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Modern Turf Sod Farm
   5925 Peach Orchard Rd
   Dalzell, SC 29040
   GPS: N34 03.355 W80 25.517
For many years, LARKS has had a deep community involvement, donating over $40,000 to various charities.
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LARKS Main Field (Larks West)
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1800 Ben Franklin Rd
     Leesville, SC 29070
     GPS: N 33 49.151 W 81 24.580
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LARKS February Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 3rd, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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Plane of the Month (January 6, 2017)

It's AMA Renewal time! If you lost the mailer from the AMA, you can get your AMA renewal online at:
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.
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.
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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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RedwingRC has a new website and some exciting aircraft to sell. I was particularly interested in a foam/balsa 3D offering from Future Models, the Slick 540.

This 62 inch wingspan beauty only weighs 6 lbs before the battery and they recommend a Dualsky 4250 or 5050 for power. Looks like a great way to dip your toes into the 3D water.......
Drone Business is Taking Off-The State's article from 1 January 2016
Club News-January
January 2017

Hobby Shop of the Month
RedwingRC has been a sponsor of LARKS for quite a while.
Charles has been a LARKS member for the past 15+ years.

He has been an AMA member for over 25 years. Currently he's flying an Extra 300, an Extra 260, a Quad, and a foam plane.

AMA Model Aviation Plans
The meeting was held on January 5th. Membership renewals and re-shingling the roofs over the pit area were discussed. A new (previous member), Charles Wingard was welcomed to the club.
             E-flite Convergence VTOL
An excellent 3D pilot, you'll find him at events throughout the southeast.

February 10-11, 2017
Sanction #17/149. Beautiful 900' grass runway. Landing fee $10, pilot lunch provided both days. Pilot choice awards. Two 15amp hook ups, unlimited dry camping. Giant scale is 80" mono, 60" biplane, or 140" combined length and width for turbines, pilots meeting 9am.
Eutawville Flyers Annual Giant Scale Fly In
Site: Club Field,
Sponsor: Eutawville Flyers, INC.
Gary Jones CD PH: 843-701-2644
They have a new website, featuring 3D aircraft from electrics from Future Models to a 70 cc Sbach and a full line of gas engines from DA, PTE, Bull Engine and DLE.
February 11, 2017
Sanction #17/95. General admission $5, children and spouses free. Doors open to public at 8am. Vendors receive 1 admission with table. Wall tables $15, isle tables $10. Vendors set up 6-9pm Fri, 7-8am on Sat. Email CD for table reservations. Food and drinks available.
Statesville Model Flyers 7th Annual Swap Meet
Site: South River Baptist Church, Statesville, NC
Sponsor: Statesville Flyers RC Club, INC.
Roger Stutts CD PH: 704-450-0076
Flying in December
A few of us braved the colder temperatures and filled the skies with our flying machines. Check out some of the action.
The State, our newspaper in Columbia, SC, printed a very interesting article on the commercial applications of the use of multirotor aircraft and their camera/video capabilities. Written by Jeff Wilkinson.
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Dave Warner went to the Fly-In at the Tri-County RC Club in Dunellon, FL, last month. He shares three of his photos. Click the image below to view all three.
DeHavilland Dragonfly scratch built by Vern Sheffield
I wondered how my gifts got here so early!! Lucky I wasn't naughty (this time!).
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AMA Expo East is right around the corner. It will be held February 24-26 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.
The requirement for a waiver to fly at the Sod Farm (LARKS East) was also discussed. This waiver MUST be completed by anyone flying at the East field by next meeting on February 3rd. See the PDF link below:
Annual Waiver and Release of Liability for Modern Turf, Inc
February 18, 2017
Flying Tigers SwapShop/Chili Cook-off
$20.00 landing fee, over 2500.00 in prizes
Tony Turner, CD: 843 687-7525
Site: 1443 McKnight Rd, Scranton, SC 29591
Newsletter from January 2017