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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.
Events Calendar

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
Events Calendar
  • Join Us @ Barnstormers

    Get your giant scale airplanes out and come to the CCRCC field on August 24th and 25th for the premier event hosted by the Champaign County RC Club. Register at the flying field the day of the event.
    So you don't fly? That's fine come out and enjoy the show/event as some of the areas best pilots fly a variety of aircraft, it's a great time and fun for the family.
    This years event will feature a live Facebook stream in case you can't attend but want to see whats going on!!
  • Autonomous Nano Talon build

    A couple of you have seen my Nano Talon at the field. So far I've been using it for training, but my end goal for this plane is to fly autonomous medium-range routes while capturing video, so that I can explore my surrounding from a new perspective. Shortly after getting the plane earlier this year, I also ordered a more capable flight controller, and a mini camera. The camera can record HD flight video while transmitting a lower resolution feed to the ground. I'm not interested in flying v

    IVanier
    IVanier
    Airplane Talk

    Night Radian

    So... I saw some night flying at the show last weekend. Fast forward a bit, now a 2.0m night radian is on the way...

    IVanier
    IVanier
    General Discussion 3

    Veteran benefits & discounts

    LOWES I can't recall who in the club gave me the heads-up regarding Lowe's giving veteran's a 10% discount on all purchases - I thank you.  I decided to give it a try at the checkout counter today.  The cashier asked for my proof for which all I had was the word "veteran" imprinted on my IL driver's license.  She said that was satisfactory and gave me the discount.  I'm going to shop there more often.   I know there are a number of club members who have served so let's report the vetera

    scoyle
    scoyle
    General Discussion 2

    Nano Talon Crash Repair

    I crashed the Nano Talon pretty good. It stayed broken just long enough to justify buying a full replacement. I have an untouched spare  fuselage but of course I had to snap a wing spar this time. I extracted it, flipped it around, and glued it back in. I'm not quite sure how I tanked it so hard. I think I may have hand launched with auto stabilizer off - because I don't like the servos trying to stabilize all the way up to the launch. Normally I launch with it on and switch to manual once 

    IVanier
    IVanier
    General Discussion 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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  • Hangar 9 1/5-scale 60cc Ki-43 Oscar

    Often mistaken during combat with the Mitsubishi “Zero,” the Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar was exceptionally maneuverable and had fast climbing capabilities. The Hangar 9 Ki-43 Oscar 50-60cc 88-inch ARF brings this nimble warbird to life. Priced at $899.99 this giant scale Warbird includes: Constructed with lightweight, laser-cut balsa and plywood Matt-finish printed covering includes rivets, panel lines and weathering Two-piece plug-in wings with aluminum tube allows for easy transportation and s

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Hitec’s FunnyCub

    Bring bush-flying adventure indoors or around your backyard with this must-have aerobatic adventurer! The Next Generation of the FunCub has arrived! Get ready for the resilient, new indoor foamie from Multiplex, the FunnyCub! Emulating its big brother, this flat EPP version is capable of taking off and landing from just about anywhere with its large wheels and softly-sprung undercarriage. Optionally, the two ailerons can be lowered to act as landing fl*ps, further reducing airspeed and take-off

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Hitec’s 3D AcroMaster Pro

    Fifteen years after the introduction of our popular AcroMaster, Hitec is releasing the new and improved all-rounder AcroMaster Pro. Designed with all the pizzazz of its predecessor, this upgraded model has advanced features for enhanced performance and versatility while maintaining its famous 3D aerobatic design and reliability. It is perfect for pilots looking to hone their aerobatic maneuvers and 3D masters needing the precision and response required to best demonstrate their expert skill set.

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Flying with Flaps — What you need to know

    Sooner or later you may want to try your hand at flying a scale subject.  Since most full-size aircraft use fl*ps, many scale model also require them for true scale operations and function. A scale model with  fl*ps fully deployed is a cool sight. If you have never flow a model with then there are a few things to know about. There right ways and wrong ways to use them. This article should help you understand what’s going on. In a nutshell, when fl*ps are lowered they change the wing’s lift and

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Du-Bro, Made in the USA

    Editor’s Top 10 Favorite Workshop Tools and RC Accessories While several companies in the RC hobby industry have gone offshore for their production, DU-BRO not only makes quality products designed specifically for modelers, but the company manufactures most of them in their own factory in Wauconda, IL. For over 50 years, the folks at Du-Bro have been creating accessories/tools to make our model airplanes better. Here are our top 10 Du-Bro products 1. Prop Balancing Perhaps the most importa

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

    The Long Island Skyhawks hosted their 8th annual giant scale Dawn Patrol event and they had an amazing time doing it! With flying kicking off at the cr*ck of dawn, (about 5:15am) and lasting until well into dusk (8:15pm), this group of World War One RC pilots really know how to put on a show! Watch for a detailed event article in the December issue of MAN! There were more giant scale WW I warbirds than ever before. The post Dawn Patrol Long Island Style! appeared first on Model Airpl

    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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