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.
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).
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.
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.
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.................
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 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.