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by Jay Garrett

24th January, 2018


Fancy yourself as a bit of a bedroom racecar driver? Even though you still can’t get the knack of setting off in a real car without it kangerooing across the carpark, there is hope for you to make your dreams come true yet.

Driving a high-performance car around a race track takes plenty of skill and practice. It usually also involves you working through lower classes of vehicle before you get to the real big guns. Furthermore, there’s usually a decent budget involved.

But, what happens if your wheel-skills are outgunned by your skills with a gaming controller?

The racing drone has four robots which operate the steering, transmission, brakes and throttle. There are also six computers at the back of the car looking after the controls.

The Dualshock PS4 controller used for the GT-R/C is unmodified, but has a range of one kilometre.

Fastest radio-controlled car?

On its fastest lap of 1:17:47, the Nissan GT-R/C averaged 76 mph (122 kph) and reached a top speed of 131 mph (211 kph). Not bad.

For safety, there’s a Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor that sends speed data to an LCD screen in the helicopter.

There’s also two independent safety systems on separate radio frequencies, which will allow two different operators to brake or cut the engine if required.

Following the demo run, the Nissan GT-R/C will be toured around to schools in the UK to promote STEM education.

That’s a great and noble cause, but when can I have a go?

Posted in: Cars & Auto

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GadgetNET's Bass playing gadget junkie and UK correspondent has captained the GadgetyNews good ship for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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