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.
Now definitely scheduled for 21 April, 2018. Food, fun, night flying on Friday night (20th), and Float Flying on Saturday. Dust off your float plane and join us on Lake Murray
Spring Fun Float Fly
This 80 mm twin 12 blade EDF is an engineering marvel, and though it still hasn't taken off the runway, it is an impressive piece of work.
We got to view the "guts" and wiring. Wow, this is possibly the most complicated model ever to grace our fields. It has a rigid aluminum wing box assembly with pre-installed servoless actuators to work the swept wing. Motion RC says the plane will fly at 38 mph with the wings extended to over 100 mph with the wings swept back.
Sanction #18/185. 900' grass runway, no obstructions, sun at your back. Landing fee $20, pilot lunch meals provided. Pilot choice awards. Unlimited dry camping. Giant scale is 80" monoplane, 60" biplane, or 140" combined length and width for turbines, pilots meeting 9am.
Graphics are reasonably priced and she does custom work. See Plane of the month below.
A terrific discussion and comparison of various connectors by RC Helicopter Fun.Com
I was researching what connector was safe to use at up to 120 amps and found this site. Using their advice, I went with XT-90's.
The update discusses enforcement of rules for Airspace Safety.
James and Walt have persuaded me (Dave) to graduate from the Sig Kadet Senior to something larger and more aerobatic. James has flown Extreme Flight Products for a couple of years, and suggested I try them out.
I wanted something semi-scale and have always liked the Laser 200, so I chose Extreme Flights 74 inch offering. Having just viewed the Laser online at the Smithsonian, I decided not to use all of the Extreme Flight graphics but find some graphics to make the plane look more like Leo's Laser (see Link of the Month and Link to Callie Graphics. Callie provided Leo's Graphics for a very reasonable price). Radio still the Spektrum 9 channel.
Above is the ARF kit pieced together (nothing is glued at this point). Once the plane is built, graphics go on. As I progress, I will update.