, reviews, user instructions and technical data on Horizon Hobby, Inc. proprietary products. Consumers can use The Horizon Store Finder on the site to locate your shop.

www.athearn.com

www.bladehelis.com

www.dynamiterc.com

NeW & hoT

www.e-fliterc.com

In addition to great deals in New Horizons, we keep you up-to-date on the most exciting new releases in RC, trains, plastics and general hobbies with New & Hot. New & Hot is part of each New Horizons publication, but is also published separately between New Horizons issues so you will never miss a thing.

www.electrixrc.com

www.evolutionengines.com

www.hangar-9.com

horIzoN FoCus The most convenient way to receive weekly news on late-breaking product announcements and special sales is through your e-mail. Horizon Focus provides dealers with the best updates on hot new products and special sales throughout the year, along with announcements about upcoming deals and news on approaching trade shows and events. You also have the option to sign up for additional e-mail updates relating to more specific areas of RC.

www.hobbyzonerc.com

www.jrradios.com

www.losi.com

www.mchenrycouplers.com

www.parkzone.com

MerChANDIsINg MATerIALs Signs, point-of-purchase, in-store videos and much more are available for our key proprietary products.

www.proboatmodels.com

www.roundhousetrains.com

www.spektrumrc.com

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B U S i n e S S

busINess INForMATIoN

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Please Print - Name of Corporation, Partnership, LLC or Sole Proprietorship (Legal Name) ("Customer") Please Print - Business Name or DBA (if different than above) Business Address City State Zip Bill To Address City State Zip Business Phone ( Fax Number ( ) )

State Sales & Use Tax Number Federal Tax ID (EIN) Dun & Bradstreet Number (if applicable)

Email Address Manager

Website Address Ebay ID

Years in Business ____________ Annual Retail Volume $ __________________________ Business Days

# of Employees: Full-Time ____________

Part-Time ____________

Monday

Tuesday

___________

Wednesday

___________

Thursday

___________

Friday

___________

Saturday

___________

Sunday

___________ = ___________

Hours of Operation ___________

PAYMeNT TerMs: Cash In Advance COD Company Check Open Account shoP LoCATIoN: Mall Business District Strip Mall Free Standing oWNershIP INForMATIoN

Please check one: Name Home Address

Credit Card

(Stocking Orders must be paid Cash In Advance)

Other __________________________________________ Total Square Feet _____________________ Own Building Lease (please provide a complete copy of lease agreement)

Sole Proprietorship

Corporation

Title

Partnership/LLC (Specify Type)

SSN Home Phone Drivers License

Name Home Address

Title Home Phone Drivers License

SSN

Name Home Address

Title Home Phone Drivers License

SSN

other businesses:

Do you now (or have you in the last five years) own another business or have other business interests? If yes, please provide credit references and any pertinent information.

Phone: 800.535.5551

Fax: 800.661.2026

Page 1 ( Business Application Continued on Back )

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Page 2 ( Business Application Continued ) CreDIT reFereNCes AND LeAse hoLDer/bANk INForMATIoN

Credit references: 1. Company Name ________________________________________________________ Payment Method: ____ _________________________________________________________ _____________ Fax # ( Prepaid C/$ COD Open Address ____________________________________________________________ ___ Account Number _________________________________________________ ____ ) ____________________________________________________ Prepaid C/$ COD Open 2. Company Name ________________________________________________________ Payment Method: ____ _________________________________________________________ _____________ Fax # (

Address ____________________________________________________________ ___ Account Number _________________________________________________ ____ ) ____________________________________________________ Prepaid C/$ COD Open 3. Company Name ________________________________________________________ Payment Method: ____ _________________________________________________________ _____________ bank Information: (sign and return authorization for Bank Reference attached) Bank Name ______________________________________________________________ _______ __________________________________________________________________ _ Lease holder: (please provide complete lease agreement) Company Name __________________________________________________________ Phone # ( Contact Person______________________________________________________ ___ ____ ) ___________________________________________________ Account Number _______________________________________________ Phone # ( ) __________________ Fax # ( ) _______________ Address ____________________________________________________________ ___ Account Number _________________________________________________ ____ Fax # (

