- The Radio Control Club is an organization for anyone
interested in radio controlled models, sometimes referred
to as "remote controlled" models. The club owns
all the equipment necessary for members to build and
operate models. We have a building room in the basement
of Sharp Hall which is always open to provide members
with a convenient place to work on models. The club has
an agreement with the Schagticoke Propbusters to allow us
to fly at their field. Currently, the club is involved
mostly with aircraft, but those interested in other types
of models (cars, boats, etc) are welcome to join also.
New members are always welcome.
- Currently, the club owns several airplanes, both gas and
electric. Members are welcome to take any of these planes
out to fly provided they abide by our only rule: you break it, you fix it. At
least three members of the club are available for
training sessions where you can learn to fly using a
"buddy cord" with little risk to the airplane.
You can also rent out one of our two R/C
flight simulators. This is a great way to
familiarize yourself with the standard controls of an R/C
aircraft. Here's a list of the our airplanes currently in
- Click on a link for a picture of the
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- There's only one step involved in becoming a member of
the RPI Radio Control Club. Simply e-mail one of our officers and they'll tell you
what to do. The current membership dues for the entire
year are $20. This can be paid either by cash or billed
to your student account.
- You can also join our Mailing List
by filling out a form.
- Membership benefits include:
- FREE AMA (Academy of Model
Aeronautics) membership. This membership would
normally cost you $48, but your $20 club dues cover it.
You actually MAKE money joining the
club! AMA membership is required
if you want to fly any of our aircraft because of
- Access to all of our building equipment and materials,
regardless if you're working on your own model or the one
of the club's. Covering material, heat guns, glue, knives
and stock balsa wood are all for our member's use.
- Access to the club's radio-control gear. You don't have
to buy an expensive radio system to learn to fly...Use
one of ours!
- You can borrow one of our two flight simulators to
practice, or a video showing the basics.
- As always, you have access to other skilled flyers in the
club who would be happy to teach you to fly or just
simply answer any questions.
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