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, April 5, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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All former LARKS members: You can rejoin WITHOUT paying the initiation fee.

Offer ends 31 April.
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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Wikipedia-Boeing B-29 Superfortress
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My friend, Dave Kennedy, sent me the link to the Video of the Month. This video showed how a group of volunteers restored this historic WWII bomber (also used in the Korean War). It was the most technologically sophisticated bomber of its time.

Named the Superfortress, it was a direct descendant of Boeings's B-17 Flying Fortress.

The bomber could reach speeds of 350 mph and altitudes of almost 32,000 feet (its best defense).


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April 21,2018
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.
 
April 21, 2018
Join us for our annaul spring fun-fly. Gas, nitro, electric, E sailplanes & rotor craft welcome (no turbines). Landing fee $10, includes chance to win an RC transmitter.
Annual Spring Fly-In
Site: 240 Langrum Branch Rd, York, SC
Email: airfoiled@gmail.com
Sponsor: York County Flyers, Inc.
Jim Carroll CD PH: 704-564-9217
Drone access and safety seems to take center stage.
FAA Registration will resume:
New bill reverses the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling (John Taylor case) signed by President Trump
Video of the Month
An emotional story about the restoration of a B-29 and its successful flight after decades of work! (Click for Video)













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Featuring the latest photos and video from the field.
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E-Flite PT-17
Doyle brought this beauty out to the field recently. Walt piloted the maiden flight, and the plane flew smoothly, though the wind was picking up at times.

I've always loved the look of a biplane in the air. If you're looking to add a great looking scale biplane to your stable, look no further.
Bankruptcy judge OKs Horizon's purchase of Hobbico's RC business
Sanction #18/445.
Gilbert, SC (C) LARKS SPRING FUN FLOAT FLY.
Email: paulb.616862@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Site: Rawls Point on Lake Murray. Paul Bergstrand CD PH: 803.582.8298 Location; end of Campground rd. Have fun on beautiful Lake Murray! Pilots meeting at 8:30am. Landing fee of $20 includes lunch. Bring your water shoes.
LARKS West -Spring 2018
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Ron Lindler sent me a suggestion that might get us plenty of volunteers to cut the grass at the West field. Wadda ya think!!!!!!!!!!












Horizon Hobby
A bankruptcy court judge approved Horizon Hobby's $18.8 million purchase of Hobbico's remote-control business Monday, which means Hobbico employees must reapply for their jobs at Horizon before the purchase is completed April 5th.

Horizon is buying Hobbico's Great Planes and Tower Hobbies divisions, along with its Axial and Arrma brands.

The Colorado based Estes Model Rocket division (I remember flying dozens of Estes Rockets in my youth) will be purchased by the Langford Group for 7 million.

I don't know how this effects the thousands of us regular Tower Hobby customers. Time will tell.................
 



























Got a Quadcopter in need of Repair?
Check out the Guys a Drone Nerds in Florida. Billed as the larges DJI dealer in the US, they are also a DJI recommended Service/Repair Center.
They did great work on my Phantom's transmitter, for a very reasonable cost. They work on other models, too!
The Toledo Show-RC Model Show
On April 6-8 in Toledo Ohio, once again, Weak Signals RC Club is putting on the 64th RC Expo. I have admired the models displayed each year since the late 70's.
Safety News!
Plane of the Month
In March, the surgical staff at Palmetto Richland presented a two-hour lecture/demonstration on stopping major bleeds.

One of the presenters, Mark Morris, of Palmetto Health will be our guest at the Flight Deck Restaurant on April 5th.

Be there for this important presentation on the latest in first aid when dealing with life-threatening bleeding wounds.

Let's face it. These flying machines could do a lot of damage if we're not careful!

Click the image above for the PDF Flyer.

Stop the Bleed Presentation
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Flying Drones In Charleston, SC: What You Need To Know
Nicholas Skylar is a FAA Part 107 Licensed Commercial Drone operator and a terrific photographer. Owner of 5th Spark Web Design and Photography. Also on Instagram.
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MyDearDrone.com
This site has great information about "drones", events, and terminology.
I brought back some great photos. You can also view as a Slide Show.
The chase boat will not be able to pull up to the rocks or the beach because of underwater rocks and stumps. Pilots or helpers will have to get their feet wet. Click sanction information for map to the area.