Come Fly Radio Control Aircraft With Us!

The Interclub Fun Fly Approaches

SRCB are attending the 2016 Propmasters/Barnstormers Interclub Fun Fly on Sunday, 31 July at 9:00 AM. Propmasters are hosting the event at Springbrook Prairie.

The competition is Washer Drop. The object is to drop a standardized washer with streamers from your plane on to a field target, then perform a spot landing.

Competitors will be supplied with a washer, paper cups, skewers, and rubber bands. You can use these materials or a servo-activated dropping device. Competitors using a paper cup must perform some maneuver such as a roll, loop, or invert to cause the washer to drop.


  1. The payload consists of a standard 5/8 inch steel washer, approximately 1-3/4 inch OD and 11/16 inch ID. Two 12 inch streamers are attached. Competitors must use the supplied washer with no alterations.
  2. Competitors will take off and complete one full circuit of the field. After that they can commence the bomb run at will.
  3. Minimum drop altitude is 6 feet. Bombs dropped from below that altitude will not score.
  4. After completing the bomb run competitors must make a spot landing.


  • Each competitor makes three bomb runs.
  • Individual competitors' scores are composed of the sum of all three bomb run distances plus the closest spot landing distance.
  • Team scores are the sum of the lowest five competitors for each team.
  • The lowest team score wins.

Come on out and support the Barnstormers as they wail on the Propmasters yet again! Let's keep that trophy board, folks!

Thursday Night Training at P-W

Watch here for news on Thursday night newbie training out at Pratt's-Wayne Flying Field.

Current Event Calendar
Date Event Time Location
Jul 17 Fun Fly #3 10:00 AM P-W Flying Field
Jul 31 Interclub Fun Fly 10:00 AM TBD
Aug 11
Membership meeting
7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Aug 14 Fun Fly #4 10:00 AM P-W Flying Field
Sep 12 Membership meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Sep 18 Fun Fly #5 10:00 AM P-W Flying Field
TBD Giant Scale Fun Fly 10:00 AM P-W Flying Field
Sep 26 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Oct 10 Membership meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Oct 24 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Nov 14 Membership meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Nov 28 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Dec 12 Christmas meeting
Charity Auction
7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Dec 19 Board Meeting 7:00 PM Itasca Public Library
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Location Contact Info
Feb 6 Tri-Village Swap Meet 8:00 AM DuPage Fairgrounds
SRCB Members Connect

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.

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.

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 . 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 --