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Meeting Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
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Is the hot weather effecting your flying abilities?

The article from the Washington Post (see link above) suggests that hot weather can adversely effect your mental abilities. The studies were done on students, but it is easy to extrapolate the data to cover our flying abilities.
And, to get you in the mood for the Oct Float Fly:
FMS PA-18 Super Cub 1700mm w/Floats EP PNP
Time to get ready for the Fall Float Fly! Tower Hobbies is offering this FMS PA-18 for only $249. The price includes floats.

Construction is EPO foam, a 2 piece wing (67") with functional flaps, and is powered by a 4S battery. They said the assembly time is less than 60 minutes (unless you try to build the thing in my shop).Flying weight is less than 5 pounds. Oversized tires included for the other 50 weeks of the year (don't forget the Spring Float Fly).
Dan Bucklin doin' his FPV thang!
Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Walt gave me this tip:
SeaPlane Supply can make precision cut foam core floats for any RC aircraft. They even have a float flying manual by Chuck Cunningham (PDF format).

There are many photos on the site with examples of their workmanship with these "Made in the USA" foam floats.

Lighter than the Chinese fiberglass floats, they also seem to be tougher.

Ordered a set for my "Slow Ride"

LARKS Events

LARKS West Photos
August 2019 at the Field
RC Informer has a nice YouTube video of a float fly demo of the FMS PA-18
First produced in 1949, by Piper Aircraft, this successor to the J-3 Cub. Over 9000 PA-18's have been built

Wikipedia discusses the history, design and development, and specifications of this iconic aircraft.
From RCU Forums
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 )

Coming Local Events

Research has shown that "the hotter it gets, the more our brains seem to slow down". In one study, for each 1 degree increase in temperature, you reduce the amount learned in a year by 1%. Since our area experiences more than 30 days per year with temperatures in excess of 90 degrees F, the impact on our cognitive ability while exposed to high temperatures can be significant.. High temps can also make us angrier. Data shows relationship between temperatures and hostility (from crime statistics).
Tower Hobbies
A few photos and videos from the LARKS West Field: August 2019.
September 27-October 24
They have new campsites overlooking the lake, improved 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
Michael GregoryCD PH: 864.313-6572
Sponsor:Triple Tree Aviators
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 )
Robert Babb CD PH: 864.814.2326
Sponsor: Campobello Flyers
Solution: Limit time in the direct sunlight, use the fans at the field and stay hydrated!
From the Washington Post Article
From the Tuck.Com
Heat creates physical effects in your body that makes you sleepy, as well as causing dehydration and skin damage.

In addition, dehydration alone can make you feel tired and lethargic.

Heat can trick your brain. You may not even notice the changes until you have removed yourself from the sun.

If along with sleepiness, you start to experience extremely heavy sweating, dizziness, flushed skin, nausea, lightheadedness, headache, or a weak or rapid pulse, immediately seek medical attention and get to a cooler area.
September 21, 2019
Fly what you bring off of our 600'x60' grass runway with 300'x15' fabric strip. Swap n' shop OK. Pilot lunch included with $20 landing fee. Fly your aircraft to compete for pilot's choice and family choice awards. Pilots meeting 9AM
Class C Event-ID 7033
Site: 697 Cassidy Rd, Gaston, SC, 29053 (33.7828, -81.116 )
Walter Williams CD PH: 803 939-1476 or Steve Livingston PH: 803 315-6975
Sponsor: Congaree Flyers
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On a sad note, our friends at Heads-Up RC closed shop on August 22, 2019.
We're gonna miss 'em! It was my go-to site for electric motors, ESC's and batteries. Thanks for the past 13 years. You were great for the hobby!
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HeadsUp RC Closing
SeaPlane Supply Floats
A man goes into the airplane section at his hobby shop to get some parts. The man asks the clerk, and then the clerk asked the guy in the backroom. He replied "I ain't got it!" Everybody in the RC car section dives to the floor.
LARKS Spring Float Fly
Newsletter-August 2019