Articles about rc

Radio Controlled Flying Witch And Flying Wizard Take To The Skies
Earlier this summer, we highlighted Otto Dieffenbach and Ed Hanley’s RC Superman and Iron Man, which showed both iconic superheroes taking to the skies with ease. With Halloween right around the corner, both Dieffenbach and Hanley decided now would be the best time to reveal their RC witch and wizard planes.

Remote controlled Steam Trike runs on steam
In today’s world where everything seems to be powered by batteries, it’s refreshing to see “retro” energy sources in use; like this remote controlled Live Steam Trike. Created by someone named prallplatte on YouTube, this remote controlled vehicle was made in his “Secret Ural Russian Laboratorys” and weighs 8.81kg. It features three wheels, a bouncy suspension, a boiler and a steam powered engine. And did we forget to mention that […]

Dexim AppSpeed iOS-controlled vehicles
Going green has long been the mantra of many a company, and Dexim intends to go fill speed ahead with the AppSpeed iOS-controlled vehicles, where they will debut at Pepcom’s MobileFocus media event. Not only that, over there, the latest additions to dexim’s Visible Green eco-friendly charging line are also on display. The AppSpeed Monster Truck is the first AppSpeed vehicle to come out, where it will play nice with […]

Model airplanes could be terrorist weapon in the future
I guess our human creativity is a double-edged sword – it can be used for great good or great evil, and this time around, model airplanes might be on the ban list in stores (in addition to other kinds of model toys like remote controlled helicopters, I suppose) after a 26-year-old man from a Boston suburb was arrested with charges of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol […]


Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders have a scale speed of 600 mph
Hot Wheels upcoming remote controlled vehicles, the Nitro Speeders (which were shown off at the New York Toy Fair quite a while ago) are about to go on sale in a few months time. The tiny cars can go up to 8.3mph, which is said to be equivalent to 600 mph in the car’s 1/87th scale. Due to the cars’ fast speeds, users are going to have trouble maneuvering them […]

Mario Kart turtle shells make awesome RC cars
If you’re a fan of Mario Kart and you own a 3D printer, you’re going to want to check this out. A designer who goes by the name of Skimbal on Thingiverse has recently shared the plans to his latest creation: remote controlled cars that are inspired by the turtle shells from Mario Kart. If you’re familiar with the game then you’ll know about the turtle shell power ups that […]

WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate now available
Automattic has just announced that WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate is now available. This is the step after the beta period and before the final release of the update to the general public. For all you bloggers who can’t wait to get the latest version of the blogging platform, here’s your chance to be on 3.2 before the rest of your friends. Of course, don’t use it for your main blog […]

This RC car shoots and speeds
What’s cooler than a remote controlled, heavy duty, all-terrain vehicle? How about a remote controlled, heavy duty, all-terrain vehicle that shoots water? And that’s what the Remote Control Car with Water Gun is. A monster truck-type of vehicle that comes equipped with enough water to soak the shoes or pants of anybody that annoys you or makes fun of you for playing with a toy (it will hit their face […]

Turn your iPhone into an RC toy controller
Steve Jobs pretty much meant using your iPhone for everything when he said “there’s an app for that”. In this case, we’re talking about controlling an RC car with your iPhone. Sure you won’t be able to do it without the help of an additional dongle, from AppToyz, that plugs into your iPhone’s 3.5mm slot (iPhones don’t have infrared support) but once it is in, you just have to download […]

Synaptics TouchPad sees action in Philips Dual remote control
If you happen to pick up the Philips Dual remote control anytime soon, you ought to take notice that Synaptics’ TouchPad will rock said next-generation remote which will also include other technologies such as ZigBee RF4CE (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics) and a QWERTY keyboard. This 2-inch TouchPad is capable of picking out gestures such as pointer navigation, flick, and tap for simplified navigation of digital entertainment. Pushing the touchpad […]

RC soccer boots are a definite hoot
Are you a hardcore soccer fan and love the fact that the soccer season has just started in Europe? Then you might want to check out this pair of RC soccer boots. Yes, you won’t even need to wear it to move around, since each of these boots will feature a quartet of wheels under them, allowing you to steer it in just about any direction you want thanks to […]

Hawk Eye RC chopper takes to the skies
Check out the Hawk Eye RC chopper which will keep you as well as your kids occupied at least for a while this coming fall, where it boasts the ability to capture video from mid-air with a maximum recording time of around 5 minutes in 320 × 240 resolution. Of course, photos are also its forte, with a doubling of resolution to 640 × 480 pixels. When on land, you […]

Remote Control Car Controlled By Xbox 360 Controller
Can’t find the remote control for your RC car? Well, if you’re good with your hands, you could always hack an Xbox 360 controller to do the job, which is precisely what the creator of this mod did, and he threw in a wireless video camera to see where he’s sending his RC car off to. Check out the video after the jump.

RC Plane Camera Is A Lightweight Aerial Camera
It’s always fun and exciting to fiddle with RC (remote-controlled) planes, though it’d be a lot more fun to enjoy the view from all the way up there. While this device won’t allow you to join your plane in the skies, the RC Plane Camera is a lightweight device that can be attached to your RC device, recording videos at 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 25fps. It sports a built-in […]

Toy Excavator Works Just Like The Real Deal
What do you get if your child is really bright and you want to get him to start his own construction business or something in the future? Why, you get him a $4,500 radio-controlled excavator, of course. This 1:14.5 scale EC280 MG replica is powered by four rechargeable NiMH batteries which drive six motorized proportional axles. It certainly weighs a bit at 62 pounds, but considering that a typical excavator […]

Powerplus Leopard solar-powered universal TV remote control
Universal remote controls are dime a dozen these days, and if you like one that is affordable, you might want to check out Logitech’s Harmony 300 – although the Powerplus Leopard solar-powered universal TV remote control is greener in terms of operational value compared to Logitech’s offering. It can charge from direct sunlight or under ambient light from artificial sources, which basically means it will keep on going and going […]

Nikko Voice-Heli does your spoken bidding
The Voice-Heli from Nikko is pretty self-explanatory – it will listen to what you have to say as it moves about. Yes sir, spoken commands are translated to lift, land, hover and moving from side to side action – all you need to do is wear that dorky looking headset and you’re good to go. An integrated ceiling sensor within ensures it won’t go too high and over-ride the command […]