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bill34207
12-30-2011, 02:40 PM
This isn't really a racing event but Steven said it was OK to list here.
We are attempting to raise funds to round up some additional equipment so we could actually host a race and thought this might be a good start.
All items RC are welcome whether it be boat, car, plane, heli etc. There are a couple of flying clubs in this area so it could be a fair market for models that fly through the air as well.

$5.00 setup fee for sellers-traders. (bring your own tables)
Free admission to browsers and buyers.

It hasn't really been decided yet if there will be a concession stand so may be a good idea to bring a cooler if you plan to make a day of it.

tiqueman
12-31-2011, 04:19 PM
Bill sent you a PM, and wanted to bump this :beerchug:

bill34207
12-31-2011, 05:09 PM
PM replied Scott.
As long as we're bumping... thought I'd mention this swap meet is another way to invite some of you other guys from around the state over to run with us afterwards. (kinda gets us around not having a safety net in place as an open water test n tune). :spy: As an added bonus the wind which is usually pretty bad there in the mornings seems like it dies down a bit shortly after noon. Do bring your NAMBA cards though.

RCKong
01-03-2012, 06:10 PM
I posted on jims R/C dock, and as soon as the administrator on international waters clears my registration, I will post it there too. several of the gas boat guys down here said they might attend as vendors. We need to post on RC planet and RC groups too.

bill34207
01-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Good deal Brian. :thumbup1: I've started dropping off some printed flyers at the LHS around here.
I'm going to start adding a couple of items for feelers to see if there's any interest in them before hauling them down there as well.

Things like this big 1/8 scale Cermark F-16 EDF. It takes up quite a bit of room in my van but if somebody thinks they want it. I'll be willing to bring it for a closer inspection. I have over 3 grand wrapped up in it. It's been flown twice (no crashes) but I can't get myself comfortable to fly it due to time and $$ involved. I'd sell it as a rx ready for $1500 or as a bind n fly with a 2.4 JR 9 channel rx for $1650. I could have sold it already if I was willing to ship it, but I'm not.

sailr
01-05-2012, 04:16 AM
I'll post a Swap Meet flyer at our local flying field and bring it up at the Bay City Flyers club meeting tonight.

bill34207
01-13-2012, 12:47 PM
Just as an update. If the ones planning to attend will email Scott wfmbc.scottk@yahoo.com so we can get a head count we might be able to convince him to bring out a grill and have a concession stand. The biggest thing about doing that is that the club doesn't want to buy a bunch of food and have it go to waste.
We're planning to do some raffles as well. Check with Scott for more details.

sailr
01-13-2012, 01:01 PM
I will Definitely be at the swap meet and will have a friend with me. I agree, you need to have a concession. At a minimum you should have cold drinks and chips and if possible coffee and donuts in the morning. You should be able to do that with the generator I would think. Does Sams sell ready made deli sandwiches? If so, that may be an easier solution than cooking. Not sure.

tiqueman
01-13-2012, 01:11 PM
I'm still against the concession. Unless I get a bunch of emails from non club members about attendance I think its a waste of time and money. 3 people have stepped up within our club and asked me what they can do. 3 people cannot run the show and grilling is just one more thing. Not trying to be negative, just realistic. I think a cooler w waters would be most bennificial for the first swap attempt. Just my .02

sailr
01-13-2012, 01:17 PM
Coffee and donuts are always good sellers. I go to a few airplane swap meets where that is all they offer since it's a morning function. The swap meet is usually over before anyone is hungry for lunch. They usually sell out the donuts/rolls. You can also make a good profit on coffee/donuts without the need for a grill.

HRC
01-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Guys I could donate some jackets for the raffle if we are doing that.
Dave

bill34207
01-13-2012, 10:39 PM
You sure are a good (make that great) guy Dave. Our gang is lucky that you decided to settle here in our neighborhood.:thumbup1:

tiqueman
01-13-2012, 10:54 PM
No doubt. I couldn't agree more. Thanks Dave

tiqueman
01-15-2012, 05:33 PM
Signed in so far:
Bill H (table)
Chris (volunteer)
Brian M (table)
Ted W ( a lot of tables) :lol:
Larry (table)
Brian L
Hugh (table)
Jim (table)
Dave
Ray (table-s)
Dan (table)
Brian W (tables)


I have 2 or three things of my own to sell and may have some Fightercat stuff from Benjamin. Depending on how much I end up with, I may have my own table or may ask if I could place it on Bills and be a volunteer.... If I can share w/ Bill, Ill still pay the $5.00 set up fee for my stuff.


