The Oneonta Radio Control Flyers

is proud to be an AMA Gold Leader Club

National Model Aviation Day Open House at Ross Field Aug 13 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

  • — Crash Repair: 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

    One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the...

  • — It’s Showtime! RC Wing Walkers

    This video of Richard Rawle’s twin 1/3-scale showplanes outfitted with RC wing walkers will make your day! The formation flight of the Breitling Boeing Stearmans features Richard and Steve Holland on the sticks, with Sharon Stiles operating the animated 30% wing walkers. Each wing walker is fully operational, with five servos...

  • — Snappier aerobatics with upline & downline maneuvers

    There are many good reasons to learn to fly advanced aerobatics, but the most compelling is the personal satisfaction that always comes from overcoming each maneuver’s particular challenges. If you’re like most aerobatic pilots, your initial learning curve was steep through basic looping and rolling maneuvers, but it went flat...

  • — Stuka Ju 87 — Dastardly Dive Bomber

    Some of the most impressive giant-scale aircraft can be seen at fly in and competitions held at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. One of several “over the top” RC events (promoted by Frank Tiano, the father of the top Gun scale invitational), 12 O’clock High has been known to draw amazing...

  • — How to: Make a Cooling Baffle for a Radial Engine

    Warbirds with powerful engines usually develop high operating temps unless they are carefully integrated into the airframe. Therefore, they really need a custom designed cooling baffle to keep temps down. Those that think the big round hole in the cowl is going to cool that engine, as is, are usually...


    We’ve all heard the old adage, Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory. Bringing a plane back to the ground safely is a pilot’s top goal. Unfortunately, one of the hardest maneuvers for an RC airplane to perform is the landing, and it is the first one that we pilots must...

  • — Massive MiG-29 Fulcrum

    This nearly 1/4-scale MiG-29 is the handiwork of Harold Dowbekin and flown here by Neil Hyde. Neil says, “Harold designed and built the airframe using light ply, cypress and G10 covering, with foam core wings again covered in G10 (pro skin).  The gear is all home built, including the cylinders. The legs are gas struts...

  • — Long Island Dawn Patrol — WW1 RC Giant Scale Event Starts Today!

    Today starts one of the best WW1 giant scale events in the Northeast. The Long Island Skyhawks know how to have fun, and this RC vintage event is a must-attend for anyone’s RC bucket list. Just a hint of what’s to come. This was taken today from the trenches by...

  • — New from Sullivan Products — SkySmoke & ProFlex Fuel Tubing

    Just in the MAN offices is the new Sullivan Products’ S760 SkySmoke Smoke Fluid. In a joint partnership with SuperDri, the leader in full-scale smoke oil, Sullivan Products has developed SkySmoke, made with 100% paraffinic oils and no additives. SkySmoke is compatible with all common RC materials including glues, foams and iron on coverings. SkySmoke is also...

  • — 5 Budget Tips & Tricks

    These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a really tough time getting it back on the ground...






















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