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.
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What Santa does in January.....
The RC Geek published this on YouTube on May 2018. It does a great job of showcasing Lance Campbell's scratch built 1/8th scale SR-71 that won first place in the Master's category. It is 160 inches long!
The world's largest event for Professional "Jet Certified" Radio Control Pilots! Approximately 130 pilots from around the globe will fill the skies of Lakeland with 200 MPH jet replicas, many measuring over 10 feet! Lots of fun for the entire family, admission is just $10 (kids 12 and under are free!)
"Part of a new generation of acrobatic aircraft from the Yakovlev design bureau which has a long line of aircraft designs since 1937 with the UT-2/AIR-10, the Yak-54 is a development of the single-seat Yak-55M, designed by Chief Constructor Dmitry Drach and Lead Engineer Vladimir Popov. It first flew 23 December 1993. "
Found these models to be well reviewed and they look great! Available from many online RC stores, they look to be a great place to find an special Scale RC project. Golden Age, Warbirds, and even some trainers.
Checking out the SIG Manufacturing Site, I came upon this beauty. I have been looking for a smaller (~60 in wingspan) gas powered plane. This one seems to fit the bill and the price is right, $238 for an ARF. Since this was to be a 20cc sized gas engine, this is a two parter. See below for my engine choice.
There were several options to choose from for gas power-plants. I chose the rear exhaust version because the side exhaust muffler was getting some mixed reviews. Besides, I thought this would look more scale in the Yak.
Looks like the ideal prop will be around the 16X10 range, a three bladed prop and spinner would be the icing on the cake.
We presented Ted, the owner of the Flight Deck Restaurant with a small token of our appreciation.
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.