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Remote Controlled

Micro Scale RC Equipment

Micro Scale RC Equipment

We’ve seen some amazing remote-controlled vehicles before, but never ones this teensy. Monsterchannel24 shared footage of these 1/87th-scale trucks, excavators, cranes, and other micro machines in action at Germany’s Faszination Modellbau.

PowerUp 3.0 Paper Airplane Kit

PowerUp 3.0 Paper Airplane Kit
$43  Buy Comment

The classic airplane meets the 21st century with the POWERUP 3.0. This kit shows you how to build the perfect paper airplane in a variety of styles and comes with a motor module that allows you to control the plane from your smartphone. Save 13% in The Awesomer Shop.

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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.

RC Space Shuttle Jet

RC Space Shuttle Jet

One of the craziest RC scale airplane setups we’ve ever seen. On the bottom is a model of the Antonov AN-225 super-jumbo jet, and on its back is the Buran – the Soviet knock-off version of NASA’s Space Shuttle. Once it takes flight, the shuttle can decouple and land on its own.

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer
$800  Buy Link Comment

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.

Pulling a Real Car with Toy Cars

Pulling a Real Car with Toy Cars

It’s a simple matter of physics that with enough horsepower and torque, you could move any 4-wheeled vehicle along pavement. In this case, YouTuber MrBeast decided to see how many off-the-shelf R/C toy cars it would take to pull a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Cut to the chase at 6:36.

R/C Car Fun

R/C Car Fun

5MadMovieMakers tears up the neighborhood with their speedy and agile Traxxas R/C car, zooming through backyards, careening around corners, jumping over obstacles, tearing up dirt, and even skimming the surface of a swimming pool along the way.

Edible R/C Dump Truck

Edible R/C Dump Truck

Hong Kong based Pandora Cake Shop created this amazing dessert that looks and works just like a remote-controlled dump truck toy, but it almost fully edible, including the “dirt” in its hopper. Turn sound on for full effect.

Magnus Effect R/C Plane

Magnus Effect R/C Plane

Most of the aircraft have traditional wings or helicopter-style blades to take flight. But this contraption works very differently. Watch as an ingenious kid named Finley shows Essential RC his plane that takes advantage of the spinning Magnus Effect to stay airborne.

Amazing RC Trucks

Amazing RC Trucks

We’re always amazed by the attention to detail that turns up in the remote control vehicle festivals over in Europe, and this selection of scale model trucks and buses driving around at the Modell Leben show in Erfurt, Germany is no exception. That mini truck wash.

R/C Car Photography Rig

R/C Car Photography Rig

While the guys at RC Test Flite are usually buzzing about the skies with their remote-controlled aircraft, this time, they’re earthbound with a super slick rig that combines a Freefly Tero R/C car, a Movi Pro stabilization gimbal, and a Sony FS700 video camera.

Trailer Valet RVR

Trailer Valet RVR
$2100-$4100  Buy Link Comment

Trailer Valet’s RVR is a remote-controlled machine that makes it easy to move and park a trailer. It can be controlled up to 40ft away with its mobile app and has durable caterpillar treads for all-terrain operation. It comes in 3,500lb, 5,500lb, and up to 9,000lb capacities.

Giant Spruce Goose R/C Plane

Giant Spruce Goose R/C Plane

RC Media World presents footage of a remote-controlled airplane replica, based on Howard Hughes’ 8-engine H-4 Hercules aka “Spruce Goose.” Builder Jürgen Schönle’s surprisingly quiet flyer has a 12-foot wingspan, and can take off and land on water, just like the real deal.

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Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco

Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco
$480  Buy Link Comment

An awesome R/C recreation of the 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT. This picture-perfect 20.57″ long replica of the off-roader is built on Traxxas‘ impressive TRX-4 4×4 chassis, with huge suspension travel, portal axles, and massive trail-rated tires. We love the sunset decals.

LEGO RC 1:24 Crane Scale Model

LEGO RC 1:24 Crane Scale Model

Dawid Szmandra made one of the best LEGO creations we’ve seen. It’s a fully functioning, detailed and remote-controlled 1:24 scale model of the Liebherr LR11000 crawler crane. It’s strong enough to lift objects as heavy as a dining chair.

