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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:21 PM
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My Favorite RC Swap! RC Country! This Saturday!

RC Country is doing their bi-annual Swap Meet this Saturday.

http://www.rccountryhobbies.com/events.php

If you live anywhere in Northern California it is worth the drive! Their photo must have been takes years ago because they only show about 3 tables in the photo and now it has grown to around a hundred.

I'm getting to recognize some of the same buyers and sellers there, and since I will be buying and selling if you have never made the trip you should come out!

FYI: My personal experience is that most of the action happens around 6-9am

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R/C Country Hobbies
6011 Folsom Blvd,
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:30 PM
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I made my first sale at 3am at the last meet. I had just pulled in the parking lot and hadn't even unloaded the truck. A guy saw something he liked in the back and bought it. Yeah, it's worth it.

Juan
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I was thinking about driving down. I'm only in Redding. What is a good time to get there?
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:43 PM
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If you see the that stole an engine from me at the AMA swap meet make sure to punch his nose

Seriously guys, have fun but keep an eye on things. I thought R/C guys are all honest but I was wrong.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:43 PM
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If you want to sell 3-4am will get you a good spot (they are free). If you want to buy, anytime after that. The energy really picks up around 6am.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Giving Back

RC Country makes this such a great event, I have noticed however that inside the store it isn't much busier than on non-swap days. They staff it, bring out rented port-o-podies, sell coffee and donuts for pocket change. . .etc. Show your appreciation to them and make a point to buy something in the store! At least buy a servo with all the cash you save outside! I'll commit to buying the eflite electric retracts
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Hey Ben,

I'll probably drop by early and then go out to Davis to fly the Horten. You interested in doing some flying too?

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 10:23 AM
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A Horton 229????
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Yeah, Brian's Horton is a work of ART.

I'm probably going to need a big nap after the swap. But perhaps in the afternoon or Sunday.
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 10:44 AM
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A Horton 229????
Actually it's a Horten XVI. Here's a link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=3442426. But let's not hijack this thread. You can definitely PM me or go to the Horten XVI Experimental thread if you want to know more.

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Last swap meet I had to pick up one of my cars. I did not want to go to late because I needed my significant other to go down with me and bring the car back, so I drove her down at 10:30 pm. Dropped her off to get the car and was off to RC Country in my fully loaded van. I hit the parking lot at midnight. There was already four people there. My first sale was at 1 am. By 6 am most planes have been bought and sold three times. I would suggest getting there ridiculously early. I will be there this Saturday at about 1:30 am.
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 03:48 PM
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C u there Mark!
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 11:58 PM
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Last year, I sold 4 airplanes in the first 20 minutes I arrived. Hadn't even finished unloading the car. Huge parking lot is absolutley packed. Having sold everything I brought except two helicopters, it was worth it. Get there early if you want a spot to sell. You guys out there at 12am are hard core. See you there, but not THAT early.
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 12:37 AM
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I won't be able to make it to this one. At the last meet, I scored on a couple of Hyperion 5s 3300. If I were able to go, I would be looking for 2 of those and 2 Hyperion 3s 2200. Would anyone want to make a sale before going to the swap meet? Send me a PM if you have some for sale.

Juan
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 04:49 PM
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i was interested in going but 6hr drive is too much for me
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