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Upcoming Activities and Events


On Friday of this week the 3rd annual Sagebrush Smackdown will start and hopefully we will have decent weather for the event. The information flyer is on the website front page which has information as to what will be happening. Brett has been able to obtain some real nice raffle prizes from multiple suppliers. Again this year they will be flying under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights. Those are always quite a spectacle to watch. We anticipate participants to start showing up on Wednesday of this week but the field will remain open for flying through Thursday, but will available to only event participants Friday through Sunday of this week.

We also had a small work party on Saturday to repair the dead grass area just east of center on the runway. All of the weeds were removed, dirt was added to the low spots to level it out, and grass seed was put down. Hopefully this will provide a solution to the damage that occurred when the pump was shut off earlier this year. John Patton, sorry about your tail wheel. I want to thank Bob Anderson, Bruce McDannold, George Vargo, and Brett Bowen for making this work party happen.

Our next club meeting will be on October 19, 2016 at Casa Mia restaurant in Richland. This location worked out well last month and we were able to schedule it again for no charge.

Our last scheduled event for our field this year is the Badger Mountain Dog Agility competition on October 21-23, 2016. This is likely to be our largest income producer for us this year. Fortunately for us the ladies that host the event do all of their own administration and cleanup so all we need to do is have the field mowed and groomed like we always do. If any of you have dogs you will enjoy watching some of the trails that are competed so stop by and take a look. They also have the best $5 lunch in town of they have enough for visitors. We will discuss this more at the meeting on Oct. 19, 2016.


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2016 Sagebrush Smackdown

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Flying Site Safety and Security Guidelines Issued 2016

To be in compliance with AMA requirements, the club has updated our "Flying Site Safety and Security Guidelines" document. All members should review these guidelines.

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Join or renew your membership in the Tri-Cities R/C Modelers.

    The club membership categories and annual dues are:

  • Individual ($75 per year)
  • Junior- must be a full time student and under the age of 24. ($37.50 per year)
  • Family- two or more immediate family members living in the same household ($90 per year)
  • Senior- must be 65 or older or turning 65 in the current year ($52.50)
  • Emeritus- must be 60 or older and have been a club member for at least 5 years. Emeritus are not entitled to fly at the field. No dues.

There are three ways to join or renew:

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Welcome To The Tri-City R/C Modelers

Welcome to the Tri-Cities R/C Modelers (TCRCM) website. TCRCM is an organization for individuals interested in radio controlled model aviation. The club is located in the Tri-City area of southeastern Washington State. The TCRCM operates a premier r/c model aviation flying site at the Richland, WA off-road-vehicle site for its members, new student pilots, and invited guests. The number of paid-up members varies between 40 and 60 per year.

Club business is conducted in monthly meetings open to all members and guests. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, except December and January. Meetings are currently held at Rosy's Diner, 404 Bradley Blvd, Richland, WA. Business issues between meetings are handled by an Executive committee. For general information on the club, please click the "ABOUT" on the main menu above. The "Info" tab above has specific information concerning ongoing events club business. See below and click "read more" below for information on use of this website.

The main menu is in the upper right corner.
Info-- contains the bulk of information on what's happening with Tri-City R/C Modelers. It has special announcements, the President's Corner, meeting minutes, events schedule and event reports, and a variety of articles about a variety of r/c subjects.
Calendar--provides a calendar view of club and other events of interest.
Forums-- a typeical forum-based area where subjects can be broached and others can comment.
Photo Gallery-- an area where members can contribute photos to the galleries for viewing by all.
Weather-- a page of weather information for the area and site.
About-- a page providing an overview and history of Tri-City R/C Modelers.
Click HERE For Site Registration & TCRCM Member Instructions

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2016 Event List

Tri-Cities R/C Modelers 2016 Planned Events
(June 1 Updates)

  • January 1, 2016 Polar Bear Fun-Fly
  • January 9, 2016 Annual Club Banquet
  • April 2, 2016 Easter Egg Drop
  • May 20-22, 2016 Spring Pattern {Precision Aerobatics} Opener Contest
  • June 17-19, 2016 Dog Agility Trials (note 1)
  • July 22, 2016 Tri-Cities ARC Children Fun Day at the Field (note 2)
  • July 23, 2016 Paintball Shoot down
  • September 2-4, 2016 Fun-in-the-Sun Pattern Competition
  • October 14-16, 2016 Sagebrush Smackdown Heli Fun Fly (note 3)
  • October 21-23, 2016 Dog Agility Trials (note 1)

Note 1: field rented out as a fund raiser to offset club operations costs
Note 2: (update June 1)added the ARC fun day on July 22 as that will be our 22nd year of hosting the summer camp kickoff for the Children of the ARC. (Not a public event)
Note 3: (June 1) revised the date for the Sagebrush Smackdown Heli fun fly to the next weekend, Oct. 14-16, 2016 due to some conflicts with the Heli world.

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