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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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  • 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

    Winter Project (‘19/‘20)

    Scratch building a 1/2A stunt control line trainer, the Zinger II. Instructions and plans available on-line. I’ve cut rib and fuselage templates from red oak. If anyone is interested in building one, I’d be happy to loan the templates out. I’ve also got some spare balsa to share. Just shoot me a message at tkronas@yahoo.com

    TKronas
    TKronas
    Airplane Talk 1

    biplane

    Maiden flite is successful. This is 3 different planes. Wings are d17 if I figure correctly, body is carbon cub, tail assembly is Apprentice e15, uprights in wings are carbon arrow shafts. All parts came from Mansfield back room. Top wing is 48".

    Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh
    Airplane Talk 1
  • 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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  • Install a Dummy Scale Engine

    If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as master scale modeler Dave Platt has mentioned numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in it.” Here as well, I first test flew the Sopwith Camel back in June and have flown it several times over the summer. All the while with my Zenoah G38 engine fully exposed in t

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Nieuport 24 Updates: Cockpit Details

    Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish has been working on his latest scale project, a WW I French Nieuport 24 for a little over a year now and he has made a lot of progress lately. A self-designed RC airplane, Gerr’s Nieuport started out as a set of 3-views which he then traced using his CAD program. Once he had the scale outline worked out, he then added all the modeling construction details, printed out the plans and started gluing sticks together. Several posts have been uploading showing

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Monster Concorde Takes Flight

    First flown in 1969, the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British–French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound, at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph at cruise altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for 27 years. This amazing 30 foot long RC Concorde really redefines the term giant scale and when you consider it’s powered by four turbine engines, you go

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Latest News! Du-Bro Products

    A staple in the hobby industry for over 60 years, DU-BRO Products recently announced that Sales & Marketing Director for past 19 years, Brian Bychowski, has purchased the company. After 19 years of working with and learning from the Broberg family, Bychowski took ownership in December 2019. A view of the main floor History Dewey (Orv) Broberg started the brand of products that modelers have grown to love and depend on. Broberg’s children (Jim, g*yle and Kathy) continued the tradition an

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Road to Top Gun-TBD Devastator

    This year, P.J. Ash from Searcy, AR, will be flying in the Pro Prop class with his Douglas TBD Devastator. Built over 20 years ago, the Torped* Bomber is totally scratch built from 3-view drawings (no construction plans). The Devastator has a 100-inch wingspan and about 75 inches in length. The retracts were originally from SpringAir but have been converted to electric drive from Down and Locked. The model has traditional all-wood construction and a glassed finish and P.J. is planning to tota

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Shizuoka Hobby Show Cancelled

    The sh*zuoka Hobby show event (scheduled from May 16 to 17) has been cancelled this year. This due to Japanese government new regulations for big meetings and conventions in order to reduce the Coronavirus impact in the area. Exhibits from countless famed Japanese hobby manufacturers were planned to be on show at this event. The post sh*zuoka Hobby Show Cancelled appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

    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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