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Big P-38
"The Bell P-39 Airacobra was a fighter produced by Bell Aircraft produced for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. It was one of the principal American fighters in service when the United States entered combat. The P-39 was used by the Soviet Air Force, and enabled individual Soviet pilots to collect the highest number of kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type flown by any air force in any conflict.[N 2] Other major users of the type included the Free French, the Royal Air Force, and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force.[4]

It had an unusual layout, with the engine installed in the center fuselage, behind the pilot, and driving a tractor propeller in the nose with a long shaft. It was also the first fighter fitted with a tricycle undercarriage.[5] Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the absence of an efficient turbo-supercharger, preventing it from performing high-altitude work. For this reason it was rejected by the RAF for use over western Europe but adopted by the USSR, where most air combat took place at medium and lower altitudes. "

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LoveAir RC Club's "Big Bird Event"
August 2021 Club Minutes
A place for educators and students to learn the aspects of aeronautics and construction of flying machines.
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1935 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501-2362
+1 303-774-1557
I know, it's not a local store, but they do have some limited mail order capabilities. Like all the other HobbyTown stores, they have RC cars, trains, models, rockets, and all the other goodies.

The staff was friendly, helped me find a field and club in the area, and the store had a fairly extensive stock of RC items.
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2021 LARKS Main Membership Application (PDF)
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2021 LARKS East Field Waiver (PDF)
The Event was held at the LoveAir Field in Ault, CO (also known as "Drake Field").

The event featured a B-2 twin turbine, more jets, some outstanding 3-D pilots, and over a hundred aircraft from the Colorado and Wyoming area. I've heard that even some guy from SC was seen wandering around taking photos and video.
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The Academy of Model Aeronautics is an FAA-approved Test Administrator of The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST).

TRUST is a collaboration between the FAA and industry to provide TRUST and educational safety material to Recreational Flyers.
The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
longmont@hobbiescolorado.com
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Newsletter-Summer 2021
Most of my summer for 2021 was spent in in Ft. Collins, Colorado. I took my radio and Opterra 1.2m powered glider with me. While there, I researched local clubs and found a field about 10 miles east of my brother-in-law's house.

I joined the LoveAir RC club (the club is out of Loveland Colorado, but the field is located north of Greely, Colorado) as a long-distance member (they have a lot of members from other parts of Colorado and Wyoming) and flew at the field a few times.

While visiting the HobbyTown store in Longmont, Colorado (just south of Ft. Collins) I purchased a battery charger and the Airacobra shown above.

The plane is another 1.2 meter Warbird, but with tricycle landing gear. Otherwise, the plane flies just like the 1.2m P-51 from E-flite. Landings are easier, as this one doesn't have the P-51's tendency to nose over on landing or touch-and-goes.

The front gear is a little fragile (or my landings were a little too hard) and it bent back on my first landing. Missed the runway and landed in the tall grass. Didn't retract as it should, but it still flew fine when the gear was up. I've ordered a replacement that should be on in a day or so.

The front steering servo became stripped a few days ago. I'm initially replacing it with another nylon geared servo, but I'll be looking for a metal gear in the near future.

Still, this is the best flying plane in my fleet. It looks great on the runway and in the air. Second easiest plane I've yet built. Currently on backorder from Horizon, but it is supposed to be back in stock, soon.
  
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E-flite P-39 Airacobra 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select
Nall in the Fall - 2021
If this was my cat, that 'copter would be toast!
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October 2-9, 2021
Class C Event-ID 11551
Site: 330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC, 29388 ( 34.675233, -81.997897 )
Email: mjoelgregory@gmail.com
Sponsor: Triple Tree Aviators
Michael Gregory CD PH: (864) 313-6572
September 8-12, 2021
Heli Extravaganza
Class C Event-ID 11375
Site: 330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC, 29388 ( 34.675233, -81.997897 )
Email: raylepper@gmail.com
Sponsor: Triple Tree Aviators
Raymond Lepper CD PH: (804) 640-0553
Video #1 Slide Show - Photos of LARKS Members and their planes
Video #2 EDF Jets
LARKS May 2021 Meeting LARKS West Field
Horizon Hobby
Brian Phillips' P-39 1.2m Airacobra - Unbox, Build, Radio Setup, & Maiden Flights
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The September 2021 meeting will be held September 25th, 2021 at the LARKS East field. Meeting will start at 10 AM. (Rain date is October 2nd) Lunch will NOT be provided. Bring your own lawn chairs. Visitors welcome. Fly early, afternoon weather may be HOT!
August 28, 2021
Campobello Flyers Summer 2 Fly-In
Class C Event- ID: 10725
Location: 1475 Roddy RD
Campobello, SC, 29322
( 35.075101, -82.161285 )
Contact: Robert Babb
Sponsor: CampobelloFlyers.com
Email: CYCLENUTUS@YAHOO.COM
P-39C-BE assigned to the 40th PS / 31st PG at Selfridge Field
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Biggest RC P-38 I've ever seen! Unfortunately, due to bad weather hitting the LoveAir "Big Bird" event, he didn't get this one off the runway. However, the "smaller" one in the background did take to the air. He had at least 4 different sizes of the ""der Gabelschwanz Teufel" the Fork-Tailed Devil"
After 18+ months, TripleTree will be open for events. Nall in the Fall is BACK!!!!!!!
September 11, 2021
Firetower Flyers Fly Anything Fun Fly
Class C Event-ID 11743
Site: 933 Massey Rd, Piedmont, SC, 29673 ( 34.699617, -82.5927461 )
Email: ericwalker381@yahoo.com
Sponsor: FiretowerFlyers
Eric Walker CD PH: (864) 221-1018
September 11, 2021
Flying Tigers Event of the Year 2021
Class C Event-ID 10766
Site: 1443 McKnight Rd, Scranton, SC, 29591 ( 33.902625, -79.685003 )
Email: RUSS_RUSSITANO@HOTMAIL.COM
Sponsor: FLYING TIGERS R/C CLUB, INC.
Russell Russitano CD PH: (315) 866-1702
September 18, 2021
Foothill Flyers Fall Fly-in
Class C Event-ID 9443
Site: 1443 McKnight Rd, Scranton, SC, 29591 ( 33.902625, -79.685003 )
Email: marksumner93@gmail.com
Sponsor: Foothill Flyers
Mark Sumner CD PH: (864) 770-3355