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Align T-Rex Helis

May 01, 2012 No Comments

Align showed off their high-performance machines, which not only look great with blue anodized parts and great-looking painted canopies, but they also can perform amazing aerobatic stunts. Align has everything from ready-to-fly micro models to 700 and bigger kits and even a 450 ready-to-fly machine!

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RealFlight 6

May 01, 2012 No Comments

The Great Planes booth was a popular spot, with two RealFlight 6 flight simulator stations set up for pilots and newcomers to try their hand at flying an aerobat, float plane or jet! With more than 65 airplane and 15 helicopter to choose from, countless flying areas, personal flight training and more, RealFlight is a [...]

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Outdoor boat racing circuit

May 01, 2012 No Comments

They may not have wings, but these boats were FLYIN’ around the outdoor boat pond circuit. Horizon and Traxxas drivers were making their small boats create monster roostertails, which the crowd loved. Some even gave spectators a mini shower! Weather at RCX was in the 70s and perfect for boat watching outside while having a picnic [...]

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Turbine jet catches on fire in flight!

May 01, 2012 22 Comments

In this video taken at a New Zealand RC event, an A-10 turbine-powered jet catches fire while in flight! Excellent pilot skills and quick thinking get the plane down safely, and the ground crew’s quick work with fire extinguishers saves the model from further damage (thanks to Xjet for the YouTube video). So here’s this week’s [...]

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10 years of RC excitement!

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

This year we celebrated a decade of RCX shows, and it’s still going stronger than ever! When we launched the show, we wanted to bring the fun and excitement of RC to a larger audience, and we succeeded. With the first indoor flight areas, indoor dirt tracks and indoor racing at an RC show, we [...]

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Editors’ Choice: Helicopter of the Year

Apr 28, 2012 2 Comments

Our helicopter of the year is a high-quality machine that’s the ideal size for serious RC flying.  It has a very high power-to-weight ratio for unlimited aerobatics and has a commanding presence in the air. With a flybarless system, it can be set up as trainer or as an unlimited 3D machine. Congratulations to Align [...]

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Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year

Apr 28, 2012 2 Comments

Our innovation of the year is a stabilization system that makes planes easier to fly, by allowing us to concentrate on piloting instead of making corrections for wind and tracking. This system is especially suited to smaller indoor planes that are notoriously difficult to fly. For making RC planes easier and more fun to fly, [...]

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RCX– the Ultimate Radio Control Expo!

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA Saturday, April 28 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, April 29 10 am – 4 pm Tons of attractions, demos, try me tracks and flyzones/Dozens of RC manufacturers/Super RC sales Celebrity Appearances Jimmy Shine – host of Speed Channel’s Car Warriors Jason Britton – stunt driver appearing on [...]

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