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Traxxas Toyota GR Supra GT4

Traxxas Toyota GR Supra GT4
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To celebrate the return of the Toyota GR Supra to racing, Traxxas has built this detailed 1/10-scale RC version of the GR Supra GT4. It grips even better than the real thing with AWD and can hit speeds of 30mph. Riding on the 4-TEC 3.0 platform, it has fat racing slicks and a dual-link suspension with oil-filled shocks.

LEGO Driving Simulator

LEGO Driving Simulator

LEGO Technic expert The Brick Wall shows off a neat machine that uses motors, gears, magnets, and a turntable to allow tiny RC LEGO cars to drive around its surface. After rigging it up to drive with one vehicle, they upgraded it to become a two-player racing game. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s now a four-player version.

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RC Jumbo Jet Build, Flight, Crash

RC Jumbo Jet Build, Flight, Crash

RC aircraft enthusiast Troy McMillan spent countless hours planning, designing, 3D printing, and assembling a scale model of a jumbo jet. Here, he shares the time-consuming build process, its maiden flight, and tragic demise after a battery failure rendered his flight controller useless.

RC Car with Sawblade Wheels

RC Car with Sawblade Wheels

Taking a page from the Beyond the Press channel’s sawblade car, RC car fan Fivo Nine modded their Traxxas Xmaxx trophy truck, and outfitted it with 7-1/4″ blades from a circular saw. The RC truck has a tremendous amount of torque for its size, so it quickly digs in and starts cutting into the surface of the frozen lake.

Moskito App-Controlled Airplane

A fun stunt flyer you control using your smartphone. It’s designed for easy operation, and comes with a special joystick that sticks onto your phone’s screen. Flies for up to 12 minutes per charge with a range up to 200 feet.

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

After a earlier and not very successful attempt, maker Peter Sripol and his friends managed to build a lightweight, remote-controlled airplane that gets its propulsion entirely from an off-the-shelf leaf blower. By improving upon the materials and aerodynamics, this version fared better in the air… eventually.

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

R/C car experts Traxxas show off an awesome jumbo-sized model, an incredibly detailed 27″ long trophy truck designed to take on any terrain you can throw at it. Its tube frame chassis, suspension, and 4WD system is inspired by real desert racing trucks, and it can hit speeds over 50mph.

Making an R/C Steam Boat

Making an R/C Steam Boat

Remote-controlled boats aren’t very unusual, but one that runs on propane-generated steam power sure is. Watch as Make It Extreme starts out with some aluminum tubing, discs, and sheet metal, and proceeds to craft himself a floating locomotive engine of sorts. It’s not exactly quick, but it’s a neat build regardless.

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport RC Crawler

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport RC Crawler

While it’s not quite as awesome looking as the TRX-4 based Ford Bronco, the Sport version of Traxxas’ rugged off-roader still has amazing ground clearance, portal axles, and is ready to take on any terrain. Measures 21.9″ (l) x 9.8″ (w) x 9.5″ (h). It’s also available in kit form for $50 less.

Rocket Jump RC Car

Rocket Jump RC Car

Destroyer of things Daved Windestal built a totally insane RC car. By attaching a powerful model rocket engine to the middle of a HobbyKing Desert Fox racer, it’s able to jump over obstacles without a ramp. Perhaps a parachute would be a good addition next time.

Giant RC Trucks in Action

Giant RC Trucks in Action

Monsterchannel24 presents close-up footage of a number of handmade remote-controlled model trucks, tractors, construction equipment, and other machines, each of which is a tiny mechanical marvel unto itself. The amount of detail in each vehicle is truly incredible.

RC Truck with Snowblower

RC Truck with Snowblower

RCSparks Studio shows off an amazing remote-controlled vehicle, the Spyker KAT, a dual-treaded snow cat and dump truck which can be fitted with a working snowblower up front. Other than the electrical bits and hardware, the whole thing was 3D printed.

R/C Car Joyride

R/C Car Joyride

Go for a fun POV ride as 5MadMovieMakers straps a GoPro Hero 5 Session to a Traxxas Slash R/C car and takes it for a drive through backyards, alongside parked cars, garbage cans, through playgrounds, and some off-road antics on a baseball diamond and at the beach.

