Hobby Center Local Area Events:

Note:

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Monthly Club Meetings.

Start Date: 1/1/2017
End Date: 12/31/2017
Description:
• Portland Propsnappers R/C Club meet the first Wednesday of each month at Ray & Robin's Hobby Center starting at 6:30 PM. Note: No meetings during summer flying season.

• Skystreakers R/C Club meet the second Thursday of each month at New Gloucester Memorial School Library starting at 7:00 PM. Note: Reduced meetings during summer flying season.

• R/C Bushpilots meet most months at a host club members house. Call Ed Estabrook, Tel: 929-3491, to get meeting time and location.

• Greater Portland R/C Boaters meet the third Wednesday of each month at Ray & Robin's Hobby Center starting at 7:00 PM.

R/C CAR & Drone RACING ... See track page on website Link

 

Summer Flight Instruction: (Portland Area)

  • Propsnappers Model Club,,, LINK
  • Skystreakers Model Club... LINK

Winter Fun Fly ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: Feb 19, 2017
End Date: Feb 19, 2017
Weather Date: N/A
Description:
This is the Propsnappers "numb thumbs fly-in held at the club field. Event starts at 9AM.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Mid Coast Model Festival Event ( Owls Head Maine )

Start Date: Apr 8, 2017
End Date: Apr 9, 2017
Description: Static and flying model displays by area clubs. Mid Coast Modelers is the lead club for this event.. Sponsored by: Owls Head Transportation Museum

Swap Meet ( Maine Medical Center Falmouth )


Start Date: April 30, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Description:
This swap meet will be held in the parking lot of the Maine Medical Center in Falmouth, ME. 8AM - Till. You may bring and set up tables and use tents as required by conditions. See Flyer for more info.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Spring Float Fly ( Kiwanis Beach, Watchic Pond )

Start Date: May 6, 2017
End Date: May 7, 2017
Description:
This will be the Spring event. Held both Saturday and Sunday 9:00am till dark. There will be a small landing fee. You can fly for one day or two days. See club website for more info.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Spring Fun Fly ( Skystreakers Field )


Start Date: May 21, 2017
End Date: May 21, 2017
Description: One day Fun Fly 9AM - 3 PM ... Celebrate field opening for the season.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Open House & Swap Meet ( Skystreakers Field )


Start Date: Jun4 , 2017
End Date: Jun 4 , 2017
Description: One day Fun Fly & Swap Meet... bring goodies to sell at Skystreakers R/C Field.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Fun-Fly Contest ( KVMA Field Sidney )

Start Date: June 18, 2017
End Date: June 18, 2017
Description: Starts promply at 10AM
See club website for more information.
Sponsored by: Kennebec Valley Model Aviators Club

Spring Open House ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: June 24, 2017
End Date: June 24, 2017
Rain Date: June 25, 2017
Description: This event is also a Fund Raiser for the Make A Wish foundation... See Flyer!

The Propsnappers RC Club of Greater Portland announces the 2nd Annual Wings for Wishes event, in conjunction with our annual Open House, June 26th. All proceeds towards this event will be 100% donated to Make a Wish Maine Foundation.
There will be plenty of activity that day with prizes, raffles and food. A noon time show will feature a few of our local talent and together with our own club members, there should be some great flying all day. All pilots need to be AMA and FAA. Those of you that would love to fly that day there will be a $20 landing fee. Parking will be tight so get there early. The Propsnappers RC club field is located off of Running Hill Rd. Scarborough. Look for signs. Time for this event will 9am-4pm. Free to the Public.
We'll have available instructors willing to introduce those whom have had the desire to try Radio Controlled flying.
The Wings for Wishes event was started in Montana by Eric Kendall 2011. It has now grown to several states taking part and now Maine has joined the group.
Please make an effort to join us June 12th.
Hope to see everyone there! Should be a great day for a worthwhile benefit.
Please help by contributing any amount you can - $30, $50, $100 or even more. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives.
If you’re not able to make this great event and want to donate on-line please visit:

http://site.wish.org/site/TR/FriendsandFamily/Make-A-WishMaine?px=3147009&pg=personal&fr_id=1584

Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Annual Maine IMAC Challenge ( Skystreakers Field )

