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Lexington Area Radio Kontrol Society
AMA Charter # 3616
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 )
LARKS Events
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.
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 April Meeting

Meeting Date: April 4, 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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Photo of the Month
Team USA Places 3rd in World F3P Championship in Greece
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
Team USA consisted of Dave Lockhart, AC Glenn, Joseph Szczur and Greyson Pritchett with the Team Manager being Bill Pritchett. These guys are on the radio control indoor precision aerobatics team.
 (March 2019)


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Jeti-USA Radios
Walt's controlling his big 'uns with the Jeti radio. It has some interesting audio warnings as well as looking very cool!

If you're looking to upgrade your RC system, they're not cheap, but the quality is impressive!
Still time to renew your memberships!
Florida Jets Facebook Page
Great photos from March 23rd Event in Lakeland, Florida.
Joe Nall Week Registration
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.
Previous Float Fly Video
Flyzone Eluna 1.5 Meter PnP
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.
Flight Instruction
Dave Knox's beautiful 3 meter Merlyn
Horizon Hobby
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Hoping for test flight on April 3rd. More to follow.

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Tips on how to solder RC Lipo Batteries & Connectors! It is a longer video (36 minutes) but is very informative.

Size matters!?
RC Soldering Tips

LARKS Events

Other Local Events

LARKS Events
April 13, 2019
Class C Event- ID: 3040437
Congaree Flyers Fly In
Contact: Walter Williams (803) 939-1476
Sponsor: Congaree Flyers
Sanction #19/12. Come and join us for a fun day of flying off of our 600 x 60 ' grass runway with 300 x 15 ' fabric strip. Landing fee, $20 which includes lunch. Swap & Shop ok. 9am pilots meeting.
Location: 697 Cassidy Rd, Gaston, SC, 29053
LARKS West Photos
A few new photos from the LARKS West Field to include a shot of the work we did on the shelters.
March 2019 at the Field
Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D FX-888-From Amazon
NEW! Classified Ad
Ron Lindler is offering this beautiful deHavilland Beaver on floats. This is a large float plane with electric power (2X4 Cell packs).

Check it out! Just in time for the Float Fly.
Newsletter-March 2019