Leicester Area Radio Control Society

Club

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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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Latest Sessions

Mon, 6 Nov 2017
RichardV
3 flights
Lunch break session. Everything wags and shakes, time for maintenance.
Mon, 30 Oct 2017
RichardV
3 flights
Blue skies and light wind, but I just wasn't getting a connection to the heli. It seemed to be all over the place, which is so weird after a weekend of wind and coping easily.
Sun, 29 Oct 2017
RichardV
13 flights
3 Flights at Larcs, but it was pretty cold and windy so I moved on to Gumley. I was enjoying it, the wind was keeping the fixies off the flightline and then the motor started flaming. I think it was shorting on the frame through some worn heatshrink. I think the motor is stuffed, hopefully the ESC is OK.

Update: Had a spare motor I needed to change the bullets on, but that's now in and I got 3 test flights before the sun went down. I'm not sure if the wearing of the heatshrink had anything to do with the burnout, but apparently these motors have a lifetime warranty from Align, so I'm going to see if they'll replace it.
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
RichardV
3 flights
Lovely sunny day. SM, FTM.
Thu, 26 Oct 2017
RichardV
3 flights
Grey skies, light wind in the face, good session.
Wed, 25 Oct 2017
RichardV
3 flights
It's been too long! Lovely little lunchtime session, sunshine and good vis. Nice to be flying again.
Sun, 8 Oct 2017
RichardV
23 flights
A lonely morning on my own at Larcs, but after a while I got into it and started enjoying flying again. Went home for lunch and then on to MK to fly with the Mikes and Daves.

We did a bit of flying and talking bollocks until the sun went down. MikeW crashed both his Goblins, AGAIN! MikeS had a mishap with his 700 but nothing serious. A good day of flying.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
RichardV
24 flights
A few hours in the sun at Larcs before going to MK. Good laughs there with the Dave's and Mike, listening to David's stories about his punk days. Got training on the mower from Mike and did the flightline with Dave.
Sun, 17 Sep 2017
RichardV
19 flights
Gumley first, too busy. Larcs for a bit until it was time to get some lunch and get down to MK. It turned out to be a really nice session with the Daves. First a bit of work on SM for next year and then some rolling stuff.
Home for the F1 and then started putting some music together for next year's FTM.
Sun, 27 Aug 2017
RichardV
19 flights
Up early to take Alan fixed wing flying, then to Gumley for him to check the club out. Home for lunch and back to Larcs. Was supposed to go to the Nats but couldn't face an hour in the car with such decent weather. Went back to Gumley instead and flew until sundown. Home for some of the F1 and the chaos of some visiting friends and their kids.
The heli is starting to sound a bit ragged and the main gear teeth look a bit thin. One more day of flying and I need to start replacing parts.

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