REMOTE CONTROL STATE OF THE ART

Innovators and enthusiasts from remote realms tell us what’s on their radars.

BY GARETH BRANWYN

We tapped industry leaders and hobbyists on the shoulder, and asked them a simple question: What are you most excited about in the realms of remote control and teleoperation right now?

Jim Bourke, owner of RCGroups (rcgroups.com), tireless advocate of all things R/C

I’m continually amazed by the dedication and engineering prowess of R/C modelers. Here are just a few cutting-edge areas of the hobby:

People are equipping model planes and helicopters with tilt and pan rigs and micro cameras, broadcasting live first-person video (FPV) to video goggles and head-tracking systems. This makes for the ultimate sense of realism ...

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