Address ____________________________________________________________ ___ Account Number _________________________________________________ ____ ) ____________________________________________________

PL e A s e r e A D A N D s I g N T h e Fo L LoW I N g Ag r e e M e N T

Customer hereby acknowledges that the information contained in this application is correct. Merchandise purchased from horizon hobby, Inc. is for retail sale only and will not be redistributed to individuals or entities for resale. Customer agrees to maintain the integrity of company products and warranty by not altering or parting out product for sale or resale. Customer also must provide in writing names of any websites, auction or sale site id's or fictitious business names used in the sale of products and keep this list current. should the information provided on this application change at any time, Customer will notify horizon hobby, Inc. in writing of such change prior to or immediately upon such change, acknowledging that their account might be subject to re-approval and that such action may include submission of new application, new pictures, new lease verification, and verification of a current state sales and use tax certificate and federal tax identification number.

Customer hereby authorizes periodic credit inquiries, including personal and business credit reports, and bank references for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a credit relationship with Horizon Hobby, Inc. Customer hereby agrees to the terms as noted on the invoice by Horizon Hobby, Inc. and agrees to pay the total amount due on the due date stated on the invoice. In the event the total amount due is not paid by such stated due date, Customer hereby agrees to pay a late payment charge in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the unpaid balance as of such stated due date. All debts are due and payable at the time of termination of the account. Should a change in ownership occur, Customer shall be liable for all debts incurred until Horizon Hobby, Inc. has been notified in writing. Should a change in business status occur (e.g. changes from sole proprietorship or partnership to LLC, LLP or Corporation), Customer shall be liable for all debts incurred until Horizon Hobby, Inc. has been notified in writing and a new dealer application is received. In the event Customer tenders payment of invoice by check and that check is dishonored by the bank for any reason, Customer agrees to pay a $20.00 charge for each dishonored check. In addition, Customer agrees to pay any late payment fees as set forth above applicable on those dishonored checks. In addition to all other liability under this Agreement, Customer agrees to pay on demand all costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees, which may be incurred by Horizon Hobby, Inc. in endeavoring to collect any amount due under this Agreement or to enforce the terms thereof. Horizon Hobby, Inc. chooses to distribute our proprietary products exclusively through dealers who support our MAP policy by advertising at or above minimum advertised price on all items with designated MAPs.

Signature Signature Signature Title Title Title Date Date Date

Note: Application cannot be processed without signatures. signatures in the Canadian province of Alberta must be notarized.

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G U a r a n t e e

The undersigned (jointly and severally if more than one guarantor) hereby guarantees to Horizon Hobby, Inc. ("Horizon") the full and prompt payment, when due, of all debts and claims of Horizon in consideration of credit or other financial accommodations to or on behalf of Please Print name of Corporation, ________________________________________________________________________________________________________, Partnership or LLC or to any successor entity or assignee, or to any affiliate or other entity in which the undersigned has any ownership interest or claim, whether now existing or hereafter arising. This is an unconditional, unlimited, continuing guarantee and shall remain in force until effectively revoked by notice in writing received by Horizon, such revocation to be effective only as to transactions entered into after receipt and acknowledgement of receipt of such notice by Horizon, and payment of all amounts due hereunder prior to the effective date of such revocation. Customer hereby authorizes periodic credit inquiries, including personal and business credit reports, and bank references for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a credit relationship with Horizon Hobby, Inc. In addition to all other liability under this guarantee, the undersigned also agrees to pay on demand all cost and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees, which may be incurred by Horizon in endeavoring to collect any amount due under this guarantee or to enforce this guarantee. The undersigned waives any notice of the creation or existence of any debt or other liability under this guarantee, regardless of any initial or subsequent credit limit or any change in the terms thereof, all diligence in collection, any presentment for payment, and any notice of dishonor or default.

