Where Are We Today
Stony Ridge KOA
Today, Rob and I attended the Toledo RC Expo at the Seagate Convention Center in downtown Toledo, put on by the Weak Signals RC Club. This is one of the reasons we came home this way, the other, which I mentioned earlier as my next RC project, has had a jiggle in the jello, hopefully I will be able to update you on that after Saturday.
|SEAGATE CONVENTION CENTER|
This event is one of the largest RC Expos on the East Coast and is held at this time of year, this year's being the 65th one. Suppliers and vendors bring out the latest and best in the hobby, from kits and ARFS to engines and radios, also all the accessories to go with them.
|Model for the Competition|
I have attended many of them since the mid 80's, making the three hour drive from London. In the early years it was every year, sometimes for the whole weekend, as it is a Friday, Saturday and Sunday event. In recent years it has been hit and miss. Over the years, as the hobby changes, so does the show, there are new vendors and the loss of some. When you miss going for a few years, the changes become evident as you walk about the show. There are a few that I miss, as I usually purchased from them. Then there are new ones, like the one I met last year, which led to my next RC project.
This year's purchases were made at Heli Direct for a battery, Robart Mfg. for some glue and a couple of swap shop dealers.
|Detail of these scale models is fantastic|
|There are many more|
There is also a model building competition, which I am including some pictures of, beautiful detail and craftsman ship.
|Met up with my buddy Keith, from London Forest City Flyers|
There is a swap meet and flee market area along with flying demonstrations, click on the link at the top of the page to learn more about this Expo.
Thanks for dropping by, tomorrow we should be back in Canada where we will be staying at CanAm RV for at least a week, then hopefully up to " The Ridge ".
Until the time, take care and stay safe.