The world of people filming their radio-controlled cars is seemingly bottomless, a function of what I assume to be lower-costs and lower-stakes compared to off-roading in real life. The videos rip.
Honk honk! Who’s a big car? I’m a big car. I’m a real, big car. I’m a remote control car playing with the big cars up on Highway 59 in Houston! Beep beep. Look at me, the real big car on the freeway.
Cars that are not supposed to go off-road, made to look off-roady, are so hot right now. Who can blame us for going nuts over a Porsche 911 on all-terrain tires, though? The absurdity is just too delightful. But if you can’t bare to rip up a real one for Fury Road, this small-scaled version is pretty sweet.
The physics of modern racing games have come a hell of a long way since Cruis'n USA, but they're still missing the raw sense of urgency and unpredictability that can only occur in real life. That's why the forward thinking bunch known as VEODRIVE have taken some RC cars and GoPros, and created the most unique racing…
There's an alternate universe where semi trucks, trailers and all, tandem drift with Nissans and Mazdas. That universe exists, it's just really tiny.
They say that lightweight, low power cars can outperform heavy, high power competition. But what if you took that to the logical extreme?
Amazingly, the owner wants to go faster.
Authorities have said that the bombs used in the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week were largely homemade and built with conventional pressure cookers. Tonight FBI officials released more surprising details on the bombs: they may have been built using parts from radio-controlled toy cars.
The trailer for 6 Fast 6 Furious, as we have taken to calling it, looks like ridiculously good fun. It turns out that when you replace all the real cars with tiny radio controlled cars, it gets about a thousand times better.
Dyson recently challenged fifty of its finest engineers to a make a remote-controlled car from Dyson balls and spare parts. The engineers were divided into teams and given three weeks to build their designs before racing them at a makeshift track at the R&D facilities in Wiltshire, England. The cars had to navigate…
No advertisements or logos are allowed in the Olympics, yet big-time sponsor BMW gets to hustle Minis all through the throwing events with their R/C retriever cars. The Olympic Committee claims this isn't advertising, which is total bullshit.
As anyone who's had to perform military service in a warzone knows, overseas deployments tend to involve hard work and long working hours. But the down time can be just as intense, with many of the troops turning to video games and pirated DVDs to keep their minds from drifting wistfully homeward while they're away.
Here is a 1:5th scale Mk1 Ford Escort R/C car racing around a mini rally stage, dubbed with the audio of a real Mk1 Ford Escort. It is unexpectedly, absolutely cool.
Welcome to the world of RC drifting. The cars are small, but the slip angles are immense. While you can't keep an RC car in a straight line, this Gallardo can slide with millimeter precision.
It took Nic Case six months and upward of $4,000 to build the world's fastest radio-controlled car. The Schumacher Mi3's got a chassis of carbon fiber and an 11 hp motor pushing it to 161.76 mph. Next stop, 200 mph.
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.
Two years ago, we were given the chance to drive a remote-controlled tank. It was real. It was full-size. We can't stop thinking about it. Trust us: If you ever did this, it would haunt you, too.
Try half of these stunts in a full-size car and you'll be squished into hamburger meat. But in a scale model, getting epic results is relatively safe. Slowing down the video makes it look like the real thing too.