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.
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.
Premium Capsites are sold out, but it looks like you can still find a place to camp out. Check with registration on pricing (camping fee covers just the camping site, not the individuals. Bring your sunscreen and bug spray!
A compilation of video from past Float Flys at Lake Murray, SC.
For those of you at the field on the 23rd of March, we got to witness Dave Knox's beautiful sailplane (see photo of the month above). I've always wanted a motor glider, so I searched for something more my speed.
The Flyzone Eluna motor glider has 4 channel controls (ailerons!), a folding prop, and a no glue construction. The tail section attaches with two small bolts and the two piece wing also bolts on with a composite joiner. Price is right at $99.99 and you even get a FREE Spectrum AR410 4-channel receiver that fits in the hatch area perfectly!. Just add a 1300 mAh three cell LiPo and you're ready to go.
I made one small modification to mine. The elevator pushrod is fairly flimsy and up elevator wasn't working as well as I'd like, so I added a short length of tubing near the tail section to stabilize the pushrod. See below:
April 27, 2019
Flight Instruction returns! Herb Dickerson and his crew are offering RC Flight Instruction (Free!) at LARKS East on weekends, weather permitting.