I Would Totally Freak Out If I Saw This Man Flying on a Broom

For a second, I was stunned that a flying broom can lift a human into the air. Then I realized how silly I am. And then I secretly wished it were true that people could fly on brooms. Then I swore that some angles of the video looked real. And then I realized that it's just a super slick RC plane created to look like a … » 9/21/13 1:42am 9/21/13 1:42am

Top Gun 2008, the Movie (Without Cruise, Fortunately)

Not everything was about the stunning A-10 Warthog at last week's Top Gun 2008 competition, the largest R/C event in the world. 10,000 people watched the 120 invitation-only R/C airplanes competition—which included everything from from World War I Fokker fighters to WW2's Mustangs and Lightnings to Vietnam War's… » 4/29/08 10:30am 4/29/08 10:30am

Top Gun 2008: Biggest RC Airplane Competition in the World

Click to viewThey may not be made of LEGO or Star Wars-related, but if you like amazingly detailed, huge aircraft models—like the SR-71 above—head to Lakeland, Florida, and Top Gun 2008: the 20th anniversary edition of the biggest RC model competition in the world. It starts tomorrow, five days of pure nerdgasm » 4/22/08 4:30pm 4/22/08 4:30pm

Ghetto-Tech R/C Plane Tutorials: Cheap Aerial Video and Lego Autopilot

Chris Anderson, EIC of Wired, has a geek weakspot: R/C Planes. Here's a guide he wrote to turn shitty digicams, old parts from tripods, some cardboard and rubber bands into a budget aerial video solution. (Plane not include, and best used on a stable plane like the EasyStar.) Then, he jury-rigs some mindstorm kit into… » 3/27/07 12:46am 3/27/07 12:46am