The purpose of the Shawano Radio Controlled Flying Club, founded in 1981, is to promote building and flying model aircraft.
Club secretary Blair Johnson has 13 planes and has been in the club for 10 years.
“I fly all different sizes and a little bit of everything,” Johnson said.
“I love flying,” said Johnson, who has his pilot’s license and used to own an ultralight aircraft.
The remote-controlled planes are built to scale of the original aircraft. They can have wings from 12 to 120 inches or bigger.
There are three types of planes: kit planes, wooden planes you build yourself following the plans provided; ARF, or almost ready to fly, which include pre-built frame and wings, but the electronics and motor need to be installed; and RTF, or ready to fly, which come completely finished.