Come Fly Radio Control Aircraft With Us!

Concours Static Contest

Bring your prettiest flying contraptions out to the May meeting, where we will be having our annual Static Contest! There will be separate divisions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with RTF/ARF and kit/scratchbuilt categories in each.

Even if you don't have a plane to show, come out out to see what your fellow Barnstormers are building and add your voice to the judging!

Dome Flying Season Has Ended

White Pines is closed for the summer season. Look for the dome to open up again in November. In the mean time, enjoy outdoor flying!

Swap 'Til You Drop 2017 is In the Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in the area's best annual swap meet. The vendors were great, lots of people came out to buy and trade R/C stuff, and the volunteers helped keep everything flowing along. Watch this space for news of next year's swap!

Outdoor Flying Season is Here!

Watch this space for news on outdoor flying events.

Current Event Calendar
Date Event Time Location
Apr 24 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
May 8 Membership meeting
Static Contest
7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
May 22 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Location Contact Info
SRCB Members Connect

09 May, 04:34 Bob: There is no board meeting in May. April is the last board meeting until September.
28 Feb, 20:04 Dan TrueRC: Thank you for the invite to the swap meet. I will do my best to prepare for it and actually show up this year.
04 Jan, 12:27 Ernie B: I'm glad you guys had a nice day for the frozen finger funfly
29 Nov, 09:48 Marty: Gotta go through some of my older planes and such to see if I have stuff to donate to the Charity Auction. Gotta be something good around here.
13 Nov, 23:17 Marty: Well! That's a bit scary. Although I don't see us as a high risk target crowd, we can't ignore the possibility that our aircraft will come under control attack. That means the R/C indistry has to fix this, and quick.
28 Oct, 19:20 Lino: DSMX Hacked http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/drone-hijacker-gives-hackers-complete-control-of-aircraft-in-midflight/?ref=yfp
24 Oct, 12:07 STAN W: NightHawk Indoor Flying starts Nov 4th, on a Friday night, 9 to11.
06 Oct, 12:15 Ernie B: This weekend 10/8 & 9 there is a TFR for VIP movement, so PWW most likely will be closed.
14 Sep, 11:38 Chuck W: Does anyone know if there are plans to roll the field? Also, why can't the whole field be cut? The runway is nice but I still see a lot of guys landing and taking off from the grass.
04 Aug, 12:29 joe gapastione: Will There be flying tonight at P/W or is it to hot
26 Jul, 11:46 Marty: Meeting on a Thursday. The world is coming to an end!
18 Jul, 11:47 test: test
06 Jul, 15:17 Chuck W: Anyone lose a plane? A note at the field today says someone found a plane to call 630 327-3095
19 May, 14:53 Marty: Start stocking shampoo now.
27 Apr, 07:12 AvPD: Jason B.'s Pride and Joy -- On April 15th Emily Boettcher was born, weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces, 21" long. And lots of hair LOL.
30 Mar, 14:05 AvPD: Well Done!
29 Mar, 10:47 Marty: Swap went reasonably well. Few complaints, many praises. Lots of vendors went home with empty boxes and big smiles.
29 Mar, 06:45 .: How did the swap go?
28 Mar, 11:05 Marty: A guy named Dan Waller left a .60 sized Astro, blue fuselage, yellow low wing, tail dragger, at the swap. Does anybody recall seeing it?
25 Mar, 05:59 .: Good luck on the swap tomorrow
18 Mar, 14:52 Marty: I have four of the swap meet street signs. Who has the other two?
06 Mar, 06:53 Keith: If you volunteer for the swap, I'll give each one of you an electric flying machine!
02 Mar, 14:26 .: It was pointed out to me that the map on RCG points to the old field.
01 Mar, 02:34 Marty: Would have gone to that one had I been healthy. What else is coming up locally?
12 Feb, 12:22 Debbie: Fox valley swap shop February 20th
05 Feb, 11:32 Marty: Just something to hold a place.

Suburban R/C Barnstormers, Inc. (SRCB) is an AMA (Chapter 640) chartered model aviation club with a deep history. Our emphasis is on radio-controlled aircraft of all types and sizes — from indoor flight to giant scale; fixed wing, helicopters, and multirotors; scratch built and Ready-To-Fly. We fly 'em all!

SRCB have been bringing radio control model aircraft hobbyists together in northeastern Illinois, mainly suburban Chicago, for many years. Our members participate in regular monthly meetings and club flying events plus a variety of special activities throughout the year. We range in age and modeling experience from toddler through elderly and from complete beginners through advanced model designers, builders, and pilots. Whatever your model aircraft interests or skill level, you'll find a welcome home at SRCB.

You can find us flying year 'round at Pratt's Wayne Model Flight Field in Bartlett.

Just getting into the hobby and need some help or advice? Our members are very friendly and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We even have instructors that can teach you to fly! Check out our Contact Us page for the instructor's email address.

Activities

Some of our regular activities include the following:

...and much more. Come join us at an upcoming meeting or other event to see what we're about.

Fly With a Like-Minded Crowd

SRCB members design, build, and fly fuel and electric airplanes and helicopters of all sizes, shapes, and description. We have members who stick with Ready-To-Fly models and members who scratch build their own planes all the way down to the landing gear struts. No matter what your interest is in R/C model aviation you'll find somebody who shares your passion at SRCB.

Open To Anyone

SRCB welcomes anyone interested in R/C aviation to join us (AMA membership required to fly). You may have flown control line or free flight as a kid. You may be discovering R/C for the first time. You may not even own any aircraft, but are just interested in the hobby. Come talk to us and see if SRCB is the place for you.

To join our club you can print up and mail in the handy online membership application. For more information you can email us at info@suburbanrcbarnstormers.com . Or if you prefer you can contact someone on our contacts list to get information on a specific topic. We look forward to seeing you and talking R/C aircraft!


A Note from the Webmaster

Thanks to the board for allowing me the honor of being the club's webmaster and technical support guy. Should you run across anything on this site that needs fixing don't hesitate to email me with problem reports.

For corrections to content and any new info you'd like to see posted contact newsletter editor Scott Taylor.

-- Marty Schrader --