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Watch The Beauty And Destruction Of A 100 MPH RC Car In Slow Motion

Adrenalin junkies love the thrill that speed brings and the easiest way to get the speed fix is via cars. But if you don’t mind, a really, really fast RC car could give the same level of speed satisfaction. Ok, maybe not all RC cars can, but you surely can get your blood pumping with TRAXXAS XO-1 4WD electric RC car, a big boy toy we featured years ago that’s well capable 100 mph or more. However, while XO-1 maybe a scale car, it could be as dangerous a real car. Don’t believe? Just check out The Slow Mo Guys’ latest slow-mo video: 100MPH RC Car in Slow-mo. Continue reading Watch The Beauty And Destruction Of A 100 MPH RC Car In Slow Motion

It’s a Tank. It’s a Quadcopter. No, it is a Radio Control Flying Tank!

RC cars have its limitation. It can’t get over obstacles, but B Remote Control Flying Car solves that quite easily with massive wheels and if the object is too much even for big wheels, it can always fly over them. But what if the terrain is too brutal and you would still like to traverse over it anyway? Well, for that, there’s the B-Unstoppable, the world’s first Tank Quadcopter Hybrid Drone. It shares the same concept as the company’s first RC flying car and that is the ability to transform into a vertical take-off quadcopter at the flick of a switch found on the included 2.4GHz transmitter. However, the similarly pretty much ends there because B-Unstoppable, as its name suggest, is kind of unstoppable as a land-going vehicle – thanks to the adjustable tracks. Continue reading It’s a Tank. It’s a Quadcopter. No, it is a Radio Control Flying Tank!

Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

the Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car is where your love for LEGO and RC cars come together, but in a way that will get you a little more involved then just opening the box and assembling the various bricks and technic parts together. drawing its inspiration from another fellow contributor ‘sath02’, this dragster-like vehicle combines two sets of LEGO Technic sets, Dune Duster (#8207) and Power Pack (#8720), and has a Arduino UNO R3 as its ‘brain’, while a XBee wireless control undertakes the remote control duty. so, no. this is not something you can buy off the rack; it is an instructables project by contributor ‘nfrith’ that goes beyond your usual Technic RC knowledge and dive into the wonderful world of Arduino and stuff to get it going. Continue reading Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

The James Bond Remote Controlled Stunt Car

everyone knows the obligatory car stunts in James Bond movies are make believe, but that doesn’t stop fans from admiring and fantasized about those stunts. seriously, don’t do that. those stunts are, well, stunts and should be limited to your fantasy. you certainly don’t want to ruin your lovely Aston Martin DBS V12 and not to mention endangering your life and others in process, but not if those stunts are performed over a miniature, like this James Bond Remote Controlled Stunt Car. The James Bond Remote Controlled Stunt Car goes beyond the regular directional control (forward, backward, left and right turns), allowing you to lift the right front and rear wheels off the ground for evading obstacles or get through narrow alleys (no magic here, it is achieved by a small wheel that extends under the car at a push of a button), as well as popping wheelies or shooting off a ramp. Continue reading The James Bond Remote Controlled Stunt Car

B Remote Control Flying Car

let’s be honest: we are pretty excited about flying cars, but even with the progress we are seeing, it would be hard pressed for us to see one zipping around in any time soon. the best bet of a flying car experience for now would be the B Remote Control Flying Car. this futuristically-shaped car features enormous wheels (enormous by its body proportion, btw) that allows it to transverse unforgiving terrains and achieves high speeds on flats, and when it hits an impossible obstacle, just take to the sky in its helicopter mode and be on your way again. the B is equipped with four brushless motors that powers four individual propellers located in the confine of each of its 220 mm near-indestructible wheels, plus 2 extra motors are also included in the rear to drive this remote control toy when in its car mode. so, in essence, it is really a remote controlled hybrid car-helicopter that satisfy all grown ups’ fantasy of a flying car. and being a helicopter, it takes off and land vertically without the need for runways, and it is totally capable of transitioning between the two modes as and when you desire. Continue reading B Remote Control Flying Car

