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Flying RC Aircraft Carrier

Flying RC Aircraft Carrier, Last year we saw the first launch of an RC Aircraft from an RC Carrier. Now we have the first launch AND landing of an RC Aircraft on a Flying RC Carrier.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Apr 22, 2014 - 16 comments

Flying Square of Cardboard.

Flying Square of Cardboard. [SLYT] It's a square of cardboard. That flies. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 20, 2013 - 41 comments

I believe I can fly

R/C cameraman Robert Mcintosh takes you soaring high above Santa Monica, Venice, and San Francisco. Float through the air as you glide along the beach and up through the spokes of the Ferris wheel over the Santa Monica Pier. Then head a mile or two south and get a bird's eye view of Venice's Muscle Beach. When your head has stopped spinning you can take in San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge or get away from it all (including the ground) out at at Vasquez Rocks. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Mar 10, 2013 - 44 comments

DIY Drones, or rather, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

Pretty stunning cockpit perspective footage of unmanned aerial vehicles interacting in close quarters, flying with a range of flyers (Echelon FPV). [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Jan 25, 2013 - 20 comments

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy

RC Helicopter Kung Fu (Warning! Very silly music!)
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 4, 2012 - 12 comments

Angry Birds With FLIR

"We finally flew our first thermal camera flight yesterday afternoon. About 10 seconds after launch my co pilot looked at the screen and said something like, 'We now have our very own predator drone'" A rice farmer in Louisiana had a real problem, feral pigs were coming out of the woods at night, into the rice fields, tearing up his crops and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. The only solution is to bring in hunters to shoot the pigs. Hunting feral pigs in waist high rice plants, in the dead of night, is very difficult. You have to be within 10 feet of them to shoot them and it can take hours to stalk them down. So the farmer calls his brother, an Electronic Warfare engineer who flies RC airplanes as a hobby. $5000 worth of electronics, including a $4500 infrared camera, are installed on a $80 model airplane, and the Dehogaflier is born!
posted by smoothvirus on Oct 18, 2011 - 52 comments

Do They Like Miles Davis?

Oh, my. These cows are ready to do the Charleston (with some practice, perhaps). These curious cows are only mildly skittish and love to exercise. Some light fun for a Saturday afternoon.
posted by glaucon on Sep 17, 2011 - 15 comments

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

Flying dreamlike around Venice Beach
posted by BeerFilter on Jun 10, 2011 - 39 comments

RC Superhero

Full size radio controlled superhero! via Geeks are Sexy
posted by cosmac on May 18, 2011 - 8 comments

Do a Barrel Roll!

An RC Helicopter, a bunch of fireworks, and hydrogen-filled balloons.
posted by empath on Jan 30, 2011 - 46 comments

Nnnnnnyyeeeoooooorrrrrr!

An RC flight around lower New York City Featuring nice, close passes of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.
posted by rouftop on Dec 2, 2010 - 39 comments

Invasion of the blue UFOs!

“It’s weird. You only see this type of stuff in movies. Just as long as we're here, I'm sure there are other things somewhere." In the past couple of months, strange blue lights have been appearing over towns across the USA: Anaheim, College Station, and outside of Washington DC. Many UFO buffs and conspiracy theorists believe this to be a part of an alien agenda to force the US Government to disclose alien existence, or perhaps a plot by NASA to overthrow all the world's religions. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Nov 10, 2010 - 52 comments

RC Helicopters Do Amazing Things

Most people consider the remote control helicopter quite intimidating. As a beginner, your first few hovers are pure white-knuckle terror. Thanks to negative pitch, these little helis can fly inverted. And some people can do truly awe-inspiring freestyle routines (this style of flying is called "3D"). Part of the reason they're so intimidating is that nearly every crash is a total writeoff. Keep in mind, these aren't Radio Shack toys; they sometimes kill people [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Apr 25, 2010 - 27 comments

What an RC plane sees when you shoot fireworks at it.

