Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Toys Reveal Movie Spoilers

Movie producers of Amazing Spider-Man are keeping a tight lid on the movie but unfortunately a toy company revealed some spoilers. You can see "The Lizard" on the remote control device of an RC toy courtesy of Idle Hands. It also shows the full lizard figurine riding on a quad.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Traxxas XO-1 - The World's Fastest Ready-To-Race Supercar

Wow, this car can reliably hit 100 mph in under five seconds, the downside? It is worth $1,100. The XO-1 is a one-seventh scale radio control speed racer. It is built smaller with high-end radio controller for super cross competitions. It can go to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds.

0-60mph in 2.3 seconds! 0-100mph in under 5 seconds!

Sunday, November 27, 2011 Cyber Weekend 2011 Toy and Game Deals joined and Toys R Us  in having a bigger Cyber Monday sale that is more than just one day.

Great video games and sytems and the hottest toys, and games of the season are available at hot prices now. Cyber Monday

A sampling of some of best cyber deals :

    * Wii -  Disney Epic Mickey - $19.99
    * Wii - Wipeout - $12.99
    * Wii -Wii Party - $24.99
    * Nintendo Wii 4 - Controller Charge Station with Rechargeable Battery - 19.99
    * Nintendo DS - Monopoly Streets -  $8.99
    * Lego Star Wars Obi Wan Watch -  $14.99
    * Thunder Tumbler Remote Control Car - $9.99
    * Princess Glamour Dree-up Play Set Trunk - $28.99
    * Treehaus Wooden Work Bench -  $78.88
    * Electronic Harley Davidson Ford Remote Control Truck - $44.99
    * Discovery Kids Teach & Talk Laptop - $22.99
    * Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle Playset -  $49.99
    * Franklin Sports 32- inch Zero Gravity Sports Air Hockey Table - $49.99
    * Kidz Delight Bilingual Light N' Sound Phonics- $19.95

Monday, November 14, 2011

2012 Porsche Cayman R

I really like fast cars. I saw this on the web, 2012 Porsche Cayman R. The website said that it has a rigid suspension and excellent weight distribution that makes handling incredibly easy. The direct-injection engine is powerful and efficient, and Porsche's fast-shifting dual-clutch transmission is available as an option.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Remote-control dog, E-dogs

7 year-old Jack Russell terrier, Scamp, was hit by a car three years ago and lost all his legs. The owner, Anthony Smith from Nottingham, instead of having him put down as most owners would do had his beloved dog fitted with front and rear wheels, a powerful electric motor and a remote control.

Anthony said, ‘Scamp has never looked back since’, ‘but that’s because he can’t. You can see from the look in his eyes when I’m making him do J-turns, burn-outs and wheelies that he loves every moment of it. Admittedly he’s had problems getting on with other dogs and there’s been one or two drive-by shittings, but it’s all been worth it to be able to ‘walk’ him without leaving my chair by the window.’

However, scamp doesn’t enjoy the same freedom that he used to before his operation, ‘When we play fetch in the park he’s just like his old self. Of course, I have to throw the stick and then operate the remote control to get him close enough to pick it up, but he loves it and it’s much less boring for me. I’ve also set up an agility course for him – he can actually beat able-bodied dogs, even when he’s asleep,’ said Anthony.

Now because of this, Anthony has discovered a market for motorised animals and has gone into business. ‘Almost all pets are suitable for our high-speed mobility scheme, though I’ve given up working with fish,’ he said. ‘In fact I’ve just finished fitting an arthritic tortoise with the tracks from a Tamiya Tiger Tank. He’s surprisingly maneuverable. When we took him for a test drive over a see-saw, the little chap really came out of his shell, so I’ve put some glue in his leg holes to stop it happening again.’

Be that as it may, animal rights groups are horrified by the trend for e-dogs, claiming that some unscrupulous owners are modifying perfectly healthy pets for cosmetic reasons. ‘There’s no doubt the look of any animal can be improved by a set of off-road tyres and an aerial,’ said Anthony, ‘but this is about helping pets in their hour of need, and a brilliant new sport. We always promote safe and responsible driving, and that’s why we’re in favor of bringing back dog licenses.’

