When multi-rotor drones come onto the market, the word “ready-to-fly” is almost non-existence because, unlike RC toys and RC scale models in the past, most quadcopters or multicopters come ready-to-fly (or at least, bind-and-fly). Well, that’s until Aerowood comes along. Aerowood defies the drone norm. It is not ready-to-fly out-of-the-box. Not only it is a kit that requires you to roll up your sleeve and build it, it is, as hinted by its name, a wooden drone. Continue reading DIY Wooden Modular Drone Might Just Be What Fun Drone Should Be
Well, here’s something you don’t hear about everyday. YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo AKA Joe is a RC hobbyist who have spent years excavating his basement with nothing but RC construction toys. The grain farmer who hails from southwest Saskatchewan, Canada, picked up the hobby in 1995 and have since acquire a large fleet of construction equipment models. But that’s not the point. The point is, the man actually expanded his basement by 30 percent, and in the process, removing around 30 cubic meter (1,059 CuFt) of dirt and doing it with his trusty RC excavator and truck. Continue reading Man Used RC Construction Toys To Expand Basement By 30 Percent
TRAXXAS is no stranger to having insanely fast RC, but this TRAXXAS X-MAXX 8S takes fast to a whole new level. It was so fast that it can travel on water like a speedboat. Now, that is freaking fast. You heard that right. This particular RC truck drives on water. I am not going to lie, I never knew it could be done, like ever. But the truth is, someone has done it at the boat pond in Sunset Park in Las Vegas and with a TRAXXAS X-MAXX 8S supplied by PM Hobbycraft in an event, presumably, organized by National Retail Hobby Association. Continue reading This TRAXXAS RC Truck Was So Fast That It Can Drive On Water!
What you see here is the future of basketball and in case you haven’t already notice, this seemingly normal ‘basketball’ is also a drone. OK. We are just kidding when we say it is the future of basketball. It is NOT, but it could very well be. Imagine a game of basketball played like Quidditch in Harry Potter’s world, with this flying basketball, Zcadoo Folding Basketball RC Drone, as the Golden Snitch. Ermmm. What about the flying broomsticks? Well, TBH, we haven’t thought about that yet. Baby step, my friend, baby step. For now, players will have jump to grab this basketball snitch. OK. I am kidding again. You don’t do that. You just fly this thing like any other toy drones. Continue reading Basketball RC Drone Could Be The Golden Snitch Of The Real World
Horizon Hobby has joined the elite group of ‘hybrid’ remote control toys with the new Blade Inductrix Switch. Now., you may ask: what is hybrid and how is it elite? Elite because, it is far and few between, and hybrid offers two modes, usually involving a flying drone mode and a land or sea mode. There are really not many such ‘hybrid’. Off the cuff, we can think are Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil, the ceiling crawling Parrot Minidrone and the couple of from B. Continue reading Blade Inductrix Switch Is A RC Drone And Hovercraft Rolled Into One
Sariel, the person known for whipping incredibly detailed remote control custom LEGO vehicles is back and this time, he made a LEGO RC 1970 Porsche 917K and believe me, this creation easily blast original offerings from LEGO out of water for accuracy. I mean, LEGO Technic set like the Bugatti Chiron accurately recreated the form, but the Technic pieces just made them look a little too ’technical’. Too many crevices and openings here and there. Continue reading Check Out This Incredible LEGO RC 1970 Porsche 917K Build By Sariel
If you are NOT a huge fan of Batman, but adore his rides, then this adorable LEGO 76112 App-controlled Batmobile may appeal to you. I am not totally sold, though because, it is a tad too cute for my liking. I mean, the look is OK, but TBH, I can’t look at it without conjuring the image of Ryu Nakanishi’s armored amphibious tank, the G-5 Mecha, from the iconic Gatchaman anime. It has the same chubby form, but instead of tracks, this cute Batmobile had fat wheels. Continue reading LEGO App-controlled Batmobile Is Now Available, But It Is Not For Everyone
This is not the puny version from Air Hogs we seen three years ago. It is certainly not as detailed the official battle drones doled out by Propel, but this gigantic Star Wars Millennium Falcon XL Drone from Air Hogs wins with size. I mean, just look at this thing. It is huge! Measuring a colossal 27 by 20 inches (around 69 by 51 centimeters!), this infamous galactic freighter dwarfed most RC toys out there, let alone the previous “puny” examples we have seen and it is still perfectly suited for children. Well, at least, it is for kids of ages 14 and up… according to the toy maker. Continue reading Air Hogs’ Giant Size Millennium Falcon XL Drone Has Han And Chewie Onboard
The mention of Sphero or Orbotix conjures up the image of remote control ball. But in actual fact, Sphero/Orbotix is more than that. It has non-ball remote control toys too, like the crazy awesome Ultimate Lightning McQueen and now, a R2-Q5 too. R2 what? Well, that’s Q5, the R2-like droid that shared much of the lovable R2-D2 look, except that it is in black. Continue reading The Dark Side’s R2-Q5 Is Now In Your Control With This App-enabled Droid
Soon to go public Xiaomi is known for many things. Among what it is known for, it has known as the jack of all trades. Some even go as far as to ridicule it as the provision goods of the tech world, but the Chinese company remains undaunted. Another thing that the company is quite known for is, its blatant copy of existing products. While the mobile division has moved on and embark its own design perspective, we can’t say the same for the rest and that includes its toys. Continue reading Is This Xiaomi Truck Building Kit A Blatant Copy Of LEGO Technic?