The RC Contest is looking for anything and everything wirelessly controlled. It can be a custom built RC car, a remote controlled light switch, or even a device controlled over wifi. If it is a device that you control without wires, you are good to go. Enter any Step-By-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable and you can win a number of cool prizes, like a super-scale RC fighter jet, a gas-powered RC monster truck, or a smartphone controlled Quadrocopter. If you have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to share your RC innovations, this is it! All systems are go!

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 2, 2012.

The Remote Control Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

13 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner) - winner take all!

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a HSP Monster V2 Radio Remote Control Nitro Gass Off-Road Monster Truck and a Super Hornet 3D Vector Thrust Aerobatic Radio Remote Control Electric Ducted Fan RC Fighter Jet. Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (2 winners)

FIRST PRIZE (2 Winners)

Two First Prize winners will receive a Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter Controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices. Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack

Second Prize (10 winners)

SECOND PRIZE (10 Winners)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive 3Ch Syma Red S301G Radio Remote Controlled RC Helicopter. Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 7, 2012 and Jul 2, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Remote Control Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.