30" RC SYMA Century Boat Radio Remote Control R/C Racing Yacht with Display Stand
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- Vector-push design for easy control
- Powered by 380 type racing motor for tremendous power
- 100% durable metal actuating mechanism
- Scale: 1/20
- Professional grade Hi-Capacity rechargeable battery pack and A/C adapter
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30" RC SYMA Century Boat Radio Remote Control Racing Yacht with Display Stand
- Professional Large Torsion Propeller
- Large Capacity Rechargeable Battery
- Powerful High Speed Motor
- Ready to Run out of the Box
- Standard Sub C 7.2V rechargeable Ni-Cd pack
- Speed: up to 20 mph
- Running time: up to 30 minutes
- Range: Up to 300 feet
- Dimension: 30"(L) x 8"(W) x 7"(H)
- For your safety, the boat will only run when it touches water
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First, an observation that it's not white as in the pictures but off-white. That's slightly annoying but tolerable.
The reason this is so inexpensive is that the speed controller for the motors and the AM radio receiver are one circuit board. It was well sealed up in it's container (good) but being one board means that any failure results in an entire new board. Also replacing the board will require soldering and I also doubt you can purchase just a new board. I don't recommend pushing this with a bigger voltage pack unless you don't mind modifying it as I'm going to since this being a toy-grade rather than a hobby-grade it's not really meant to be repairable.
Also, the speed controller is very simple. The motors are either fully on or off. What this means is that for going forward both motors come on full blast and then to turn the boat one motor will shut off completely and one motor will remain on fully. While this works it won't lead to nice smooth control or being able to slowly crawl around on the lake unless you "pulse" the throttle. Not surprising but this is what makes it so inexpensive compared to a hobby grade boat. I does seem to work however and the water sensor works as advertised so I can't really complain here for the price.
If I had one gripe it would be that they put the motors in a place where it will be hard to replace them due to there not being enough clearance to get a screwdriver in there and loosen the screws. They at least don't appear to be glued in (positive) but won't be easy to replace (negative). Might have to end up doing some cutting with the dremel tool if I need to replace them. This is the one item the average consumer should be able to replace but they main it more difficult to do so than it should be. Again, though, they don't really intend for you to be able to repair this boat.
Overall for $50 you can't really find anything better out there for the size. It's a nice platform for basic rc boating and will serve well enough for the modifications I have in mind. We'll have this boat automated with a microcontroller and upgraded speed controllers and radio in no time. :)
Yes, this boat may be junk. It's literally a Chinese made rc boat. It's very cheaply made. Or at least feels that way. But I really didn't have any complaints.
The boat has a safety feature where the motors will only run if it's in water. I think that's pretty neat. It also comes with extra propellers in case they break.
The boat is amazingly fast. Way faster than expected. I estimated 25mph. It handles waves pretty well. My grandpa also bought one and sealed the top with silicone to prevent water from getting inside the cabin.
Overall, definitely worth the thirty bucks I paid. 40? Sure. I'd say it's worth that. Over 80? No. Don't do it. I'd say my personal cutoff in price is, I wouldn't buy it if it was more than 50 bucks.
5/5 - will buy again.
Complaints: lower battery life than I want. (10-20 min with an hour charge time)
Cheap plastic (never broke though)
Range is insane. I think you'll lose sight before it stops working.
Speed is amazing. I was surprised.
Kid friendly. My 8yr old could drive it around fine in a lake.
Warning: too big for a pool. This thing needs space.
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