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Sanderson Field RC Flyers Host a Swap Meet






On April 16, 2011, the Sanderson Field RC Flyers(SFRCF) held its annual swap meet. Planning for the event began early in the year by reserving space at the local Shelton, WA, high school: the event was held in the cafeteria. The venue was just right for a swap meet as there were plenty of tables and chairs, and lots of room.

Participants arrived at the swap meet at 8AM to unload merchandise and set up the tables. The early birds greatly appreciated the coffee and doughnuts. The doors were opened to the public at 9AM.

Morning Coffee and Doughnuts
Morning Coffee and Doughnuts

This year, there was a huge selection of RC goodies from complete aircraft to balsa and covering. Swap meets are great places for wannabe pilots to find a complete trainer—ready to fly—or for the experienced pilots and builders to find just the right engine or other component for their new project—at bargain prices.

Burton Dagget Hunting for Treasure
Burton Dagget Hunting for Treasure

Something for Everyone
Something for Everyone

Need a Trainer?
Need a Trainer?

Burton Dagget, an SFRCF member, and his wife brought a beautiful, handmade quilt to this year's swap meet and offered raffle tickets for a chance to win the quilt. The tickets are being sold elsewhere, as well, and the drawing will be held later in the year. Money from the raffle will be donated to the club.

Handmade Quilt Raffle
Handmade Quilt Raffle

SFRCF has now held the swap meet enough times for returning participants to become friends. It is great to visit and exchange news and ideas about the RC hobby.

Old Friends
Old Friend

This year's event was a great success and all participants are looking forward to the next regional swap meet.

Special thanks to Chuck Kentfield, Bob Beatty, Burt Daggett, Gordon Osberg, Richard Robb, Robert Mason, and Jay Lowe for their help in putting on the event.






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Royce Tivel


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