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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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      Oh yes! Winter RC flying will soon be upon us!

      For some rugged souls there’s nothing better than getting out of the house in the Winter and getting into the fresh crisp air with deep blue sky’s and plenty of sunshine. When the white stuff is on the ground all the skis come out.   Here are some great photos form last year winter flying season.  The sharp contrast of snow, blue sky’s and colorful airplanes made for fantastic photo shoot.  We usually have about 10 guys come out during the sunny days and everyone has a good time.  With moderate temps and light winds the conditions can be ideal. And it is a great time to share cups of hot chocolate

      Winter Flying – Just get out and do it!
      Just one of two Big Stik 60’sGerry Pronovost flying 1950’s Brigadier 32 Satio 4 stroke
      With the long dark nights and shorter day times it seems for many RCers winter flying is becoming very popular.
      (Above) Doug Culham flew this electric powered SIG RASCAL
      So please share your winter flying experiences in the coming year, we’d love to hear from you.
       
       
      The post Wintertime Flying with Skis! appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      While searching for cool stuff at the recent Warbirds over the Rockies event, MAN contributor Rich Uravitch found something extraordinary. Here’s what his report revealed.
      Since the theme of the event was Warbirds, the models entered were scale replicas, some of them in the “sport” scale, fly-it-every-day category, while others were clearly competition-capable. They had all the correct paint schemes, an abundance of artistically applied surface detail, full cockpits, perfect weathering and exhaust staining; truly miniature replicas.

      With the level of detail always increasing, one wonders what can be the next “eye candy” to be added?  Well, Dave Morales and Jimmy Cowman may have just moved the bar up a little. Dave’s P-40B model from Jerry Bates plans featured “battle damage” detail which included an aileron with the underlying structure (like ribs and stringers) clearly visible. It made a great visual effect and didn’t seem to influence the flying qualities at all! Taking a cue from plastic modelers, Dave also made diorama elements with which to surround the model when it was on static display! Vehicles, stands, tools all added to the illusion!

      Along the same lines but requiring different techniques was Jimmy’s big B-17 Flying Fortress which replicated the flak damage seen on many bombers returning from missions over Europe. The aluminum skin was first duplicated, then penetrated and peeled away from the hole to simulate the torn metal. Very convincing illusion and one we may see more of in the search for greater realism on our models. Here’s a tip though…..try a practice piece first!
      The post RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild? appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Advice from expert scale designer and builder Nick Ziroli:
      Instead of adding the fillet after the wing and fuselage are built, I make the shape of the fillet areas as part of the fuselage formers themselves. This requires having at least the wing center section built and attached to the fuselage, but to make sure the wing is properly aligned with the fuselage, I build the entire wing and measure from the wingtips to the tail.
      The fillets start with a 1/32-inch plywood saddle that forms the top-view outline of the fillets. This is placed between the formers and the wing, and then it is glued to the formers, making a perfect fit. Then I epoxy some carbon fiber roving just inside the outer edges and laminate it between the plywood and the first strip of balsa planking. This produces a very strong and ding-resistant outline that can be sanded to a very fine edge. Once the epoxy cures, I start planking the fairing section with 1/4-inch-wide strips of 1/16-inch-thick balsa, alternating the strips as I go–one along the wing and then along the fuselage. Fit each strip into place to make the seams and joints tight. Use a rounded sanding block to smooth the planking, and then fill any gaps or seams with a hobby filler. Once they are sanded smooth, cover the fillet area with fiberglass cloth and resin while you are finishing the fuselage.¶

      Nick Ziroli poses with his Spitfire. Wing fillets are an important part of its scale look.
       
       
      The post Wing-to-Fuselage Fillets appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      With great scale looks and a 69 inch wingspan, the new Beechcraft T-42 COCHISE is a twin engine  EP/GP ARF. It features fiberglass cowls, working flaps, painted pilot and a detailed cockpit. Optional VQ electric retracts with oleo strut will be available. With a generous sized battery hatch, you can easily set up the T-42 for either Electric or Nitro power.

      Features include: all balsa and lite-ply construction, fully covered in weathered detail, fiberglass cowling, control surfaces pre-hinged and installed, and 2-piece wing with aluminium wing joiner. Included are: instructions with photos, wheels and wheel covers, plastic antenna, ply wood motor mount, decals and all hardware

      Specifications:
      Wingspan:  69.2in
      Lenght:  47.6in
      Electric Motor: 800 Watt Brushless Motor (x2)
      Glow Engine:  .40 – .50 (x2)
      Weight: 9.5lbs
      Radio: 6 Channels / 7-8 Servos
      Price: $274.95
      VQwarbirds.com
      The post VQ Warbirds BeechT-42 Cochise appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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  • Upcoming Events

    • 20 November 2018 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
    • 24 November 2018 11:30 PM Until 25 November 2018 01:30 AM
      Indoor flying at the armory.
       
      Download the PDF for rules and waiver form Fall 2018 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdf
    • 08 December 2018 11:30 PM Until 09 December 2018 01:30 AM
      Indoor flying at the armory.
       
      Download the PDF for rules and waiver form Fall 2018 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdf
    • 11 December 2018 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field)- 7:00PM
    • 18 December 2018 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
    • 22 December 2018 11:30 PM Until 23 December 2018 01:30 AM
      Indoor flying at the armory.
       
      Download the PDF for rules and waiver form Fall 2018 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdf
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