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Old 08-25-2014, 04:43 PM
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Asking around @ Indy, it was clear we want a Fall show. All are encouraged to come and play.

The next tasks to try to complete are finishing the roads and possibly lay down some concrete so stock trucks can at least deliver equipment. This time I would recommend at least your front tandem is locked to get around. Dump truck might consider all locked axles. Not sure if we will have a way to screen the dirt yet but that's definitely needed.

Suggestions and ideas are welcome. I'm hoping the weather holds out. Travis will bring some crushed rubber in case we need to hide inside the hangar.

I know things can change but we will want a roll call so I can figure out logistics. I can check with Pete if he's free to cook lunch for us again if there are enough guys coming.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: RCT&C Midwest FALL Meet ~ Oct. 25-26

im in for sure. I missed Indy (again) and I really wanted to go. been waiting for this fall meet the day after I left your first spring meet.

Guys this is a great event if you missed the first one. Everything is awesome the Location, hanger, out door play area, hotel, train museum, R/C air planes!!.... Its a great time for all.

I think the out side area is the highlight of our R/C trucking. The indoor is nice for foul weather but the out side is where the fun is at. (just my .02)

I do think we could do a few things different to make sure everyone can enjoy the out side area. We could improve the road from the Hanger side walk to the pile to allow the on road guys to get out side into the action. Improve the ring road and make a flat parking area for the on road guys /Low boys so they don't get stuck every 5' trying to get to the action.

Mixing some dirt or clay into the sand will help with traction and keeping the main roads smooth and Yes if you want to have fun in the off road area lock in those axels! its easy,free and you can always go back to open diffs. Your trucks will not make it far in the dirt with open diffs. even with one locked diff it will likely get stuck quick. don't get me started on some of the low bumpers I see LOL!!!

The sand pile was great for digging in and I would like to maybe layout a few specific areas that have a job so to speak. Watching the you tube vids of the people in Europe I see that they often have tasks that they operate around.

For example we can make an area where a road is being built to reach another road. trucks and machines can work to build that. (started this at the last show but the road went no where, it was fun and challenging)

maybe have a spot where trucks can dump over a wall where loaders are down below. this will keep the material flowing for people running machines.(we did this the last morning and it was working pretty good)


have a spot where an over pass is being built and make ramps leading up to each side of the bridge.(seen this on you tube where trucks brought in dirt and the machines made the ramps.)


At the end of the last event we started to use wood for roads that had a incline. this helped with traction and got the dump trucks up on top of the piles where they could work from. I think we can again use this or carpet strips to help with traction in spots where we need it.


those are some of the things I can think of that may make this event great.

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I would be willing to come down one weekend sometime before the meet and spend a day helping set up the area.


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Old 08-25-2014, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: RCT&C Midwest FALL Meet ~ Oct. 25-26

Where is this one going to be??


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Old 08-25-2014, 08:33 PM
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I'm assuming at the same pace we did this spring. Monticello Il
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:18 PM
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Yes in Monticello IL again. I'll post up a flyer and copy hotel info.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:02 AM
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I am planning on being there!!
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:20 AM
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I'm planning on it also.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:47 PM
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I would consider this but I am on vacation. Keep the wife happy. LOL
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I will have to see a little closer to time but if at all possible i'm in
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yea same here, I will know closer to the date but if all permits ill take the Trek...
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:44 PM
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I'm in.
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DieselKid (Alex) and myself (FabOne) plan on making the trip. We'll probably stay all day Saturday (25th) and Sunday (26th) and return home on Monday. Lookin forward to getting together with everyone again!

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Vendors please feel free to bring your wares to sell. I only ask that you make a donation to the airfield's club if your number of sales will support this.
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My brother and I plan to be there, probably arrive Friday late afternoon/night. Will stay all of Saturday and Sunday, or until everyone else packs up Could we look into a group rate for the hotel??
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just checked out there website...what a cool place and club
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Anybody from east coast going up and want to car pool?
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Default Re: RCT&C Midwest FALL Meet ~ Oct. 25-26

Not this year for me I got 2 back to back after this week and indy blew my distance travel funds . If y'all doo 1 in the summer after kids get out of skewl we may hop in the model A and scoot on up there .
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: RCT&C Midwest FALL Meet ~ Oct. 25-26

We're one month out now. I've got a lot of weeds to kill. I've never seen weeds grow this fast but the whole site is literally covered with 5' of weeds. Gonna spray roundup a few times and then cleanup the dead stuff with a leaf blower. If anyone has better ideas, I'm all ears.

I'm hoping to have a trommel at the event to screen material. Woodhog is working on that and it's harvest time for him so I'm not sure we'll see it.

We have 13 people that are coming with a few maybes in there.

Hotel says 15 rooms minimum for a discount rate. We're at about 6-7 rooms now.

If you cannot afford the hotel and really want to come. You're more than welcome to crash at my place. I have floor space for multiple airbeds and the fold-out couch is currently not spoken for. I make no promises you won't be accompanied with a sleeping companion that is dog-shaped. He is king of all sleeping surfaces in the house.
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I Plan on coming. Where is it being held if weather is bad?
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