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… » 9/21/13 1:42am 9/21/13 1:42am

Watch These Fake Flying People Freak Out New York City

We don't usually geek out to manufactured viral marketing fluff, but trust us, this video is pretty good. The marketing team behind the movie Chronicle flew three human shaped RC planes around NYC to make it look like real people were magically flying. From the ground, it really looked like you were watching a… » 1/30/12 4:07pm 1/30/12 4:07pm

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