Hobby Center Local Area Events: 2018

Note:

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Monthly Club Meetings.

Start Date: 1/1/2019
End Date: 12/31/2019
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 Wednesday of each month at the New Gloucester community building starting at 7PM. 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 3, 2019
End Date: Feb 3, 2019
Weather Date: Feb 10, 2019
Description:
This is the Propsnappers "numb thumbs" fly-in held at the club field. Event starts at 9AM Til Numb...Coffee and donuts provided.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Flying in a Scale Event ( Ray & Robbins Hobby Center )

Start Date: Mar 03, 2019
End Date: Mar 03, 2019
Description: Starts at 10AM...
This will be a basic level class on what to expect at a Scale event. The emphasis will be on the "Fun Scale" event and how maneuvers are flown and judged. Flying fun scale is “Fun” and all the required maneuvers are within the skill level of most sport flyers, even those new to the hobby. This class is an interest builder for the combined Skystreakers/Propsnappers Scale Event scheduled for September. Instructors: Bill Lairsey, Ray Labonte & Eddie Alonso.

Swap Meet ( Maine Medical Center Falmouth )


Start Date: April 14, 2019
End Date: April 14, 2019
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 4, 2019
End Date: April 5, 2019
Description: See Flyer
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. see map
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Spring Float Fly ( Lower Range Pond State Park )

Start Date: May 19, 2018
End Date: May 20, 2018
Description:
See club website for more info. see map
Sponsored by:  Skystreakers Model Club

Annual Fun Fly & Swap Event ( Skystreakers Field )


Start Date: June 3, 2018
End Date: June 3, 2018
Description: One day Fun Fly & Swap Meet 9AM - 3 PM ... bring goodies to sell at Skystreakers R/C Field.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Spring Open House ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: June 22, 2019
End Date: June 22, 2019
Rain Date: June 29, 2019
Description: One day open house public welcome... Buddy box intro flights available. Famous Propsnappers Hot Dogs will be served at 11:30.

Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Annual Maine IMAC Challenge ( Skystreakers Field )

Start Date: July 13, 2019
End Date: July 14, 2019
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

War Bird Fun Fly ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: July 20, 2019
End Date: July 20, 2019
Rain Date: July 27, 2019
Description: One day War Bird event, any type of war bird welcome... Famous Propsnappers Solar Powered Hot Dogs available for your dining pleasure.

Event Director: Tony Blanchard
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Electric Fun Fly ( Skystreakers Field )

Start Date: Aug 12, 2018
End Date: Aug 12, 2018
Description: At the Skystreakers flying site,9AM - 3PM All electric aircraft welcome. Food will be available.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Twilight Flying ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: May 1 @ 7pm, May 8 @ 7:30pm, Jun 5 @ 7:30pm, Aug 7 @ 7:30pm, Sep 25 @ 6:00pm,
Oct 2 @ 5:30pm, and Oct 9 @ 5:30pm.
Description: Late evening flying with illuminated electric aircraft.
Note: No flying after 7PM at Propsnappers field except on scheduled dates that are coordinated with Land Fill Operations.
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model Club

Maine Scale Shoot Out ( Skystreakers Field )

Start Date: Sept 6, 2019( dates tentative )
End Date: Sept 8, 2019
Description: This is a joint event between the Propsnappers and Skystreakers model clubs. At the Skystreakers flying site! All scale/sport scale aircraft welcome. This will be a judged event. Food will be available for the event.
Sponsored by: Skystreakers Model Club

Fall Float Fly In ( Kiwanis Beach, Watchic Pond )

Start Date: Sept 14, 2019
End Date: Sept 15, 2019
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

Fall Fun Fly ( Propsnappers Field )

Start Date: Oct 6, 2019
End Date: Oct 6, 2019
Rain Date: Oct 13, 2019
Bring out your nitro, electric, rubber band, and any other plane you have and let it rip. We will be serving our finest gourmet hotdogs, cooked to perfection, at 11:30 - 1st come first serve! 

Propsnappers Club Awards Banquet/Christmas Party (Italian Heritage Center )

Start Date: Dec 4, 2019
End Date: Dec 4, 2019
Description:
Our Annual Club Banquet will be held Dec. 4th at the Italian Heritage Center, in Portland. 5-9PM. Happy Hour 5-6:00 Dinner at 6:00 Awards at 7PM. Great menu at event. New solos and members will be introduced. We will also have drawings for many Christmas gifts and gift cards to the Hobby Center. Event Director: Dave Cyr
Sponsored by: Propsnappers Model club

 

 

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Saturday                                9:00 - 5:00

Sunday                                  CLOSED

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