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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2015 Dates are May 16th & 17th



Current Club scratch build project:
STICK 2 IT - - - Take a look

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

RC Aircraft Show at Gibraltar

Sat & Sun, March 28/29.
Club members display models and answer questions about R/C model aviation at the Gibraltar Trade Center.


Early announcement:

2015 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain (Summer and Fall of 1940).
There will be a special award at
RCCD's 2015 Warbirds & Scale event for an aircraft representing WWII's European theater.
Consider a Spitfire, Me 109, Hurricane, FW190, or one of the many other aircraft of that conflict if you are building this winter.

The event will be in June. The award will be presented on how the model looks on the ground and in the air, with an emphasis on scale flying.



(Coming soon. See Schedule for details)

Mar 5 -
Mar 19 -
Mar 26 -
Mar 28/29 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
Ground School
RC Aircraft Show at Gibraltar

Apr 2 -
Apr 16 -
Apr 23 -
Apr 25 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting (Mini-Toledo)
Ground School
Field Spring Clean-up


Club Meetings - 1st & 3rd Thursdays
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.

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
N 42 deg 44.075 min
W 82 deg 50.936 min
Lat 42.734586
Lon -82.848928

Field is at West end of 27 Mile rd on map -->


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)


Our hobby is many things, but this is one thing it should be to us all:
Sharing with younger folk.
Rattlesnake and his grandson

Picture by Gary M.


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

3/5/15 2015 WOW flyer added to the WOW page. Page also updated with 2015 details.
2/27/15 Progress pictures on the Stick2It by George & Joe
Events Only page updated for 2015
2/24/15 A great progress report from Rattlesnake on his Stick2It.
February Ground School reminder near top of this Home page.
Gibraltar RC Aircraft Show flyer posted to Schedule page.
New Featured Picture on this Home page.
2/13/15 Added many new pictures to the National Museum of the US Air Force album
Flymarket update
2/3/15 Progress pictures added to Stick 2 It project page
Swap Shop and Ground School pics added to Current News page
1/27/15 Exploring Hobbies - RC TV show posted on Current News.
1/14/15 Progress report on a Stick 2 It project
1/9/15 The finalized RCCD 2015 Schedule is now available. Also a 2015 caledar can be printed from that page
Current News page updated
1/2/15 Possible problem with the Stick 2 It build posted on the Progress page.
new Featured Picture on this Home page
2015 RCCD proposed schedule added
New Current News page started for 2015
Newsletter added (probably the last one)
FlyMarket updated
Progress on one of the Stick 2 It project planes. LET'S HAVE MORE! Pic's and/or write-ups.
12/23/14 Christmas greeting above
Quad Squad progress on the Stick 2 It project

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