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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 September Meeting





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Meeting Date: September 5, 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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Like many of the clubs in the US, LARKS was forced to move the West field to another location due to expiration of the lease.

One consequence of this move is a need to find a affordable source of electrical power for charging our batteries, running electrical fans, lights, and other uses.

Bringing in power lines has proven to be too expensive for the club, leaving two alternatives: solar power or portable generators.
To get you in the mood for the Oct Float Fly. Currently sold out, but can't wait til they're back in stock
Flex Innovations FV-31 Cypher VTOL EDF SPNP
Many of you know I'm a fan of unique RC aircraft. That doesn't mean I've been successful flying them, but I do like to give 'em a try!

Flex Innovations has a VTOL aircraft ready for preorder, with US deliveries expected around the middle of September 2019. Watch the video to the right for some fun stuff.

Requires 6 channels, a 45C or better 3S LiPo, and receiver. See the link above for further specifications and more video.
Walt and Wayne have done wonders with our flying field. Come see the park-like conditions. Click for Larger Image. We now have power via a Westinghouse Inverter Generator and fans for air flow!
VTOL Aircraft-Wikipedia
David Ribbe, the designer of the aircraft demonstrates its capabilities under windy conditions.

LARKS Events

LARKS West Photos
July 2019 at the Field
Hobbyking Avios Grumman ALBATROSS 1620mm MAIDEN FLIGHT!!
FV-31 Cypher with designer David Ribbe - One Battery on 3S 3300 - No Cuts
A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off, and land vertically.

Wikipedia does a great job discussing the theory and history of these aircraft.
WuMo by Wulff & Morgenthaler for July 28, 2019
LARKS Events
October 12, 2019
Class C Event-ID: 3139123
LARKS 23rd Annual Fall Float Float Fly
Location; end of Campground Road. Have fun on beautiful Lake Murray! Pilots meeting at 8:30am. Landing Fee of $20, includes lunch. Bring your water shoes.
Contact: Paul Bergstrand
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Location: Campground Rd, Gilbert, SC, 29054 ( 34.047181, -81.400816 )

Local Events

Research into portable generators has shown many choices that fit the bill, both in cost and power olutput.

Below links to a page that discusses the options as I see them. Club members are encouraged to review and comment. This topic will be discussed in the next (September) Club meeitng.
Flex Innovations
A few photos and videos from the LARKS West Field: June 2019.
The August LARKS Meeting has been canceled.
September 27-October 24
They have new campsites overlooking the lake, improvee pilot access to the flightline, and, of course, the new runway at the Electric Line.

Last year's event was a success and expect more of the same this fall.
2nd Annual Nall in the Fall
Class C Event-ID 7081
Site: Triple Tree Aerodrome
330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC 29388
Email: mjoelgregory@gmail.com
Michael GregoryCD PH: 864.313-6572
Sponsor:Triple Tree Aviators
August 1-3, 2019
Giant Scale Warbird event. Reserved 30amp camper parking available ($25.00 for weekend). $20 pilots fee. 2 grass runways. Overnight plane storage. A/C clubhouse, full kitchen. Shower on site. Follow our FB page for updates. Flying Tigers RC Club Inc.
Warbirds at the Flying Tigers
Class C Event-ID 8635
1443 McKnight Rd, Scranton, SC, 29591
( 33.902625, -79.685003 )
Email: flyingtigersinc@gmail.com
Anthony Turner CD (Facebook Link):
Sponsor: Flying Tigers R/C Club, Inc.
August 24, 2019
Come out and fly with us. We have a 600 x 100 ft Bermuda grass runway and power for e-flyers. Gates open at 8am, lunch starts at noon til the food runs out. $15 pilots, $5 spectators. Additional info call Tim @ 828-388-0279 or Tom @ 854-804-0035
Campobello Summer 2 Fly-In
Class C Event-ID 6858
Site: 1475 Roddy Rd, Campobello, SC,
29322-8513 ( 35.075101, -82.161285 )
Email: cyclenutus@yahoo.com
Robert Babb CD PH: 864.814.2326
Sponsor: Campobello Flyers
August 17, 2019
Come fly with us, all sizes all types (no turbines). Registration starts 8:30 AM $20. Pizza and soft drinks available for lunch. 50/50 raffle. Show your valid AMA card and get a chance to win a great prize. Duel-to-the-death combat at high noon!
York County Flyers Summer Fun Fly
Class C Event-ID 7405
240 Langrum Branch Road, York, SC, 29745
( 34.978383, -81.2075 )
Email: JET_DOC@COMPORIUM.NET
Gregory Blackwell CD PH:(803)487-8850
Sponsor: York County Flyers
Generators vs Generator/Invertors and Solar Options
Though I still get the State Newspaper, I prefer to read my comics at GoComics.com. This one was great!
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Dave's Analysis of Power Issues