Lady Lake Swap Meet

I attended my second swap meet today. This one was in a neighborhood community center in Lady Lake, near The Villages.

This one was very different from the previous one at an Ocala flying field, and I found very few good deals. Most of the planes were too expensive — no more big bucks for planes! My only purchase was a small engine and a matching speed controller that I found for five bucks.

I also learned a valuable lesson about these swap meets. There was a nice plane — about a 36″ wingspan — going for $10. I strongly considered it, but since I had just arrived, I wanted to see what else was available. Two minutes later, I returned to the table only to find the plane had already been snagged. If you snooze, you lose! Then again, there are always more planes out there….

One cool find was a PT variation of the model I am currently constructing.

This is a model of a Fairchild PT-23, the major difference being the canopy installed over the pilot and student. I understand that this modification was for the Canadian version of this craft because of the harsher climatic conditions. This is about the same scale as mine and nicely constructed.