Suburban R/C Barnstormers
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Lots Happening in the Chicagoland Area

Check out the Events Hosted By Others calendar for some of the activities hosted by other R/C clubs in Chicagoland. Plenty of R/C hobby "things" to get involved with!

SRCB Members Connect

24 Sep, 16:31 Ernie B: Hobbytown's new home = 341 N. Randall Rd., Batavia, IL.
18 Sep, 21:09 Ernie B: That is the only indoor venue I know of.
18 Sep, 21:09 Ernie B: Dan if you click on the tab fly fields the info for Naperville yard is at the bottom of the page.
18 Sep, 16:20 Dan: is the golf dome still available for flying in the winter?
17 Sep, 09:25 Ernie B: FF#6 cancelled due to foul weather ... sorry!
19 Aug, 12:07 Ernie B: Hello Dave D. How can we help?
18 Aug, 20:41 Dave D: Hi guys. I haven't flown in over a year. I'm now dealing with memory issues so not sure I can still fly. I guess we'll have to find out
14 Aug, 17:14 Bob S.: We are going to cancel for tonight. The rain may stop, but the field is soaked
14 Aug, 16:08 Chuck W.: Forecast is not looking favorable for a field flying/meeting gathering
13 Aug, 20:00 Ernie B: We tried our hand at R/C airplane bowling today, Chuck W took 1st, Kurt K 2nd and I took 3rd ... five "bowlers"
25 Jul, 09:00 Marty S: Dad gum -- reset thecomp a couple times yesterday and failed to invoke the PDA again. No alarm; missed the board meeting. Remembered at about ten past midnight.
23 Jul, 15:13 Bob Vance: The schedule still shows the next meeting at the Library. I thought we agreed to meet at the field? I'm okay either way.
16 Jul, 18:17 Ernie B: Don't Spill the Beans pictures in the Gallery
16 Jul, 14:27 Ernie B: Don't Spill the Beans - we had 11 people show up and 4 participated. Thanks for coming out guys!
16 Jul, 06:36 Ernie B: Family day pictures are uploaded to the gallery
15 Jul, 08:06 Marty S: Family Day it is, then.
14 Jul, 11:53 Marty S: Chaos abounds in the weather; we'll just have to see what happens.
14 Jul, 11:12 Harry Volkman: Forecast: 07/16 Su 9am: 8 mph winds gusting to 16 from the WSW, 74 mostly sunny skies.
14 Jul, 11:11 Harry Volkman: Forecast: 07/15 Sa 9am: 4 mph winds gusting to 11 from the WNW, 71 degrees and rain likely.
12 Jul, 11:28 Marty S: So, what are we doing on Saturday? I'd like to add to the promo.
10 Jul, 22:08 Ernie B: Sorry, the membership meeting was not available via ZOOM, none of the attendees had a Zoom capable device.
05 Jul, 07:25 Uncle Sam: I hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July and still have all your fingers.
04 Jul, 21:53 Bob Vance: Heading to PWW Wednesday at 9am
04 Jul, 07:33 Uncle Sam: Happy 4th of July
25 Jun, 21:38 Ernie B: FF# 3 pictures in the gallery
16 Jun, 15:41 Ernie B: Looks like UAS reg. lasts 3 years according to my reg.
16 Jun, 11:08 Marty S: How long does the registration last? I forget.
16 Jun, 09:49 Chuck : You cant do it unless you have a remote ID serial No.
16 Jun, 09:48 Chuck : Anyone get a reminder to renew their UAS registration?
12 Jun, 21:04 Chuck : Nice presentation Kurt!
12 Jun, 21:00 Chuck : Good evening gents
12 Jun, 20:57 Bob S: This is a message
29 May, 07:36 Ernie B: Happy Memorial Day - Hats off to those who served, we thank you for your service!
22 May, 20:33 Bob S: This is a test
21 May, 21:37 Ernie B: Some pictures from the micro BoT funfly are in the gallery
21 May, 10:25 Marty S: I mean, Manville Oaks.
21 May, 10:23 Marty S: Are people still going to fly some Birds of Time out at P-W?
17 May, 22:30 ernie b: People's Choice contest pictures are up in Gallery-Club Events-2023 People's Choice
05 May, 13:09 Ernie B: Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos!
13 Apr, 23:17 Bob Vance: Plan to fly tomorrow, Friday early
13 Apr, 23:16 Bob Vance: I will head to Manville first, then to PWW. I will bring my uBot & slow-stick to manville. I will bring my mustang to PWW.
