Current news

“Current News” is where important flying notifications, field issues, comments related to the club website, club issues or club meetings.

The new 2019 entries will be posted in chronological order, starting with the latest first. To view the previous entries continue to scroll down until you reach the 2018 archive divider. To review the 2018 archive continue to scroll down.



3-11-19 update:    Added photos and information for the two Un-identified U-Control airplanes at the 3-7-19 Club presentation,    for further info…….see “Presentations” and scroll down


3-8-19 update:     Added Grass Cutting info…..See “About us”, scroll down to AT THE FIELD and open Grass Cutting 3-8-19, then Grass Cutting (2) 3-8-19, then Grass Cutting (3)  3-8-19


3-6-19 update: Added a message from George Dudek…….See “What’s up”


3-5-19 update:   Added photos dated 3-5-19 of the flying field.…See “about us” scroll down to AT THE FIELD


3-4-19 update:   Added a message from Duwaun Daniel……..See “what’s up”


3-2-19 update:   Added 2-21-19 club presentations info by Dennis Legowsky to  Paul Newby,  Phil Laperriere, Don Veres presentations, see “Presentations”


2-22-19  update:   Added 2-21-19 club presentations by Paul Newby,  Phil Laperriere, Don Veres, see “Presentations”


2-22-19 Update:  Added photo to 2019 executive board, see “Contact”


2-15-19 update:  Removed Valentine’s Day greeting from home page and replaced it with the American flag.


2-14-19 update: Added 2019 Aviation events of interest (non RCCD events) below the RCCD  active Calendar not yet posted.   See “Calendar”


2-11-19 update submitted by Paul Newby Swap Meet Event Director:  and removed 2-3-19 Added note on Swap Meet ,   See “Events”


2-8-19 update submitted by Jerry Laperriere for the Culinary help for the 1-29-19 RCCD Swap Meet:  See “Events”


2-8-19  update:   Added 2-7-19 club presentations by Paul Overfield, Karl Graebner, and George Dudek;    See “Presentations”


2-3-19:   Removed Willie McMath’s notices from “Home” page and “Current news” page; Removed John McCormick’s ad from ” For Sale” shown on “About us”;  Added note on Swap Meet shown on “events”;  Added note for February 2019 schedule shown on “Events”;  Added reminder shown on “Home” page .


1-27-19:   Added a message from Peter Van…..See “What’s up”


1-21-19:  added write up info by Dennis Legowsky to the 1-17-19 club presentation by Jim McCoul……….see “Presentations”


1-18-19 update:   Added 1-17-19 club presentation by Jim McCoul,……  see “Presentations”


1-18-19 update: The Ground school scheduled for 1-24-19 has been CANCELED.


1-18-19 update:  The Intellicast weather and radar stations have a new look, and are now on Weather Underground. We updated our weather link accordingly. See “About us” in the main menu, and scroll down to WEATHER REPORTS and open up WEATHER UNDERGROUND.


1-5-19  update:  reason to use the website !!!

website used in the returned of a downed plane Dec. 2018


1-4-19 update:  Added 2019 updates to “Presentations”, the 2018 ARCHIVE divider, and the first 2019 presentation by Tom Franks.


1-3-19 update:   Added 2019 updates to “Whats up”, and added the 2018 ARCHIVE divider


1-2-19 update:   Added 2019 updates to the “Current news”, the 2018 ARCHIVE divider, and the RCCD membership dues 1-2-19 PDF shown in “About us”, scroll down to “at the meeting”;



2018 ARCHIVE BELOW 


12-16-18 update:

We’re all hoping that you have a

fantastic Christmas Season

and a fabulous New Year!

The Radio Control Club of Detroit


12-14-18 Added Christmas Party Update:   See “Events” :  Christmas Party


12-9-18 update:  As a reminder, the Annual RCCD Christmas Party will be held this coming Tuesday the 11th of December at Tina’s Country House and Gardens located at 50828 North Ave, Macomb, MI , Just South of 23 Mile Rd. The time is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

NOTE:    Please call Chris Singer at (586) 421-9889… he may still have three tickets available for the party.


12-7-18 Update:    The last club meeting for the 2018 Calendar year was held as scheduled on 12-6-18. After a short business meeting held by the current 2018 Executive board, chaired by President Peter Van Heusden, the elections for the 2019 Executive Board Club Officers was held. All the current 2018 officers’ positions were being vacated. As of the start of this club meeting, there were only one current nominee for each of the officers’ position. There was an opportunity given for any additional nominees for any of the club officer’s positions and no further nominees were submitted. So by Robert rules of order and the RCCD’s Constitution and Bylaws, having only one current nominee for each of the officers’ positions, the chair, Peter Van Heusden, declared those current nominees are hereby elected by acclamation.

