The fact that this flying, fire-breathing dragon is a remote-controlled flying, fire-breathing dragon shouldn’t make this achievement any less impressive. The “Mythical Beast” is 7.5 feet long, has a 9-foot wingspan, light-up eyes, a swivelling head, and yes, it both flies and shoots fire. The only thing that isn’t awesome about it is that it’s not for sale, but was made by Rick Hamel to show off at the 2012 Toledo R/C Show and make us all desperately want one. The video above just gives a good look at the “Beast;” to see videos of it in flight and breathing fire, hit the jump. Thanks to Chris T. for the tip. (Via Geekologie)
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