|Dirty Dirty Dirty!!!|
|Snow and Ice covered.|
Once North of Colorado Springs, on I-25, I got into the worst of the road conditions of snow-packed roads and reduced visibility from the snow fall.
Traffic was for the most part, doing very well, and speeds were moderate, without a lot of people sliding into the ditches.
|Snow Piled up deep!|
|Jefferson County Fairgrounds|
The registration process, along with using the new JEFCO Club catalog website, was fast and painless to say the very least.
I had one JEFCO club member assigned exclusively to me, to help me register and get my items unloaded and placed inside the building on Friday. Carl was a tremendous asset to everyone all throughout the event.
Once the event got underway on Saturday, the auctioneers were moving things across the block at a very rapid rate, with help from all of the volunteers and runners.
It was a very hard read of the event, as to what was selling well and what wasn't moving at all. Except to say that Nitro burning helicopters were NOT SELLING AT ALL.
Electric planes and helicopters sold well it seems, and of all sizes too. Not just the tiny park flyer stuff. Radios and servo's did a bit better than usual but, still at give away pricing as usual.
Giant Scale and 3D-style air frames were a definite bargain too.
I was unable to get even a single opening bid of $100.00 on my quarter scale size SIG brand Piper Cub on Sunday morning, but I attributed that to an error that the auctioneer did when he started the bidding on it.....Mistakes happen I guess......darn it.
|60" wingspan Chaos Style plane|
|CM Pro Giles 202|
I got 4 different planes and 2 different 4 stroke motors that I won the bids on.....plus of course the obligatory bid I wasn't trying to win on a bag of miscellaneous fuel tanks and fuel items.
|A very nice OS FS-70 II Surpass glow engine|
|SAITO .62 FS 4 stroke|
The trip home was entirely uneventful as the roads were mostly all dry except for a few small patches of water/snow melting across the roads and some spray hitting the windshield was about it, in limited places.
All in all it was a very profitable trip for me, and I met up with our club president Ed Vincent and club member Rhett Sharp at the auction, along with Rhett's beautiful yet ornery daughter....She's a sweetie....HAHAHA!!!
Right now it's time to get out to the shop, and get busy for a bit, helping Buzz Haviland with his beautifully built SIG LT-40 trainer plane with a verrrry sweeeeeet Saito .62 powerplant.