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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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


Great Lakes Warbirds & Scale
75th anniversary of the
Battle of Britain

2015 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain (Summer and Fall of 1940).
The RCCD event is June 20th.
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
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)

Jun 4 -
Jun 9 -
Jun 18 -
Jun 20 -
Jun 25 -
Club Meeting
Kids' Night (Jun 11 = rain date)
Club Meeting
Greatlakes Warbirds & Scale
Ground School

Jul 2 -
Jul 11 -
Jul 16 -
Jul 18 -
Jul 23 -
Jul 25 -
Club Meeting
Big Bird
Club Meeting
Work Party (7/19 Rain date)
Ground School
U/C & RC Fly-in and Steak-out


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.


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 & Video page)


A very informative evening at Ray Airport with the Pitts S-2, Citabria and here with the Navy N3N.

Picture by John.


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

6/24/15 WOW video added to Pictures & Video page
4-Stroke Rally flyer added to Schedule page
6/15/15 Links to video of the Warbirds & Classic Over Michigan event added to the Current News page. (Hint: One model has a 180 inch wingspan)
6/9/15 News Item on Current News page.
Flyer for 4-Stroke Rally available from Schedule page
Update on the Stick2It Project build by 2 members
Pictures of 2015 WOW added to the Pictures and Videos page.
5/10/15 Stick 2 It project progress update
5/5/15 Starwars Day (May the Forth be with you!)
New Featured Picture on this Home page
Stick 2 It progress update.
Current News item added
4/26/15 Added pictures for Mini Toledo and Spring Clean-up day to Pictures & Videos page.
New Featured Picture on this Home page.
Item added to Fly Market page.
4/22/15 Reminders at top of this home page for Ground School and Spring clean-up.
Updates to the Flymarket page.
4/13/15 Mini-Toledo reminder on this home page.
Flyer and aircraft info sheet added for Mini-Toledo
4/4/15 More Stick2It progress pictures - You gotta see these!
Pictures of the Gibraltar Model Aircraft Show added to the Current News page
4/2/15 New Stick2It progress pictures
New Featured picture on this Home page
WOW sponsors added
Warbirds & Scale flyer added to the Schedule page

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