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.

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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.

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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.