Welcome to Bayou City Flyers
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.
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. The Bayou City Flyers RC club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Club 901).
Next Club Meeting – Saturday March 2, 2019The next club meeting is Saturday March 2, 2019 at 10.00am and will be held at the clubhouse. Please sign-in when you arrive. New members are encouraged to attend and introduce yourselves to the rest of the gang. If you have recently received your AMA membership number and FAA sUAS registration please convey them to Max Burton – Club Treasurer. A highlight of the monthly meeting is the “Plane of the Month” which has two categories: Kit / Scratch and ARF / BARF. All entries must have completed at least one successful flight (which includes a successful landing…) Entrants must be Continue Reading...
Planes of the MonthDuring the February 2019 BCF club meeting we had three entries for “Plane of the Month”: 1 – Kit, 1 – ARF and 1 – BARF. As a result, all three entries have been posted to the homepage which has resulted in the PoM relocation from the right sidebar to below the scrolling information posts within “Planes of the Month“. Doing so has allowed the publishing of more descriptive content for each plane. Clicking on each image will result in the image expanding. Enjoy.
January 5, 2019: A Beautiful Day to Fly RCJanuary 5, 2019 was a beautiful day to fly powered RC aircraft at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield. It would be great if every day in Houston was like today! Pictures of today’s flying have been posted to the Media – Photos – Bayou City Flyers section of this website. Photos 2 – 22 are those from January 5, 2019. Click on the title of this post to access the photos
BCF – 2019 Membership ApplicationThe 2019 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: 2019 BCF Application There are several other ways to access the 2019 application within the Members and Membership page of this website.
Access to AMA Sanctioned EventsFor a list of sanctioned AMA events, click on the title of this post for a Link to AMA Sanctioned Events and enter the requested information.
Safety – FAA sUAS RegistrationPilots with powered radio controlled models that intend to fly at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield must register with the FAA – Small Unmanned Aircraft System. This includes planes, helicopters and multi-rotor models. Unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) on takeoff, including everything that is on board or otherwise attached to the aircraft and operated outdoors in the national airspace system must register. Click on title of this posting to access the link to the FAA website. FAA – Small Unmanned Aircraft System Registration (sUAS)
Lost and Found RC ModelsBCF member John Haskell has explored the wild country north of the runway and located a number of models. He has written a short descriptive document, taken pictures of the models and posted their location on a map. This information is available to BCF members registered to access the Member Documents section of the website. If you have lost a model or know of a someone who has, check out this information. It is believed John will periodically update this information. If you find a lost model not currently identified, please contact the owner if so identified and contact John Continue Reading...
Planes of the Month
February 2019: Nestor Garcia Sukhoi SU-29 RC model (kit) by Wrongwayrc. Graphics by Callie Graphics. Wingspan: 63 inches, Length: 61 inches, Wing Area 1114 square inches. Weight 8.0 to 9.0 pounds typical. Wing Loading at 8 lb – 16.55 oz/sq. ft Currently equipped with: DLE 20cc motor (gasoline) and 16″x6″ propeller. Servos: 4 x 1231SG 6.0v high torque coreless steel gear digital servo with torque (@ 6.0v oz-in): 444.4 and 1 x 0254MG 6.0v standard digital servo with torque (@6.0v oz-in): 100.0 Main battery: 2200mAh 6.6v, Spark battery: 2000mAh 6v
February 2019: Jessica Haskell Focke Wulf Ta – 152. Is available from MotionRC by FlightLine. It has a 51 inch wingspan, an 830Kv motor, a 60-amp ESC and a Spektrum 6 channel receiver all powered by a 4 cell 2200mAh battery. It also has retracts and flaps. An interesting anecdote, before Jessica acquired the FW Ta-152, it was lost during a flight and was found in a “search & rescue” and recovered from the top of a tree north of Scobee field.
February 2019: George Lumpkins – Dornier 635. The Dornier 635 was a concept from the German high command for a long range recon aircraft using two of the DO 335 fuselages and control systems. The DO 335 was the fastest propeller airplane of WWII with almost 3400 HP. The DO 635, if it had been built, would have been faster. The plane I brought to the February Club meeting is two Vmar of Vmar store at ebay DO335 ARF’s. You supply the electronics. It is a built-up plane. I used two 250 Watt, 1500 RPM / volt motors from Grayson hobby turning 8×6 props. This measured is 35 amps, on three cells or 250 watts for 500 watts total…PER Fuselage. I custom built the center section to join the wings (hence BARF) and fuse sections. The receiver is situated in this center area. MUCH alignment is necessary. 8 “Y” connectors and a handful of connectors are required. Actually this is the second time I have built this conversion. The original suffered a head-on collision from a trainer three years ago. It definitely is an interesting model in the air. Hope I am entertaining the club. George – you are!