08 Apr, 07:30 Ernie B: We have reached out to members to be creative and generate articles of interest on the webpage, the newsletter and in person. Please put the pen to the paper and share your knowledge!
26 Mar, 16:47 Ernie B: Bob Vance launched his micro BoT off the bungee today...congrats!
23 Mar, 14:40 Paul K: If anyone is going to King Hobbies Indiana, I could use a case of Omega 15%
22 Mar, 20:19 Bob Vance: From Michael Preda: King Hobbies in Valporaso Indiana has gallons of glow fuel in now!! $28.99 a gallon plus tax. Omega pink and green 15%.
28 Feb, 17:13 Bob Vance: E-flite Turbo Timber Evolution Bulletin Go to HH to read - Move ESC forward for cooling See
17 Feb, 09:58 Kurt: Merv, I agree with Ernie,acetone should loosen up covering. Alss applying some heat to soften the dope should help. I suggestion a hair drier.
10 Feb, 22:33 Chuck W.: Thanks to Ernie and Kurt for their help in getting my BOT airborne.
08 Feb, 16:12 Ernie B: We got Chuck Weibler's Micro BOT flying and launching off the bungee, nice job Chuck!
03 Feb, 16:55 Ernie B: Since Duco cement is thinned dope and we use acetone to thin Duco, I think I would try acetone to see if it loosens the silk...can't hurt, right?
03 Feb, 16:28 Merv: Acquired old silkpaper and "dope" covered glider. Any suggestions how to get the remains of the old covering off so it can be recovered?
02 Feb, 09:17 Kurt: Yes, Scott will be missed--- Happy flying forever!
31 Jan, 23:14 Chuck W.: Scott will truly be missed. Rest in peace my friend!
31 Jan, 07:19 Chuck W.: Scott will truly be missed. Rest in peace my friend!
30 Jan, 17:48 Ernie B: You may of may not be aware that we lost our Editor in Chief Mr. Scott Taylor a few days ago. Please say a prayer for his family. Please be patient with the new board.
01 Jan, 09:03 Father Time: Happy New Year 2023
31 Dec, 16:49 Micro Bird of Time: Two of the micro bots had very nice hi-start launches today...very encouraging!
25 Dec, 10:28 Ernie B: Frozen Finger forecast: 1/1/23 Su 12p: 10 mph winds gusting to 16 from the W 42 partly cloudy.
25 Dec, 09:10 Santa: Merry Christmas!!!
12 Dec, 22:30 Ernie B: Looks like we had approx. 16 members
12 Dec, 16:44 Marty S: How many folks are actually coming out tonight?
06 Dec, 17:18 Ernie B: Micro bot wing build, be careful to build a left and a right wing, plus make sure your joiner ribs are in the correct places!
06 Dec, 15:32 Marty S: May have fixed the caching issue. We'll see.
24 Nov, 09:40 Ernie B: Happy Thanksgiving Y'all
22 Nov, 18:12 Ernie B: t/ Download the BOT build guide Rev. 5
19 Nov, 12:30 Ernie B: Link: or-flying.html
19 Nov, 09:29 Angelo M: No mention of indoor flying anywhere. No more indoor flying?
09 Nov, 18:45 Ernie B: Micro bots have arrived.
07 Nov, 18:01 Ernie B: The micro bot kits are on the way!!!
28 Oct, 14:43 Ernie B: The check is in the mail -- micro bot kits
12 Oct, 21:38 Ernie B: If anyone wishes to join in the bot club build, just let me know...
10 Oct, 10:48 Marty S: Thanks for doing that work, Ernie. I still have the smaller Apprentice awaiting a buncha work.
08 Oct, 14:42 Ernie B: The Apprentice appears to be fixed, a ton more power and quiet as a mouse.
05 Oct, 16:15 Ernie B: New motor for the club's Apprentice trainer ordered, bearings were destroyed.
27 Sep, 14:16 Bob V: I asked to be able to post in gallery
27 Sep, 12:36 Bob V: with & w/o
27 Sep, 11:10 Ernie B: Hi Bob, if you asked Marty to authorize access to the gallery, you will need to wait for him to give you a User & Passw
27 Sep, 10:50 Bob V: with & w/o
27 Sep, 10:49 Bob V: What to put for "USERNAME", I tried my email w/o the @...
27 Sep, 10:47 Bob V: I signed-up, I think
27 Sep, 10:36 Bob Vance: I signed-up for something? today
26 Sep, 09:03 Kurt: I have signed up!
22 Sep, 19:54 Ernie B: Question - how many are signed up for Gallery Login?
20 Sep, 20:38 Ernie B: Congrats to Chuck Weibler #1, Kurt Krempetz #2 and Steve Thill #3 on the spot landing contest.
Special Promotion!

