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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The RCCD 2012 club officers were elected at the December 6th Meeting:

  • President - John McCormick
  • Vice President - Peter Van Heusden
  • Treasurer - Mike Pavlock
  • Secretary - Phil Laperrier

Other activity at the meeting:




The 2013 PROPOSED calendar for RCCD events and meetings was approved at the November 15th meeting. Please note that dates and events are all subject to confirmation and in some cases also to AMA sanction approvals. The usual Schedule page will be added to the web site by the start of 2013. Click on the link below to see a month-by-month calendar.

2013 RCCD Calendar


Club Elections: The election of club officers for 2013 will be held during the December 6th regular club meeting. Current nominations are:

President - John McCormick
Vice President - Peter Van Heusden
Treasurer - Mike Pavlock
Secretary - Phil Laperriere

You may nominate candidates (or self-nominate) until just prior to the election vote.



Miscellaneous RCCD activity during November







October meeting presentations


Project presentations and activity from August and September club meetings:


Making a "pop bottle cowl" for the next club project plane.

Keith has made plans for the Gnat available in the form of a .pdf file. Click on the picture to download them.

Member projects presented at meetings in May & June:



RCCD at 60 Years

AMA District VII Vice President, Tim Jesky presents RCCD with a plaque commemorating our 60th anniversary. Received on behalf of the club by club president John McCormick.


RCCD Wished our own Will McMath a


at the April 20th meeting


Member projects presented at the April 5th meeting


Projects presented at the March 15th meeting. Pictures by George Dudek

John Miklas - - Electric helicopter

Pete Mlinarcik - - Stick 90

Norm Zielinski - - All Star 60

Dick Babisch - - All Star 60


Jim McCoul - setting motor "kill" function on transmitter.

Jack Sanzoni - Scratch built electric foamie.

March 2nd Members' projects


Hank Lawson - Sheet metal paint booth.

Ken Sulkowski - Freezer wrap, parchment paper use for plan replicating.

February Ground School covered the subject of servos in our models. Peter shed light on servo selection, installation, connections to flight surfaces, and radio programming. His presentation slides and the calculator he used are available on these links and will also be available on the Hints and Tips page. Also check out the site that he used for reference:

Reference Site



February 2nd meeting projects


Projects presented at the 1/19/12 club meeting.


Richard sends us his annual tease picture from Florida. He does NOT look happy about the flying conditions . . . Darn wind!!

"Heavy winds but I had 3 flights. Sunny 72 deg. And blue skys , we are heading for the ocean now to watch the sunset. Richard"

You do have it rough Richard!!


Project presentations from January 5th meeting


2012 at RCCD is off to a good start with about 20 members enjoying great food and an inaccurate weather forecast. The expected 20 mph + winds did not arrive until after noon. Click on the picture to see more of the New Year at the field. In the window that opens, select the album to view - there is only one now - then click the "play" arrow.

Some one-liners expressed after Henry tried to fly his Raptor through a tree, his wing snagging a souvenir in the process:
"Hey Henry: You branching out in your flying?!"
"Hey Henry: Did you twig what happened?!"
"I guess Henry was just jealous that he did not participate in the stick project!!"

We won't see Henry for a while. He is (probably) being deployed to the Mid East soon. Henry, RCCD thanks you for your service and wishes you a safe deployment.


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