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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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    • 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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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      From Spektrum:
      The next evolution of micro FPV cameras is here, and now with Team Spektrum FPV flare. The Team Spektrum FPV edition Runcam Micro Swift 3 has all the benefits of earlier versions with more features. Full camera control from your flight controller* allows users to change camera settings on fly straight from their OSD (on-screen display) or from a compatible Gen2 Spektrum transmitter via the Text Gen Telemetry function.
      Video quality is great due to the Wide Dynamic Range and versatile 1/3″ SONY Super HAD II CCD image sensor. Integrated into your video feed is a helpful OSD that can be customized to display plot name, current voltage, and more.
      Specifications:
      Model: Micro Swift 3
      Image Sensor: 1/3″ SONY Super HAD II CCD
      Horizontal Resolution: 600TVL
      Lens: 2.1mm (M12) FOV165°
      Signal System: PAL / NTSC
      Integrated OSD: Yes
      One Key Scene: Personal / Lightrax / Outdoor / Indoor / Cloudy / Twilight
      S/N Ratio: >60dB (AGC OFF)
      Electronic Shutter Speed: PAL: 1/50~100,000; NTSC: 1/60~100,000
      Auto Gain Control (AGC): Yes
      Min. Illumination: 0.01Lux@1.2F
      WDR: D-WDR
      DNR: 2DNR
      Day/Night: Color/Auto/B&W
      Remote Control: Flight Controllers : BetaFlight 3.3 / ButterFlight 3.4 / Cleanflight 2.2
      Power: DC 5-36V
      Current: 60mA@12V / 120mA@5V
      Net Weight: 9g(2.3mm) / 11g(2.1mm)
      Dimensions: L19mm*W19mm*H25mm
      #SPMVC625 – $36.99
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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      From E-flite:
      The E-flite® UMX F-27 Evolution is the fastest prop-driven ultra-micro airplane yet! It’s also the first-ever, officially 3S LiPo compatible UMX model and has evolved beyond previous ultra-micro versions of the F-27 to deliver more FUN with more power, more speed, more durable EPO construction, more precision and stability with expertly-tuned AS3X®, plus optional-use SAFE® Select technology that makes it easier than ever for more pilots to fly—all at a $99.99 price that simply can’t be beat!
      The E-flite UMX F-27 Evolution lets you use 3S 300mAh LiPo batteries to rip through the sky like a jet, or to slow down and cruise with the low-speed predictability of a sport model, all in the same flight. The delta-wing design and wide performance envelope also allows you to enjoy everything from blinding roll rates and tight loops to using full up elevator for slow, high alpha flying and to practically ‘elevator’ to the ground for easy landings. Its EPO airframe is significantly more durable while still being lightweight, and it’s finished off with an aerodynamic and damage-resistant rubber nose cone. The factory-installed servos and elevons provide precise control and aerobatic capability without the added complexity, weight and cost of rudders so the UMX F-27 Evolution is lighter for better low-speed handling, more vertical performance, higher top speeds and to offer unmatched value. It arrives 100% factory-assembled and is ready to fly right out of the box, factory-finished with a vivid trim scheme that makes it easier to maintain orientation. Plus it’s equipped with expertly-tuned AS3X so it flies more precisely and handles better when flying in wind. It’s also equipped with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology that, when activated, offers the assistance of automatic self-leveling along with pitch and bank angle limits that make it possible to successfully fly and land even if you’re a relatively new RC pilot. And it all adds up to deliver an ULTRA-FUN, ULTRA-FAST, ultra micro experience like no other!
      AS3X® Receiver with Optional-Use SAFE® Select Flight Envelope Protection
      This Bind-N-Fly® Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence so you enjoy a sense of stability and precision that makes it feel like you’re flying a larger, expertly tuned aircraft.
      If you’re a relatively new pilot or want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver.
      With SAFE Select features enabled, you get:
      Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
      These limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles during launch and landing.
      Automatic Self-Leveling
      The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It’s also helpful for hand launching and landing the airplane.
      No Programming Required
      SAFE Select technology is factory set and automatically assigned to a switch so the assistance it provides can easily be turned on and off.
      High-Power
      We evolved the power system so it’s compatible with 3S LiPo batteries to deliver more vertical performance and more speed, making the UMX F-27 Evolution the fastest prop-driven ultra-micro airplane yet. The powerful 3000Kv brushless motor delivers incredible performance and exhilarating high-speed flight.
      Durable Construction
      Evolved to be more resilient than previous ultra-micro versions of the F-27, lightweight EPO construction combines with a damage-resistant rubber nose cone to deliver amazing durability and performance making the one-piece airframe as tough as it is convenient.
      Fully-Assembled
      The UMX F-27 Evolution arrives 100% factory-assembled and ready to fly right out of the box. It’s equipped with Spektrum 2.4GHz technology that binds to your 5+ channel DSMX®/DSM2® equipped transmitter so you can be flying within minutes of opening the box.
      Features:
      The first-ever 3S-compatible and the fastest prop-driven ultra-micro airplane yet Wide performance envelope for slow to fast flying and everything in between More durable yet lightweight EPO construction and rubber nose cone Completely factory-assembled and ready-to-fly right out of the box Spektrum receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology Optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology The added stability and precision of exclusive AS3X® technology Powerful 3000Kv brushless outrunner motor Vivid, easy-to-see trim scheme Incredible value at $99.99 Needed to Complete:
      Full-range, 5+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter 300mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo flight battery Suitable LiPo charger What’s in the box?
