• Jun 13, 2008
A company called Fat Shark offers one of the coolest R/C cars we've ever seen. How so? Its system has a camera mounted in the car's driver's seat. It transmits its signal wirelessly to VR-style goggles that give the operator a first-person view of the terrain ahead of the car itself. That alone would be neat, but the camera has pan and tilt functionality that the driver controls by simply moving his or her head to "look" in each direction. The video pasted after the jump gives you a taste of what what you'd see if the glasses were strapped to your noggin. Granted, you'll look like a dork with the antenna-festooned goggles on, but at least you'll be having fun. Fat Shark also sells the camera and components separately, so you can use them on model airplanes, too. Thanks for the tip, David!

[Source: Fat Shark]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I gotta get me one of these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      HMmm...I see several military recon possibilities with this on a plane...can it carry a 1/4 pound of C-4?
        • 6 Years Ago
        ok, I see from the video that they have the head tracking as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No problem guys! :-D Glad you liked the link!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is going to make upskirt shots soooo much easier for those Japs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha, wow, here I was thinking that you could put someone INSIDE the r/c car and drive them around! lol - terrifying!
        • 6 Years Ago
        They did that on Top Gear.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's awesome!

      Now I will go vomit
        • 6 Years Ago
        Haha same here. Motion sickness or something. Still awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      People have been doing this for a while with RC planes. They are called FPV systems and people even mount motors on them to allow you to look around.

      Here's an example:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGToRphxgJM
      • 6 Years Ago
      F...ing AWESOME.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ok.. that is about the coolest thing I have ever seen. Santa? I've been good all year so far.
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