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Bladeless Drone: World’s First?

Stephano Rivellini was tired of larger drones being dangerous, due to their high-speed propellers. Even with prop guards, they can still catch fingers and nearby objects. His idea? Ducted fans with long tubes. The long tubes make it impossible to get a finger or hand into the fans. In fact, the design is so safe…
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Giant R/C Turbine Helicopter

At an indoor R/C show in Germany in 2018, Franz Lechner demonstrated his impressively large helicopter, an EC 145 rescue chopper. The audience waited patiently for liftoff, and they weren’t disappointed. The first thing that you notice is the size, then the beautiful red and white paint. After the power is switched on, you notice…
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Can a Leaf Blower Fly?

YouTuber Peter Sripol set out to answer this question. He wanted to see if you could take a (mostly) stock leaf blower, add wings and electronics, and fly. The initial discovery was that the gas-powered Ryobi blower didn’t have much thrust compared to its weight. Some different configurations to the nozzle were tried, without success.…
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Sparking Drift Tires!

Do you love all things drifting? How about sparks? Why not combine the two?! A tire company decided to embed strips of flint into the tires themselves. If you spin the wheels on the right kind of rough surface you’ll get sparks! How about that. The sparks are hard to see in the daytime, but…
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World’s Largest Racing Drone

What do you do when a company sends you large motors and motor controllers for free? You build a giant drone, of course! That’s what the guys at Flite Test did recently. They modeled a typical racing drone and scaled it up by a huge factor. They attached two real FPV cameras and a fake,…
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Flying Walmart R/C Boat!

No, you can’t buy this at the store. Youtuber Peter Sripol decided to modify a cheap boat from Wally World and see if he could make it fly. That’s no simple task! Boats are heavy, so the wings need to be big and the motors need to be powerful. Not only that, but pontoons need…
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Huge 1/4 Scale F-16 Takes Maiden Flight

You know you have a cool R/C jet when you have a guy standing by with a fire extinguisher! Imagine the stress of taking off and landing a newly-finished, expensive plane like the one below. This quarter scale F-16 replica is fitted with four turbine engines. The max speed isn’t clear, but the sound the…
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Giant R/C Metal Tank Kit

Who would’ve thought you could buy a heavy, metal, radio-controlled tank for yourself? Well, apparently you can! The guys at RCSparks took months building the kit that is available for about $6,500. There are several incredible upgrades, such as a sound kit (makes machine gun sounds), a recoil kit (for the main gun), and a…
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Cheap R/C Truck Challenge

Do you really need an expensive radio controlled truck in order to complete an off-road challenge coarse? One man put this idea to the test, with these four cheap trucks: Desert Wolf TG2 Rally Monster Desert Eagle Red Cat Modified Dog Ram The coarse consisted of grass, dirt, mud, and small hills. Of course, most…
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Man Catches Monster Bass With Drone

David Freiheit didn’t think it would work. He simply attached a lure to his DJI Phantom 2+ drone and started trolling. What happened next? Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Holy crab apples! Before he knew it, he had caught the biggest fish of his life! His reaction with his family is probably the best…
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