Midwest RC Society 26th Annual R/C Swap Meet

Midwest RC Society
26th Annual R/C Swap Meet

Sunday, November 2, 2014
9 a.m. to 12 p.m

Northville Senior Community Center
Northville, Michigan

admission charge
$5.00 per person
(active duty military, kids under 12, and women are admitted FREE)

vendor table cost
$20 – $25 per table – depending on location
The vendor table costs include one admission.
Advances table reservations are highly recommended, last year all tables were sold in advance
Vendor Set Up time is 8 a.m.

For Information
Call Rudi Reinhard at 248-631-8205 or

Take the 8 Mile Road exit off of I-275
Go west 2.5 miles to Center Street
Go south on Center Street 0.5 miles to Main Street
Go west on Main Street
The Northville Senior Community Center is located at 303 Main Street in downtown Northville
There is free parking in the back of the building off of Cady Street.


Indoor flying at the Legacy Center in Brighton MI for Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Indoor flying at the Legacy Center in Brighton MI for Fall/Winter 2014/2015

When: Thursdays 12:00 noon to 2:00pm
How Much: $5/session paid at door
            Legacy Center
            9299 Goble Dr
            Brighton, MI 48116

Starting November 6th, 2014, and running through April 30th, 2015

Passing of a Friend

Passing of a Friend, Phil Kwiecinski passed away at home yesterday August 11, 2014.  Many of us will remember talking with Phil as the sun set at our flying field.  He has been a long time member and will be missed.


Below are the Funeral arrangements:

  •  Visitation will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home in Milan on Wednesday from 4-8pm where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30pm.  (218 E. Main Street,Milan,MI)
  •  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 14th at 11:00am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Milan where he will lie in state beginning at 10am.  (420 North St. ,Milan,MI)
  •  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Whittaker.

Fun Fly

Next Fun Fly

Is Saturday July 26th

MRCA’s second scheduled Fun Fly will be this

Saturday July 26th. 10am to 4pm

Friends and Family are encouraged to come and

hang out and have fun at this event.

$5 a head suggested donation for lunch.

Also Bring a Dish to share with everyone.

JR 10sx Heli, new life for an old radio

I recently got a JR10SX Heli as part of a trade.  It was a great radio in it’s day. I pulled out the 72 mhz module that was in it and replaced it with the Frsky 2.4 ghz with Telemetry. You have to change the module output to PPM. It seems to work great with good range. There were a few issues with the JR10SX Helicopter edition.

I wanted to use the JR10sx for a quad I was building. The JR 10sx Heli is has channel 6 set up for pitch. I have found no way to change the use of the channel. I have found a work around for this issues. Here is what I did.

I used the 3 position flight mode switch to control channel 6. First you have to make sure you have a straight throttle curve in all 3 flight modes. ( sorry the pictures are not better)

Start at the main page, I have the name already set for the new quad.10sx_main

For the full article.

Forum Moving

Due to the low usage and the high level of management of our forum, I will be closing our hosted forum and moving to RC Groups. We have a Places page under the forum and this will be a great place for our forum. This will give our post many more eyes and give us the ability to have our post seen by others.

This does mean that if you do not have a RC Groups account you will need to create one.

The new forum will be at

Please Bookmark it.




Fun Fly Saturday June 7

Attention all MRCA Members.
MRCA’s first scheduled FunFly will be occurring this Saturday June 710am to 4pm
Friends and Family are encouraged to come and hang out and have fun at this event.
$5 a head suggested donation for lunch.
Also Bring a Dish to share with everyone.

I will be doing the shopping for the lunch supplies so please contact me so that I can get an
idea of approximately how many will be coming.
you can respond to this e-mail or call or text me at 734-657-5978

Thanks everyone!
Hope to see you there!

Designated Short-Cut Field

We do indeed have a beautiful field at MRCA.
But there are one or two things that would make this an even better field.
As the hobby has changed over the last few years More and more people are flying electric models.
Many of these models have small landing gear and do not fare well in the tall and thick grass for both landing and take off.
15 years ago nearly everybody was flying a .60 sized trainer of bigger and the grass height didn’t really make that much of a difference
(though even 2 1/2 inch wheels got bogged down where the grass was thick)

I feel that it is important for the club to move forward to accommodate this trend by allowing for a designated short-cut field
to allow the smaller planes an easier runway.

Important Notes!!!

1. This is in no way meant to reflect poorly on John Chie’s care of the field. He does a great job and it is very much appreciated!

2. This in not meant to create more work for John. This designated space can easily be maintained by those members who
wish to maintain this section of field with a hand mower…of which I can volunteer a couple!

3.Reaction’s about this in the past were possibly as much to do with bypassing proper procedure so This is my attempt at creating the procedure.
It is nearly impossible to get large turn-outs to meetings consistently and there is no reason we can’t use technology like e-mails and facebook
to have discussions about issues at the field or for that matter to vote on important matters.

There are some benefits to having a visibly designated runway for small models.
one of them being it gives you a target to aim for on landing that helps train you to be a better pilot
as well as being completely forgiving should you over-shoot the runway.

Suggested size of this designated runway is 20 ft wide by 100 ft long.
The runway could be marked out with white line similar to a baseball field.
( this could also be useful for main runway as well.  )
A perimeter angle cut with a hand Mower could feather the transition.

Possible Placement of the designated runway to be discussed upon response to this initial query.

So please do me a favor by responding Yay or Nay to this proposed proposal via email to
gosh, its as easy as hitting reply and typing three letters!

Thanks for your time.

Jim Childers Memorial Service Details

Dear Members,

I am writing to provide the details of the memorial service for Jim Childers.

The service will be Monday May 12th  beginning at 2:00PM  at Marble Park Cemetery in Milan.  Followed by a Luncheon at Tri-County sportsman club.

Marble Park Cemetery

520 West Main Street

Milan, MI 48160

(734) 439-5660


Tri County Sportsman League

8640 Moon Rd,

Saline, MI 48176

(734) 429-9561

Landing Gear for a foam board model as seen on

I love the FT Spitfire but found I wanted more scale take off and landing.  I thought landing gear would be a nice add. I used the front wheels from a T-28 and built the steerable tail wheel on my own. All the wood parts are made from 1/8″ birch ply. I will include the wood plans for the parts I made. The included build video walks you through how to build and install the landing gear.

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