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks

Wow, the longest monster Hot Wheels track that goes through the whole house up and down the stairs. It even goes out the neighbors block and jumps accross a pool. The creator claims the track is over 600 metres (2,000 feet) long.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mechanical Wonder From an Age Gone By

'BLACK BEAST' Howard Kroplick, in his 1909 Alco-6 Racer, wears racing goggles from the era.

Nicknamed “the Black Beast,” this was one of the most famous race cars of its era. A two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American motorsport, the car was the favorite to win the first Indianapolis 500-mile race in 1911. (It blew a rod, however, and finished 33rd in a field of 40.)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh man this sucks! Big time!

Just saw this email from towerhobbies that I've placed as spam. DOT wants to limit the RC hobby industry. I've already sent an email to DOT, I hope that it will help.

Dear Tower Hobbies Customer,

Many people are concerned with new government regulations that are designed to limit our hobby industry. You've probably heard about the new FAA regulations limiting our use of R/C airplanes and proposed shipping bans for R/C batteries.

New regulations are being considered regarding model rocket motors. This may not immediately impact your particular hobby but it's just another step toward regulation of materials used in hobbies and deserves your attention.

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently advised that they propose to terminate a special permit under which model rocket motors and igniters have been shipped for the last 33 years. If the permit is terminated model rocket motors and igniters will no longer be able to be shipped as "Flammable Solids" and will instead have to be shipped as "Explosives."

In 33 years there have been no incidents involved in the shipping and transporting of model rocket motors and igniters.

Hobbyists need your support. Attached is a sample e-mail that we request you send immediately to express your support.

We believe that shipping model rocket motors and igniters as "Explosives" would only cause unnecessary concern for hobby shops, educators, youth group leaders and families using model rockets for educational and recreational purposes.

If you believe as we do, please send an e-mail to the Department of Transportation no later than October 10, 2011.

TWC Racing

I chanced upon this news while searching the web: TWC Racing in collaboration with Merdeka Mall will organize a remote control car racing competition at the concourse area of the mall on Oct 15 and 16. It is open to members and non-members of the TWC Racing club. The preliminary races or ‘heats’ will be held on Saturday, 15 Oct from 3pm till 8pm. If you are not doing anything on Oct 15 and you are in Borneo Indonesia you can check this out. How I wish I can visit Indonesia again. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the innovative co-founder of Apple who transformed personal use of technology as well as entire industries with products such as the iPod, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh computer and the iTunes music store, has died. He was 56. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shooting RC Tanks

Check out this tank, it shoots little plastic pellets making it a very popular item. It comes with a 9.6V rechargeable battery and charger pack. It is also fast.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

RC C-17 Globemaster

The plane was pretty sluggish on the ground, I thought it won’t be able to fly but it did fly. It’s nice to see huge RC plane like this actually fly. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Control your RC Car with iPhone, iPod Touch, Android & Facebook

This looks fun, it says that it will let you control your RC Cars with iPhone, iPod Touch, Android & Facebook. Cool!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Battle Tanks

Check out this cool M1 Abrams RC Tank. They bought it from Walmart for only $80, insane. It looks almost like a real tank.

 Here's another badass, RC battle tanks

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders

Hot Wheels presented their latest entry into the RC field the RC Nitro Speeders at the Toy Fair 2011 in New York. The small cars have a top speed of 8.3mph. It charges through the controller, which is where you install four AA batteries 

10 security personnel injured in remote control attack in SWA

Sad to hear that remote controls are being used for this activities.

WANA, (SANA): A remote controlled bomb attack on Monday wounded at least 10 security personnel in Sararogha sub-district of South Waziristan Agency.

The device was detonated by remote control as a military convoy was passing through the Sararogha, resulting in the injury of 10 personnel, out of them the condition of three is critical.

The injured security personnel have been shifted in Jand hospital, where condition of three injured personnel is critical.

