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.
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.
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.
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.
LEGO Technic builder Attika created this awesome open-frame 4-wheel drive, Android-controlled car tuned for mad drifting action. It’s got a working drivetrain, brakes, lights, and looks like a blast at to speed. Action footage at 3:30, and lots of build images on Flickr.
Josh and Josh of FliteTest check out an incredible build from fans at Flite Fest West ’17 – a gigantic version of their Super Bee plane, packing 10 engines. It took some trial and error, but the behemoth eventually got airborne. The plane takes flight at 3:09.
SRS-RC shares footage of some amazing model trucks and construction equipment being driven and performing tasks during Modellbau Wels 2017, a festival which celebrates model vehicles and aircraft of all kinds. We’d love to see that Bucyrus crane being driven around in action.
This scale model of an EC-135 ADAC Notarzt Christoph 33 helicopter is so ridiculously huge that it might as well be the real thing. It weighs in at about 108 pounds, has an 11.5 foot rotor diameter, and gets its lift from a turbine engine. Skip to 3:45 to watch it take off.
One-man toy studio Michael Sng aka Machination Studios is ready to sell his first collectible. Like the Colossus prototype, the Mk. 1 Cyclops is a remote-controlled mobile fortress inspired by World War I technology. You can get it as a DIY kit or fully assembled.
Flybrix is an easy-to-assemble kit that uses LEGO bricks for its non-electronic parts. One kit contains enough parts to let you build a quadcopter, a hexacopter, or an octocopter. Of course, you can also modify it using the LEGO pieces that you already have.