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The lives of six U.S. soldiers were saved by a modified remote-controlled truck, according to an Army officer stationed in Afghanistan.
Sent to Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden back in 2007 by his brother Ernie, the toy truck was the creation of Ernie and Kevin Guy, the owner of a hobby shop in Rochester, MN. Along with sporting a desert-camouflage paint job, the truck was also mounted with a small video camera that transmitted footage to a monitor mounted on Chris’ rifle.
In an email to Ernie, Chris Fessenden wrote that the truck had been responsible for locating at least four explosive d
Originally posted by hawkiye
Cool story! This is exactly why no modern army would ever be able to defeat American citizens on their own soil including thier own government troops.
Originally posted by James1982
Back when I was racing R/C I had always thought about how easy it would be to strap a cam on one and use it for this very purpose.
Traxxas makes stuff more aimed at the entry level R/C enthusiast, not the racing scene, but there stuff sure is durable which is probably why it worked out so well for them. The brushless Stampede can indeed reach some impressive speeds with HV lipo packs.
Too bad they probably won't put these into service on a larger scale. I guess $600 or so for a unit is too cheap for the government, they rather spend $20,000 on something that does the same thing.