Tiny but perfectly formed and fully functional 1/87th scale remote controlled vehicles in action at last November’s Faszination Modellbau in Friedrichschafen, Germany
Gary Bu was flying his camera-equipped RC plane in a field when it crashed.
In the four hours it took him to locate the disabled aircraft, some cows ate it.
The high decibel take-off and flight of a 4.8 meter long, 1:15 scale
RC model of an Airbus A380 filmed by Swiss RC enthusiast Thomas Bodmer and built by Michael Schlemmer.
The model has a 5.3 meter wingspan, four miniature jet engines and a 10.5l tank, weighing in at nearly 70kg.
A variant of the
original of the species: available for $48 each here and here.
Tomy’s BattroBorg20 (released in Japan next month and priced at around 4000¥/€40 euro each) lets you control the movements of a tiny bot with nunchuck style controllers. You punch, it punches. Like a squee version of Real Steel.
Real Squeel, if you will.
In a promo for the upcoming superpowers movie
Chronicle, viral marketers Thinkmodo customised three RC planes to look like human figures and sent them out over New York City.
(Hat tip: Diarmaid Frain)
Demo’d six months ago. Now available to buy for about $40 each.
At the time of posting, the
online store had fallen over, most likely due to demand.
The RcSuperhero: 1.9m tall, 1.1m wingspan, vertical takeoff, lands on his belly-skids.
Plans for $19.95, full-scale kit for $295 (plus shipping).