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The Kitsap Aircraft Radio Control Society is an active radio control aeronautical club with members of all skill levels, from novice to expert. If you are new to flying, be sure to check out our free "Learn to Fly!" offer in the featured section at right. ▬▬►

We meet at 7 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Marlin Little Field or at The Sunnyslope Improvement Association during the winter.

For more information on how to join or to get involved, contact us.

Upcoming Events


October

2 Competition Day - Little Field, 10:00 am
12 Regular Meeting, 7:00 pm
23 Fall Closer (tentative) - Little Field
30-31 NW Model Hobby Expo (rescheduled) -
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

2021 calendar

Club News


trust-logo     The Recreational UAS Safety Test

If you haven't done this yet you need to complete ASAP.

Well Club members, it has finally happened. The FAA now requires all recreational flyers to pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The FAA defines a "Recreational Flyer" as a person operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) weighing less than fifty-five pounds exclusively for recreational purposes. This includes airplanes and helicopters as well as multi-rotors. If it flies and we control it remotely, the rule applies. Although the test is really directed at multi-rotors, the rule applies to ALL UAS.

The on-line test cannot be failed. If you answer wrong, it will tell you why and prompt you to answer again until you give the correct answer. Once completed, you must save and print the certificate it produces. Your on-line information disappears and cannot be re-printed from the site. Once printed it never expires, but if you lose it, you must take the test all over again. The certificate must be available on demand by the FAA or any law enforcement agency. The test is free but must be accomplished at a "TRUST" approved site. It takes about thirty minutes to complete, depending on how fast of a reader you are.

More information is available here:
   www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/knowledge_test_updates
Here is a video that explains it more simply:
   www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFyfZ6d569s
Here is a link to a site that is approved for testing & issuing certificates:
   trust.pilotinstitute.com
The AMA also has a test site:
   trust.modelaircraft.org

The AMA site is rather slow; I'd recommend using the first one. There are others, but they must display the "TRUST" logo to be a valid testing site.

Flying just gets more and more interesting as time goes by.
Please get your certificate and be safe. But most of all, let's have fun!
Duane Barrett, President, Kitsap ARCS

Message from the President

Runway Refurbishment Complete!

The installation of the new runway fabric was completed Saturday after noon following a Herculean four day work effort. First, I would like to thank KC Patton for his diligence, fortitude, and just plain drive that kept this project going for more than two years with set-back after set-back. He never gave up! Also Greg T. for expertise and knowledge concerning past runway work. Second, This club has responded like a well oiled machine should, everyone stepping up and helping in some manner. From the awesome turn out the first day it just kept getting better. Without all the hard work that all of you put forth this project would have taken much longer. A HUGE, HUGE, Thank You to each and everyone of you who showed up and helped with this project. Club spirit really showed forth during this gargantuan work. The hard part is over, there are a few final cosmetic touches left to be done, but the Field is now open for flying again. If you weren’t able to come out and participate, come on out and take a look at the new runway. It looks great. Come out and try out the new runway and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Again, a HUGE thank you to all! Duane KARCS President

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Learn to Fly - Free!

Free RC Flying Lessons

     The Introductory Pilot Program is free to the trainee. It gives the beginning pilot an opportunity to learn how to fly using a club-supplied airplane and transmitter.
     The instructor's transmitter has full control of the aircraft but at any time, with the flip of a switch, allows the trainee to pilot the airplane with a second transmitter.
     It's a great way to learn about model airplanes while getting hands-on flying experience.
     For more information, contact the Head Flight Instructor.

Intro to R/C Aircraft

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Website History

Sep 17:   Added September meeting minutes.

Sep 16:   Added Runway Refurbishment pictures; updated Upcoming Events.

Sep 5:   Added Runway Refurbish complete - President's Message

Sep 4:   Updated upcoming events; added June, July, and August meeting minutes; updated News page; updated Runway Status.

Aug 7:   Added August Racing Results.

Jul 23:   Added July Meeting Minutes; Updated August events.

Jul 3:   Added July Racing Results.

Jun 26:   Added Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) information; updated Upcoming Events.

Jun 13:   Added President's Message thanking J. Rowley for his donation; added June meeting minutes; updated Upcoming Events.

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Marlin Little Field
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Directions to
Marlin Little Field

From Highway 16:
Take the Tremont Exit, turn west onto Clifton Rd. Travel 4.1 miles and turn left onto Sunnyslope Rd. Drive 1.9 miles, then turn right through the yellow gate. Proceed down the dirt road to the field.

From Shelton on Hwy 3 N:
Turn right on Lake Flora Rd. Proceed until reaching Sunnyslope Rd. Turn left onto Sunnyslope Rd. and proceed 0.9 miles. Turn left through the yellow gate to the field.

From Bremerton on Hwy 3 S:
At Gorst, keep right to remain on Hwy 3. Proceed 1.9 miles to the top of the hill, then turn left on Sunnyslope Rd. Drive 1.3 miles, then turn right to remain on Sunnyslope Rd. Proceed 1.9 miles, then turn right through the yellow gate to the field.

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