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Dec 29, 2017, 05:05 PM
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GAMA Swap Meet--January 19-20, 2018 (Fri-Sat)--Georgetown, TX


GAMA Swap Meet--January 19-20, 2018 (Fri-Sat)--Georgetown, TX

The Georgetown Aero Modelers Association will have their 21st Annual Swap Meet Friday and Saturday January 19-20, 2018. It will be held at the San Gabriel Community Center in Georgetown, Texas, a little north of Austin.

Full details are at the GAMA Swap Meet website: http://gamarc.org/swapmeet/index.php

They are now taking table reservations through January 14, 2018 using their "Gama Store" on the page.

Georgetown is the first Texas swap meet of the year and I hope everyone will have a good time there.

One thing to watch out for is that the speed limit in San Gabriel Park is 20 mph and the police write a lot of tickets for this, so drive slow in the park.
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Dec 30, 2017, 05:19 PM
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I am going to this and have a table next to Richard.
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Jan 09, 2018, 05:05 PM
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Less than 2 weeks away!!!
Jan 12, 2018, 02:14 PM
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One week to go!!
Jan 12, 2018, 06:16 PM
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As Richard knows, my best laid plans for Georgetown have been waylaid by work. Sure hate missing it!
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Jan 14, 2018, 12:21 AM
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I'll be coming up Friday. See ya there Richard.
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Jan 14, 2018, 03:05 PM
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Lee,

You and Fitz should do a podcast about Georgetown and the swap meet experience.

Richard
Jan 16, 2018, 08:33 PM
No "R" !!!!!!!
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We'll likely talk about it on our next podcast.


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Jan 17, 2018, 04:12 PM
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Richard, do you have any photos from previous events? Can you share some information for those who have never attended what makes this event different than others?
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Jan 17, 2018, 05:02 PM
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Lee,

There are some pictures from the 2011 event here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/thum...one&starter=no

Georgetown is unique in being Central Texas' first swap meet of the year. Once in a previous location it was in a slightly heated hanger at the airport while it was sleeting outside and it was so cold inside you could see your breath. The current facility at San Gabriel Park is very comfortably temperature controlled.

Swap meets are great places to find stuff you will never see in a hobby shop and you can see and touch the item you are interested in instead of having to guess what is on the other side of the model that isn't in the pictures or description given by the seller online. You can ask the seller questions face to face instead of trading emails. For sellers you don't have to deal with packing and shipping. The buyer hands over the money and the seller hands over the airplane, Done.

There are four major swap meets in Central Texas: GAMA-Georgetown in January, Tri-City Flyers-Garden Ridge in February, WAMS-Weatherford in March, and North Texas Aeromodelers-Denton in August. I will be starting threads for each of these a month before or earlier. The first three are Friday-Saturday events and Denton is a Saturday event. I will not miss any of them if I can help it. You, Fitz, and everyone who comes will have a great time.

Remember that the speed limit in San Gabriel Park is 20mph. Nothing messes with the fun of the swap meet experience more than having to pay a ticket.

Richard
Jan 19, 2018, 01:32 AM
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Today!!!
Jan 20, 2018, 07:11 PM
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Even though the event hit a snag with the "Men in Black", I'm glad it continued forward on Friday and Saturday. I picked up a couple of nice items (Thanks Richard for the Spacewalker), Fitz got a big honkin' brushless motor & plane, and we even grabbed a Kyosho T-33 for our buddy Terry in New York!

We posted a ton of photos and video on our podcast's Facebook page: http://facebook.com/rcroundtable

Here is a link to a photo gallery I created: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=2f72d70858
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Jan 20, 2018, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by YarSmythe
Even though the event hit a snag with the "Men in Black", rl]
LeeRay, you should elaborate on what happened and copy the post to the gas model event forum too.
Jan 28, 2018, 11:23 AM
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~~~~~ wrong thread~~~~~~~~~~~
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Jan 29, 2018, 08:09 AM
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Check out our latest podcast #47. We discuss the Georgetown Swap Meet.

http://www.rcroundtable.com/podcasts...episode_47.mp3
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