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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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  • Turboprop Thursday! Jeff Holsinger’s Turbine Model-12 Pitts

    I think if you are going to invest in a turbo-prop aircraft, it should be a biplane! Well, that what Jeff Holsinger must think also. Here’s his beautiful Turbine turbo prop powered model-12 Pitts and did it have some awesome performmance. Wow! The post Turboprop Thursday! Jeff Holsinger’s Turbine Model-12 Pitts appeared first on Model Airplane News. View the full article

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Secrets for How To Fly Scale

    Model Airplane News has devoted many articles and columns to the improving of static scores in scale compet*tion. This score however, only represents 50 percent of your total, and taking the time to improve your model’s doc*mentation material between events can definitely help you maximize overall score. But for this article, let’s talk about improving your flight scores and how to help both the pilot and the flight judges do their jobs correctly. When you fly your model at a scale event, you w

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    LAND NOW! 9-11, A Date Worth Remembering

    We at Flight Journal consider it to be an honor to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. “Our plane has been hij*cked. Flight attendant #1 stabbed. Flight attendant #5 stabbed. A business class passenger’s throat has been slashed and he is bleeding severely and may be dead. The captain is not flying the aircraft. Som*thing’s terribly wrong. I see the wa

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Giant Scale Fokker D.VII

    Built from the 1/3-scale Balsa USA kit, Mike Gross Sr.’s aircraft has a ready to fly weight of 46 pounds, including the 3 pounds of lead ballast added to the firewall. Its 3W-85xi-CS engine, equipped with a 3W header pipe and canister m*ffler system, easily turns a Xoar 28×8 propeller. Mike’s radio is a Gen 2 Spektrum DX18 transmitter and receiver with Savox SA1231SG and SC0251MG servos. Mike also has aboard three A123 2500mAh LiFe battery packs and switches from NoBS Batteries. The 9.3-inch vin

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    WW I RC Jamboree is Here!

    It’s almost that time again! This coming weekend September 6 – 8, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will again be the venue for the Mid-Hudson RC Society’s WW I RC Jamboree. This amazing Fun Fly and Mission compet*tion will be drawing modelers from as far away as Canada and Florida, as well as all across the country. If you like World War One aircraft and amazing scale RC airplanes, be sure to stop by the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck New York. At this event there will be lots of Mission flying and the reg

    JShumate
    JShumate
    Model Airplane News

    Hangar 9 Tiger 30cc ARF

    The new Hangar 9 Tiger 30cc delivers the classic looks and performance of the popular Tiger series in a larger 30cc platform for common gas engines and electric power systems. Taking its cues from the Tigers of old, this sport plane is streamlined with a complete fiberglass cowl requiring no additional work to get ready for the runway. A smart red, white, and blue color scheme highlights the modern sport plane’s looks with nods to its rich past. Bigger than the Tigers of yesterday, it only need

    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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