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RCX Chicago on ABC 7 news!

Aug 06, 2011 2 Comments

RCX rolled into Chicago and drew massive media exposure, even from Chicago’s local ABC news station. Model Airplane News publisher Louis DeFrancesco and Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin JR were interviewed live this morning on ABC 7′s Saturday morning show. Check out the behind the scenes photos below, and watch the segment here.

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RCX Chicago Outdoor Flight Zone

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

Electric & nitro helicopters and electric planes filled the sky at the outdoor flight zone. Here, Jim Stark flies his nitro Thunder Tiger helicopter for the crowd.  

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RCX Chicago: Try it, drive it, fly it!

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

Horizon’s “try-me” booth is a popular spot on the show floor for kid (and dads!) of all ages! RCX attendees could try their hand at driving the latest electric monster trucks in the dirt track as well as fly the new Force combat helicopters in the flight cage.  

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RCX Chicago ROCKS!

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

RCX Chicago opened today at 10 am and the fun will last until 8 pm tonight! With indoor and outdoor plane and helicopter flight zones, full-size (and RC!) drift racing, an indoor dirt track, mini car tracks and vendors with the latest planes, helis and gear, there’s something to please every serious RC’er, and when the [...]

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RCX Chicago Indoor Flight Zone

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

Check out the micro Albatross in the indoor flight zone at RCX! This indoor flying arena is netted and perfect for electric planes and helicopters. For the micro Albatross, it was a HUGE flying field!

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Jet World Masters: Formation flight team

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

            This pair of jets sports a paint scheme done especially for the Jet World Masters, with the event logo on the tail and red ribbons with the names of all of the competing pilots. The pair flew an amazing formation routing during the noontime show.

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Jet World Masters Demo Flight

Aug 03, 2011 1 Comment

We spoke with Lewis Patton, who was flying his gorgeous F-15 Strike Eagle during the noontime demo show. Louis’s competition jet for the Masters wasn’t delivered to him on time, but he still came to the show to help support team USA as well as to wow the crowd with his excellent flying. Lewis travels [...]

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Jet World Masters

Aug 03, 2011 3 Comments

What better place to hold a scale RC plane event than at the U.S. Air Force National Museum? The 9th annual Jet World Masters, held for the first time in the U.S., is the place to be to see world-class scale jets. Teams from 17 countries are here, with scale RC jet-powered planes of all [...]

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