Bremen Hobbies to host silent auction to benefit AMA Foundation Scholarship Program



Bremen Hobbies has recently launched a new silent auction promotional event to give shoppers the opportunity to purchase a Balsa USA 1/6th scale Sopwith Pup, built and ready for your receiver and battery. All proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to the AMA Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Bidding is ongoing through April 15 and winner will be announced April 29. Bids may be entered either in person at the shop or by email ( or phone if a bidder cannot make the trip to the store.

The plane will consist of the following:

  • Balsa USA 1/6 scale Sopwith Pup kit, 53 inch wingspan, built, covered in Solartex. Power will be Eflite Power 25 electric motor and speed control.  Servos are by Spektrum.  Plane will be a true plug n play, fully constructed WWI vintage aircraft.

Bremen Hobbies encourages people in the area to come check the plane out. You can visit them at 308 N. Bowen Ave. Bremen, IN 46506. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘Like’ the Breman Hobbies Facebook page, to learn more about the promotion and to view regular Facebook Live videos showcasing the process of building the airplane. These will generally take place on Saturday.

The AMA Foundation would like to thank Bremen Hobbies for this wonderful opportunity to give back to the AMA Scholarship Fund. For more details about the scholarship fund, view here.

Thank you to Balsa USA for the kit, covering materials, and accessories, and Bremen Hobbies is supplying the electric motor, speed control and servos.


Silent Auction Rules

 Balsa USA 1/6th scale Sopwith Pup, built, with electric motor and esc, Ready for your receiver and battery (Plug N Play).

The plane is new, not flown, all components used in construction are new, not used.

Drawing date:  Saturday April 29, 2017 at Bremen Hobbies

Bid deadline is April 15, 2017.  All bids will be confidential

Bid as many times as you wish, the highest bid will be the winner

In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid, by date and time, will be declared the winner

Winner need not be present at time of bid opening, but must claim prize within SEVEN (7) days of drawing or other date as mutually agreed by the winner and Bremen Hobbies

If unclaimed, the next highest bid will be contacted

One hundred percent of the winning bid amount will be donated to the AMA Scholarship Fund.


Bremen Hobbies In-Store Build Series

 During the summer of 2014, Chuck Hamilton approached us to establish a series of kit building projects in the store.  After some discussion with Chuck and Lee Watkins, this in-store kit build project could be used to introduce or reintroduce modelers to building a radio controlled airplane from a kit.  Chuck and Lee are prolific builders and flyers of giant scale aircraft, and are very active in the Warbirds and Classics

Series of gatherings across a several state area.  With the proliferation of ARF aircraft and “Foamies” building an R/C aircraft has become an almost lost art.  We thought this in-store build series would attract attention and return some of our friends to the building table.  To this end, over the past two winters, Chuck and Lee framed up two 1/3 scale Balsa USA Fokker DrI triplane kits.  In addition to the Saturday build sessions. Bremen Hobbies has hosted seminars, presented by Chuck and Lee, covering building techniques including soldering, fiberglassing, etc.  This winter, the in-store build series evolved into a new project with the intent of giving back a bit more to the R/C community through the AMA Scholarship Fund.  Bremen Hobbies, together with BalsaUSA, sponsors the Silent Action.


If your hobby shop or club is interested in doing a similar promotion please contact us.






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