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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.

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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.

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

R/C car experts Traxxas show off their latest 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.

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.

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.

Deal: Moskito App-Controlled Airplane

Deal: 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 196 feet. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

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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.

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.

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Darkside Ollie

Darkside Ollie

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.

The Wiener Rover

The Wiener Rover

To celebrate National Hot Dog day, Oscar Mayer created a very special version of its iconic Wienermobile – a 43″ long R/C vehicle that can go off-road and delivers a payload of hot dogs to hungry recipients. When can we buy one?

TT Kaiser RC Monster Truck

TT Kaiser RC Monster Truck

Thunder Tiger’s Kaiser is a durable, light and lightning-quick remote-controlled 1/8th scale monster truck. It has a 2000kV motor, metal shocks, realistic engine sound effects and a GoPro mount on the passenger seat.

2015 Parrot MiniDrones

2015 Parrot MiniDrones

Parrot’s new MiniDrones include an aerial toy with a hydrofoil attachment, two new jumping and rolling toys and two other aerial toys. All but one of them will support live video streaming to the mobile R/C app. More here.

B-Unstoppable Tank Quadcopter

B-Unstoppable Tank Quadcopter

From the makers of the B car quadcopter comes a flying all-terrain toy. The B-Unstoppable has separate coreless DC motors for its rotors and its caterpillar tracks. It comes with a 2.4Ghz transmitter and lasts around 9-18min per charge.

Headquake’s Realistic R/C Cars

Headquake’s Realistic R/C Cars

Artist Headquake makes the bodies of his remote-controlled cars from scratch, spending many hours to get the details just right. We’ve seen them beside his cat and dolls yet barely believe they’re not real cars. More here and here.

Takara Tomy Earth Rider RC

Takara Tomy Earth Rider RC

We’ve seen quadcopters that can also drive around on wheels, but the Earth Rider R/C vehicle can go over land, air and water. The downside? Engadget says it only lasts up to 5min. per 30min. charge. P.S.: It’s Cheaper in Japan.

RC Firefighters

RC Firefighters

YouTuber RC Live Action plays harder than a 7-year-old on Red Bull. Using remote controlled toy vehicles, he staged a fiery oil tanker accident and then had three fire trucks put out the fire.

Parrot AR.Drone 3 (Preview)

Parrot AR.Drone 3 (Preview)

The AR.Drone 3.0 – check it at 1:00 – aka Bebop uses software stabilization instead of a gimbal for less weight. It has a 14mp camera, a removable battery, GPS, a range extender/joystick accessory and Oculus Rift support.

RC Snow Plow Robot

RC Snow Plow Robot

SuperDroid makes remote-controlled snow plowing robots. Each has a 6-wheel drive system, 13″ tiller tires and a 52″ wide snow plow blade. Add-ons include wheel chains, cameras and remote control via the Internet. More here.

Pocket Drone

Pocket Drone

The Pocket Drone collapses to about the size of a 7″ tablet for storage. It can carry a GoPro camera, follow GPS-enabled mobile devices, go on autopilot and can be piloted via DSM radio controllers or an Android app.

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