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Grandview Burial Notice

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.

                                                        

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

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Mike Trautman

SUGRU - Moldable Glue

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Sugru -

This is an interesting new “Moldable Glue”. Firm consistency, holds its shape pretty well. 30 minutes working time. Full set in 24 hours. Result is a hard rubber like part.

I had a broken cowling mount on my giant scale P-47. There was enough structure left to establish the position of the part, but I needed to replace a portion of the part with complex curves and precise angulations. Cutting and fitting a wooden part would have been tedious and time consuming.

The Sugru is the same light grey as the firewall. The new piece had an “L” shaped leg agains the firewall and replaces the missing piece. It's bonded to the bottom of the old support. It seems to be well bonded and strong enough.

I know it's hard to believe I could make a construction mistake, but somehow while replacing the wing mounting bracket (it was a rough season) on my P-47, I misaligned the 1/4” nylon bolt holes. After I realigned the holes, the bolt heads did not fit flush. With a little (green this time) Sugru I was able to seat wooden collars flush with the bolt heads. Instant strain relief, for the bolts, (and the builder).

I can see many other possible used for this material. Someone said you can buy it at Target. I bought mine from Amazon.

Happy landings!

Mike Trautman

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Our Flying Field

Our field is located at 3616 W. Bloomington Rd, Champaign Illinois 61820

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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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