      (1) UMX F-27 Evolution BNF Basic
      (1) Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® with AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies
      (1) 30A Brushless ESC, 3–4S LiPo Compatible
      (2) 9-Gram Micro Servo
      (1) 480-Size, 880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
      (1) User Manual
      Specs:
      Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required
      Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
      Flying Weight: 3.2 oz (91.0 g)
      Length: 13.5 in (343mm)
      Material: EPO
      Motor Size: 180 Brushless outrunner 3000kV
      Recommended Motor Battery: 3s 300mAh
      Wing Area: 78.2 Sq in (5.0 Sq Dm)
      Wingspan: 17.0 in (432mm)
      #EFLU4250 – $99.99
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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      From E-flite:
      E-flite® Radian® motor gliders are legendary because they capture the essence of pure and modern soaring styles in aircraft that are as much fun to sport fly as they are to soar. Inspired and approved by the Flite Test (FT) crew, the Night Radian FT improves the popular 2-meter version with multiple upgrades including a programmable LED light system that allows you to fly all day and night. The horizontal tail is now fully-molded. Plus, the BNF® Basic version features AS3X® technology to deliver smoother flight performance in windy and high lift conditions while optional-use SAFE® Select technology makes this Radian airplane even easier to fly than it already is.
      The E-flite® Night Radian® FT 2.0m motor glider combines the serenity of soaring with sport flying and incredible night flying capabilities. Factory-installed, high-visibly LED lights are recessed throughout the airframe, including in the redesigned airfoil-shaped horizontal tail. The vivid colors and placement of the LEDs offers incredible visibility and easy orientation when flying at dusk and even in complete darkness—or they can be turned off when flying in daylight. Even more impressive is that the LEDs can be programmed to display 100+ different color, sequence and timing combinations by utilizing the built-in controller. Multiple Night Radians flying together in the dark can be easily distinct. Best of all, even with the addition of lights, the durable, composite reinforced EPO construction has been kept as light as possible so there’s no discernable difference in flight performance or thermal soaring capability. The distinctive and gracefully curved polyhedral wing and efficient airfoil delivers outstanding soaring performance and long flight times with or without the use of power. And, there’s no Hi-start or cumbersome launch system to worry about. The high-power brushless motor and folding prop combination provide outstanding efficiency so you can enjoy soaring and sport flying in the same flight, plus the ability to climb and find thermals multiple times between battery changes.
      Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage
      This Bind-N-Fly® Basic model is equipped with an AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) receiver that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The result is a sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you’re flying a larger and expertly tuned aircraft.
      If this is your first motor glider, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.
      With SAFE Select enabled, you get:
      Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
      These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.
      Automatic Self-Leveling
      The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It also helps keep the airplane level when hand-launching and landing.
      Easy Switch Assignment-No Programming Required
      The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn’t require any programming and takes just a few seconds.
      If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.
      Integrated LED Lighting
      Embedded into the airframe is a factory-installed LED light system that practically provides even better orientation than when flying in daylight. Multi-colored light strings operate through a built-in controller that offers 100+ different color, sequence and timing combinations, and are conveniently powered by a 3S 1350-2200mAh flight battery. You can even use the onboard switch to turn them off when flying in daylight.
      Flite Test Approved
      The original Radian® 2-meter motor glider was already popular in the Flite Test community, so E-flite and the Flite Test crew partnered together on the Night Radian FT to finalize its unique capabilities and appearance–including the exclusive, Flight Test-designed trim scheme. The result is a more versatile aircraft that almost any RC pilot can appreciate and enjoy flying.
      Lightweight & Tough
      The redesigned horizontal stabilizer is fully-molded to feature an airfoil shaped cross-section and integrated LED lighting. Construction with composite reinforced, molded EPO material delivers a lightweight yet durable airframe that delivers a unique airplane that’s easy to maintain and offers the best flight experience possible.
      Brushless Power
      The efficient, factory-installed power system features a 30A ESC with brake, a powerful brushless outrunner motor and a folding two-blade propeller that delivers incredible climb performance and long flight times on everything from a compact 3S 1350mAh up to a 3S 2200mAh LiPo battery.
      Easy Assembly
      No glue is required for final assembly and the Night Radian FT motor glider can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery. The two-piece, bolt-on wing featuring a carbon-fiber wing tube makes field assembly/disassembly, plus transportation and storage, easy and convenient.
      Features:
      Flite Test crew approved including their exclusive trim scheme design Integrated high-visibility LED lights feature 100+ color, sequence and timing combinations Fully-molded horizontal tail for improved durability, performance and LED integration Spektrum 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology (EFL3650 only) AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance in windy and high lift conditions Optional-use SAFE® Select technology makes it even easier to fly than ever before Transparent canopy hatch is magnetic to offer easy battery compartment access Bolt-on, two-piece wing with carbon-fiber wing joiner rigidity 30A ESC plus a high-power brushless motor with folding prop Lightweight and durable composite reinforced EPO construction No glue required for assembly–can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery Needed to Complete:
      Full-range, 5+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter 1300–2200mAh 3S LiPo flight battery Compatible LiPo charger What’s in the box?
      (1) Night Radian FT 2.0m BNF Basic (EFL3650 only)
      (1) Spektrum AR636 with AS3X® and SAFE® Select Technologies (EFL3650 only)
      (1) Night Radian FT 2.0m PNP (EFL3675 only)
      (1) 30A Brushless ESC
      (2) 9-Gram Micro Servo
      (1) Brushless Outrunner
      (1) User Manual
      Specs:
      Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
      Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
      Flying Weight: 32.0 oz (905g)
      Length: 44.7 in (1137mm)
      Material: EPO
      Motor Size: 480 Brushless outrunner
      Wing Area: 551 sq in (35.5 sq dm)
      Wingspan: 78.7 in (2.0m)
      #EFL3650 – Night Radian FT 2.0m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select – $199.99
      #EFL3675 – Night Radian FT 2.0m PNP – $179.99
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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.
       
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