Sunday, 16 July 2017 22:18

High-flying, fast-paced RC vehicles on display at expo Featured

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ORRINGTON - Old Home Week continued Sunday with the RC Monster and Drone Expo.

"We're all big kids and we all love to have fun," said Bryan Hinson, who organized the expo.

Perry Airfield and Racetrack was full of toys on Sunday for an RC expo.

"They're just going to give a little display of RC trucks and airplanes," said Todd Troutt, an RC Enthusiast.

"We've got a bunch of cars, we've got a bunch of truck and crawlers for them to try out," said Hinson.

These aren't matchbox cars or paper airplanes, but high flying, fast-paced remote control vehicles.

A bunch of self-described big kids are behind it all.

"We have a club, Big Kid RC Club on Facebook. And so we have over 350 members, and we built the track through the club," said Hinson.

"It's relaxing, even though they crash it's relaxing," said Troutt.

These enthusiasts have been working with RCs for decades. While showing off, they were also on hand to answer questions and teach onlookers how it's done. So I decided to test my skills.

As an amateur, I had a lot of questions.

After a few close calls, I eventually got the hang of it. And most importantly, the plane landed in one piece.

"It's just a good time, people outta come out and check us out,"said Troutt. "It's fun."