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Meeting Sept 21 2016 Casa Mia Restaurant


Our meeting this month will be at Casa Mia Restaurant in Richland. It is located between George Washington Way and the Richland Parkade adjacent to the Richland Players Theater. Address is 607 George Washington Way/608 The Parkway.. They have a small room that Doug has arranged for us to use this month. I have attached a menu in case anyone would like to eat. Salads, sandwiches, and the all you can eat spaghetti looks pretty good.

Some of the topics we will be discussing are:

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Announcements Requests and Warnings


Recently my son Brett received a call from an elder gentleman (about my age) who had been given as a gift a WWI Biplane Model that had been scratch build by a Boeing Engineer 50 years ago. He would like to get a volunteer from the club to help him look at in in detail and advise him on how to make it ready for flight. It is about 1/4 scale and has a very early Enya 4-stroke for power. I am sure the entire radio system will need replacement. If you are willing to help please contact Brett at

I know our new gate locks are frustrating in that they need to be set back on the combination to lock them and it does take some more time. It is important we do not leave the lock hanging with the combo showing so I propose that when you open the gate just put the lock back through the end chain links and lock it. The reason we changed locks is that the old brass locks had to be replaced twice a year and these new locks are supposedly multi-year units. Let me know your thoughts if you do not agree.

Doug Larson and myself met with Jodi Grimm of the Badger Mountain Dog Agility club this past weekend to ensure the field will be ready for their event on June 17-19, 2016 which is the next event at our field and a real money maker for us in that all we have to do is to mow the the runway and pit side grass and put out the garbage cans. Please note the field will be close to flying that weekend, but if you want a great lunch for $5.00 stop and visit to watch the event and eat.

One more thing. Brett and I were out flying yesterday and in the process of putting stuff away Brett opened the mower shed only to find a rattlesnake under the Cub Cadet mower. At least he thinks it was because it rattled at him. So beware and bring a long handled tool with you to open the door of the shed.

That's all for now and have a great week.


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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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latest update with the AMA and the FAA.

Hi there, is there a new update as to if we have to register with the FAA. Last thing i read was the AMA was asking flyers to hold off on registering in till they can get this figured out. The AMA president Bob Brown ask us to hold off till Feb 19th. any Info on this would be appreciated..

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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.

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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.

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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.

Note 4: (June 1) We also have the Paintball event on July 23 but we do need some additional help this year. Brett Bowen and Scott Page have been handling the communications and Scott is no longer available and Brett has undertaken other more important tasks. Brett is available to help but needs at least two other club members to help with communications and field preps. Please contact Brett or Bill Bowen if you would like to help. Bill is not going to send in the sanction unless we are sure we can put the event on successfully. Please note that a portion of the proceeds from this event is donated to the ARC of the Tri-Cities.

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