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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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      Hailing from Saint James on Long Island NY, Lou Cetrangelo will be competing this year, (his ninth time), in the Pro-Am Sportsman class with his impressive Ziroli-designed Goodyear FG-1D Corsair. The FG-1D was a Chance Vought Corsair built under license by Goodyear, and Lou’s version has a monster of engine installed in the form of a 4-cylinder DLA 128. This 128cc powerplant sounds amazing while turning its 26×14 three-blade carbon-fiber prop. With its optional slanted spark plug configuration, it fits in the stock Ziroli cowling and provides gobs of power. It has twin ignition modules and two exhaust stacks.

      Lou cut slots in the elevator and stabilizer for scale hinging and used internal control horns for control. The tail gear is from Sierra Giant Scale, and Lou used the built-in sequencer feature of his Spektrum DX18 to operate the landing gear and gear doors. For increased scale detailing, added framework parts for the inside of the landing-gear doors using 3D printed parts from shapeways.com. Klass Kote epoxy paint and clear-coat was used for the finish, and the total weight of the Corsair is 40.5 pounds. It took just under a year to complete his Corsair. Lou has been building model airplanes 60 years, and flying his first RC plane about 35 years ago.
      The post Road to Top Gun — Lou Cetrangelo and his Goodyear FG-1D Corsair appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some segment(s) of inverted flight, so to keep progressing, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often ...

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy duty starter like those from Sullivan Products. If however, you are starting your engine by hand, be sure to have a friend help and hold the tail of your airplane secure so the plane won’t move forward when the engine does fire up.
      What else can you do?
      1. Well, the first thing is to check that the prop blade is positioned in relation to the magneto magnets or the electronic ignition’s triggering magnet as indicated in your engine’s operating manual. Sometimes a small adjustment in blade positioning will make all the difference.
      2. I like to start my engines using my left hand and set the prop so that the blade is at 11 o’clock and I swing it to the 7 o’clock position. This directs the force downward instead of upward. The magneto fires the spark plug at about the 9:30.
      3. If your engine starts, burns off the prime then quickly dies, this indicates a fuel draw issue. Check your fuel lines for any kinks, blockage or pin holes.
      4. Also check your tank for proper internal setup. Sometimes, the fuel tank can be installed upside down, and won’t draw fuel properly. When you flip the prop with the choke closed, it should draw fuel. You can see it moving toward the carburetor in the fuel lines.

      5.  If the carburetor won’t draw any fuel, check to make sure the needle valves are open.
      6. Also, make sure the carburetor is tightly fastened in place and that the small hole and passage feeding pulse pressure from the engine case to the carburetor isn’t blocked.
      7. Check the fuel intake screen filter and make sure it is clean. This screen is located under the carburetor’s top cap (the one held in place with a single screw). If it’s dirty, carefully remove it and flush it with fresh gas until it is clean, or replace it.
      8. Check that the engine head/cylinder case is tightly fastened to the engine case and that the gasket is undamaged. Even a small air leak here can prevent the engine from starting.
      9. If there’s no spark, make sure the kill switch is in the correct (Run) position. With electronic ignitions, make sure the battery is fully charged and the wiring to the timing sensor is properly connected.
      10. If your engine loses compression, check for a stuck or broken piston ring. If this happens suddenly during flight, don’t turn the engine over by hand, as this could score or gouge the sleeve. Carefully disassemble the engine and check for internal damage. If you don’t want to do it, send the engine in for inspection and repair.
      11. To ensure proper operation of your gasoline engine, always use clean, well filtered fuel. Use a filter in your fuel supply container, as well as between your engine and fuel tank. If you use a T-fitting in the engine supply line for filling and defueling your model, place the filter between the carburetor and the T Fitting.

