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2020 MARCS Events

We now have dates for our annual events for this coming season.

June 7, 10am – 4pm Ken Page Memorial Fun Fly

Everyone is invited to our annual open house and memorial fun fly. We offer guidance and instruction to interested modelers and people who may be interested in joining our club. We’ll even have instructors and a few trainer planes so we can give new pilots a chance to try out flying! We’re also working some unique FPV (first person view) flying experiences for this year so stay tuned for more information.

August 8, 10am – 4pm Geneva Jet Jam & Warbirds

It’s BAAAACK! Jets were so cool last year that we wanted to invite warbirds this year! You know we’re going to have some catchy advertising for this one . . . coming soon!

  • No landing fee
  • AMA Required
  • Pop-up tents welcomed and recommended

September 20 MARCS Club Family Picnic

Our annual end of summer picnic for club members and their families.

Website

Website Updates

We just finished making some needed changes to our website and wanted to let everyone know. MARCS now has dedicated Photos and Videos pages. This will also make the Club News section easier to find updates about the club. The menu bar on the site will look like this going forward.

More changes coming this week include updates to the event calendar and for members . . . those long awaited meeting minutes from the past few months!

Also . . . if you have any MARCS related photos that you would like to share and have added to our site please email them to mentorrc@gmail.com.

Let us know how we are doing and what you think of the updates.

MARCS Event

Mid-American Throwdown Qualifier A Big Success

Club VP Jason joins the pilots from the Mid-American Throwdown Qualifier for a group photo

Thank you to TinysLEDS, Cleveland Quad Squad, QRGO, and race master Paul Adkins for bringing this event to MARCS. We had a great spectator turnout including many MARCS members.

MARCS would also like to thank John E Fly for live streaming the event. You can view a recording of the live stream below.

MARCS Event

Geneva Jet Jam – August 10th

MARCS, with Rabid Models and Horizon Hobby, is hosting the very first Geneva Jet Jam

Here are the details

Saturday August 10th 10am – 4pm
Mentor Area Radio Control Society Ken Page Memorial Field
5925 Romeo Rd, Geneva, OH

No landing fee
AMA required
Pop-up tents welcome
Burgers, hot dogs, and soda provided by RabidModels.com
Raffle for a new E-Flite F-15 courtesy of Horizon Hobby

We’ve prepared the following short promo video for your viewing pleasure.

YouTube

A Cessna Classic

MARCS had the honor of hosting the maiden flight of Tom Miller’s Cessna. His son and current MARCS member Robert Miller provided the following story about the airplane.

Dr. Tom began building his Top Flite Cessna 182 just before and after his wife Ruth passed away. He is 87 years old and it was compiled after 2 1/2 years. He built his first balsa plane 80 years ago at age 7 and won his first balsa rubber band indoor free flight competition at age 11.

The Cessna was brought to the MARCS field to have the president of the club Marc Stermer trim it out and test fly it. Marc loved it.

Other info about the airplane

1996 Top Flite Cessna 182 Gold edition kit designed for nitro engines and converted to electric using his own design. He bought the kit in 1996.

Castle 90 ESC
Rimfire 120
3 Blade Master Airscrew Prop
Nose gear runs on a separate servo
Battery: 2 – 3000 mah 3s in series

Club News

A New Trainer Airplane for MARCS

Recently MARCS had someone donate a Great Planes/Tower Hobbies PT-40 to the club. We weren’t sure if it had ever been flown but we did know it was in storage for a while. Our club president Marc refurbished the engine and did a little body work. Today we got to fire it up for the first time.

This airplane will be used to train new pilots and will be available to fly with a buddy box during our annual memorial fun fly on June 2nd.

MARCS Event

Ken Page Memorial Fun-Fly and Open House

The MARCS annual memorial fun-fly, open house, and picnic to start our flying season is on Sunday June 2nd from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is invited including the public. There will be a raffle for a ready-to-fly Corsair model plane (photos below) and members will offer guidance and instruction to interested modelers and people who have questions about joining our club. We’ll even have instructors and a few trainer planes available so we can give new pilots a chance to try out flying!

The picnic will feature grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks provide by the club. Admission and parking for the event is free but there will be a donation jar on-hand if you would like to help support the club. Club members will be bringing side dishes (and guests may do that as well) so we always have a lot of great food at our picnic!

At around noon we will have a ceremony to honor members who have “Flown West” and this usually includes a “missing man” formation. Otherwise it’s open flying all day. Guest pilots are required to have an AMA membership because MARCS is an AMA field. Please bring a current AMA card with you if you would like to fly.