Tag Archives: Remote Control Toy

Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive

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

A Giant LEGO Flying RC Aircraft Is Not Quite LEGO, But Awesome Nonetheless

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

RC V-22 Osprey That Transitions Like The Real Deal Is Pure RC Gold

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

RC Hexapod With Thomas The Train That Spews Flames Is Creepy As Hell

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

Justice League RC Batmobile Spews Real Exhaust, Offers FPV Driving

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

Man Creates Working 3D Printed RC Motorcycle With Moving Rider

DIY stuff doesn’t necessary make things cheaper, but the process offers gratification that money can’t buy. Gratification like the ability to build your own radio controlled version of the 2016 Draxter Concept Drag Bike and maybe, even a 2016 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP. We already piqued your interest, didn’t we? No? Well, then perhaps the fact that the aforementioned scaled, RC versions each has a rider that moves will. A RC motorcycle is, of course, nothing new, and I am sure a 3D printed one isn’t either, but one that features an articulated rider with arms, head and torso that moves like a real person riding like Brett Turnage’s creations? And DIY? Now, that’s something worthy of any motorcycle enthusiast, tinkerer, or RC aficionado’s attention. Continue reading Man Creates Working 3D Printed RC Motorcycle With Moving Rider

Enormous 16-Foot Wingspan RC Airbus Is The Coolest Thing To Happen Indoor

If you ever tried your hands on any remote control aircraft, you will know picking up the skill isn’t easy. Most RC flyers, however slow they are, requires quick eye and hand coordination, and also a good sense of direction. Meaning, you should know in an instance the left and right of the aircraft regardless of its orientation with respect to you, the operator. So, for someone starting out, he or she can only watch in admiration as veterans haul big-ass RC aircrafts like the 4.95 meter (16.2 feet) Boeing 747-400 into the air. If only those giant flying toys are slower, eh? If only. Well, what do you know? As it turns out, there is. It ain’t a Boeing, though; it is an Airbus A320 and it is no less freaking huge, and best of all, it flies slow enough to be piloted indoors. Continue reading Enormous 16-Foot Wingspan RC Airbus Is The Coolest Thing To Happen Indoor

Watch Battlefield 1 Airship Battle Scene Played Out With RC Planes

We love anything that’s fun and you know what is fun? Playing out a video game scene, in real-life, with RC versions. Having said that, it is only naturally that YouTube channel Flite Test’s recent endeavor, recreating the Airship battle scene of EA’s new first-person shooter Battlefield 1, had our full attention. It is like porn to us and we are naturally excited, but the question here is: will the enormous custom RC airship take off to play out the scene? Continue reading Watch Battlefield 1 Airship Battle Scene Played Out With RC Planes

Lesser Known Star Wars Mouse Droid Is Finally Getting Its Own R/C Toy Version

You can’t call yourself a Star Wars super fan if you don’t remember the MSE-6 Mouse Droid from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Mouse Droid has considerably less screen time as compared to other droids, but it left a lasting impression on many nevertheless. In fact, if you recall, it was only seen in one scene where it was shoo off by Chewbacca’s roar as he was escorted by a pair of Stormtroopers after being caught inside the Death Star. Continue reading Lesser Known Star Wars Mouse Droid Is Finally Getting Its Own R/C Toy Version

This RC A-10 Warthog That Fires A Salvo Of 12 NERF Balls Is An Absolute Win

The A-10 Thunderbolt II AKA Warthog is every tank’s nightmare and being a pretty celebrated aircraft in the battlefield since the 70s, it is only natural it became one of the favorite model in the RC world. Speaking of A-10 RC model, while most people would be content with the toy as-is, you know, pulling brilliant low passes and enjoying the whirling sound the ducted fans made, YouTuber ajw61185, took it a step further with his old Freewing A-10 and put it under the knife to realize the RC world’s A-10 Warthog with “30mm Gatling gun.” Naturally, it is not a real 30mm rotary cannon, but close enough as far as toy is concerned. Continue reading This RC A-10 Warthog That Fires A Salvo Of 12 NERF Balls Is An Absolute Win