Somerset RC is a multi-interest model airplane club. We have all types of aircraft including glow, gas, electric, scale, 3D, sport flying, and Pattern. The models vary in size from small electric to 40% gas. Unfortunately, turbines are not allowed. We all love to just come out, kick back, and spend some time, sharing stories with fellow modelers. We have several events for club members and offer free instruction to members. So, come on out and be a part of our club.
Meetings are 7:00 pm every last Tuesday of the month
we are currently having meetings via Zoom so contact Domecq for an email with the invite.
355 Milltown Rd,
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807-7020 ( 40.579193, -74.678164)
2023 Turkey Fly
Our Turkey Fly came and went. We had a beautiful day with a hearty turnout. Glow planes actually outnumbered electrics, but no one was counting. With virtually no breeze, the air was kind to all planes, including two motorized gliders that flew without effort through the still autumnal air. And we had chili.
Thank you to First Lady Peach for five gallons of chili, all consumed. Thanks also to Tony for supplying us with his large chili pot, and Dave Szabo who stirred and served. John Samtak provided a great playlist, and Dave Rollino provided butane, drinks, and everything else needed.
There was celebration, too. Somerset RC member Duncan MacQueen brought cigars in celebration of the birth of his 5th grandchild. Congratulations Duncan. He enjoyed some buddy box flying as well and gave us a demonstration of his bugling prowess.
Thank you, members, for your support of this, my fourth Turkey Fly as president of Somerset RC. Peach will be hanging up her chili apron next year as we welcome chili from the Cullen administration. Thank you, Jim Barnes, for your kind words following the lowering of the flag to the sound of taps as we said farewell to the season.
Wishing you well.
President, Somerset RC
pictures below in the gallery
2023 Larry Gray Memorial Warbirds Over North Branch
the event was well attended by pilots and spectators alike. Everyone had a good time as the pictures will show.
pictures below in the gallery taken by Stu Goodman and Tony Rossi
2023 Electric Fly
The e-fly was a lot of fun. We had a nice turnout, and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Chris DeBlass for the pictures and thanks to the CD, Jim Vigani, for planning a nice event.
pictures below in the Gallery
2023 Big Bird Flyin
This year's event was a lot of fun. We had several clubs represented: Staten Island Flyers, Cross Winds, BCRCC, Millstone RC Flyers, and a Connecticut visitor. Loads of Big Birds and good pilots to fly them.
Chef Dave Rollino did the cooking and Joan Slein and Jim Smith helped with the sales. The weather was great, and all had a good time.
pictures in the Gallery below
We had a memorable Expo. Our hobby is about people, AND PLANES. And every entry this past Saturday was notable. Thank you to everyone who showed great spirit by bringing out their planes.
This year can be characterized as "the year of the sweep." Tim Cullen took first place for both Civilian Kit and ARF, Ernie Evon took both first and second place for Warbird Kit, and Jim Barnes took second place for both Civilian Kit and ARF. Bill Huizing (Billy Boat) took first for Warbird ARF, and Dave Rollino took second.
Therefore, Tim Cullen, Ernie Evon, and Bill Huizing each repeat having winning entries for another year in a row. Congratulations to all winners. Details of the entries are found below.
Thank you Execs for making our meeting portion of the day run smoothly.
Our next event is only three weeks away: our 2023 Opening Day at North Branch, Saturday, May 20, opening ceremony at 9:30AM. Details will follow.
Thank you everyone.
We are family! We are Somerset RC!Domecq SmithPresident, Somerset RC
Expo results 2023
1st Place: Ernie Evon—Fokker EIII 60” (kit), E-Flite 32 electric
2nd Place: Ernie Evon—Top Flite Contender “54 (kit), Super Tigre G60, Semco Flow Through Muffler
1st Place: Bill Huizing (Billy Boat)—Seagull Models P-26A Peashooter 71”, 1.60 electric (30cc)
2nd Place: Dave Rollino—Seagull Models Supermarine Spitfire, O.S. 55
1st Place: Tim Cullen—Grumman Goose, 49” by Paul Kohlman. Model Airplane News plans. Manzano Laser short kit, Eflite 370 2ea motors
2nd Place: Jim Barnes—Leisure American Eaglet 62”, 05 electric scale
1st Place: Tim Cullen—Great Planes Waco YMF-5 72”, Saito 150 4C
2nd Place: Jim Barnes—Ikarus Bleriot III, slow flyer geared electric motor
Pictures in the Gallery
2023 Holiday Party
Our holiday party was again a great success with over 40 members and family attending. We had some tasty food, great raffle gifts and a very nice slide show by Tony Rossi "2022 in review". As a bonus Domecq gave us a nice rendition on his piano of some popular tunes.
Pictures available in the gallery at the bottom of the page
for members who didn't attend here is the slide show "2022 in review"
Slide show Link: https://youtu.be/M91tBvs_ET8
The 2024 Dues are still $30.00 Checks should be made out to Somerset RC and mailed to:
Branchburg NJ 08876
or you can make payments to our PayPal account:
PS: If you are paying via PayPal, please link the payment to your bank account and not a credit card,
otherwise, PayPal takes a 3% cut.
Here is the link to renew/register your airplane with the FAA. Every airplane is considered a drone by the FAA so when they say DRONE it applies to all. Use "Recreation" when you register/renew. Also, info about the AMA renewal/registration is in "Good Day Prospective Member" at the end of the page, under "Club Documents". just download the pdf.
North Branch Park Closed
Expo/Flea Market April 29 (completed)
Opening Day, May 20(canceled)
Fun Fly, June 17(completed)
Big Birds, July 22(completed)
E-Fly, August 5(completed)
Larry Gray Warbirds, Sept 2(completed)
End-of-Season Picnic, October 7th(completed)
Turkey Fly, November 4th(completed)
Other club events schedule
Burlington County RC (Pemberton)
Sell, Buy and fly Saturday, June 3rd(completed)
EDF Jet Flyin Saturday, June 24th(canceled)
Warbirds Saturday, July 8(completed)
Pattern contest Saturday, July 15(completed)
Pine Barren modelers
Float Fly Saturday, July 29th(completed)
Millstone RC Flyers
Electric Fly June 11(completed)
Warbirds Saturday, July 29(Completed)
Pattern Contest Sept 9 (completed)