Club Meeting October 8 at 9:00

There will be a club membership meeting Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 AM. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30 AM

Field Will be Closed June 4 and 5

President Obama will be playing golf at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City. As a result, flying will be prohibited at the Club Field.

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for Palm City, Florida and the surrounding areas beginning at June 3rd, 2016 at 2100 EDT, and continuing until June 5th, 2016 at 1630 EDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 32nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

  • Area 1 (June 03, 2016 at 2100 EDT– June 03, 2016 at 2200 EDT)
    (30 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)
  • Area 2 (June 03, 2016 at 2100 EDT– June 03, 2016 at 2200 EDT)
    (10 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)
  • Area 3 (June 03, 2016 at 2130 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1600 EDT)
    (30 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º13’30″N, Longitude: 80º17’40″W)
  • Area 4 (June 03, 2016 at 2130 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1600 EDT)
    (10 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º13’30″N, Longitude: 80º17’40″W)
  • Area 5 (June 05, 2016 at 1530 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1630 EDT)
    (30 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)
  • Area 6 (June 05, 2016 at 1530 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1630 EDT)
    (10 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)

TFR – 6/3682

January, 2016 Meeting, January 16. at 9:00 at the field.

Saturday, December 12 Meeting Festivities

Membership meeting 0900 at the field

Members Only Swap Meet 0800 – 1100

Open Flying with Pilot Prizes

Lunch Served 1130-1200

     Please bring a “Covered Dish” and your Beverage

     A Covered Dish can be as little as a Bag of Chips!

     Hamburgers & Hot Dogs provided by the Club

Members, Family, And Guests are all Welcome.

Note: To honor our agreement with the owner “ The Swap Meet is NOT open to the Public”

 If your friend has something to sell he Must arrive with you in your vehicle!

Come join the fun,

Your Board of Directors

Club Meeting November 21 at 9:00 AM

Membership meeting Saturday, November 21, at 0900.
Coffee & Donuts at 0830.

Club Meeting, October 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

There will be a membership meeting at the field Saturday, October 24. Coffee and donuts @ 0830 with the meeting @ 0900.
A Nominating Committee will be appointed to solicit new club officers and I will ask for someone to fill the “safety officers” position.
Lin Whitten has resigned as “member at large” and I have ask Bob Eis to serve pending the December elections.
Please try to attend but for those who cannot, we will post the minutes on the Web site.

President’s Report, June, 2015


All is quiet at the field.


We have had one noise complaint which prompted us to use the db meter again. Most checked OK but  a couple were marginal and adjustments were made. (my Edge540 was 2 db high and I have plugged the exhaust and gone to a larger prop to bring it down). Again beware of the noise as there must be a “zero” tolerance.

Treasurer, Don Brodasky, has moved and can no longer manage our accounts. He did an “outstanding” job and we thank him for that.

My Son Larry (not junior) has agreed to fill that position. He will be paying our bills and preparing the monthly report for posting on “TCRCAM”.

You will notice that our money is going to be very tight but the field is in good shape and except for a new canopy, plus normal expenses, I think we will be OK.

So, fly-safe, watch the noise, and enjoy one of the best fields in Florida!

Regards, Larry

President’s Message, February 2015

We are pretty much all set for the new year. Insurance sent to the owner, AMA Charter renewed, field in great shape, etc.

We have a problem which I bring to your attention.

Several individuals are flying who are not members.We now have at least four “freeloaders” who will not pay their dues. Trust me, I know who they are, but they fly at odd times when Board members and myself are not at the field. So we must all help solve the problem.

I am going to post a membership roster at the field. A roster is also included as an attachment to an email that I sent to the members.

Any person, excluding bona-fide guest, who does not have a current membership card should be told to leave.

Don’t believe it when they say “Larry said I could fly”. If that is true then I will be with them!

I don’t want to make a “federal case” out of this but I do think it must stop!

Any questions please feel free to call me.

President’s Message, December, 2014

All is quiet at the field. Our money held out, we have about $300 left in the bank after paying December bills. We also gave Mike, the farm manager, $50 for Thanksgiving and will give him $100 for Xmas.
He asks for nothing but we do this every year. Speaking of Mike, as you know the farm was sold. There is a new person in charge overall but luckily we still deal with Mike on a daily basis. Jacque has a great working relationship with Mike.


There will be a membership meeting Saturday, December 13, @0900. Coffee at 0800. The floor will be open for officer nomination. If none are received your current officers have agreed to serve again. I won’t go into detail but let me tell you, Jacque and Don put in a lot of time taking care of club business. They really make my job easy!

To date I have received only thirteen membership renewals.

Again, if all of your information remains unchanged then simply send me a copy of your 2015 AMA and a check for $75.00 made out to “TCRCAM”. Please make an effort to get this in right away. It really helps me get the cards done – which will be mailed about Dec 1.

So, come fly and have a great “Holiday”.

Larry King
11591 167 Place N
Jupiter,Fl 33478

Matt Fehling Wins R/C Pylon Grand Championship at 2014 AMA Nats!

TCRCAM member Matt Fehling won the R/C Pylon Grand Champion trophy at the 2014 AMA Nationals by winning both the Q-500 and Q-40 classes. Matt’s father Jack is also a club member and served as Matt’s pit crew.

Jack Fehling admitted to preparing Matt’s engines, which are Nelson .40’s and doing a significant amount of work preparing his airplanes.

Congratulations to both Matt and Jack!

The AMA news has complete details at http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/071914.pdf


President’s Message

Another year half gone and the good news is that I have very little to report.
In the house keeping department – the carpet is all good except for about 60’ at the East end of the field. We will replace it soon. The road has been graded to remove the “crown” so that drag works better.


All is well with the farm manager and remember “do not go into the plowed fields without permission.”

Jacque and Don do most of the work which makes my job easy.
Take a minute and thank them!
So, fly the pattern and enjoy the best field in Florida!
Finally, we hope to have a fly-in this fall when the “snow birds” return.
Fraternally, Larry.

The FAA is Deciding How to Interpret the Law for Model Aircraft

As most modellers know, the FAA has been trying to determine what a model aircraft is, as opposed to a drone. This has become important in recent years as multi-rotor drones have become practical ways to perform some aerial photography and other tasks.

They have just issued their definition of what a model aircraft is. http://02b954f.netsolhost.com/docs/model_aircraft_spec_rule.pdf. Their definition states that a model airplane is an aircraft that weighs less than 55 pounds at takeoff and is flown within visual range of the operator, for recreational purposes and outside regulated airspace. If any of these conditions are not met, it is not a model and it must be considered a drone that is regulated.

The AMA has initially opposed this definition on the grounds that they are not to be regulated, based on the legislation.  In the end, some negotiation will be required to fine tune the definition.


Larry King pointed out that we need to always pay attention to safety while we are flying and reminded us of the following flight line safety practices:

  1. Pilots must stand in the designated flight stations.
  2. No airplane–regardless of size–shall be flown inside the safety fence.
  3. Please warn other pilots before going beyond the fence onto the flight field.

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