Continuing the discussion from RC 1/10th scale Dominator:
Our original post was written before we had even thought of a design. This is the updated post, written after we have launched a website and a YouTube channel.
When we first mentioned the idea of an RC stormchasing vehicle, we were met with responses like:
And it wasn't just here on TVNcommunity, dozens of others across the internet (not to mention from face-to-face conversations) criticized and laughed at the idea. So what did we do?
We did (and our doing) exactly what people said was impossible! No, we have not gotten it into a tornado, and, the honest to God truth is that we probably never will.
We have finished the main body, although we still make frequent adjustments and plan on adding accessories like lighting and GoPro camera mounts.
Now we are taking it into the worst mother nature has to offer, from large hail to gust fronts.
Now one huge question still lingers. How much can it handle? We have tested the RC vehicle in front of 80 MPH tennis ball machine, so we know it can handle some smaller debris. But what about baseball sized hail and 90+ MPH winds? We don't have professional labs, so we will have to wait and find out when the next severe storm is in the area.
Stay tuned for epic videos on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzJNxGK30RH5_CEKxWGdvw/feed
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PS: we don't have a name for our vehicle yet, so we need you to help! If you know of a name that describes our RC vehicle, leave post below!