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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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    Hot Wheels introduces remote controlled Stealth Rides
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    Hot Wheels has just rolled out two new R/C cars in the Stealth Rides line. The collapsible racers fit into their own cases which double as infrared remote controls. At the moment there are just two vehicles – one with wheels and another with treads – but in October Batman's Tumbler joins the party. The good news is they fit in any pocket, run ...

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    Lamborghini licenses insane limited-edition Reventón R/C car
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    Like the vast majority of humanity, we were never able to lay our hands on one of the 20 Lamborghini Reventón models the company built for the fabulously wealthy. We had neither the $1.27 million it took to call the car your very own nor the connections to be one of the few to even have the chance to purchase said Raging Bull. That's just fine, ...

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    Dream of owning a hydrogen-powered car? Here's a 1:10 scale version for ya [w/video] *UPDATE
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    So, you're in the market for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, but just can't seem to find the right ride. Well, if you'll consider replacing that compact car with something a lot smaller, then you're in luck. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is just days away from releasing its H-Cell 2.0 fuel cell kit for 1:10 scale remote control cars. Although passenger ...

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    Video: Sign #5,328 You Have Too Much Free Time - Lego R/C Veyron with seven-speed gearbox
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    Someone going by the handle "Sheepo" spent who knows how many hours satisfying the urge to build a Bugatti Veyron out of Lego Technic pieces. Among its many features are a remote controlled braking system, power targa roof and motorized rear spoiler. And then there's that working seven-speed sequential gearbox – even the gear lever moves – ...

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    Video: Super slo-mo R/C cars lose all sense of scale
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    As Dave Chapelle irrefutably proved in 2004, everything is better in slow motion. Similarly, scale race cars are nearly always more interesting than the real deal, partially because any Joe can afford a WRC Subaru that runs off of glow fuel or electric power, and also because sliding a 1/10th remote-controlled car into a ditch is never really "game over" ...

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    Video: The coolest R/C footage we've seen in a long time stars... a Nissan Sentra SE-R?
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    If you're like us, chances are you spend just as much time drooling over the latest automotive toys as you do the real deal. Nissan has embraced its inner child with a new spot for the 2010 Sentra SE-R, filming the entire commercial in 1/10th scale with the help of a fleet of radio-controlled vehicles. There's even a R/C helicopter in on the action. ...

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    Caption Contest: Giving the gift of green against our better judgement
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    The move to electric-powered vehicles is still in its fledgling stages, but there are plenty of signs that the next few years will finally start ushering in battery-powered transportation for the masses. But there's one class of vehicle that has almost always been powered by batteries: R/C cars. Slap in a couple of 9-volt batteries and a slew of AA cells, ...

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    First-person R/C car puts you in the driver's seat
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    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 ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe Concept
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    Click the image above for more live and press shots of the Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe Concept.While many of the debuts in Frankfurt garnered either a decisive positive or negative reaction, the Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe Concept held the middle ground. The front end is almost a direct carryover from the 308 on which it's based, but we couldn't help but want a bit ...

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    The Serpent F180: possibly the coolest scale model car ever
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    The Serpent F180 is the kind of car we could spend a lot of time with. A 1/8-scale replica of a formula racer, it has all-round independent double-wishbone push-rod-activated suspension, self-bleeding shocks, rear diff, 4-wheel disc brakes, a lay down engine with pushbutton starter, and a polished exhaust. In addition to the rear geometry, track width ...

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    Peugeot preps peppy 207 RC for Geneva
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    Click on the image above for all our high-resolution image gallery. Peugeot will drop its latest hot hatch on us at Geneva next month with the debut of the 207 RC. After bringing you the skinny on the peppy little hatchback last month with early leaked photos, parent company PSA has been nice enough to give us the full monty ahead of the show, where they'll ...

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    Peugeot leaks the 207 RC
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    Those European hot hatches just keep on comin'. Following the unveiling of the new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa OPC/VXR and reports on the upcoming Fiat Punto Abarth turbo comes the latest assault on the Renaultsport Clio 197, the Peugeot 207 RC. Parent company PSA evidently snuck the RC under the radar in its December online magazine several months ahead of its ...

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