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

ORCF Photo Shot


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

  • — RC Motor Box Upgrade — Make model parts using Stepcraft desktop CNC

    It’s nothing new combining CAD with RC model airplanes, and in fact, it’s been around for decades. However, the ability to use CAD files to produce RC airplane parts at home is relatively new. With the Stepcraft desktop CNC system, I was able to make a new motor mount box...

  • — Blade Stealth Conspiracy 220 FPV BNF Basic [VIDEO]

      From Blade: The Blade® Stealth Conspiracy™ is a freestyle/race-ready quadcopter for pilots who want an expertly-tuned aircraft straight out of the box. This model is a Limited Edition and upgraded version of the stock Conspiracy. A 4mm thick carbon fiber main frame delivers the lightweight durability every pilot needs....

  • — MaxAmps Runcam Split HD FPV Recording & FPV Camera

    From The answer for protected HD FPV recording is here. The Runcam Split allows you to utilize your FPV camera for HD recording and analog FPV flight simultaneously. All vulnerable components can now be tucked into your drone. Stop wasting money on cameras that get destroyed in a crash....

  • — Kyosho ReadySet Pastel Rainbow 1/18 Drone Racer [VIDEO]

    From Kyosho: DRONE RACER glides above the ground with pistol-grip transmitter control. Unlike existing drones that are difficult to control, the sensational DRONE RACER is controlled like an R/C car with a pistol-grip transmitter. Takeoff and auto-hover with one-touch control using ultrasonic sensors that remove the frustration of learning complicated...

  • — Multi Mode Gimbal

    From Esprit Tech: All new Jeti DS-14 Basic and DS-14 Diablo Transmitters will be shipping out with new Multi-Mode Gimbals. As the name states, these can be easily set up for many different modes. For those of you with older versions, you can easily upgrade your gimbals if you choose....

  • — Jeti Duplex MRPM Hall Sensor

    From Esprit Tech: The Jeti Duplex MRPM HALL sensor provides RPM and power level readings using magnetic Hall Effect and rare earth magnet. The MRPM HALL sensor measures the rotation speed and performance of the rotating surface and provides warnings when pre-set parameters are exceeded. All information is transmitted in...

  • — Futaba 16SZ 16-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio

    From Futaba: If you want a radio system that can handle any challenge, step up to the 16SZ. It’s compatible with all of the popular protocols: FASSTest, FASST, S-FHSS and T-FHSS. It has a large 4.3” LCD touch screen. Programming is easy and intuitive, for airplanes, helis, gliders and drones....

  • — Bring your Scale Pilot Figures to Life — Tips from a Pro for using Pastels

    Scale pilot figures are an important part of any scale RC aircraft. In many competitions, they are required, and showing up with a plane that has an empty cockpit will cost you points. Lyle Vasser, longtime MAN contributor and owner/operator of Best Pilots, has brought detailing and painting pilot figures...

  • — Giant-scale Helicopter Gunship

    Mirko Zanni of Italy built this impressive 1/6.7-scale Mil MI-24 Hind attack helicopter. The electric-powered heli has a 7.5-foot rotor span and can fly for up to 8 minutes on 12S 1600mAh LiPos. The mechanics are from Heliclassics. Thanks to RCHeliJet for taking this video at the Swiss Heli Challenge at...

  • — Understanding Glow Fuel — A closer look at Methanol, Nitro and Oil

    Ah, there’s nothing like the smell of glow fuel in the morning! My apologies to all you movie buffs, but if you fly glow-powered models, you know exactly what I mean! My oldest and fondest memories of the hobby are triggered by the smell of model engine exhaust and castor...






















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