Now You're Talking: An R/C Car With Rocket-Powered Jump Capabilities

January 24, 2018

This is a video of Youtuber David Windestal demonstrating the R/C car he modified with a 120-pounds of thrust vertical rocket engine so it can jump over obstacles. And jump it does! I wish I'd had one of these when I was a kid, there's no way I wouldn't be an astronaut right now. Or have eyebrows or be able to grow hair on my face. And isn't that what being an astronaut is all about? "Melting your face off?" I don't know why I even bother trying to talk space with you, it's like talking to a sexy rock.

Keep going for the whole video, actual liftoff starts at 2:25, with a bunch of different angles following.

Thanks to Terrance, who agrees adding rockets makes everything better.

  • Nicholas Conrad
  • GeneralDisorder

    How hard is it to do thrust vectoring on a small scale? I know big time rockets spin to stabilize. Can we build a rocket that doesn't spin on the home builder scale? Seems really complicated.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Well, at least they nailed the landing!

  • Irina Abramovich

    1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here I am logging into my other account, under a disguised name, to write about how beautiful afterooster's wife is:

    I heard afterooster's wife is so beautiful and smart she ALSO built a rocket launcher but her's was shaped like a penis and everyone applauded.=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree, you're the cutest kitten in ALL of God's KNOWN EXISTENCE!=)=)=)
    Irina, let's have the rest of my hotdog for lunch soon and continue to throw up. I'm excited to throw up Chinese later today -- how about you?=)

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