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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Jet World Masters Video

Aug 06, 2011 1 Comment

Live from the flightline of the Jet World Masters competition in Dayton, Ohio.

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World’s Largest RC Aircraft? C-17 Globemaster III

Aug 06, 2011 3 Comments

C-17 Globemaster III, by Davie Mathews This 1/9-scale RC C-17 Globemaster model was built in the UK. It is a special “one off” model and is possibly the largest RC model aircraft flying today. It was custom designed and built for a Discovery Channel documentary that aired in the UK and is the work a [...]

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Brian Perkins’ RAF SE5a Scout–An RC Spotlight!

Aug 05, 2011 1 Comment

Photos and Words by Ken Park   I first met Brian Perkins at the Kingston Radio Control Club last fall at the August Giant Scale IMAA event and I enjoyed seeing him beat up the flying field flying his large Spitfire.  With just one look you can tell Brian has a passion for scale and [...]

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Canada’s Oldest Fun Fly Event–And still going strong!

Aug 05, 2011 1 Comment

Kingston RC Modelers’ 36th annual Father’s Day Fun Fly You can’t give you dad a better gift than a trip to this Canadian Field of Fun! By Ken Park Wow 36 years!  This event over the decades has seen it all ups and downs in attendance and everything from being totally washed out or blown [...]

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