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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May 17/18 2014 W.O.W.


Current Club scratch build project:
Stick 2 It - - - Details being worked out

Model Airplane News:
Build to Win Contest

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


April 17th
RCCD's Mini Toledo
Bring your un-flown winter project and tell us about it at the April 17th club meeting. Each member who does will be entered to win a gift certificate.

Projects must not have flown yet


(Coming soon. See Schedule for details)

Apr 3 -
Apr 17 -
Apr 24 -
Apr 26 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting - Mini Toledo
Ground School
Field Spring Clean-up

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May 1 -
May 15 -
May 24 -
May 26 -
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
Watts Over Wetzel
Ground School

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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


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



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 Shoe box)

George Maiorana's C-133 - Best in Show at Weak Signals Toledo Show.

NJH Picture.


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

4/7/14 New Featured Picture.
RC FlightDeck calendar added to the end of our Schedule page.
3/29/14 Added a link about our new starting table plans on the Current News page
Corrected the Google Maps problem
Updated the WOW page
Mini Toledo announcement added at top of this Home Page
Added new Featured Picture on this Home Page
3/13/14 Current News updated
Field and Meeting location maps changed to Google Maps on Location & Maps page and added field map to the Home page.
Warbird & Scale Event flyer published and accessible from the Schedule page
3/11/14 Pattern contest date changed on Schedule page.
Fly Market updated.
Instructor list updated.
Intro Pilot list updated
New featured picture on this Home page.
2/26/14 WOW page is updated for 2014, including the new video promo.
New Featured picture on this Home page
No February Ground School
1/22/14 Current News: Club member's plane on Model Airplane News Facebook timeline.
1/18/14 Big Bird event moved to July 12th on the 2014 Schedule and Calendar
Pictures from first 2014 meeting added to Current News page.
Updated the Leaders page
Moved the link to my YouTube channel, to this Home Page. Left side near the top.
1/5/14 Archived 2013 Current News. There is a link from the new Current News page
Additional pictures of New Year at the field added to Current News
Refreshed links for 2014.
Updated the Flymarket.
12/21/13 Recreation Passport required for Wetzel State Park added to Current News and Home pages
Addition to Fly Market
12/19/13 Current News addition
FlyMarket update

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