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Old 11-09-2002, 07:30 PM   #1
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For those of you who were lucky enough to et to the Toronto hobby was it?
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Old 11-09-2002, 09:36 PM   #2
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I went Friday nite. Wasn't crowded at all.

Saw lots of neat stuff (the mechano stuff is amazing)

Not a whole lot of new merchandise, standard stuff with Hobby Hobby and Hobby Wholesale (kits 'n' arfs).

Spent some time with Wayne Bransfield of MAAC fame. Talked about his enormous planes. He said "Nothing wrong with a .60 size, so long as there are 4 .60's in it "

I decided not to bring up the Pete N Poke I was building after seeing his videos of some of his monsters fly Certainly a personable gentleman, I can see why he's president of MAAC; a real people person.

MAAC was also letting kids build the MAAC glider, that was probably popular today.

Ended up spending about 2 1/2 hours there until closing. A bit less rc planes than last year but loads of other stuff to see and do. My family and I had a great time.

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Old 11-10-2002, 08:12 AM   #3
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I too was there Friday night but only had about an 1- 1/2 to spend! I thought they went till 22h00 but it closed at 21h00!

Seemed to be less hobby stores there this year. Like Nuker said Tom Barcony of Hobby Hobby fame, (it's my haunting grounds.. I've been going to Tom ever since he oppened way back in the early 80'e I believe. ), and a few others.

The crowds were kinda lite but it made it easier to get around. The mechano was neat but I thought the boat guys were even better. I have been tempted many times to go over to the dark side, at least for a try . I had a friend when I was younger who was really into boats. He built static models of Canadian warships for display by the Canadian Forces in many of their recruiting centres and a few found there way into some Officer Mess's I am sure. Anywasy you can see by the detailing on some of these models that it is a labour of love for them. Heck maybe we can bring them over to our side! The sailboats look like they would be fun to try and realtively inexpensive to get started in. I am also a glider puke so the sailing thing just comes naturally!

Back to the show... I have been very dissapointed with it over the last five years or so. For those of you whom have been in the hobby for any length of time you might remeber the show that started all this. It used to be held by the Burlington club in a hockey areana. It was G R E A T ! It was like a miny Toledo! Nothin but R/C and mostly aircraft. It got so big they had to move it. Ted Curl managed to get a bunch of other hobbiests form other dieciplines involved and you had basically what it is today. But when they did this the R/C portion seamed to get smaller and smaller every year!

Oh well at least there is something to go to for those of us how can't get to the WRAM's or Toledo shows.

I'm sure I will go back next year... in the hope to see more
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