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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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1347 Cedar Creek Road,
Pelion, SC. 29123
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LARKS September Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, October 5, 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 (September 9, 2017)

The AMA team has been working to fight local and state regulations harmful to our hobby in the states of New Mexico, Indiana, and Colorado.

While these regulations don't directly effect us in South Carolina, it is worth keeping an eye on some of these legislative attempts to restrict our hobby.
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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Henry Ford and 19 others (including his son Edsel) invested in the Stout Metal Airplane Company, turning their efforts to the aviation industry. Using some of the innovations of Ford's assembly line systems, they set out to build the "safest airliner around" .
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October 14, 2017
Sanction #17/1178. At the end of the Campground Rd. Regstration @ 8:30am. $20 landing fee includes lunch. Help us support Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Pilot's prize will be one E-flite Timber! See below.
21st Annual Float Fly
Site: Rawls Point On Lake Murray, Gilbert,SC
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Paul Bergstrand CD PH: 803.582.8298
New Field Update
LARKS West's lease is up in October 2017. The field has been stripped of most of the fixtures and moved to the new field, thus it is effectively closed. All club members are invited to fly at the the new field in Pelion
New LARKS Field
E-flite has a new float plane, the Timber. It includes floats with dual steerable water rudders and tundra wheels. Navigation lights, wing tip strobes (daylight bright), flaps and even leading edge slats are also included.

Requires a 6 channel (minimum) radio to activate the SAFE technology and a 3 cell Li-Po with an EC3 connector.

Pretty, isn't it?
Motion RC
Walt Senuor with a "Tin Goose" (Ford Tri-Motor)
October 6-7, 2017
Sanction #17/52. Join us for a giant scale Warbird event co-hosted by the Giant Scale Warbird association. Beautiful 1200 acre sod farm with manicured Bermuda sod and miles of open airspace. 80" mono and 60" multi wingspan minimums apply. $25 landing fee. GSWA rules. Visit:
Sod-Busters Warrior Invasion
Site: Modern Turf Farm, 8849 Camden Hiway, Camden, SC 29128
Sponsor: Carolina Sod Busters
Forest Morris CD PH: 803-628-2838
At the September meeting we discussed the upcoming Float Fly, overnight camping and responsibilities. We also discussed the workday scheduled for September 16 and the opening of the new field.

The next Christmas party will be held during the scheduled meeting for December 7th at the Flight Deck. Details to follow.

The new field received its own Port-A-Potty, but we are still waiting for an electricity solution.
October 19-21, 2017
Sanction #17/1767. Jet friendly 80x2800' smooth grass runway, open flying space. Pre-paid parking spots available with 30A power service. Free wifi. Rv's and campers welcome. Clubhouse with shower. Tent rental available. Hangar for overnight storage.
Tiger Meet 2017
Site: Flying Tigers RC Club Field, Scranton,SC
Sponsor: Flying Tigers R/C Club, Inc.
Anthony Turner CD PH: 843-664-1064
October 21-22, 2017
Sanction #17/402. Events; 401-404, 406 (JSO). Come and enjoy the Myrtle Beach area! Weather in Octover is usually good. Site open for flying on Friday, Oct 20th. Hook ups not available but you can park overnight on the site.
Grean Fall Pattern Classic
Site: Green Sea Airport, 3333 Mount Olive Church Road, Green Sea, SC
Sponsor: Coastal Aeromodelers
George Asteris CD PH: 856.524.1941
Newsletter-September 2017