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.


42 thoughts on “Take To The Skies With This Flying RC Superhero

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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? :(

  5. 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.

  6. 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”

  7. 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!

  8. 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

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