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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Logo Wow 2018



Big Bird 2018

Big Bird/Giant Scale Page
Click on "Cub" above and stop in.

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


webmaster: Lou Tisch

Assistant: Norm Myszynski



The project presentation response by club members has been great. Thank you for your presentations at club meetings and for your cooperation in the scheduling of your presentation.

Whether your presentation is an aircraft, boat, car, or a hobby related project, the interest is there. Keep in mind, the presentations can be either a completed project or a project in process.

Due to time constraints, we would like to schedule a maximum of three presentations, with a maximum of ten minutes each *, per meeting.

To schedule your presentation, email Pete M - Rattlesnake at or Call him at (586) 463-2249. Leave a message if no answer.

After your presentation, don't forget to fill out a free raffle ticket for the club raffle prize.

* If your presentation requires more than10 min., it may be a ground school candidate. If so, contact Gordon Gibbons who schedules ground school subjects.

See Schedule for details)

NEW-RCCD Airplane Library
Contact: Norm Myszynski for details: 586-306-5122
Full List

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.

Watt's Over Wetzel-June 2 & 3, 2018

Mini-Toledo-April 19, 2018

Scale & Warbird-June 16, 2018

Big Bird/Giant Scale-July 7, 2018

Four Stroke Rally-Aug. 4, 2018

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 -->

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 & Video page)

Running With the Big Dogs

Big Bird Fly In-"Running with the Big Dogs"


Webmaster, Lou Tisch, up and running ,,, a step at a time.

Picture supplied by Dave Biegas .


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

06/03/18 Updated Big Bird Page and Fliers
04/11/18 Updated Fly Market also updated Fly Market on 5/3/18....more to come
03/27/18 On 28th, updated Scale, Mini-Toledo & Big Bird.....Updated Fly Market ...Updated WOW logo on WOW page
03/21/18 Updated WOW Logo and Big Bird Logo on Home Page
03/20/18 Added Mini-Toledo Flier (low res.) - Updated Fly Market Added WOW Flier
02/13/18 Updated Fly Market
02/02/18 Added to & Updated the Fly Market
01l12l18 Added to Current News
1/10/18 Added to Fly Market
01/03/18 Posted Swap Meet. Updated Fly Market & Barney Novak's planes list/pricing.
12/17/17 Working at cleaning up & updating
12/07/17 After hours doing on-line chat with, Adobe and appears I again have access to the website. Lots to come
9/29/17 Updated Fly Market
9/22/17 Special Favor for The Macomb County Mounted Division (Mike Andros)-Pasta Dinner and Special Raffle
9/19/17 Added Big Bird Slide Show Photos by John Bush, Editing by Norm Myszynski . Loaded on Big Bird Page & Pictures-Videos
8/30/17 Added WOW 2017 Slide Show to WOW page. Added Warbird/Scale 2017 Slide Show to Picture & Video Page
8/18/17 Added Duwaun's ad to Fly Market. Added link to Selfridge Air Show
06/07/17 Link to HUGE RC Plane/Engine/Kits Sale by John Shoemaker-August 26th at his place. See Flyer
07/24/17 Added to Fly Market...more to come
07/05/17 Updated Big Bird Page and Sponsors/Donations........ 7/11/17 Added 4-Stroke Photo & Link to home page ...7/19 Added EAA display by RCCD
06/12/17 Adding pictures and video from CARDS (and archives) onto Big Bird Page. Added 4-Stroke Rally Flier
5/31/17 Updated Library List from Norm M. Also added to Big Bird Page
5/25/17 Added Barney Novak's Models to Fly Market.
5/21/17 Added John's Jet Jamboree to list. List of Russ Hope's Planes and some Pictures of Russ's planes (both pdf files) as they were hanging in his basement. If you are interested in any of Russ's planes or equipment, contact John Shoemaker 734-634-6327
Updated Big Bird/Giant Scale page with some videos from last years Big Bird and previous flights by Vince Blasky.
4/28/17 Updated WOW Page (Sponsors).....Updated Big-Bird Page (Sponsors)
04/15/17 Added Alex Roy's E. Razor to Fly Market. .................WOW 2016 Slide Show working....on WOW page
04/04/17 Added BigBird/Giant Scale Flier Link. Working on adding the Big Bird/Giant Scale page
3/29/17 New DVD List from Norm M.
3/23/17 updated WOW page with Pilot & Spectator thumbnail and links. Link color was also changed from blue to a viewable color
2/25/17 updated: schedule page, events page, WOW page, leadership page and main page, New Library List
02/16/17 Updated Schedule 2017
01/31/17 Updated monthly schedule (above) and Fly Market
01/19/17 New Years Day picture added. Supplied by Don Veres.
01/09/17 New Webmaster-Lou Tisch. Updated Fly Market, more to come. Thanks Noel for a great job on the website
11/17/16 Changing to a new Webmaster soon - Featured picture above.
9/22/16 Fly Market updated
7/22/16 Combat event cancelled - Schedule page
Flymarket updates
6/16/16 Great Lakes Warbirds & Scale reminder on this Home page.
5/11/16 Current News updated
Flymarket updated
5/8/16 New Featured Picture on this Home page.
Video of this flight on the Current News page.
5/7/16 WOW page updated
Current News updated
4/7/16 Added a tip for applying your FAA SUAS registration number to your models. Tip 1.14 on the Hints and Tips page.
3/29/16 More event flyers added to Schedule page
Additional Fly Market items added
Mini-Toledo info added to top of this home page.
3/26/16 Flymarket updates
Pictures of the RC Aircraft Show added to Videos & Pictures page
Event flyers added to Schedule page

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