Oakland Cloud Dusters
Free Flight from the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond

Upcoming!

March 23, 2019 8:00 AM • Lost Hills
March 30, 2019 8:00 AM • Waegell Field
April 16, 2019 11:00 AM • Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City
  • July 21, 2015 12:17 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    This is a postal championship contest for U.S. and Canadian model airplane clubs flying Jimmie Allen models. A participating club will select any desired single date to hold its contest during the months of July, August, September or October 2015. The club score will be the sum of the total 3-flight scores of the three highest scoring club members in the club's contest. Click here for the rules.

    SAM 27 will hold their event on August 29, 2015 at Lakeville. It would be fun if we can join them with an OCD team. Please email your interest to webmaster@oaklandclouddusters.org.

  • June 16, 2015 12:08 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We have started adding articles to the OCD Library section. Your contributions would be very welcome and much appreciated! Let's dig out those old newsletter/magazine clippings, or let's put together something totally new, and share with the Free-Flight community! We're also seeking articles or photos related to the history of our club.

  • May 23, 2015 1:09 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    OCDs regular Small Field Contest was held at Lagunita on May 17, 2015 under excellent, overcast weather conditions with very little drift and temperatures in the 60s. A few light thermals but otherwise, all airplanes remained on the field with retrieval in squishy conditions within some sporadic high reeds and other green growth. Many young frogs and toads observed under foot. Click here for the results...

    A Sky Bunny and two HLGs

    Haoyang W. preparing his CAT gliders

    Haoyang W. with his own design E-20

    Truman C. with his entry in Small Rubber

  • May 23, 2015 12:58 AM | Web Master (Administrator)


    The Second International Sky Bunny Postal Contest will take place on the Labor Day weekend. OCD member Gary Hinze is the organizer of the event. Visit the following link for more information.

    http://www.endlesslift.com/second-international-sky-bunny-postal-contest/

  • April 28, 2015 9:20 AM | Web Master (Administrator)
    The two day event was held at the Waegell field. Despite earlier forecasts of strong winds particularly for Sunday, both days were quite nice for flying. 30+ flyers enjoyed the competition and camaraderie, and a few luckier ones were treated to $100 bills in the drawing. Hope to see you there next year! Results here. Pictures coming soon...


  • April 12, 2015 1:27 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    6 flyers participated in the inaugural OCD Sky Bunny contest, held within the April Small Field Club contest at Lagunita. Most models were completed within the last week, with Ben finishing up at 2AM last night. The winner was Haoyang Wang. Congratulations Haoyang! The contest results are here.

    Sky Bunny event participants (L to R): Haoyang W, Manuel C, Bill W, Fred T, Ates G, Ben T


    Winner Haoyang W receiving his trophy from Truman C

  • March 26, 2015 9:49 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We have ordered 10 laser cut Sky Bunny kits from the newly revived Peck Polymers. If you would like to purchase one, please let webmaster@oaklandcloudduster.org know via email. The price is $15 per kit.

    If you are unable to purchase one from the club, here are the alternatives:

    • You can contact the new Peck Polymers at peck.polymers@gmail.com and order one directly from them.
    • You can order through FAI Model Supply at http://www.faimodelsupply.com.
    • You can print the plans from OCDs web site at http://www.oaklandclouddusters.org/Plans and build one from the plans.

    We hope that you build one and bring it out to fly on April 12, in the OCD Small Field Contest at Lagunita. Here is the Sky Bunny event trophy you'll be fighting for, courtesy of Tom Faith.


  • March 17, 2015 11:07 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Please find attached the newsletter by Fred Terzian, summarizing recent club activities.

    OCD Newsletter March 2015.pdf

  • March 08, 2015 1:53 PM | Web Master (Administrator)
    If you have purchased E-20 motors from the club and need to remove the brass gear from the shaft, remember to bring the motor to next club meeting. Dick Douglas will bring his gear puller specifically made for removing those gear without damaging the motor. 
  • February 24, 2015 11:54 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    OCD has made bulk purchase of 20 E-20 Electric FF packages from the Willamette Modelers Club, and is making them available to OCD members at a discounted price of $35. The E-20 Package available from the club includes:

    • PKZ 3616 Motor
    • E-20 Timer
    • 2 props (2.6” diameter)
    • PKZ 3052 Battery Connector
    • LiPo Battery (150 Mah x 25C)

    Due to the limited number of Packages on hand, there's a limit of one Package per member. We still have 3 packages left and would consider ordering more if there is further demand from club members. Please contact Fred Terzian to make purchase.

Check out the Upcoming Events page, for a listing of meetings and contests.  Please register for the event in order to receive a timely email reminder.  The reminder email will also contain any last minute information which may be helpful.

The site also manages the membership.  With your paid membership, you can access the members-only section.  As a member, you will be able to:

  • View & update your member information
  • View the names and contact information of other members
  • View club contest scores and overall standings
  • Purchase free-flight items at-cost (Badge Timers and FAI rubber)
  • Access members-only plans

The cost of membership is $15 for 12 months.  Individuals under the age of 19 (AMA Juniors and Seniors) are free, subject to verification.

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