Last month Plantraco introduced a micro spitfire RC plane. This month, they bring us a 1/72nd scale Messerschmitt Fighter. I have no idea what a Messerschmitt Fighter really is, but it looks pretty darn cool. Now you can buy both and go head to head in aerial combat. On second thought, that's probably a really [...]
Remember the tiny Carbon Butterfly R/C plane from Plantraco that I reviewed two years ago? Now they are offering a 1:72nd scale Spitfire radio controlled airplane that has a wingspan of only 6 inches. Too cool!
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to play with all sorts of R/C (remote controlled) cars,planes and helicopters. I've even flown an
R/C UFO. But until now, I'd never controlled
an R/C submarine. But now I can say that I have, because Trend Times Toys sent me the Sub-Sonic XP R/C Submarine to review.
There are all kinds of small RC flying toys on the market these days. We've reviewed our share of them here on the Gadgeteer. They are fun to play with, but I really am not very good at flying them. If I take one outdoors, it ends up on the roof. If I fly indoors, I tend to crash them into walls, people's heads, etc. Some people can fly RC toys and some can't. If you find yourself in the same group as me, then you'll love the Intelli UFO from Trend Times Toys. Anyone can fly this one!
This week's video quick look review comes from the Gadgeteer Kid. He takes a look at the Rechargeable Desktop Mini R/C Ferrari FXX Enzo car from Brando's Toy Shop.
Last year at this time, I reviewed my very first RC helicopter. It was the PicooZ from HobbyTron. I guess it's only fitting that almost one year later, that I review a step up from the PiccoZ; today I'm going tell you about the Hornet 3.
Here's another indoor remote controlled airplane for those of you that have problems controlling RC helicopters. This is the Aero Soarer from Takara Tomy. Brando sent one over for me to tear up. I mean play with. :o)
In the past 12 months, HobbyTron has
sent me several RC helicopters to review, but today I'm going to tell you about
something a little different. HobbyTron has a new offering; the Silverlit Palm-Z
RC airplane. Silverlit is the same
company that created the tiny PicooZ helicopter.
HobbyTron sells a lot of really cool RC flying and driving toys. They recently sent me the BladeRunner II. I was really surprised that they would trust me with another RC helicopter as I had totally destroyed the AH-64 Apache helicopter that they had sent me earlier in the year. After I had tried it, I was convinced that RC copters were just too hard to control. I'm happy to report that this is not the case with the Bladerunner II.
If you're a fan of tiny RC (remote controlled) race cars, you'll have a blast with the Q-Steer from Takara Tomy. Brando sent me the Mazda RX-8 version. He carries several car types including a Hummer, Subaru, Nissan and Toyota.
Do you remember my review of the highly popular PicooZ RC Helicopter? The PicooZ is a really small radio controlled indoor flying toy with a price tag of less than $40. I had a lot of fun with that review, so I decided to go completely nuts and try out the $300 Carbon Butterfly indoor RC airplane from Plantraco.
Every year, there are a handful of toys that end up on the holiday gift wish lists of kids all over the country. I can remember 5 years ago when it was the Bit Char-G / Microsizer tiny remote controlled cars. Even my Dad stood in line at Radio Shack to get one (for himself!). This year one of the popular toys is again a remote controlled device. But this time it is not a car... it's a tiny helicopter called the PicooZ.
What fascinates we humans so much about robots? From the menacing Gort in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, to the lovable Rosie the robot maid in the Jetson's, robots continue to amuse and capture our imagination. Is it that we want to use them as beasts of burden, or as friendly companions? Whatever [...]
You might say that I am into the import scene… No, I am not attempting a remake of Fast and The Furious on the deserted stretch of road near my house, I have never owned a car with neon tubes of any kind, and the only time I use Nitrous is when I am having [...]
I have always loved tanks. There is something about the treaded behemoths that gets my testosterone running in rivers and before I know it, I am beating my fists against my chest and grunting like Tim Allen. So, when the opportunity came along to take a look at the Combat DigiQ series of radio-controlled tanks, [...]
What makes a product popular? I've asked myself that question for the past year after having posted a review of the Japanese Bit Char-G radio controlled car. That review continues to be one of the top 10 viewed pages on this site. It also has the most active comment forum here too. It's amazing that [...]
One of the best things about being a Gadgeteer is that I get the chance to play with all the toys that I never had as a child. We didn't have all that much going up, so I'm really making up for it now. :o) It also helps that I'm still a big kid at [...]
Can you believe that I've never had a remote controlled toy car? Yes, it's sad, but true... When I was a kid, I remember my Dad would go to the local hobby store to race small slot cars. I always thought they were so cool, but he didn't have a track set up at home [...]