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    Our flying field is the Former Champaign Municipal Landfill which was operated as a municipal solid waste landfill from approximately 1955 to 1975. As an AMA chartered Club our goal is to provide a forum for club members to exchange ideas and benefit from each others experiences with the hobby of building and the sport of flying radio controlled model aircraft. We are committed to promoting the enjoyment of safe R/C flying in accordance with AMA and Champaign County Radio Control Club rules and guidelines.

    Mailing Address Field Location
    CCRCC 3616 W. Bloomington Rd.
    P.O. Box 6105 Champaign, Il.
    Champaign, Il. 61820
    61826-6105

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  • Blog Entries

    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      So you think you have trouble transporting your aircraft to the field? Take a look at this 1/2-scale RC Tiger Moth! The 127.8-pound model is done up in French WW I Armée de L’air colors, it has impressive performance in the air. Thanks to RC Media World who filmed this at the Ragow Air Meet in Germany last month. Unfortunately we couldn’t find any information on the plane or the pilot, so if you have details please share in the comments!
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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check out the action at the 2017 Ivan Pettigrew Land and Float Fly in British Columbia. The highlight of the day was getting to meet Mr. Pettigrew and to watch him fly one of his very popular float plane designs, the Short Solent. The wingspan on the Short Solent 400 was kept to 82 inches to make it easy to transport. Ivan also has plans for a 99-inch version, the Short Solent 480. Ivan is just a few ticks of the clock away from his 88th birthday and it was an honor to spend some time with him. Ivan hails from New Zealand and amongst other things, was a school teacher and then a professional pilot who flew missionaries all over South America paving the way for other adventurous pilots that fly from rough, short take off and landing runways as well as flying from runways at extreme altitudes (of more than 14,000 feet).”
      Plans for Ivan’s planes are available at ivansplans.com.

      The post Old-School Electric Puts on a Show appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Giant-scale enthusiasts always say “bigger is better,” and this RC Boeing Stearman takes big to a new level. Flown by Ludo Luyten of Belgium, this 55%-scale biplane has a 16.5-foot ...

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      If you miss being able to buy soldering tools and electrical equipment at RadioShack, you’re in luck: they just signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to open “express stores” inside 50 of its partner’s stores, both companies said Friday. The deal was signed this week, and potentially, the express stores could be opened in up to 100 of HobbyTown’s 140 stores. If successful, they could expand to all the hobby chain’s locations. The first express stores will open next week.
      The HobbyTown deal will bring the stores to more suburban towns. “This will expand their footprint quickly,” HobbyTown President Bob Wilke, adding that “Radio Shack’s merchandise and customers complement ours.” HobbyTown is purchasing the RadioShack merchandise and offering it to its hobbyist customers who need the tools, wires and other accessories that RadioShack makes.
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  • Join us for our event "Barnstormers over Champaign" on August 25th and 26th

    Pilots can Register Here

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  • Upcoming Events

    • 19 July 2018 10:00 PM Until 12:00 AM
      Join CCRCC at the airfield and learn to fly RC airplanes. Our instructors have trained many new pilots to fly on their own using the buddy box system and flight simulators where you are free from the burden and fear of crashing an airplane. 
       
      Every Thursday beginning May 17th (weather permitting) at 5:00PM at our airfield at 3616 Bloomington Rd, Champaign
       
      NOTE - While it is our intention that all students be able to get multiple flights in during each training session, this is also a fluid event based on the availability of instructors on any given week, the amount of students on any given week, and dependent on aircraft not having any flight issues.
      For weather updates casuing possible cancellation of that weeks training please check our Facebook page about 45 minutes before the scheduled start time https://www.facebook.com/ChampaignCountyRcClub/
    • 24 July 2018 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      Social Meeting at CCRCC Flying Field - 7:00PM
    • 26 August 2018 02:00 AM Until 05:00 AM
      Barnstormers Over Champaign
      August 25th and 26th 2017
       
      Registration Location Coordinator RC Flightdeck Champaign County RC Club Dan Kemphues   3616 W. Bloomington Rd.     Champaign, IL. 61820
       
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      TBA
       
       
    • 28 September 2018 02:00 PM Until 30 September 2018 08:00 PM
      Streator RC Flyers announces our ninth annual Fall Scramble Warbirds & Classics Event. All sizes warbird and classic pre-1967 aircraft are welcome.
      The event covers 3 days of flying on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come spend the weekend flying off of our finely groomed 185' x 640' grass runway.  
      Onsite overnight storage for aircraft. Primitive camping onsite for pilots, early arrivals welcome. Food and refreshments onsite, raffles, and pilot's dinner on Sunday courtesy of Dynamic Balsa.
       
      >> Register Here <<
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