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.
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 Model Aircraft Registration Regulation Now in Effect
It is now February 19, 2016, and the FAA now requires registration of all model aircraft weighing greater than 7 ounces (250 grams for our metric folks) and less than 55 pounds. According the FAA, existing model aircraft (e.g., fixed wing, helicopter, multicopter, gliders, etc.) must be registered prior to its first outdoor flight. Once the pilot is registered, the same registration number can be used for all of his/her models.
Sundancer RC Club members will not be required to show proof of FAA registration to any club member, club officer, or club members on the BOD. However, the FAA (or their representatives) can ask to see proof of registration.
Here is a direct link to register your butterdrone, or any other sUAS you may have.
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.
The club caters to rock crawlers, oval, and off-road vehicles. The car facility boasts two covered pavillions, a generator, and a covered (and ventilated!) drivers' stand for the off-road track. This track is managed and kept in top shape by our club members.
The off-road track regularly hosts ROAR sponsored races, featuring 1/8 scale nitro and electric buggies, 1/10 scale 2wd/4wd short course trucks, 1/10 scale 2wd/4wd buggies and truggies. Club racing is more relaxed, and you may find your 1/10 4wd SCT running against 1/8 scale buggy! The tracks use the MyLaps transponder system, so chances are your vehicle is ready to race!
Everybody pays to race on race days. Non-club members are welcome to practice when no races are running for a nominal $10 fee. Tim Mullins, the track marshall, will be happy to get you settled in.
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.