RC Outlaws invade Las Vegas! Take over at Sunset Park Lake Forces Residents to Move! Pictures!

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Real Estate Agent with Simply Vegas Real Estate

The Outlaws came into town on Thursday, setting up camp at the lake in Sunset Park. Residents of the area were forced to move, and staying out of their way was a good idea. There was little to stop this fast moving crowd once they got going.

These are the Outlaws of radio-controlled gas powered boats, and many of the sponsered racers were on hand. These are the serious in the sport, bringing in their trailers and lighting for the 4 day event. When these boats opened up they really flew, and the 'rooster tails' of water they produced gave you an idea of the amount of scaled power they were using.

Residents of Sunset Park Lake, Las Vegas, NV

Resident of Sunset Park Lake, Las Vegas, NV

Actually the residents of the lake in the 300+ acre Sunset Park appeared to take this all in stride. As you can see as they were very relaxed and even stopped to pose for pictures. They're used to a lot of activity around the park. It's normal to see fisherman and those just enjoying the outdoors, and the RC boat enthusiasts at their section of the lake. The birds just floated around outside the race course, and some hung out on their island, as usual.

This was what seemed like the weekend for a variety of boating activities around the Vegas Valley. I just blogged about the Hawaiian Outrigger Regatta and Festival at Lake Las Vegas. Of course there are so many events held around here, just like the upcoming annual Aviation Nation Air Show at Nellis AFB in November. If you click through to that link you'll find even more, and entertainment that goes well beyond what can be found just on the Las Vegas Strip. It's this variety that makes the Las Vegas Valley such an incredible place to live.

Now for the pictures, but please note... we weren't able to arrive at Sunset Park until... almost sunset. Unfortunately high speed and low light isn't the best combination for photography. Throw in the light angle, shade from the trees and the firery orange tint and that doesn't help. Still, my trusty photographer was able to catch a few decent shots of the racers, and of course some views of and from the park. Light plays some interesting color and shading tricks on the mountains throughout the day, but especially at sunrise and sunset.

To view the pictures full screen, simply click the HD / Full Screen button on the bottom of the player below, and when finished click it again or use the ESC key to return.

Can't see the XML Flash player embedded in the current posting? To view this and all my other Las Vegas slideshows, including some of the interesting neighborhoods and events found in and around the Las Vegas Valley,  CLICK HERE.

 

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I didn't know they had RC boat trackat the park. That was awsome and I missed another one. Great job on the pics and for that time of day. That night boat and duck shot and the last mountains was really cool. Good choice on the song too.
Oct 27, 2008 07:55 AM #1
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Roberta-

I have always wanted to try RC boat and helicopters. Unfortunately I already have one very expensive endeavor, my photography! I can't see my wife letting me sink a pile of money on RC toys as well! LOL

Oct 27, 2008 10:24 AM #2
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Bob: Next you're going to tell me you didn't know about the RC car track or airport out by Sam Boyd Stadium.        

Runway at William Bennett Field Las Vegas

RC Helicopter at William Bennett Field Las Vegas

Thanks on the pictures, they didn't turn out bad all things considered...and that the player sacrifices some quality for faster download. The originals are very nice, and I like those shots you mention, as well.  

Bryant: I HAVE your answer! This video also comes from the RC air field I just mentioned to Bob. I'm sure you could get a cam for an RC helicopter and do some aerial photography or video! This one shows the William Bennett 'Airport', and you catch some glimpses of the work going on to expand Wetlands Park near by.  

YouTube Video RC Plane with attached video cam

 

Oct 27, 2008 08:05 PM #3
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Roberta-

I am way ahead of you, we have an RC "airport" 15 minutes from my house at Newport News Park and have already broached the subject of Aeriel photography, so my "toy" would be a "business" expenditure!

Unfortunately my wife knows me to well and sees through my transparent attempt to aquire more toys. =0)

Oct 28, 2008 11:37 AM #4
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Bryant: Aww, c'mon...tell her to look at what they do with the USAF Predator and Reaper, those are RC aircraft. This is the future! :-)

Oct 29, 2008 07:33 AM #5
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Hey Roberta that vid is awesome! That is by Sam Boyd? How do you get to it?
Oct 29, 2008 09:34 AM #6
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Bob: I thought it was pretty cool. If you go to Sam Boyd on Russell, make a left on Broadbent and then your first right past the parking lots. You'll see it to your left just past the stadium. There's also an RC car track there, in the south parking lot.

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