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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 Airshow Cancelled

The Oneonta RC Flyers 23rd Annual Air Show slated for Aug 1 - 3 is cancelled. Ross Field is a wonderful place to fly. Unfortunately it does not accommodate campers and large crowds. We are searching for a site for next year’s show. If you have or know of a location that has a flat area and will fit campers please let us know by emailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

  • — Incredible 40%-Scale Eindecker

    Incredible 40%-Scale Eindecker

    Sleek, sophisticated WW II fighters usually get more props than earlier era warbirds, but this 40-percent-scale Fokker E.1 may change your mind. Made famous by none other than Max Immelmann himself, the Eindecker had wing warping instead...

  • — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

    How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

    Like many scale modelers, I simply can’t leave well enough alone and I often find myself  thinking of ways to improve a scale project. With the ESM ARF Corsair as a...

  • — Workshop Build-Along Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe 5 — Fuselage

    Workshop Build-Along Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe 5 — Fuselage

    One of the nice things about building a kit, is that you can make changes to the construction to suit your own tastes. Two areas...

  • — Greased Lightning: 10 electric motors, 10-foot wing!

    Greased Lightning: 10 electric motors, 10-foot wing!

    Check out this prototype! Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center hope unmanned aerial systems like this GL-10 Greased Lightning will be able to fly like a plane and hover like a multirotor....

  • — Soldering Made Easy — Dealing with Printed Circuits

    Soldering Made Easy — Dealing with Printed Circuits

    Soldering things together takes all forms and sizes relative to our RC hobby. Back in the day, you needed to have the steady hands of an electronic...

  • — Keeping Loops Round

    Keeping Loops Round

    Guard against making the common mistake of releasing too much elevator, aka “hunting,” during the float and thus creating a flat spot on top of the loop. This occurs for the same reason people overcontrol at every...

  • — Half-Scale Bristol Bulldog Takes Flight

    Half-Scale Bristol Bulldog Takes Flight

    Would you believe this giant model has been flying for over 10 years? Ian Turney-White’s 177-pound, 161-inch-span Bristol Bulldog is powered by a 425cc JPX flat twin. This video was filmed by the father and son...

  • — Workshop Tip: Fuel Fitting Rebuild

    Workshop Tip: Fuel Fitting Rebuild

    The secret to a reliably running engine, is a reliable fuel system, installed and maintained correctly. For either Glow or Gasoline systems, this includes the proper use and up keep of the fueling...

  • — Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

    Scale Accessories for RC Airplanes

    For our Question of the Week” we’d like to know what turns you on about scale RC airplanes. When it comes to scale model airplanes, its all about the details! Small additions that help...

  • — FLY THE AVALANCHE: 4 simple steps to this impressive move

    FLY THE AVALANCHE: 4 simple steps to this impressive move

    Even if you don’t aspire to be a competition pilot, you can learn from the fundamentals in this exciting competition move. For example,...

USAF Dayton

  • — Titan 4B

    Titan 4B
    A Titan 4B rocket launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 on Sept. 9, 2003. The rocket carried a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload into orbit. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Titan 4B

    Titan 4B
    A Titan 4B rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40. This vehicle is similar to the NMUSAF's rocket, but has a slightly shorter payload fairing. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Titan 4B

    Titan 4B
    A Titan 4B at Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 40 in 1997. This vehicle, similar to NMUSAF's but with a shorter payload fairing, carried the Cassini-Huygens probe into space to study Saturn. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Titan 4B

    Titan 4B
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Visitors are able to see the Titan 4B during the Behind the Scenes Tours of the museum's restoration hangars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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  • — Boeing X-32A

    Boeing X-32A
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration specialists Roger Brigner (driving) and Duane Jones move the Boeing X-32A into a storage facility at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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  • — Museum Expansion

    Museum Expansion
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Construction crews continue excavating the foundations for the buttresses which will be used to hold up the roof trusses. The 224,000 square foot building, which is scheduled to open to the public in 2016,...

  • — President Bill Clinton

    President Bill Clinton
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Former President Bill Clinton visited in the museum in 2001 while in town to receive the Dayton Peace Prize. More than 400 people, including the ambassadors of Bosnia and Croatia, attended a dinner and...

  • — Phyllis Diller

    Phyllis Diller
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Phyllis Diller, a stand-up comedienne, actress and voice artist, performed at the museum in 2002 as part of a ceremony honoring Bob Hope. An exhibit dedicated to Hope is located in the museum’s Kettering Hall....

  • — Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincinnati Bengals
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Members of the Cincinnati Bengals organization, (from left) Cornerback Adam Jones, Tight End Jermaine Gresham, former Running Back and current Director of Player Relations Eric Ball, Head Coach Marvin Lewis and Defensive Tackle Geno Atkins,...

  • — Vanilla Ice

    Vanilla Ice
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Vanilla Ice checked out Air Force One, Special Air Mission (SAM) 26000, with his family in June 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati Reds
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is one of many members of the Reds’ organization who have visited the museum. Here, Phillips meets with fans during their Winter Caravan stop at the museum in January...

  • — Anthony Edwards

    Anthony Edwards
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Actor Anthony Edwards, known for his role as “Goose” in "Top Gun," was on hand during the Air Force Museum Foundation’s Reel Stuff Film Festival in 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Palmer
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Golf legend Arnold Palmer checks out the B-1 bomber in the museum’s Cold War Gallery in 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Oliver North

    Oliver North
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Television host Oliver North filmed episodes for “War Stories with Oliver North” at the museum on several occasions, including this one featuring the B-29 "Bockscar" in 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Nick Clooney

    Nick Clooney
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Journalist and television host Nick Clooney has visited the museum for several years while assisting with video projects for the National Aviation Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located at the museum. (Photo...

  • — Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Actress Carrie Fisher stopped by the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ 2012 Reunion to thank the World War II military heroes for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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  • — Bill O’Reilly

    Bill O’Reilly
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator Bill O’Reilly filmed his show “The O’Reilly Factor” at the museum in November 2010 when he did a live interview with former President George W. Bush. (U.S....

  • — R. Lee Ermey

    R. Lee Ermey
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Actor R. Lee Ermey filmed segments for “Mail Call” at the museum. Here, he highlights the B-17 "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" in the museum’s World War II Gallery. (History Channel image)
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  • — Cliff Robertson

    Cliff Robertson
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Actor Cliff Robertson (center, wearing hat) was on hand for the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation in 2008. (Photo courtesy of National Aviation Hall of Fame)
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  • — Buddy Jewell

    Buddy Jewell
    DAYTON, Ohio -- Country music singer Buddy Jewell learns about Air Force history from Museum Curator Jeff Duford in 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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