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Nov 27, 2017, 10:30 AM
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2018 NEF INDOOR flying event - AKRON OH in MARCH

The 5th annual NEF (NE Ohio Indoor Electric Festival), will be March 23-24 2018.

Same venue (University of Akron Stile Athletics House, Akron Ohio)
The NEF website has been updated, and on-line pilot and vendor registration is open!

This year features open flying Friday evening for a few hours, then the main festival all day on Saturday. This is a giant facility with separate areas for 3D and micros, and we'll have Tiny Whoop Races sponsored by QRGO!

Please check here from time to time and also check our Facebook page (find us under "Ohioelectricfly" to catch up on the latest news. LOTS more posts coming with all sorts of information and details. For now - please make a note of the date!

This is an AMA-sanctioned event and AMA is one of our sponsors! We're expecting West Michigan Park Flyers, Lazertoyz, and Rabid Models to be at this event. WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE VENDORS AND SPONSORS to attend. Do you have a favorite RC supplier? Ask them if they are coming - we would like to have more vendors at the show! Local clubs are also encouraged to attend.
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Nov 27, 2017, 10:35 AM
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To warm things up, we've also scheduled some indoor flying dates this winter leading up to the NEF - these are on Friday evenings once a month at KENT STATE (not the same venue as the NEF). CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE.
Nov 27, 2017, 02:29 PM
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The MARCS club will be raffling this fantastic PNP "Carbon Z Cub" airplane at the NEF event. $1.00 ticket, 6 for $5. The proceeds will support the MARCS club, a local flying club that helps sponsor the NEF. The prize was purchased from Horizon Hobbies.

This model is really big (84.6" wingspan ) and comes with the complete float kit and the flight battery as well. Total value is close to $600. Just add your receiver and you can take it flying. The winner, should they be present, will have the option of having the announcer auction the prize off on the spot to the highest bidder if the decided they'd rather have cash! (Personally I'd take the plane!)
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Dec 14, 2017, 11:02 AM
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The AMA club that sponsors the NEF (the Ohio Indoor RC Flyers) also sponsors indoor flying during the winter, these are held at the Kent State Field House in Kent Ohio. $15/pilot.
Upcoming dates:

2017 - DEC 15 7 - 9:00pm
2018 - JAN 19 7 - 9:00pm
2018 - FEB 23 8:30 - 10:30pm
2018 - MAR 9 8:30 - 10:30pm
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:26 PM
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We just learned that the AMA will help sponsor the NEF again this year, thank you VERY MUCH to Mark Radcliff, our district III VP. We're proud that this is an AMA-sanctioned event.

We have a number of AMA clubs in the area besides the OIRF and the MARCS, we'd like to see some of you manning tables at the NEF as well. Please check with your club officers! We all need to work together to help promote local clubs and the hobby!
Jan 10, 2018, 10:15 AM
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Hotels in the area

For those of you coming from out of town, there are a number of hotels in the area. We've found that on-line rates are the same (or better) than "event rates" that have been provided to us in the past, so we are not contracting with a "specially designated" event hotel. Please explore these options and see what works best for you!

Click this link to see a list of hotels at Hotels.com that are close by
Jan 16, 2018, 09:14 PM
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West michigan park flyers

One of our valued sponsor/vendors at the NEF is Greg and Barb Markley from WEST MICHIGAN PARK FLYERS! They have supported the NEF every year and will coming again. They manufacture their own pre-painted EPP airplane kits, with accessories, including the Bronco, Highlander, and MAKO. pictured here and a lot of others as well. They'll be bringing some team pilots to demo their planes and may even sponsor an event. These planes are fantastic!

Jan 16, 2018, 09:20 PM
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OMG, last year "Happy Cakes and More" from Twinsburg OH came to the event with their Gourmet Cupcakes.
This was the hit of the party. Awesome goodies.

We're excited to tell you that they will be at the 2018 NEF with their cupcakes for sale.... so we have this to look forward to AS WELL as flying our planes. I mean what could be better! (perhaps flying radio-controlled gourmet cupcakes!!)

They are a custom baker that also makes cakes, so if you want to celebrate something at the NEF, just call them and they'll deliver it. (330) 963-0082 Address: 2658 E Aurora Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087

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