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Bits Fun with Remote Control Vehicles

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 3 Aug 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Bumfluff101

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    Ha ha ha, the Remote Control Nerf Tank is classic
     
  3. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  4. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    No RC Ornithopters?

    I have a small ornithopter which is great fun to fly as long as there is no wind (or terratorial crows) about
     
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    No proper RC heli's? For shame.

    I have a (rebranded version of the) E-flite Blade CX2.
     
  6. erratum1

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    pah, their just toys. This is an rc car.

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    TheManicGibbon I have no idea what's going on

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    You guys must have so much fun in that office :p
     
  9. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    I want that RC Millennium Falcon!
     
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    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    The t-34 needs a taser so it can do its job a load better :D
     
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    Yoy0YO Lurky Lurker

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    I kept thinking of the terminator. I wish it were here. *sigh*
     
  12. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    On the subject of the grown-up geek nature of remote control vehicle, there recently was an interesting "human interest" type article in our local paper about an officer in the Texas Air National Guard.

    Major Jon Stiles lives and works here in Houston at Ellington Airport. Sitting in a windowless room, he remotely flies Predator drones in Afghanistan and Iraq. Although you mentioned that the UAV technology is prohibitively expensive (yet is seeing increasing demand), the Houston Chronicle article points out that the US military's inventory of drones has grown to over 6,500. I presume the latter figure takes into account all drones, not just the ones carrying weapons.

    Remotely controlled vehicles are indeed very cool technology that is not just limited to kitschy helicopters or Nerf guns. It's too bad that your list of the best RC cars didn't include one of the most awesome RC cars in all of Geekdom: The Opportunity Rover.
     
  13. Rogan

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    Too much science. ¬_¬


    I shall save thread.




    Fellow MW2 nuts it's an AA12 . Everyone's favourite noobcannon.
     
  14. iPEarl

    iPEarl I have a Mouse in my Purse!

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    Currently rebuilding a Kyosho Mini Inferno I've had for ages. Not a popular (or even heard of over here in SA) car but it should be a fun little car with a 7000/8000kv motor...
     
  16. jezmck

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    You mean "They're".
     
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    Pah, all toys! At work we have RC boats (~3.5m long, 200kg jobbies ), RC 6-wheel amphibious... thing (bout half a tonne/car sized) and soon we might also have an RC GWiz (don't ask). RC is fun :D
     
  19. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Any love for CO2 cars on Bit? They're stupidly cheap and provide plenty of fun hacking at blocks of balsa/beech wood with dremels and files!
     
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