Take to the skies with this flying RC superhero


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s….

A flying RC super hero?

No, you’re not imagining things. Maker [Greg Tanous] loves both RC airplanes and super heroes, so he thought it would be awesome to combine his two loves into one spectacular toy. The RCSuperhero comes in two flavors, measuring 75″ and 57″ tall. The larger plane can be purchased as a kit, but the smaller unit is only available in plan form.

The flying superhero weighs in at just about three pounds, and is constructed from foam, carbon fiber, and various other lightweight materials. When using the recommended motor, the RCSuperhero can be launched from a standing position, doing away with the need for runways. The craft looks to be just as maneuverable as any regular RC airplane, making it easy for any seasoned pilot to pick up the controls and get started.

RC planes are pretty cool, but we’ve got to admit that the idea of a vertically launching, flying superhero sounds like a lot of fun!

Stick around to see [Greg’s] RCSuperhero in action.


  1. Marc says:


  2. sneakypoo says:

    Now I could be all serious and type a well thought out response, or, I could just do this:
    That’s fucking awesome!

  3. L1nk3D says:

    That is pretty awesome I do have to say!

  4. Limey says:

    Where’s the cape? Would look so much more like a superhero with a cape.

  5. andrew says:

    Awesome.. He should paint it gold and red, and put some lights on it’s palms to look like ironman.

  6. Squintz says:

    That’s awesome.

  7. mark g says:


    A cape would probably: cause excessive drag, kill lift, and possible foul the prop.

  8. Stevie says:

    So that’s how they do it in the Hollywood films!

  9. Colecago says:

    That looks kinda creepy

  10. karl says:

    All it’s missing is a ‘phone booth to pop out of.

  11. GPPK says:

    That. Is. Awesome!!

    How does it fly? I can’t see from the video…

  12. andar_b says:

    I wonder how long before this gets sighted and reported to the local news and the so-called journalists try to make up something?

    Remember the one that said Jupiter was a UFO?

    It is totally cool from the videos, though a cape made from touile or tissue paper or something would make it even better. Still, without the cape this definitely has the “It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no – it’s a Superhero!” silhouette.

  13. Vampyredh says:

    All I have to say is……


    I WANT I WANT!!!!!

    Dude you are about to make many of my kind very happy and yourself a very rich man.

  14. M4CGYV3R says:

    Even from the angles it doesn’t look like a normal person-type superhero, it looks like a friggin’ transformer or something…so it’s just that much cooler.

  15. pRoFlT says:

    i have some small helicopters and thought getting a RC plane again would be great. but like everyone has said THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!

  16. John says:

    That is way too cool.

  17. Phil Burgess says:

    OMG, this would’ve been the greatest thing to have whizzing around on Rapture Day!

  18. ferdie says:

    i wand one
    but it look even cooler if it come as a ironman version the feet have alredy the lights

  19. nikescar says:

    That looks pretty convincing from a distance. Great idea!

  20. AllThatJazz says:

    Proof that with enough power, you can make a lawnmower fly. Oh wait, they already did that…

  21. This is really awasome…!

  22. MrX says:

    Holly sh**!!! This totally wins the HaD award of the year!! That guy has some really nice aeronautics skills! Serious, paint me impressed!

  23. Max says:

    Wouldn’t it have been easier to come up with a way for a regular person to fly with rocket propulsion built into gloves and boots like Iron Man?


    Can we do it anyway? :(

  24. Patrick says:

    What’s the Big Deal.

    I can fly like that all by myself.

  25. Patrick says:

    I live near the White House, so I think it would be fun to have it zip by El Presidente during an out door event, just for fun of course.

    Though, I’m sure the Secrect Service would shoot it down, and I’d never see it again.

    On second thought maybe that’s a bad idea. Never mind.

  26. joesugar says:

    This guy just raised, nay destroyed, the bar for the rest of us.

  27. Scott says:


  28. j8g8j says:

    This is sooooo cool! How does it land? By parachute?

  29. arnold says:

    Now all we have to figure out is how to reduce the effect gravity has on our bodies to the point where we only weigh 3 lbs!

  30. andar_b says:

    One of his other vids shows he has tiny landing gear on his pecs and chin, plus skids on his toes.

    Battery powered too.

  31. DrSinister says:

    Why does everyone want to be a “super hero” ?

    Being a “super VILLAIN” is much more fun.
    (a la “Evil Overlord”).

    Or perhaps the morally ambiguous
    “man-with-no-name” personifed by Clint Eastwood

    Being a “super hero” makes one adhere to
    a moral code of conduct.

    Super Villains (and Evil Overlords) have no
    such constraints.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me I have some prisoners
    to execute (corrupt politicans and cops). No
    pretentious moral high ground here, just dig
    a hole in the desert (a la Joe Pesci’s style
    in Goodfella’s). Street Justice, not “super hero”

  32. ed says:

    nice, you guys know how to have fun and thrills

  33. m1ndtr1p says:

    Here’s another video with LEDs in the eyes, both hands and feet… All its missing is a red and gold paint job.

  34. robomonkey says:

    It’s Ultraman!

  35. Richard says:

    I want one…

  36. MrX says:

    I can already see the people owning the rights over “Iron Man” selling Iron Man rc airplanes based on his design…

  37. Sam says:

    Edna: It will be bold! Dramatic!
    Bob: Yeah!
    Edna: Heroic!
    Bob: Yeah. Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots…
    Edna: [throws a wadded ball of paper at Bob's head] No capes!
    Bob: Isn’t that my decision?
    Edna: Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.
    Bob: Listen, E…
    Edna: November 15th of ’58! All was well, another day saved, when… his cape snagged on a missile fin!
    Bob: Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb…
    Edna: Stratogale! April 23rd, ’57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!
    Bob: E, you can’t generalize about these things…
    Edna: Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! No capes!

  38. robo says:

    Like everyone has said THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!
    Put some lasers and plasma cannons on it and send it to Pakistan!

  39. Vampyredh says:

    he did do a cape version.

  40. Aviator747 says:

    I used to fly rc years ago. That is pretty slick. I have seen flying witches, porsches and lawnmnowers. I am suprised this one hasn’t been done.

    /demented mode

    Push this setup off of a bridge or tall structure. And before it hits the ground, fire it up and fly away. hehe

    /demented mode off

  41. John says:

    I hope the modelling community can continue to dazzle us with innovation and creativity of this magnitude without FAA restrictions!

  42. Viola Ladt says:

    Thank you, you now have me thinking a little different, Thanks

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