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 NewsFrom UVify:
Draco is the no hassle answer to bring FPV to everyone. Draco’s rugged materials and design make it an incredibly forgiving craft for rookies, while its advanced power train keeps it agile and competitive for the experienced user. Draco is ready for inevitable pilot error by having a full array of easy-to-replace parts, including the quick-replace modular arm design.
Modular Arms and Future Proofing
Draco’s systems are designed to be ready for the future. Individually replaceable components, 6s capable, and Draco’s modular arms are just the beginning. Moving forward, Draco will be able to support any number of alternative propulsion systems as a replacement for the classic multi-rotor arms.
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UVify has been brainstorming and researching several alternatives for Draco’s propulsion system. Imagine a single vehicle core capable of supporting any unmanned setup for any situation. Draco is that vehicle and will continue to be the ultimate solution by allowing for upgraded components well into the future.
The Time to Own Draco is Now
Draco has already made an impact as a racing and acrobatic spectacle, but it’s just getting started. Draco will continue to impress as a versatile and rugged machine. Capable of delivering an amazing experience for anyone as a one-stop answer to all FPV needs, there has never been a better time to start your adventure with Draco.
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By JShumate in Model Airplane NewsMark your calendar! The Academy of Aeronautics’ National Aeromodeling Championships (Nats) are almost upon us! This week the Indoor Free Flight competition is underway at Rantoul Aviation, (6 Aviation Center Dr, Rantoul, IL 61866), but you still have time to make your arrangements and attend the RC and Control-line events. The Nats take place at the AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) located in Muncie, Indiana off Highway 67. While attending, the members are encouraged to also tour the AMA Headquarters facility as well as the National Model Aviation Museum. For more information on the Nats, as well as camping information and local hotel availability, go to the AMA website at www.ModelAircraft.org
Online registration will only be available thru June 1, 2018 so don’t wait, register NOW!!! Click HERE
Indoor Free Flight: May 23-28
RC Scale: June 22-24
RC Scale Aerobatics: June 26-29
Control Line Scale: July 6-8
Control Line (Aerobatics, Carrier, and Combat): July 8-14
RC Pylon Racing: July 6-13
RC Combat: July 9-12
RC Aerobatics (Pattern): July 15-19
RC Soaring: July 21-28
Outdoor Free Flight: July 23-27
RC Helicopter: July 30-August 2
Control Line (Racing and Speed): July 30-August 3
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By JShumate in Model Airplane NewsWe’ve just uploaded to our Premium Website, a free downloadable 3-view for the Planes Worth Modeling Pitts Special S2A that appeared in the August 2018 issue of MAN.
Designed by Curtis H. Pitts in 1944, the Pitts Special was—and is—a competitive design, and it has captured countless aerobatic wins since its first flight. In the 1960s and ’70s, Pitts biplanes dominated national and world aerobatic competitions, and even today, it remains a potent and popular competition aircraft in the lower categories.
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By JShumate in Model Airplane NewsAfter you install your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arms are placed on the splines, they aren’t at a perfect 90-degree angle to the servo case and control linkage. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw when a certain control surface is deflected. How about adjusting those throttle linkages to get that carburetor barrel either wide open or fully closed when the throttle trim is lowered? Here are 5 tips that will help you to achieve great radio- and servo-setup success.
1 First, check that your servos are properly installed. Unless you’re flying a foamie or small electric in which the servos are glued into place, use the rubber grommets and brass eyelets that come with your servos. Install them so the wide brim of the eyelets are under the grommets (between them and the servo tray). Tighten the screws until their heads meet the brass bushing’s top edge. The rubber grommet will be compressed a bit, but that’s OK. The object is to have a secure, shock-mounted servo installation that won’t move when the servo arm is deflected. If the eyelet is installed with the wide end up, the grommets will be compressed so much that they won’t isolate the servo from the source of vibration.
2 This is a crucial setup check and should be done before any linkages are hooked up. Does the control surface move in the correct direction relative to the transmitter’s stick input? Start with one servo and place the servo arm on the spline. Don’t concern yourself with whether it is exactly 90 degrees to the case. Turn on your transmitter and receiver and move the stick (top) that corresponds with that channel. If you see that the arm is moving in the wrong direction required for the correct control surface movement (middle), use the servo reversing menu and hit select “norm” to “rev” so the servo responds in the correct direction (bottom). Now go one by one through the remaining servos and correct their directions if necessary.
