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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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

January 28th
Episode 4 of Piece of Cake series
& Ground School on
Installing Equipment in a Model

Episode 4 of : Piece of Cake
A Mini-series about a fictional Spitfire squadron

6:30 pm Piece of Cake - episode 4
7:30 pm Ground School topic starts

Ray Airport, EAA CH13 Hangar

RCCD members & anyone with an aviation interest



Hey Fellow RCCD members, Now that the Christmas and New Year holidays have been over for about three weeks, how about bringing in your Christmas "toy/s (aircraft or related projects)" for a club presentation.

You did have about three weeks to assemble them and get them ready for a show & tell. Even if your "toy" isn't completely assembled or built, progress presentations are a very interesting way to show the build or assembly process required for completion.

Keep in mind, after your presentation, fill out a free raffle ticket for the club raffle prize.

Call or email Pete M........Rattlesnake at (586) 463-2249 or
to make a reservation for your club meeting presentation. We don't want them all showing up on the same evening!

Pete M.......Rattlesnake

(Coming soon. See Schedule for details)

Jan 1 -
Jan 7 -
Jan 21 -
Jan 28 -
New Year's day at the field
Club Meeting - 2016 planning
Club Meeting
Ground School & Piece of Cake 4

Feb 4 -
Feb 18 -
Feb 25 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
Ground Schoo & Piece of Cake 5


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.


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)


Was I ever warm?

It will get warm again!

(Jim Mc D's Navy N3N & my SPAD XIII at the 2015 EAA Chapter 13 fly-in breakfast.)

Pictures by Noel Hunt & Herb Mills.


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

1/19/16 Updated the Fly Market
Projest Presentation announcement on this Home page.
A new Current News page started for 2016
Past Club Officers list updated. Can be accessed from the Contact RCCD page
1/17/16 Pictures from New Year at the field added to the Pictures & Video page
Added another Featured Picture to this Home page
1/15/16 2016 Calendar and Schedule and Events only schedule added
Web site updates for 2016
new Featured Picture on this Home page
12/16/15 Fly Market updated
RCCD Swap Meet flyer added to Schedule page
12/8/15 Updated the Fly Market
News item added to the Current News page
11/22/45 December 17th event added - Episode 2 of Piece of Cake series. See above for details.
Swap Shop date changed on Schedule page.
New feature picture on this home page.
10/12/15 Fly Market additions
Details about October's Ground School near top of this Home page.
Current News page updates
9/19/15 New Featured Picture on this Home page.
Bug fixes on the Tips, & Who and When pages
9/1/15 Fly Market updated
New Featured Picture on this Home page
8/30/15 Pictures of RCCD activity with EAA Chapter 13 added to Pictures & Videos page.
Items added to the Current News page
A few videos added to the Webmaster's YouTube Channel (link on the left side near top of this home page)

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