The KW Flying Dutchmen is one of the older, more established RC flying clubs in Canada. It was formed in the 1940’s and is currently located at the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club near St. Jacobs, Ontario. Most summer mornings and evenings you will find members flying their favourite aircraft and when not flying, discussing various aspects of the hobby.
The club meets monthly during the winter months to conduct club business and listen to presentations from various members and/or guest speakers. Club members will also share details on new RC aircraft builds/purchases, special projects and building techniques. Over the years, a number of our members have even competed in Canadian National championships and some have also participated in American and Worldwide competitions.
Visitors are more than welcome to attend these meetings and get a first hand look at this fascinating hobby.
From October to May we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm in the Banquet Hall at the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club. The informal “hangar talk” starts around 7:30pm. During the summer months we would rather fly than meet and pursue our passion at the flight line.
About the Hobby
Building and flying radio-controlled (RC) aircraft is a great hobby, both exciting and rewarding. Your choices are many:
- Nitro, Gas or electric powered
- Small lightweight indoor planes to giant scale
- Fast or slow flying
- Aerobatic, Sport or Scale flying
Develop your skills overtime, to satisfy your flying needs and style from basic flying to all out aerobatic performance.
If you enjoy building models this hobby offers an endless list of building projects. If you don’t enjoy building and want to get into the air right away you will appreciate ARF’s (Almost Ready to Fly) and RTF’s (Ready To Fly) aircraft. The hobby is not as expensive as is commonly believed, especially when compared to other hobbies such as golf or rebuilding old cars. You can get setup with your first plane ready to go for <$500. Come out to the club and talk it over with a few of the members who can guide you in making your first purchase a good one.