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February Meeting Date Moved

Due to a library scheduling conflict we have to move our meeting to Wednesday, 14 Feb. Yes, folks -- that's Valentine's Day. So drag your sweetheart out to a romantic evening talking model airplanes with R/C nerds!

And Don't Forget Swap 'Til You Drop!

The Midwest's premier R/C swap meet is about to happen, ladies and gents. Get ready for Swap 'Til You Drop 2018! We're going to need volunteers for various tasks including Friday afternoon setup, Saturday vendor assistance and door security, and Saturday knockdown. See Hector if you can help with any of these jobs.

Frozen Finger Fun Fly!

Get out to Pratt's-Wayne before noon if you want to get into the group photo! And don't forget that you'll need your 2018 FPD permit to fly.

No Dome Flying 20 January

The multirotor folks are having a race on Saturday, 20 January. Sorry, fixed wing fellas.

November is Turkey Month!

The turkeys* from our monthly meeting drawings will be handed out at the November meeting. If you won a turkey sometime in the last year come on out and collect.

*Turkeys are actually grocery store gift cards, which are a lot easier to carry.

Indoor NightHawk Flying Starts This Weekend!

Come on out to White Pines Golf Dome this Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4 to fly indoors for free! Check the indoor flying page for details.

Fun Fly #2 with Open House

SRCB is hosting an Open House at the August Fun Fly. We're hoping to have folks from the public show up to see what we are about and bring their kids to a Make-It, Take It. This year's model is a foamie delta wing chuck glider.

Come on out to the Fun Fly and maybe show a youngster how to properly toss a glider!

Interclub Fun Fly 2017

The 2017 Propmasters/Barnstormers Interclub Fun Fly is happening Sunday, August 13 out at Springbrook Field in Naperville. Check flights start at 9:00 AM. This year's contest has been changed to Whiffle Ball Touch and Go.

This event involves attaching a 25 foot string to your airplane with a plastic whiffle ball tied to the end. The idea is to do spot touching with the whiffle ball in a marked box on the runway. Rules are as follows:

In flight:
  • Each pilot will have 4 passes.
  • The first spot where the ball touches on a pass is the basis for the score.
  • A touch inside the box is worth 3 points.
  • A touch anywhere else on the runway is worth 2 points.
  • A touch anywhere else on the field is good for 1 point.
On landing
  • Touching the wheels first in the box gets 3 points.
  • Touching the wheels elsewhere on the runway earns 2 points.
  • Anywhere else on the field gains 1 point.
There is a maximum of 15 points for a perfect run.

Remember, the winning club gets to hold on to the coveted Interclub Fun Fly Plaque for a year, and their club nameplate added to the plaque! So, come on out and help the Barnstormers take this challenge!

Simulator Seminar

Come on out to our first-ever Simulator Seminar, where we introduce newcomers to the sport of R/C flying at no risk and for no cost! The Itasca Public Library has graciously provided us with a venue and power for this event. Show your simulated skills to non-flyers on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.