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Old 04-10-2014, 12:40 AM
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Got everything lined up to make this happen! Gonna be a blast. Here's more info:

-Please bring folding tables, chairs, and extension cords for setting up charging stations and the like. I'll bring all I have but it may not be quite enough.

-I intend to start on Saturday around 9am and go till we can't stay awake anymore. I will have worklights setup for night playtime.

-There is a portajohn at the field and the Mobil Gas Station is a couple minutes away if that's preferred.

-Again if there is enough interest I'll make sure a Radio Programming Seminar and Battery Charging/Storage Seminar happen.

-I'm hoping to have a model turbine jet fly so you guys can see that. Pretty awesome if you've never seen it.

-At this point I'm only know that a few people are coming to this. If you could please post up and let me know if you're coming that would be great. Entry fee will be based on number of participants but I'd like to keep it $20 maximum. (All money goes to our club for use of this facility. I would like to keep this an annual event.)

{I'll save this section for more info on the Hotel (ie if we can get a block with any discounts)}

Hotel options:
Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn
805 Iron Horse Pl.
Monticello IL 61856
217-762-9436
(Nice new modern/clean hotel w/pool)

Foster Inn
1414 N. Market St.
Monticello IL 61856
217-762-9835
(Cheaper option, I haven't looked at any reviews but have heard they recently remodeled all rooms. It's an old place but probably quite a bit cheaper. I'd be happy to look into this option for anyone if they want)

Camping:
You can camp at the field for no charge. Please see me before deciding where to park an RV or where to setup tents. Again there are no hookups for septic/water.

Clinton Lake State Rec Area
1751 Ranger Rd.
Dewitt IL 61735
217-935-8722
(About 30 minutes from the event location.)

Recommended Nearby Restaurants:
Filippo's Pizza (my personal favorite pizza)
Brown Bag Deli
Main Street Pub
3 Ravens
Dairy Queen
McDonalds
Hardees
Subway
El Toro
Monical's Pizza
(Red Wheel closest to field is not very good....neither is our Chinese place, you've been warned)

County Market is our grocery store in town.

Activities for kids:
Nick's Park (large wooden playground)
Railway Museum (right by the field)

Please try to get the word out about this event. I know we have a good number of guys on here that don't visit the board regularly.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:57 PM
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I am planning on being there with at least 1 new toy!!!!!
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:25 PM
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I'll be there, just have to ask the day off work. I'll make sure to bring along some extra tables and chairs.
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I will be there.

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:13 PM
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I'll be there!!!!!!!!!!
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I will definitely like to come north but will likely be last minute for me .I should be slowing down a little by then but won't know for sure till that week.Love to be there.
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I wish it was closer because I would definitely be there has anybody ever flown on a plane with one of their trucks i'm sure it is going to be a great show
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:44 PM
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I'll be there with a special surprise

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:51 AM
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I wish it was closer because I would definitely be there has anybody ever flown on a plane with one of their trucks i'm sure it is going to be a great show
I've flown with electric rc vehicles many times. The thing you have to be careful with is batteries. I've put them in checked luggage before and had to argue with TSA about them. I believe technically they're illegal to carry on even though laptops and other devices also have lipo batteries. As long as you package correctly there should be no damage if you check the box/case. Pelican cases are quite handy for this purpose.

You also have the option of shipping whatever you need to me and I'll bring it to the show for you. I suppose it's all a matter of if you trust the postal system or Airport baggage-handlers more.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:52 AM
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I'll be there with a special surprise

You're not going to want to take it home after I've had my way with it
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You're not going to want to take it home after I've had my way with it

Or my loader.
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I plan on driving down sat morning...Should be there by 10 am....not sure if I'm staying the night or leaving early that evening...
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Default Re: RCT&C Midwest Spring Meet

ive got my calander marked, but i do believe i'll be moved before then and not be able to make it. if my moving plans do not go smoothly, ill sure need a weekend off to go play and you guys would be a great place to do it.
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Bo is coming to play ;0)
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I thought the big issue with lipo is the temp drop in the cargo hold.
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Or my loader.
This is getting to be an expensive weekend....

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I plan on driving down sat morning...Should be there by 10 am....not sure if I'm staying the night or leaving early that evening...
Hoping you'll have a good enough time to stay! Either way it will be fun to pick other guy's brains for project ideas/help.

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ive got my calander marked, but i do believe i'll be moved before then and not be able to make it. if my moving plans do not go smoothly, ill sure need a weekend off to go play and you guys would be a great place to do it.
Hope you can make it. I know how much moving can drain time/ambition.

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Good deal. Which tonka toys you bringin with ya?
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This is getting to be an expensive weekend....



Hoping you'll have a good enough time to stay! Either way it will be fun to pick other guy's brains for project ideas/help.



Hope you can make it. I know how much moving can drain time/ambition.


Good deal. Which tonka toys you bringin with ya?
Loading up The Suburban with some Tonka's and make the road trip out west.
Arrive Friday at noon with folding tables, chairs, tent, and extension cords for setting up charging stations. if I can help out with anything please let me know.
Looking forward to a great fun event.
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Hey !
I am traveling on the ground so I got a load of Lipo's 5000 mAh. saddle pack if some one that is flying in need to borrow. Please let me know.
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I would love to come but the werk load is piling up
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I would love to come but the werk load is piling up
Bummer. Understandable though, it's quite a trip for you.
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