Tag Archives | R/C

…Planes need more lights?

LED RC Plane

What does a remote controlled airplane that’s been covered in 30 meters of LED lights (1,800 individual LED blubs) and then flown at night look like?

A little something like this:

…3Z Scale’s Bulldog lets your ride on your R/C truck?

Bulldog R/C

On its own, a 1/3 scale remote controlled truck is pretty awesome, but when you add in the fact that when you’re done controlling it with a remote, you can attach a set of handle bars and actually ride the thing around, it becomes a definite must have for any kid, or any adult that’s still a kid at heart.

The Bulldog R/C Rider features a 110cc four-stroke engine, disc brakes, automatic transmission, independent suspension, aluminum wheels and a 2.4 GHz radio transmitter, and is more than four feet long and weighs nearly 200 pounds.

Sadly, the remote control function is disabled as soon as a rider hops on, but I’m sure there’s an easy way to hack that little safety feature for some really good times!

[3Z Scale]

[Via: Autoblog]

…ThinkGeek makes the best flying saucer?

Micro R/C Flying Saucer

ThinkGeek’s Black Stealth 3-Channel R/C Helicopter is a fun way to start flying, but if you really want to be in control, then check out their Micro R/C 4-Channel Flying Saucer.

Described as “the smallest, most sophisticated R/C flying vehicle around”, it gives you control over altitude, direction and rotation, and features a solid-state accelerometer that senses tilt on two axes and adjusts the power of each propeller to keep the Flying Saucer rock solid in the sky.

In addition, a built in automatic trim means no trim dials or buttons to adjust, so you just power-cycle the remote before you begin to fly, and the Flying Saucer references the accelerometer to auto trim itself.

Nifty!

[Think Geek – Micro R/C 4-Channel Flying Saucer]

…It’s Things Thursday: Draganflyer X6?

Draganflyer X6

The Draganflyer X6 “is a remotely operated, unmanned, miniature helicopter designed to carry wireless video cameras and still cameras”.

It’s also one of the most bad-add R/C copters ever made.

Draganflyer X6 Specs

Features include a six rotor co-axial configuration that makes the Draganflyer X6 compact, stable, and powerful, a full carbon fiber folding frame that also makes it light and easy to carry, and 11 on-board sensors that make the X6 the easiest copter to fly in its class, including three gyros, three accelerometers, three magnetometers, one barometric pressure sensor, and one GPS receiver.

Loose radio connection?

No problem; the Draganflyer X6 simply lands itself and waits for you to return.

Loose an engine?

Again, no problem. The Draganflyer is able to continue flying, even with one engine entirely out of commission.

With camera options that range from anti-vibration mounts and digital still camera holds to HD video, low light, thermal infrared and micro video cameras, there’s even a payload option to match every need.

James Bond, eat your heart out.

[Draganflyer X6]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…It’s Things Thursday: Black Stealth 3-Channel R/C Helicopter?

Black Stealth RC Copter

I’ve played with one of these small R/C copters before, so I can vouch for the fun that can be had with one of them, but ThinkGeek’s Black Stealth 3-Channel R/C Helicopter looks like it opens up a whole new world of possibilities with full 3-channel control.

Unlike most small R/C copters (like the one that I played with) which can only be controlled on two channels (up and down and rotate right and left), the ThinkGeek copter gives you full 3 channel control over up and down, rotate right and left, and move forwards and backwards.

In addition to the extra channel of control, the ThinkGeek copter features a dial trim adjuster (rather than the buttons that you find on most copter controls) for precise trim adjustments, and counter-rotating blades for amazing hover ability and stability.

The copter charges in just 10 minutes, and you get a full 7 minutes of play time out of a single charge, so you’ll never be left empty handed, and you can even change channels and fly with a friend, since each features two different channels that you can program it to.

All that fun for just $29.99?

I’ll take two.

[ThinkGeek – Black Stealth 3-Channel R/C Helicopter]