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This RC Carbon Fibre Glider Looks Like A Stealthy Paper Aeroplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper aeroplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it was still just made of paper. With the Carbon Flyer you lose the ability to fold your own craft, but since it’s made from incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fibre, crashes will never put your plane out of commission.


Somehow, This Tiny RC Tractor Looks Incredibly Fun To Play With

When you’re an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasise about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you’re a kid, who doesn’t get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while the thought of a tiny RC tractor might be hard for you to get excited over, you can bet your kid would love one.


There's Now A Murdered Out All-Black Version Of Sphero's Ollie

If the Ollie’s white and blue colour scheme seems a little too cutesy for you to take it seriously as an RC toy, Sphero has finally released the Darkside version with everything — including the body, the wheels, and even the charging cable — completely murdered out in an all-black finish.


A Flying RC Car That's As Easy To Pilot As It Is To Drive

There was once a time when flying an RC plane cost thousands of dollars and required months of practice to avoid accidentally destroying your investment. That’s no longer the case, because for just $US60 Hot Wheels’ new Street Hawk puts you at the controls of a bona-fide remote control plane that’s surprisingly easy to fly, and remarkably durable while you learn.


These Giant RC Aeroplanes Are So Huge That You Can Fly A Kid Inside

I have seen big RC planes in the past, but this is really getting out of hand. I watch these videos of giant scale RC planes — the one above is 85 per cent of the original size! — and I have to wonder what’s the point. OK, I know the point: It’s awesome, but you may as well build the entire thing.


Blink And You'll Miss This 300 KM/H RC Car

Last week Samvir Thandi blew our minds with a model rocket car that hit 458 km/h. But it was basically just a rocket engine with wheels that you aimed — hopefully accurately — and fired. Nick Case’s remote control speed demons actually have electric motors, and his latest creation — quite possibly the world’s fastest RC car — just hit over 300 km/h.


This May Be The Coolest Toy In The World

Believe it or not, this guy is not human. It’s part of what may be the coolest toy in the world, which costs as much as a car.


LED Blades Turn This RC Toy Helicopter Into An Airborne Messenger

Sometimes well-placed propaganda is the strongest weapon of all. So the folks at Brando have come across what could be the most dangerous RC toy ever devised, armed with an extra spinning rotor that displays custom messages. Because a foam arrow to the eye doesn’t hurt nearly as much as the revelation that “Jason smells like poop.”


A Cheetah-Like Tail Lets This RC Car Make Sharp Turns Without Rolling

Cheetahs aren’t just the fastest animal on land; they can also turn on a dime thanks to a long tail that serves as a counterbalance when cornering. So it makes perfect sense that if you want to improve the handling of a man-made vehicle, you’ll slap a cheetah-like tail on the back. And that’s exactly what researchers at the University of Cape Town have done with this highly manoeuvrable robot car named Dima.


Power-Ups And Crash Damage Make These RC Cars A Real-Life Mario Kart

Griffin isn’t the first out the door with an RC toy that uses your iPhone as a remote control. But it is the first company to come up with some compelling ways to use the iPhone’s touchscreen for more than just steering.