RC Expo

Posted March 18, 2010 in

Isn’t it about time to enjoy your joystick in public? We think so and so do the folks behind the Radio Control Expo (RCX), and so they’re organizing  fleets of model-size cars, aircraft, boats and other vehicles at the Fairplex in Pomona this weekend. If you could stick a receiver in it and control it with a hand-held transmitter, it’ll probably be spinning doughnuts here on a custom-built track. All you closet hobbyists will have plenty to reckon with here. Have you ever harbored a fancy to design a balsa-wood glider? They’ve got build-your-own programs that’ll take you back to the first time you learned the wonders of the lithium battery. The motors will be small, but the excitement will be large-scale with a two-day expo featuring very grown-up toys, including the Southwest Armour Group (1/6 scale WWII tanks bellowing smoke and engaging in a little car-crushing spectacle), micro planes zipping around your head, a huge outdoor pond for nitro boats and what the expo peeps are calling the “Sizzling Supercross Race,” an invitation-only event featuring the top RC trucks and buggies careening around a 10,000-square-foot outdoor track. Then when you’ve had your fill of Mini-Me vehicles,  you can catch the Model Airplane News Expo and the International Die Cast X Collectors Expo where all your Hot Wheels fantasies will come true. Now that’s handheld action!


RC Expo at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com, www.rcx.com. Sat, March 20, 10AM-6PM; Sun, March 21, 10AM-5PM. $15 general admission.


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