Homemade "drone" built out of an R/C F-16

September 04, 2011

This is the coolest video you'll watch this month. Basically, this guy installed a video camera in the cockpit of a radio-controlled F–16--the camera replaced the head of the fighter-pilot doll!--and then piped the video to video goggles he wore on the ground. The camera on the plane is synced with the movements of his goggles--it's as if he's in the cockpit when piloting the plane from the ground.

He also modified the dashboard to include an altimeter so he could see, within the goggles, the height of the plane. Oh, did I mention that the plane also has servo-controlled "rockets?"

Unreal. This whole damn project is unreal.

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