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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.

    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 11:45 AM
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 2 PM

    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. 

  • Install a Scale WW1 Engine

    When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I  installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli Plans. This is basically a German built copy of the LeRhone engine. This 1/3-scale kit includes the front of the engine as well as four cylinder back halves as well as induction intake pipes, cylinde

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Road to Top Gun: Soviet MiG 15 Jet Fighter

    Know as the guy who brought us “Warbird Alley”, our good buddy and all-around nice guy, P.J. Ash from Search, Arkansas, has a new project for Top Gun this year in the form of an awesome looking  Soviet MiG 15 jet. P.J. will be competing in the Pro/Am Jet class. Taking three months to build, the model is from the CARF-Models composite kit, the MiG 15 will be guided by a Spektrum DX18 transmitter with all Spektrum equipment onboard, and will be powered with a Kingtech K-100 turbine engine. The

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Homemade Big-Block 220cc V4 Powerhouse

    Now here’s a great-sounding engine! Detlef k*nkel designed and made this four-cylinder, V-construction four-str*ke with a transmission reduction of 1.7. The 220cc engine’s shaft power is 25hp max. Intended for ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership! The post Homemade Big-Block 220cc V4 Powerhouse appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    World’s Largest Plane Makes First Flight

    Recently, Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, (founded by Paul G. Allen), successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft on April 13, 2019. With a dual fuselage design and a wingspan greater than the length of a football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air and Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As part of the i

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    RC Workshop Tip: Secure Servos

    Model Airplane News readers are an innovative bunch, and they’re always coming up with ways to make their models better while saving time and money. Here are two workshop secrets for ensuring secure servos, every time. Share your own techniques for securing servos in the comment section! Secure servo connections When you install servos in a wing or fuselage and use long servo extension leads, the connector between the two can come lose during flight due to vibration! A simple safeguard is to sl

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    5 Tips to Dress Up Your Cockpit

    With so many great-looking scale model ARFs to choose from today, one of the neatest ways you can make your particular Pitts Special or P-51 Mustang stand apart from the rest is to install a great-looking instrument panel for your pilot figure to look at. (You did install a scale pilot figure, didn’t you?) There’s som*thing special about a model with added c*ckpit details, and everyone always takes a peek inside. Top Flite T-34 Mentor with full c*ckpit detail. To do a really good job of outf

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News
  • Upcoming Events

    • 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
    • 14 May 2019 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      CCRCC Business Meeting at CCRCC Flying Field- 7:00PM
    • 21 May 2019 12:00 AM Until 01:00 AM
      Social Meeting at the CCRCC Airfield - 7:00PM
  • Carbon-Z Prometheus SOLD

    Aircraft is no longer available. I recently acquired a NIB Carbon-Z Prometheus biplane from a former Horizon employee who was clearing out his excess stuff.  This was a production sample of some kind, and sat in Mike McConville's office for quite a while before he gave it to the fellow who gave it to me.  It's unassembled, but complete.  Free to a good home. I thought I might put it together & fly it since I already have some 6S 5000 batteries, but I need the space in my shop

    David Eichstedt
    David Eichstedt
    General Discussion

    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 1

    Airplanes and Gear For Sale

    I recently met a young lady who asked for help selling her late brother's airplanes, helicopters, and field gear.  He had a couple of Very Nice Glow airplanes , a couple of Helicopters, a NIB Renegade 3D kit, 2 Spektrum Radios, and several BnF Indoor planes.  The 40 size glow airplanes are probably the pick of the lot, but everything has a lot of life left in it and things can be bought for a good price.  How bout helping a fellow RC'er out by taking a look at some of the pictures I've posted an

    Bob Glasa
    Bob Glasa
    Announcements 1

    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
  • 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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