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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


14 Regular Meeting, 7:00 pm, ZOOM (tentative)

2021 calendar

Club News

trust-logo     The Recreational UAS Safety Test

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

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.

For complete details, see the KARCS Recreational UAS Safety Test page.

Turbine Restriction

Members are reminded that kerosene and other petroleum fueled jet turbines and pulse jets are not allowed at Little Field.
Electric ducted fans (EDFs) are permitted.

Membership Renewal

Membership renewals for 2022 are now available. A completed and signed membership form is required from each renewing member. See the Membership Page for details.

Field Gate Lock

The gate lock is being damaged due to forcing, either open or closing.

To close the lock, (1) ensure the dial is set to the numbers of the combination, (2) firmly insert the shackle into the lock case, and (3) spin the dial at least once to a random number.

If you can’t spin the dial to open the lock, push up lightly on the bar holding the lock. This will take the pressure off the lock shackle.

Never force this kind of padlock!

Click here for club documents & more news

Message from the President

As we prepare for this Thanksgiving Holiday— rather than just being a day where we eat too much and strategize our Black Friday sales plan of attack — we should reflect back on our historical and spiritual roots as we give thanks to Almighty God for all we have and can be. We should follow Abraham Lincoln’s example by repenting and asking for God’s forgiveness for our personal sins and our nation’s perverseness. It is a little bit hard to read at times but here is President Lincoln's declaration made when he declared a day of Thanksgiving for the nation:

"As a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union."

I believe that his declaration is still appropriate today.

We should seek to reconcile with others and apologize for the harm we have caused. Our actions should reflect our grateful hearts. We should thank God for the people that are in our lives, as we enjoy a meal with friends and family.

We can share the grace and the blessings that God has given us by serving the homeless or inviting people who have no place to go on Thanksgiving.

I wish you all a "Blessed, bountiful and happy Thanksgiving in however you decide to celebrate it. Stay safe, stay warm, and don't eat too much.

KARCS - President

For more, see the   President's Messages Page

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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

Thinking about buying an R/C aircraft? Intro to R/C Aircraft Click here to get some some pointers.
Note: large download (9.45 MB)

Website History

Nov 30:   Added turbin restriction reminder.

Nov 24:   Added President's Holiday Message.

Nov 20:   Added photos to Duane's Build Challenge page.

Nov 12:   Added November meeting minutes.

Nov 11:   Updated Upcoming Events; added photos to Duane's Build Challenge page; replaced photo 1 on Rob's Build Challenge page.

Nov 8:   Added President's Veteran's Day Message.

Nov 6:   The November club meeting will be held via Zoom.

Oct 27:   Added October 26th President's Message.

Oct 25:   Updated President's Messages, Documents & News, and Event Flyers pages.

View additional history here

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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