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RC Star Wars…

Combining his love of Star Wars and a passion for quadcopters YouTuber Oliver C has managed to bring to life not one but two Star Wars RC aircraft.  The RC Millennium Falcon and the Tie Interceptor both capture the spirit of the original films brilliantly and then proceed to fly off around the park and have fun, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are two spectacular home-made flying machines from a galaxy far far away. Now the real challenge is who can build the first working Deathstar? Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by Star Wars hijinks in the park.

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The Carbon Flyer, the Ultimate Flying RC Tech Toy…

The world’s lightest and strongest material has finally been put to awesome use making the coolest RC plane imaginable.  The very low drag delta wing design of the looks not unlike a paper airplane except that the Carbon Flyer is far tougher and it’s self-propelled. Using two tiny high output electric motors this is the lightest and toughest RC plane that also happens to be by far the coolest flying gadget released this year.

More than an RC plane the Carbon Flyer is also a camera carrying drone able to stay aloft for three minutes at a time. Controlled via a smartphone app at a range of up to 240 feet, which it will cover quickly with a top speed of 40mph, this is simplicity and fun wrapped in carbon black.

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The US Navy’s Robotic Spy Fish: Project Silent Nemo the Ghost Swimmer…

Unmanned drones are all the rage at the moment but drones are not limited to the skies, take for example the US Navy’s latest technological breakthrough Silent Nemo the robotic spy fish, also known as the Ghost Swimmer.

Modeled after a blue fin tuna Silent Nemo the Ghost Swimmer looks like a normal fish, swims like a normal fish but he is in fact a semi autonomous water bound drone, but he’s not destined to become sushi as his living siblings are. Like a living tuna Silent Nemo is able to make tight turns and move through the water silently even though he is over 5 feet long and weighs a tad less than 50 kilograms. It turns out that a flapping tale is ten times quieter than a propeller, perfect for sneaking up on your water borne enemy.

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Parrot Bebop RC Drone, Your Triple Stabilized Fisheye in the Sky…

The ability to take a camera places that we can’t is invaluable for photographers and cinematographers alike. This is exactly why camera drones have become so successful, now Parrot have a new generation ready for release, the Bebop drone wants to be you’re fish-eye in the sky.

The Bebop has been designed from the ground up to be the perfect shutter bugs flying platform. HD fish-eye video camera, GPS auto pilot and a slew of stabilization technologies make the Bebop a smooth shooter.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Bebop preview video, the drone video that is too smooth to be true, but is. Sit back, relax and let the drone do all the leg work.

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