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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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  • Grandview Burial Notices

    In order to maintain good relations with Grandview Cemetery directly to the west of the flying field, there is to be no model flying at the CCRCC model air park during funerals that are taking place with the exception of SMALL, LOW SPEED electric powered aircraft. These small aircraft must remain within the bounds of the field.  I will do my best to keep this page up to date with notices I receive, but the list posted at the clubhouse should be checked before flying for more current updates.

    Friday - 03/22/2019 - 11 AM
    Saturday - 03/23/2019 - 11 AM

    Stop flying 15 minutes before the burial time. If possible, visually check 45 minutes after burial starts to insure it is actually over.

  • Notice to CCRCC Members

    If you are not receiving the Club Newsletter or Grandview Burial emails from the website please contact click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the website. Be sure to provide your name and email address. 

  • Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

    One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs a little deeper into this “colorful” and often misunderstood part of scale modeling. Custom colors After collecting the proper aircraft color and markings doc*mentation, the b

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Sheeting Giant Warbird Wings

    When it comes to sheeting the wings, you want to do it right with any airplane, but for giant scale warbirds, you really  need to do it correctly. I like to start once the retracts are setup and the plywood support ribs and the mount rails have been epoxied into place. We used the landing gear itself as a spacer for the rails and plywood ribs, so we know they will fit perfectly into place after the wing panels have been sheeted. I even added an extra 1/8 inch of space so there’s a little wigg

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    VQ Warbirds’ B-24 Liberator

    One of the more exciting RC model releases this year has been the B-24 Liberator Bomber from VQ Warbirds. This amazing ARF is loaded with scale features and comes in two factory applied film covering schemes. We just got some workshop photos from one of VQ Warbird’s Team Pilots, Mike Bost, who is gusy assembling his silver/aluminum B-24 Liberator which also has custom markings. The bomber has a 110-inch span. This is going to be a real showstopper for sure!   The post VQ Warbirds’ B-24

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Coming Soon: E-flite Pitts S-1S

    Here’s a sneak peek of a Flight Report coming soon in MAN magazine. Put through its paces by long-time contributor Rich Uravitch, the E-flite Pitts S-1S aerobatic biplane is an officially licensed replica of the full-scale aerobatic icon. The new biplane distinctly captures the revolutionary Pitts outlines while the molded EPO construction helps present scale detail with a high level of durability. Even though installing and removing the wings is incredibly simple and tool-free, this beautiful b

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    DIY Scale RC Aeronca Champ

    Hey how many of you have flown in the classic Aeronca Champ? If you are over 40 we bet a lot of you have fond memories of that first solo or for the more daring, that first intro to a spin! Wow!!! Coming soon is a construction article for this classic light plane and it is a Pat Tritle design. With a 42 inch span, and lightweight construction, this RC project will be a fun and enjoyable project for anyone wanting to try building their own scale flyer. Weighing in at a scant 11.7 oz. with a 740mA

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Rage R/C Super Cub MX — No Pressure Flying

    Sometimes, all you want to do is grab your model and go out and put in some relaxing flights around the pea-patch! Or perhaps you want to enjoy some indoor RC flying fun. The answer to both of these scenarios is the new Super Cub MX from Rage R/C. With a span just under 20 inches and flying weight of about 2 ounces, this backyard flyer is a great Micro RC performer. And with its onboard (and adjustable) PASS stabilization system it’s a great choice for the beginner with little to no piloting

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News
  • Upcoming Events

    • 06 April 2019 10:30 PM Until 07 April 2019 12:30 AM
      Indoor flying at the armory.
       
      Download the PDF for rules and waiver form Spring 2019 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdfSpring
    • 09 April 2019 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at Lucille's (Frasca Field)- 7:00PM
    • 20 April 2019 10:30 PM Until 21 April 2019 12:30 AM
      Indoor flying at the armory.
       
      Download the PDF for rules and waiver form Spring 2019 Armory Track UAV Rules & Regulations.pdfSpring
    • 23 April 2019 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      Social Meeting at Huber's - 7:00PM
  • One of the few decent flying days in March.

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    rmiller4877
    CCRCC Member Albums

    Stay away from these trees!

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    rmiller4877
    CCRCC Member Albums

    Bill arrives for roof work.

    rmiller4877
    rmiller4877
    CCRCC Member Albums

    Bill Crawford does roofs. Thanks Bill!

    rmiller4877
    rmiller4877
    CCRCC Member Albums
  • Gas m*ffler Silencer

    In Florida the Sarasota RC Squadron requires all planes to pass a noise level test. Once passed you get a sticker for your plane and are good to go. They measure the decibels from two positions, one in front and one to the side, of the plane. I had a DLE 55cc engine that ran more quietly than my Syssa 30cc. The m*ffler on the 55cc DLE had an odd insert in it I had never seen before. It did not seem to effect the engine's power significantly, but certainly made the exhaust note more quiet

    Mike Trautman
    Mike Trautman
    Gas/Nitro Talk 2

    12v / 24v Switch

    12v / 24v Switching for Starter Motors Sullivan starters that can utilize 12 to 24 volts can be useful for starting larger engines. The Dynatron motor is rated up to 40cc, and the Megatron starter can be used up to 80cc. Typically two 12v batteries are connected in series to provide 24volt operation. Sometimes 12volts is sufficient to start smaller engines. The lower power and RPM can be desirable. Also, a 24 volt charger is not nearly as readily available or as inexpensive as the wide

    Mike Trautman
    Mike Trautman
    Gas/Nitro Talk

    Gasoline, Gas, Pump, Electric

    Electric Gasoline Pump If you fly gasoline powered planes, you have probably run into the issue of pumping gas from the tank into and out of the plane. Most of us have extra hand cranked pumps designed for Glo Fuel. When I have use these, they seem to leak or seize up. Most electric pumps for gasoline are expensive and require complicated plumbing and mounting solutions. Last September at the Streator Fly In, while exploring Brian's “Dynamic Balsa” hobby shop, I found a reasonably pric

    Mike Trautman
    Mike Trautman
    Gas/Nitro Talk

    20cc DHC-2 Beaver Kit

    I'm now accepting pre-orders for the 20cc Beaver I've developed!  This pre-order campaign is specifically to raise funds for placing the first inventory order.  Kits should be available in the Jan/Feb time frame.  Since I don't have a website yet, I've opened up a funding campaign on fundable.com.  If you're interested, please see the page at: https://www.fundable.com/moustache-model-works-llc

    David Eichstedt
    David Eichstedt
    Airplane Talk
  • 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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