FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can use the flying fields and race tracks?
The RC Club runways and race tracks are for the exclusive use of members of the RC Club. Guests may fly or drive at the facility only when accompanied by an active member. Non-members may visit the facility when it is open and may observe our activities. We welcome guests!
How can I join the RC Club?
Residents of Robson Ranch are eligible to join the RC Club. An application is available to download and print on this web site under the Club tab. Or you can pick up a form from the display rack at the RC Facility.
How can I learn more about the RC Club?
This web site offers a lot of information. You may also come to a club meeting (see Calendar). But the best way to learn more is to come out to the facility while we are active there. Monday mornings are great for the Flyers. Tuesday and Thursday mornings are best for the Racers. See the Calendar for details about times and dates.
What does it cost to join the RC Club?
Club dues are $60 for the calendar year for individuals and $75 for couples. Additional costs for cars, planes etc. vary based on individual preferences. Car racing requires a transponder that can be purchased from the club for $40. Membership in Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is required for all Flyers, but not for members who only race.
How do I know what kind of car to buy and what is the approximate cost?
Information on cars is included on this website (Club>Racing) A car can cost anywhere from $230.00 up. Expectto psy morefor better performance. Cars may be purchased on-line. Many of our members purchase their cars from Hobby Action in Chandler where club members receive a discount. Keep in mind that cars often require repairs and purchase of additional parts.
Note: Generally speaking, RC racing is cheaper than golf! And no greens fees!
I am interested in flying RC planes. How would I get started?
The Club has several trained instructors who will train novice pilots using trainer aircraft owned by the club. The Club also has a flight simulator for practice.
When can members use the field or tracks for practice flying and driving?
The facility is available to members 24/7. Members are given the necessary gate codes to access the field.
You may send questions to us at robsonranchrc @gmail.com - someone will respond and your question may appear on this FAQ page - note that our Google web site does not yet support the capability to click on an email address to automatically create an email and send it. You will need to use your regular email program.