One of the many reasons why we love RC cars is the opportunity to make them do what we otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to attempt in real life; whether it’s tearing up a loamy and jump-laden short course, grinding the curbs of a windy road circuit, or launching into the sky to complete a back flip, it’s much cheaper and safer to do these stunts with a transmitter in your hands than it is to strap into a bucket seat and do it yourself. After all, doing a back flip with an RC car is pretty straightforward: hit a steep ramp, keep the trigger clenched, and hope that you’re high enough to pull the front end around.
Heck, sometimes you don’t even need the ramp:
In order to do a back flip in a full-size car, however, you need more than just a fistful of throttle. You need a huge ramp, a safe landing area, a specially built car, and a driver brave enough to trust the engineering behind all of it. Of course, that doesn’t mean that stuntmen can’t take a cue from RC every once in a while.
After watching that, an RC backflip doesn’t seem quite as impressive…does it? Let us know what RC stunt you’d most like to see performed with a full-size car!