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Rusty Tonka to R/C Tonka

Rusty Tonka to R/C Tonka

Like Odd Tinkering and Rescue & Restore before him, TRG Restoration gave a rusty Tonka truck a new lease on life. But he went one better, and once he cleaned it up and repainted it, he added a 4×4 R/C drivetrain and lifted suspension so it can be driven off-road. The metal body does it no favors in the speed department though.

Flying a Lightweight RC Jumbo Jet

Flying a Lightweight RC Jumbo Jet

We’ve seen a remote-controlled jumbo jet fly before, but there’s something about this featherweight model that makes it extra special. Despite having a wingspan of nearly 10 feet, this model weighs just 6.6 pounds. RC Media World captured footage of Remy Mormino’s 1/26th scale Airbus A-380 as it took to the skies in Germany.

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Traxxas TRX-4 Deep-Terrain Traxx

Traxxas TRX-4 Deep-Terrain Traxx

RC car and truck maker Traxxas shows off a set of rugged all-terrain tracks that work like the ones on a tank. The deep treads can rip through thick mud and snow, and look super cool doing it. They work on all TRX-4 models equipped with Traxx. Between the truck, the tracks, and the treads, you’re looking at about $600.

Traxxas Sledgehammer R/C Tires

Traxxas Sledgehammer R/C Tires

Just like a real 4×4, if you’re going to take your R/C vehicle off-road, it needs proper tires. Traxxas is showing off their extreme new Sledgehammer tires. Designed for their badass Rustler 4×4 VXL, the oversize tires increase ground clearance, and have an open-block pattern for traction and mud-clearing on the most rugged terrain.

Giant R/C A-10 Warthog

Giant R/C A-10 Warthog

We’ve seen some pretty damned impressive remote-controlled planes over the years, but this Mibo A-10 Thunderbolt II might be the best yet. The insanely detailed model has real jet engines, and even makes machine gun sounds and fires flares.

Micro VW Micro Buses

Micro VW Micro Buses

R/C enthusiasts monsterchannel24 got their hands on a diminutive 1/87-scale model of a classic Volkswagen T1 microbus from Carson Modelsport. It looks really adorable tooling around a tiny town, and then racing a few of its brethren. The model is available with or without windows, and in a version that pulls a trailer.

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Back in the 1960s through the 1980s, the Soviet Union developed a low-flying aircraft that could skim like a hovercraft over the water. R/C flying enthusiast Peter Sripol decided to see if he could build a working miniature replica of the so-called “Caspian Sea Monster,” and attempted to keep it flying just inches off the ground and water.

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Mattel and Tesla have teamed up to create two remote-controlled toys based on Elon Musk’s crazy looking electric pickup. The 1/64-scale version will sell for 20 bucks, while the 1/10-scale version will go for $400, and even includes “cracked window” stickers. They’re only available in limited quantities, and will ship in December 2020.

R/C Car Active Suspension

R/C Car Active Suspension

Dimitar Tilev shows off a truly awesome R/C car build. This scale replica of a vintage Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 wagon packs an Arduino-controlled active suspension which can raise and lower, along with a rear-wheel drivetrain that makes it especially adept at drifting. We love the engine noises and light-up tailpipes.

Giant R/C Concorde

Giant R/C Concorde

The supersonic Concorde jet planes have been retired, so the only way to witness the majesty of this marvel in flight is through replica models. RCScaleAirplanes shares footage of Otto Widlroither’s incredible 1/6-scale version of the jet. It measures 33 feet long, has a 13 foot wingspan, and is powered by four JetCat P300 Pro turbines.

R/C Flying Man

R/C Flying Man

We’ve seen some pretty wild remote-controlled flying machines over the years, but this might just be our favorite so far. In this clip from RC Media World, flyer Graner Berg shows off his custom-built drone that looks like a full-size human wearing a jetpack. It’s impressively agile and stable in flight, given its awkward shape.

Driving on the Ceiling

Driving on the Ceiling

Maker Ivan Miranda’s decided to see if he could modify a remote-controlled car so it can drive upside-down on the ceiling. He added a pair of powerful fans to create downforce (or is it upforce?) It took some trial and error, but he ultimately got it to work. Of course, he could have just bought one of these.

World’s Fastest FPV

World’s Fastest FPV

YouTuber Omegoolibird shows off what is said to be the fastest first-person view RC plane. The customized Vasamodel Fusion can hit speeds up to 265 mph thanks to its 2650 KV electric motor, which can spin at speeds up to 35,000 RPM. It sounds like an angry swarm of bees.

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Giant R/C Tank

Giant R/C Tank

RCSparks Studio shows off an epic build – a 1/6th scale, all-metal remote-controlled tank from Armortek. The Ferdinand Elefant weighs in at 240 pounds, has dual 24-volt motors, working tracks and realistic sound effects. In total, this monster cost about $6500.

Flying 9 R/C Planes at Once

Flying 9 R/C Planes at Once

R/C flyer Ran D. St. Clair was wondering what might happen if you attached multiple remote-controlled airplanes together at the wings and attempted to fly them at once. This crazy build features nine conjoined planes which miraculously manage to take flight.

R/C Podracers

R/C Podracers

The Phantom Menace was arguably the worst Star Wars film, but it did give us some memorable vehicles with its podracers. A group of R/C enthusiasts built their own custom podracers and buzzed them around in an exhibition, captured here by RC Media World.

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