Modern Turf Sod Farm
   5925 Peach Orchard Rd
   Dalzell, SC 29040
   GPS: N34 03.355 W80 25.517
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For many years, LARKS has had a deep community involvement, donating over $40,000 to various charities.
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LARKS Main Field (Larks West)
LARKS East (Sod Farm)
1800 Ben Franklin Rd
     Leesville, SC 29070
     GPS: N 33 49.151 W 81 24.580
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LARKS January Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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It's AMA Renewal time! If you lost the mailer from the AMA, you can get your AMA renewal online at:
Dave Andersen-LARKS Webmaster.
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We have been involved in introducing modeling to children of all ages, sending children to camp, doing flying demos at local schools, churches, and parks. We have also set up simulators and static displays at various locations as an educational experience to our community. We are always open to new ideas to promote our hobby to others in a safe way.
LARKS Mission Statement
To promote model aircraft building and flying as a family oriented hobby, to freely and openly share what we have collectively learned and experienced, and to provide an enjoyable, friendly and safe environment for our fellow hobbyists and guests.
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Flying Humor: OOPS!! Someone got in the way......
Past Newsletter Index
In case you missed one of the past newsletters, we now have an index of all the past newsletters since I took over as webmaster.....
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Plane of the Month
Some of us like with use windpower on the water.
AMA Government Relations Blog
E-flite has a new 3 engine parkflyer-the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Convergence in BNF and PNP versions ($249 and $219 respectively). The video (see above) is very impressive. It goes from hover to zoom with a flip of a switch. It's gotta be the easiest RC plane to land and take off ..... ever!

It is also can be equipped to be FPV Ready.
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This is a fascinating concept. It's like the product of mating a multirotor with a flying wing. Watch how one pilot take off from the back of his SUV (probably not recommended). How many planes do you see that can fly backwards?!
YouTube Videos of E-flite's Convergence VTOL
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Club News-November
December 2016
Hobby Shop of the Month
The Hobby Stop in Rock Hill was founded in 1992.
Walt has been a LARKS member for the past 8 years.

He has been an AMA member since 1964, currently flying a PAU Viper with a DA 120 for power.

AMA Model Aviation Plans
The meeting was held on December 1. Membership renewals, roofing for the LARKS West field, vandalism at the field, and field services at both the LARKS East and LARKS West locations were discussed.
Discussions for a second/alternate website webmaster and requests for photos for the website were also brought up as new business.
             E-flite Convergence VTOL
You might find him at LARKS West on Sundays before noon. Walt is another expert pilot and puts on quite a show!.

February 10-11, 2017
Sanction #17/149. Beautiful 900' grass runway. Landing fee $10, pilot lunch provided both days. Pilot choice awards. Two 15amp hook ups, unlimited dry camping. Giant scale is 80" mono, 60" biplane, or 140" combined length and width for turbines, pilots meeting 9am.
Eutawville Flyers Annual Giant Scale Fly In
Site: Club Field,
Email: viper1gj@gmail.com
Sponsor: Eutawville Flyers, INC.
Gary Jones CD PH: 843-701-2644
Ron Lindler wants to sell an iMax AC / DC - 100W charger ( 1 - 6 cells ). Offered for $35.00.
Originally sold for $105.00 in August of 2014.
No Damage .. Fully operational. Additional details can be viewed on Ebay
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Ron's Email: rlindler@windstream.net
They have 3 RC racetracks for our RC Car/Racing enthusiasts, a 3800 square foot showroom full of RC supplies, Cars, Aircraft, Boats, Rockets, Trains, and plastic display models.

Heading to Charlotte, stop by and visit!
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Sanction #17/31. TCRC annual New Years day fun fly. Additional info can be found at website or club facebook page. Sponsor:
January 1, 2017
TCRC January 1st Freeze Fly
Site: Whitfield Farm Airport, Hurtle Mills, NC
Email: lseiden@nc.rr.com
Sponsor: Tri-County Radio Control Club
Lewis Seiden CD
February 11, 2017
Sanction #17/95. General admission $5, children and spouses free. Doors open to public at 8am. Vendors receive 1 admission with table. Wall tables $15, isle tables $10. Vendors set up 6-9pm Fri, 7-8am on Sat. Email CD for table reservations. Food and drinks available.
Statesville Model Flyers 7th Annual Swap Meet
Site: South River Baptist Church, Statesville, NC
Email: rbstutts2@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Statesville Flyers RC Club, INC.
Roger Stutts CD PH: 704-450-0076
Field Vandalism
A few miscreants decided to have a little fun at the LARKS West field the week after Thanksgiving. These criminals destroyed electrical equipment, knocked over trash cans, and pushed over our port-a-potty. From the looks of the field they took their cars for a little off-roading. NOT FUNNY!!!!
Mike Gill fixed it December 2nd. Good to go!