Guarantor(s)

Date Signature Print Name Home Address City, State, Zip Home Phone Social Security Number

Date Spouse or Other Guarantor Print Name Home Address City, State, Zip Home Phone Social Security Number

Date Signature Print Name Home Address City, State, Zip Home Phone Social Security Number

Date Spouse or Other Guarantor Print Name Home Address City, State, Zip Home Phone Social Security Number

signatures in the Canadian province of Alberta must be notarized.

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C h e C k l i S t

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS. WE'VE PROVIDED THIS CHECKLIST TO HELP YOU MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE.

CoMPLeTeD APPLICATIoN

· Under "Store Information": If you are a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership or Corporation, don't forget to include your organization's complete legal name next to "Name of Corporation or Partnership." · Under "Ownership Information": Please ensure ALL owners and officers (if incorporated) are listed. · Under "Credit References": Please list your top three suppliers or references. · Under the Agreement Section: All parties listed under "Ownership Information" need to sign in the spaces provided. LLC, LLP and incorporated applicants must also fill out and sign the attached "General and Continuing Personal Guarantee."

bANk reFereNCe

sTore PICTures

· Please be sure to provide a photo of your storefront, as well as a wide shot of your store with the surrounding business area, and any inventory you may currently have, including the layout of your store. A shop-owned flying field or racetrack (if applicable), posted store hours and any roadside signs.

CoPY oF CoMPLeTe LeAse AgreeMeNT

( IF APPLICABLE )

CoPY oF sTATe sALes & use TAx ID CerTIFICATe

CoPY oF YeLLoW PAge AD ( IF APPLICABLE )

incomplete information may delay the processing of your application.

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Date Bank Name Bank Address City, State, Zip Fax Number

Owner Store Name Store Address City, State, Zip Bank Account Number

To be CoMPLeTeD bY APPLICANT: Bank Name I hereby authorize ________________________________________________ to release the information requested below to Horizon Hobby, Inc. for the purpose of establishing an account. Signature ________________________________________________ Title ____________________________________________________ To be CoMPLeTeD bY bANk: Date account opened _________________________________ Average balance: NSF checks? Low Yes Medium No High Yes Four Five Six figure Deposit account relationship satisfactory? No

If yes, when? _____________________

LOANS: Unsecured Secured Mortgage Installment High $ _____________ $ _____________ $ _____________ $ _____________ Yes Present $ _______________ $ _______________ $ _______________ $ _______________ No

LOAN EXPERIENCE: Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Remarks __________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Line of credit available:

Bank Signature ____________________________________________ Date _______________________________________ Title ____________________________________________________

We greatly appreciate the completion of this form. All information will be held in strict confidence. Thank you. Sincerely, Bonnie Cordsen Credit Manager Phone: 800-535-5551 Fax: 800-661-2026

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pa r C e l p o S t C l a i m S r e l e a S e

Date

I recognize Parcel Post/US Mail claims may take over a year to resolve and hereby release Horizon Hobby, Inc. from liability as this is not a guaranteed shipping method. Therefore, in the event I request shipment via Parcel Post/US Mail, I will take full responsibility for payment to Horizon, even if the shipment is lost or misdirected, and understand this signed Claims Release form is required. I understand my account will be adjusted as soon as the claim is settled.

Signature Store Name Store Address City State Zip

horizon hoBBy fa X ConSent form

For CoMPANY/orgANIzATIoN CoNseNT

Company/organization name for which consent is being provided Name of person authorized to provide such consent Fax number(s) for which consent is being provided

I understand that by providing the fax number(s) above, on behalf of the company/organization specified above, I am authorized to and hereby consent for the company/organization to receive faxes sent by or on behalf of HORIZON HOBBY, INC.

Date Print Name Signature

For INDIvIDuAL CoNseNT

Name of person providing consent Fax number(s) for which consent is being provided

I understand that by providing the fax number(s) above, I hereby consent to receive faxes sent by or on behalf of HORIZON HOBBY, INC.

Date Print Name Signature

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