Most of these videos have been converted from VHS or Hi-8 tape, DVD or hard drive to digital. They were recorded between the years 1993 and 2005. None were edited so you can enjoy the raw footage.
These are all my personal videos and I wanted to share what RC was like a back when we were mostly building our own models, there were no Li-Pos and brushless motors were relatively new. Yeah, I know life is so much better now that the Chinese do everything for us. But I still enjoy building and tinkering with models.
The videos were taken at Mission Bay and various other venues. I hope you can suffer through the fuzzy images and shaky cameras and find something enjoyable.
When watching these old videos you might recall:
“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: There is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Outer Limits.
We now return control of your television set to you, until next week at this same time, when the Control Voice will take you to… The Outer Limits.”