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Carlos' Flying Saucer X3
Pioneer Air Museum,Fairbanks, Alaska
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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 April Meeting

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.
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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Rich, at RTL Fasteners, send out great advice for consistently landing a plane with calm winds and a crosswind. (PDF)
My friend, Dave Kennedy, and I took a trip to Fairbanks to view the Northern Lights.

Having to find some day-time entertainment, we visited museums featuring Dog Sledding, history of Alaska at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, beautiful automobiles, and the Pioneer Air Museum.

Though closed for the season, they let us in for a peek. A lot of aviation history in a relatively small space.

Homebuilt airplanes and even a homebuilt helicopter, a UH-1H, a couple of beautiful Stinsons, and the ubiquitous Cub (the Bakeng Duce) are on display, as well as Carlos's Flying Saucer (a hovercraft built by Carlos Welding in 1987).

Quite a bit of information on WWII aircraft flown from Fairbanks and military airfields, to include a P-38 on Skis!
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LARKS Events
Other Upcoming Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
Government Relations Update Feb 21,2018
April 21,2018
Now definitely scheduled for 21 April, 2018. Food, fun, night flying on Friday night (20th), and Float Flying on Saturday. Dust off your float plane and join us on Lake Murray
Spring Fun Float Fly
East Field Waiver
LARKS East Membership
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AMA Membership Renewal

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 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
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
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
Sponsor: York County Flyers, Inc.
Jim Carroll CD PH: 704-564-9217
Park Pilot offers a Maiden Flight Checklist as well as a lot of common sense guidance for that first (and hopefully, not last) flight of your beloved new project.
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
Will doing his 3D Thing (click for YouTube viedo)

Featuring the latest photos and video from the field.
Plane of the Month (February 27, 2018)

Phoenix Model Stinson Reliant 309-35 cc Gas/EP ARF
Since a couple of Stinsons caught my eye in Fairbanks at the Pioneer Air Museum, I naturally searched for a model befitting the history behind their use in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Though this larger cousin of the 67.7 inch offering from Phoenix is not yet available (look for April timeframe for delivery), it appears to be a great looker.

I love the trim scheme, all wood, laser cut parts and bolt on two piece wing.

Tower Hobbies even gives us a sneak peek at the instruction manual (PDF).
Park Pilot
Instruction Manual
Additional Manufacturer Contact Info
Phone: 217-398-8970
Giants in Flight
A few photos from the Giant Scale Fly-In at Eutawville February 10, 2018
Overcast day, but plenty good weather for flying the big 'uns!
Newsletter-February 2018