Event Coverage – 2017 Horizon Hobby RC Fest
Last weekend the BigSquidRC Bash Crew had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Horizon Hobby RC Fest. Modeled after Horizon’s drone event that was held in Florida last year, RC Fest took place in Monticello Illinois and was used to showcase all of Horizon’s different product lines.
Consumers, dealers, and media, flocked to Eli Field to see all of Horizon’s new products, as well as to try them out in person. You could try your hand at flying one of Horizon’s new SAFE equipped airplanes, learn how to fly a drone, or get in some trigger time with an ECX truck or Losi rock crawler. When you weren’t trying your hand at driving or flying, all day long the air field had various demonstrations going on while Horizon staffers were also doing surface demonstrations on their new off road track.
Horizon Hobby’s RC Fest was designed to help expose new people to our hobby and to help excite current hobbyists. This was a big highlight for us, as it’s always great to see new people getting into the hobby! There were a ton of kids just having a great time getting to touch and see stuff they normally don’t get to put their hands on.
With everything from boats, to helicopters, airplanes, to cars on hand, all the big genres were on display for people to look at. Better still, with the various try-me areas, people could try their hand at multiple different genres of our hobby to see first hand which one they enjoyed the most.
Attendance at this year’s event was bigger than we think most people expected, and that’s always a win! We hope that they decide to make it an annual event as our Bash Crew had an incredible time hanging out and chatting with all the Horizon reps on hand. We were also blown away by their professional demonstrations. From jet airplanes to nitro 1/8th scale truggies, the professional pilots and drivers from Horizon put on an epic show and we can’t wait to go back again next year.
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