C3’s remote-controlled coolers keep drinks chilled and look awesome doing it. They come in several body styles, including SUV, truck, and even a Zamboni, in numerous color schemes with stock or custom graphics. Each has a foam-insulated, 24-can cooler, Bluetooth sound, LED headlights, and can tow an add-on trailer.
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After building a couple of rocket-powered planes, James Whomsley from ProjectAir wanted to see how fast he could make a lightweight foam plane fly. After testing its speed with the off-the-shelf electric motor and upgrading its battery, he reworked its vertical stabilizer, and strapped on a rocket engine that could be triggered mid-flight.
SHERP is known for their short-wheelbase all-terrain vehicles. Their regular models are designed to carry people, but their electric SHERP UGV can be operated remotely, making it ideal for search and rescue, firefighting, forestry, and surveillance tasks. Its massive low-pressure tires can be inflated and deflated remotely.
ProjectAir has been working for a while on a high-speed RC car powered by a jet turbine. After working out some aerodynamic issues, he took the car to a race track and launched it down a long straight. It topped out around 118 mph, but like many things involving high speeds and jet fuel, failure is always an option.
There are a number of legitimate robot lawnmowers on the market today, but none are as quite as exciting as the one that I Did a Thing built for himself. Instead of navigating on its own, this robot features an FPV remote control setup, and it looks terrifying. We cringed every time we saw him walking near it without shoes on.
You might think a remote-controlled model of a tank would be pretty underpowered. But from the looks of this video of a 1/6th-scale RC tank, it’s got enough torque to win a shoving contest with a grown man. The tank in question is the $5000+ Armortek Panther G in case you’d like to try it for yourself.
Most cars have a 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder engine. Even a $3 Million Bugatti tops out at 16 cylinders. But this LEGO vehicle has an insane 100-cylinder powertrain. Brick Experiment Channel built this monster which is so long that it needs a 10-point turn to turn a corner. Fortunately, there is a fix – stacking the engine vertically.
SEGA teamed up with Intel and ASRock to build an impressively quick gaming PC. But it’s not just the Core i9-12900K CPU and Radeon RX 6900 XT OC 16GB GPU that make it fast. The whole thing is built into a remote-controlled car that can hit speeds up to 100 km/h, or about 62 mph. SEGA is giving it away to one lucky winner.
R/C car maker Traxxas now offers an officially-licensed miniature version of the C8 Chevy Corvette. The ultra-realistic model rides on a customized 4-Tec 3.0 chassis with a longer and wider chassis made specifically for the mid-engine Vette. While it looks exactly like the real car, this one has an all-wheel drivetrain.
Whether you’re just pranking your friends by dropping it into their swimming pool, or you want to scare off waterfowl, Flytec’s remote-controlled crocodile head should do the trick. Basically, it’s just a toy boat that looks like a gator, but it looks pretty convincing to us. Now somebody needs a full-size boat that looks like this.
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.
Maker Ivan Miranda recently completed his largest build to date, a working R/C model of a tank made using lots of 3D printed parts. Its motors and tracks are powerful enough to negotiate rough terrain, and it’s even got room for a driver inside. Check out the full series of build videos here.
Off-road vehicles are designed to be capable of handling extremely rugged terrain. But builder Liberman’s remote-controlled cardboard and popsicle stick model of a Jeep Wrangler is anything but durable. Sure, it looks really cool, but riding through wet and muddy ruts means it’s gonna need frequent tire changes.
Remote teleoperation company Voysys shows off a how a first-person video projected onto a curved surface can immerse a viewer. Here, their tech is used to remotely control a toy car and place a driver behind its tiny steering wheel. We’d love to use it to replicate the tricycle scene from The Shining.
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.
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.
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.