OSPREY, can you plan on bringing your canopy?

osprey21
01-15-2012, 05:52 PM
OSPREY, can you plan on bringing your canopy?
10-Roger

sailr
01-15-2012, 06:14 PM
I'll bring my own table(s)

tiqueman
01-16-2012, 09:59 AM
10-Roger

Thank you sir. :tiphat:

TRUCKPULL
01-23-2012, 05:59 PM
I will have;
Lots of props- most are already sharpend and balanced - ready to run.
Servos
Hardwear
One big boat
Prop pitch gauge
ETC

Larry

tiqueman
01-23-2012, 06:11 PM
I wont have much:
A gas v hull
electric heli
Larrys "one big boat"
Geico/ Mystic and BJ26 epoxy replacement hatches
And maybe some other misc FE items

BrianW
01-23-2012, 06:26 PM
Don't forget me.. Tables with canopy

teddyboy
01-23-2012, 07:21 PM
Count me in for as much as I can stuff into a car that I am shipping from Texas to Fl. I have some RTR nitro boats, hydro hulls, radios parts, engines. Hoping for 2 tables of good but unused hobby gear.
Had a great time this Sunday, thanks to all.

RayR
01-23-2012, 07:26 PM
I'll have 2 tables worth of hulls, hardware, motors , speedo's, etc.

Whiplash
Twin Genesis
Twin HOTR Apparition
DF33 Clone
HOTR 27" Shovelnose

Etc, etc.

teddyboy
01-23-2012, 07:29 PM
The park might not be large enough, LOL

bill34207
01-23-2012, 09:03 PM
The park might not be large enough, LOL

We're going to reserve the area inside the fence for sellers setup only, so there should be plenty of room Teddy. We'll park the buyer's/browser's along the east end of the lake and let them walk unless they want to pay $5.00 for the vendor pass.

sailr
01-24-2012, 03:51 AM
I sure hope there isn't another function going on that day.

bill34207
01-24-2012, 07:29 AM
I just hope we have a good turnout of airplane people. I started going through my battery collection last night and have put together a bonanza of small 3 and 4s lipos from planes I no longer have.
Found a few esc's that I'd forgotten about having as well. Even a nip Turnigy marine HV80.

osprey21
01-24-2012, 08:08 PM
Well I finally got the opportunity today to stop by ACE Hobbies in Venice and drop off a couple of fliers. I spoke with Dave (the owner) and and he was very receptive of both our club and, the swap meet fliers. He said he gets people in there all the time asking about local clubs and r/c activities. I told him some of our club members were also into planes, helis, cars, trucks, etc... so I hope that will help to yield the kind of turn out we're hoping for at the swap meet.

He also asked if WFMBA had a news letter, to which I responded, "not yet".... any thoughts on the news letter aspect....?

tiqueman
01-24-2012, 08:18 PM
He also asked if WFMBA had a news letter, to which I responded, "not yet".... any thoughts on the news letter aspect....?

It would be cool to work towards that. Thanks for getting the word out Chris. Greatly appreciated. :beerchug:

bill34207
01-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Good deal Chris. :tiphat: I'm hoping the weather is good enough this coming weekend to justify a trip down to the SRQ facility so I can hang a hard copy flyer. I sent one of the pdf's to the club president when we 1st made it up and he forwarded it via email to all the SRQ members. Still, a little reminder as the time gets nearer is good for us folks that suffer from crs.

On the newsletter, I'd say just refer folks to our website. It get's updated frequently and I've started adding the same text descriptions used in our run day reports here to the imbedded vids there.

osprey21
01-24-2012, 08:52 PM
Good deal Chris. :tiphat: I'm hoping the weather is good enough this coming weekend to justify a trip down to the SRQ facility so I can hang a hard copy flyer. I sent one of the pdf's to the club president when we 1st made it up and he forwarded it via email to all the SRQ members. Still, a little reminder as the time gets nearer is good for us folks that suffer from crs.