Meanwhile the security forces after cordoning off the area conducted the search operation for the arrest of responsible persons behind the attack but no arrest was made in the operation.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

9th Jet World Masters for the first time on US soil!

57 pilots representing 16 countries are converging at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton over the next ten days to see the finest examples of remote-control model jet aircraft in the world.

These turbine-powered scale aircraft can cost in excess of $60,000, with flying speeds up to 200 mph. Admission to the event is free! RealFlight Simulators will also be available for spectators to try out both weekends. The championship runs through Aug. 6.

Check their website here:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Trash converted to a cute Android robot

If you've always wanted that little Android icon on your phone to come to life, there's hope. Someone from Taiwan has built himself an Android robot--made from a painted garbage can.

Despite its trashy origins, the wheeled robot certainly looks adorable with its rotating arms and LED lights for eyes. All of these actions are controlled via an external remote control. There's even a little port at the back to charge the machine.

This little fella was built using Arduino, an open-source microcontroller board for developing interactive objects. The microcontroller takes commands from the remote control and sends them to the switches used to control the lights and motors of the robots.

Read more

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another RC Drift clip

The RC drift cars looks cool aesthetically but I don't think they are fast. I love RC cars that are badass fast!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

RC Model Helicopter Caused a fire

Oops! We should always practice extreme caution when playing with our big toys it may cost us a lot if we are not careful!

PLACER COUNTY, CA - A fire that sent black plumes of smoke across the sky in Lincoln, Friday will continue to burn throughout the night, said Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant.

The fire is at Fiddyment Road and East Catlett Road, just west of Thunder Valley Casino.

Berlant said the fire started after a RC Model Helicopter crashed in the grass field.

The wildfire portion of the blaze was contained around 5:50 p.m. Friday. Crews worked to get a handle on a haystack, which burned into Saturday morning, Berlant said. 

At 5:30 p.m. Friday, 14 fire engines were at the scene. Firefighters from CalFire, Placer County, Roseville and Rocklin battled the 80 acre blaze.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

2010 Korea RC Street Drift Challenge

Hey, check this out RC drift cars looks real even the street looks real except for the fake miniature audience from WWE lol.

Monday, June 27, 2011

How do I get 1 of this?

U.S. airmen and contractors from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron operate MQ-9 Reaper killer drones at Kandahar air base in Afghanistan in November 2009.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bugatti Veyron RC

Here's a cool Bugatti Veyron RC drift, I love to have this toy. However, I don't think it's that fast.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Super Fast Turbine powered RC Jet

This radio controlled jet powered by a Jetcat P160 SE, has been lasered at 586 KpH. Whoa, it's amazingly fast and it should come with a pretty powerful controller just to maneuver this hell fire. Check it out:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Huge Aircraft Bomber with Jet Launcher

Check out this huge aircraft bomber with a jet launcher! The jet separates from the huge bomber aircraft in mid air, cool! Just ignore the music.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remote-Control Helicopter Driven by iPhone

IRemoco is a remote-control toy helicopter that you drive with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The $100 kit contains the chopper itself, along with a dongle which plugs into the dock connector of your iDevice and sends your instructions to the helicopter. The project — currently seeking funding on Kickstarter — differs from other IR ‘copters in the way you control it. Amazing!

Full story here

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I know this is old news for some but voice control RC helicopter is just mind-boggling.

 I found one on Ebay but it's not Taiyo, still looks awesome for $45.76.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Extremely Fast RC

Check this out its insane! I hope my RC can be this fast!

Welcome to the world of RC!

What is RC?

A remote control vehicle is defined as any mobile device that is controlled by a means that does not restrict its motion with an origin external to the device. This is often a radio control device, cable between control and vehicle, or an infrared controller. A remote control vehicle or RCV differs from a robot in that the RCV is always controlled by a human and takes no positive action autonomously.

Small scale remote control vehicles have long been popular among hobbyists. These remote controlled vehicles span a wide range in terms of price and sophistication. There are many types of radio controlled vehicles. These include on-road cars, off-road trucks, boats, airplanes, and even helicopters.