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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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      This new .46 EP/GP ARF from VQ Warbirds features fiberglass cowl, working flaps, a painted pilot, optional retracts and lots of great scale details that closely match the full scale T-34C! With the big battery hatch, you can easily use either electric or glow for power. Optional factory VQ Electric retracts with oleo struts and VQ – Robart retracts are available.  Great Scale Looks and features make this New Generation ARF a great choice for warbird lovers who want great ground handling.

      Specifications:
      Wingspan: 61.4in
      Wing Area: 663sq.in.
      Length:46in
      Weight:7.05 lbs.
      Engine/Motor: 46 Two Stroke, 70 Four Stroke or Equivalent Electric (Sold Separately)
      Functions: Ailerons/Elevator/Rudder/Throttle/Flaps/
      Optional Retractable Landing Gear
      Street Price $239.95

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Sometimes, it’s not the size of the RC aircraft, but rather the sound and speed that capture the heart. This video of Ricardo la Valle flying  his Reno Racer Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat in the famous Rare Bear colors was shot at the Weston Park Model Airshow.

      As soon as he cranks up the engine and taxis to the runway, you know this Rare Bear means business. The 1/4-scale Rare Bear Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat has a wingspan of 88.58 inches and it weighs in at 47.5 pounds. The engine that makes this reno racer scream is a 3W 140i B2 turning a 3W 28×14 3-blade propeller.The Rear Bear was built from a 3W composite kit from Aircraft International.

      Video courtesy of Tbobborap1

       
      The post FAST & LOUD! Reno Rear Bear appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      This drone can assess gaps and shrink to squeeze through them, while in flight! Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL designed an aircraft using 3D printed parts and off the shelf motor and radio system, and it can literally fold itself to fit through gaps, making it ideal for search and rescue and other scouting missions. PhD candidate Davide Falanga explained, “The idea came up after we worked on quadrotor flight through narrow gaps. The goal of our lab is to develop drones which can be in the future used in the aftermath of a disaster, as for example an earthquake, in order to enter building through small cracks or apertures in a collapsed building to look for survivors. Our previous approach required a very aggressive maneuver, therefore we looked into alternative solutions to accomplish a task as passing through a very narrow gap without having to fly at high speed.
      The solution we came up with is the foldable drone, a quadrotor which can change its shape to adapt to the task. The main difference between conventional drones and our foldable drone is in the way the arms are connected to the body: each arm is connected through a servo motor, which can change the relative position between the main body and the arm. This allows the robot to literally fold the arms around the body, which means that potentially any morphology can be obtained. An adaptive controller is aware of the drone’s morphology and adapts to it in order to guarantee stable flight at all times, independently of the configuration.”
      The post Go Anywhere Morphing Quad — This drone can change its size! appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Three-axis flight stabilizers specifically designed for fixed-wing airplanes are a relatively recent innovation. They help the aircraft fly stable around its three axes: roll (aileron), pitch (elevator), and yaw (rudder).

      Today’s flight stabilizers units require a very small footprint and can be installed in aircraft of any size. There are also ready-to-fly planes that come with these units preinstalled as well as receiver/stabilizer combinations in one unit. To get the most from your flight stabilizer, there are some basic installation and setup adjustments you need to know.

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      The post New for Premium Members — Onboard Flight Stabilizers appeared first on Model Airplane News.

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  • Upcoming Events

    • 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
    • 15 January 2019 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field)- 7:00PM
    • 22 January 2019 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
    • 12 February 2019 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field)- 7:00PM
    • 19 February 2019 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
    • 12 March 2019 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field)- 7:00PM
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