On the newsletter, I'd say just refer folks to our website. It get's updated frequently and I've started adding the same text descriptions used in our run day reports here to the imbedded vids there.
That's basically what I did.


and BTW - I stopped by Ackerman yesterday and replaced the chain and quick link on the gate.

bill34207
01-26-2012, 08:00 AM
Looks like I'm going to be down one boat for the swap meet. Recieved 50% payment for this one (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1574605) in RTR format yesterday. It will ship to AZ once the balance is recieved next week.
I'll still have the Arapaho and Llumar (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1568638) there along with a Great Planes Nieuport (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1569647) and Sapac Eurofighter (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1568089) planes. I'll only bring the big Cermark F-16 (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1334242)"if" I get an advance notice that somebody is interested as it takes up a lot of room in my van.
Got lotsa lipos, some fan units and motors, electric and air retracts, a couple of jet kits that have never been started. The list could go on for longer than I want to type.
I'm hoping the weather will be favorable and we have a good turnout.

sailr
01-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Sounds like an interesting lineup of aircraft goodies. I have too many planes already but always interested in motors, retracts, etc.

I'm thinking I'm going to have a bunch of 2S 5000 lipos for sale. Zippy's and Turnigy's as I recall. Most never used.

bill34207
01-28-2012, 11:43 AM
I've been working on putting together a listing of my stuff over on RC Groups. Been at it for a while now and have most of it done complete with pix. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1582295
If anybody else has swap meet items they want to list in it, feel free to do so. It's good free advertising for the event.

tiqueman
01-30-2012, 09:33 PM
Im getting a little nervous about the swap meet. We should have done a mandatory registration or something. Ive not gotten one inquiry email, other than from club members. Ive got a funny feeling its going to be us selling to us. Id think we all better bring a boat or two.... may end up being a test and tune day.

bill34207
01-30-2012, 11:22 PM
No need to be nervous about it. Other than buying the roll of raffle tickets we have no cash outlay in it. You might get fooled and have the place covered up with people too. I've been campaining it heavy on RCG and already picked up a couple hundred bucks from the things I've listed there.
I was already planning to bring at least my Falcon cat for some more testing after the swap meet anyways.

tiqueman
01-30-2012, 11:31 PM
I hope we are fooled and have the place covered. Was just hoping for a little more inquirys from outsiders by now.

sailr
01-31-2012, 09:59 AM
Don't fret about it. In the airplane club swap meet world, we rarely if ever get any inquiries and yet we have one of the biggest swap meets around at the Bay City Flyers club north of Tampa.

It sometimes takes a few years for a swap meet to build a following also.

If it's just us, then so be it. I'll bring lots of goodies. What I don't sell can go on the OSE swap shop or ebay.

bill34207
01-31-2012, 10:45 AM
If it's just us, then so be it. I'll bring lots of goodies. What I don't sell can go on the OSE swap shop or ebay.

My thoughts exactly.
I really expect more of a turnout than we currently seem to be anticipating though. There are three RC flying clubs in this area and have circulated flyers through all of them. Not to mention the flyers distributed to the local hobby shops.

tiqueman
01-31-2012, 10:54 AM
I hope so. I also emailed all the florida clubs listed thru namba and I called and got email addresses for some other not so local fl hobby shops.

Jim, I'm out and about today and don't have access to our members list. Can you please pm me your phone number? Or gimme a call about 1030?

tiqueman
01-31-2012, 10:57 AM
Nevermind Jim. Bill emailed me ur number. Ill call you in a bit

bill34207
02-02-2012, 10:13 PM
Now I'm starting to get nervous and wishing we had scheduled it for the 1st Sunday. We're supposed to keep this fantastic weather right on through the weekend and that's going to make about 4 fantastic Sundays in a row.
I'm just hoping that the 12th doesn't wind up with it blowing 40 mph and raining. :Praying:

tiqueman
02-03-2012, 11:25 AM
I was going to raise the question if anyone would like to run Sunday. Being super bowl I didn't think id get much response

bill34207
02-03-2012, 11:38 AM
That's right, I forgot that this coming Sunday is Super Bowl. Guess it's good we are having it on the 12th. I'll still keep hoping for good weather.

tiqueman
02-03-2012, 02:04 PM
But if anyone does wanna run, I'm willing as I couldn't care less about the game

RayR
02-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Game is not till 6:30 anyway. I'm up for it!

teddyboy
02-03-2012, 03:59 PM
Getting ready for swap meet, won't be able to make the trip this Sunday.
Besides needing to head out with a party favorite for super bowl.

ron1950
02-03-2012, 07:54 PM
hey ted any chance u make it for the spring race this year at holms co park? april 13-15?

teddyboy
02-04-2012, 07:46 AM
Ron, I will get back to you PM this evening.