Mammuth Rewarron 1:3 Scale R/C Car

always wanted to execute some crazy car maneuver, but not insane enough to do so? we say, go do it like a man – BUT in a smaller scale with this Mammuth Rewarron 1:3 Scale R/C Car. yes. it is a radio control car, so assuming all precautionary measures are taken, it should be as safe it can get. billed as the world’s first production 1:3 scale R/C car, this monster is real as anyone can get to being thrashing around with a real car. measuring a good 1.85 meters long (about 6 feet), the Rewarron is powered by a 200 or 250cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine (or 350cc for the ‘Competition’ model) that’s capable of getting this 80 kilograms (176 pounds) radio control ride up to 65 km/h (40 mph). other features include a rear rigid axle, oil-filled shocks, oil disc brakes (one on the ‘serial’ model, and four on the ‘premium’ and ‘competition’ models), and massive brakes and steering servo with up to 88kg-cm of torque. Continue reading Mammuth Rewarron 1:3 Scale R/C Car

Brookstone Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank

Brookstone Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank
Brookstone Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank | US$149.99 | www.brookstone.com

did the James Bond movies of the recent years rekindle your passion for a career in espionage? if yes, then you can keep your spying skills sharp with this sleek Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank by Brookstone. as the 2.0 in product name implies, it is a follow-up to the original Rover launched last year and befitting its 2.0 namesake, are several improvements over its predecessor which includes 25 percent faster speed necessary for evading any pursuing enemies, stealth mode for piloting it with the headlights off, guided by its night vision-capable camera Continue reading Brookstone Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank

Tamiya RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai

Tamiya RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai
(photos: Tamiya) Tamiya RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai | US$379.00 | www.tamiya.com

who doesn’t love a race car? however, only a tiny percentage of motorsport fans can actually afford to put together a race team, let alone owning one real deal race-prepped vehicle. for the rest of us who can never fulfill that dream, we can either collection die-cast models that never move or stick to car simulation games or we could grab ourselves a rally-ready radio controlled car like the RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai from Tamiya. Continue reading Tamiya RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai

Nikko Vaporizr Amphibious RC Car

Nikko Vaporizr Amphibious RC Car
(photos: Nikko) Nikko Vaporizr Amphibious RC Car | £49.99 | www.nikko.eu

we love putting our RC trucks through all kind of terrains but there is something that we have to watch out for: the water. you know, the ponds and lakes that may exist next to your favorite rough terrains. any rash act could result in your truck becoming the next underwater relic but that won’t be the case with the Nikko Vaporizr Amphibious RC Car – a true all-terrain radio control toy truck (or car?). what makes the Vaporizr special is its wheels: they makes the Vaporizr floats and doubles as ‘paddles’ for the Vaporizr when it hits the water. a pair of electric motors send power to all its four wheels and bestowing it with up to 15 km/h of land speed and do fun tricks like doing 360 degrees burn out. the Nikko Vaporizr Amphibious RC Car could be yours for £49.99 or around US$79, based on the current going rate. check out a video of the Vaporizr in action after the break. Continue reading Nikko Vaporizr Amphibious RC Car

Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders

Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders
(photos: Hot Wheels) Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders | US$32.99 | www.hotwheels.com

iPhone-controlled RC vehicles are not new, however one that comes in a size as tiny as a Hot Wheels car and backed by a huge establishment is far and few between. the Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders is just one of those rare gem in the huge market of iDevice-controlled toys. it is obvious that this tiny RC car is not your full-fledge RC vehicle but its wee size means you could have your RC fix just about anytime or anywhere. we are sure you have took noticed of the ‘i’ preceding the word ‘nitro’, which means it is controllable via your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. all you need is to plug in the accompanying transmitter to your iDevice’s headphone jack, download and install the free app and you are good to go. Continue reading Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders