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ben goodfellow 101/09/2015 07:20:09
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id be interested to here what bargains people got this year at the swapmeet. mainly kits and covering for me ,although there was a miss wind there i nearly bought , walked off ,went back and it was gone ........

extra slim01/09/2015 09:19:38
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The swap meet is always brilliant, made the same old mistake of buying a couple of hitec 225 servos on Saturday for a nostalgic 40 size build, only to pick up 3x 5425MG (What I really wanted but couldn't justify the price difference given the project) for £15!...still you can never have enough servos!!...New wooden zinger props for DLE20 for £2 each!!...for a mate...old fella bagged tonnes of ESC's and "bits", nothing over £1 paid...all work ..

I was after a vintage pattern type, but my mate who turned up half an hour after me and started at the other end just beat me to it...£45, brand new kit from the 1980's...cutlass I think it was....

When I hear people saying.."theres nothing much here, its all tat." your eyes!! have a rumage...tonnes of good stuff..ones mans tat is another mans gold...

Tomtom3901/09/2015 10:17:30
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My NIB OS30 FS was £40 . I could have got carried away (I had already committed funds for a new radio.)

Braddock, VC01/09/2015 11:18:38
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My best bargain was not going, saved over £180 in camping and petrol costs and I don't know how much in the bring and buy.....wink Then I bagged a 30cc canister and manifold in the bmfa classifieds!

Andrew Price 201/09/2015 11:23:01
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I couldn't get there so i would prefer not to hear about too many bargains, thank you!!

Tomtom3901/09/2015 11:28:45
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Not to mention £80 for an unopened Wots Wot ARTF kit in the car park (which I have passed on to a club mate )

Phil Green01/09/2015 11:44:25
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I've been after building a single-channel slope-soarer for a while but found a lovely mint Irvine Pixie at the swapmeet for £20 including servos, receiver and battery, complete and ready to launch! Its an ideal S/C model, small, light, stable...


Also bought one of my favourite Corona receivers just a pound - a synthesised RP4S1. Brilliant little receiver.

Very happy with my lot!

Not a swapmeet purchase, but my pal Doug bought a new 60 from the PAW stand, a huge 10cc diesel. Its a pussy cat, so docile, not at all like small fingerbiting diesels. And the tick-over is just amazing. Lovely engine, and British to boot!



Edited By Phil Green on 01/09/2015 12:09:54

Paul Marsh01/09/2015 11:49:37
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Got a OS 61 FS for £40, a SC 52FS for £20, with prop/spinner, a box worth over a £100 of bits for £5, which came with new scalpel blades, a charger, power panel, brand new spark plug, loads of other bits and bobs.

Got some props for 10pence each such as a APC 15x8, Master 15x6/16x8 and Classic 16x8 for a 10 pence each!!! If I break a prop, 10p is much better than £10!

Paul Marsh01/09/2015 11:51:40
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Posted by Braddock, VC on 01/09/2015 11:18:38:

My best bargain was not going, saved over £180 in camping and petrol costs and I don't know how much in the bring and buy.....wink Then I bagged a 30cc canister and manifold in the bmfa classifieds!

Yeah, but not the atmosphere. Sitting at home on the computer is not as good as going round real aeromodeling style at the Swap Meet and seeing real people and having a good walk in the process.

Stuphedd01/09/2015 11:57:05
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I go the swap meet for 2 things , mainly the haggling , and annoying the "junior" by getting some thing he missed ,

Problem is I always give it him anyway , !

If you go with an open mind you will never be disappointed , but I have not got to the bottom of my £1 bag of bits yet .

I did get a very well used Formosa , complete , but in need of a little TLC and a bigger motor perhaps ?

But its all good fun and well natured .

I did hear someone say, possibly not aimed at me.???

Quote " Problem with these old gits , they do a lot of talking about old things they remember but never buy owt "


Phil Green01/09/2015 12:06:29
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We concluded that some sellers just dont want to sell, they're only there so they can say to swmbo "well I tried my best to sell all this junk, just like you asked..." then happily take it all home again!

We tried for 5 minutes to get the asking price for an old Kraft 2ch transmitter, we got the life story, a detailed but inaccurate technical description, loads of history, loads of advice about how they can be converted to 2.4 (really? would you ever! ) but no price!
I really dont think it was for sale!




Edited By Phil Green on 01/09/2015 12:08:19

Paul Marsh01/09/2015 12:09:58
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Some things were not worth it. Remember asking how much a OS30FS was, and he wanted £150 for it, and someone else selling props, probably £8 new, for £10 used, you know they won't sell.

john stones 1 Moderator01/09/2015 14:03:52
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There's always some good buys, some people ask silly money though, me I bought a wrap around pits for a 50 petrol took a gamble on the hole centres and it paid off. smiley


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