More famously known for creating an accurate Iron Man suit James Bruton AKA XRobots has, by the request of his daytime job’s boss at Bladez Toyz, create something that‘s rather intriguing. James was asked if he would like to take up the challenge of upsizing the Hot Wheels Drone Racerz Car which the company is promoting and not surprisingly, he took it up with gusto. A few weeks on, the 25 times larger version of the remote control toy was born. It looks exactly like the real deal, right down to the remote control. It even has a titling drone upper section, powered by a separate motor, which will give it the edge in speed just like the actual toy version. Continue reading Hot Wheels Drone Racerz Car Just Got Upsized by 25 Times By A Brit Inventor
During the recent Model-Hobby-Spiel Fair in Leipzig, Germany, something caught our attention and it wasn’t the regular R/C models. Instead, it was a bunch of futuristic racers, or The Phantom Menace‘s Podracers to be precise. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace may have failed us, but the image of Anakin Skywalker’s Podrace had many enthralled. It was possibly the best scenes in the entire show. It had all the elements many geeks love: adrenalin pumping racing, futuristic flying racers, and shrewd aliens. Lets not forget about that. All thanks to today’s advancement in micro motors, Podracers are now a reality. Or at least, it is as far as R/C is concerned. Continue reading R/C Podracers Are Real, Can Someone Make Life-size Versions Already?
So, you think transforming Transformers toys are cool? Wait till you see one that transforms without you manually going through 15 head-scratching steps to turn from a vehicle to a robot and vice versa. Apparently, a Beijing-based robotic/toy company called Senpower has developed R/C Transformers toys that can transform themselves. Yup. You heard that right. Automatic transforming Transformers. Sounds like a gargantuan task, you say? But really it is not. Already there are folks who make real car transforms into a robot, I am sure toys are totally doable too. Continue reading Auto Transforming R/C Transformers Toys Need To Happen, Like, Right Now
Talk about too fast, too crazy. Here’s one R/C aircraft that makes a jaw-dropping 727 kilometers-per-hour, or 451 miles-an-hour. At that speed, it is effectively supersonic proportional to the scale and it is definitely one R/C aircraft reserved only for the elite (remote control) pilots. And by that, I mean that the pilot has to have some serious quick hand-and-eye coordination. The model in question is a delta wing R/C Speeder “Inferno” and the propulsion responsible for its insane, recording-breaking speed is a hobbyist turbine jet, Turbine Behotec 180. Continue reading Watch An R/C Plane Breaks 450 MPH, Well, That’s If You Can Actually See It
Now that Land Rover have pulled the plug on Defender production, your only hope of getting one is a used variety. Used or not, Defender by itself is not cheap and that’s not to mention stretching it to its potential is not something you can do everyday. Which is kind of a shame because, Defender is pretty much the king of off-roading. Period. However, for ‘just’ $449.95, you can get yourself a scale replica, complete with radio control goodness lent to it by a 2.4 GHz 4-channel TQi radio. With this scale version, called, TRAXXAS 1/10 Scale TRX-4 R/C Land Rover Defender, you need not sleep in your garage to stare at it all day long. You can just ‘drive’ it around whenever, wherever – even in your living. But of course, this thing is like the real-deal; it likes the great outdoor. Continue reading TRAXXAS 1/10 R/C Land Rover Defender Because, Who Wouldn’t Want One?
Kids these days are a lucky bunch. Because, not only do they get to play with RC version of Lightning McQueen, the protagonist car who’s born to race in Disney’s animated flick Cars, but also, watch him express himself. Confused? Allow me explain. You see, the Ultimate Lightning McQueen from Sphero is not your run-of-the-mill remote control toy (it’s Sphero, ya’know?). It is expressive, very expressive – thanks to a a 210 x 120 LCD display that provide him with animated eyes, as well as soft plastic incorporated at the mouth area, which works together to allow McQueen to be emotive as he spits out 300 different phrases and McQueen reacts to your touches too. Continue reading Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive
LEGO bricks can build wonders, including an assortment of aircrafts, but have you ever thought about this: are those aircrafts aerodynamically sounds for them to take to the skies? I bet you didn’t think much about it. Well, me neither, but one dude by the name of Adam Woodworth, AKA ajw61185 (the same person behind the Nerf ball-shooting RC A-10), not only pondered about this lesser asked question, but took it upon himself to put it to the test. But there’s a twist here: Woodworth did not make bricks fly; instead, he build a large replica of his favorite childhood LEGO airplane set called Solo Trainer. Continue reading A Giant LEGO Flying RC Aircraft Is Not Quite LEGO, But Awesome Nonetheless
If there’s anything the aerospace industry have learned from the development of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is that vertical takeoff and an aeroplane don’t mix very well – unless billions are sunk into it and sadly, the sacrifice of human lives. But lucky for RC aircraft enthusiasts, you don’t need billions or hurt anyone to get a RC version of this infamous USAF aircraft. Yes. You heard that right. Bell Boeing’s V22 Osprey has finally arrived to the RC world and it ought to be a moment to rejoice because this scaled RC flying contraption actually does what the real-deal does, which means it has full Vertical Takeoff and Landing capability and the ability to seamlessly transition from a VTOL to an aeroplane, and vice versa, at a flick of a switch. Continue reading RC V-22 Osprey That Transitions Like The Real Deal Is Pure RC Gold
Since RC Hexapod surfaced, there have been quite a number of mods on this multi-ped toy, but nothing speak creepiness like this one that came from tinkerer Peter Sripol. The man, who is known for some pretty crazy RC mods including the firefighting drone, put the disc-spitting Banggood RC Hexapod under the knife and swopping out toy-grade stuff for hobby-grade components like brushless motor and control system. The result was a higher performance Bangood RC Hexapod, but that itself is not creepy – not even close. Not content with the first mod, Peter again put the upgraded RC Hexapod under the knife; this time, he spliced the stock Hexapod’s body with a Thomas the Train toy and outfitting it with a real working homemade flamethrower (!). Continue reading RC Hexapod With Thomas The Train That Spews Flames Is Creepy As Hell
What you see here is a RC Batmobile from toy maker Mattel. So what’s with this RC toy that gets us so stoked? Well, first and foremost, it is an exact replica of the Batmobile that will appear in the upcoming DC Comics’ Justice League movie. As you can see, Bruce’s crimefighting automobile gets some serious boost in firepower with an over the top look for good measure. Hey, we are not complaining cos’ it’s Batfleck. But being a replica of the movie’s car is just half of the story. The other half being, it has a real exhaust that, you know, spews out white smoke (harmless smoke, Mattel assures) and a dashcam of sort so you can drive this badass ride with your smartphone as what Batman would sees. Continue reading Justice League RC Batmobile Spews Real Exhaust, Offers FPV Driving