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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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  • Stop the Vibration!

    RC Prop Balancing Made Easy I have been often asked, “Do I need to balance my prop?” and the quick answer is always “Yes!” A properly balanced prop will give you more rpm from gas, glow and electric engines. A balanced prop will reduce the wear and tear on your aircraft by greatly reducing vibration, which leads to reducing premature failure to all the components and thereby giving your aircraft a longer life. You need to do it on every prop, every single one. There are several types of balance

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    VQ Warbirds at Bomber Field

    East Coast and West Coast VQ B-24 Pilots meet at Bomber Field in Monaville Texas for the 31st Annual B-17 Gathering & Big Bird Fly In! Mark Glanville of California and Mike Bost of NC flew several sorties together with their VQ Warbirds 110-inch B-24 Liberators and they looked amazing in flight. (Above) Mark Glanville added custom 90th Bomber Group Jolly Roger markings to his VQ B-24 as a tribute to his uncle, Paul Glanville, his crew and all the men of the 90th BG. At 25 years old, Ca

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

    One of the things we like best about MAN readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years back, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower wing markings, and the poor guy is still hearing about his “crime”. Lately, it seems ARFs often come with inaccurate insignia already attached, and that’s a shame–especially when it’s a nice-loo

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Historical Artwork Cover

    For many years, Model Airplane News used amazing artwork produced by Jo Katula on the magazine’s covers. Katula was a historical aviation expert as well as a draftsman and a very talented artist using various mediums. One of our most popular was a Douglas SBD Dive Bomber, that Jo painted using a famous wartime photograph taken in the South Pacific during WW II. The cover was used on the October 1959 issue of MAN. Here’s some photos of the artwork, cover and photograph. The black and white pho

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    AT-6 Texan Formation Flight

    This past weekend, editor Gerry Yarrish flew backseat in Nick Ziroli Jr.’s beautiful AT-6 Texan during formation flight training. Based at the American Airpower Museum at the Republic Airport in Farmingdale, the flight was flown over the Long Island Sound. Nick flew with Craig Sampson during the training. Nick Gets Gerry all tucked into the backseat. There is a certain way you get into a Texan, and it takes some time. Nick puts on his flotation ring . Since the flight would be over Long Is

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Friday Fractured Flyers!

    Here’s a fun way to end the work week! We found several great RC airplane crash videos from a fun loving club who’s not afraid to show the darker side of our hobby. We all know watching airplanes losing the aerodynamic argument with gravity is painful, unless of course it’s someone else’s airplane doing the ground penetr*tion t*sting. Watch this light-hearted video and see if you agree with us, that the guy trying to fly his Mustang in the corn field has a lot of the Right Stuff! Thanks go to

    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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