Man from Ravenna looking to sell a model airplane hobby to someone with experience | Local News
“They don’t usually come with a radio. A beginner plane will have a radio and charger, but after 42 years I have nothing like it. I have finally passed this stage, ”he said.
Keldsen is a member of the Grand Island Modelers, an aeromodelling club of hobbyists who fly rc planes from a small field two miles north of Alda, next to the Heartland Public Shooting Park.
Sitting in a corner of his garage, but not for sale, was a 1/3 scale model of a 20-year-old Stearman biplane. It weighs 50 pounds and has a wingspan of 12 feet. It is currently under repair because the landing gear is damaged. One wheel came off during the flight and the resulting landing bent a landing gear leg.
“Someone near Omaha built it. It went through several owners. This is the second time that I have owned it. I traded it to a friend, but he passed away last February and I bought it at auction, along with two others he owned, ”he said.
At the Junk Jaunt, with several radios and miniature airplane engines, he also sold three small automobile models. “They were on the garage shelf. I had listed them in the Junk Jaunt flyer, and someone asked me about them. I sold two to a father and son, and a third to another gentleman, ”he said.
He keeps more model airplanes in a storage hangar on the airfield, which is part of a former munitions factory.