      Once set up properly and adjusted, gasoline engines are very user-friendly, start easily and provide excellent fuel economy. Once the carburetor is set, it won’t usually have to be adjusted for most if not all of the flying season.
      The post RC Model Airplane Gas Engines appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      It is hard to believe, but it is again that time of year where we put together the highlighted pilots and aircraft for our annual Road to Top Gun presentation. This year is the 30th annual Scale Invitational hosted by Frank Tiano at the Paradise Field in Lakeland FL. With that said, here is our first sneak peek.
      Coming back to Top Gun, Eduardo Esteves of Lakeland, FL, will be competing with his new F-16 Fighting Falcon.  The 1/5-scale jet is from the BVM Plug and Play F-16 package and Eduardo will be piloting it in the Pro Jet class. His new F16 is finished in the Israeli color scheme, and is powered by a KingTech 210 turbine. Eduardo is using a Jeti DS24 radio system and has installed a Bavarian Cortex Pro 3-axis flight stabilization system. His 1/5-scale F-16 is 120 inches long and has a wingspan 80 inches. It weighs 46 empty (no fuel).

       
      The post Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves and his F-16 Fighting Falcon appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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  • Upcoming Events

    • 03 March 2018 02:00 PM Until 06:00 AM
      3/3/2018 -- Swansea, IL (E) 14TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET. Site: 2425 N Illinois St. Charles Fannin CD PH: 618-401-2451 Email: mfannin@charter.net. Visit: bellevillercflyers.com. Location; Moose Lodge. Vendors entry @ 7:30am, general admission 8am. Fee $5, under age 12-FREE. Vendor tables $10 each. RC model raffle. Additional contact info Darwin 618-205-3340. Sponsor: BELLEVILLE RC FLYERS
    • 03 March 2018 11:30 PM Until 04 March 2018 01:30 AM
      Note: Two dates are Sundays and highlighted in yellow in the attachment.
       
      Attached is information regarding model airplane flying in the Armory for Spring 2018.  There are dates scheduled with each night open to anyone with an AMA membership or affiliated with a Registered Student Organization (RSO). The facility will be closed to other activities so flying can take over the entire facility (Expectations will be clearly defined with the staff). We may still have to contend with track equipment on the floor but at least we will not have to worry about people in the facility.
       
      Please read the attached document that includes all the details. Please pass this on to your flying associates at Horizon, Hobbico, and members of the local RC club.
       
      Spring 2018 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdf
    • 10 March 2018 03:00 PM Until 07:00 PM
      3/10/2018 -- Rockford, IL (E) SWAP MEET & AUCTION. Site: 6799 Guilford Rd. Joseph Petit CD PH: 319-432-4129 Location; Midway Village Museum. 9 am - 1 pm. Tables $20/ea includes admission fee. Additional admissions $5/ea. A $5 discount on table fee for advance registration if payment is included. Call Ernie or mail to 409 S 2nd St., Rockford, IL 61104. Make checks payable to Rock Valley RC Fliers. Sponsor: ROCK VALLEY RC FLYERS
    • 13 March 2018 12:00 AM Until 12 March 2018 05:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field) - 7:00PM
    • 18 March 2018 10:30 PM Until 19 March 2018 12:30 AM
      Note: Two dates are Sundays and highlighted in yellow in the attachment.
       
      Attached is information regarding model airplane flying in the Armory for Spring 2018.  There are dates scheduled with each night open to anyone with an AMA membership or affiliated with a Registered Student Organization (RSO). The facility will be closed to other activities so flying can take over the entire facility (Expectations will be clearly defined with the staff). We may still have to contend with track equipment on the floor but at least we will not have to worry about people in the facility.
       
      Please read the attached document that includes all the details. Please pass this on to your flying associates at Horizon, Hobbico, and members of the local RC club.
       
      Spring 2018 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdf
    • 20 March 2018 12:00 AM Until 19 March 2018 05:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's (1312 W. Church St., Champaign, Illinois, 61821) - 7:00PM

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    P.O. Box 6105 Champaign, Il.
    Champaign, Il. 61820
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