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Non-Profit Announcement!

It’s official!

HDRCC has acquired 501(c)(3) non-profit status via fiscal sponsorship from The School Factory.  This won’t make our planes fly any better, but it will make it easier to acquire large donations and grants to support our ever-growing training and education efforts.

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Non-Profit Status Update

The High Desert Radio Control Club is now fiscally sponsored by the School Factory, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization.  This allows the club to continue to operate and educate with the benefits of a non-profit entity.

Club Flight Instructors

HDRCC now has three (3) individuals who are formally recognized as Flight Instructors with the AMA which include Brad Amussen, Jim Ellis and John Johnson.

A flight instructor and his student
A flight instructor and his student

If you would like to learn how to fly remote controlled airplanes, contact any of them to schedule your flight instruction schedule.  Please avoid showing up to the field and expecting an instructor to provide training without scheduling in advance.  These guys like their personal flying time as much as everyone else!

Flight Simulator Beta Test

We will be setting up our booth, a 10×10 pop-up this Sunday to test the ability to use RC Flight Simulators in it with all the direct/indirect sunlight.  Come out and test your flying skills on the simulator(s).

HDRCC YouTube Channel

Have you checked out our YouTube Channel lately?  There are new videos posted from the recent trek out to the Silver Springs dry lake bed.  Here is Jim’s Eurofighter.

Time to Get Busy! Time to Volunteer!

We had a great turn out at the Member’s Meeting last night, which included a few new faces.  Look out for Caleb and Rager at the flying field and help them along as the begin their RC flying journey.

We have a lot of events and work ahead of us to include acquiring non-profit status, participating in the Reno Mini Maker Faire, Fernley 4th Celebration and the newly scheduled “Drone Wars” event which will be held on July 12th.  To make all of this possible and get the most out of each event, we need volunteers.  Here is a short list of tasks we could use help on from you or maybe you have connections that would like to lend a hand:

  1. Completing paperwork to incorporate as a non-profit entity in Nevada (anyone have a lawyer friend willing to advise/guide us?)
  2. Setup at the Maker Faire on June 7th, in Reno
  3. Bring in your aircraft and related items that you built (in part or full) for display at the Maker Faire
  4. Man the booth for a few hours at the Maker Faire on June 7th
  5. Setup at the Fernley 4th of July Celebration
  6. Bring in any aircraft you have for display at the Fernley 4th Celebration
  7. Man the booth for a few hours at the Fernley 4th Celebration

This is a team effort and every little bit of effort helps.  Please email for more information.

Reno Mini Maker Faire

The application for HDRCC to setup a booth at the Reno Mini Maker Faire has been submitted.  This is a great opportunity to attract new members, interact with the community and see what other cool things people are making.

We have a few people who have stepped forward to volunteer with helping out with setup, manning the booth and tear-down.  If you would like to help with this noble mission, please contact the Secretary, John. Reno Mini Maker Faire Saturday, June 7th Outside Lear Theater, 528 W 1st St., Reno Screen-Shot-2014-04-21-at-2.26.45-PM

FREE Classified Ads

Did you know that this website has a Classified Ads page?  And it’s FREE!  All you have to do is sign up for a free account on this website and then you can post your RC items you have for sale until the cows come home.

You can always rely on RCGroups and Ebay to attract the widest range of viewers, but if you don’t want to hassle with shipping and you would rather make a quick sale locally, then try us out.  Just fill out the form, add up to 10 photos and add your contact info.

Click on the “Classifieds” link at the top of this website to access.