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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 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at
Marlin Little Field during the summer, or at the
Sunnyslope Improvement Association during the winter.

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

Upcoming Events


5 Field Mowing Day - Little Field, 8:00 am - 12:00
13 Regular Meeting - Little Field, 7:00 pm
24 Mt. Ranier RC Society - Electric Jet Summer Rally, Pfeiffer Field,
1516 Harts Lake Loop Road, Roy, WA 98580,
8:00 am

2023 calendar

Club News

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, I was looking to send the membership a “message from the president”. I was thinking of the words to convey how I feel. However, I just ran across the below message that says it far greater than I ever could.

In his 1983 message on Memorial Day, President Ronald Reagan, a veteran of the Army and then a Captain in the Army Air Force during World War II at age 30, offered this simple tribute:

"Memorial Day is a time to take stock of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of America.

Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met. We can tackle them with our full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way. We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.

"I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.

"This Memorial Day of 1983, we honor those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. I think an ancient scholar put it well when he wrote: 'Let us now praise famous men ... All these were honored in their generation, and were the glory of their times. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.' As a tribute to their sacrifice, let us renew our resolve to remain strong enough to deter aggression, wise enough to preserve and protect our freedom, and thoughtful enough to promote lasting peace throughout the world."

Message on the Observance of Memorial Day, May 26, 1983
(National Archives, Ronald Regan Presidential Library & Museum)

Please, if you see a veteran, shake their hand and thank them.  KC

Field Maintenance Update

On Saturday, May 20th, we had a major maintenance work party. Periodically we need to do this to keep everything shipshape for all of us to enjoy our hobby. Thirteen members arrived to make short work of the maintenance effort required.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to have the gravel delivered, but we were able to install pop rivets onto the metal cover to provide an extra layer of security to guard against theft. Additionally, many members patched the holes in the runway, cut down some of the scotch broom from the roadway, removed some of the deteriorating starting stands, and gathered up the scrap metal around the conex.

I’d like to thank Duane, Slim, Rick Fuller and Jim Wilkie for the use of their equipment. They provided generators, air compressors, ladders and cordless tools for the roof of the structure. I was able to locate two pneumatic pop rivet guns that made short work of installing the pop rivets. Dan Bensen and Norm Rickey tackled the scotch broom. Dan with his weed eater and Norm with his tractor and brush hog tackled the more difficult areas of scotch broom. A huge thanks to both of you.

After a hard mornings work, we were all rewarded with pizza for lunch; thank you Floyd.

Paul's P-39 Airacobra

Check out the 18th chapter of Paul's ¼-scale P-39 Airacobra construction project here.

Membership Renewals

Membership renewal forms for 2023 are now available here.
For more information, see the Membership Page.

Remote ID

For an introduction to Remote ID and how it will affect us, see:
Tim McKay's Remote ID video.

FAA UAS Safety Test

The FAA requires all recreational flyers to pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST).
See the KARCS TRUST page.

Select here for club documents & more news

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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.

Website History

June 3   Added June Racing Results.

May 31   Removed Corona Virus Field Use Guidelines.

May 29   Updated Upcoming Events for June; added revised May meeting minutes.

May 27   Memorial Day announcement.

May 20   Updated field maintenance information.

May 19   Updated Upcoming Events and Club News with field maintenance information.

May 6  Updated both Racing and racing results pages.

May 6   Updated Club Calendar & Upcoming Events with field mowing info.

Apr 18   April 22nd Work Party cancelled.

Apr 16   Updated Upcoming Events; modified the Welcome greeting.

Apr 12   Added Apr 22 Work Party Information to Club News, Upcoming Events, and Club Calendar; added April meeting minutes.

Apr 10   Added Field Vandalism report to Club news; updated Club Calendar page and Upcoming Events.

Mar 16   Added March meeting minutes; moved select items to Documents & News page; updated Club Calendar page and Upcoming Events.

Mar 11   Added the 17th chapter of Paul's P-39 Airacobra build; added notice that Indoor Flying ends March 31st

Feb 22   Updated Club Calendar page and 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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