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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The AR.Drone’s little siblings. The Jumping Sumo is a two-wheeled jumping toy car, while the MiniDrone can fly or ride on its wheels. Sadly, the Sumo only has a 20min. battery life while the MiniDrone lasts just 6min. in between charges.
A limited edition of the AR.Drone 2.0 personal quadcopter. It comes with customized inner and outer hulls, four sets of different colored propellers and two 1500mAh batteries for a total of 36 minutes of flight time.
(NSFW: Language) We like to keep a cool head, but some pesky garden bugs could really use some termination with extreme prejudice. Like many awesome gadgets however, the tiny but mean UH-60 is obviously too good to be true.
Ziphius is an aquatic drone that is controlled with an Android or iOS device. It can swim up to 6mph for up to 1 hour per charge. It can send live video from its 720p camera to a mobile device up to 300ft. away.
B is a remote-controlled car and quadcopter in one. Its body is made of durable polycarbonate while its wheel housings and propellers are extremely elastic. Its battery lets it buzz around for up to 15min. per charge.
LEGO enthusiast Sheepo made an extremely detailed 1:7 scale remote-controlled replica of the Caterham 7, which itself is a kit car. It has working suspensions, steering, gearbox and even disc brakes. More on Sheepo’s site.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday, at least not around here: three human shaped RC planes flying around New York City to create the illusion of people flying, set to a dubstep tune. (Thanks Joe!)