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Plane of the Month (December 6, 2017)

Another James gave us a preview of this month's Plane of the Month,
Freewing's F14-Tomcat.
Paul and our eldest member, Bob Hannon
ZTW out of China with some interesting ESC's and other electric gadgets (click on the English translation).
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 (New Field)
LARKS East (Sod Farm)
1347 Cedar Creek Road,
Pelion, SC. 29123
TheWeather,com Forecast
TheWeather.com Forecast
LARKS Alcohol Policy
LARKS Applications
LARKS Flight Rules
AMA Safety Code (PDF)

Link of the Month

Event and Meeting Calendar

Patron Sponsors (Click to view page):
Photo of the Month Index
Link of the Month Index
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Club Meetings
LARKS November Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, February, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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Fields & Membership
Community Involvement
About Larks
Flight Instruction
Member List
Neighboring Clubs
Tips and Advice
Contact Us
Plane of the Week Index
Photo of the Week Index
It's that time of year again. Time to renew the AMA license.
It's also time to renew your LARKS membership as well:
Dave Andersen-LARKS Webmaster.
AMA News
LARKS Policies and Applications
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.
Community Involvement
E-Mail Notification
LARKS Fields
Humor of the Month
Past Newsletter Index
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.....
Link of the Newsletter Index
Plane of the Month
Wikipedia Page-F-14 TomCat
Special Links
I was contacted by a couple of companies that asked to show a link from our website:
"The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War."
Photo of the Month
LARKS Events
Other Upcoming Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
November Meeting
Government Relations Update Dec 1, 2017
November 4, 2017
Our Grand Opening was a rousing success, with more fliers than we've ever had at the new field. We served hot dogs and hamburgers, welcomed some new faces, and had a great time!
Grand Opening
New Field, Pelion, SC
At the November meeting we finalized the details on the field grand opening, discussed the Christmas meeting, to be held at our usual haunt, the Flight Deck Restaurant. We also welcomed a new member Don Miller.

Two Float Fly's for next year 18 April (night flying on Friday night) and 13 October 2018.

All officers were re-elected for another term.
East Field Waiver
LARKS East Membership
LARKS Main Membership Application
AMA Membership Renewal

Member Spotlight- James Stokes
James has been a LARKS and AMA member for the past 3+ years.

James shows us his 22% Extra 330 SC, He also has a 1970's restored Phoenix 8, and an off and on project, a scratch built 20% Edge 540 V3 with scratch build winglets.

Busy Guy!
Take a look at some of the photos and a video of the ribbon cutting and some great flying.
February 9-10, 2018
Sanction #18/185. 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.
Giant Scale Fly-In
Site: Club Field, Eutawville, SC
Email: viper1gj@gmail.com
Sponsor: Eutawville Flyers, INC.
Gary Jones CD PH 843-701-2644
April 7, 2018
Sanction #18/8. Location; 3937 Jordan Rd. Join us for our Spring fly in You bring it, you fly it. Landing fee $10, donation lunch. Fly from 9am-5pm.
Foothill Flyers Sprint Fly-In
Site: Sloan Airport, Greer, SC
Email: leonardwells@gmail.com
Sponsor: Foothill Flyers
Leonard Wells CD, PH 803-460-6338
April 14, 2018
Sanction #18/7. Come join us for a fun day of flying off our 600x60' grass runway with 300x15 fabric strip. Landing fee $20 which includes lunch. Swap & shop ok. 9am Pilot meeting.
Spring Fly-In
Site: Club Field, Gaston, SC
Email: wwildroot@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Congaree Flyers
Walter Williams CD, PH: 803-939-1476
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
Kimberly Wolten of 3D Insider put together "A Guide to Drone Safety"
The guide has a lot of good, common sense information. Other pages on the site provide drone product comparisons, info on 3d printing, and product ratings.
The update discusses enforcement of rules for Airspace Safety.
FAA Registration is likely to resume:
New bill reverses the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling (John Taylor case)
Video of the Month
Will doing his 3D Thing (click for YouTube viedo)

Featuring the latest photos and video from the field.
This 80 mm twin 12 blade EDF is an engineering marvel, and although 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 every 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 extended to over 100 mph with the wings swept back.
Motion RC
Newsletter-December 2017