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Watch Smaller RC Planes Zip Right Through This Massive Flying Hoop

Video: The YouTubers at Flite Test, the same folks responsible for that 4.5m long flying Star Destroyer, are back with a new unorthodox airborne creation that provides a unique challenge for other RC pilots as well.


A Scarecrow Is No Match For This Bird-Stalking Drone

It’s annoying when a bird poops on your car, but large flocks of them can be a genuine problem in some areas. When a straw-stuffed scarecrow just isn’t keeping them at bay, a company called Bird-X wants you to consider upgrading to a scarecrow in the sky.


Guy Turns A Busted Heater Into A Cheap RC Plane

Video: When their electric heater breaks, most people would just toss it in the trash. But Samm Sheperd instead saw potential in his busted heater, so he salvaged its internal impeller and used it to build a dirt cheap, remote control, jet-powered aeroplane.


A 15-Foot Long Flying Star Destroyer Brings Us One Step Closer To The Real Thing

Amongst all the toys revealed on Force Friday back in September were some of the first flying Star Wars drones easy enough for kids to pilot. The same can’t be said about this impressive 5m long Star Destroyer, though. Even its creators had a hard time keeping it airborne.


A Gas-Powered Pencil Sharpener Chews Through Pencils Like An Army Of Beavers

What do you do when a friend hands you a broken nitro-powered RC car they found in trash? If you’re a do-it-youselfer like Mike Moyer, you of course get the engine back into working condition and then turn the whole thing into an over-the-top gas-powered pencil sharpener.


This Low-Flying 747 Is Really A Flawless 5.5-Metre Long RC Model

RC aircraft builders strive for extreme accuracy in their scaled-down versions of real-life planes. And what looks like one of Virgin Atlantic’s 747-400s doing a low-pass fly-by is actually an 5m long RC model of the airliner built and piloted by Adi Pitz.


Oscar Mayer Now Sells An RC Weinermobile So You Can Be A Gifting Hero

Back in July, Oscar Mayer teased us with an RC off-road version of its iconic Weinermobile that looked impossibly fun to drive. It was unfortunately a one-off creation that few got to play with, so to make up for that tease, Oscar Mayer has created an even smaller RC version you can finally buy.


Landing An RC Plane On An RC Aircraft Carrier Is Mighty Impressive

Building your own 4m long remote control replica of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is challenging enough. But what good’s an aircraft carrier without any aircraft? So to further up the challenge, its creators also found a way to land an RC plane on it.


Hasbro's Remote Control BB-8 Doesn't Need A Smartphone Or Tablet

We haven’t seen more than a couple teasers, a trailer, and a few TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it already seems clear that BB-8 is going to be a fan favourite alongside R2-D2. But if Sphero’s self-balancing BB-8 toy is too rich for your blood, Hasbro’s got you covered.


This 3D-Printed Working Model Of A 787's Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust

Given the challenges with precision, building functional machines with a household 3D printer isn’t easy. And that’s why it’s all the more impressive that someone on the RC Groups forum has used a 3D printer to make a fully functional scale model of a Boeing 787’s GE-built turbofan jet engine.


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