|Suburban R/C Barnstormers|
|Jan 18||Board meeting||07:00 PM (06:45 PM login)||via ZOOM|
|Feb 1||Membership meeting||07:00 PM (06:45 PM login)||via ZOOM|
|Feb 15||Board meeting||07:00 PM (06:45 PM login)||via ZOOM|
We meet from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM (at the latest) on the first Monday of every month at St. John Neumann church, located at 2900 E Main St., St. Charles, Illinois (Rt. 64 and Kirk Road).
Club business consists of event planning, event reports, and technical discussion, with an occasional presentation by a vendor with something juicy to share. Then we have Show-and-Tell for Big Kids, with members displaying and describing their latest aircraft. We close the meeting by asking folks if they have any tips to pass along. Sometimes the group adjourns to a local restaurant for food and more aircraft talk.
Our small set of bylaws describe the rather loose way we conduct the club's business, which is never very demanding. You can get more information on our meetings by emailing or calling our club officers.
SRCB members regularly share their latest discoveries through presentations at club meetings, discussion at after-meeting dinners, email lists, and local, national, and international convocations. Are you looking for answers on how to best apply that special paint? Need some pointers on fiberglass techniques? Want to know how to trim your helicopter? Check out the action at an SRCB event. Ask some questions. You'll get hooked up in no time.
You may have some hobby techniques of your own or other technical knowledge that you'd like to share with the club. The floor is always open at SRCB meetings for members to help each other out with tips and tricks.
Often there will be some technical question that has arisen at a previous meeting or flying event and one of our members will make a presentation to educate the rest of the club on this matter. Since R/C is such a diverse and technically challenging arena it makes sense to bring a notebook and pencil to the meetings. You never know what useful tidbits you might pick up!
Many of our members attend national conventions like E-FEST, SPAD, and others. This is a great way to meet new people and find out what's happening in the R/C field. Often our members bring back new ideas, sources for parts and equipment, construction and repair techniques, and other useful "stuff" from which we can all benefit.
Regular club flying events are held at our new, paved runway flying field at Pratt's Wayne Model Flight Field in Bartlett. Club events are open to the general public, but for spectating only. Visit the DuPage Forest Preserve District web site for more detailed information about the venue.
Our Fun Fly events occasionally have a silly contest of some type. Here are some examples of the contests we've had:
Additionally, we usually have food and always have a door prize drawing at Fun Fly events. Everybody goes home with something, even if it's just memories of a good time!
SRCB is now flying off of a paved runway with dedicated flying stations. Our new field is a little northwest of the old flying field, located directly across from the Bartlett Nature Center of the James Philip State Park in Bartlett.
DuPage FPD has other flying fields, also. Check them out.
Pratt's Wayne Model Flight Field
at Pratt's Wayne
The DuPage Forest Preserve District is allowing drone and other multirotor FPV flying at preserve fields as long as we adhere to FPD rules. Most of these rules echo those of the AMA already, so none of these should come as a shock. Here is an extract from the FPD concerning the rules of flying at any FPD facility:
For everyone's safety and enjoyment, you must follow these rules and regulations, which the Forest Preserve District may change at any time.