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

New Year Get-together
Join your RCCD friends at the field
on New Year's day.
We'll change the lock numbers and enjoy some eats, hot drinks, & "hangar chat"
Starts about 8:00 am
Flying too - Who'll be the first to fly in 2015?


RCCD's Swap Meet is fast approaching.
January 25th
Time to decide what you want to sell so you will have space for what you absolutely need.


Early announcement:

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain (Summer and Fall of 1945).
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)

Dec 25 -
NO Ground School
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Jan 1 -

Jan 8 -
Jan 22 -
Jan 25 -
Jan 29 -
Informal New Year flying & lock combination change
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
RCCD Swap Meet
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.

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)


So there he was on Black Friday at the field with all his friends!

On another Fall day, Dave and his (real) friends.
"How many guys does it take . . . . ? "

NJH Pictures.


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

12/22/14 Christmas greeting above
12/11/14 Featured Picture added above.
Early announcement about the 2015 Warbirds & Scale event added near the top of this Home page.
12/06/14 New featured picture on this home page
New Year flying reminder on this Home page
January meetings and ground school dates all shift later by one week. (2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays respectively)
Entry on Current News page added
11/04/14 Flyer for 2015 RCCD swap meet added to the Schedule page
Another way to figure out the CG location added to the Tips & Hints page (thanks to Jim McCoul)
10/28/14 Added items to the Fly Market page & price changes on some items.
Item added to the Current News page.
New Features Picture on this Home page.
10/16/14 Christmas party flyer added to the Schedule page
10/13/14 WOW 2015 dates posted to the WOW page
New Featured Pictures on this home page
10/4/14 Fly Market updated and item added
Videos of the Stick 2 It prototype maiden flights added to the Stick 2 It page
New Featured Picture on this Home page
Combat, 4-Stroke, and Picnic pictures added to Pictures & Video page
9/3/14 Items added to the Fly Market.
8/29/14 Added a Cavenaugh Flight Museum album to the Museums page.
Shelby TV coverage of our National Model Aviation Day and Wounded Warrior Project - link on Current News page

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