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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 $34,000 to various charities.
Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. RC Pilot flight training will resume on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at LARKS West Field. Visitors are welcome!





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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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Guinness World Record for the Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously to the music of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

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Larks April Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday April 7th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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Stephen Avila, E.I.T. was our guest March 3rd. He gave us a presentation on the good work they are doing at the Lexington Technology Center. We also discussed participation in the Flying Demo & Flight Sim Trailer at the Football stadium on Thursday March 17th from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM . Stephen is the lead STEM Instructor at the Lexington Technology Center

We also discussed our participation in a Flying Demo this weekend in 7 Oaks Park, Irmo with the Lexington Co. Sheriff's Dept. We'll be there 12th of March from 8:30 to 1:00. See you there!

We voted to discontinue use of the Riverside field. LARKS West and East are still available.
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 Plane of the Week (March 9th, 2016)
Intel controlling 100 quads by computer
It looks as though the AMA and the FAA will not reach an agreement before the 19th.

With this said we all need to register with the FAA to be in compliance.

Here is a link to the official web site:
Dave Andersen-LARKS Webmaster.
AMA News

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2016 LARKS Spring Fling-April 1-2












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.
Mike Gill is the Club President for 2016
Need something to put that EME 55 in? Try this beautiful SBACH342 from Aeroplus RC and Mile High RC.
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.
Club News
LARKS Events for 2016
Other Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
Community Involvement
Steve Livingston CD PH: 803.315-6975
Email:silver@sc.rr.com
Sponsor: LEXINGTON AIRCRAFT RADIO KONTROL SOCIETY.
Sanction #16/254. Fly what you bring. 1000' runway. Come join us for a day of fellowship, fun, and food. Oh yeah -Great Flying! Registration 8am. Landing fee $20 includes pilots lunch, additional lunches $6.
BLUE RIDGE RC SPRING FUN FLY
Site: Blue Ridge RC
Gary Gilbert CD PH: 864.299.5862
Email: garygilbert630@gmail.com
Sponsor: BLUE RIDGE RADIO CONTROL
March 12,2016
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Ron Lindler shared some photos from Lake City
Jet is fully under construction, going well (all surfaces hinged, all servos mounted, all linkages done, Jet Central turbine has been received, this build is on time!
Event Page has been updated with links, directions and maps. See prize offering below.
This year we will have two main runways, and a heli area. Come in Friday, night flying & camping allowed, no hook ups. This is a Cancer Treatment Benefit fun fly!
Latest Prize Offering for the Spring Fling
https://registermyuas.faa.gov/
Rules of Flying # 14

Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of take offs you've made.
Flying Humor
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 Week
The latest Pilot's prize for the Spring Fling is an EME 55 cc gas engine with electric Auto Starter from Mile High RC donated by one of the LARKS members.

This engine weighs 3.4 pounds, has the stock muffler and a Pitts Style muffler, as well. Produces 5.5 hp at 7500 RPM. This is last year's version, but has never been run, includes E-flite 11.1 V, 20C LiPo starter battery with voltage regulator. Also included are three wooden props, 2 Star 3 D F23B and one Hawk 23X10 sport prop. Also included is a starter controller and an extra spark plug. Total value ~ 480.00!
http://milehighrc.com/EME55CC.html
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Mile High RC
Sanction #16/11. Cassidy Rd. Knock the winters dust off your stuff by flying on our 600' x 60' grass runway with a 300' x 15' section of US230 Aeromodeling Geo textile fabric. Swap & Shop ok. Come join us for a day of great flying, great food and great fellowship! Landing fee $10 includes lunch. 9am pilots meeting.
CONGAREE FLYERS SPRING FLY-IN
Site: Club Field 697 Cassidy Rd., Gaston, SC
Walter Williams CD PH: 803-939-1476
Email: wwildroot@yahoo.com
Sponsor: CONGAREE FLYERS
April 8-9, 2016
Sanction #16/293. Fly in Swap meet 100x1000 grass runway. Camping available, no hookups. Restrooms, power for charging, concessions available. No channel 20. Landing fee/or swap fee $15 includes lunch. Gates open 7:30am.
ANY SIZE WARBIRD AND SWAP MEET
Site: Club Field, Piedmont, SC
Joseph Vaughn CD PH: 864.859.2788
Email: jovaunr@aol.com
Sponsor: FIRETOWER FLYERS
April 9, 2016
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