The Oneonta Radio Control Flyers

is proud to be an AMA Gold Leader Club


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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

  • — Workshop Tip: Easy fix for a busted wing

    Let’s face it. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later you are going to damage your model. With so many ARF planes available on the market today, few modelers are building up their models from kits. This has produced a whole generation of excellent flyers who simply don’t have...

  • — Giant Grumman Intruder

    You don’t often do you see a scale A-6 at the flying field, let alone one this detailed! Scratch-built by Laurent Chaperon, this 1/5.4-scale RC Intruder has a 12-foot wingspan and is powered by a JetCat P200 turbine. Laurent scaled up a 1/72-scale Italeri plastic model to create plans for his jet,...


    Always balance your spinner. An unbalanced spinner can create small to large vibrations which can lead to serious problems with your model. For this piece, I am balancing the CARF P-51D composite spinner and aluminum backplate that came from CARF as an optional purchase. I have used this method of...

  • — Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

    The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Before you attempt this maneuver, I recommend that you perfect the standard aileron roll by using down-elevator when the plane is inverted. You should be able to do a roll without...

  • — Favorite Modeler’s Tips

    Everyone appreciates a good building tip or trick — especially when it makes our hobby easier and more enjoyable! Here are a few of our favorites. Send your tips to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !   Propeller Balancer (Clear Spray Paint) While balancing plastic propellers instead of removing material from the heavier blade, use clear spray paint to...

  • — Henry Haffke, August 30, 1927 – October 12, 2017

    It was with sadness that we learned our good friend, and longtime MAN contributor Henry Haffke, passed away on October 12, 2017 at the Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, NY. Age 90, Henry, was born in Springfield, MA, and was known to all as “Mr. Gee Bee”. An expert scale...

  • — Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

    I started this exercise with an idea, an ARF model and a small investment in time and materials. Since scale is really the focus of most of my RC activity, I thought it would be great to take an off-the-shelf ARF, gather some basic documentation (which becomes the bible in...

  • — Red Bull Aerobatic Team Airshow

    The Red Bull Aerobatic Team performs a great show at the Lodrino Air Meet in Switzerland, flying 106-inch-span Pitts “Beast” models that are each powered by a 3W 220cc four-cylinder engine. Thanks to Horst Zeller from RC Scale Airplanes for taking and posting this great video.

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  • — 4 DIY Reader Tips

    These DIY techniques use ordinary house/shop gear to make useful tools for building and assembling RC aircraft. They’re cheap and easy, just the way we like! EASY THIRD HAND You can make a very useful third hand by just soldering together a wire coat hanger and an alligator clip. Try...

  • — Wing Repair Made Easy

    We all make dumb moves when flying. Practice is the best cure for this problem, as the ones who make the least dumb moves are usually the ones who fly the most.  Since I have moved about an hour’s drive from the flying field, I no longer go flying several...



























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