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.
They’re the workhorses of our highways, but Anki is about to make one of your childhood fantasies come true by letting you race a pair of giant tractor trailers on its Overdrive racing set. They might not be as fast as the existing Anki race cars, but they come with devastating new weapons to help level the playing…
Back in July, Oscar Mayer teased us with an RC off-road version of its iconic Weinermobile that looked impossibly fun to drive. It was unfortunately a one-off creation that few got to play with, so to make up for that tease, Oscar Mayer has created an even smaller RC version you can finally buy.
Building your own 13-foot long remote control replica of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is challenging enough. But what good’s an aircraft carrier without any aircraft? So to further up the challenge, its creators also found a way to land an RC plane on it.
The only thing better than getting rich by finding treasure is not having to put much effort into your windfall. So why waste an afternoon walking along a beach with a metal detector in hand when you could instead lounge on a blanket and drive this one around with a remote control?
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.
"Aurthur" the dog hates this remote control truck. Or maybe he loves it. Either way, he wants to eat it real bad but the truck isn't about to sit around and be devoured. Cuteness and hilarity ensue.
Remote-piloted war machines have been with us for years, but new "TerraMax" technology from Oshkosh brings the video game experience to war on a whole-new level with third-person vehicle driving and a console-style controller.
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?
This scale Range Rover with working lights and a detailed undercarriage is one of the prettiest RC SUVs I've seen, and it does a great job climbing scale "boulders" to a groovy soundtrack.
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.
More and more vehicles are coming equipped with emergency braking systems that can stop a car before it hits something. And as CCP realized, the same technology could be just as useful with a remote control toy. After all, you're putting an untrained, unlicensed kid in control of a small car that can seriously bang up…
After finishing a race with an R/C helicopter and a Suzuki GSX-R1000, the driver of this Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 went off the road and crashed. That's a bad way to wrap a day of shooting.
By day, Tim Neil oversees software development tools for Research In Motion, the company behind the Blackberry. By night, he transforms into a guy building a Tim Burton-era Batmobile that he'll be able to control via Blackberry.
When we first heard of this concept we pictured an R/C truck with a helicopter haphazardly glued to a platform. We were wrong. The truck appears to be fairly robust and features self-opening doors and a aircraft carrier-style elevator lift. We must try this with our radio shack XMOD car and R/C copter.
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.