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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Meeting Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
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                  Lexington, SC 29072
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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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Wikipedia: Horten Ho 229
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Check Wikipedia for the fascinating story of the first jet powered flying wing, built by the Germans in WWII.

During the final stages of the war, the US initiated operation Paperclip, to seize advanced German weaponry to keep it out of the advancing Soviets' hands.

It was claimed to be one of the first aircraft to have stealth technology and was probably the inspiration behind the Northrop-Grumman B-2.

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Government Relations Update May 17,2018
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.
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Member Spotlight- Mike Gill
Mike has been the Club President for the past two years, a LARKS Member for the last 17 years and an AMA Member for 43 years!

Currently, he's flying a J-3 Cub, an MX-2, Viper Jet, Bandit Boomerang, and a T-28.

Next project is a 1/3 scale J-3 Neltiz Cub.
 
Discussing how the AMA is working with local, state, and federal entities and legislative issues.













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Featuring the latest photos and video from the field.
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H-King Glue-N-Go Clownfish EPP 850mm Kit
Decided to go a little whimsical here....

I'm a prior aficionado of tropical fish tanks, and as such I've been wanting to give this one a try.

This flying "Nemo" could be a blast to fly, particularly in an even like "Wings and Wheels" where there are many of the younger generation in attendance.

Just ordered it from Hobby King. Stay tuned
LARKS West -Spring 2018
I am a great fan of the comic strip Zits. I swear this guy is a teenage version of Calvin. I check it out daily. Next to Dilbert, it is my favorite.
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Toledo 2018 Model Competition Winners
Results from Weak Signals Toledo R/C Model Show..
Nall in the Fall
In place of their annual E-Week at the Triple Tree, our friends at the Aerodrome are going to put on a new event, the First Annual Nall in the Fall.

Just like the Spring event, it will be open to all categories of RC aircraft, from Control Line to Giant Scale.
Wings and Wheels
Plane of the Month
AMA Plans Service
AMA Flight School
May 25-27, 2018
Sanction #18/1146. Events; 411, 444, 460. Once again we have this great venue for us to fly 3 days of ALES, F5J and TD. Come out with your planes, fishing poles, and the whole family. Its all about the fun and good eating!
Mid-South Soaring Championship.
Site: Triple Tree Aerocome
Email: goinav8n@gmail.com
Jeffrey Carr CD PH: 803-746-0033
May 26, 2018
Sanction #18/292. Landing fee $20 with free pilot lunch & raffle ticket. Extra lunches $5, water available, campers welcome - no hook-ups. Electricity for charging available.
Fly What You Buy at Joe Nall
Site: Club Field, Piedmont SC
Email: garygilbert630@gmail.com
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Video of the Month
This was my favorite aircraft of this year's Joe Nall. Though I didn't see it make a successful flight, (the takeoff was aborted on it's first try that I was aware of) the jet looked to be an engineering marvel.

The Germans were truly ahead of their time. This looks to be a model of the Horten Ho (or Gotha Go) 229, the first flying wing to be powered by jet engines. See the Wikipedia link below
Photos and Videos from Sunday, May 13 at Joe Nall
North Carolina Events May-August -2018 (PDF)
Georgia Events May-August-2018 (PDF)
Photos and Videos from Saturday, May 12 at Wings and Wheels in Winnsboro, SC
It was hot, but little or no wind and clear skies. Skydiving exhibition, classic cars, food and fun!

We demonstrated our RC aircraft and even gave some Quadcopter training flights to the younger visitors.
Joe Nall was cut short due to threatening weather, but Sunday was great weather!

We have over 100 photos and 6 videos of the event, organized by categories. If you missed the Nall this year, check them out
Joe Nall 2018 Pages
New!
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Radio Control
June 9, 2018
Sanction #18/543. Come and enjoy a day of flying and fellowship. $20 Landing fee includes pilots lunch. Non pilots lunch $5. Large smooth grass field, restrooms. Alternate contact-Bob Lee 843-773-1493.
Annual Spring Fly-In
Site: Gooney Birds Club Field
Email: ruddercable@yahoo.com
Robert Gainey CD PH: 843-615-8114
Sponsor: Gooney Birds
1080P Video of Joe Nall
YouTube Slide Show of some
of the photos taken at the Nall.
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Tower Hobbies
As part of their integration with Horizon, Tower now carries Spectrum Radios, as well as Futaba and their Tactic line.
This link will take you to some past strips, with some "Drone" humor
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