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LARKS September Meeting

Meeting Date: September 26, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: LARKS West
                  Pelion, SC
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Some fun RC 3D Flights
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James has been tearing up the sky with this large, twin 70 mm EDF offering from Horizon this summer. Not only is it a "looker", but it flies quite well.

Few things at LARKS West are more impressive than this large, graceful, powerful bird doing a low level strafing of the runway.

One thing you can definitely say 'bout them "Ruskies". They make beautiful aircraft.

E-flite SU-30 Twin 70mm EDF PNP, 1100mm
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Spring 2020 at the Field
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A few photos and videos from the LARKS West Field.
Links of the Month
Sukhoi Su-30 (Wikepedia)
LARKS West-Don's New Extra 300 from Extrene Flight
September 19, 2020
Landing fee $10.00. Free for spectators. Lunch will be a donation. Fly what you bring, no size limit. Gliders, gas, glow, jets, electric. A charging station will be provided. Run way is 100ft wide by 2000ft long. Parking is limited so get there early.
Site: 3937 Jordan Rd,
Greer, SC, 29651-5265
(35.01971, -82.23129)
Email: mark.sumner93@gmail.com
Sponsor: Foothill Flyers
Bill's beautiful YAK!
Flew just as good as it looked!
"The Sukhoi Su-30 ( NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multi-role fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

The Su-30 started out as an internal development project in the Sukhoi Su-27 family by Sukhoi. The design plan was revamped and the name was made official by the Russian Defense Ministry in 1996. Of the Flanker family, the Su-27, Su-30, Su-33, Su-34 and Su-35 have been ordered into limited or serial production by the Defense Ministry. The Su-30 has two distinct version branches, manufactured by competing organizations: KnAAPO and the Irkut Corporation, both of which come under the Sukhoi group's umbrella."

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LARKS West Photos
August 2020 Club Minutes
LARKS West-James' New Jet (YouTube)
Horizon Hobby
•Video from LARKS West April 2020
• Functional Extra Scale features including an air brake, LED lights and sequenced gear doors.
• Twin 12-blade 70mm fans deliver excellent top speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
• Factory-installed, high-power 6S-compatible brushless inrunner motors and 80-amp ESCs.
• Ten factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages.
• Electric retracts with detailed, shock-absorbing struts for operation from a variety of surfaces.
• Easy final assembly with removable wings and a magnetically secured nose cone.
• Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure.
• Unique factory-applied, high-visibility trim scheme and finish.
• Durable yet lightweight, fully-molded EPO airframe.
"AMA recently met with the White House National Economic Council regarding a proposed executive order on foreign-made UAS and the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID. The proposed executive order that has been drafted by President Trump’s administration, if signed, would ban the federal government’s use of foreign-made UAS, including model aircraft."
Government Affairs Update 09/13/2020
Hobby Shop of the Month
Will doing his 3-D thing at the LARKS West Field in Pelion, SC
LARKS Instagram Page
LARKS West YouTube Channel
Great message seen on a backpack
Phone: (864) 770-3355
Foothill Flyers Fall Fly In
Class C Event-ID 9443
October 3-9, 2020
Fly what you bring or buy. 1000' grass runway. Hot weather, cool flying! Proof of AMA REQUIRED to fly. Camping area limited so call ahead first come first served Electric available for charging aircraft $100 a week camp and fly or $15 a day to fly flying after dark too Vendors on site, see website for updates. Swap charge one-time charge
Site: 190 Owens Rd, Piedmont, SC, 29673
( 34.681953, -82.434925 )
Email: rrigby1653@gmail.com
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Radio Control
Phone: (864) 688-2771
Swap Week
Class C Event-ID 10232
October 16-17, 2020
Jet friendly 75' x 2700' smooth, level grass runway with large overfly area. Large hangar for overnight airframe storage. 30A reserved parking spots available. Free WiFi. Clubhouse with shower/bathroom and kitchen.
Site: 1443 McKnight Rd,
Scranton, SC, 29591
( 33.902625, -79.685003 )
Email: jamiesnipes@shtc.net
Sponsor: Flying Tigers R/C Club
Phone: (864) 684-9921
Tiger Meet 2020
Class C Event-ID 10359
October 17, 2020
Come out and fly with us. We have a 600 x 100 ft Bermuda grass runway and power for e-flyers. Gates open @ 8am, lunch from Noon until the food runs out. $15 Pilots, $5 Spectators.
Site: 1475 Roddy Rd,
Campobello, SC, 29322-8513
( 35.075101, -82.161285 )
Email: mark.sumner93@gmail.com
Sponsor: Campobello Flyers
Phone: Tom (864) 804-0035 or Darrel (864) 423-3065
Campobello Flyers Fall Fly In
Class C Event-ID 9470
CD: Randy Rigby
CD: Mark Sumner
CD: James Snipes
CD: Robert Babb
The Hobby Connection
Store Hours 10AM - 6PM Mon. - Sat.
4148 Calhoun Memorial Highway 123
Easley, South Carolina 29640
Doyle and I visited the Hobby Connection in August 13th, 2020, while on a trip to the Upstate.
They bill themselves as the largest hobby shop in South Carolina, and I believe it. Looked like they specialize in RC cars/Racing. They have three race tracks, oval dirt, dirt (for off road types), and an oval street track. They also had a great supply of model trains, model rockets, plastic models, and even pinewood derby kits. Best selection of RC planes, drones, and helicopters I've seen in the state.
Took the guts and electronics from three crashed planes and bought these kits from ebay. The video details some of the construction and flight video, The kits are identical except for the wings and decals. I made each into an EDF version and another, the Blaze, with a pusher prop.
31in Zeta Ultra-Z Astro 790mm Wingspan EPO EDF/Pusher Jet
31in Zeta Ultra-Z Blaze 790mm Wingspan EPO EDF/Pusher Jet
Construction Project of the Month
Astro and Blaze from Ultra-Z (YouTube)
Steve Fogle Memorial Float Fly Page
2020 LARKS Main Membership Application (PDF)
2020 LARKS East Membership Application (PDF)
2020 LARKS East Field Waiver (PDF)
Summer 2020 at the Field
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