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


New December Event Added
December 17th
Episode 2 of Piece of Cake series

Episode 2 of : Piece of Cake
A Mini-series about a fictional Spitfire squadron

7:30 pm Piece of Cake - episode 2

Ray Airport, EAA CH13 Hangar

RCCD members & anyone with an aviation interest


(Coming soon. See Schedule for details)

Nov 5 -
Nov 19 -
Nov 26 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
NO Ground School

Dec 3 -
Dec 15 -
Dec 17 -
Dec 24 -
Club Meeting - club elections
Christmas Dinner
Piece of Cake - Episode 2
NO Ground School


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)



Picture by NJH.


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

11/22/45 December 17th event added - Episode 2 of Piece of Cake series. See above for details.
Swap Shop date changed on Schedule page.
New feature picture on this home page.
10/12/15 Fly Market additions
Details about October's Ground School near top of this Home page.
Current News page updates
9/19/15 New Featured Picture on this Home page.
Bug fixes on the Tips, & Who and When pages
9/1/15 Fly Market updated
New Featured Picture on this Home page
8/30/15 Pictures of RCCD activity with EAA Chapter 13 added to Pictures & Videos page.
Items added to the Current News page
A few videos added to the Webmaster's YouTube Channel (link on the left side near top of this home page)
8/5/15 Items added to the Fly Market
7/26/15 4-Stroke Rally reminder on this Home page
7/17/15 7/18/15 work party is cancelled
7/16/15 Pictures of the Big Bird event available on Pictures & Video page
Flyer for DNR/WWP day on Schedule page
7/1/15 New Featured Picture on the home page.
Link to NSRCA sequences for the Pattern event added to the Schedule page.
Pictures of 2015 Warbirds & Scale event added to the Pictures & Video page

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