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Remote Controlled

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.

Cardboard Bentley Ultratank

Cardboard Bentley Ultratank

The Bentley Ultratank is one insane build, but it’s not something most mere mortals like us will ever get near. Perhaps sensing this futility, low-budget maker Liberman decided to make himself a miniature version out of cardboard, toothpicks, wood rulers, plastic bottle caps, and the motors from an RC car.

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Micro VW Micro Buses

Micro VW Micro Buses

R/C enthusiasts monsterchannel24 got their hands on a diminutive 1/87-scale model of a classic Volkswagen T1 microbus from Carson Modelsport. It looks really adorable tooling around a tiny town, and then racing a few of its brethren. The model is available with or without windows, and in a version that pulls a trailer.

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.

DJI RoboMaster S1

DJI RoboMaster S1

Drone manufacturer DJI applies their R/C vehicle expertise to an educational, but fun robotic plaything. The RoboMaster S1 has 46 programmable components, a stabilized HD POV camera with object recognition, mecanum wheels that can drive sideways, and even a blaster on board.

LEGO RC Mustang Hoonicorn

LEGO RC Mustang Hoonicorn

LEGO enthusiast Lachlan Cameron designed and built a remote-controlled Technic scale model of Ken Block’s Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The all-wheel drive toy has working steering and suspension, doors and a hood that open, and lights.

PowerUp Dart

PowerUp Dart

PowerUp’s R/C paper airplane 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, and you can even attach landing gear. Save $10 in The Awesomer Shop.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco

Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco

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.

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.

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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

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.

Traxxas R/C Land Rover Defender

Traxxas R/C Land Rover Defender

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.

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

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

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

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.

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