UK-based product designer Witold Mielniczek has created the above prototype, which is both an off-road remote controlled car, and quadcopter. It’s called: B. As you would expect, the rear-wheel powered vehicle does drive about like a regular off-road RC car, but at the touch of a button can be airborne. Each wheel is “driven not by a center-mounted axle, but instead by cog mechanisms at the bottom of the rim. This leaves the center of the rings clear for four 7-inch propellers, which allow the vehicle to get airborne on the fly (no pun intended).” The wheels are flexible and have special mounts that allow for hard landings without breaking. A full charge of the battery gives you around 15 minutes of flying/driving time. And best of all is the inclusion of a 720p video camera that can record point-of-view footage to a Micro SD card. You totally shouldn’t go spy on your neighbors or anything because that’s probably illegal… We’re just saying that it’s something the B can do.
Of course, you’re going to have to pay for it. It’s doing the Kickstarter dance, and a pledge of $484 will get you a disassembled version with no remote while at $605, you’ll get it fully assembled and with an RC transmitter.
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