Welcome to the Sundancer's RC Club Website
Welcome to the website for the Sundancers RC Club.
We are a 140+ and growing community of radio controlled enthusiasts. Our facilities are located in west St. Lucie county and cover all major RC disciplines, from flying to boating to off-road racing. The Sundancers RC Club is a private members only playground.
Club membership offers a number of benefits. The main benefit is use of the club’s facilities. All of the facilities are maintained by the club dues and event income. In addition to paying club dues, all members must be insured by at least one of the following:
- The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for all things that fly, float, or roll on the ground.
- ROAR for all things with wheels on the ground (or that occasionally end up turtled after a bad jump!). In order to participate in ROAR sponsored races, the drivers must have ROAR insurance (AMA will not cover insurance requirements during racing events).
- NAMBA for all things that ride on (or under!) the surface of a body of water. In order to participate in NAMBA sponsored races, the boat capitans must have NAMBA insurance (AMA will not cover insurance requirements during racing events).
Our radio control park has a 1000 feet grass East-West runway, a 500 feet grass North-South runway, and a large pond for the float flying/boating modelers, and now after much hard work, an oval and off-road car track is in place and is open for business. Additionally, we have electric power at the facility available for charging batteries.
You will find our Location, club contacts, and more information about the club within the website.
Come on out and join us. Visitors are always welcome. When you are ready to join the club, visit the Join Us tab above.
By the way, search for Sundancers RC Club on Facebook to get to our Facebook page.
2017 Big Bird Pictures
Rick Kremer attended the Big Bird and took several pictures. Rick is a professional photographer, and posted the pictures on his website (RKremerPhotography.com) for viewing and downloading (for free!). Click on this LINK to see the photographs. Again, thanks Rick. The webmaster that forgot his camera is in your debt.
Introducing Online “Pay to Play" with PayPal
Ever have one of those days where you drove out to the car track for a race and forgot cash for your entry fee? Ever show up at a fly in event and realize you forgot cash to pay your landing fee? Now you can use PayPal to pay the Sundancers RC Club for race and fly in entry fees. You can also pay your annual dues, or even donate some money online. Safe and easy, you don’t have to be logged into the website as all the heavy lifting is performed by PayPal using the PayPal interface we have all become familiar with.
The club realizes that not all RC enthusiasts want to become members of the Sundancers RC Club, they may be snowbirds or have other extenuating circumstances where paying for full membership is prohibitive. To accommodate these occasional use people, the club has decided to allow non-members use of the track, pond, and/or flight facilities for a nominal daily fee. The only requirement is that you have to be a member of ROAR, NAMBA, or AMA to cover yourself and club for insurance purposes. There will be no exceptions to ROAR, NAMBA, or AMA coverage, and this information will be verified before you are given permission to use the facilities. Nonmembers will be visually identifiable as “legal” users to the Sundancers RC Club membership once payment is received via PayPal or cash. If using PayPal, keep your invoice on your smartphone for verification.
It took a while, but the Sundancers RC Club has entered the 21st century! Look for the PayPal buttons and leave your cash at home.
FAA Overreach Concerning Model Aircraft Registration OVERRULED!
That was the way it was on February 19, 2016, when the FAA ruled that all model aircraft weighing greater than 7 ounces (250 grams for our metric folks) and less than 55 pounds required registration. According the FAA, existing model aircraft (e.g., fixed wing, helicopter, multicopter, gliders, etc.) had to be registered prior to its first outdoor flight. Once the pilot was registered, the same registration number was to be used for all of his/her models.
Lucky for model aircraft enthusists, John Taylor took the FAA to court and the court ruled that section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 expressly prohibits any further regulation, including registration, of model aircraft. Now your butterdrone may fly free. Good luck getting your $5 registration fee back! Actually, go here to get off the drone registery and get your $5 back!
There is still a chance that Congress could eliminate section 336 when the FAA Modernization and Reform Act goes back for reauthorization. Now is the time to contact your Congressman to let your views be known.
And, if you happen to run into John Taylor, buy him a beer.
We have one of the nicest flying facilities in the area. With a grass 500 feet North-South runway and a grass 1000 feet East-West runway pilots will always find an open flight station. Each runway has a covered pavillion, and the main runway pavillion has a gas grill, electric fans, spot lights, and a flight simulator set up for care-free practice with the "reset" button.
Noise restrictions are not much of a concern at the club as there are no neighbors to annoy out in the country. Loud mufflers? Who cares! The North-South runway is primarily used for helicopter and multirotor flying, with most fixed wing aircraft taking place on the East-West runway. The best part is that the sun is at your back pretty much all day.
If it flys, bring it out. Electrics, nitro, gas, giant scale, foamies, helis, multicopters, we do it all.
Welcome to the Treasure Coast's only outdoor off road race track. Weather permitting, the track is normally open for practice on the weekends, with club races most Sundays. So bring out your 1/10 scale buggies, truggies, and short course trucks as well as 1/8 scale buggies. We also feature a clay banked oval track.
We have a covered pavilion next to the floating dock for our boating and float flying enthusiasts. The post is well-stocked, and fishing is allowed - but don't take what you catch - catch and release only! Occasionally, we get a croc or two in the pond, so keep a keen eye when out by the water.