3 First, all servos should be centered with the transmitter sticks and the control trim levers centered, then place the servo arm on the spline (mechanical portion). Move the arm’s position on the spline to get it as close to 90 degrees to the servo case as possible then, if necessary, use the sub-trim menu to adjust the arm’s position. Do the mechanical adjustments first; don’t rely on the subtrim function only. This can affect the servo’s overall control throws and end points.
For most elevator, rudder and aileron servos, the servo arm should be at a 90-degree angle to the case.
4 Because the servo placement is usually pre-determined in an ARF, you need to mechanically (i.e. no programming) set the control linkage at 90 degrees to the servo arm. Determining which hole to use in the servo arm is simple: if you want more throw on the control linkage, place it in the hole farthest from the servo’s center; closer if less throw is desired. Different size models will have various linkage setup requirements, so consult the instruction manual for the proper linkage setup. With the linkage disconnected to the servo’s arm, there shouldn’t be any binding when you move it by hand.
5 The control surface’s linkage connection depends on the type and size model you’re flying. If you want to achieve maximum surface deflection, connect the clevis to the control horn using the hole closest to the surface. For large-scale and 3D airplanes, connect the linkage to the outermost hole (farthest from the surface) for maximum leverage; this also helps to prevent flutter. This photo (below left) shows threaded rods for control horns with plastic connectors to which the clevises attach. Note that they are at the end of the rod rather than close to the surface. It is usually best to have a straight line from the pushrod linkage’s fuselage exit to the hole in the surface’s control arm/horn. Sometimes a slight bend in the rod (top right) after it exits the fuselage is needed to relieve servo and linkage binding.
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24 May 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/
29 May 2018 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
Social Meeting at CCRCC Flying Field - 7:00PM
12 June 2018 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
CCRCC Business Meeting at CCRCC Flying Field - 7:00PM
21 June 2018 02:00 PM Until 23 June 2018 08:00 PM
Fox Valley Aero Club proudly announces our fifth annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics Event. We invite all pilots that own models meeting type and IMAA size requirements to join us for four days of flying at the fabulous Fox Valley Aero Club flying field.
The event covers 3 days of flying on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with an open fly day on Sunday. All WCWC participants are welcome to stay and fly on Sunday. No aircraft restrictions on Sunday only.
We feature both paved (50' x 800') and grass (100' x 850') runways, an unobstructed flight pattern, large pit area, six flight stations, a pavilion with nine battery charging stations, electricity and space for camping and RVs (no hook ups). Additionally, we have nightly aircraft storage with on-site security. The flying site is minutes away from resturants, shopping, hotels and a local hobby shop. Pizza will be available at the field on Friday evening. On Saturday we will have a Pilots Dinner and Awards banquet at the field.
For some great video coverage and pictures of a past Windy City Warbird event, follow the link below to view article from Model Aviation magazine:
The registration fee is $40 when paid before 6/21/18. Registration at the event is $45. The pilot's banquet dinner is included in the registration fee. Additional banquet dinners can be purchased for $15. Friday Pizza Night tickets can also be purchased with your registration for $10, and event T-shirts and hats are $20 each. Payment for registration, dinners and apparel items can be sent to: Joe Pedone, 753 Waterside Drive, South Elgin, IL 60177, or paid on this site using PayPal or credit card. On-line registration will be available through 6/17/18.
NOTE - Before registering, please refer to the "RULES & SANCTION INFORMATION" section for eligible aircraft information.
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The Windy City Warbirds & Classic event is proud to be a member of the Warbirds and Classics Alliance. Learn more about the WCA and other Warbird events at http://www.warbirdandclassics.com/ and how you can become a Warbird Warrior.
For information and ideas on things to do while visiting our beautiful city of St. Charles, IL., click on the following link to the St. Charles Visitor Website at http://www.visitstcharles.com/ . Here you can find great ideas for all types of dining, shopping, etc.
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
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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