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.
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.
Gary Wright does it again!
This is a lightweight 65 inch 3D plane. built up construction, not foam. I'll be able to transfer my RimFire .28 and all of the electronics from my Electric Stik to this new plane.
It looks to be super simple to complete. It doesn't require expensive high torque servos (looks like any mini servo in the 50-60 ounce range will work). One user recommends an 80 Amp ESC and 4S 2200 amp batteries for a 6-8 minute flight.
The link above shows off it's features and flight characteristics. Can't wait for Walt to test fly this one.
Fun fly at the Larks East Field, aka "The Sod Farm", Saturday November 3rd. Our last fun fly at the LARKS East Field was such a great success, we opted for another. Click the link above for directions. This is NOT an AMA Sanctioned Event. Bring your own electrical power, port a potties available. Hot dogs, chips and sodas served. No charge for admittance. Don't forget to sign your LARKS East Waiver!
Lexington Area Radio Kontrol Society
AMA Charter # 3616
Links of the Month
If you witness the crash of a fellow modeler’s aircraft there there just some things you shouldn’t say… At least not right away.
First published over 3 years ago, it demonstrates that we can indeed land on on a floating landing pad. The boat is a 13 foot model, click on the title below the photo for the link to the 3 minute video. Fun!
Certainly, not all of the use of our hobbies' products are for legal use or enjoyment. Cartels are taking advantage of their ease of use to move smaller, more expensive illicit drugs across the border. Sent to us by Paul.
"The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is an American twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s as a special aircraft for counter-insurgency (COIN) combat, and one of its primary missions was as a forward air control (FAC) aircraft. It could carry up to three tons of external munitions, internal loads such as paratroopers or stretchers, and could loiter for three or more hours. "
I have more flying time on SIG airplanes than all the other brands I've flown over the years. Learned to fly on a Kadet Mark I in the late seventies. More recently, I got back into the hobby flying a Kadet Senior Sport.
They certainly help up to my use/abuse!
Time to Renew!
It's getting that time of year again. AMA and LARKS Renewals due by the end of the year. Get a headstart and beat the rush!