The Radio Control Club of Detroit

An AMA Gold Leader Club
AMA Chapter # 368
An AMA Charter Club Since 1953
IMAA Chapter #206
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07/21/2014
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July 26/27 2014 W.O.W.

NEW DATE !!

We will fly only electrics from the start of the event on Saturday (9:00 am) until the end of the event on Sunday (about 3:00 pm). Then the field will be available for open flying including internal combustion powered models.

Due to the overwhelming amount of rain, the field conditions at the WOW flying site were poor on May 17 & 18. Because of this, WOW is POSTPONED to July 26-27..

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Current Club scratch build project:
Stick 2 It - - - Details being worked out

Previous scratch build projects:
Kontrol Line Kool Kat
Kaotic Kwick Kat project
All Star 60
RCCD Stick

 

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SHORT FINAL
(Coming soon. See Schedule for details)

Jul 24 -
Jul 26/27 -
No Ground School
WOW (rescheduled)

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Aug 2 -
Aug 7 -
Aug 9/10 -
Aug 12 -
Aug 16 -
Aug 21 -
Aug 28 -
Aug 30/31 -
4-Stroke Rally
Club Meeting
Great Lake Combat
Kids' Night (2)
NMAD, DNR & Wounded Warrior
Club Meeting
Ground School

Club Fly-in, Fun Fly & Picnic
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Club Meetings - 1st & 3rd Thursdays
at the TUCKER SENIOR CENTER
7:30 pm start.

R/C Flying - When weather cooperates
at the RCCD Field in Wetzel State Park *
From 8 am for quiet flight
From 10 am for internal combustion power.

* State of Michigan Recreation Passport required for RCCD flying field access.
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National Model Aviation Day
Shelby TV report about RCCD

Starts at about 19:10 into the
8/23/2013 Shelby This Week

 

The Radio Control Club of Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of model aviation as a hobby. We invite all types of RC model aviation supported by the AMA. The club currently promotes Scale, Giant Scale, Precision Aerobatics, Scale Aerobatics, and Combat with event status. We are proud to have top national competitors within our ranks.

The flying field is well-groomed 1200 ft x 300ft grass. Although RCCD is primarily a radio control club, we also have a U-control area. Our flying facility is located in Wetzel State Park. This state park is named after one of Michigan's thirteen Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The Radio Control Club of Detroit constructed a War Memorial on site and dedicated the facility "Wetzel Memorial Flying Field" on August 2nd, 1997. This state park is located in Lenox Twp. of Northern Macomb Co. Michigan. This is approximately 30 miles north of Detroit.

Find out more & to join, go to the About RCCD Page RCCD Field GPS Coordinates At Flying Station 3

N 42 deg 44 min 04.9 sec
W 82 deg 50 min 56.4 sec
or
N 42 deg 44.075 min
W 82 deg 50.936 min
or
Lat 42.734586
Lon -82.848928

Field is at West end of 27 Mile rd on map -->
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LEARN TO FLY R/C

We have an active program to introduce you to R/C flying. Go to About RCCD or click on the following links:

- Fly RCCD's plane a couple of times:
To get an idea of what is like, our Intro Pilot Program will get you "on the sticks" of our club Intro Plane via a buddy box. An instructor controls the primary transmitter to ensure you get the hang of it. Try a couple of flights to see what it's like.

- Learn on your plane - Free:
Once you decide R/C aviation is for you, our Flight Instruction Program is a safe and enjoyable way to learn to solo, with minimal risk to your model aircraft. Our instructors are listed on this link. Give one of them a call.

 

 


Featured Picture
For previous featured pictures go to the Picture Shoe box)

 

RCCD supported EAA Chapter 13 at their fly-in pancake breakfast. What a treat!
See more pictures on the Current News page.

NJH Picture.


Date

Revision History - last 10 (Please hit refresh on your browser if you don't seem to see any changes)

7/21/14 Current News updated
New Featured Picture on this Home page.
4-Stroke Rally flyer added to the Schedule page.
Another history perspective added to the About Us page
7/11/14 Fly Market items; price drop
7/7/14 Great pictures from Bruce added to the 2014 Warbirds and Scale Fly-in album on the Pictures and Video page.
Another Fly Market item added
7/5/14 Fly Market page updated
6/29/14 Added picture album for the 2014 Gibraltar Model Airplane show to Picture & Video page.
Added picture album for the 2014 Mini-Toledo, to Picture & Video page.
Provided a link to the June ground school hand-out (Simple Aerobatics and Trim) on the Tips & Hints page, 2.10 under "More Detailed How To's"
pictures added to Curent News page.
EAA Chapter 13 Fly-in Breakfast announcement above.
6/24/14 Link to PMACJOE's video of our warbird & scale fly-in added to Current News and Pictures & Video pages
6/21/14 Pictures of our 2014 Warbirds & Scale event added to Current News page and as a featured Picture on this Home page.
Added an album of all the 2014 Warbirds & Scale pictures to the Pictures & Video page.
June Ground School announcement this page.
6/19/14 Added flyer for the Control line/ RC fly-in & Steakout to Schedule page.
Scale gliders for aerotow are welcome at the Great Lakes Scale meet. Announcement on this Home page.
6/12/14 Warbird & Scale Fly-in reminder on this Home page
And theme featured picture also on this Home page
6/1/14 New W.O.W. date.
Pictures added to Current News
New Featured Picture on this Home page

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