As with all outdoor hobbies flying RC aircraft is dependent on favourable weather conditions, the solution of course is to move the runway indoors. Attendees of the recent Stuttgart model convention (Modell Süd Stuttgart 2016) were witness to this new indoor trend with one hell of an RC aircraft, the world’s largest RC A-320 Airbus.
Constructed and flown by Airstage.de the 1/22 scale A-320 has a 4.8-meter wing span and is 5 meters long yet it weighs only 350grams, when fully gassed with helium. The two wing jets house small electric fans that allow the aircraft to fly silently above the crowd.
Presented for your viewing is the flight of the world’s largest RC aircraft wowing crowds with its low and slow fly-by’s. Also included for completeness is a video of two helium filled A-10 Warthogs dueling while indoors. Will large open indoor spaces soon be taken over by RC enthusiasts and quad copter racers? Will zeppelins make a comeback if they are airplane shaped? For the answer to these questions and more hit the play button.
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Remote control cars and aircraft are the mainstay of many childhoods, a hobby that’s as popular now as it has ever been. Those of us who were lucky enough to enjoy those hobbies in adulthood get the chance to do incredible things, record setting things.
Pushing his piloting skills to the limits RC pilot Niels Herbrich has made a hobby of setting records. His last record (439MPH / 706KPH) set in 2013 still stands. Unofficially Niels has returned to the green fields of Saxony-Anhalt each year to push his hyper jet to ever higher speeds. The pink wedge was sent skyward again this year and achieved the mind boggling speed of 462MPH / 744KPH. Keep in mind he is flying completely via line of sight, no head gear.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the 2016 744KPH run, a little jet that really does look like its flying at hyper speed. Also included for completeness is the ultra-fast pulse RC jet that features first person view footage, pilots eye. And rounding out the trifecta is the remote controlled SR-71, just because it’s too cool. So sit back relax and remember, these are professionals, you cannot achieve the same feat using fireworks, duct tape and some old balsa wood.
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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 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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Around any remote control car you need to be very aware of where you put your feet or you could wreck you friends pride and joy. Stand in the wrong place around the Bullet and you could lose a toe, traveling at top speed Bullet is a toe cutter.
The brain child of Nic Case his Bullet R/C car is a hand crafted piece of technological madness. Custom machined parts keep the weight down to 10 pounds while providing high strength. The electric motors generate 10 horsepower and a gyroscopic effect that requires brass weights to balance out. At top speed the wheels are spinning at 20,000rpm. All of this catapults the orange Bullet up to its current top speed of 188mph, 200mph being possible according to Nic.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the RC world record run, blink and you will miss it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the screams of an electric motor on the limits.
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Microsoft is working hard to make the Xbox the centre of our living entertainment, now they are bringing in the smartphones to assist. With the introduction of the SmartGlass application for Windows and Android smartphone’s the Xbox’s interface has been put in the palm of your hand.
Able to convert any Windows 8 or Android phone into an auxiliary display for your Xbox, the SmartGlass app is a must have freebie for any Xbox owning Android and Windows user. Making us wonder how we used the Xbox without it. This may also signifying the first tangible benefits of the much hyped device integration we have heard so much about, finally it all starts to make sense.
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Unusual Flying Objects have been a constant in laboratories around the world, ever since the Wright brothers flew that first model we have been trying to figure out new ways to fly.
The helicopter was one such idea that actually worked as is the tilt rotary air craft – Osprey -. For these two idea’s that struggled and eventually made it to market there are thousands of idea’s that don’t make it. Too complex, to whacky.
The Circular Flying Object or Flying Sphere is a new design that has recently made it out of the labs and into the world of demonstrations. Wowing crowds around Japan Fumiyuki Sato and his Unusual Flying Object may be the next evolution of flight.
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