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    New Bright creating exclusive 1:8 scale radio-controlled C7 Corvette
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    If you want a new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette but can't quite save up enough pennies for the monthly payment, we have good news for you. Toymaker New Bright has pulled the covers off of its 1:8 scale remote-controlled version of the American sports car. Complete with a very detailed interior and LED headlights, this large-scale R/C is as close as most of us ...

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    Video: R/C Lego A-Team van is triple-geek cool
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    By now, you've probably gathered we have a soft spot for clever Lego creations. And, if you've been paying attention, you likely know we love remote-controlled gadgets more than some of our own relatives, so combining the two is a surefire way to grab our attention. Throw in a little homage to tacky television, and we're all yours. Such is the case with ...

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    Video: New Chinese car can be driven by remote control
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    The successor to the BYD F3 has gone through a couple of name changes on its way to production, finally settling on Su Rui, but its USP has been locked in since the beginning: remote control operation. That's right, a full-sized, road-legal sedan that can be driven by remote control. Of course, the R/C functionality has strict limitations: the Su Rui has ...

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    Video: Tour the broken and beautiful parts of Detroit by drone
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    Unless you find yourself a native of Detroit or the city's surrounding precincts, you may have an image of the metropolis as a hive of decay. We can hardly blame you. The media and visitors alike love nothing more than to feast their lenses on the area's decaying underbelly, but it's far from all bad – there are many pockets of the Motor City that ...

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    Traxxas now makes an R/C funny car. Enjoy [w/video]
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    Traxxas has done a smart job of establishing itself as a toymaker for grownups. With radio-controlled iterations of Ken Block's Ford Fiesta gymkhana car and Vaughn Gittin Jr's Ford Mustang drift machine, the company has something for everyone. Or at least it does now. Traxxas is now producing R/C funny cars for straight-line antics. The cars are capable ...

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    Video: R/C flying DeLorean drone doesn't need roads
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    The mantra of the builder of this R/C DeLorean replica from Back to the Future is: "куда мы идем, нам не нужны дороги." According to Google Translate, that's Russian for, "Where we're going, we don't need roads." Appropriate, eh? With a painted foamcore body and blue LEDs, this Mr. Fusion-equipped DMC-12 sits on a quadrotor platform and is powered by a ...

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    Video: Canadian takes over seven years to dig out basement using R/C construction equipment
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    Radio-controlled cars and trucks truly are a labor of love. An expensive hobby no matter which way you slice it, the costs get exponentially higher the more scale accurate you try to make your machines. And when you're talking R/C construction equipment, we'd wager that hundreds of dollars quickly turn into thousands of dollars. Now that we've ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. almost out-drifted by RC car
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    We've finally come to accept the fact that we'll never be Vaughn Gittin Jr. There can be only one one pure-bred drift hooligan of his caliber on this planet and truth be told, our sideways skills are paltry at best. That doesn't mean we can't pretend, though. Gittin Jr. has teamed up with a smattering of companies to give away five very limited-edition RC ...

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    Video: Traxxas XO-1 is world's first 100-mph ready-to-run R/C car
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    Let's be honest: 100 miles per hour is fast. Especially for a remote control car. Sure, there are real cars that can easily double than number, and a few baseball pitchers who can throw that fast, but this is a toy we're talking about. Except that it's not. Helping to keep it out of underage hands is a $1099.99 price tag. "The XO-1 is not a toy and ...

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    Video: Watch this R/C tank tow a real Toyota SUV
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    It's no Ford F-150, but this toy tank earns our respect for its towing prowess nonetheless. That second-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Model 90 weighs over two tons, but the not-so-little remote control tank seems to have no problem pulling it through a parking lot to the amusement of quite a few onlookers. Like any YouTube video, we wonder what ...

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    Video: Pulse jet plus truck from Radio Shack equals comically overpowered R/C fun [UPDATE]
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    Radio-controlled cars and trucks can be tons of fun, as anyone who grew up piloting the little toys will surely tell you. Judging by our own experience, there's no youngster that doesn't think of what great projects could be completed if he or she were only an adult with a nearly unlimited budget. Thing is, most of us never actually pursue such ideas when ...

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    Video: R/C F16 jet with swiveling pilot's view blows our tiny little minds
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    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 ...

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    Video: Size doesn't matter when using your car to flirt
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    Like it or not, summer is slowly sinking to a close. School is back in session and days are getting shorter by the moment, so you better get all of your beach-going shenanigans in while you still can. In the case of one very intrepid remote-control vehicle enthusiast, that means cruising the sand in an RC Jeep, complete with a first-person camera and ...

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    Video: R/C car takes hydroplaning to a new level
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    "I can remember when my grandfather taught me how to skip stones. You know what he told me?" "Always make sure the stone is flat..." Yes, we all remember the classic scene from Speed Zone (also known as Cannonball Run 3 or Cannonball Fever) where the old man is out at the lake teaching his little grandson to skip stones. Just as he's instructing on how ...

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    Video: Schumacher Mi-3 lays claim to title of World's Fastest R/C car with 161.76 mph pass
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    If you're reading these words, there's a good chance that there's at least one remote-controlled car sulking in your basement or garaged in a cardboard box in the attic. Most of us walk away from R/Cs for good once we get our hands on full-scale transportation, but a select few individuals keep tinkering with the scale models. Those guys go on to create ...

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    Video: dAlH2Orean, the aluminum can-powered RC car
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    If you're having a hard time pronouncing this new R/C car's name, think Back to the Future. A two-man professor and student team created the dAlH2Orean, pronounced, yes, "delorean," as an homage to the classic film. According to the creators, professor Xavier Salueña and student Aleix Llovet, this is the first R/C car to run on aluminum soda can ...

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    Video: R/C Peterbilt tows full-scale Nissan Patrol
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    There's so much awesome in this video, we can barely stand it. The owner of this particular remote-control Peterbilt has put his scale rig to work towing a full-scale Nissan Patrol. We're not entirely sure what sort of drivetrain this mini-semi is packing, nor do we know if it is receiving any help from the engine in the SUV. Even if the Patrol did lend ...

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    RCX 2011: SEMA for the RC set [w/video]
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    We're looking for a new hobby, and we think we've narrowed it down. The world of remote control vehicles has grabbed our attention and we're eager to learn more. So we grabbed the camera, ventured out to the 2011 Remote Control Convention at the Pomona Fairplex and figured we'd totally understand the hobby by lunchtime. We were mistaken. In fact, we ...

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    Video: R/C car drifting in a land of giants
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    It's only February but we already have something to add to our holiday wish list: an R/C drift car. We may never be as good as the folks in the video, which you can watch after the jump, but that doesn't mean we can't spend countless weekend hours practicing. Still, our mad skills won't come close to this crew of RC drift addicts, whose sideways sliding ...

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    Mitsubishi to offer remote-control test drives of real Outlander Sport over the Internet [w/video]
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    Mitsubishi wants people to take notice of its 2011 Outlander Sport. There will be traditional print and television ad campaigns, but the automaker is also exploring new ways of reaching new car buyers. Through its creative agency 180 LA, Mitsubishi plans to put a bunch of car shoppers behind the wheel of the new crossover. Not literally, but ...

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