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    Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    The 35th Annual Twin Cities Radio Club (TCRC) Auction will be held on Saturday February 12, 2011.

    Everybody is welcome to attend as sellers or buyers.

    Cross Point Church - 98th Street and France Avenue, Bloomington Minnesota
    Registration opens at 8AM
    Auction starts at 9:30AM
    Admission is $3 and includes bidder card

    TCRC will retain a commission fee for each item sold. The commission is a minimum of $5 or 10% of the item sale price whichever is greater. Please note that the $5 minimum is a change from previous auctions.

    Please feel free to post pictures and a description of what items you plan to bring to the auction.

    NOTE: You may NOT post prices! Only pictures and a general description of the item(s) which you plan to bring

    For more info: http://tcrconline.com/pages/auction.htm
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    All right! I'll be the first to upload an item.

    My first item is a U.S. Engines 41cc gasoline engine. I bought this engine at the TCRC Auction last year as my first gasser. Well, it didn't take me long to figure out that it needed some work after I got it home. After a complete teardown and inspection I purchased all the needed parts, and rebuilt the engine.

    The engine is back to almost new, and runs very strong. I had it pulling around a Lanier Giant Stinger this spring, which used to be flown on a Zenoah G-62!

    The engine has a new complete spring start mechanism, new third front bearing and seal assembly, new front and rear crank seals, new prop hub, new ignition coil, and a new flywheel is also included. This engine has also been cleaned and I polished it until it shined (in most areas). The carburetor was gone through and cleaned, and new parts installed in the carb as needed. The U.S. Engines 41cc gas engine is ready to be used! (unlike when I bought it...)
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    My second item for the auction is a Progressive Models 1/12 scale Spitfire MkIV used for combat. I purchased the kit last year at the auction partially built, and I was going to convert it to electric, but I just don't have the time or ambition to so anymore. The full size plans are in the box, along with all the parts to finish the airframe. There are no accessories included with the plane- just the airframe.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    My third item going to the auction is an assembled Electrifly Flylite ARF, which will include a battery, two servos, a brushless outrunner motor, and an 8 amp speed control. All you need to add is a receiver to get this plane in the air! The airplane flys very nice indoors or out, but I just don't have the time to fly all of my planes anymore...
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    I will also be bringing an Aeroworks Cessna 195 to the auction. This is a beautiful aircraft, but I need to make room in my hangar. The airframe only will be going to the auction, as the engine and radio gear have been removed and installed in another aircraft. This airplane is an instant classic, has very nice lines, and is in very good shape. The pre-installed navigation lights work just fine too! Just add your engine of choice and radio gear, and you'll have a very nice flying airplane!
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Ok Guys, time to put up another one...

    This is my World Models Ultimate biplane. It's a 1.20 sized, and I have flown it with everything from an O.S. .60 (marginal, but it took off from grass- needed lots of speed to do a loop) to an Evolution 1.20nx 2 stroke (WOW! lots of FUN). This is one of my favorites, and it goes to the field more than most of my fleet, but it is time to pass it along to someone else to love.

    No, there is nothing wrong with it (now). It had been crashed and the landing gear mount torn out, but I repaired the gear mount, and stripped and re-covered the fuleage and tailfeathers, The wheel pants have just been added on, and complete the look of this airshow favorite (the real one...)

    The current color scheme has been on it for the past 2 years, and it is very easy to see in the air. The only original covering is the top of the lower wing, and the bottom of the upper wing. There is also a patch on the lower wing- it's not the prettiest, but it serves it purpose.

    Unfortunately, I have no cowl for tis plane, but there are several places online to get a replacement. I think the actual cowl from the World Models is $35.00.

    One more thing- this item is JUST THE PLANE- no engine or radio gear. Standard servos are all that are needed, and this plane flies GREAT!
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    I think this is the last one... for now!

    What you see is what you get- a vintage (I believe it to be 25 years old) Lanier Giant Stinger. No, it doesn't have a cowl, but you will get Ren (from the Ren and Stimpy show) to pilot the plane as it flies! The Stinger is not in perfect shape, and it needs the right side vertical stabilizer repaired (easy job).

    There is no engine or radio gear included with the plane, but it does have a kwik switch and kill switch for the gas engine. This plane was flown with the U.S. Engines 41cc Gas engine I have posted above, and it flew nicely.

    Mind you, she is a beast! With a 7 foot wing and a plywood fuselage- you could have a great first gasser here, or a fun plane to fly when the wind is blowing too strong for your 3D planes.

    I did enjoy this plane a lot, but would like it to find a new home. I think that somewhere, there is a person just waiting to get their hands on this piece of history!
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Is that the original dust?
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Yes, that is VINTAGE DUST, and I'll include that for FREE! [sm=lol.gif] Ok, Ok, I know it needs a little shining up, but It'll be clean for the auction...


    Now, Doesn't anyone else have ANYTHING for the auction?
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Gentlemen,
    I will be reducing the volume of aircraft and support systems from my humble basement so I can concentrate on my Corsairs.
    I will be posting pictures and descriptions here!
    Thanks Guys!

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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Welcome to the thread Scott! I'm glad someone else is going to post some planes and accessories! Hurry up though, I know what all my stuff looks like... I may be in neeed of something new to play with this year.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Just heard about this Auction from a friend . Can't wait to go and check out all the stuff . I hope its as good as everybody says it is

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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Its better than people say. It's a building full of people that have the same passion that I do, flying. And they try to average an auction a minute. Over the course of a full day, thats a lot of bidding! I will offer a Twice run O.S. fs .91 surpass II. And perhaps a 1/3 scale Spacewalker. Not sure about that one yet. Plus 2 pair of 6 inch tires with axels, and other odds and ends. The last few years have been a buyers market. See ya there.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    I'm looking forward to it

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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    To JeffEE:

    Have you any pictures?
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    All auctions have a few common rules:

    1. People who sell think "I sold my stuff too low."

    2. People who buy think "I paid too much."

    3. People that didn't bid think "They didn't have anything I wanted."

    And the groups aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.


    For people selling planes without engines/servos...

    Please document CG

    Please document servo recommendation (high torque, etc) and surface throws.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    I think I can get one for ya.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    JeffEE, why you selling the 91?
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    I have nothing that small to fly. I do not need it, so somebody else should enjoy it.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    ORIGINAL: jeffEE

    I have nothing that small to fly.

    Gee, I have so many smart-alek responses I could make to that statement...

    1. Why not?
    2. Then the auction is the perfect place for you to find one.
    3. Stop drooling Mike.
    4. I'm sure Mike can find a plane to put it in.
    5. Mike, no, you've already got enough of them.


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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    I guess I just have gotten into bigger planes. I know that smaller planes are fun too, I just am not done flying bigger yet. Someday I may wise up.
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    For those subscribed to this thread: the pre-registration is now open, so send TCRC an email and get you sellers number! Then get any other auction item pictures posted. I'm still waiting to see if anyone posts pictures of stuff that I'm looking for...
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    only a little over a month til the Auction . Can't wait . BUT , why is there only one page one this thread ??

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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Good question! Where are all the TCRC guys?
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    RE: Twin Cities Auction (Minnesota)

    Looking forward to the action.I will be maken the trip withsome members of the fergus falls club.
    Hopefully someone may be selling an ultra sport 40, since I had a mishap with mine.
    If not, I will need to finish the 60 sizethat ison thebench.
    It should be a great time.
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