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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


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.

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.

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!

Membership Renewal

Membership renewals for 2022 will be available soon. A completed and signed membership form is required from each renewing member. Check the Membership Page for updates.

Field Activity

Please report your monthly hours at the field for you and your guests to Paul Fleming.


Donations to the Kitsap Aircraft Radio Control Society are gratefully accepted.  See the Donations page for instructions on how to contribute.

Build Challenge

    There will be a new category within the Winter Build.
    The Crashed and Salvaged category is being introduced to inspire pilots to reclaim their aircraft rather than toss it. As has been commented, there can be more of a challenge in rebuilding a crashed/smashed aircraft than building from new. The reason being is many times there aren’t any plans in the rebuild because it may be an aircraft that you purchased from a different person.
    Questions & entry applications should be sent to:
    For rules & more information, see the Build Challenge 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

Oct 20:   Added field gate lock announcement; added "Crashed and Salvaged" category to Build Challenge.

Oct 15:   Added TRUST page.

Oct 15:   Added October Meeting Minutes

Sep 27-28:   Updated Build Challenge page.

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.

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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