Are you a fan of the AMC cult-favorite Walking Dead? Want to have some creepily realistic Halloween props this year? Create your very own Walking Dead Crawling RC Zombie. Start your project early for the season, or just build one to share your love of the show.
Wes Bourn created these ultra-realistic moving crawling zombies. It is fully functioning with wood, some fabric, and a few RC parts thrown in the mix. Imagine having a few in the yard and making them come alive to unsuspecting house guests!
While the instructions are a bit basic and sparse, there are pics and a guideline for starting your own on Bourn's site. There is also a really great Youtube crawling zombie video to see what it will look like when it is all complete.
Should you build one, whether for your next Walking Dead theme party or for a Halloween decoration, do submit pics to the About.com Radio Controlled Vehicles site so that we can see them!
There are many popular movies that have featured radio controlled vehicles. Perhaps the single most popular instance of this is the Dead Pool featuring Clint Eastwood. That movie had an Team Associated RC10 gold car in a pivotal scene. Some other movies that have RC cars include Ocean's 11 with a New Era 1/4 scale Bronco, Toy Soldiers with a Traxxas Stampede, the Manhattan Project with a Tamiya Subaru Brat, Bad Boys 2 with a Tamiya TXT-1, and Fred Claus with a string of HPI Baja 5b's on the workshop tables. For video of the Ocean's 11 and the Manhattan Project's RC inclusion, click the links.
Do you have more? Sound off in the comments and let us know even more movies with RC cars featured!
If you are looking for two non-racing apps for your smartphone or tablet, here are two tools that could be of use to you. First up is the RC Cheat Sheets app by Team Associated. This app has over 100 cheat sheets to help with setting up your RC car or truck. There are plenty of full color photos to help you along as well. Next up is the RC Final Gear Ratio Lite, an app that is a no-frills way to set up your gear ratio and a bit more. To read up on these two apps, see the embedded links. Also check out all the RC apps we have under our new RC Apps and Games category.
I've started a listing of RC manufacturers with their contact information. These are all current, and if you have a suggestion to include, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that this list isn't complete at all and is always being added to. I look forward to having a complete directory of manufacturers for you.