The new 2019 Club Officers are as follows:

Bruce Thoms: President

Christopher Singer: Vice President

Dennis Legowsky: Secretary

Daniel Hamann: Treasurer

Congratulations to our new 2019 officers. Their term begins the first meeting in January (Thur. 1-3-19).

 

A very deserving THANK YOU goes out to all of the 2018 Officers for all of their extended years on the Executive Board and to their dedication of service to the club.

The current 2018 Club Officers are as follows:

Peter Van Heusden: President

Gordon Gibbins: Vice President

Phil Laperriere: Secretary

John Gronowski: Treasurer

All of the 2018 Executive Board graciously offered to help the new 2019 executive board with all the assistance they may need to insure a smooth transition.

 


12-3-18:    added write up info by Phil  Laperriere to the 11-15-18 club meeting presentation by Don Veres      See “Presentations”


11-29-18 update:     Please Note:

Due to the upcoming Christmas Holidays, there is only “one” club meeting and “no” ground schools left for the rest of the 2018 calendar year.

The next and “final” club meeting of the year will be held on Thursday December 6, 2018 @7:30 pm at the Tucker Senior Center. It is during this meeting, the elections for the 2019 RCCD’s executive board club officers will take place.

The following are confirmed nominees for the 2019 RCCD’s officers executive board       (as of Nov 29,2018)

Bruce Thoms: nominee for President

Christopher Singer: nominee for Vice President

Dennis Legowsky: nominee for Secretary

Daniel Hamann: nominee for Treasurer

Confirmed nominations will be accepted until just before the start of the voting on 12-6-18


11-19-18 update:

Wishing all the RCCD Members and Friends

the best of the Thanksgiving Holiday Season 

 


11-16-18  presentation update:     added Thursday 11-15-18 club meeting presentation by Don Veres …….see “presentations”


11-13-18:    Added Item for sale by Norman Myszynski ……….    Go to the main menu and open up “about us” and scroll down to the underlined “Items for Sale” and left click on it. Another screen will open up, then scroll down to see the new item for sale


11-9-18:  

This is the Veterans Memorial Day WeekendThe members of the Radio Control Club of Detroit extends their heart felt “Thank You” to all those who served and sacrificed for our country.

2018


 

11-5-18:    added write up info by Phil  Laperriere to the 11-1-18 club meeting presentation by TimToutant      See “Presentations”


11-4-18:   added a new RCCD membership application information form dated 11-4-18 xx that allow the members to fill in their personal information directly into the PDF file. The form was designed by Peter Van.  see main menu “about us” scroll down to “at the meeting” and left click on RCCD membership application form dated 11-4-18 xx


11-4-18:   Larry and Mike held the Eddy Barbier airplane estate sale as scheduled………. super deals on all items……there may be some items left….See Larry about any items left over.


11-2-18:    On  Sunday, 11/4/18 from 10am – 1pm.  

 

THANKS EDDY  FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CLUB ( AND FOR ALL THE HOME MADE COOKIES )

  Larry Chaltron will be hosting Eddy Barbier’s airplane estate sale at the flying field,  Larry said he has several airplanes and kits along with other flying related things.  All proceeds are planned to come to the club treasury. I’m sure there is something there that you can’t live without! 

 

 


11-2-18:    added 11-1-18 club meeting presentation by Tim Toutant …….see “presentations”


11-2-18:      added a revised  RCCD membership application form dated 11-2-18 ….see main menu “about us” scroll down to “at the meeting” and left click on RCCD membership application form dated 11-2-18


10-26-18: added final information to the ground school presentation  held on 10-25-18  presented by John Bush………see “Presentations”


10-19-18: added ground school presentation to be held on 10-25-18 @ 7:00pm by John Bush, SESSION TWO….see “Presentations”


10-18-18 removed an obsolete edition of the Club Constitution & By- Laws from the new website and replaced it with the latest Club Constitution & By-laws dated May 6, 2010 as show in the old club website.


