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22" Blazingly Fast Balaenoptera Musculus Racing RC Boat
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- Super Fast Electric Powered Radio Controlled Boat
- Three Function Radio Transmitter
- Powerful Twin Motor System
- Approx. Speed: 25+mph
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Controls are very simple, really just two switches: left engine one/off and right engine on/off. The control box has: go, forward on the left control and right or left turn on the right control. The left control switches both engine to full on (no throttle control, just full-on/off) and the right control shuts off one engine or the other (left or right), to turn. It turns quite tightly (without a rudder.) But by "pulsing" the left or right control, you can make the boat execute broader turns. It gets up and planes almost instantly. It's quite fast. At the beginning of a full charge, it might be doing the advertised 25 mph. 15 mph is more like it most the time.
The good: Price! Runs well, easy to use, seems to have good RF range, fast, tough hull, ships very little water. Be sure to pour out the water and leave it open to dry out between runs.
The negative: Short battery life. I'd guess I'm getting 15 minutes of operation with a full charge. It takes about 5 hours to charge. I have been looking for spare battery packs and couldn't find any. I ended up buying parts and I will be making my own battery packs (try BatterySpace.com and Radical RC online.) Runs on a set of 6 standard "Sub C" cells, wired in series, with a shrink wrap around it and a connector used for Tamiya RC cars. The RC hand unit requires 8 AA cells.
Wow... the boat is quick. Do not expect to use this in a kiddie pool. The boat can only go forward, and turns by cutting power to one of the two props. Don't lets its turning method discourage you I was shocked at how tight the turns were. I would estimate a turning radius of 2 feet or so.
The only down side is the charge time vs play time, but even then it is great fun and well worth it. And yes I kicked everyone's tail at our race ;-)
I really went crazy with this boat trying to figure out the problem and RCToyVillage was how should I say....less than helpful. The good news is if your boat doesn't work, this 5 minute fix may very well get it to function properly. All you need is a soldering iron, you don't even need any extra solder. Shame on the manufacturer for letting this issue go, but with a Chinese factory, what are you gonna do? Maybe they aren't going to take over the world after all if they can't even get a remote control boat right! Anyway, I hope my little fix helps some of you that are experiencing this frutrating problem.
When I first tossed this in the water I was very impressed with the speed but my I was totally sold watching how quickly it turned. This has the tightest turning radius of any of my boats and is the most fun to run.
One precautionary note: I had a collision right of the bat when testing this against a friend's boat and it knocked the battery loose. The shape of the batter is different than all my other boats and it seems top heavy. The battery flopped around the interior of the boat and broke those internal props that had so impressed me... so a little duct tape or quick check after a collision or jump might be recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ran good and super fast for the first 2 times , then one of the motors burnt out even before the battery was discharged and the boat would only go around in circles. Read morePublished 5 days ago by R. Albert
THIS IS THE WORST RC BOAT I EVER BOUGHT,
1. SHORT BATTERY LIFE
2.WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE FIRST TIME (RIGHT) BUTTON DIDN'T WORK
3. Read more
I ordered 2 of these and one of them the remote didn't work properly and quit after the second time using it. The other seems to be ok.Published 1 month ago by M. Ell
Only drawback is that the company doesn't make even one with a different frequency so a person could be two and race.Published 1 month ago by Scott
Very cheap poorly built I do not recommend this to anyone although it is fast for such a cheap phone the quality very low I sent it back I would not even give it a one star but you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Cagle
Not good. Didn't last long at all, battery life was really short. I gave it as a gift to my dad and he only uses it once or twice before it brokePublished 3 months ago by E. Castner
Wiring was bad to the charger. Never even got it in the water.Published 3 months ago by Kristine Kline
We followed all of the directions, but the product is faulty.
Once the boat got more than about ten feet away from the remote control, it would stop working. Read more