Horizon Hobby RC Fest

Thanks for Attending RC Fest 2018!

Aerial view of RC Fest showing race tracks, runway, tents, and FPV area.

RC Fest 2018 Stats

Total Attendance
4,711
Number of TLR Cup entries
64
Long Jump Length
226 ft
Attending vendors
Pro-Line
Pit Bull Tires
Castle Creations
Martin One Source
Venom (charging station)
Tamiya (indoor track)
Flite Test (airplane combat)
Big Squid RC
FMS

Hobbies for Good™

Total Money Raised for Charity
$10,041.25
Number of Raffle Winners
We lost count!
Total Product Value Given Away
$10,000+
Participating Vendors for Charity
Team Associated
Pit Bull Tires
Tamiya
Flite Test
Pepsi
Lucas Oil
Pro-Line
Venom
MIP

Congratulations to RC Fest 2018 Event Winners!

Big Squid Long Jump Winners
Long Jump Winners.
Source: Big Squid RC: Long Jump Championships Held at 2018 RC Rest
Long Jump
Paul Bludgen
RC Sumo Saturday
Thomas Wielgomas
RC Sumo Sunday
Jeremy ‘Big Bunny’
Drone Race Intermediate
Mike Hartgrave
Drone Race Pro
Preston Flint
Tug of War
Thomas Wielgomas
1/8 Truggy A-Main
Joe Bornhorst
1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main
Grant Runkel
1/8 Ebuggy A-Main
Joe Bornhorst
1/8 Pro Buggy A-Main
Joe Bornhorst
1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main
Grant Runkel
1/8 Truggy A-Main
Dakotah Phend

RC Fest in the Press

Family of 4 at the Flight Try-Me area.
"Horizon RC Fest was a fantastic example of what makes events awesome, and it was the perfect choice to kick off the summer events season for me. In a single day I witnessed families getting their first RC experiences, new friendships form, some incredible aircraft, phenomenal pilots, and even a facet of RC that I didn't know existed. I smiled, I laughed, I saw some cool stuff, and I hung out with some good people who all had a common interest in RC." Source: Academy of Model Aviation: Celebrating the Start of Event Season at Horizon RC Fest
Pilot with large red and white plane
"Horizon Hobby RC Fest Rocked! We had a blast at the Horizon RC Fest this weekend! With jets, aerobats, night-flying, fireworks and even rock crawlers and racers on the dirt track, it was a fun-filled celebration of radio control." Source: Model Airplane News: Horizon Hobby RC Fest Rocked!
night flying - inverted helicopter
"There was something for just about everyone, warbirds, antiques, combat, helicopters and sailplanes. I'm glad that I was able to attend and hope to return again next year. If you can make it to this family-friendly event, check it out." Source: RCGroups.com: Horizon RC Fest 2018 - Event Coverage

Quotes from RC Fest Attendees

"Thank You for a Great Time! We just came down for the day from northern Indiana and enjoyed every minute. See Ya Next Year!" — Gary B.

"Thank you Horizon Hobby had a great time can't wait till next year" — Scott S.

"Woowww! Great time! Lots of great flying!! There is dirt track, rock crawling, drifting, truck pulling track, drones, helos. If your into R/C you owe it to yourself to go." — Frank M.

"Josh Bixler is an amazing guy. I had forgotten my radio at home and he lent me one if the ones they had so that I could fly. Great memory now of meeting one of my RC heroes!" — Wade W.

"If you can't make it to Nall, then head here (next year)…I drove 500 miles to see what it was all about. It was Great…" — anonymous

"I went Friday and had a good but hot time. Make sure you enter the hobby raffle. It supports local boys and girls club and you get goodies up front for buying tickets…" — anonymous

"Went for the first time Saturday, what a blast" — anonymous

"That is great of Horizon to put on such a great event. They really know how to give back and promote this great hobby! Thank you Jim for the great coverage and exposure." — anonymous

See You Next Year!

Horizon Hoby RC Fest logo
Spectators lined up watching an air show at Eli Field.
RC Fest 2019 Tentative Date: May 31, June 1 & 2