Barry painted it, Jason designed it, and friend of the club David provided the vinyl work to create the new sign for the flying field. Expect to see this up by the beginning of next season
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know how we are doing and what you think of the updates.
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.
Forty of the best regional quad racing pilots will be at MARCS this Sunday. Racing starts at 10AM!! More event info at https://www.facebook.com/events/368763743827651/
The mystical brush hog has finally made its way to Ken Page Field and MARCS members can now fetch their downed airplanes without threat of damage to their shins. More mowing should be happening this week but we now have the required room for the Midwest Showdown quad race later this month. We’ll be posting some aerial shots and fly-by video soon.
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
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.
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
3 Blade Master Airscrew Prop
Nose gear runs on a separate servo
Battery: 2 – 3000 mah 3s in series
MARCS would like to thank everyone for coming out to our event and enjoying what turned out to be a beautiful day with friends and family. If you couldn’t make it this year below is a video recap of the day.
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.