Welcome to the PropMasters

The Premiere R/C Aero Club in Chicago

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A family friendly R/C Aero Club based in Naperville.

Prop Masters R/C Aero is a club dedicated to building and flying R/C airplanes. The club is based out of the area around; Naperville Illinois and meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. The club meettings are held at Judd Kendal VFW Hall in Naperville Illinois.

The club flies at the Springbrook Prairie flying field and has a Fun-Fly the Sunday following the monthly meeting. Feel free to stop by when you're in the area. Prop Masters also provides a complete flight instruction program. Visit the flight instruction section for further information.

While you are here you can look at our document library. The library contains the current club newsletter as well as past editions, club documents, forms and tips. This site also has a fine collection of club members airplanes in the picture gallery as well as a number of selected RC links that may be of interest.

Hints, Tips, & Tricks

Should I go gas (meaning glow) or electric?”

At the February meeting I met some new folks interested in learning to fly. One of the questions new people always ask is “Should I go gas (meaning glow) or electric?” That is a good question and like all good questions it deserves a good answer. But the answer to this question may depend on whom you ask. We have some members who only fly electric and not glow, and others who fly just glow and gas but not electric. So naturally, most flyers will tell you that what they fly is the best choice. I’m one of the guys that fly both, so I’ll try to give you a fair evaluation. Remember, this article is aimed at folks just getting into the hobby who don’t have any equipment to start with. If I show any dollar amounts it’s just for comparison, you could spend more or you could spend less. New flyers will want to check in the Library section on our club’s website, there is an article that goes into much more detail on the subject of getting started in R/C flying. But now, at the risk of offending both the glow and electric folks, here it goes.


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