remote conrtrol designs

Does any body know of any cool remote control designs out there?

thanks

Remote Control in terms of cars, planes, boats etc?

In planes, electric brushless is all the rage - simple foam designs are opening up planes to everyone for less cost. Search for 'Brushless Foam RC Planes" and prepare to be inundated. Also, helicopters have become available to everyone as a result of the new electric brushless setups. People fly them indoors, in back yards etc… Check out: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/

In cars, there are tons of cool designs in the off-road arena, as well as 4wd electric. These guys make some neat stuff and give an idea of the crazy after market design that’s going on: http://www.racinghardcore.com/

1/5th scale (to me) is the pinnacle though, because of realism - check out:

http://www.fg-modellsport-gmbh.de/NeueSeiten_E/Xprod_F1_e.html

The F1 car is unreal.

I’ve designed a bunch of after market parts and such for a manufacturer, and it was a really fun project.

are you thinking of TRANSMITTER designs?

i’ve wondered for years why transmitter housings are now more ergonomic and why all that weight has to be held in your hands.

if the transmitter was broken down into two pieces, a hand held unit, and a belt mounted unit, i would thnk that it would be much more comfortable to use.

it’s been a while since i flew … ten years maybe. the big names were Futaba, Airtronics, JR… don’t know what’s out there now.

i’ve wondered for years why transmitter housings are now more ergonomic and why all that weight has to be held in your hands.

what I meant to say : i’ve wondered for years why transmitter housings are NOT more ergonomic …

sorry i meant example TV, Hifi, DVD remote

long live the Porkchop!

Read this article from the NewYork Times, you may have to register first though.

Found this cool remote by philips:


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