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Old 06-15-2014, 10:15 PM
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Everyone - awesome - just awesome. The site is great - a little hard on the smaller models but if you pay attention it's not too bad.

Special thanks to the cook - local club president - great food!
Thanks to Nate for the leg work of finding us another home.

FYI there's enough carpets in the hanger we could bring in rubber for the smaller models. The dirt pile stays forever! WoooHoooo.

Check it out

http://www.elifield.com/

As for the dozer - exceeded my expectations - we found that the 100:1 firgelli with a modified upper link was critical. The track tensioner springs need to be heavier and a saber tooth 2x12 is plenty of speed control.
Everyone had a go at the controls as much as they wanted and nobody seemed to be complaining.

Based on how they did in dirt - I suspect Indy will be a blast.

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Old 06-15-2014, 11:01 PM
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have dirt will travel

So , I can save my 2x25 for my td40 then eh ? which 1 2x12 RC or the 2x12 ? mine's puttin on a lot more lbs with the machined track frames .
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:12 PM
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Who owns that sweet blue kw day cab pulling the dump wagon?
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That is Heavy Duty's beautiful truck. It runs as good as it looks.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:45 AM
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Nate ,you are the man.Awesome setup and great food.I will surely be back to play again and again.Guys it was great to see all of you again and catch up on some of your awesome projects.I see a new dozer in my near future..Can't wait to Indy and see you all again.Thanks

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:56 AM
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Everyone has already stated what I feel about the event. Truley greatful to all who organized and participated in the event. Definitely will be back again and again.

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:04 AM
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Here a few shorts I have from the show
http://youtu.be/bBWRXcc2EsY
http://youtu.be/KOhSSdPr3ds
http://youtu.be/zFyXRXMsN-0

I have many more to add.I hope the link works

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Old 06-16-2014, 12:28 PM
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another video of a loader at work
http://youtu.be/zykhq8L_k-g
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:20 PM
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I was impressed by the Carson's - both Lynn's full electric and Chris' hydraulic - I thought they both performed well.


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Old 06-16-2014, 11:28 PM
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Hey Izzy, I'm liking your new dozer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:18 AM
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Keep loading vids Ed, you must have one or two of the Izzy Built dozer working in the dirt... plz?

Great pics Kent!
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:12 AM
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Thanks Joe, I know there are some good videos out, the guys are probably still editing them, the only videos I got were of the RC turbine jet that was flown and a helicopter. They're on my cell phone and not very good.
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lots of great stuff
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My buddy Craig got some cool shots!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/701135...7644817421707/

I want to thank those that came out to the event. Our entry fees were able to raise a decent amount of cash to go towards supporting the club and them letting us use this space at the field permanently. I paid for the dirt and lunches for the convenient location being right near my house. I had hoped for a bit bigger head count of both drivers and spectators when compared to last years St. Louis show. I'm planning to do another meet in the fall if there's enough interest. Early October would give us some time to recover from Indy and should still have nice weather.

From now on, every meet entry fee will depend on participants. Our club president Pete informed us of another option that any of you guys can register for a "Supporting Membership" on our site. It's $25 for the year and won't give you any voting rights for the club but will save you $ if you plan on coming out more than once a year. (The option isn't there on the form but you can mark down "Construction Member" or something like that so they know.)
http://www.elifield.com/membership.html

I also want everyone's feedback. (even if you didn't come) What did you like? What would you change? Should the meet only run from dawn to night on Saturday only? How much time do you need to plan for going to a meet? Was the Best Western too expensive? I wasn't able to get a group discount with this few people this time. Think she said at least 15 rooms for that.

Thanks again. Forget a meet, if anyone has an itch to move dirt, I can bring my stuff to the field anytime and play! I only have so much space in the house but I don't mind having people stay here.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: RCT&C Midwest Spring Meet

Nate was the per head cost pretty much the same as figured ? I like to figure my budget for the future .


PS , I keep looking for vids of that dozer werkin after hearing how well it werked
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:21 AM
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Hello, one more video,just for lil giants Joe.
http://youtu.be/OzV05qr7AL8.
more to come.

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Old 06-18-2014, 10:19 AM
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Nate was the per head cost pretty much the same as figured ? I like to figure my budget for the future .


PS , I keep looking for vids of that dozer werkin after hearing how well it werked
I kept the cost @ $20 a person. That included lunch.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:41 PM
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Hello, one more video,just for lil giants Joe.
http://youtu.be/OzV05qr7AL8.
more to come.

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Hello, one more video,just for lil giants Joe.
http://youtu.be/OzV05qr7AL8.
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Thank you Ed.

That was a good teaser to kick it off, what else you got on that dozer?
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:22 AM
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The cost was spot on - could be higher IMO .
I have about 6hr of driving and about 2-3 hr of prep. This time I brought the bridge and the docks so 3 prep and put away.
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