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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1347 Cedar Creek Road,
Pelion, SC. 29123
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LARKS September Meeting


Meeting Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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Plane of the Month (September 9, 2017)















The AMA team has been working to fight local and state regulations harmful to our hobby in the states of New Mexico, Indiana, and Colorado.

While these regulations don't directly effect us in South Carolina, it is worth keeping an eye on some of these legislative attempts to restrict our hobby.
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.
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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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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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Update on the Use of a Tile as a "Black Box"
Had to happen sometime.....

As I was positioning my Phantom 4 for a shot of the farm machinery at the "Old" LARKS West field, I clipped the leaves behind the aircraft and it tumbled to the tall grass (about a foot tall).I was flying about 900 feet from the runway at ~6 feet high, so I had to do a little walking to retrieve it. Once I was within Bluetooth range, I could hear the beeping and found it safe and sound. Without the Tile, I might still be looking.......

Next month, I'll be reviewing other methods to find "lost" aircraft.
AMA Model Aviation Plans
Henry Ford and 19 others (including his son Edsel) invested in the Stout Metal Airplane Company, turning their efforts to the aviation industry. Using some of the innovations of Ford's assembly line systems, they set out to build the "safest airliner around" .
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October 14, 2017
Sanction #17/1178. At the end of the Campground Rd. Regstration @ 8:30am. $20 landing fee includes lunch. Help us support Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Pilot's prize will be one E-flite Timber! See below.
21st Annual Float Fly
Site: Rawls Point On Lake Murray, Gilbert,SC
Email: paulb.616862@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Paul Bergstrand CD PH: 803.582.8298
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September 25- October 1, 2017
Sanction #17/1624. Radios must be 2.4GHz. Please refer to website for pricing and updates.
E-Week
Site: 330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC 29388
Email: mjoelgregory@gmail.com
Sponsor: Triple Tree Aviators
Michael Gregory CD PH: 864-313-6572
September 15-16, 2017
Sanction #17/754. Giant scale Warbirds in Military or civilian paint. Electrical outlets for charging. Restrooms, overnight camping no hook ups. Concessions available. 90x1000 runway. Landing fees $20.
Firetower Giant Scale Warbirds Fly-In
Site: Club Field, 923 Massey Road, Piedmont, SC 29673
Email: tractornut@charter.net
Sponsor: Firetowerflyers.com
Timothy Murrell CD PH: 864.313.4957
New Field Update
Saturday the 16th is also the club's moving day. Everything we can salvage fro LARKS West will be moved to the new field in Pelion.
LARKS West's lease is up in October 2017. All club members are invited to view the new field on September 16 at 11:00 AM.
New LARKS Field
E-flite has a new float plane, the Timber. It includes floats with dual steerable water rudders and tundra wheels. Navigation lights, wing tip strobes (daylight bright), flaps and even leading edge slats are also included.

Requires a 6 channel (minimum) radio to activate the SAFE technology and a 3 cell Li-Po with an EC3 connector.

Pretty, isn't it?
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Walt Senuor with a "Tin Goose" (Ford Tri-Motor)
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September 30, 2017
Sanction #17/224. Pilots meeting 9am. Landing fee $20 includes lunch. Arrive before 9:45am to avoid local parade traffic. Fly your aircraft to compete for pilots choice and family choice awards. 60x600 grass runway. Swap and shop ok. Raffle prizes too. Follow signs from Gaston, SC.
15th Annual Jim Cecil Memorial Fly-In
Site: 697 Cassidy Rd, Gaston SC 29053
Email: wwildroot@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Congaree Flyers
Walter Williams CD PH: 803-939-1476
October 6-7, 2017
Sanction #17/52. Join us for a giant scale Warbird event co-hosted by the Giant Scale Warbird association. Beautiful 1200 acre sod farm with manicured Bermuda sod and miles of open airspace. 80" mono and 60" multi wingspan minimums apply. $25 landing fee. GSWA rules. Visit: giantwarbirds.org.
Sod-Busters Warrior Invasion
Site: Modern Turf Farm, 8849 Camden Hiway, Camden, SC 29128
Email: scalenut@bellsouth.net
Sponsor: Carolina Sod Busters
Forest Morris CD PH: 803-628-2838
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Original Tile Article
At the September meeting we discussed the upcoming Float Fly, overnight camping and responsibilities. We also discussed the workday scheduled for September 16 and the opening of the new field.

The next Christmas party will be held during the scheduled meeting for December 7th at the Flight Deck. Details to follow.

The new field received its own Port-A-Potty, but we are still waiting for an electricity solution.