10-17-18 Added Christmas Party info and flyer…… See “events”


10-17-18 Added info write-ups to the 10-4-18 club meeting presentations made by Jim McCoul and Don Veres……..  See “Presentations”


10-14-18 posting:     The 10-13-18 Fall Field Winter Prep completion info added … See “Events”


10-6-18:    added info for the field clean up and the winter prep scheduled for Saturday 10-13-18 starting at 8:00am……see “events”


10-5-18:    added 10-4–18 club meeting presentations made by Jim McCoul and Don Veres …….. see “Presentations”


10-2-18:    added item for sale……..see “About Us” ,scroll down to “Items for Sale” left click and scroll down


10-1-18:     added 9-29-18 @ the Field…..info and photos by Dave Beigas to “What’s Up”


9-28-18:  added info write-ups to the 9-20-18 club presentations and added Ken Sulkowski’s presentation………see “presentations”


9-27-18: added ground school presentation by John Bush….see “Presentations”


9-24-18 updated flight instructors list in “Contact”


9-23-18 added Club Wear to items for sale in “About Us”


9-22-18: updated “what’s up”:  added a search and rescue operation at the field, info and pictures


9-21-18:    NOTICE:    THE SEPT. 27, 2018 @7:00PM   GROUND SCHOOL WILL BE HELD AT THE E.A.A. CHAPTER 13 HANGER  LOCATED AT THE RAY AIRPORT ON INDIAN TRAIL RD. (SEE “LOCATIONS” IN THE MAIN MENU FOR DRIVING INFORMATION).  JOHN BUSH will present information and a slide show on electric power ARF aircraft; their electric motor set-up, the electronics, servos and push rod installation, CG balancing, etc.    “HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE”


9-21-18  added photos to the 9-20-18 club presentation………see “presentations”


9-20-18 updated “what’s up”:    Added Dennis Legowsky’s challenge as noted in the last club meeting presentations.


9-19-18  updated “whats up”:  Added Jim McCoul’s photo and info of his rendition of the Sig Kadet at the field.


9-19-18 Added  Current Instructors List as of 9-14-18…….See “Contact” in main menu


9-19-18 Added link to the old website….see “about us” scroll down and under Our History, Note….. click on the underlined link to the old website.


9-16-18 updated “what’s up”: added info and photos to the informal control line gathering held on 9-15-18


9-14-18 added presentation info update: By Phil Laperriere to the 9-16-18 club meeting presentations by Dennis and Larry  …..shown in presentations


9-13-18 updated “Events”: There are some changes in the works…. adding pull down menus to some of the items in the main menu, starting with “event”. The photos from the  pattern event  will be delayed. All photos are now posted on Tom Brett Memorial Pattern Contest in “Events”.


9-7-18    Added photos of the 9-6-18 club presentations…….See “presentations”


9-4-18  updated “What’s Up”:    On Saturday 15, 2018 starting @ 10:00am: All you “U controllers” join in the fun.     There will be another “informal gathering” to fly control line at the RCCD control line circle. This is not an official sanctioned event, just a fun gathering……….See “What’s Up”


9-4-18 website update: See “Events”………..Added flyer to the Tom Brett Memorial Pattern Contest.


9-3-18 Updated “What’s Up”:   Added a note from Norm Myszynski. He has appox. 30 pounds of lead weight he would like to donate to club members………see “What’s up”


9-1-18 website update:  See “Events”…… Information added to the Tom Brett Memorial Pattern Contest.


8-28-18 website update: “Items for Sale”  is now in operation. This is where your items for sale will be posted. Go to the main menu and open up “about us” and scroll down to the underlined “Items for Sale” and left click on it. Another screen will open up, then follow the directions on that screen to post your ad. All the info that is requested to be filled out by you, must be completed by you within your  email. If it is not completely filled out, including your name, how you want your contact info listed, etc., it will not be posted. If you want to post a photo, include only one picture you want posted (no photo size restriction). There will not be any editing or completing of your info in the email by the webmaster, but your info will be  arranged to fit the form in the software. The info must be exactly as you want your ad posted.

There will be future minor changes to this area of the website.


8-23-18 flying field up date: …….”CAUTION”………. When passing through the parking area South of our yellow gates, stay away from the burned area on the ground near the  center of the lane leading up to the yellow gates. There have been bonfires lit in the evenings and  broken pallets that contained many nails were used for fire wood. Even though that blacken area was hand clean out by our good neighbor Bob Werderman, Jim McCoul brought in a extra strong magnet and found additional nails in and around that area. See photo below.


8-21-18 flying field up date:   Mike will be cutting the grass at the field on Wednesday morning August 22nd.

Please plan you flying around this.

