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Champaign County R/C Club

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.
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A Great Place To Fly

Our flying field located at 3616 W. Bloomington Rd, Champaign Illinois is well maintained and large enough to accomdate the smallest of quadcopters to most of the larger aircraft including giant scale planes and jets.
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The Gold Standard

Recognized as a top tier leader in safety and community involvement, Champaign County R/C Club has been awarded the Gold Leader Award by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

Barnstormers Over Champaign

Every August we host our largest event of the year bringing in up to 100+ aircraft to the field for the weekend. Even if you do not fly you should attend to some some great planes and awesome flying.
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New To R/C Flying??

Every summer our club offers free airplane flying lessons. Learn to operate these aircraft safe, smart, and legally to provide yourself with years of enjoyment
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  • Fox glider 2 meter

    Two meter Fox glider for sale has all but receiver. To much for me to handle. Asking 50$ Gary gwp2295@yahoo.com or 6185673452

    Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh
    General Discussion 1

    Where made

    Are any models actually made in the U.S. Seems like most everything is manufactured in China. Not seeing any showing made here.

    Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh
    General Discussion

    gutter body

    Dared myself, Trainer 60 wing 60" sort of like a big stick so 57" body, apprentice tail. Made one circle (lap) landed on wheels. Was not pretty but will try with a bigger prop. If still work rough will put a bigger tail feather set.

    Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh
    Airplane Talk

    Basic Gas Engine Tuning

    This info provided from @DIrwin with PDF download >> Basic Gas Engine Tuning.pdf   VERY IMPORTANT!    Read each step and follow exactly and move the sticks exactly as I indicate, there is no slow stick movement when checking the H and L needles. Since both needles work together, slowly throttling up or down will tell you very little when doing your base needle settings. Don't omit any steps and don't do any steps out of order and IT WILL WORK, follow each step and do exactly

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Gas/Nitro Talk
  • Current Weather Conditions at the Field


    To view the current weather conditions at the CCRCC airfield you will need to sign up on WeatherLink. This can be done on PC or mobile. Mobile users can find WeatherLink in their app store (Google Play or Apple Store). Once on WeatherLink search CMI West Bloomington Road for the weather station at the club or click THIS LINK to be taken to the correct weather page.
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  • Wonderful A-10 Warthog

    There no doubt about it, the ground pounding, tank killing A-10 Warthog is an amazing warbird. When it comes to giant scale RC jets, the A-10 delivers the same kind of excitement. This video from RCScaleAirplanes, highlights that amazing MiBo Warthog flown by Kurt Tötsch as he performed a fantastic flight demo at the Barone Rosso Airshow. The all composite MiBo A-10 Thunderbolt II /Warthog is 1/5.8-scale, has a wingspan of 118 inches and weighs in at 54.9 pounds. It is loaded with interior

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Giant Scale or Replicas?

    Almost every RC enthusiast has built scale models of their favorite planes, but Canadian Ian Baron takes his modeling to a new level! So far, he has made four replicas of different types of planes used during world wars, all made from recycled bits and parts. Baron manages to create such huge replicas by measuring the parts of the planes of a 1:48 scale model plane. The inspiration to make these replicas dawned upon Ian five years back when he visited Ford Automotive Museum in Michigan and he r

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Glow Plugs Explained

    With the ever popular use of electric power systems, nitro-burning glow engines have started to before less understood by newcomers to the hobby. Once the mainstay of the hobby, 2-str*ke glow engines still have a lot to offer and produce excellent power for their weight. Once you’ve decided to give a glow powered airplane a try, ask for help and always break in your engine  before your first flight. Here are three of the most asked question about glow power. WHY DOES THE GLOW PLUG CONTINUE TO

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Magnetic Engine Cowl Attachment

    Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-Earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 inch thick magnets. And, the best part, there are very cheap to buy, often less than $4 for a package of six or eight depending on size. The fiberglass engine cowl shown in this post com

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Terrific Tempest

    Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this giant scale 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for sharing this great video from the Willis Warbird Meet! The post Terrific Tempest appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Easy Scale Details — Vintage Pilot Seat

    So my Fokker Triplane had been finished for a while and tI flew the airplane several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty c*ckpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths including a great leather j*cket and some black trousers. With a proper Triplane driver, I still needed to make the guy a good looking (and removable) pilot seat. Where to start? Go to a dollar store and look for

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News
  • Our Flying Field

    Our field is located at 3616 W. Bloomington Rd, Champaign Illinois 61820

    Click Here for Google Maps link

    Our main runway is 400 feet x 30 feet asphalt, the cross wind runway is 200 feet x 22 feet. We fly over approximately 4 acres of mowed grass and 71 acres total. The runway has 5 flight stations, 5 stands to start small glow and gas airplanes and 3 stations to start giant scale airplanes. In addition to the airplane runway we also have a helicopter landing pad. 

    In addition to the flying areas, we have a large pavilion with lighting and electricity and a smaller pavilion near the helicopter area also with lighting and electricity. 

    For directions to our flying field please Click Here.

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