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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)
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1347 Cedar Creek Road,
Pelion, SC. 29123
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LARKS March Meeting





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Meeting Date: March 7, 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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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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Government Relations - 2/25/2019
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
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AMA Membership Renewal
As of Monday February 25, 2019, the FAA’s Interim Final Rule requires drone pilots and model aircraft pilots to display their FAA-issued registration number on the outside surface of their aircraft.
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Spektrum Radio Registration
If you're like me, you have delayed getting your Spektrum Radios registered. I required service from Horizon for my DX-9 and it would have been a little easier if the radios had been registered with the manufacturer.
Still time to renew your memberships!
This from the Dronethusiast
"An interesting new article about detailing NASA's plan to begin testing urban drone traffic management in two US cities."
MULTIGP Drone Racing
MultiGP is the worlds largest drone racing league. You should see these guys fly! Using FPV (First Person Viewing) gear they fly these racers with only the goggles showing the way via cameras on the drones. Commercially available racers to awesome home-builts, these machines can fly! Free to join the Organization.
A little bit of everything fro Pelion this Winter
Flying at Pelion This Winter
EACHINE EV800D FPV (First Person Viewing) Goggles with DVR 5.8G 40CH 5 Inch 800x480 Diversity Video Headset Build in Battery
Found this goodie on Amazon when I Googled Racing Drones.

It looks like it will be a lot of fun. Should be able to use it to tap into the Drone Racer's video at Rawls Point during the Spring Float Fly.

This $129.00 gadget has a built in video recorder (720 X 576 resolution) and on full charge should go for 2 hours. It can accept 2S or 3S LiPo batteries to extend working time. It is light weight, 375 grams, or about 11 ounces.
 
Ordered one February 28th, and should receive in a couple of days.
April 27, 2019
Class C Event-ID: 3136061
LARKS Spring Float Fly
Contact: Paul Bergstrand
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Location; end of Campground Rd. Have fun on beautiful Lake Murray! Pilots meeting at 8:30am. Landing Fee of
$20. pilots fee will include float flying, MultiGP entry (if desired), rc boating (if you have one), fishing (if you like), lunch, and one of the most beautiful views of Lake Murray.



 
Additional lunches (grilled burgers, hot dogs, chips and baked beans) may be purchased on site for $5.00.
Bring your water shoes. Come Friday afternoon, camp on the lake, try a little night flying, and then enjoy the day Saturday. No Hook Ups or water for camping! Port-A-Let on site.
Click the title above to see some awesome drone video.
Location: Campground Rd, Gilbert, SC, 29054 ( 34.047181, -81.400816 )
March 22-23-2019
Class C Event -ID: 3168130
Jason Jordan Jet Jam
Contact: Keith Alexander
Sponsor: Firetower Flyers
Open to any size EDF or Turbine powered aircraft. 600' runway. Camping welcome, but no power or water hookups. Restrooms, water, covered area at club house.
Location: 933 Massey Rd, Piedmont, SC, 29673
Short video showing off Dave's prowess on the helicopter sticks.
Dave Knox's Helicopter
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Flight Instruction returns! Herb Dickerson and his crew are offering RC Flight Instruction (Free!) at LARKS East on weekends, weather permitting.
Flight Instruction
Eachine wizard x220 FPV Racing Drone RTF Version "Incredible Flight Performance" - Mode 2
Want to get started in racing and FPV flying?
 
Does not have some of the GPS features on the larger camera drones, but at $279.99, its a lot easier on the pocket book. Reviews were mixed, people either loved it or hated it. Read the reviews and the Q&A.
April 6, 2019
Class C Event- ID: 3171503
York County Flyers Spring Fly In
Sponsor: York County Flyers, Inc.
More information coming
Location: 933 Massey Rd, Piedmont, SC, 29673
LARKS Events
April 6, 2019
Class C Event- ID: 3039904
Foothill Flyers R/C Spring Fly In
Contact: Leonard Wells
Sponsor: Foothill Flyers
There will be a $10 landing fee, lunch will be a donation. There are no limits to size. FLY WHAT YOU BRING. Gliders, Gas, Jets, Electric. A charging facility will be provided. Our field has a 2000' runway and parking is limited so get there early. Flying starts @ 9am.
Location: 3937 Jordan Rd, Greer, SC, 29651-5265
May 10-18, 2019
37th Annual Joe Nall Week
Time to start planning for the biggest event of the RC year!
Photos and Video from last year.
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Photo from last year's Spring Float Fly.
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