Peter RCCD President


8-14-18 added presentation update: By Phil Laperriere to the 8-2-18 club meeting presentation by Ernie Varilone…..shown in presentations


8-9-18 FLYING FIELD UPDATE:…..….The new culvert installation is now complete as of 8-9-18 @ 4:00 pm. The work was started as scheduled. The predicted storms did not appear at the work sight. The sun was shining bright and the humidity was high. The work crew worked without taking a break.  Many THANK YOU’S go out to the work crew Led by John Van (Peter’s brother), and Peter Van; Larry Chaltron, Ray Milio, Dave Biegas, and Pete M. providing moral support and taking pictures. (See the photos below)

Pictures of Culvert Install


8-5-18 added photos taken by John Bush of the 2018 4-Stroke Rally   shown in “Events”


8-5-18 added photos taken by George Dudek of the 2018 4-Stroke Rally shown in “Events”


8-3-18 FLYING FIELD UPDATE:…….

THURSDAY 8-9-18 STARTING AT 2:00/2:30 PM THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE FLYING FIELD WILL BE “CLOSED”  TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC. THE STEEL CULVERT UNDER THE ACCESS ROAD (NEAR THE EAST SHED) WILL BE REPLACED. VEHICLES PARKED ON THE FIELD SIDE OF THE CULVERT SHOULD BE MOVED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CONSTRUCTION OR THEY WILL BE TRAPPED UNTIL AFTER THE CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE. a volunteer work crew would be appreciated.


8-3-18 Added club presentation update from 8-2-18 meeting….. see presentations


8-3-18  added photos taken by  John Bush to the WOW and BIG BIRD Event  shown in “Events”


8-1-18 field update…….Mike will be cutting the grass at the field on Friday morning August 3rd in preparation for the 4-Stroke Event Saturday.

Please plan you flying around this.

Peter

RCCD President


7-26-18 updated “Contact”:….... added 2018 INSTRUCTORS LIST as of 7-20-18 to “Contact”


7-25-18 field update…….Saturday 7-28-18 @10:30 am, At the ” U control circle” at the field……Hey All you “U controllers” there will be an “informal gathering” at the RCCD control line circle within the R/C flying field at the Wetzel State Recreation Area. This is not an official sanctioned event, just a fun gathering, but you must be an AMA member to fly at the field. All the club field rules and AMA rules will be in effect.  Bring your own snack, lunch and drinks.


7-25-18 added presentations update from the 7-19-18 meeting….see presentations


7-24-18 added photos taken by Bruce Thoms to the WOW Event   shown in “Events”


7-22-18 revisions made to the website per Willie McMath’s request. Add Doug Norris’s name to the 2018 officers and committee head list, and related places on the website, replacing Steve Surbaugh’s name due to Steve’s health issues. Thank you Steve for all the years of service and your hard work for the club.


7-22-18 update: The Russ Hope Memorial 4-Stroke Rally added new flier (see “events”)


7-19,20-18 revisions made to the website due to issues in change over and software updates….affected tips and hints, and locations(repaired).


7-19-18 flying field and Events:  The Club Fun Fly , Club Project planes, Steak out & C/L Event is scheduled for Saturday 7-21-18 held at the RCCD flying field–rain or shine. This was confirmed at the club meeting held on 7-19-18.


7-18-18 Flying field update:  Larry will be cutting the grass at the field on Thursday morning July 19th.  Please plan you flying around this.

Peter

RCCD President


7-17-18 Flying field update & Events update:   The Club Fun Fly , Club Project planes, Steak out & C/L Event is scheduled for Saturday 7-21-18 held at the RCCD flying field. (see events for details)


7-12-18 flying field update: the Field Clean up is scheduled for this Saturday 7-14-18. (see events for details) Cancelled


7-5-18 update: The Big Bird/ Scale Event is scheduled for this Saturday 7-7-18. (See events for details).


7-5-18 flying field update:  Larry will be cutting the grass at the field on Friday morning July 6th. Please plan you flying around this.

Peter RCCD President


6-27-18 flying field update: Larry will be cutting the grass at the field on Thursday morning June 28th.  Please plan you flying around this.

Peter     RCCD President


6-22-18 update:  E.A.A. Breakfast will be at Ray Airport on 6-30-18 @ 7:30am -11:30am. Bring your best plane for static display. This is a coop. effort for our Gold Leader status with the A.M.A. (see the event page for the flyer).


6-22-18 flying field update:  The ground school scheduled for 6-28-18 @ 6:00pm is held at the flying field…aerobatics demonstrated by Peter Van. (see presentations page)


6-20-18 flying field update: Larry will be cutting the grass at the field on Thursday June 21st in the morning. Please plan you flying around this.

Peter  RCCD President


6-9-18   Flying Field Update:     On Friday morning (6-8-18) Larry Chaltron “brush hogged” all the paths located on the North side of the flying field. The cleared paths should make it easier to navigate through the brush filled area when retrieving a downed aircraft.

Thanks Larry


6-4-18     See  the WOW event update…. shown in “events” in the main menu.