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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 November Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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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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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.
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The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed into law October 5, 2018.

 (October 2018)

Tower's New "Slow Ride"
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.
LARKS West -Fall 2018

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November 3, 2018
Fun Fly at LARKS East Field
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
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!
Alex displayed his latest project at our October meeting at the Flight Deck.
This is one of the booms for his extra large OV-10 Bronco. The wood work on this sample was extraordinary.
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Below is a plastic model he's using as a guide.
Drone use by Drug Cartels
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.
Landing VTOL F-22's on the Deck of this scratch-built USS Kitty Hawk (*YouTube)
Time to renew your memberships!
Wikipedia - OV-10 "Bronco"
"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. "
Check out Model Aviation's October 2018 Issue, Page 62.
South Carolina Events
October to December-2018
The AMA Site has changed the event calendar format. Below are links to the searched events
SIG Manufacturing
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!
See the link below for more information on North American Rockwell's creation.
Dave's Lasers along with some new photos!
Lee Denny, of Sumter, South Carolina, had his Blohm und Voss P 208.03 displayed on page 62 of the October 2018 issue. Beautiful plane displayed at the "Sod Farm" , LARKS East field.

Pretty Awesome!
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Once again, your plane will be arriving home in a box!

Hey, it's nothing that money can't fix.

You keepin' that?

I had a feeling you were going to crash.

Better you than me!
RC Plane Landing Tutorial
As my landings have been hit or miss lately, I decided to search for some tutorials on the "right way" to get that expensive hobby item down in the same number of pieces it went up with: (YouTube)
Newsletter-October 2018