Even before we could bid adieu to the Hummer H2, its time to welcome the efforts of Dr. James Brighton from Cranfield University who has transformed the Hummer H3 into a remote-controlled vehicle. Using the real thing (right-hand drive H3) instead of the downscaled version, this “ultimate boy’s toy”, took about a month to be transformed. As Dr. James says “The results are clear – all controllers will be amazed by the handling ability – the best any radio-controlled vehicle has had to date. The vehicle is capable of climbing a 407mm vertical wall, traverse a 40% side slope and operate in up to 610mm of water – imagine the fun.”
(Full press release after the jump)
The Hummer H3 is available to order now from £26,495 ($53,000) on the road.
A TOY STORY- LIKE NOTHING ELSE
– HUMMER H3 converted into man-sized remote control car –
“…we don’t stop playing because we get old;
we get old because we stop playing.”
HUMMER, the world’s most iconic boy’s toy, has converted the new right-hand-drive H3 into the ultimate gadget for grown-ups – a life-sized remote-controlled car that definitely won’t be available in your local toyshop.
The hardy on/off-road vehicle has been converted to make life a little less dull – those lucky enough to have a play will experience the unrivaled agility and off-road capability of the new H3 from the palm of their hand.
Engineer Dr. James Brighton from Cranfield University transformed the HUMMER H3 into a remote-controlled vehicle to create the ultimate boy’s toy:
“Converting the HUMMER H3 into the super-sized remote control car took a month to complete but we’ve had lots of fun in the process.
The results are clear – all controllers will be amazed by the handling ability – the best any radio-controlled vehicle has had to date. The vehicle is capable of climbing a 407mm vertical wall, traverse a 40% side slope and operate in up to 610mm of water – imagine the fun”
Steve Catlin from HUMMER comments:
“HUMMER is like no other – as the ultimate workhorse, it is built for action and can handle off-roading with ease but also has a unique, iconic style.
What better way to show off the definitive big boy’s toy than converting the HUMMER H3 into a remote-controlled car?”
The HUMMER H3 is available to order now from £26,495 on the road. For more information visit www.hummer.com