Watch This Tiny Car Get Insane Air Off The Coolest Miniature Jumps


If you applied the focus and care a bonsai master tends his tiny trees with, except you were making a small-scale off-road track, you'd end up with this. And holy crap does it look like fun, just watch that little car rip! » 2/02/15 8:45pm 2/02/15 8:45pm

Dual-motor R/C Lego Stratos is drift-happy and perfect

Lego builder Piterx makes gorgeously detailed Technic replicas of real-life vehicles. The latest is a motorsports legend: The Lancia Stratos, one of the most fearsomely beautiful cars to ever blast down a rally stage. And thanks to dual R/C motors, this Piterx model is as fast and drift-happy as its real-life brethren. » 11/06/14 4:54pm 11/06/14 4:54pm

You Can Finally Buy That Flying Fire-Breathing RC Dragon (For $60,000)

Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalizing on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel's amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 70 mph, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want? » 3/21/14 5:33pm 3/21/14 5:33pm

Amazing R/C Stunts Will Make You Wish You Were 1/10 Scale

If you can't afford to prepare a real entrant to the Dakar rally next month, you might be able to live the action vicariously with one of these 1/10th scale Robby Gordon Hummers. » 12/20/13 4:00pm 12/20/13 4:00pm

The Tiny Model Jets At This RC Air Show Are Still Incredibly Thrilling

Putting those cheap RC toys you can find at a department store—and even the model kits from a hobby shop—to shame, these incredibly detailed scale model fighter jets look almost as intense to fly as the real thing. In fact, racing through the skies they're almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing too. » 9/17/13 3:16pm 9/17/13 3:16pm

An RC Car That Runs On Water Is A Positively Charged Step

People have been talking about running cars on water for years, but it's a slow march from science fiction to reality. Even on a small scale, development is difficult. But the i-H2GO is the second revision of an all-water remote controlled car that seems to actually work. » 7/28/13 12:12pm 7/28/13 12:12pm

Mini-er MINIs Driving All Over The 2012 Olympics

You know how every Olympic sport isn't boomerang-based? That's a problem for many reasons, but the most obvious of which is the fact that when something gets thrown, eventually it has to be retrieved. » 8/07/12 2:30pm 8/07/12 2:30pm

This Flying Remote-Controlled Dragon Actually Breathes Fire

Meet "Mythical Beast," a turbine-powered, radio-controlled, flame-breathing dragon. Built by American Rick Hamel, the R/C fictional flame-thrower recently won the "Best in Show" award at the Toledo R/C show, Weak Signals. It's now only a matter of time before the fall of King's Landing. » 5/01/12 3:00pm 5/01/12 3:00pm

Watch This RC Top Gun Pilot His Helicopter Through Impossible Maneuvers

Carl Groover is the Maverick of RC helicopters. He does things with a miniature chopper that seem to defy the laws of gravity and physics. It will seriously blow your mind, and not just because you lost an hour of sleep this weekend. » 3/12/12 4:45pm 3/12/12 4:45pm

Great Scot! Mini Flying DeLorean Is Best Use Of Quadrotors To Date

Playing the James Bond theme was a neat parlour trick, but now it's obvious why those quadrotor flying RC vehicles really exist. And it's to make every Back to the Future fan insanely jealous of this miniature flying DeLorean. » 3/12/12 9:30am 3/12/12 9:30am

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC vacuums up the Le Mans circuit

Before a gas-powered Nissan race car won the LMP2 class at last weekend's Le Mans, Nissan's No. 2 executive took the company's electric-powered Nissan Leaf Nismo RC around the track. It's not quiet, but it's not loud; like those white noise sounds you play to put children to sleep. » 6/16/11 4:30pm 6/16/11 4:30pm

South Koreans display ridiculous R/C drifting skills

I once played Rock Band in a swanky Miami hotel suite with some South Korean autojournalists. They had skills. Maybe they're the same ones running this incredible R/C drifting league. Tiny AWD Genesis Coupe anyone? (Thanks to Maaaaaat!) » 2/07/11 4:30pm 2/07/11 4:30pm

VIDEO: Crash Of RC Plane Into Real One Sparks Dogfight Over Air Rights

A half-scale remote-control airplane collided with a real aircraft over a Colorado airport last weekend. While there were no injuries, the incident exposed the growing tension between pilots and model aircraft enthusiasts and their ever-larger RC aircraft. » 8/20/10 12:00pm 8/20/10 12:00pm

Gamer Creates Real-Life WipeOut Video Game With R/C Car

One German man badly wanted to play the canyon-carving racing game WipeOut in real life. So he reverse-engineered it with a gigantic, multi-level cardboard track he can race on with a video-equipped R/C car controlled by a real racing cabinet. » 8/06/10 2:00pm 8/06/10 2:00pm

Life In The Small Lane: Championship R/C Car Racing As Feature Film

From the How Did We Miss This Department: A documentary on the world of professional radio-controlled car racing was released in 2009. It's called Carpet Racers. And we thought our job was weird. [Asylum] » 2/25/10 4:30pm 2/25/10 4:30pm

Heli Mission SWAT Truck: R/C Truck + R/C Helicopter

There's something ingeniously simple and awesome about the Heli Mission SWAT Truck, which combines a six-wheeled R/C truck with a fully R/C helicopter. We may have found the perfect wedding gift. » 6/30/09 11:00am 6/30/09 11:00am

Man Battles Nature In Colossal Remote Control Air Battle

Caught by a remote controlled eagle's tail fin-mounted HD camera is this epic battle depicting man, his machine and mother nature in a controlled and calculated power struggle for the unfriendly skies. » 6/22/09 7:30am 6/22/09 7:30am

Lewis Hamilton Ghost Rides F1 Car Using Blackberry Storm

We know you can use an iPhone as a G-meter, but did you know you could use a Blackberry Storm to control an F1 car? Lewis Hamilton had his McLaren wired to try it. » 3/11/09 4:00pm 3/11/09 4:00pm