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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.

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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.

Parrot MiniDrone & Jumping Sumo

Parrot MiniDrone & Jumping Sumo

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.

Parrot AR.Drone 2 Power Edition

Parrot AR.Drone 2 Power Edition

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.

Garden Defense Helicopter

Garden Defense Helicopter

(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 Aquatic Drone

Ziphius Aquatic Drone

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 R/C Car Quadcopter

B R/C Car Quadcopter

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 RC Caterham 7

LEGO RC Caterham 7

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.

Dragonfly Drone

Dragonfly Drone

The TechJect Dragonfly uses four wings to hover, glide or fly like its namesake insect. Its compact size and modular design make it equally ideal for recreational, professional and security purposes.

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RC Car Drift Parking

RC Car Drift Parking

Watch YouTuber DRIFT 44 slide his remote-controlled car into tight parking spaces and execute other drifting maneuvers. It’s not as impressive as the real thing, but it looks like a lot of fun to do.

Helicarrier RC Replica

Helicarrier RC Replica

RC Design forum member native18 made a replica of the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters as seen in The Avengers movie. The remote-controlled replica floats on water and flies like its CGI counterpart.

Master RC Pilot at 17

Master RC Pilot at 17

Most people take it slow their first time performing in front of a crowd. Not Joe Smith though. He was just 17 and had only been flying for 2 years when he put on this amazing RC plane demo.

RC Plane Catch

RC Plane Catch

A POV montage of Crazy Horst catching his RC plane in different locations, some of them beautiful scenery, others chosen for the challenge. Props for including a blooper reel at the end.

RC Ornithopter

RC Ornithopter

Thanks to Youtuber RobscoRC for sharing his friend Robert’s first flight of an original Sean Kinkade (SK) Park Hawk with us. Sure, it’s no Smartbird but still pretty awesome for something from 1993.

Nano Quadrotor Swarm

Nano Quadrotor Swarm

Don’t be surprised if you hear about a sudden rash of bank robberies by robotic locust swarms. Our old friends at the GRASP Lab now have a fleet of programmable Nano Quadrotors at their disposal.

Flying RC People

Flying RC People

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!)

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

The newest version of the consumer quadricopter comes equipped with a camera that shoots in 720p at 30fps, a more intuitive control mode, improved flight precision, increased altitude limits.

The 100MPH RC Car

The 100MPH RC Car

It’s not the world’s fastest RC car, but 100mph isn’t anything to scoff at either. Off the shelf, the XO-1 by Traxxas goes from 0 to 60mph in 2.3 seconds and reaches 100mph in under 5 seconds.

Korean RC Street Drift

Korean RC Street Drift

It may seem awesome or lame, depending on your point of view, but any way you slice it the video of these Korean kids doing a street drift challenge with their rc cars is just fun. (Thanks Adam!)

Parrot AR.Drone

Parrot AR.Drone

The versatile remote-controlled quadricopter is now available for pre-order. It can only be controlled using an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad for now, but apps for other platforms are on the way.

Backyard B-50 Bomber

Backyard B-50 Bomber

Tony Nijhuis’ incredible R/C model plane not only looks just like the real B-50 bomber on which it’s based, it actually flies. The plane has a 19-foot wingspan, and took 2 years and $9000 to build.

R/C Fishing Boat

R/C Fishing Boat

Here’s the perfect gift for lazy weekend warriors who like to fish. You’ll never cast a line again with this motorized vessel lets you drive your bait to the location of your choice using a remote control.

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