The Oneonta Radio Control Flyers

is proud to be an AMA Gold Leader Club

National Model Aviation Day Open House at Ross Field Aug 12 from 10 AM to 3 PM

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ORCF club flying days are Wednesday and Sunday. Ross Field is open to all AMA members and their guests. AMA cards are required to fly. Non AMA guests can fly with an AMA certified “Intro Pilot” instructor. Come fly with us!! The Oneonta RC Flyers monthly meetings are held at Ross Field on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 7pm. Flying is encouraged before and after the meetings. Note: Winter meetings are at Fox Care.

ORCF Happens

Catching A "Flying Bug"?

We'd love to have you come out to the flying field with us and maybe even get a free flying lesson. Our club has over thirty energetic R/C Model Aircraft enthusiasts. If you are interested in airplanes, helicopters or anything that flies, Come Join Us!!!
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Model Airplane News

  • — Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch — Opening Up the Front Office

    When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees – Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size...

  • — Online Bonus Preview — Andy Clancy’s Bee Liner — with 70 Construction Photos

    Coming soon in the November issue of MAN, we have a great addition to the Lazy Bee line. Designed by the father of the Lazy Bee, Andy Clancy, the Bee Liner is a multi-motor version of the classic sport flyer with a bit of 1930s retro added in for good...

  • — Replicating WW1 German Covering — Homemade Lozenge Fabric

    Tackling this particular aspect of WW I warbirds can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s really not di cult to do, once you understand the system and have relatively good organizational skills and a healthy dose of patience. Let’s start with some history. Before the advent of camouflage, all German...

  • — Blast from the Past — The Super Bee!

    Just about everyone has heard of the Lazy Bee. Designed by Andy Clancy, this sport flying, very short coupled airplane has been around for decades. Recently we published Andy’s latest design in the Bee line (the multi-motored Bee Liner) in the November 2017 issue of MAN. In the article we...

  • — Ready for Takeoff?

    We’ll bet most of us have dreamed of flying like, but how many have what it takes to actually take off? Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries, is a pioneer in manned flight and in this video he’s flying in his exoskeleton suit powered by four JetCat P220 and one...

  • — Giant Glider: Real or RC … or Both?

    We don’t this 1:1 “model” qualifies as scale, but it sure is impressive, both on the ground and in the air! Scratch-built and flown here via radio-control by Patrick Trauffer, the Elfe P2 has a 34.8-foot wingspan and weighs 143 pounds, and Patrick says that he spent 250 days (950...

  • — A pink (?!) WW II warbird?

    Sand and spinach, sea-foam gray, navy and duck-egg blue … we’ve seen a lot of schemes for WW II Spitfires, but a pink one? We came across this interesting article on and think it’s worth sharing. Author Esther Inglis-Arkell writes, “World War II marked a time of great innovation, which was...

  • — Advanced Aerobatics — Mastering the Rolling Circle

    One of the most challenging and admired maneuvers in all of aerobatics is the rolling circle. As a rule, you can achieve early success learning most maneuvers as long as you first understand the proper control inputs, and hand-eye coordination adds the final touches to perform the maneuver nearly perfectly. The...

  • — Easy Repair Tricks

    Eventually, a wrong move is made, or a servo or radio malfunction occurs, and in one brief terrifying moment, the plane hits the ground. Your pride and joy now sits helplessly wounded. But don’t fear; although the plane may be damaged, in many cases, it is far from dead. The...

  • — Master the Half Cuban-8 with a Half Roll — Spice up your flights

    Invented in the 1930s, the half Cuban-8 was first flown by American barnstormer Len Povey. While attempting a triple avalanche, his entry speed was too high, so he decided to abort the attempt with a simple half roll on the backside of the figure. Thus, the now-common maneuver was born!...


























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