The Radio Control Club of Detroit

An AMA Gold Leader Club
AMA Chapter # 368
An AMA Charter Club Since 1953
IMAA Chapter #206.


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2015 Dates are May 16th & 17th



Current Club scratch build project:
STICK 2 IT - - - Take a look

Previous scratch build projects:
Kontrol Line Kool Kat
Kaotic Kwick Kat project
All Star 60
RCCD Stick

RCCD's 2015 Mini-Toledo evening

Most of us won't build model aircraft worthy of displaying at the Weak Signals show in Toledo, like these on display there this weekend. However, the RCCD Mini Toledo evening is the ideal place and time to show-off what you and your workshop have produced this winter building season.

When: Thursday, April 16th (replaces our regular RCCD meeting)

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Tucker Senior Center

Who: All RCCD members & friends

What: Display and present your un-flown model aircraft. (an ARF still in the box does not qualify!) There will be an award for "Best in Show", as well as lucky-draw prizes of Prop Shop discount coupons & gift certificates. (thanks Prop Shop!)
We'll have pizza & pop too. It is almost flying season again.

Fill out an aircraft info sheet ahead of the meeting. Blanks also available at the meeting.

Come join us on Thursday evening to see what will be flying at RCCD this year. See you there,


(Coming soon. See Schedule for details)

Apr 2 -
Apr 16 -
Apr 23 -
Apr 25 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting (Mini-Toledo)
Ground School
Field Spring Clean-up

May 7 -
May 16/17 -
May 21 -
May 28 -
Club Meeting
W.O.W Electric Event
Club Meeting
Ground School


Club Meetings - 1st & 3rd Thursdays
7:30 pm start.

R/C Flying - When weather cooperates
at the RCCD Field in Wetzel State Park *
From 8 am for quiet flight
From 10 am for internal combustion power.

* State of Michigan Recreation Passport required for RCCD flying field access.

National Model Aviation Day
Shelby TV report about RCCD

Starts at about 19:10 into the
8/23/2013 Shelby This Week


Early announcement:

2015 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain (Summer and Fall of 1940).
There will be a special award at
RCCD's 2015 Warbirds & Scale event for an aircraft representing WWII's European theater.
Consider a Spitfire, Me 109, Hurricane, FW190, or one of the many other aircraft of that conflict if you are building this winter.

The event will be in June. The award will be presented on how the model looks on the ground and in the air, with an emphasis on scale flying.



The Radio Control Club of Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of model aviation as a hobby. We invite all types of RC model aviation supported by the AMA. The club currently promotes Scale, Giant Scale, Precision Aerobatics, Scale Aerobatics, and Combat with event status. We are proud to have top national competitors within our ranks.

The flying field is well-groomed 1200 ft x 300ft grass. Although RCCD is primarily a radio control club, we also have a U-control area. Our flying facility is located in Wetzel State Park. This state park is named after one of Michigan's thirteen Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The Radio Control Club of Detroit constructed a War Memorial on site and dedicated the facility "Wetzel Memorial Flying Field" on August 2nd, 1997. This state park is located in Lenox Twp. of Northern Macomb Co. Michigan. This is approximately 30 miles north of Detroit.

Find out more & to join, go to the About RCCD Page RCCD Field GPS Coordinates At Flying Station 3

N 42 deg 44 min 04.9 sec
W 82 deg 50 min 56.4 sec
N 42 deg 44.075 min
W 82 deg 50.936 min
Lat 42.734586
Lon -82.848928

Field is at West end of 27 Mile rd on map -->


We have an active program to introduce you to R/C flying. Go to About RCCD or click on the following links:

- Fly RCCD's plane a couple of times:
To get an idea of what is like, our Intro Pilot Program will get you "on the sticks" of our club Intro Plane via a buddy box. An instructor controls the primary transmitter to ensure you get the hang of it. Try a couple of flights to see what it's like.

- Learn on your plane - Free:
Once you decide R/C aviation is for you, our Flight Instruction Program is a safe and enjoyable way to learn to solo, with minimal risk to your model aircraft. Our instructors are listed on this link. Give one of them a call.



Featured Picture
For previous featured pictures go to the Picture & Video page)


Not a lot of RC activity in the winter, but a good time for a trip to
the National Museum of the US Airforce - Dayton OH

Rockwell OV-10A Bronco

Picture by NJH.


Revision History - last 10 (Please hit refresh on your browser if you don't seem to see any changes)

4/13/15 Mini-Teledo reminder on this home page.
Flyer and aircraft info sheet added for Mini-Toledo
4/4/15 More Stick2It progress pictures - You gotta see these!
Pictures of the Gibraltar Model Aircraft Show added to the Current News page
4/2/15 New Stick2It progress pictures
New Featured picture on this Home page
WOW sponsors added
Warbirds & Scale flyer added to the Schedule page
3/5/15 2015 WOW flyer added to the WOW page. Page also updated with 2015 details.
2/27/15 Progress pictures on the Stick2It by George & Joe
Events Only page updated for 2015
2/24/15 A great progress report from Rattlesnake on his Stick2It.
February Ground School reminder near top of this Home page.
Gibraltar RC Aircraft Show flyer posted to Schedule page.
New Featured Picture on this Home page.
2/13/15 Added many new pictures to the National Museum of the US Air Force album
Flymarket update
2/3/15 Progress pictures added to Stick 2 It project page
Swap Shop and Ground School pics added to Current News page
1/27/15 Exploring Hobbies - RC TV show posted on Current News.
1/14/15 Progress report on a Stick 2 It project

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