Flying Model Airplanes in the San Antonio Area. We have a group of pilots who plan on getting out and flying quite a bit in 2016. We’re going to keep this page updated (along with our calender) with what we’re up to, so if you’d like to join us, read on!.
Our gang is comprised of mostly novice and mid-level pilots who fly a lot of foam airplanes and park flyers. We’re out to just have a good, safe, and fun day of flying model aircraft. However, we have some good friends who are excellent pilots and modelers that are super cool and always willing to help out us new guys. It’s a good vibe! We’re not part of any of the clubs or organizations (other than AMA) and we prefer to keep it basic and open to people that want to give it a try.
Our goal is simple: With the advancements in technology (such as Horizon Hobby’s “as3x and SAFE”) there has never been a better time to learn to fly. Let’s get up in the air and start having a good time!
Monday 09/19/16 – Robbie Allen wrote: There’s a group of us heading over to Hero Stadium to fly FPV Quads at about 5:00PM. Join us if you like
Friday, 03/11/2016- Robbie Allen wrote: The time is changing this weekend. Looks like it’s almost time to get out and do some afternoon flying again.
Friday, 11/13/2015- Robbie Allen wrote: We’re heading out to River City RC tomorrow for the Turkey Fly. Join us. It’s a really fun casual event for all pilots.
Wednesday, 9/30/2015- Robbie Allen wrote: We had a fantastic time last night, thanks to everyone that came out and joined us for a great night of flying and some really good food. Big thanks to Jim Rice who brought a trainer and gave each of us an opportunity to take it up and learn some new skills. I learned how to do a Split-S and an immelmann turn. He also stressed the importance of keeping the wings level going into and out of each maneuver. I think at least 1o of us got a chance to experience flying a 30cc balsa plane with one of the top pilots in the area.
Monday, 9/28/2015- Robbie Allen wrote: We’re getting together at the Lake (River City RC) tomorrow Tuesday 9/29/15. Had a big crowd last Tuesday, so we’re also going to cook up some hot dogs, sausage wraps, and some other stuff this week. Only a few Tuesday’s left before the time change, so please come hangout, fly with us, or just chill if you like.
Jim Rice is bringing a gas engine biplane on a buddy-box (trainer) for us novice and foamy guys to try our hand flying a high quality wood airplane.
So bring a plane with lights if you have it, $5 to pitch in on food, and whatever beverage you enjoy. See you there!
Tuesday, 9/1/2015- Will Moldenhauer wrote: Heading back out to the lake this afternoon to fly. We should be there around 6:00pm. If you’re reading this, then you are welcome to join us. Call the store if you’d like more details.
Tuesday, 8/25/2015- Will Moldenhauer wrote: Come out and Join us tonight at River City RC Flying Field. We will be doing the maiden flight on the Giant New T-28 Foamy from Eflite. It runs on 6s and has a 78″ wingspan. We should be there around 5:30 or 6, Hope to see y’all out there!
It flies very, very nice. Thanks Jason for testing it our for us
Saturday, 8/8/2015 Join us at the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome for Model Aviation Day.
Tuesday, 7/28/2015 – Will Moldenhauer wrote: We will be out at the River City Flying field today! See you @ 5:30
Tuesday, 4/28/2015 – Will Moldenhauer wrote: We will not be flying today. Hope to see y’all out there next Tuesday.
Tuesday, 3/31/2015 – Robbie Allen wrote: River City RC tonight. Looks like we’ll have a few bigger planes out there tonight and we’re going to maiden a Night Visionaire and a Carbon-Z Cub.
Tuesday, 3/24/2015 – Robbie Allen wrote: River City RC.
We got together quickly on this one and it was our first time out with some decent wind. I was told early on that if you want to fly in S. Texas, you better learn how to fly in the wind. A few crashes, but that just made it more fun.
I’m not knocking balsa planes, but Hervey dive-bombed his Apprentice right into the middle of the lake … and then drove it back to shore. Looks like it needs a new wing, but that’s about it. A wood plane would have been totally destroyed.
Tuesday, 2/10/2015 – Robbie Allen wrote: River City RC. Perfect day for Flying! We should be at the field around 4:00pm
Don’t think we tore up anything on this trip.
Tuesday, 1/27/2015 – Robbie Allen wrote: River City RC. We’re going to try to get back out the field again depending on the weather. Got rained out on this one.
Tuesday, 1/27/2015 – Robbie Allen wrote: River City RC. We’re heading out around 4:00 in the afternoon to get the party started this year! So far there’s just a few of us and the goal is knock some of the rust off.
We had a great time, weather was perfect, and the field was in great shape … especially if you consider it was underwater on Saturday. About 7 of us showed up and ended up flying even after the sun went down with the help of a bunch of LEDs.
I got to maiden a VisionAire and it flew just about perfect right out of the box. They are sure making it easy: I downloaded the setup files for the plane onto my DX8, had a couple of experienced guys that were there check things over just to make sure everything looked good, then taxied it out and flew several packs without incident. Can’t wait for the Night VisionAires to get here in March; we have 4 on order – one’s mine;)