RC planes aren’t cheap, and crashing even a $200 model can be heartbreaking given how much work is required to build and test it before your first flight. So imagine how these guys feel when their half-scale Saab Gripen, measuring 26-feet long and weighing over 220 pounds, simply disintegrated in mid-air.
The Lexus RC looks like a sports car, but drives like a limousine. It’s comfort over performance, and the price tag is hard to swallow. What do you need to know before you buy a Lexus RC? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Land Rover used to run an intense annual cross-country driving challenge to show off the capabilities of their 4x4s. We’re talking long slogs epic landscape panoramas and lots of digging in the mud. A real event hasn’t been hosted in years, but some creative fans found a practical way to bring it back.
I love spending time at airports. There’s so much cool stuff to see! From the control towers to the hangars to the aircraft, the entire aviation universe is a tech lover’s dream. For the aircraft owner who just has to have the coolest stuff available, a remote control tug should be the next thing on their shopping…
There’s nothing wrong with grown men liking R/C cars! At least I hope not, because I could watch these things all day. Check out this adorable little truck springing over a jump, landing in a lake, and just keep on driving!
Qualcomm wants to bring wireless charging to Formula E electric race cars, and probably your plug-in Prius some day too. To test the tech they’re using a tiny RC version and, naturally, racing it against the real thing. So that’s how you make recharging a battery look exciting.
Radio-controlled aircraft come in many shapes and sizes, but the ones we’re showing today are all very ambitious in scale. And by “ambitious,” we mean “ginormous.”
It’s finally happened: the most talented artist making bespoke R/C trucks has finally done his take on the best one ever: the International Scout. Watching this 100 percent scratch-built masterpiece come together is a privilege, seeing it hit the trail is just awesome.
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!
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.
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.
There is a new version of Sand Flea, the amazing 11-pound radio-controlled car beast that can race and jump over buildings.
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.
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.
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.