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On a recent episode of Mythbusters, they started talking about a video showing someone hydroplaning a motorcycle over a large area of water. They talked about the physics and how it may or may not work, and decided step one was to try it with RC motorcycles!

I’m surprised they didn’t give a call to our own hydroplane expert Craig the Crazy Ramp Builder! That guy can hydroplane anything! As always, it was cool to see someone showing off RC on television, and it seems our friends at Mythbusters usually give us what we want at least a few times a season! Also cool were the scale Jamie and Adam!


They tried a few times, but discovered in the hi-speed video that their RC motorcycle wasn’t hydroplaning, but just cutting through the water and riding the bottom, so they had to up it to a full scale tire. Might have to send this one over to Craig so he can show them how it’s done!

Now with video!

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Have you ever tried to hydroplane an RC vehicle? If so.. what? And how did it go? Let us know in the comments below..


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  1. Ragu broke a vow of silence to say:

    Got to love those Mythbusters!

  2. taylor swift said:

    that is one wicked stache

  3. GIGAWATTS said this nonsense:

    i missed it

  4. Brian opened their gaping maw and spake:

    Updated the post with video from the episode!

  5. Greenmutt's mouth spewed forth:

    Plan B is paddle tires. :D

  6. luke said:

    I think they should have tried deeper water, but yes, this was cool to see on tv. If anyone was wondering, the answer to the myth was Yes, motorcycle can ride ontop of water :)