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    Video: This 188-mph R/C car will blow your mind
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    A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is capable of hitting 186 miles per hour. The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is estimated to top out at 170, while the BMW M5 is electronically limited to 155 mph. All impressive figures, and all of them would lose in a top-speed race to this remote-controlled car. Called the ...

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    Video: Watch this 1/8-scale R/C tribute to Ken Block's Gymkhana 6
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    This radio-controlled tribute to Ken Block's Gymkahana 6 is half the length but perhaps twice as hard. HPI racing makes R/C car kits, and to announce their officially licensed version of Block's World Rally Championship Ford Fiesta, they laid out a track mimicking stunts from the most recent ...

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    Video: Sega arcade game cabinets turned into R/C car controllers
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    If you're one of those souls who prize vintage arcade cabinets, you may want to look away. A group has torn into a pair of classic Sega Rally games to create something a little more creative. Using the old steering wheel and pedal inputs, the team created a virtual racing game that controls real ...

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    Video: Watch The Greatest R/C Car Chase Ever
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    What's the recipe for a great automotive chase scene? Well, first you need to have cars – cool cars, fast cars or classic cars, preferably, along with some machines to actually... well, give chase. Police cars work well, naturally, and they better be fast enough to keep up. Throw in some ...

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    Video: Here's Mini's R/C Cooper in action at the Olympics
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    There were requests from all around to see video of the electric "Mini MINI" radio-controlled cars that are being used to retrieve javelins, hammers, shots and discus' (disci?) at the London Olympics, and here it is. The Olympic-liveried electric Cooper hatchbacks in roughly 1/4-scale ply the ...

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    ETC: Olympics to use Mini Cooper R/C cars for javelin, discus retrieval
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    We can't help but cringe at the notion of 'product integration' efforts most of the time, particularly when it comes to movies and sports. That's because as often as not, the placement efforts seem contrived. And while the notion of using a Mini Cooper to retrieve thrown javelins, hammers, shot ...

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    Video: Ken Block's latest Gymkhana vid goes small scale
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    If you've been waiting for someone to combine R/C cars and Ken Block's brand of gymkhana, you'll want to pay a visit to Hot Wheels. The toy maker has produced a replica of Block's rallying Ford Fiesta, and after you load the required eight AA batteries you'll be drifting it around corners ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    VIDEO: Radio-controlled motorcycles take to the track
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    Having grown up in the era of the Team Associated RC10, Tamiya Clod Buster and Team Losi JRX-2, we'll always have a soft spot for radio-controlled vehicles of all sorts. In fact, a few of the Autoblog staff still spend the occasional late-night tinkering ...

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    Mini V12 RC car engine produces not-mini power
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    Click above to watch a video of the mini V12 engine in action
    Today we've seen something quite small and extremely awesome: a small-scale V12 engine designed for model radio controlled vehicles. This is an entirely functional model and features twin camshafts and overhead valves. It's air-cooled ...

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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 ...

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    Paris Motor Show: Skoda floats in the Roomster
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    We wandered into Skoda's booth at the Paris Auto Show expecting to catch our first up-close look at the much-lauded Roomster. What we didn't expect was that we'd spot it in dirigible form, silently gliding 15 feet over our heads. Apparently floated as a trial balloon for a new series of ...

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    Time waster of the day: Stupid-fast RC car
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    For those of you who haven't kept up with radio-controlled car technology since the days of the original RC10 and Tamiya Grasshopper, well, things have changed just a bit. Thanks to lithium-polymer (LiPo) batteries and inexpensive brushless DC motors, RC enthusiasts now have access to more power ...

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    VIDEO: Volvo's RC mini-XC90
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    click image above to play videoVolvo has created four 1:5 scale mini XC90 SUVs for a very specific task. These true baby utes were built for the European Athletics Championship in Gothemnburg and will be used to transport javelins, hammers and discusses from wherever they land on the field back to ...

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