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)
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
2022 Turkey Fly
Well, it was a cold and blistery day, temperature was around 10 degrees with the wind chill, the wind was 25mph out of the north, but several members showed up and even flew for our 2022 Turkey fly. Thanks to Peach Smith for her delicious Chili and everyone else that helped make this a successful event. See ya at the Freeze Fly
Pictures are in the Gallery
Once again, we had a great event, good flying, lots of food and lots of flying. It's kind of sad seeing the fall season coming in knowing the flying season will be ending soon but bring in the building season!
Pictures are in the gallery
"Larry Gray Memorial Warbirds over North Branch" 2022
The event was a big success. lots of pilots and thrills for the day. thanks, Domecq, for Cd, Joan and Connie for the Pizza kitchen and everyone else who helped out and participated. Thanks to the Larry Gray family for making, it a special day. Look for the thrilling maiden and thrilling landing on one wheel of the Fokker DR VII.
Pictures in the Gallery
ELECTRIC FLY 2022
What an awesome electric Fly we had a bunch of flyers, great food from Dave's Cafe and just a fun time. Jim Vagini did a great job as CD. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this a great success. pictures in the gallery
BIG BIRD FLY 2022
Thanks to everyone who braved the unbearable heat and made this event a fun time.
pictures to follow
50th ANNIVERSARY OF SOMERSET RC
Thanks to everyone our 50th Anniversary celebration went great. a little hot but still a lot of flying. Thanks to Peach and the wingettes for a really nice ladies' tent, thanks to the Franklin JRROTC for Rasing our flag, Thanks to Tim and Jim for the banner tow, Eric Williams, AMA district II VP, for that really nice plaque of remembrance and everyone else that helped make it a success.
pictures in the Gallery
The 2023 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.
Expo/Flea Market April 29 (completed)
Opening Day, May 20
Fun Fly, June 17
Big Birds, July 22
E-Fly, August 5
Larry Gray Warbirds, Sept 2
End-of-Season Picnic, September 23
Turkey Fly, November 11
Other club events schedule
Burlington County RC (Pemberton)
Sell, Buy and fly Saturday, June 3rd
EDF Jet Flyin Saturday, June 24th
Warbirds Saturday, July 8
Pattern contest Saturday, July 15
Pine Barren modelers
Float Fly Saturday, July 29th
Millstone RC Flyers
Electric Fly June 11
Warbirds Saturday, July 29
Pattern Contest Sept 9
355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, United States
contact: Domecq Smith President Somerset RC 732-215-8371
2023 local flying events schedule