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Old 09-29-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Quite possible the coolest thing to come out of the R/C world in a long time...

This is amazing, i'm not talking about the cars themselves, but actually being strapped into a remote drivers seat with a real steering wheel, real gas and brake pedals, etc. being able to race R/C in a first person perspective as opposed to third person like we've been doing since the conception of R/C racing. Even though they're using the system on 1/4 scale cars on the website, i'm sure it could be adapted for our 1/10 electric sedans and whatnot.

www.video-karting.com

I'm sure the prices are astronomical though .

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Old 09-29-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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That looks like fun, imagine if they raced using those.
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Old 09-29-2003, 08:57 PM   #3
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That is awesome i may try that on a smaller scale.
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:01 PM   #4
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Looks like you are playing Gran Turismo or something -- not much different. I like seeing my car in the real world instead of a glorified video game myself. It is pretty cool technology though.
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:01 PM   #5
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Sorry for the double post.

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Cool idea but not real up on the concept.......
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Hey guys. I race real karts and thats pretty cool. Even though you dont have to suck the G' forces, and feel the speed, it would lack the adreniline I would think. Having the G forces, speed, sound etc.. is the whole point of karting, I think a lot of people would prefer that a lot better.

Dont get me wrong, this is very cool and have showed a few of my friends. But I wonder if you can use it in like real cars to go to the store or something in, now thats a good idea.
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I have wireless video equipment which could easily be installed into a 1/10 scale car, probably even 1/18th also... The camera is about the size of a transponder and the sender is about 2"x2"x 3/4" inch thick and run off 8 AA batteries... It's not totall out of reach to do... But now it just becomes like playing a video game... You have a 1 dimensional view and no way to see or feel what the car is actually doing...
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Oh... I use this equipment to videotape my ex wife when I pick up and drop off my son... She has no idea... hehehe...
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Oh... I use this equipment to videotape my ex wife when I pick up and drop off my son... She has no idea... hehehe...
I bet she does now!!
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I race karts too and this is all very cool, but like fireblade said before it lacks the rush you get being in a real kart. You don't get the smell and the sounds and you also can't feel what the kart is doing. But I'd definatly like to try it out.
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How is this any different then playing a video game.
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How is this any different then playing a video game.
I think the biggest advantage over a video game is the real ability to adjust the car, and actually wrench on it compared to a video game's adjustable parameters. Punch in some numbers, and your dialed, where with a RC video car, you'd acually get to wrench, and fine tune, play with some settings. There is also the option to customize it, where with the video game, your stuck with what they give you.

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But when you crash in a video game you just hit the reset button.

It would probably be pretty cool, just not for me.
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It might be better if there was peripheral vision. . .side monitors.
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