Fifteen years... It's hard to believe that it has been fifteen years since I stood this site up on the internet.
RCSB started as an idea in the year 2002 at the Rally of Eagles event while I was socializing with other modelers one evening. We all agreed it would be great to have our own community to share ideas and techniques, allow folks new in this aspect of the hobby get help when they needed to ask questions, communicate with designers, kit manufactures, other vendors, and most importantly to help inject a little life back into R/C Scale Modeling. Even with the other sites on the internet there was no true focus on scale building. So I decided to take on the challenge.
That day in June 2003 when I brought RCSB online I could have never imagined it would grow into the largest online community for scale r/c aircraft in the world. From a modest start of about 70 members the first month to over 16,000 active users around the world in the last 15 years.
Why has RCSB been so successful? One word... YOU! Your postings, telling friends, and standing behind us with our community supported site has made our community the envy on other r/c forums. So much so that I have been approached by other forum owners asking for ideas and had several offers to purchase RCSB (and they were all immediately told no).
The moderators and myself continue to pledge to you that we will continue to make RCSB a pleasant comfortable environment that does not allow the usual trolling, bickering, and sop-boxing that other R/C communities do. Some may not care much for our rules but like any society, they are required to keep order and make this site enjoyable for EVERYONE. All I have ever ask is that everyone here treat others as they would want to be treated.
In closing, I look forward to another 15 years of building, flying and enjoying each other's company both here digitally and in person when possible. I hope through the coming years we all make many new friends here on the site and continue to improve and share our experiences with others.
Last but certainly not least. We will be doing a weekly drawing each Monday this month where a random site supporter or lifetime site supporter will have a chance to win a great prize. Be sure and check in each Monday to see if you have won.
Thank you all for your support through the years.
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