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Old 12-25-2013, 03:20 PM
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Default Possible Spring Show in Monticello, Il

Hey guys.I have this hair brain idea to do a show in Indy this spring around late April or 1st week of May. I chose metro Indy because it's not fair for you guys to drive to st.louis all the time.I will ask Travis and a few other Indiana guys for possible sites to host it at.I want this show to be a 2 day show full of fun and trucking with a purpose. I am open to All suggestions and ideas.This is Our club.Let me know what you all think, and let's get it done.Turtle man out.

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I'll support whatever and wherever we decide to go. It's the same distance for me either way.

I thought about hosting an event here at our model flight field. The hotel is 1 minute from the site and we would have locked access to our hangar. I will bring up the idea at our next meeting. There's a large concrete pad for trucks and an open area to dig. (We would just have to fill in the holes at the end of the weekend.) There are many picnic tables with access to power. Bringing tables into the hangar would also be an option. (And a great place to hide from rain if it were to happen.)

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Just to the left of the hangar is where I imagine our dedicated area would be. Pending discussion with the other members of course. There's also an rc off-road track at the facility.

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I also will support a spring meet ,the East coast is too far to drive for a 3\4 of a day to play . Can bring most of my stuff and maybe some new projects.
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Aren't you forgetting there is already a three day show in April.
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East coast is too far for me too, and I want to play for a couple days if I'm going to come. Indy and St Louis are about equal for me, I would certainly try to make it if the date was set. Dirt is always more fun in my opinion and we can build something that way. I think making an overpass or similar structure could be a fun goal to set out toward. Hauling with a purpose is much more satisfying.
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I also will support a spring meet ,the East coast is too far to drive for a 3\4 of a day to play . Can bring most of my stuff and maybe some new projects.
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This sounds great , not sure I can make it being close to CFE date
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regardless for us guys in saskatchewan its a half hour difference driving to either. It's been a dream of ours to go there for quite a few years. just timing..
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regardless for us guys in saskatchewan its a half hour difference driving to either. It's been a dream of ours to go there for quite a few years. just timing..
So true, I need several months planning time to make any distant show as it involves booking time off work. As a manager where I work it can be a bit harder to plan. Still gona try to make the normal timed Indy this year.
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Would the spring Indy meet replace the fall Indy or both?
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Would the spring Indy meet replace the fall Indy or both?
No there will be both shows if this happened... The big show would still be in AUG this would just be another show for guys to go to.
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Submitted the idea of a construction meet at the field. Everyone was quite excited to see this happen.

April 26-27 or June 14-15 are two weekends that would be open for us to use the facility. There is a huge concrete pad for the trucks to drive and I'm open to suggestions if you guys would want me to have some dirt or sand hauled in to make a pit area for the equipment.

Cool thing about this place is if it were to rain, we can move inside and still be able to play. Also if you're a model airplane enthusiast, bring your plane(s). This is one of the nicest fields in the US.

Again there is a large Best Western less than a mile from the facility and many places to eat. (We have a nice grill at the field so I'd be happy to cook up some burgers/brats/dogs for lunch both days)

I would ask for an entry fee to be donated to the club for the use of this space. I suppose the amount would depend on how many people could come. If we get enough entries I could also try to get Horizon involved to maybe put together some goodies for prizes or maybe gift certificates.

Another thing I would really like to do is put together a Radio Seminar with one of our Spektrum guys. Possibly make videos of this that would bring traffic to RCT&C. I see too many guys in our hobby get frustrated when setting up radio systems and I'd love to simplify this for them. I think a battery seminar could greatly benefit all of us as well. I'd be happy to arrange both if there's enough interest.

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I'd prefer the June date.....more build time....better chance of it being dryer also.
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It all sounds good to me Also love the idea of a radio and battery seminar,I just have had little experience setting up my charger to charge and discharge nihm packs and trying to program that way too fancy charger
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: Possible spring Indy show.

I prefer the June date also. Better chance of nicer weather.

Ideally I'm hoping many of our club guys can attend and can help anyone out with any questions. The seminars would have a Q&A section too. I would compile some questions on here that people could ask that can't attend.

Also FYI this location is 2.5 hours Northeast of St. Louis so it would shave some time off many people's drives.
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I would be in. Good idea Nate and thanks for putting this kind of effort into a show.

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Nate... What town and state I would be interested since it might be closer not sure on the June date we have semi truck shows almost every weekend but there is one we dont so it may work..Oh and is there any camp grounds close?
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Any idea how far this would be from Puxico Mo... Will travel from Idaho around that time frame to visit family......

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Nate... What town and state I would be interested since it might be closer not sure on the June date we have semi truck shows almost every weekend but there is one we dont so it may work..Oh and is there any camp grounds close?
It's located in Monticello Illinois, 20 miles Southwest of Champaign-Urbana.

I believe the closest RV-Style campground with hookups would be Clinton Lake about 30 minutes drive. We have had air guys in the past use the field for parking their rv/trailer and that's something I can definitely check on, but there's no hookups for power/septic.

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Any idea how far this would be from Puxico Mo... Will travel from Idaho around that time frame to visit family......

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Looks like just under 5 hours.
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I'm in ...... sounds terrific!


hey nate - are there time restrictions? what about us guys who like to drive hard all night??
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