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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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      One way to make scale RC airplanes look more realistic is to hide any and all of the switches and other RC-related hardware so that they aren’t visible from the outside. Hatches and flush fitting hatch covers are the answer. This how to article takes you step by step through the process of making a hinged, flush fitting and professional looking entryway for your model’s internal radio gear.
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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Finally, after seven years of building and planning this awesome giant scale WW2 German bomber took flight on October 6, 2018! Actually, one of three RC models being built at the same modeler’s club, this 1/4-scale Junkers Ju 188 was built and is owned by Franz Obenauf.

      The Ju 188 has an 18 foot span, weighs 187 pounds and is powered by two Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial gas engines. The paint job and weathering has been expertly done by Klaus Herold.

      Video courtesy of RC Scale Airplanes
      MORE DETAILS
      Fuselage Length: 12½ ft.
      Height at canopy: 40.1 in.
      Landing Gear with Tires: 13.7 lbs.
      Retract System: Festo air cylinders 35mm diameter (1.8 in.
      Wheel Diameter 11.4 in.
      Propellers 30.7 in., 3-blade Ramoser

       
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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      Often, RC modelers find that their servo output arms are coming loose during flight and for various reasons, this is not a good thing. Actually, servo arms coming loose is a symptom of something else that’s troubling your giant scale airplane and that’s Vibration. The majority of vibration comes from the engine and it affects other parts of your airframe.
      Here are a few tips to minimize the affects of engine vibration.
      First, make sure your engine is properly bolted in place and that the engine mounts (and its standoffs if used,) are secure.  Always use quality hardware and install wide flat washers under the nuts to spread out the load and help prevent the nuts from crushing into the firewall.


      Second, always run a properly balanced propeller. Whether you use a composite or wood prop, throw it on a balancer and make it doesn’t have a heavy blade. Use a quality balancer like the one from Du-Bro that has precision bearings and an adjustable base.


      Third, make sure your tail surfaces are properly installed and hinged and the linkage is free of slop. Sometimes a cheap CA style hinge will break and go unnoticed, so check these before each flight to be safe.


      I like to install jam nuts on the threaded ends of the pushrods to lock the clevises securely in place. It doesn’t take much to eliminate play in your linkages.

      And, fourth of course, make sure your servos are properly installed.

      Always use the rubber mounting grommets and be sure to install the brass inserts from the underside. This prevents the servo mounting screws from crushing the grommets. With most of my big planes, I like to install a removable servo tray made from a sheet of lite-ply. This makes inspection and maintenance a lot easier. I also glue additional layers of wood under the tray where the screws are inserted to stiffen the tray and to increase the amount of material the screws can thread into.
      Also, before you screw your servos into place, be sure to “harden” the threaded screw holes with a drop or two of thin CA. This will greatly reduce the chances of the screws stripping out of the wood. These issues usually affect your throttle, rudder and elevator servos. Engine vibration is most concentrated in the fuselage and it seldom affects the aileron and flap servos out in the wings.
      Another good tech tip for preventing the screws from backing out is to apply a very light smear of clear silicone sealant or Goop adhesive to the servo arm and the screw head. Just a little bit is all that’s needed. You don’t have to cover the entire screw.



      So, whenever you encounter a recurring problem, (especially after a rough landing or a crash,) look at your airplane as a whole and do everything you can to minimize the effects of engine vibration! Fly safe!

       
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    • By JShumate in Model Airplane News
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      It is with sadness that we learned that our friend and RC hobby personality, Herschel B. Worthy, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Worthy was born April 17, 1936 to parents Herschel A. and Faith Worthy. Herschel was a resident of West Memphis. He was of the Baptist faith and attended the University of Arkansas. Herschel was an Army veteran. He spent many years working in the tire industry, 23 years with Firestone Tire, Cooper Tire and as a partner in Plaza Tire. He then relocated to California where he worked 4 years with Sky-Climber.

      Herschel, was however happiest serving his customers as Director of Sales and Marketing at Pacer Technology for over 30 years.
      Herschel leaves behind his daughter, Linda Worthy, four grandchildren; David and Jared Webb, Katie and Shelby Worthy along with four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and son Michael Worthy.
      We have many fond memories of seeing, and chatting with Herschel on the flightline at various RC events, and all of us here at Model Airplane News offer our sincere condolences to the Worthy family.
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  • Upcoming Events

    • 20 October 2018 10:30 PM Until 21 October 2018 12:30 AM
      Indoor flying at the armory.
       
      Download the PDF for rules and waiver form Fall 2018 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdf
    • 23 October 2018 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
    • 27 October 2018 02:00 PM Until 05:00 AM
      See Attached Flyer....................................
      Merts Landing RC Swap Meet 10-27-18.pdf
    • 10 November 2018 11:30 PM Until 11 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
    • 13 November 2018 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field)- 7:00PM
    • 20 November 2018 01:00 AM Until 02:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
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