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Lexington Area Radio Kontrol Society
AMA Charter # 3616
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
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LARKS Alcohol Policy
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AMA Safety Code (PDF)

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LARKS January Meeting

Meeting Date: January 3rd, 2019
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.
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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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
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Photo of the Month
Government Relations - 12/4/2018
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.
2019 East Field Waiver
2019 LARKS East Membership
2019 LARKS Main Membership Application
AMA Membership Renewal
Remote ID rules for model aircraft should be flexible.

 (December 2018)

LARKS West -Fall 2018

Plane of the Month
AMA Plans Service
AMA Flight School
Videos of the Month
Firetower Swap Meet
January 26, 2019
Class E- Non -Flying Event
Contact Timothy Murrell
RC Stuff to Sell, Buy, or Trade
Links of the Month
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!
2019 Florida Jets 3/20-3/23/2019
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!)
Giant Scale SR-71 Blackbird (Scratch-Built) -- Top Gun Invitational 2018
Time to renew your memberships!
Wikipedia - Yakovlev Yak-54
"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.[1] It first flew 23 December 1993. "
Seagull Models
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.
Dave's Lasers along with some new photos!
Walt and two other members of the Trenton RC club were AMA Certified to fly Jet Turbines last October. Special thanks to the Trenton Club and Steve Livingston.
Walt Senour's Jet Qualification
at the Trenton RC Airfield
Seagull's Yak 54
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.
DLE-20RA Gas Engine Rear Exhaust with Muffler (Horizon)
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.
Yak 54 Manual (PDF)
Time to Renew!
It's getting that time of year again. AMA and LARKS Renewals are due.
Location 516 Piedmont Rd, Easley, SC 29642
Sponsor: Firetower Flyers
Eutawville Fliers Annual
Giant Scale Fly-In
February 8-9, 2019
Contact Gary Jones

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.
Location: Club Field
Sponsor: Eutawville Fliers
Newsletter-December 2018