Start Date: July 15, 2017
End Date: July 16, 2017
Description: 
A must attend event for the competition minded pilot. The Maine IMAC Challenge is flown using the International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) rules. All classes of competition from Basic to Unlimited are offered as well as the Freestyle event. Plan to come watch, or participate in the event. For more information give Ray & Robin's Hobby Center a call at (207)-797-5196. See Event Flyer
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Art Aube' Sailplane Fly-In ( KVMA Field Sidney )

Start Date: July 23, 2017
End Date: July 23, 2017
Description:
See club website for more information.
Sponsored by: Kennebec Valley Model Aviators Club

Wings & Wheels Spectacular ( Owls Head Maine )

Start Date: Aug 5, 2017
End Date: Aug 6, 2017
Description: Classic cars, steam engines and assorted aerobatic aircraft, full scale and models, performances will highlight the Owls Head Transportation Museum's most impressive show of the summer, The annual Wings & Wheels Spectacular is the Museum's longest running event; the inaugural airshow, known affectionately as "The Rally," was held in 1975. Sponsored by: Owls Head Transportation Museum

Club Picnic ( KVMA Field Sidney )

Start Date: Aug 20, 2017
End Date: Aug 20, 2017
Description: Club family picnic, starts at 10AM.
See club website for more information.
Sponsored by: Kennebec Valley Model Aviators Club

Maine Scale Shoot Out ( Skystreakers Field )

Start Date: Aug 26, 2017
End Date: Aug 27, 2017
Description: This is a joint event between the Propsnappers and Skystreakers model clubs this year. At the Skystreakers flying site! All scale/sport scale aircraft welcome. Scale static judging along with flying practice will be on Friday. Food will be available for the event on Saturday and Sunday.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Fall Float Fly In ( Kiwanis Beach, Watchic Pond )

Start Date: Sept 16, 2017
End Date: Sept 17, 2017
Description:
This will be the Fall event. Held both Saturday and Sunday 9:00am till dark. There will be a landing fee. You can fly for one day or two days. Hotdogs and other tasty goodies! This event will be held at Kiwanis Beach. For details go to the Propsnappers website, or call Ray & Robin's Hobby Center at 207-797-5196. See Flyer!
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Electric Fun Fly ( Skystreakers Field )

Start Date: Sep 10, 2017
End Date: Sep 10, 2017
Description: At the Skystreakers flying site,9AM - 3PM All electric aircraft welcome. Food will be available.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

End of Season Fly In ( KVMA Field Sidney )

Start Date: Oct 1, 2017
End Date: Oct 1, 2017
Description: Starts at 10AM
See club website for more information.
Sponsored by: Kennebec Valley Model Aviators Club

Funky Fun Fly ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: Oct 7, 2017
End Date: Oct 7, 2017
Rain Date: Oct 8, 2017
Funkyl Fun Fly: Oct 7. Rain Date Oct. 8th.Bring out your nitro, electric, rubber band, and any other plane you have and let it rip. Bring out your biggest, baddest, and deadest batteries and challenge our new charger at 10 AM. We will be serving our finest gourmet hotdogs, cooked to perfection, at 11:30 - 1st come first serve! 
See Flyer

Propsnappers Club Banquet (Clarion Hotel )

Start Date: Oct 11, 2017
End Date: Oct 11, 2017
Description:
Our Annual Club Banquet will be held at the Clarion Hotel. 6-10. Happy Hour 6-6:30 Dinner at 6:30 Awards at 7... See Flyer!.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model club

Propsnappers Christmas Party (Hobby Center Basement)

Start Date: Dec 6, 2017
End Date: Dec 6, 2017
Christmas Party in the Hobby Center basement starting at 6PM... There will be great food, entertainment
( Including micro plane/heli race and limbo events ) and prizes. Club Members and Family Only.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model club

 

Holiday Store Hours:

Monday thru Friday               9:30 - 6:00

Saturday                                9:00 - 5:00

Sunday                                10:00 - 4:00

Note: We Close at 3PM Christmas Eve !.

What's New:

•       If you would like to learn all the "How To" on using the new Spektrum AS3X programable receivers visit this link for YouTube videos produced by Horizon Hobbies: LINK

•      Ray & Robins is now a Dealer for GOBLIN HELLICOPTERS!

 

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