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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Meeting Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  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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Government Relations - 12/4/2018
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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Remote ID rules for model aircraft should be flexible.
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Lexington Area Radio Kontrol Society
AMA Charter # 3616
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Heads Up RC
I've been ordering from these guys from the moment I decided to return to the hobby. Prices can't be beat and service is excellent. They have a point system from purchases that can be used for lots of goodies.
Time to renew your memberships!
Wikipedia - McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk
"The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) T-45 Goshawk is a highly modified version of the British BAE Systems Hawk land-based training jet aircraft. Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems), the T-45 is used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer. . "
Hobby King
Just started using them in the past year. Great place for 5-6 cell batteries, kits, ARFs, and boats and cars. Several unique offerings you won't find anywhere else. Service is great and shipping costs have dropped drastically in the last few months.
A change of pace. Something to meditate to or help you get to sleep.......
Dave and Paul Slow Flyin'
HobbyKing Foamboard T-45
This is HobbyKing's Glue-N-Go foamboard 70mm wingspan kit. It's priced right at $22.54 and it built from quality, laser cut foamboard with no paper backing. It is advertised as not being brittle and being impervious to water. Wings are carbon fiber reinforced.

The kit does not include any electronics, as you may have guessed from the price. You'll need a 30 A ESC, three small (9 Gm) servos and a small brushless, electric motor. Power supplied by a 1500 mAh 3S LiPo battery. Any radio and receiver combination will do, but you'll need either a Y harness for the wing servos or a radio you can program. A small 4-6 channel receiver is best.

Ordered one January 28th, and received it February 4th.
A new prospective member, Dave (another one), wowed us at the field with his 3-D RedWing and Scorpion heli.
He's a Shaw guy and might find him in the near future at the Sod Farm.
Time to Renew!
It's getting that time of year again. AMA and LARKS Renewals are due.
Eutawville Fliers Annual
Giant Scale Fly-In
February 8-9, 2019
Contact Gary Jones

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.
Location: Club Field
Sponsor: Eutawville Fliers
April 27, 2019
Class C Event-ID: 3136061
LARKS Spring Float Fly
Contact: Paul Bergstrand
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Enjoy float flying on the beautiful Lake Murray! Pilots meeting @ 8:30am. Landing fee $20, includes lunch. Bring your water shoes.
Location: Campground Rd, Gilbert, SC, 29054 ( 34.047181, -81.400816 )
COL Skip Slater, Commander of Area 51 in 1965, had these rules posted at the House-Six Bar
Basic Rules for Flying at Groom Lake*
1. Try and stay in the middle of the air.

2. Do NOT go near the edges of it.

3. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees, and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.
* from Area 51, An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen (click for Amazon Link)
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Obviously, Dave has not yet mastered these rules!
Power Up 370 Zoom 2600kv Outrunner Brushless Motor, 3.5 mm bullet connector -$9.95
Sky Power 30A ESC with Linear BEC (T-plug connector) 3.5 mm bullet connectors -$11.65
11.1v 1300mah 50C EZ Flite Pro Lipo Battery w/ T-Plug - $16.95
Power from Heads Up Hobby
March 22-23-2019
Class C Event -ID: 3168130
Jason Jordan Jet Jam
Contact: Keith Alexander
Sponsor: Firetower Flyers
Open to any size EDF or Turbine powered aircraft. 600' runway. Camping welcome, but no power or water hookups. Restrooms, water, covered area at club house.
Location: 933 Massey Rd, Piedmont, SC, 29673
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No, this is not a video of the plane to the right, but an actual EDF T-45. Fast and Furious.
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Flight Instruction returns! Herb Dickerson and his crew are offering RC Flight Instruction (Free!) at LARKS East on weekends, weather permitting.
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