Suburban R/C Barnstormers
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Concours Contest Online!

We're having our Static Model Contest during our next virtual member meeting. If you would like to participate you can send a set of photos to our newsletter editor Scott Taylor by Tuesday, 30 June.

Scott will be doing a presentation with all of the models submitted and we will vote for the Grand Champion in each of the three categories, Scratch/Kit built, ARF/RTF, and Rotary wing. All RF-controlled models are eligible. (No IR controllers, please.) Any power type including gliders. Also, no previous Grand Champion winner model entries.

Good luck to all!

SRCB Members Connect

29 Sep, 18:39 Marty: New registrar for the site, folks. Let's hope there are no hitches.
07 Sep, 19:23 Marty: Zoom tonight? No email. Hmm.
20 Aug, 15:06 Marty: Tonight is TENT night out at Pratt's-Wayne, folks. I'll bring the large Apprentice for training.
20 Aug, 15:05 Marty: Nah. You can leave packs charged up for a few weeks without damage, but if you expect them to not be used for longer than a month then certainly, discharge to storage level (3.8-3.9V per cell).
24 Jul, 21:03 Bob Vance: So, to sum things up: If you charged up the packs and do not get to use them the very same day, putting them back to storage voltage immediately is better than even leaving the packs fully charged for only a single day.
13 Jul, 12:57 Marty: New hosting service for our site, folks. There may be some tuning issues. Please be patient.
A Reminder from the DuPage FPD

All areas open daily 09:00AM until sunset except as noted.

Model aircraft must stay within the designated boundaries.

Current Event Calendar
Jun 1 Club meeting 07:00 PM (06:30 PM login) via ZOOM
Jun 30 Last day for
Static Contest entries
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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.


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.

A Passion for Flying

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.

All Are Welcome

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 . 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

Are People Photographing Events?

We used to see a lot of pictures taken at Barnstormers events. Are y'all still doing that? It is possible to add a photo upload feature to this site, but if you folks aren't still shooting images then I won't put in the effort. Please let me know if you think a photo gallery would make a valuable contribution to the site.

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

-- Marty Schrader --