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R/C Jet Crash

R/C Jet Crash

This amazing remote-controlled model plane was a dead ringer for an Airbus A330-300 jetliner, and it looked absolutely fantastic flying about for the first 3+ minutes of this video. Sadly, something went horribly wrong right before landing, and the plane is no more.

Thrust Vectoring R/C Sled

Thrust Vectoring R/C Sled

Builder Ivan Miranda shows off a unique remote-controlled vehicle he 3D printed that steers entirely by adjusting the direction of its thrust. The field test video demonstrates it’s lack of controllability, but we’re betting it would be fun on a frozen lake or skating rink.

Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E Robots

Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E Robots

Sphero follows up its neat BB-8 droid with R2-D2 and BB-9E (a new character that will appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi). The R2-D2 toy has a built-in speaker for its trademark bleeps and bloops, while the BB-9E toy has the same fascinating spherical body as BB-8.

Low Budget Wall of Death

Low Budget Wall of Death

We’ve seen footage of drivers racing real cars around those insane sideways “wall of death” tracks in India, but this enterprising YouTuber figured out that you can replicate the same effect at home, using an inexpensive RC car, and a plastic washtub.

Literal RC Fire Truck

Literal RC Fire Truck

(PG-13) “These are fire trucks. And fire trucks are a-holes.” Peter Sripol spliced a remote-controlled fire truck with an off-road RC car and modded it to spit flaming gasoline. If you’re crazy enough to replicate this, at least have some water on hand.

1/3rd Scale R/C Truck

1/3rd Scale R/C Truck

MammuthWorks‘ huge Rewarron remote-controlled truck measures 78.5″ long, making it 33% of the size of an actual pickup. It’s got a 270cc 1 cyl engine, and an off-road suspension. While its price tag may be hard to swallow, it’s still less than 1/3rd the price of a real truck.

Gnarly Racers

Gnarly Racers

Gnarly Racers are 1:38 scale remote-controlled cars that are equipped with front-mounted cameras for first-person racing. They go up to 20mph, last over 15min per charge, have a range of over 250ft and come with a headset and a removable monitor.

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R/C Airplane Freestyle Flying

R/C Airplane Freestyle Flying

Just because your airplane model looks like an airplane doesn’t mean you actually have to fly it like one. Watch as pilots Donatas Pauzuolis, Marc Faulhaber, and Gernot Bruckmann seemingly defy physics with these crazy indoor freestyle flights, captured by 777BlueAngel.

100MPH RC Car in Slow Motion

100MPH RC Car in Slow Motion

Traxxas gave The Slow Mo Guys its award-winning XO-1, a remote-controlled car that goes 100mph out of the box. Gav and Dan did what the folks who actually bought the $800 non-toy would never do: give it a thorough wrecking.

Insane R/C Copter Skills 3

Insane R/C Copter Skills 3

R/C chopper pilot Alan Szabo Jr. proves that Tareq Alsaadi isn’t the only one who knows how to do crazy tricks with his helicopter. Watch Alan make his ALIGN Trex 800E DFC zip around like a flying Tasmanian devil. That lawnmower bit at the end, whoa.

Man vs Car vs R/C Car

Man vs Car vs R/C Car

It’s a highly imbalanced race between parkour athlete Ronnie Shalvis, a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, and a Traxxas R/C truck. But each one has demonstrates their unique advantages in this fun and action-packed clip from Devin Graham’s Teamsupertramp.

RC Mini Wiener Rover

RC Mini Wiener Rover

A smaller version of the off-roading remote controlled Wienermobile. The Mini Wiener Rover goes up to 30mph and has room for two hot dogs in its 22.5″ long and 11″ tall body. Oscar Mayer is selling only 15 units a day on Twitter until 12/4/15.

Darkside Ollie

Darkside Ollie
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Spin, drift and flip out with Sphero’s edgier R/C robot, the Darkside Ollie. It rolls at speeds up to 14 mph with a range of 100 feet, and you can trick out your fun with two sets of tires, hubs, and LED colors. See how it moves here.

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