2016 South Sound R/C Swap-Meet Countdown


This is a one-day swap meet event to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016—in just

16 days

For table holders, the museum will be open from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, and from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Event workers will be available to assist the table holders if requested. Opening the doors early is intended to give table holders time to set up their tables.

The doors will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

Download a flyer (Word or PDF).


2013 South Sound RC Swap-Meet


The historic Olympic Flight Museum, Olympia, Washington. Admission cost for this event is $5.00 per person and is free for children 6 and under. All ticket sales go to the Olympic Flight Museum to promote their programs.

For more information about the museum, visit www.olympicflightmuseum.com or

Olympic Flight Museum


The Museum is located at Building A, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater, WA.

  • From I-5, take exit 101, Tumwater Blvd,
  • Head East on Tumwater Blvd to Capital Blvd SE,
  • Turn Right on Capital Blvd SE and the road name will change to Old Highway 99 SE,
  • Follow Old Highway 99 SE to Henderson Blvd SE, and
  • Turn Right onto Henderson Blvd SE (towards the airport). The museum is on the Right.

Event Features:

  • Food and beverages available on site,
  • Raffle for R/C airplanes and other prizes,
  • Access to full-sized aircraft and other museum exhibits, and
  • Local motels, restaurants, and limited R/V parking.


Places to Stay:


Best Western Tumwater
5188 Capitol Blvd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 956-1235

For a conveniently located motel, you can’t beat the Tumwater Best Western. A special rate will be available for overnight guests. Just mention that you are attending the event. You can call (360) 956-1235 for details.

Tumwater Best Western

RV Parking

Jorgensen Air Service
7825 Old Highway 99 SE
Olympia, Wa 98501
(360) 754-4043

As a courtesy, Jorgensen Air Service can accommodate RVs—for dry camping only. Check with Jorgensen at 360-754-4043 for details and to be sure there is still available parking.

Jorgensen Air Service

Table Reservations:

There are three table types offered this year:

  • Wall Tables, $40 — the best tables in the house, sold out,
  • Regular Floor Tables, $20, available, and
  • Special Floor Tables, $30 –more room behind tables, available.

Vendors are required to purchase one to a maximum of three wall tables.

You can download a mail-in form if you do not wish to purchase your table(s) online.

Raffle Prizes:

The Bingo is just one of the prizes that will be raffled off on Saturday:

Big Bingo on Floats
Big Bingo on Floats Donated by Dave Fisher

Bob Andrews, Darryl Casad, and the Big Bingo
Bob Andrews and the Big Bingo

Vendors’ Corner:

Jim Lake, Lake Microsystems, will be demonstrating a new airspeed-measuring system at the 2016 South Sound R/C Swap Meet. In order to test the system on a workbench, Jim developed a “wind generator” that can be aimed at an aircraft to evaluate the systems’ capability and to determine the best installation practices in an R/C aircraft. The measuring systems’ alarm-notification capability can be set to an airspeed above stall speed and will sound an audible alarm in the hand-held receiver if the speed drops below the set level. This should help prevent some nasty crashes resulting, for example, from inadequate speed when turning. It should also be lots of fun for those who want to see just how fast their aircraft can fly.

Jim says,

…the sensor reports airspeed from 99mph down to 1mph and weighs just 1.7 ounces. Two receivers are available, one, shown in the photo, has a large digital display. The other reports airspeed with speech so the pilot never needs to take his eyes off the plane. It also announces your flight time since take-off. It can be carried in a pocket and used with earbuds or a speaker.