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

Tiny Truck Vs. Cute Dog

"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. » 6/19/14 1:51pm 6/19/14 1:51pm

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

Join This RC Range Rover On A Groovy Rock-Crawling Adventure

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. » 3/11/14 4:40pm 3/11/14 4:40pm

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

Emergency Braking Systems Stop These RC Cars From Destroying Your Home

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… » 6/14/13 4:11pm 6/14/13 4:11pm

Lamborghini Crashes After Racing An R/C Helicopter

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. » 2/04/13 4:40pm 2/04/13 4:40pm

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

The BatBerry: A Homebuilt, Blackberry-Controlled Batmobile

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. » 1/26/11 2:00pm 1/26/11 2:00pm

Mitsubishi Offers Remote-Controlled Test Drives For Imaginary Customers

Mitsubishi, America's nearly-left-for-dead Japanese brand, will offer Internet fans a remote-controlled test drive of a real 2011 Outlander Sport SUV next month, eliminating the difficulty and mild shame associated with shopping at an actual Mitsubishi dealer. » 10/08/10 1:30pm 10/08/10 1:30pm

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

Model Airplane Knocked Out Of Sky By Commercial Airliner

An Australian model airplane enthusiast sent his plane up one afternoon fit with a camera, indirectly flying into the path of a passing passenger airliner. Needless to say, the little model airplane did not survive. » 5/04/09 11:00am 5/04/09 11:00am

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

1:16 Scale Hummer HX Concept Raises Eyebrows

Hummer is on one hell of a rollercoaster ride lately. The brand may be done and the sales are plummeting, but the Hummer HX concept is still rumored to be involved in the Transformers sequel. And now, for the first time, the HX can be purchased by general consumers, at least in the toy form, with this remote-control… » 7/10/08 2:00pm 7/10/08 2:00pm

Hummer H3 R/C Car, Just Because They Could

Hummer UK have converted this H3 to remote control. Intended for off road use only, it can traverse 16-inch vertical walls, 40% side slopes and two feet of water, all while you stay level and dry, presumably from the comfort of a lawn chair.

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Even The Knight Rider R/C Car Has Turbo Boost

As far as we can tell, the new GT500KR Mustang KITT still lacks any kind of turbo boost. But now you can still enjoy a little bit of the old Knight Rider turbo in the form of a remote control car. Forget the Mustang—let's return to the Golden Age with the Pontiac Trans-Am KITT remote-control car from Firebox. You'll… » 2/14/08 10:15am 2/14/08 10:15am

What's The Best Model Car You've Ever Built?

Those without children but with normal adult lives may be unaware that we've reached LEGO's 50th Anniversary. And while we're not moved by the Speed Racer Legos, we remember back in our day creating some monster brick rides complete with jet engines, millions of lights, dozens of wheels and Road Warrior-esque… » 1/30/08 11:45am 1/30/08 11:45am

The Smart Eyes Robot Spycam is Watching You

Who hasn't thought of pairing an off-the-shelf R/C Focus Rally Car with a camera phone? Designed for surveillance purposes, the R/C car uses a camera phone hooked up to the on-board electronics, allowing the user to pilot the vehicle from their very own phone. With this setup you could see what's going on in your… » 11/28/07 3:00pm 11/28/07 3:00pm