Welcome to Bayou City Flyers

November 30, 2020

We are located in George Bush Park (west side of Houston, Texas), within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields area located on the northwest corner of Westheimer Parkway and South Barker Cypress Road at the end of Challenger Dr.  For reference, our street address is 17260 Westheimer Parkway.

The Bayou City Flyers home field area includes a 630ft long x 80ft wide paved runway oriented 320 / 140 for fixed wing powered RC model aircraft and an adjacent area within the “fly zone” for RC helicopters and multirotor (drone) model aircraft. See our drone footage

The FAA requires that all sUAS’s (multi-rotor ‘drone’, fixed wing aircraft or helicopters) have an FAA Registration number placed on an exterior surface of each airborne vehicle. The FAA Registration site can be found at: https://faadronezone.faa.gov# This applies to commercially or recreationally flown sUAS’s. All pilots must have a valid AMA membership to fly within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields and must display their membership card when within the flying areas.  Recreationally flown vehicles should also have the ‘National Community Organization’ identification number on the aircraft in a location that can be located without the use of any tool. The AMA information can be on an internal or external surface of the plane. For Scobee field, this is the AMA number of the recreational pilot. The AMA has a FAQ page which can be seen here: www.modelaircraft.org/faa-uas-frequently-asked-questions

The Bayou City Flyers RC club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Club 901).

Club News

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    Bayou City Flyers Christmas/Holiday Party – Dec. 5
    The Bayou City Flyers will host their club party at 11:00 AM this December 5th, 2020 at George Bush Park Pavilion #3.  The club has arranged a food truck to serve individual lunches ordered from a menu. A short meeting will also be held and vote for 2021 Club Officers.Also Please Note:  (PLEASE USE COVID PRECAUTIONS)1. Membership Renewals are due by Jan. 1, 20212. Renewals can be done online through our website or by printing and mailing the paper application. (Online is preferred).3. Membership applications will also be available at the Dec. 5th meeting and are currently available for pickup […]
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    BCF – 2021 Membership Application / Online now available via PayPal
    The 2021 Bayou City Flyers membership application is available to members and those wanting to join the Bayou City Flyers RC club. Click on the title to this post to access the two page document entitled: 2021 BCF Application There are several other ways to access the 2021 application within the Members and Membership page of this website, for example on the General Member Documents page.  We have recently added the option to complete the application online and pay via PayPal and you will also see a section for personal waivers such as ‘Turbine’. Hope to see you Come Fly […]
  • Field SAFETY & Associated Club Coordination
    At the October Club Meeting (Sat., Oct 3, 2020) the matter of SAFETY RULES was again discussed following some concerns and incidents of people not following the rules to ensure not only their safety but everyone else’s in the area. The Club Board will be reviewing and updating the Safety Rules with help of volunteer committee members. If you would like to participate please contact one of the club officers. The President (Pete Dawson) and Safety Officer (Stefano Costantini) of the HAWKS RC Soaring Club who fly next to us joined the club and attended to offer coordinating overall safety […]
  • Field Maintenance / New Paint / Runway Hazard Repaired
    The County crew recently completed runway field maintenance which included re-painting the runway striping. Additionally, they were asked to clean up the overgrown edge of the far side of the runway. However; an unintended hazard has been created because that work created a ‘trench’ along the edge that is now a HAZARD for landing if you go off the runway. On Sat. September 12th the club held a work day and repaired the trench with the help of a rented excavator move dirt and a lot on manpower. Awesome job guys! (M. Wise)
  • Pattern Poles Repainted
    Managed to complete project I volunteered to do. Repainted the Precision Aerobatics (Pattern) poles today that mark the center of two aerobatic ‘boxes’ used by precision aerobatics pilots to help place their maneuvers correctly. They also help judges access the pilot’s maneuvers when being judged. Hope to see a contest return to BCF. (M. Wise)

Upcoming Events

 

Access to AMA Sanctioned Events

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AMA District 8

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BCF Warbirds Covid

4th Annual Warbirds Sortie

RC Swap Meet OCT 17

OCT 17th, 2020 Swap Meet



Planes / Jets / Helicopters of the Month

Plans, Kits, and Scratch Built

Greg Yancey brought his Top Flight P-40 Warhawk this month. Built by his friend it runs a Zenoah G-62 with modified carb for power and spins a APC 20x15 racing prop. NICE JOB! Looking for the next aircraft built from plans, kits or scratch BUILT.
Ziroli Triplane kit

JETS - Turbine / EDF

July 2019: New Category for members who build and fly Turbine or Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) jets. Bring in your 'Fast Movers" guys and share the SPEED!
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Aeronautical Engineering - Project Rebuild

July 2019: Maximillian (Max) Burton our Club Treasurer, crashed his Hanger 9 10cc Ultra Stick Wednesday, July 17th. As you can see not pretty.

However; since I was flying at the field to maiden one of my rebuilt mash-ups and witnessed the ‘thump’, and looked at the remaining pieces which the recovering crew picked up, I offered to rebuild it for Max as a project and post the process and pictures here to the website. Luckily for Max the OS .65 Engine was fine along with the servos. The radio receiver was toast, yet the satellite receiver was good. Wheel pants pretty wrecked as well as fuel tank, prop and spinner. Horizon has replacement wheel pants but may try to salvage since I’m looking to do with just parts on hand.

(Project complete and delivered to Max on August 25th, 2019) (M. Wise) https://www.bayoucityflyersrc.com/hangar-9-ultra-stick-rebuild-project/

ARF/ARC Bashed/Redesigned/Imagined

Planes almost ready to finish/cover or been redesigned or imagined. Show us your flying models!

October 2020:Martin Banks showed us his cute 'Angry Bird' electric foamie from Tower-foam.com in the UK. The special thing about this bird is it FLAPS IT WINGS up to a certain speed....all done by a controller as part of the electronics. Comes in red or green and I understand a couple of other club members have ordered one......we'll have a flock!

HELICOPTERS

Scale or Fun Helicopters. Bring your "Whirly Birds" guys and share the excitement of helicopter flying!

MEMBER BUILD PROJECTS

Share your projects underway. Apologies to you guys if I've missed your submission. Working to catch up now.
APRIL 2020: Maximillian Burton shared his older Seagull Piper Cub J3 he recently completed with all the build time we have now with the pandemic.
Max's Piper has a 88.2" WS, L: 56.2", Wt, 9.95-11 lbs., running a 2 stroke OS95AX2, with 6 Hitech HS-645MG servos.
APRIL 2020: Mark Troutman wants to thank the club member who gave him this great old Control Line stunt trainer called a 'Banshee' around the time of our last swap meet. Mark couldn't remember who it was so if you know please let him know. Mark covered it with Silk Span and trimmed it with tissue paper and used clear dope over everything. Very old school but he wanted it to be different having sat for 25 years waiting to be built. Beautiful job!
AUGUST 2020: Mike Wise recently completed a total redo/scale upgrade of Motion RC's T-33 Shooting Star. He selected Erich Hartmann's West German Luftwaffe scheme from @1956, Callie graphics and other details.
SEPTEMBER 2020: Jim Dieckow's 8' WS Mongo flying wing project. Originally a slope soarer, Jim converted to electric power using a Monster 50 with two 3600ma packs in parallel and added landing gear. Flies great!