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

LEGO enthusiast Sariel modified the LEGO BB-8 kit to make it move via remote control. It doesn’t roll exactly like the droid does, but it’s still a cool mod. Sariel used SBrick and Power Functions parts to make the mod. You can download the instructions on his website.

LEGO RC Santa’s Amphibious Sleigh

LEGO RC Santa’s Amphibious Sleigh

LEGO master Sariel believes Santa Claus knows about climate change. So he made St. Nick an amphibious sleigh with the help of a thematic part – LEGO Christmas baubles. They’re not completely airtight, but they work well enough as wheels both on ground and in water.

GEIO FPV RC Combat Robot

GEIO FPV RC Combat Robot

GJS Co’s follow up to Ganker. Like it’s predecessor, the GEIO is a combat robot that’s controlled via a mobile app. But it has sensors that enable first person view, auto-targeting and augmented reality features. It also has conquest, scavenger hunt and race modes.

Codename Colossus Schnauzer

Codename Colossus Schnauzer
$290+  Pledge Link Comment

The latest mobile fortress from Michael Sng’s one-of-a-kind dieselpunk toy line. The Schnauzer Armoured Walker is one of the imperial German machines in the Codename Colossus universe. It stands 8.5″ tall and is painted and weathered by hand.

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.

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Traxxas R/C Land Rover Defender

Traxxas R/C Land Rover Defender
$450  Buy Link Comment

Traxxas‘ trail-conquering RC car is just as tough and versatile as the vehicle that inspired it. The TRX-4 has an officially-licensed Land Rover Defender body, steel links and U-joints, remote locking differentials and Traxxas’ unique Portal axle.

PowerUp Dart

PowerUp Dart
$29+  Pledge Comment

PowerUp’s latest paper airplane remote control kit lets you perform tricks. Use the Dart’s app to do a barrel roll, a loop, an Immelman turn and more. The motor can propel paper planes up to 25mph. There’s even an optional pair of wheels for takeoff and landing.

Insanely Fast R/C Plane

Insanely Fast R/C Plane

By strapping a turbine powered delta wing R/C plane to a catapult, these guys were able to fly a model aircraft at speeds up to 451 mph, making it nearly as fast as a full-size jet plane. We’re impressed that the pilot was able to control and land it.

Giant R/C Helicopter 2

Giant R/C Helicopter 2

This isn’t the first time we’ve encountered a huge R/C helicopter, but watching these mechanical marvels fly around never gets old, so here’s another for your enjoyment. Pilot Francis Paduwat shows off his 1/4-scale, 90″ long EC-120 from Vario Helicopter.

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.

Turtle Rover Modular RC Car

Turtle Rover Modular RC Car
~$1800+  Pledge Comment

An all-terrain, modular, open source remote-controlled exploration vehicle inspired by NASA’s rovers. The Turtle Rover has waterproof modules, a 2MP camera with a wide angle lens, and a robot arm. It has a universal mount so you can add an airsoft gun, a flashlight, etc.

Ultimate Justice League Batmobile

Ultimate Justice League Batmobile
$250  Buy Link Comment

Take the Dark Knight’s ride for a spin with Mattel’s Ultimate Justice League Batmobile. Using its remote control app, you’ll be able to drive the car, stream video from the on-board camera and more. It even emits exhaust. It comes with a 6″ Batman action figure.

HEXA All-Terrain RC Robot

HEXA All-Terrain RC Robot
$499+  Pledge Link Comment

Vincross’ Hexa is a six-legged robot that can tackle all sorts of terrain. It comes with a remote control app which can stream video from its camera, play various games and download apps that will be made by the community using its development kit.

DIY Stair-Climbing Robot

DIY Stair-Climbing Robot

Builder Navin Khambhala aka “Mr. NK” shows us how to create a nifty, low-budget RC car that can climb stairs thanks to its Mars Rover inspired wheel mechanisms. It’s made from easy to find parts like PVC, hose clamps, and off-the-shelf motors and wheels.

McLaren P1 Ride on RC Car

McLaren P1 Ride on RC Car
$350  Buy Link Comment

Mere mortals can’t own a P1, but at least your kid can get a little closer to McLaren’s supercar. This officially licensed ride on car can also be operated with a remote control. It has kickass vertical doors, LED lights, a fan, and even an MP3 player.

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.

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