Welcome to the Edmonton Radio Control Society
|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, or electric, 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.|
Spring Work Bee
Thanks to everyone who came out to help clean up the field and install the new benches. The benches are a nice addition!
Spring is Here!
Ed Mason was out at the field this weekend and captured some photographs of our club members aircraft in flight. View Photos Then grab a plane and a buddy and head out to the field to enjoy this beautiful spring weather!
We are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of ERCS member Al Schmidt from a heart attack on Monday, April 30. Al was 75 years of age.
There will be a celebration of Al’s life on Friday, May 11, 2 pm at the Sturgeon Golf Club, 25114 Sturgeon Road, Sturgeon County. It would be appreciated if as many members as possible could relate a story regarding your experiences with Al.
RTL Fasteners Offers
The club received some information from RTL Fasteners about obtaining sample products for our events as well as discounts on some items. Some of our members use RTL Fasteners. Some of our members use RTL fasteners.
March 2018 General Meeting
The March meeting featured Bob Wonitoy presenting many useful shop tips that he uses while building his models. The tips ranged from using construction paper to help create forms and templates, using aluminum window frames to make sanding blocks, making a plumb-bob to fish servo wires through a wing, using double-sided tape and a magnet on the tip of your finger to help get that hard-to-reach nut started, and many more. Bob sources the thin double-sided tape from Home Depot and rare earth magnets from Lee Valley.
Thanks Bob for sharing with the group! If you have something you would like to demonstrate during an upcoming general meeting, contact Muryl and he will schedule you in.
A print of an Avro Arrow followed by two chase planes on its maiden flight has been donated to the club by Brian Ferguson. It will be raffled off during the April general meeting so bring some money with you to the meeting!
February 2018 General Meeting
After the February general meeting, Jim Sushetski gave a tech presentation on foam cutting. Using his custom built foam cutter, he demonstrated how to cut wing ribs using a template and foam from a meat tray. His foam cutter is similar to a scroll saw except there is a hot wire rather than a cutting blade. A modified computer power supply is used to heat the chrome alloy wire. Thanks Jim for the interesting demo tonight!
A sample of two ribs is shown below. With the spar in place, the example was very sturdy and lighweight. Also, notice the blue wheel which Jim sliced off in seconds--they are very light weight and perfect for indoor flyers.
If you have something you would like to demonstrate during an upcoming general meeting, contact Muryl and he can schedule you in.
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