Planes, fireworks, and....AC/DC! An expensive RC plane and a crapload of fireworks is a great way to spend a late afternoon. (SLGM)
posted by shockingbluamp on Dec 26, 2009 - 24 comments

Where do the guns go?

RC version of a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird with real jet engines. (SLYT)
posted by lazaruslong on Aug 15, 2009 - 55 comments

Flying a model airplane in Brazil, with video!

First person video of Gabriel flying his model plane around Rio and landing it through the balcony of his 10th story apartment. Here's a greatest moments compilation that includes him launching and retrieving the plane from a boat, a moving train, through tunnels and around high rises. Here he is flying a plane with no engine, using only his car's windshield to generate lift. Also, RC Groups' "What to Buy For Video Piloting." Oh and Brazil is very pretty.
posted by geoff. on Feb 23, 2009 - 50 comments

Come on now! This is America. Time is money!

RC Model Crashes [youtube] B-52, P-51, RC Model crash filmed with an on-board camera, Monoplane crash, Thunderbolt crash, Dogfight and mid-air collision
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 25, 2007 - 16 comments

Faster than the average bear.

Teddy Bear Pilot.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 14, 2007 - 22 comments

Do you know how people will fly r/c planes in the future?

Do you know how people will fly r/c planes in the future? Canadian enthusiast Dennis (aka VRFlyer) rigs up a camera and VR googles to view the flight in real time. To complete his dream of virtual flying, he then adds a gyroscope, allowing him to control the camera's pan and tilt with head movement. Dennis explains more about his method and passion for VR flying in this RC forum.
posted by MetaMonkey on Sep 26, 2006 - 32 comments

The joys of tiny RC flight

This year has been a good one for those who like little things that fly: you can get ultra-tiny remote controlled planes (video), helicopters, (or a cheaper one), and ornithopters. Also, the HydroFoam, a boat/plane/hovercraft that caused quite a controversy in the RC world after its inventor posted a famous video of the vehicle in action, and others tried to copy the design while he worked to commercialize it. There are smaller RC aircraft still, but you can't have them yet.
posted by blahblahblah on Sep 22, 2006 - 30 comments

Woah.

For you: Amazing video of indoor precision musically choreographed aerobatic RC airplane flying. (From YouTube, of course.)
posted by loquacious on May 30, 2006 - 50 comments

A modern day Jules Verne, on a slightly smaller scale

Live steam creations. We've seen steampunk robots in artwork, and read about them in fiction, but now someone has gone and built real, radio-controlled, steam-powered creatures that roll and creep and swim.
posted by Gamblor on Feb 10, 2006 - 13 comments

Sony-Ericsson officially endorses upskirt photography

Sony-Ericsson officially endorses upskirt photography. (Flash, SFW)

"If you see some bright lights at about the height of your ankle, you'd better watch out."
posted by chrismear on Mar 20, 2005 - 42 comments

Remote Driver

Baby you can drive my car. Mini RC cars are all the rage but how often do you get to control a RC car in Tokyo from your browser. Bascule created a web interface for controling an RC car in their office, hooked up a couple of web cams on the track and now allows anyone with the Flash 6 plug-in to log in and drive their car for 60 seconds.
posted by DragonBoy on Jul 23, 2003 - 7 comments

Blimp assaults sleeping homeowner

Radio-controlled blimp: harmless toy, or minion of evil? Read the story, then decide. Too bad Zany Brainyis going bankrupt.
posted by kewms on Feb 27, 2003 - 32 comments

Radio-controlled robot snakes

Radio-controlled robot snakes Made by Adobe engineer Gavin Miller. Pages haven't been updated in a while, but movies are way cool. Robo-snake as ringbearer. Once I get my hands on enough of these, none shall escape my wrath. None! via Geisha Asobi Blog
posted by planetkyoto on Feb 16, 2003 - 10 comments

New type of RC plane going for around $100

New type of RC plane going for around $100 They're electric as opposed to gas powered, lighter than their gas powered cousins, and a fraction of the cost. I've always wanted to get into RC planes, but the cost was prohibitive until now.
posted by skallas on Dec 21, 2001 - 11 comments

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