Welcome

The Edmonton Radio Control Society (ERCS) was formed in 1959 with the goal of providing safe and enjoyable flying facilities for the sport of flying radio controlled aircraft. Whether you are into nitro, gas, electric or turbines, you will find pilots that share your interest. The club offers ground school and in-flight training for new pilots at no cost to its members. Our flying field is located just a few minutes east of Edmonton in Strathcona County.

Upcoming Events & Notices


General Meeting

September 25, 2019
7:00PM
Victoria Soccer Club

 


ERCS R/C Auction

October 26, 2019
Baturyn Community Hall
10505-172 Ave. Edmonton
More Details

** EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER **

Come out and join in the racing action as a pilot, helper, or spectator. During a pylon race, three aircraft fly against each other in a fast paced ten lap race where pilots battle to cross the finish line first without cutting inside any of the three pylon poles. The aircraft speeds vary depending on the race class. On Saturday, the Q500 class will be flown and the speeds are in the 140 MPH range. On Sunday, the Q40 class is flown with aircraft that can reach up to 200 MPH.

Rules for the event will follow those set out by the Canadian Prairie Pylon Racing Association which place limits on engines and airframes. Safety is of utmost importance and the guidelines set out by MAAC will be strictly adhered to.

RC-TV produced a pylon racing video on-location at a race in Calgary. Check it out to learn more about pylon racing.

 

Event Details

Date

June 22 - 23, 2019

Registration cut-off date is noon on June 19th.

Location

ERCS Bremner Field

Dry camping is available on site - no services.

Entry Fee
Saturday Q500 $50
Sunday Q40  $50

Valid MAAC membership is required.

Lunch for competitors and helpers will be provided.

Pre-registration is mandatory. Register on-line

Contest Rules

CPPRA District Q500 and MAAC/NMPRA Q40 rules will be in effect.

No test flying the morning of the event.

Helmet rule for pilots and on-course helpers is in effect. Helmets will be provided for helpers.

Activity Schedule

Wednesday June 19th
Pilot pre-registration closes at noon. Afterwards, a go/no go decision will be made based on pilot participation, helper status, and the weather forecast.

Friday June 21st
Field preparation and race course setup. 

Saturday June 22nd
Equipment setup starts at 7:00 A.M.
Helper meeting 9:30 A.M.
Pilot’s meeting at 9:50 A.M.
Racing starts 10:00 A.M.

Sunday June 23rd
Helper meeting 9:30 A.M.
Pilot’s meeting at 9:50 A.M.
Racing starts 10:00 A.M.

Contest Director

Allan Umbach
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