Ted

bill34207
02-08-2012, 06:58 PM
I have been sorting and sorting and bagging and pricing stuff for the swap meet. Holy crap I didn't realize I have so much stuff! WOW! Bring $$$$ guys! I've got motors, esc's, motor and servo mounts, rudders, struts, turn fins, shafts, nuts and bolts, Lipo batterys (2S packs only), and BOATS. 1/10 Scale modern, two riggers, 3 monos, and a few mini's. DAYUM!

See you guys Sunday!

I know the feeling Jim. Don't know how I wound up with so much extra "stuff" in such a short period of time. I'm hoping to get rid of enough of it to give me some working (walking) room in my place. Hoping we have good weather for it. :Praying:

RayR
02-08-2012, 08:09 PM
Hoping we have good weather for it. :Praying:

Ditto!

HRC
02-08-2012, 09:36 PM
Hey guys, I have 6 jackets that will be donated for the raffle. Not sure if it would help to list them. What do you think?
Will have a good selection of other jackets for sale at a nice discount as well.
Dave

bill34207
02-08-2012, 09:45 PM
You da man Dave. :tiphat: I sure do hope we have a good turnout to take adbantage of the good stuff in the raffle. I know of at least one NIB edf kit that will be in it, two if there's enough of a crowd to justify it. (not to mention all the good stuff that will be for sale).

HRC
02-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Yes Sir, fingers crossed for a good turn out and weather.

RayR
02-10-2012, 07:49 AM
70190And on Table1 we have:

bill34207
02-10-2012, 08:44 AM
Dibs pending info. :laugh:

On the good side looks like we're going to miss the rain for Sunday. Local forecast is calling for it to end early Saturday. On the bad side, it's supposed to be cold Sunday. Overnight lows into the high 30's and a daytime high on Sunday of less than 60 with a north wind around 15 mph. So dress warm.

sailr
02-10-2012, 09:11 AM
I'm going to bring 4 tables and still won't have room on them for everything!

osprey21
02-11-2012, 12:19 PM
I will be bringing my 4x2 folding table (I won't be using it) so if anyone needs more space you're welcome to use it.

bill34207
02-11-2012, 12:53 PM
I will be bringing my 4x2 folding table (I won't be using it) so if anyone needs more space you're welcome to use it.

Dibs unless Scott needs it for the raffle & 50/50

bill34207
02-11-2012, 03:22 PM
I may not bring anything to run tomorrow after all. I started loading swap meet stuff into my van a little while ago and it's running out of room really fast. :w00t:

osprey21
02-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Easy fix... just strap Thunderball to the roof rack.


:spy:

sailr
02-11-2012, 03:32 PM
All you scale freaks, I'll have my 1/10 scale Coors Light, 1/8th scale Dr. Toyota, and a brand new 1/6 scale crackerbox hull for sale at the swap meet tomorrow!

sailr
02-11-2012, 03:36 PM
AKERMAN WEATHER TOMORROW:

wind from the North at 17mph with 9a.m. 'feels like' temp of 35 degrees! DANG! That is friggin cold man!
I'm not sure how I'm gonna keep all the little bags of props, etc. from blowing off my tables!

bill34207
02-11-2012, 03:51 PM
Easy fix... just strap Thunderball to the roof rack.


:spy:

I don't even have room left for my pit & transmitter boxes inside the van. Glad I started loading before charging batteries.

bill34207
02-11-2012, 03:52 PM
AKERMAN WEATHER TOMORROW:

wind from the North at 17mph with 9a.m. 'feels like' temp of 35 degrees! DANG! That is friggin cold man!
I'm not sure how I'm gonna keep all the little bags of props, etc. from blowing off my tables!

I'll be wearing my thermals for sure.

RayR
02-11-2012, 07:33 PM
I'll be dressed like the Michelin Man!

sailr
02-11-2012, 09:39 PM
I will be bringing a BUNCH of transmitters and receivers 72 am and fm and 27 am. They will all be FREE. I know there are some perfectly usable radios there. There are a few proboats and couple of aquacrafts. The rest are a mix from China. Some are digital programmable multi-model transmitters. I hope somebody knows a scout troop or somebody to give to. Otherwise they will go in a dumpster. What a shame. They are NOT coming back home with me!

ron1950
02-11-2012, 10:52 PM
you guys better hold on to your shorts tomorrow....it went through here today and it was 35 and at least 30 mph winds all day.....

tiqueman
02-11-2012, 11:31 PM
Dibs unless Scott needs it for the raffle & 50/50

Yes I probably will need it.

osprey21
02-12-2012, 07:42 AM
42° here - y'all best bundle up!

Maybe we can build a :flame42: