Leicester Area Radio Control Society



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Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

We are a small, friendly, informal, model flying club situated just outside Market Harborough.

The origin of the Leicester Area Radio Control Society (LARCS) goes back to the 1950s when the late Geoff Franklyn and several modelling enthusiasts formed a group that initially used a number of local WW2 airfields. In 1962, they decided to form an official club and settled in our present location.

Because of proposed land development, in 2002 the club moved just a few hundred yards to a new, much larger field. We now have a mown area of just under 3 acres which makes our site quite special.

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Sun, 28 May 2017
20 flights
Went to Larcs early to get a few flights in. Windier and cloudier than expected. Marc had a weird problem with his Raptor tail, but I think we managed to fix the other problem on his TRex 250.
Drove through to Heli Extreme to meet Darren (bigpops) and have a few flights at his club. He's a pretty good pilot with the helis and 3D quads. Saw Andy and Andy fly as well. A bunch of other members arrived as I was leaving, but the genny was already packed away and I'd had a decent afternoon in the sun.
Back at home with a cold one watching F1 again.
Sun, 21 May 2017
21 flights
Started off at Larcs with Malcolm until lunchtime. Then flew at Gumley for a few hours. I managed to blow up the Fusion charger, so now I need to by an iCharger ASAP. I never liked the Fusion anyway, weird programming and the buttons were too fiddly.

Thu, 18 May 2017
25 flights

Sun, 14 May 2017
18 flights

Wed, 10 May 2017
33 flights
Awesome day in the sun. No shoes or shirt, just shorts. Loved it.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017
14 flights
Gumley first thing until I realised I was supposed to meet Marc at Larcs. Had a BBQ for lunch and watched Matt put a few good flights in. It got busy after a while, which was nice to see, but not really my thing. Back to Gumly for a few cups of tea and a bit more flying.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017
16 flights
Went to Larcs but decided it was too cold/windy to hang around in the open so drove through to Gumley. Had a few flights before it got busy and I went back to Larcs. Quite a few around and they had a BBQ. Stayed for a few hours until everyone packed up and I went back to Gumley for a few more.
Sun, 5 Feb 2017
16 flights
Sun, 22 Jan 2017
17 flights
Started at Larcs in the frost, on my own for a few hours. Went for lunch and then on to MK. Just 4 of us flying in the sun. Not sure where everyone was, the weather was great.

Sun, 13 Nov 2016
34 flights
The forecast for the day looked amazing. I tried to get an invite to Parkhall MHC, but unfortunately Ross wasn't able to make it and wasn't sure anyone else would be there.

I decided to hit Larcs early and take it from there. The weather was perfect. Very light breeze, blue skies and not too cold. Got 21 flights all on my own before I went for lunch. Almost went to MK for the afternoon session, but decided it wasn't worth the drive with only 3 hours between opening time and sundown. Went back to Larcs and had more flying until some para-motors arrived. They were giving tandem flights so I just stayed out of the way until the sun went down.

Now at home and very pleased to find I did 34 flights, with a total of 3 hours actual flying time. What an awesome day!

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