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."


Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!