Riverside RC Club (RRCC) has about 70 members from the Inland
Empire area of Southern California, roughly 50 miles east of Los
Angeles. Our flying field is near Perris, south of Riverside.
welcome all RC modelers and other interested people to explore our
website, to join our club and to
visit our field. Our members' interests encompass most areas of RC
aircraft modeling, including Sport, Scale, Pattern, IMAC,
Helicopters, Jets, Gliders, Electrics and Float-flying.
local weather at our field.
NOTICE TO RRCC Members and All RC Modelers
The FAA is soliciting comments from the public on its
interpretation of a law passed by Congress in 2012. This FAA
interpretive rule could affect many RC Modelers and RC clubs, and
appears to be in opposition to the intent of Congress. September
23rd is the deadline for submission of comments, and the AMA is
suggesting that all members submit comments. (Click
Here) for the AMA Blog.
These comments may be submitted on a Government web site, as
explained and linked in the AMA Blog. I merely copied the first AMA
viewpoint in the blog, added the FAA docket number, and submitted
it, following the instuctions on the Government web site. Here is my
"Re: Docket No. FAA-2014-0396
The FAA’s interpretation concludes with the statement that an
unknown number of aviation regulations “may apply to model aircraft
operations, depending on the particular circumstances of the
operation.” I believe this sweeping statement is contrary to
Congressional intent in the 2012 statute, in which Congress required
the FAA to exempt recreational model aircraft from new aviation
regulations and to continue to allow community-based organizations
to self-govern the hobby instead. This interpretation negatively
affects me because the FAA has not provided guidance on what kind of
model aircraft use might now be subject to regulation and possible
penalties. This seems unfair.
NOTICE- March Field Air Museum schedules an Aviation-Related
Tour of Europe in June, 2015
This tour contains goodies like the Paris Air Show, The
Imperial War Museum's Aviation Branch in Duxford, the "Chunnel"
under the English Channel, the Normandy WWII Invasion Beaches, The
Musee de Armee (largest war museum in Europe), and much, much more.
Here) for a flyer with more detail.
Notice - A home in Hemet is for sale, which has a "Dream" hobby
room, 20x40 feet! (Click Here)
NOTICE - (From Jim Bronowski) - Vandalism at our Field
We are continuing to have vandalism
problems at our field and it seems to be late on Monday nights.
This last Monday someone observed at least six cars at the field
with a big fire going on the runway. There was more damage to
the runway with this fire just like the last ones. Larry
Roberts has notified the police and they have come out twice to
survey the damage. If you happen to observe activity at our
field at night, especially a fire, do not!, I repeat, do not! go
to the field. Notify the police, or better yet, the fire
department (if there is a fire). Larry is working very hard
with local authorities to try and get a handle on this
Notice to Club Members -
At the Club Meeting on April
19, 2014, it was decided to take some measures to increase
membership and stimulate public interest in RRCC and its
activities. A committee will be formed at the next meeting on
May 17th, 2014, to
consider various ideas for achieving these goals and to make
recommendations to the club membership. Those with ideas to
consider, or interested in joining the committee, should contact
Oscar Weingart at
Some ideas discussed at the meeting
Open House, or Air Show, with food service, at the field,
with trainers available to allow the public to fly a RC model.
Posters and flyers to be distributed to local hobby shops.
Establishing relationships with local schools.
Articles and event listings in local newspapers.
Notice - UCR Engineering
Autonomous UAV Project
At the July 19 club meeting, we had
a UAV TEAM report on the Competition!!!!
Also see the
July Prop Talk (Click Here) for a full Report.
Our Club has been
approached by a group of Engineering students from the University
of California, Riverside, (UCR), for assistance with a competition
to be held in early June at the U.S. Naval Air Station,
River, MD. The Competition is sponsored by the
Association for Unmanned Vehicle
(AUVSI), Seafarer Chapter.
for the rules for the competition (Click
Here) or (Click
Here) for a News release. forThe tasks for the competition
involve autonomous flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, (UAV), in
a scenario simulating a forest fire.
UCR has selected an
electric-powered Senior Telemaster RC model as their UAV.
has asked for assistance from the club in evaluating the UAV for
airworthiness, and in training their safety pilots to fly it under
RC control. At the March 15 club meeting, a motion was made and
passed to furnish such help, and the use of our field, as long as the pilots are AMA
members, and the UAV meets all applicable AMA/FAA/FCC/RRCC rules
for such UAVs. The training and test flights ended on June 13, and
the competition started on June 18. Jim Bronowski
accompanied the UCR Team as Safety Pilot. For more detail,
including a Press-Enterprise article, see the latest Prop
Talk, July, 2014 (Click Here).
Jim Bronowski submitted the following report on the AUVSI
competition on June 24:
At Left, Working on the Telemaster
at the Competition
Well guys, I'm finally back. After
long, exhausting and late flights, time zone changes
and lots of driving, I drug myself home at midnight
last night (3 AM Eastern time). Our young engineers
did very well for their first time, 24th out of 36
competing. There were another 10 teams that did not
show or were unable to get their models airborne. UCR
won $1000 for their 24th position. I was very nervous
and had to take off and land three times during our
flight time. A bad compass connection cost us a few
points, but overall, we did very well against some of
the top engineering colleges in the U.S., Israel,
India and Canada. The boys could not stop thanking
our club for all the assistance, without which, they
would not have even made the trip. The old Telemaster
has become a good friend of mine. They took Larry's
advice and straightened the landing gear and the
wing. It flew perfectly. The old bird enjoyed flying
against the big boys and kept on ticking like a fine
We had some time to tour Washington and
the Smithsonian aviation museums (there are two) and
it was worth all the stress and time involved. I did
fill a handkerchief at the Vietnam Memorial as I
attempted to find closure with the loss of three of my
dear friends whose names are etched on that marble.
Anyway, my aches and tiredness will go
away, but those great memories will stay with me for a
long, long time. SKI...
Now for a few pictures:
UCR UAV Team T-Shirt shows RRCC logo
10 Team Members attended the competition
Russell and Daniel make Oral Presentation to Judges
Below - Russell Perry (left) and Daniel Robles (right)
work on the first Senior Telemaster UAV. It flew later, nice and
straight, piloted by Jim Bronowski, but crashed and had to be
replaced. They will make a presentation about their
experiences at the AUVSI Competition at the next Club Meeting
on July 19th.
Note: The Latest Prop Talk, September, 2014 is out
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