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. See aerial view of the field.
Notices & Upcoming Events
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.
2018 Frozen Fingers
Bragging rights for 2018 for first flight of the year goes to Muryl Marler as he and a few of us endured the -27 degree C weather at first light at Bremner Field.
Happy New Year everyone !!!!!
No meeting December 27th
Sorry for the confusion but there is NO meeting tonight.
Annual Election Results
Peter Cary chaired the election of the 2018 executives during the November general meeting. He had an easy job this year as most of the previous executive let their names stand for 2018. Rick Wieringa was added as a Director. Thanks to all the members who attended and participated in the meeting tonight.
2018 ERCS Executive
|Vice President||David Nordlund|
November General Meeting and Elections
The November general meeting is at the usual place, Victoria Soccer Club, 14020 142st NW, Wednesday November 29, 7:00 pm. This is the one to attend!! Our new membership chairman Tim Cleveley will be there to sign you up for 2018, and you can pick who you want to represent you for the coming year!!
The New ERCS Website is Here!
You are now connected to... the new ERCS website. It looks a lot like the old website, but underneath the hood it will be easier to maintain which means it will be easier to post timely information. There is some content from the old website that still needs to be moved here, that will happen over the next while.
If you need something from the old website, you can access it using the link on the left side of the page.
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