Toys are infinitely cooler these days than they were when we were kids. While we had to subside on crappy Lego houses and weak Nerf guns, youngsters now get to craft accurate models of the Millennium Falcon and play with a foam arsenal that would make the CIA blush with envy.

The same goes for remote-controlled vehicles. We've already seen exactly how much fun can be had with a point-of-view camera, an RC Jeep and a little time. Now another crafty RC aficionado has applied the same camera tech to a remote-controlled F16 fighter jet.

There aren't words to describe how awesome this is.

By using a live feed from the camera, the pilot effectively gets the same view out of the cockpit that an actual pilot would enjoy. The creator even wired up an altimeter so the pilot can tell exactly how far off the ground the plane is at any given moment. Hit the jump to check it out. Bonus points for the Kenny Loggins soundtrack.



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      Joshua Aaron
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's not a rc controlled! They just finally let Tom Cruise into a jet that fits him.
      black republican
      • 3 Years Ago
      Someone should build these with the POV system inside and sell them as toys. Get the Chinese on it. They make EVERYTHING CHEAPER.
      black republican
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope some Chinese company builds EDF jets with a camera fixed right on the front. It would be so much easier to fly an R/C plane from a cockpit view. I don't need the camera to swivel since that means more weight and more money. All I need is to see straight ahead. I'm currently building a VTOL F-35 and I'd love a lightweight camera that could fit it without throwing off the balance. this is what my jet looks like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS13Xbe2cro
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @black republican
        Wouldn't it be nicer if it weren't some chinese company?
        dukeisduke
        • 3 Years Ago
        @black republican
        Cool. I hope your project continues progressing. A friend of mine is a program manager on F-35, at Lockheed Martin. He'll get a kick out of that.
      Timion Hjellum
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm somehwat turned on right now! that was AWESOME!
      LEDfoot
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesomeness!
      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      E P I C! makes me want to get into the hobby........
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, that landing was softer than most commercial airliners.
      Nick Byrd
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was hoping it was one with a real jet turbine engine...not a ducted fan. Oh well, still pretty sick for an electric RC jet.
      mily469
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was very cool. excellent!
      Paul Kiser
      • 3 Years Ago
      This was great! The next step is to have two jets and the wingman videoing the leader. The perspective of seeing the jet blow by its RC controller from a second jet would be cool.
      Dimitri
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy crap that's awesome!
      Ghetto Cat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I seen a video of this cool bomber r/c model. The guy flies it around and then he loses control (staged) and the pilot ejects. LOL
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