For the balance of 2023 new junior members aged 19 and under join SRCB for free. We are waiving the normal dues in order to remove this obsticle from the path of young folks looking to get into radio control flying. Ask us about the many benefits of joining our club at a meeting, an event, or through our email! C'mon, get into it!

Current Event Calendar
Sep 11 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Sep 17 Fun Fly #6
9:00 AM Kress Creek Farms Park
Sep 25 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Oct 9 Membership meeting 07:00 PM Itasca Community
Oct 23 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Nov 13 Membership meeting
07:00 PM Itasca Community
Nov 27 Board meeting 07:00 PM ZOOM (details
to follow)
Dec 11 Membership meeting
07:00 PM Itasca Community
Events Hosted by Others
Date Event Time Location Contact
Sep 8-9 Windy City Jets 9AM-5PM Fox Valley Aero Club Site
Sep 10 Festival of Flight 9AM-5PM Fox Valley Aero Club Site
Sep 23 Heli Fun Fly 9AM-5PM Aurora Barnstormers
Sep 24 Hanger Sale Noon-3:00PM Chain-O-Lakes Eagles Flyer
Oct 1 Burr Ridge Swap Woodland Aeromodelers
Oct 7 Pot O'Gold
R/C Show
9AM-1PM St Joe County
4H Fairgrounds

Repeating Events

Suburban Aeroclub of Chicago

Just Friends, Fun, and Flying!

Winged Wednesday

Wednesday Evening Flying! Who's in? Nothing formal. All are invited. Get help learning to fly!

5:00 PM 'til sundown
Tinley Creek Model Airplane Flying Field
S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443

Float Fly Friday

Planes/Boats/Helicopters/Hovercraft -- If it floats and or flies it's welcome.

Every 1st Saturday & 3rd Friday of the Month
Saturday on Memorial Day, July 3rd, and Labor Day weekends
Normal Friday and Saturday landing fee is $5.00 (free to SAC members)
Memorial Day and Labor Day landing fee is $10.00

Visit the Suburban Aero Club for more details.

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.

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.

Multiple Flying Venues

SRCB has two fields at which we regularly fly plus several local parks that members use for ad hoc flying sessions. For "serious" flying we use Pratt's-Wayne field, part of the DuPage Forest Preserve. We also fly more relaxed sessions out at Kress Creek Farms Park (known as Manville Oaks), part of the West Chicago Park District. Ask around at a club meeting to discover where and when other members regularly fly so you can join them there.

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

Adding Members to the Gallery

Those members who would like to post pics up on the photo gallery can ask me about getting access. I'll create an account for you and you can post up there.

-- Marty Schrader, Webmaster --